|Title||Oshkosh Women's Bridge Club|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Description||Gelatin print of an Oshkosh Women's Bridge Club.|
Hedtke, Malvina Newton
Golz, Edna A. Zarling
|Copyright||Oshkosh Public Museum|
|Cataloged by||Cross, Scott|
Group photograph of an Oshkosh Women's Bridge Club. The women are seated and standing around a table with ashtrays and cigarettes. Minnie Hedtke is standing at left. Other women recognizable in the image are: Clara Wickert, standing at far right; Minnie Golz, seated at center; Edna Golz, seated at far right; and Louise Mailhan, seated second from left. The image was possibly taken at the Athern Hotel, judging by the tile floor, wood pillar, and light fixture.
Edward William Johann Hedtke was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on June 19, 1899, the son of Adelia Beyer and Herman A. Hedtke. He married Malvina "Mina" Newton in Oshkosh on September 26, 1923. Mina was July 4, 1899 in Marshall, Minnesota. The couple had one daughter, Jean Alice Hedtke, born July 24, 1925. Jean was first married to Nathaniel Bodoh in 1948, divorced and then married James Hosna in 1966. Ed worked for Buckstaff Company for many years, first as a clerk and then as a salesman. He died in Oshkosh on December 17, 1981. Mina died in Fond du Lac on October 15, 1990. Jean died in Oshkosh on January 27, 1997.