Search for content in message boards

Ollinger Bruce Dry Dock Co

Replies: 19

Re: Ollinger Bruce Dry Dock Co

Posted: 1231097768000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bruce, Ollinger, Becker
Hello Trish,
How great that you posted to the list. Are you a descendant of Martin F. Bruce? If so we are cousins a time or two removed.

How remarkable that the Bruce House was built with ship building technology. When Martin's older brother August Freidrich Bruce built a house at 352 Scott Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he too used ship building techniques.

Of course ship-building and ship-caulking, as well as sailing, were the traditional occupations of the Bruce men.

There were three brothers. The oldest, August F. Bruce, stayed in Milwaukee, married Apollonia Becker and had nine children including my great-grandfather Martin P. Bruce. Martin F. Bruce went to Florida, married Margaret Ollinger and had five children. The youngest brother, John, went to the San Francisco and Oakland area of California, worked as a ship caulker and apparently never married.

I am happy to share more about the Bruce family if you are interested. Why not write to me at barbara_petura @ yahoo.com [remove the spaces in the address].

Thanks again for posting.
Barbara
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
boollinger 1216048725000 
wilksjoshua1 1222736543000 
BPetura 1222746692000 
creativewavei... 1230696584000 
CharOllinger 1230706498000 
patricia5261 1296271040000 
BPetura 1231097768000 
patricia5261 1296233992000 
BPetura 1296239742000 
patricia5261 1296269849000 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic