Early 1900s autograph album that belonged to Caroline Stein of Westphalia, Indiana.
The album is approximately 5-1/2" x 3-1/2" and contains 25 signed pages and three Victorian scraps.
From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]
Caroline Stein was born 13 June 1896 in Indiana, daughter of Charles Christian Stein and wife Pauline "Lena" Carolina (Schmutz) Stein.
According to a reader, Caroline spent most of her life in southern Indiana where she taught home economics and was considered a talented chef. She married and, with that, acquired a step son but had no children of her own. She died in 1966.
Caroline's siblings were:
- Della Louise (Stein) Evans, 1889-1983
- Edward H. Stein, 1891-1965
- Hilda (Stein) Russell, 1894-1969
- Willard Stein, 1902-1980
Caroline's father Charles Christian Stein signed a page in Caroline's album in 1905.
Her mother, Pauline "Lena" Carolina (Schmutz) Stein signed a page in 1903.
Caroline's sister Hilda Stein signed two pages in 1903.
A reader believes that Hilda signed the page below as well. [Note: this is amended from the original.]
Caroline's sister Della Stein signed a page in 1905.
Caroline's brother Edward Stein may have signed the page below.
Caroline's cousin Anna Stein signed a page.
Caroline's teacher Frances Adelia Scudder of Edwardsport, Indiana, signed a page.
If you have corrections to the information above or information on any of the people mentioned above or in the list of signers below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.
Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order by surname (not necessarily given name)
- Rastus of Westphalia, Indiana
- Dottie Dimble or Dottie Dimple; this could be the name of a character from children's literature rather than the signer's actual name.
- Ottilie Graeper
- Carolyn Graeper of Evansville, Indiana, 1903
- Emma Graeper of Evansville, Indiana, 1903
- Mary Hughes
- Elsie Ireland
- Henry F. A. Meier of Edwardsport, Indiana, 1903
- Clara Pieper
- Myrtle Rose
- Frances Adelia Scudder of Edwardsport, Indiana; Caroline's teacher
- Pearl Ruby Slawson
- Caroline Stein, album owner
- Eddie Stein
- Anna Sten
- Hilda Stein of Westphalia, Indiana, 1903; Caroline's sister
- Della Stein of Westphalia, Indiana, 1905; Caroline's sister
- Hilda Stein of Westphalia, Indiana, 1903; Caroline's sister; signed another page
- Paulena "Lena" Caroline (Schmutz) Stein, 1903; Caroline's mother
- Charles Christian Stein, 1905; Caroline's father
- This could be another page signed by Caroline's sister Della Stein; has another name in different handwriting, possibly Vesta Frends
- Effie Underwood of Edwardsport, Indiana, 1905
- Ruth Waymier