Old Family Letters     

From Josefa Nieland to David Nieland, August 25, 1957
Von Josefa Nieland an David Nieland, 25. August 1957

This postcard is from the collection of David A. Nieland. Josefa Nieland (1907-1982) of Ramsdorf sent the card from Kevelaer in North Rhine-Westphalia to her second cousin David Nieland in Breda, Iowa. In the card she mentions her sister, Paula Nieland (1904-1991). She also says that the local priest from St. Walburga Catholic Church in Ramsdorf led their procession into Kevelaer.

Transcribed and translated by Annegret Kmeth and Elaine Lawson.

Postmark: Kevelaer, [North Rhein Westphalia], 8/25/57

Address:  David Nieland, Wall Lake, Iowa, U-S-A

1956 postcard showing Josefa and Paula on their annual pilgrimage from Ramsdorf to Kevelear to honor the Virgin Mary

From the Mother of God with kind regards, Paula and Josefa. Hope you received my letter.  Reverend Vikar was the leader of our pilgrimage.  We will communicate all your requests to her [Mary].




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The Mercy Picture of Kevelaer


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