Charlotte Mary “Lottie” Grandelmyer

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Charlotte Mary “Lottie” Grandelmyer

  • Birth 28 Apr 1868 Fort Ripley, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 15 Jul 1898 Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot Block 11, Lot 71, 6 ft. SWC
  • Memorial ID 74175284

Arrived in Brainerd in 1873.

•See Annie Laurie Brockway Nevers.
•See Fannie Litton Mulrine.
•See Emma E. Forsythe.
•See Dr. Werner Hemstead.

      The young ladies of Brainerd have taken matters in hand and will inaugurate a series of Leap Year entertainments on Friday evening, February 1st, by a grand dancing party. There is no doubt but that the party will be one of the most successful that has ever been given in this city, for when the ladies of Brainerd undertake anything it is never done by halves no matter what the expense and this will not be an exception to the rule. The committee on invitation is as follows: Anna Steege, Lottie Grandelmyer, Bertie Robinson, Jennie Chapman and Mrs. Fernald. (Brainerd Dispatch, 17 January 1884, p. 3, c. 3)

      One of the most charming social events of the present amusement season will be the complimentary reception, or Leap Year Party, given by the ladies of Brainerd to their gentleman friends at the Villard parlor on Friday evening of this week. Over a hundred invitations have been sent out and the result will be the assembling of a very pleasant party. Every arrangement possible to make the affair a success has been completed and every thing indicates enjoyment from beginning to end. (Brainerd Dispatch, 31 January 1884, p. 3, c. 3)

      As was anticipated the leap year party at the Villard on Friday evening last was one of the most enjoyable occasions of the season and a large assemblage was in attendance. The music was furnished by Dresskell's band. L. E. Savin being the gentleman in charge in place of Mr. D. who is absent. Everything passed off smoothly and it is hoped by all in attendance that similar parties will follow during the year. (Brainerd Dispatch, 07 February 1884, p. 3, c. 3)

      Invitations have been received at this office for the Nineteenth Annual Commencement of Bennett Seminary at the Westminster [sic] Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, on Tuesday evening, May 28th. Accompanying the invitations are the cards of Miss Lotta and Miss Rosa Grandelmyer, who are two of the six graduates. The former will deliver an essay entitled "Conquest Not Conversion," and the latter "Modern Manias." The many friends of the young ladies in the city will congratulate them on their success, and will welcome them back to Brainerd. (Brainerd Dispatch, 17 May 1889, p. 4, c. 4)

      Miss Lotta Grandelmyer gave a delightful progressive euchre party on Tuesday evening, the following ladies and gentlemen being present: Mrs. C. B. Sleeper, Miss Amy Lowey, Miss Bessie Small, Miss Mary Small, Miss Bessie Mulrine and Miss Bertie Robinson. Lieut. Wolf, Messrs. Geo. N. Day, W. A. M. Johnstone, Fred Farrar, J. R. Westfall and R. J. Hartley. Miss Bessie Small and Mr. Geo. N. Day were successful in carrying off the head prizes. An elaborate luncheon was served and a delightful time was enjoyed. (Brainerd Dispatch, 11 December 1891, p. 4, c. 4)

                 THE LEAP YEAR BALL.

        The Ladies Show Their Ability at
                   Managing a Party.

      The leap year party, given by the ladies of Brainerd at the Arlington [Hotel] on Friday evening, was an occasion which will long be remembered by the members of the sterner sex as an exquisite affair in every detail. It seems that the ladies had determined to outdo anything that had ever been attempted in the line of leap year parties, and to show the gentlemen that they knew how to manage an affair of the kind--and they succeeded. The gentlemen were served with notice by their escorts to be dressed and in readiness at not later than 8:10 p. m., as the grand march was set for 8:30, but an observer could easily see that many of the gentlemen kept their partners waiting, a thing never heard of on the other hand, as it was fully nine o'clock before the last of the invited guests arrived. The reception committee, consisting of Mrs. D. D. Smith, Mrs. N. H. Ingersoll and Mrs. Dr. Howes, who were stationed at the entrance of the reception rooms up-stairs, did the honors in the latest approved style and took care of the company with ease and grace. It was here that many of the gentlemen discovered for the first time that the ladies had practiced a unique joke on them by appearing in the calico dresses fashioned after the style worn by their great grandmothers. The secret, however, had leaked out to some—a little bird had probably told it—and about 20 of the gentlemen had full dress calico suits in their inside pockets, which were slipped on quietly in the dressing room after they arrived. The grand march was announced, and when they marched out the fun began. Miss Lottie Grandelmyer and Mr. George N. Day led the grand march in which some 60 people participated, those not caring to dance amusing themselves at cards in the reception rooms. The party was without exception the most enjoyable and most successful affair ever given in the city, and this without flattery to the ladies. A fine list of dances were arranged, the floor being admirably managed by Misses Flora Merrell [sic], Bertie Robinson and Lotta Grandelmyer, and nearly all in attendance tripped the light fantastic toe until supper was announced at midnight. The supper deserves especial mention as it was served according to directions furnished by the ladies, and was one of the crowning features of the evening. At 2 a. m. the ladies escorted their gentlemen to their homes, and we doubt if any ever enjoyed a more pleasant evening. The following are the names of those present:
      Miss Mary Small, Allie Fitch, Lotta Grandelmyer, Flora Merrell [sic], Bertie Robinson, Gertrude Morser, Nellie Howe, Charlotte Cahoon, Minta Holmes, Bessie Small, Lillie Wilson, May Clark, and Mesdames. G. W. Craine, O. C. Foster, G. W. Alexander, E. O. Webb, N. H. Ingersoll, D. D. Smith, Geo. Forsyth [sic], Ed. Breheny, J. C. Rosser, A. P. Farrar, N. D. Root, W. Courtney, Joe Howe, I. E. Fox, Fannie Mulrine, J. E. Goodman, A. F. Ferris, W. A. Fleming and J. R. Howes.
      Messrs. Geo. N. Day, W. A. M. Johnston [sic] [Johnstone], F. A. Farrar, Horace Stedman, G. F. Watson, J. R. Westfall, Mark Root, C. E. Chipperfield, H. Linnemann [sic], N. McFadden, Geo. Forsyth [sic], G. W. Craine, N. H. Ingersoll, O. O. Foster, G. W. Alexander, D. D. Smith, Ed. Breheny, A. P. Farrar, A. F. Ferris, W. A. Fleming, Dr. Howes, Dr. Courtney, Dr. Camp, Dr. Groves, Dr. McPherson, Dr. McGregor, J. M. Elder, J. A. Wilson, Leon E. Lum, J. R. Smith, W. B. Heath, C. E. Dickinson and R. J. Hartley. (Brainerd Dispatch, 15 January 1892, p. 4, c. 3)

