Remembering Anna Köster (Nieland) (1863-1933)
Letter From Joan Hannasch to Kay
Davis in December 2001
Grandma [Anna Köster] Nieland died when I was
very young. I remember her as a very sober, stern person. I was
impressed to be "seen and not heard" in her presence.
She always wore long black dresses, and had her hair pulled back
in a bun. I don't remember her as ever smiling or seeming to be
happy about anything.
All I remember about her
death was someone saying she was "in a coma". It was
said she came to take care of the children when the first wife
died, and they "didn't want her to leave". I'm sorry
I didn't know her better.
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