The Hein Brothers’ Baby Book

I found the baby book for the brothers Henry Leonard Hein (1919-2006) and Charles Leroy Hein (1921-2010) in an antique store in the Baltimore neighborhood of Hampden in early 2016. Here is the front cover:

Hein book cover

Their parents were Ernest Henry Hein (1898-1960) and Louise Irene Hamburger (1898-1993). They had a sister, Irene J. Hein (1924-2016) who married Alfred J. Lipin (1920-2012). All three children grew up to be very accomplished, civic-minded adults and important members of the Glen Bernie, MD community. You can read their obituaries here: Henry, Charles, and Irene.

Ernest’s parents were John Hein (1865-??) and Anna Catherine Grothy (1864-1926) who were born in Germany, married in 1887, and arrived to the USA in 1888. Online records create a confused mess of the family’s genealogy. John appeared in the 1900 Census. By the 1920 Census Anna, AKA Annie, had been married to Adolph Schohl (1873-1956) for five years. In the 1920 Census all seven of John’s children were enumerated with the surname Schohl. Adolph and Anna had two children together. One key to getting to the bottom of this is that Anna’s son John G. Hein (1890-1920) is buried near his mother in the Schohl plot at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Brooklyn Park, MD. According to contemporaneous accounts in The Baltimore Sun, in January 1926 Anna was beaten by someone who robbed her grocery store located on Annapolis Boulevard a mile north of Glen Bernie, MD and died of a fractured skull a few days later. The murderer was never caught.

The nurse on the below page, “Lizzie Hamburger”, was maternal grandmother to the boys, Elizabeth J. UNKN (1859-1930) who married Andrew Leonard Hamburger (1861-1918) in 1897. Both of them were born in Maryland

Hein book baby is born page

That Andrew Leonard Hamburger’s middle name is Leonard can be confirmed only by the following page and not by any online records I could find. Charles’ uncle for whom he was named was actually named Charles Lawrence/Laurence Hein (1899-1967) according to the one record I can find, his WWI draft registration in which the name is written as Lawrence but corrected by a recent researcher to Laurence. I found no one else named Leroy during my brief examination of the family’s genealogy.

Hein Book name page

Here is a photograph of Henry and his parents from June 1919.

Hein book photographs page

Here are two locks of Henry’s hair taken from this first and second haircuts. As frequently happens, the parents’ enthusiasm for this sort of detail waned after the first child.

Hein book hair page

The Mr. and Mrs. Summers referred to below were Ernest’s sister, Marie Hein (1893-1980) and her husband George Wilson Summers, Sr. (1888-1953).

Hein Book baby has an outing


The baby book used was illustrated by Meta Ann Morris Grimball (1878-1968). If you’re a Pinterest person you can see a large sample of her work here.


The following images are the remaining pages in the book and the back cover.

Hein book Baby's First Pair of ShoesHein book Baby Learns to CreepHein book Baby's First WordsHein book Baby's First BirthdayHein book weight pageHein book congratulations page



The Hein Brothers’ Baby Book

Albert Lee Stone

Stone Family Front

The above 8×10 photograph has a small note taped to the back:

Stone back

Albert Lee Stone (1881-??) married Carrie S. Wade ( 1884-1942) in about 1905 and they had seven children, one of whom was Randolph L. Stone (1908-1964).

After weeks of not being able to find out who Albert’s parents were (the 1890 Census is lost to us and I cannot find him in the 1900 Census), it dawned on me that the unnamed Grandpap looked familiar. See the resemblance to Daniel and Ella who were subjects of an earlier post:

Daniel Stone

Daniel Louis Stone had only one daughter, Jessie E., so she was probably the author of the notes on the back of each of these photographs, but I have not been able to find her after the 1900 Census when she was about 15 years old.

Here is another, undated photograph of Albert Lee Stone:


This head shot appeared in the  The Baltimore Sun of 29 August 1935 accompanying an article entitled “Man Missing For Week Is Sought By Family.” According to that article and others, the police were called when customers at Albert Lee Stone’s meat market in the 1100 block of Light Street in Baltimore waited for over an hour without being served on the morning of 22 August 1935. “Occupants of nearby stores told the police that Stone had delivered an order to a nearby restaurant then dropped out of sight, leaving his automobile parked in front of the store.” On 24 August 1935 the Sun reported that “His wife, Mrs. Carrie Stone, was in a highly nervous condition at her home, in Glen Bernie, fearing that her husband, who was in good health, had met with foul play.”

Equity docket case 18523, which I read at the Maryland State Archives, informs that Carrie Stone received a divorce from her husband in 1941. Albert was declared “judicially dead” in 1969 when his children sold some land he had owned. In depositions it was said “he went to work and didn’t come home” that day and was never heard from again. (msa_cm96_000005)

Here is the kicker: According to the Social Security Applications and Claims Index, an Albert Lee Stone who was born in Maryland on 12 February 1882 died on 29 September 1944. According to Albert’s WWI draft registration card he was born on 12 February 1881, and it isn’t uncommon for there to be such a discrepancy in these dates.

Same man? I didn’t try all that hard to prove it one way or the other. Sometimes mysteries never get solved.








Albert Lee Stone

Daniel Stone and Ella Crouse

This photograph was in a box of stuff I bought on The Avenue in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore. The box contains dozens of photographs centered around the Upton, Griffith, Hahn, and Pumphrey families in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County, MD.

Pictured are Daniel Stone and his second wife, Ella. This matches genealogical records for Daniel Louis Stone (1852-1918) whose second wife was Ella Crouse (1863-?). They were married circa 1883 after the death of Daniel’s first wife Elizabeth (1849-1881).

According to the U.S. Census, in 1910 four of Ella’s six children were living. Ella’s widowed father, Frederick Crouse (1824) was living with the family as was Daniel’s 13-year-old niece, Lizzie L. Pumphrey.

Ella lived on Light Street in Baltimore as late as 1928, listed as Daniel L. Stone’s widow.

Daniel, Elizabeth, and Ella are listed on a gravestone in Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church in Millersville, Anne Arundel County, MD. Daniel’s memorial is #64696232.

Daniel Stone

Daniel Stone back

Daniel Stone and Ella Crouse