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A. Roenigk to George W. Martin

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Roemigk

Lincoln Ks Apr 6th 1907

Mr Geo W. Martin

Topeka Kans

 

Dear Sir

Yours of the 3d inst was received Mr Erhardt married Miss Katherine Reinoel in Philadelphia

PA. 1857.  The three childrens names are Anna, George, and Amelia.

I will here say that Mr Erhardts memory is now somewhat defective, he first said that his wife

and the two girls died in the fall of 1863, at another time later he said during the Price raid from

Lexington to Westport and down to Ft Smith the troops received no mail for sometime; on their

return to St Scott, when the supply train came up with the first mail he received  three letters, one

contained the news of his familie being sick, another that they were worse, and the third that the

three were dead and burried.

When I mentioned that the Price raid took place in 1864 he said he had been mistaken in the year.

So there is a slight mistake in the paper where I say that Mr Erhardt then lived a single life for

seven years, it should say six years.

 

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Mr. Erhardts second wifes name was Miss Angusta Luck, five children were born in the order

named: Frank, Laura, Chloe, Emma, and Katharina, all are living, married, and well to do.

George the only survivor of the Familie at home in 1864 is now a prosperous Farmer has a large

Familie and is living near Elsworth Kans.

Yours Truly

A Roemigk

 

 

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