30 April 2016

John Henry Fiegenbaum

and

Katherine M. Maun

124 West Brady Street

Tulsa, Oklahoma

photo of home on Brady Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma; about 1924-1925.  From Fiegenbaum-Gerber family; all rights reserved.
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124 West Brady Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma

124 West Brady Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma

John Henry and Katherine Margarete (Maun) Fiegenbaum rented a portion of this home at 124 West Brady Street while they lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, very early in their marriage. Perhaps the side door, towards the rear, was the entrance to their apartment?

In 1997, J. W. Fiegenbaum wrote down recollections of the early part of his life.

I have no memories of Oklahoma. I was born in Tulsa. Somewhere in a calendar book I have written down the address – Brady Street. I recollect hearing enough to make me conclude that it was a very small affair – maybe one room. My mother once mentioned that she and I were almost gassed to death – a leaking gas stove. My father found us in the nick of time. In one of my mother's photo albums, there are some pictures of the house, and some of the friends of the family, in which my parents are pictured. My father’s employment was in the oil industry as a welder. In 1926, we were in Miami, Oklahoma where Dorothy was born, September 13, 1926.

John worked only a few blocks away from this house. His business card from the time indicates that he did oxy-acetylene welding on automobiles at 115 North Main Street.

John and Katie's first child, J. W. Fiegenbaum, had a strong feeling that he was born in this house, but he could not be certain. He claimed to have been too preoccupied with other matters at the time to worry about just where all the fuss was taking place. Which makes one wonder how he could manage to remember the street address after all these years. Perhaps if one counld identify the large stone building behind the house (in the first picture), with the word "Auto" clearly visible, one could confirm J. W.'s memory.

In the first picture, the lady on the front porch is not a family member and can no longer be identified. The same must be said of the children in the yard in the 2nd photo.

photo of 124 West Brady, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma; about 1924-1925.  From Fiegenbaum-Gerber family; all rights reserved.
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124 West Brady Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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