23 Jan 2009
SHOW & TELL - Love story
More participants are here at Kelly's
Sometimes you are looking for something and you find something you completely forgot about. This happened to me this week. I found an old photo album which I have gotten together with two bibles when my American uncle died, my aunt had died 4 years before. It had been sent to me by the church, who inherited the house instead of me, they had convinced my 94 year old uncle to change his testament and I could nothing do about it. You can imagine that it left a bitter taste in my mouth.
But this has nothing to do with the love story between my aunt, my mother's sister living in Germany and my uncle who was an American from Madison/Wisc.
I think this was already the beginning of scrapbooking in the 50th !
Isn't it sweet how she presented her decision to follow him to the States ?
they wrote each other letters
.... and she was waiting (she did all the little drawings herself)
This is the original telegram he had sent her for his arrival in Frankfurt (Germany)
and then they got married in Germany. As soon as she had gotten all official papers she took the plane and landed in New York. Ellis Island had just closed since a week ! she was lucky !
and then follow the pictures of their honeymoon to the Niagara falls
I also found this interesting list where my uncle had listed the names and birth dates from his grandparents and from my aunt's
That's when he discovered that they came both from the same family ! Their grandfathers were brothers ! His grandfather had immigrated to the States in 1830.
Believe it or not but this service book was published in Wisconsin in 1902 still in German writing style !
When you open it there is this old Edelweiss on the first page which had been glued there by a certain Mrs. Ludwig Westhphal. Probably his mother.
and here you can read "Evang. Lutherischen Synode,
Wisconsin u.a. Staaten, Milwaukee, Wisc. Northwestern Publishing House 1901