Student Writing, Wartburg Theological Seminary (Waverly, Iowa)

Pages from composition book written by a boy [Emil Hetze] attending the Wartburg Theological Seminary in Waverly, Iowa. The text within mentions that Emil and his family are from Cedarburg, Wisconsin. In his essay, “Mein Leben,” Emil writes about his less-than-enjoyable experience of working in a cranberry bog, presumably in Wisconsin.


“Mein Leben”

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Transliteration, by Laura Engelskircher (as part of a paleography class offered by the state archives of Rheinland Pfalz in Speyer)

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“Warum sollen wir unser Vaterland lieben?”

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“Stadt und Landleben”

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