Otto CW Kappelmann to Anna-Marie Bubendey


Otto CW Kappelmann to Anna-Marie Bubendey


Kappelmann, Otto Carl Wilhelm, 1888-1960




1917 September 24


Daniel Metraux


World War, 1914-1918




Van Cortlandt Pk, NY City

My dear Anna-Marie,

Many thanks for your letter and postals. I had intended to write you long before this, but somehow or other I never could get the time to do so. Most of the time during the last weeks I was terribly busy, generally until late at night and then when I did have some time off, I could not make up my mind to sit down and write. The entire company is now off duty every evening from 5:pm until 7: the next morning, but very often my work keeps me in camp anyway. We are making a special effort to get recruits before going down South and we are increasing our strength quite rapidly now. This, of course, makes a lot of extra detail work, but it is well worth it as we are now assured that the 23rd will not be split up.

It seems that we will not move this week and so I am very glad to have another opportunity of seeing you—you expect to be in the city by Saturday next? I will then be able to tell you more fully about our doings in the last weeks. Vater and I still have supper together about twice a week at Luchows and Sunday afternoons at the Germania. I enjoy this very much.

It is awfully nice of Mrs. Koechle to make that sweater, etc. for me and I certainly appreciate it very much. All these things will certainly be very useful to me & I shall certainly write her when you send them.

It is also very sweet of Lieschen to think of me in the same way. I saw her knitting a sweater when on the way out to Bound Brook but didn’t have the slightest idea that it was intended for me. I guess it would be best if you would keep one of them for later use—, don’t you think so? Please tell Lieschen that I will write her very soon, just as soon as I possibly can. I received her letter some time ago & feel rather ashamed of myself for not having answered it yet. However, you can believe me that I am thinking very much of all of you and also of the beautiful time I had up at Lake George.

Last Sunday I was in our house in Flatbush to get some shoes. Everything is OK and I did feel a little blue when I thought that possibly I could not be there this winter!

As it is now after 12 midnight, I must close but will write again very soon.

Please give me love & lots of kisses to the children and remember me to all. Hoping you are well.

With love,

Your brother,

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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 24, WWP18900, Otto Kappelmann Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.