A Letter From Ferdinand

(Above: Photos link to Ferdinand, the writer, Ida Walther, his sister-in-law, the recipient, or to WaltherTree's Home.)


MARSHALL, IND Dec 22, 1910

Mrs. Ida Walther

Cyrene, Mo

Dear Ida,


Your letter was received, surley glad to hear from you.

I haven't seen him (John Walther,) for years, one of my boys went to see him during the world fair and found him living in a house boat on the river.

You ask me about Annie she is married and has two sweet little girls, one 6 years old and the other 4, her name is Mason and a nice man he is, foreman in the Machine shop in De Soto. Theodore lost his first wife and is married again has two children by his first wife and two by his second wife, Theodore is Post Master of De Soto and the balance of the boys (Edward, Rudolph, etc..) are all in Iowa all doing fine all have fine homes. I made them a visit, Lou and I three years ago. I where there two weeks and had a fine time. I have had some hard luck in my times but I always managed, just bought my own home and half .... in a 100 Bld. flouring mill

and getting on my feet again I only wish you could come surely would appreciate it of course I would not mind if you send Eda, but at anytime you are willing I will take care of her, would be surely glad if you would send her at least for a short time which would do her good the distance is not so far for we are only 142 Miles West of Spring.. Illinois and you know it is not far from your place to Springfield. I also would be glad if Roscoe would come possibly I could place him in a good position that might make a man of him.

So wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hoping to hear from you soon I sent Eda some of our pictures and when she received them kindly sent one here from you, of you received in good condition.

From Ferd & Lou