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Letters to Lorraine-September 24, 1935

Cataract WisSept. 24 -1935 Dear Lorraine & all:- I must write a few lines seeing Margaret it writing. How is your Mother? Hope she is home and feeling fine. I was so glad to hear that she was feeling better. Hope if she is home she is careful what she eats as that is very… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-September 24, 1935

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Letters to Lorraine-September 17, 1935

Cataract WisSept. 17th 1935 Dear Folks- Just a line to see how you are getting along. Heard from Emma and Mary that Ella was some better last week. I surely hope she is on the gain. Write and let us know how she is. We have been so busy here ever since we got back.… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-September 17, 1935

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Letters to Lorraine-September 16, 1935

Dear Lorraine, How is your mother getting along now? We got your card saying she was better and then Mary came home and we saw her Sunday and she said Ella wasn't to good last Friday. I hope she has been better now. Yes, it means work for you, child, but that mean nothing if… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-September 16, 1935

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Letters to Lorraine-September 15, 1935

Cataract, Wisc,Sept 15 - 1935 Dear Lorraine & all- I must take time and write a few lines to-nite or else I wont get at it after work day's start as I have lots of canning to do yet. Got a bu. (bushel) peaches yesterday and have apples and tomatoe's to can. I got 13… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-September 15, 1935

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Letters to Lorraine-September 10, 1935

Cataract WisSept 10 - 1935 Dear Lorraine- Just a line to let folkes know that I got home all right and found every just fine. And how is your mother? Hope she is feeling better. I sure feel sorry for her. My only wish is that she will get better again, and I hope it… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-September 10, 1935

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Letters to Lorraine-September 4, 1935

Waukesha, Wis.,Sept. 4, 1935 Dearest Lorraine and all, Have been thinking of you folks ever since Sunday. Hope your mother is on the gain. Just drop me a card so we know how she is and perhaps we can go and see her some afternoon if she is able to have company. Every body at… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-September 4, 1935

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Finding My Family

As I put the Frederick family history together, I've run into a few roadblocks and mysteries in y genealogy journey. As of late, I've been working on finding and documenting some of the extended family relationships with my great-great-grandmother Ella (Zillmer) Frederick. A photograph is at the center of my genealogy conundrum in this search.… Continue reading Finding My Family

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Letters to Lorraine-June 25, 1935

Neosho, WisconsinJune 25, 1935 Dearest Lorraine, I never hear from you, so I thought I'd write again.How did your get over the birthday? Ha! Ha!Did you go to the Schwartz Sunday? I was to Neosho to the church picnic, that is with the folks. Was you and Melvin here Sunday to get me? How about… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-June 25, 1935

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Letters to Lorraine-May 21, 1935

Cataract, WisconsinMay 21st 1935 Dear Lorraine, Must take time and answer your letter tonight. We have been so busy. We have our house cleaning done. Yesterday I helped the men folks plant corn. Planted 13 acres. They still have more to plant for the silo. I can hardly walk to-day my feet are so sore.… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-May 21, 1935

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Wisconsin and the Great Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918

Never before in the history of the state has it become necessary to close schools, churches, theaters, saloons; in fact, everything except factories, offices and places of regular employment, including hotels, restaurants and stores in which food and clothing are sold were closed for periods varying from three weeks to eight weeks or more.State Board… Continue reading Wisconsin and the Great Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918