I ran across the ads below while reading the newspaper.
The April 7, 1884 issue of the Chicago Daily News to be exact.
(What? You thought I was reading today’s paper?)
Notice the duplicated ad in the center of the column? “Mrs. Mueller, Doctress and Midwife.”
This reminded me of a previous post where I shared that for some reason my paternal grandmother wasn’t issued a birth certificate when she entered the world in 1911.
In 1929 my grandmother went to the Records Office with her paternal aunt and secured a delayed birth certificate. The front can be seen here.
The midwife’s name on the back caught my eye:
Especially since the following year, my grandmother married a young man named Harold.
And became another Mrs. Mueller.