Miss Betty to Martin, 1912

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“Augsburg, November 10th, 1912

Dear Martin, on your name day I congratulate you and God bless. From your last postcard I understood that you’ve now found a job. What a relief. I hope you are well. I can say the same about myself. Please pass on my regards to Anton, aunt Veronika and all the others. Miss Betty
Regards from your sister too”

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Martin Schelkopf who was born Nov 7, 1894, near Augsburg in Germany was staying with his older half-brother Anton (different mothers) in 1912 in Munich when this postcard was sent. Just 4 years later Martin was no more. He was killed in action during WWI in 1916, as his military records state. At the time, he was just 21 years old. Miss Betty must have been heartbroken. This postcard of carefree innocence remained of them two.

Sources: Ancestry

 

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