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In 1949, Berta Palmer had her first chance after
WW II to return to Geradstetten for a visit. Needless to say, the
Hamburg America Line was no longer operating, but The Ile de France brough
her over with her friend Hilde Ries, another Geradstettener from New York.
They sailed to Le Harve, and then traveled by train through Paris to Stuttgatt.
Christian was left in charge the boys, then aged 16 and 12.
(1) Pround Liner. (2) That's Berta (center) by the
post. Mrs. Ries to her left.
(1) Those with sharp eyes
can see Berta and Hilde Ries, center, with feathers in their hats, so it
appears. (2) The Eifle Tower, Berta, Hilde and unidentified
woman in group in background. (3) Arch de Triomph
(1) and (2)Two passport phots ofChristian,
to be dated. On the right, sisters Berta and Friderike on the 1949
(1) Left: grandparents Karoline
and Christian Lederer, 1949 (1) Berta with her nephew Karl on the
From the archives of Margaret Vesper: Berta, pobably with Margaret's
Postcard sent by Berta to the Stangle's: Geradstetten from the
Walter and Karl Siegle with two unidentified fellows, 1949
Meanwhile, back in the U.S. Boy
Scout William in the backyard of the Forest Hills House
Summer camp as a tenderfoot, 1949?
Some shots sent to us by Walter
Siegle. In 1950 he seems to be having a good time at: (1) Nebelhorn and
Again from 1950: (1) Our cousin Hilde, (2) A bounteous
grape harvest and (3) Inside the Geradstetten church.
Finally, Alfred Palmer's high school
graduatiion picture, 1950.
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