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Posted 4 years ago


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I love this find. i do not speak German unfortunately or I would know what this was saying! I love it. Great condition for age. Anyone know any of these words? HAHAA

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  1. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    There are enough common root words between these languages that you should have an idea if you read them... Confirmation Book for young... .

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  2. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    it reads:

    A gift
    Young Christians
    Published by
    German Evangelical Convocation of North America
    Distributed by...

    It is very hard for me to read the handwritten part because the pastor used the old German alphabet rather than the Latin one.

    Hope this helps.
  3. ltreasures ltreasures, 4 years ago
    Wow that is very helpful. The handwriting is impossible for me to read! Thanks guys.
  4. jensen jensen, 3 years ago
    As far as I can see all the young people received a book as a gift from their priest and in this case a young man named Ludwig Karl (I can't make out the surname) was given this by pastor E.D. Kufel (not sure of the surname) on April 28, 1889, in La Fayette. The text mentions God several times and something about 'God will help you' - so we can safely say that it is some wise words from the pastor to the young boy!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    The surname might be Sperb.
  6. ltreasures ltreasures, 3 years ago
    Im glad you all have better eye sight than me. Taking a second look after reading this I see it. Sperb I believe is right

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