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Letter from the mother of Maria Deinhard Pfeiffer and Barbara Deinhard Kellermeier to the family of their brother Johann.

NEUMARKT, MARCH 3, 1872,

DEAR SON,

I RECEIVED YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 28 AND READ IT IN GOOD HEALTH AND WITH PLEASURE.  YOU WRITE ME THAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN ME ANOTHER AFTER MY LETTER OF APRIL 5, 1871, BUT I HAVE NOT RECEIVED BUT YOUR LAST ONE.

FIRST OF ALL I WISH YOU ALL THE GOOD THINGS YOU WISH ME, FURTHER I LET YOU KNOW THAT THE INNKEEPER'S WIFE ((ERHARD'S REMARRIED WIDOW)) OF LAABER DIED AND THAT THE INNKEEPER KERCHENSTEINER HAS MARRIED AGAIN AND TO BE SURE ((WHAT IS THE IMPLICATION OF "TO BE SURE"?)) A DAUGHTER OF WEBER GAMERL.  THE TWO CHILDREN OF YOUR BROTHER ((ERHARD)) ARE HERE IN NEUMARKT WITH [MY](THEIR) PARENTS IN LAW ((CHECK THIS TRANSLATION)); WHERE THE ELDER ((CHILD)) IS SICK SINCE A LONG TIME, BUT THERE ARE 3 OF THIS MAN ((KERCHENSTEINER)) WHO ARE YET IN LAABER.

AS NEWS I CAN WRITE YOU THAT I AM LIVING CONTENTED IN NEUMARKT AND THAT I RECEIVE MY NECESSITIES REGULARLY FROM THE INKEEPER AND LEAVE THE REST TO GOD.

FURTHERMORE CAN I WRITE YOU THAT WE SINCE DECEMBER 1, CAN DRIVE ON A NEW RAILROAD FROM NEUMARKT TO NURNBERG.

I PERMIT MYSELF TO ASK YOU WHY YOU DO NOT WRITE ME ANYTHING OF YOUR OTHER BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WHERE THEY ARE AND HOW THEY ARE ((IT SEEMS THAT MARGARETHA IS NOT RECEIVING MAIL FROM ANTON AND MARIA NOR FROM BARBARA.)).  WRITE ME THIS IN YOUR FOLLOWING LETTER AND WRITE ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  I SEND A GREETING TO MRS. FRUTH, WHILE I CLOSE SENDING YOU ALL MY BEST WISHES

... AND REMAIN YOUR LOVING MOTHER, MOTHER-IN-LAW AND GRANDMOTHER

MARGARETHA DEINHARD

P.S. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A PHOTO OF YOUR DEAR CHILDREN WITH VERITABLE LONGING.

 

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