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The World War One Diary of Henry Peterson of Wisconsin

This is a full transcription of the World War One diary of my Grandfather, Henry Peterson. As stated in the preview, Henry’s family came from Danmark in March of 1892, one of the first families to come through the newly … Continue reading

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Henry Peterson WWI Diary Preview

My grandfather Henry Peterson was born 1894 in Wisconsin, the first of his family born in the United States. The family arrived at the newly opened Ellis Island in March of 1892 and made their way west to family already … Continue reading

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The End of an Old Family Myth

It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated from high school and was looking forward to starting college as a film major, something that never panned out. In August the bakery closed two weeks for our annual vacation, … Continue reading

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2 June 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – Red Bank, New Jersey Postmark Date – 3 June 1943 Letter Date – 2 June 1943 Text: Hello sweetheart, How are you tonight, baby? … Continue reading

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31 May 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – Red Bank, New Jersey Postmark Date – 1 June 1943 Letter Date – 31 May 1943 Text: My dearest wife and baby, Gee whiz! … Continue reading

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29 May 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – Red Bank, New Jersey Postmark Date – 31 May 1943 Letter Date – 29 May 1943 Text: My dearest wife and baby, How are … Continue reading

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30 May 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – Red Bank, New Jersey Postmark Date – 31 May 1943 Letter Date – 30 May 1943 Text: My sweetest wife and baby, How are … Continue reading

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28 May 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – Red Bank, New Jersey Postmark Date – 29 May 1943 Letter Date – 28 May 1943 Text: Hello sweetheart, Another day gone by and … Continue reading

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27 May 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – Red Bank, New Jersey Postmark Date – 28 May 1943 Letter Date – 27 May 1943 Text: Hello Girls, How are my two little … Continue reading

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26 May 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – Red Bank, New Jersey Postmark Date – 27 May 1943 Letter Date – 26 May 1943 Text: Hi sweetheart, Got your letter today and … Continue reading

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