This beautiful Valentine card, from “dear sister Rose” to “dear brother George,” is dated February 28, 1912.
Neihart[1. I believe the word “Neihart” and the date below Rose’s name were written by my great grandmother, Mary.]
To dear brother
George Schenk, Mary’s 1st husband, had several siblings, including a younger sister Rose.
Sadly, Rose died at age 30 – two months after she sent this card to George.
A lovely “New Year” card to Mary from her sister-in-law Edith (Schenck) Ledbetter, circa 1910.
A Thanksgiving card postmarked November 1912 and addressed to “Cousin Mary” from her cousin Irene Louisa Ehrhardt of Decatur, Illinois.
Dear Cousin Mary
We are having winter weather here now. I hope you are all well. Why don’t you answer my letter?
Your cousin Irene
Mary gave this beautiful birthday postcard – made in Germany – to her oldest daughter, Georgiana Frances. Unfortunately, the card is not dated.
When you open the card, the die-cut on the left inside is visible . . .
and the right inside is very roughly translated as follows:
Only happiness and
all the time
Be you granted
And finally, the back side of the card is addressed to “Miss Frances Schenk”. Also note the “made in Germany” stamp on the left side.