I have found numerous pictures of John and/or Hattie taken with friends over the years. Many of the friends can also be seen in other pictures throughout this website.
John Roetman and George Geerling served together in WWI. Helen and George married after the war.
The back of this photo reads… “Susie . Helen Nemer + me taken at the Lake Drive Baptist Church, she came to go to church with me. She came from your house. Think you lived on Carlton Ave then. Look our hats are alike and look at the date this picture was taken. Helen was a friend of your mom and dads. Look we have high shoes on.”
I don’t know who actually wrote on the back of this photo or who ‘Susie’ is. The girl with the fox collar may actually be one of Hattie’s sister.
Hattie and Helen Nehmer
John Roetman and Ralph (Red) Webster served together in WWI. Red was married to Mabel (Lockwood) Webster. These pictures were taken July 5, 1918 in Chattanooga TN when the ladies visited their soldiers before they shipped overseas.
John Roetman and Elmer Short served together in WWI. They were long-time friends afterward and took many vacations together. They even jointly owned a summer cottage.
Bernice E. Bigelow was Hattie’s childhood best friend. There are many pictures of the two of them together that are located on other pages.
These 2 pictures are Hattie Apsey and I think Helen Nehmer.