My Great-Grandmother’s Watch, originally uploaded by LeggNet.

In the late 1800’s, my Great-Grandmother immigrated to the United States from Germany as a nanny for a doctor’s family. Here is a capture of the watch she carried as she entered the United States. It no longer works, but it is engraved with the name Bertha. Her full name was Bertha Willamena Karleen Baaske. My Great Aunt Claribelle Legg gave this to me a number of years ago when I was a child.