My dear Cousin,
I will now try and answer your letter. I was real glad to hear from you. I did not know as you would answer it seeing as it was so long since you wrote to me before I answered it but I hope I will be a better correspondent in the future. I am going back to Uncle Wirt’s in a couple of weeks I guess so if you will wait until I get settled & write again you will know where to write to me and perhaps who to for dear Cousin. I expect to change my name in the course of a week or two and if I do I will go to
what the name is that you write to.
Oh how my head aches today. I am as near sick as I have been in a good while and have not done anything but sit around or lie on the lounge to day but I have just had me dinner & feel better so I will finish this now. I don’t know when I will have time again if not now for I must go to sewing this afternoon any way headache or no headache.
I went down to Herman’s yesterday afternoon and had a splendid visit they are all well now.
Well this is a nice writing is it not but I am in a hurry
I don’t know if Martha will write any now or not. I thought I would because I want to go to town tomorrow.
Deette’s name is Bullen so if you have not heard from her yet I will send you her directions it is
Mrs W R Bullen
Well I guess I have written all there is except we are all well as usual.
Write when you can if you can in two weeks after that I will not be here.
Ever your Cousin
Ella announces her imminent marriage but tells Annie nothing about him! I don't believe this was her Iowa farmer. She also doesn't provide the first name of Deette's new husband but Deette will provide that in the next letter.
Uncle Wirt was her mother's brother, Marshall Wirt Wisner. Her brother, Herman Hall lived in Avon, Lake Co, IL at the time of the 1880 census. Her sister, Elizabeth Belden, lived in Waukegan, Lake Co, IL and her daughter, Hermia was four years old at the time of her visit.
For more see:
Carlisle - Wisner Letters
Family of William Wisner
Descendants of Maryetta Wisner
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Hall, Ella L (