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WACHDORF LETTERS (Eventually this will go up to 1968)


Note that the letters are altered--I broke them into paragraphs, added punctuation, corrected spelling and grammar anywhere I thought it made reading easier without altering the tone or content. This gives the false impression that everyone writing these letters had the same level of education. 


1905, 1908 & 1911 love letters (one each year) written by Edward Wachdorf & saved by Irene Pfleger Wachdorf


1932 Letters written to Irene "Sis" Wachdorf during her September-December stay at a convent in Milwaukee, where she got TB.


1941 Sept 14 A silly letter from Edward Wachdorf Sr. to his son, Frank/Bunky. "Dear Francis, you give me a cephalodynia..."


letters 1953 written by Edward Wachdorf (and one by his wife, Irene Pfleger Wachdorf) to their daughter Dolores from Lawndale California just after they moved out there (because the climate was supposed to ease his emphysema) 


letters 1954 written by Edward Wachdorf and wife Irene Pfleger Wachdorf, with a few by their son Larry and one by son Harry


letters 1955 including 15 by Edward Wachdorf, 4 by Irene Pfleger Wachdorf, and one each by Harry and Larry. These letters include accounts of Irene Pfleger Wachdorf's first hospitalization for diverticulitis and her grandson being hit by a car.


letters 1956 3 by Edward Wachdorf Sr (one to son Jerry copied to Dolores) and 11 by Irene Pfleger Wachdorf, in a year with no health crises, but lots of pregnancies in the extended family and many comments on antics of grandchildren.


letters 1957 in the process of adding


letters 1958 to be added


letters 1959 to be added


letters 1960: all 5 by Irene Pfleger Wachdorf


letters 1961: 5 by Irene Pfleger Wachdorf with 2 in the middle by her husband while she's in hospital


letters 1962: all 4 by Irene Pfleger Wachdorf (ref in April to blood loss continuing)


letters 1963: 2 by Irene Pfleger Wachdorf & 1 by Edward Wachdorf Sr after her surgery (and probable cancer diagnosis)


letters 1964: 6 by Irene Pfleger Wachdorf, incl 2 in April in which she is very low, 1 to cousin instead of daughter more frank than usual


letters 1965: 3 by Irene Pfleger Wachdorf, 1 by Larry Wachdorf and 1 by Marge Kary Wachdorf


letters 1966: 2 by Irene Pfleger Wachdorf, 1 by her cousin Hilda Grimm Diver Forney, 1 by Frank/Bunky's 16-year-old daughter, 1 by Dolores Wachdorf, 1 by Margaret Kary Wachdorf, and 1 by Margaret Stevens Galligan (daughter of Fran Wachdorf Stevens).


letters 1967 one by Hilda Grimm Diver Forney, one by Ed Wachdorf Jr's daughter Rose, one by Art Wachdorf, and four by Irene Pfleger Wachdorf


letters 1968 one by Jerry's wife Charlotte Plaehn Wachdorf, two by Harry Wachdorf, two by Irene Pfleger Wachdorf, one by Hilda Grimm Diver Forney, and one by Larry Wachdorf


letters 1969 condolences from friends & neighbors following death of Irene Pfleger Wachdorf, also three letters by Larry, one by Harry, one by Art, one by child to Harry & Justy thanking them for a gift.