Your are looking at an identified postcard from STANLEY H. TIEDEMAN to ALMA KLUESS aka KLUEHS of MIDDLETON, DANE, WI. This postcard is in very nice shape (see scans for condition).
The writing on the postcard is as such:
"I go to school every day. Stanley H. Tiedeman" to
"Miss Alma Kluess, Middetown, Wis", Dated March 29, 1921, mailed from RICHLAND CENTER, WI.
NOTES: KLUESS is most likely spelled KLUEHS, MIDDETOWN is MIDDLETON. Another thing I find odd is that the post card is in cursive. At the time this postcard was written, STANLEY is only 5 years 2 months old. Maybe they learned cursive at an earlier age back then but it almost looks like an adults handwriting so it may be his father or grandparents writing (just a guess).
I have done some research on the names and this is what I've come up with:
STANLEY H. TIEDEMAN was born January 5, 1916, WISCONSIN to OLIVER JOHN TIEDEMAN and NORA DAVIS (taken from his obituary) and he died February 2005. STANLEY was already living with his grandparents in MIDDLETON, DANE, WI. by the 1920 census so mom died between 1916-1920. I know she died because OLIVER does lists himself as a widow in census records.
STANLEY'S grandparents were EDWARD HERMAN TIEDEMAN and CAROLINE "CARRIE" HINRICHS (see Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908). EDWARD was born MAY 1859, GERMANY and his parents were HERMANN & CAROLINE TIEDEMAN.
HERMANN TIEDEMAN (1828-1912) & CAROLINE SCHUSTER (1835-1894) had the following children:
In 1880 HERMAN'S mother SOPHIA was living with his family, she is listed as 72 and born in BAVARIA.
CAROLINE was born JUNE 30, 1860, to THEODORE HINRICHS (1817-1885) & CHRISTIANA (1824-1909), both born in MECKLENBURG, GERMANY. CAROLINE died DEC. 25, 1945, MIDDLETON, DANE, WI.
CAROLINE'S siblings were: LOUIS ARTHUR, THEODORE, EDWARD, AMELIA, ELIZA, FREDERIKA, WILLIAM & HELENA. (taken from family researcher information so not sure if accurate).
CAROLINE HINRICHS married EDWARD TIEDEMAN on Sept. 15, 1882, DANE CO., WI. (see Wisconsin Marriages, pre 1907).
NOTE: If you are looking for EDWARD TIEDEMAN in the Wisconsin Marriage Index, he can be found under the following spelling - EDW THIEDEMANN.
NOTE: Brides and Grooms are listed separately so if you find EDWARD TIEDEMAN you won't see who he marries, it just gives the date.
MORE ON STANLEY TIEDEMAN:
According to his obituary of Feb. 2005, STANLEY married DOROTHY ANDERSON in Duluth, MN., I am not sure if they ever had children, none were mentioned in his obituary so I'm assuming no.
I'm not sure why he sent the postcard from RICHLAND CENTER (possibly visiting his father?), that's just a guess and my other guess is that he's attending a school there. I thought possibly he was on vacation but I think he may have mentioned that but instead he indicates he attends school everyday so that's why I think he may be there attending school.
Anyhow, I figured out that ALMA was his next door neighbor, she lived right next door to his grandparents house in the 1920 census.
ALMA was born February 2, 1906, MIDDLETON, DANE CO., WI., she was the daughter of JOCHAM KLUEHS & MINNIE DAHL, both born in Germany.
NOTES on OLIVER J. TIEDEMAN (STANLEY'S father):
It appears to me that in 1920 WESTPORT, DANE CO., WI. I found OLIVER as an inmate in the WISCONSIN HOSPITAL for the insane. I'm almost positive that this is him, and he is absent from his father's home in the January 8, 1920 census, however, STANLEY is living with his grandparents (no mother present) but OLIVER lists himself as MARRIED.
NOTE ON NORA DAVIS TIEDEMAN:
I was trying to find her death or birth records but found a NORA DAVIS, born NOV. 1891, WI. and living with her parents JAMES HOWARD DAVIS (1852-1935) & MARY S. GELLER (1857-1945) ( in RICHLAND, WI. (same as postcard). Her birth year would be correct time frame so this may be her (more research needed).
**After doing a little more searching I found NORA'S birth record. She is only listed as DAVIS born Nov. 28, 1891, ITHACA, RICHLAND, WI., to HOWARD DAVID aka J. HOWARD DAVIS, born FT. WAYNE, ALLEN COUNTY, IN., & MARY GALERD aka GELLER, born MINERAL POINT, IOWA CO., WI. (you can find this record under WISCONSIN, BIRTHS & CHRISTENINGS INDEX, 1826-1908, use parents names to search).
In 1910 RICHLAND CENTER, WARD 3, RICHLAND, WI. census records I find NORA DAVIS again listed as 18, and a servant for STRANG/BLACK family.
In 1920 MADISON, WARD 2, DANE, WI. census records I believe that I found NORA DAVIS TIEDEMAN. She is 27, listed as married but living with the BENSON family and listed as a LODGER. I believe 1920 was the same time that I suspect OLIVER was in the mental hospital in RICHLAND, WI. and STANLEY is living with his GRANDPARENTS. Since it was indicated that she died young, possibly she was sick and unable to care for STANLEY, I could not find anything that would lead me to that conclusion.
MORE ON THE RECEIVER OF THE CARD ALMA KLUESS aka KLUEHS:
In the 1930 DANE, MIDDLETON, WI. census records I found ALMA KLUEHS living with her 79 year old mother MINNIE DAHL KLUEHS and her cousin HAZEL DAHL, age 22.
ALMA is listed as married and her married name is MARKHART, however, her husband is not living with them. Social Security records indicate that ALMA M. MARKART of MIDDLETON, DANE, WI., died January 9, 2003, WI.
You can find ALMA & her husband OTTO HERMAN'S burial records on findagrave.com, memorial # 43047042.
OTTO & ALMA are buried in EVERGREEN CEMETERY, MIDDLETON, DANE, WI. OTTO (1904-1983).
I have no additional information on these families