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From: hugh lichtenwald <>
Subject: [GV] Die Welt-Post, March 23, 1922 (Beideck)
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 10:34:55 -0700 (PDT)
The following article is translated to the best of my ability.
Page 5, Die Welt-Post, Thursday, March 23, 1922
On the 3rd of January, Mr. Christian Ostermiller in Beideck wrote to his nephew John Ostermiller in Merino, Colorado, confirming receipt of a letter from November 28.
He says that the American Kitchens, of which there are 2 in Beideck, have been functioning for 2 months. 550 children are fed once a day in the Kitchens. Mr. Ostermiller's children are among these lucky ones. His family consists of 9 souls, but for the adults there is still no prospect of setting up any aid. There has yet not been any clothing distributed although they are in great need and there are none to be bought. Their greatest need is flour for cooking. They hope for assistance through "Food Drafts" from America.
Uncle Conrad Ostermiller died a year and a half ago. His son Johannes started for America in the fall. He came to the Russian border where he fell sick and could go no further.
Uncle Johann Georg had such a hard stroke during the Hay harvest that he died a few days later. His wife, aunt Anna Katrina, wanted to go to America and is now at the border but cannot go further.
Hugh Lichtenwald, from the farm in Monetta, SC
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