Emil Gall farm, old house and new house built in 1918, Ford and Edwards Co. Line        Zion Lutheran Church, built 1878, remodeled 1920



Carl & Cordelia Gall Froetschner, Sept. 6, 1936    Carl, Cordelia, Barbara, John Froetschner, c. 1942   Earnest Froestschner, Carl's brother

Below is a letter written to Wilhelm Froetschner (Carl's brother) from Richard Lebiermann on January 18, 1950 thanking him for sending Christmas box to Germany.  Tranlation follows:

Dear Wilhelm and Wife and Children
Thanks very much for both of your christmess packages from Bremen(German town) ,which got to us at the 6 and 7 th. of Januar 1950.
The packages contained : 3 big cans and 1 smal can with ?? 1 can with meet 2 pieces of soap, 1 chockolade, 6 cans of Herring (fish) 1 can nutbutter 1can chese 1 can milk 1 can coffee and 1/4 kilo riz.
Wonderfull things at which sight ones heart starts laughing.
Dear Wilhelm, we are all proud to have such wonderfull dear people, like you all as cousins. Especialy since we dont know each other. For us it is naturly not so easy since we cant return the favour for an indefinite period of time. You are always the giving and we are the taking part. But we are hoping that the sun will shine for us again.
We are having a wonderfull mild winter. You could eaven say spring. At daytime its 6-10 degrees (Celsius) in the nighttime very seldom 0 degrees. We are all healthy ,eaven mother slowly gets  healthy again.
We wish you and your dear wife a very succesfull year. Again thank you very much! Greetings to you from father and mother and my sister and her family.
Your Richard with wife and son
Please give greetings to your dear parents ,brothers and sisters and their families.

(Translation by Kurt Albert, Germany as requested by the Kinsley Library)