      The Aitkin Age says: Miss Lottie Grandelmyer, the fashionable milliner of Brainerd, was in Town Monday last, seeking a suitable store building in which to open up a large stock of millinery, etc., on April 1st. She secured one-half of store No. 3, of the Foley block. (Brainerd Dispatch, 12 February 1892, p. 4, c. 3)

      Miss Lottie Grandelmyer, who has been dangerously ill in St. Paul for some time past, is reported somewhat better to-day. (Brainerd Dispatch, 17 June 1892, p. 4, c. 3)

      Miss Lottie Grandelmyer, who has been very sick at Minneapolis for two months past, was brought to her home in this city last Saturday. She is reported somewhat better to-day. (Brainerd Dispatch, 24 June 1892, p. 4, c. 4)

      Joseph Grandelmyer, of Nevada, was in the city visiting his niece, Miss Lottie Grandelmyer, for several days this week. (Brainerd Dispatch, 17 March 1893, p. 4, c. 3)

      Mrs. C. Grandelmyer and daughter, Miss Lottie, left for Minneapolis yesterday noon where Miss Lottie will receive medical treatment for the disease with which she has been afflicted for a long time. (Brainerd Dispatch, 03 August 1894, p. 4, c. 4)

      Mrs. C. Grandelmyer and daughter, Miss Lottie, returned from Chicago on Monday, where Miss Lottie had been receiving medical treatment. We are pleased to note that the young lady has improved somewhat. (Brainerd Dispatch, 12 October 1894, p. 4, c. 3)

      Miss Lottie Grandelmyer returned New Year's day from Sioux City, Iowa, with Miss Sophia Moe, where they have been for some weeks visiting Mrs. C. D. Parker [her sister], and where Miss Grandelmyer has been under medical treatment. (Brainerd Dispatch, 03 January 1896, p. 4, c. 3)

          Death of Lottie Grandelmyer.

      Miss Charlotte Mary Grandelmyer died at the home of her mother, Mrs. C. Grandelmyer, on Friday afternoon last, July 15th, at 5 o'clock. The deceased was 32 years of age, and during the past six years she had been a helpless invalid. A week previous to her death she contracted a cold, and from that time was confined to her bed. During all the years of her suffering she bore herself with true Christian patience and fortitude, and when death came she dropped into a gentle sleep and passed peacefully away. Miss Lottie was a universal favorite wherever known, and her many friends in this city and elsewhere were grieved beyond expression when the news of her death was made known.
      The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Lynch on Monday morning, from St. Francis Catholic church and were impressive, the choir singing the requiem high mass, and appropriate selections were rendered by Miss Maud Davis and Mesdames Theviot and Howe. Rev. Father Lynch delivered an eloquent tribute to the departed. The pall-bearers were J. R. Smith, W. A. M. Johnstone, C. C. Kyle, Henry Linneman, Henry Dunn, and Herman Linnemann. At the church as ushers were George Murphy, N. Linnemann, Dr. Fredericks [sic], and James Nolan. The two little flower girls were Misses Maudie Canan and Sadie Koop.
      Many beautiful floral offerings were tendered by friends from various places.
      A. Tschumperlin, of St. Cloud, a cousin of the deceased and Mrs. T. J. Delamer [sic], of St. Paul, were in attendance at the funeral from away. (Brainerd Dispatch, 22 July 1898, p. 8, c. 4)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 74175284
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charlotte Mary “Lottie” Grandelmyer (28 Apr 1868–15 Jul 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74175284, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .