|1902 photo of Maria Johanna Richter (June 1, 1859 - April 1948) age 43.|
Maria Johanna Richter was the mother of my paternal grandmother, Huldah Antonia (Hasselbaum) Tew. Maria was born in Germany June 1, 1859 and came to the United States in or around 1882 at about age 23. On September 19, 1886 she married Anton Hasselbaum in Providence, Rhode Island. Together they had six children (1 boy and five girls) all of whom lived to adulthood. My grandmother and her twin sister, Josephine, were born on July 16, 1898 in Providence and they were the next to youngest. The only boy, Oscar, was born on August 8, 1889 in Providence and he was the second-born child. The other children were Mary (born in 1888), Olga (born in 1896), and Helena (born in 1901).
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