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Subject: Sad news
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 14:30:15 EDT


List members who have had the opportunity to visit New Ulm may also have had
the opportunity to meet Paul Kretsch,, a past President of the GBHS. He was
one of those who still spoke the old German dialect from villages near
Bishofteinetz and Taus in Western Bohemia.

Paul was working on a dictionary of that dialect. Yesterdy at noon Paul
died after a fairly long illness. His funeral will be in New Ulm on Monday.

List members who knew Paul Kretsch and his twin brother Pat and who
want to contact the family, please write to me off list for the addresses.

Karen Hobbs


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