Old Family Letters     

From Gisela Nieland to Herman Nieland, December 16, 1949
Von Gisela Nieland an Herman Nieland, 16. Dezember 1949

This postcard is from Herman Nieland's collection of personal papers. Gisela Nieland (1926-1994) of Osterfeld, Germany wrote this Christmas card to her uncle Herman in Breda, Iowa. Another of Herman's nieces, Maria Finke of Borken, also signed the card.

Transcribed and translated by Annagret Kmeth.

No postmark.

Osterfeld 12/16/49

Gisela Nieland with her sister Antonie Nieland, about 1949.

Dear Uncle Hermann,

For the upcoming Christmas warm wishes with all my heart [from] your niece Gisela. I received your dear letter from 12/24/49.  Because I have very little time, I am writing only a postcard. There is a lot of work in the business.  After Christmas I will send you a long letter.

Your Gisela

Maria Finke

[along edge of card] Was there perhaps a doll in the package?


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Merry Christmas

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