Otto CW Kappelmann to Anna-Marie Bubendey


Otto CW Kappelmann to Anna-Marie Bubendey


Kappelmann, Otto Carl Wilhelm, 1888-1960




1917 September 6


Daniel Metraux


World War, 1914-1918




My dear Anna-Marie,

Just a few lines to let you know that everything here is still O.K. and that nothing new has developed.

I met Lieschen last night at 6:30 p.m. at the Times Bldg. & had supper to-gether at the Kaiserhof. This name has been changed since the war, but I don’t recollect the new name. We then saw ‘Love O’ Mike’, a musical comedy. Lieschen seemed to like it very much; I heard several good selections, but in general do not recollect very much about the show as I was extremely tired in the Theatre—it must have been the air. I took her out to Bound Brook on the 12:01 am train and took the 2:03 am. train back as I was due back at camp at reveille, i.e. 6:—a.m. Fortunately for me, it rained this morning so that we were off duty all morning and I had time to sleep until noon.

Lieschen said that she expected to to return to the Lake on Saturday. Thinking however, that you might not mind her postponing the trip one day, I asked her to meet me at the Ariel Regatta on Saturday. I’m going to try to get off around 12 or 1 o’clock on that day. In case she does meet me, we would stay at Mrs Muller’s house over night, and she would then take the 8:? a.m. train on Sunday morning. Will hear from her to-morrow and no doubt she will write you just when she is coming up.

Will meet father at Luchow’s to-morrow night.

Hoping all are well & with love to you and the children.

Your brother,

P.S. The most important thing we are now looking forward to is the paymaster – he's expected to come around any day now. Many of the fellows' pocket books are all cleaned out by this time and they are therefore impatiently awaiting him.

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Bubendey, Anna-Marie Kappelmann, 1887-1986





Kappelmann, Otto Carl Wilhelm, 1888-1960, “Otto CW Kappelmann to Anna-Marie Bubendey,” 1917 September 6, WWP18899, Otto Kappelmann Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.