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HARDER Family Autograph Album
Posted by: Shelley Cardiel (ID *****0281) Date: November 08, 2004 at 13:32:55
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I've "rescued" an old autograph album which originally belonged to Christine HARDER of Danschendorf dated 1888. The album appears to include entries from various locations in Germany from 1888 to 1892 and entries from Newton, Iowa which start in 1899 leading me to believe that the family immigrated sometime between 1892 and 1899.

Handwritten song lyrics or poems included in the album also mention Laurel, Iowa with one song addressed to Charley ALTEMEIER. Much of the album is in German so I'm not sure of all the entries, however, I've done my best with the following list of family and friends:

Autograph Album of Christine HARDER
Danschendorf 1888

Family:
·       Hans HARDER, Danschendorf, January 7th 1892
·       Agnes HARDER
·       Gertrude HARDER

Friends:
·       Dora NIKLAUSSON, Orth, January 15th 1890
·       Anna LAFRONTZ
·       Emma SCHMUTZ
·       Dora BAHE
·       Agnes AHENS
·       Marie VODERBERG, Danshendorf, 1890
·       Catharina VODERBERG, Danschendorf, February 4th 1890
·       Agnes JUEGENS
·       Mary Cecilia R. SLOANAKER, April 25th 1900
·       Dora HARJ
·       Anna TIMM
·       Gertrude SCHEEL, Danshendorf, December 21st 1890
·       Gertrude OHLSEN, Altenthiel, January 13th 1891
·       Johanna ROFE
·       Else WOHLER
·       Dora KOHLHOF, Dorotheenhof, January 6th 1892
·       Luise CLASEN, Altentheil, January 1892
·       Anna HEINZ, Wenkendorf, October 10th 1891
·       Guner LUNRBUSS, October 31st 1891
·       Ruth NOAH, Newton, Iowa, March 7th 1900
·       Margaretha FLETH, Danschendorf, January 10th 1892
·       Meta KOLLBAUM
·       Dora WIECH, Danschendorf, January 11th 1892
·       Emma VODERBERG, Danckendorf, January 13th 1892
·       Anna LANGHEHN
·       Margaretha KOHLSCHELN, Petersdorf, September 16th 1892
·       Catharina HAG, Danschendorf, January 1892
·       Dora VODERBERG
·       Anna JURGENS
·       Anna MESS
·       Anna REIMER
·       Gertrude MENZEL
·       Ruth SLOANAKER, April 25th 1900
·       Catharina MAUR, Danschendorf, 1892
·       Clara NOAH, Newton, Iowa, May 27th 1900
·       Dora ECKHOFF, Danschendorf, July 14th 1892
·       Margaretha JADERBERG, Danckendorf, 1892
·       Dora LANDER, Petersdorf, January 18th 1892
·       Dora MEIER, Petersdorf, March 3rd 1892
·       Margarete KAHLF, Sehlagsdorf, January 21st 1892
·       Dora HALTERMANN, Wenkendorf, January 29th 1892
·       Anna EHLER, Wenkendorf, January 30th 1892
·       Karaline BAHR
·       Dora BLIESMER
·       Katharina WULF
·       Katarina RASMUS
·       Katarina OHLSEN, Altentheil, February 12th 1891
·       Wilhelm BENGTSON, Danschendorf, February 5th 1892
·       Mathilde KOHLSCHEEN, Petersdorf, March 1892
·       Catharina SHULDT, Lemkendorf, March 16th 1892

Other items included:
·       handwritten Song lyrics “My Sweetheart went down with the Maine” addressed to Mr. Charley        ALTEMEIER, Laurel, Iowa, December 6th 1899
·       handwritten Song lyrics “Just one Girl”
·       handwritten Song lyrics “Break the News to Mother” signed by Christine HARDER in envelope        with name George MACDONALD, Newton, Iowa, outside of envelope includes famous sayings
·       handwritten Song lyrics “My Sweetheart went down with the Maine” signed by Christine HARDER        in envelope with name George MACDONALD, Newton, Iowa, outside of envelope includes famous        sayings
·       handwritten Song lyrics, “Playing the Piano” notes Viola’s first piece at school
·       handwritten Song lyrics, in German
·       handwritten Song lyrics, in German
·       handwritten German document

I was hoping to locate someone from Christine's family so that this wonderful old treasure could be returned to the care of family, however, I was not successful so I have passed the album along to the Jasper County Genealogical Society in hopes that they might have better luck. If you are a member of this HARDER Family or know someone who might be, please contact them.

Thanks,
Shelley


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