Otto CW Kappelmann to Anna-Marie Bubendey


Otto CW Kappelmann to Anna-Marie Bubendey


Kappelmann, Otto Carl Wilhelm, 1888-1960




1918 October 27


Daniel Metraux


World War, 1914-1918




Camp Wadsworth, So. C.

My dear Anna-Marie,

I cannot tell you how shocked I was to hear the news about poor Elisabeth! You know how highly I valued Elisabeth’s friendship and you will therefore understand how I feel about it. Franke’s certainly have my sincerest sympathy—they surely have more than their share of misfortune! I immediately wrote them upon receiving father’s telegram. I would love to send a nice wreath or flowers but, of course, am unable to do so from here. However, father is doing that for all of us, no doubt.

Your letter of the 25th reached me this morning; many thanks. The news about poor Mrs. Sieberts is certainly very sad! One hears so much bad news now-a-days—it seems that nearly everything is going wrong just now. I was also very sorry to hear about Willy Lea’s illness and sincerely hope he will soon get well again.

I want to thank you for getting that bracelet for Rhoda and am very glad to hear that she likes it so much, and that she is getting along so nicely. It is now some time since I have been up home and I surely am anxious to see you all again but there seems to be no chance for that in the near future.

As I wrote father in my last letter there was a probability of my going to another camp in the near future, but for various reasons I have changed my plans and it is therefore most likely that I will stay here for the present. Guess I’m as well off here as in any other camp even though it is rather monotonous. However I’m still hoping that peace will soon be declared.

Everything here is just about the same as ever; the quarantine is still on but one does not hear so much about sickness in camp anymore. No, I’m not head waiter anymore,—that was only for one day. The other non-coms have to take their turn too.

The news about Otto Koechle interested me very much. Please remember me to Koechles. This evening I received a package from father containing an air-pillow which will certainly come in very handy.

Hoping all are well and with lots of love to all,

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,” 1918 October 27, WWP18931, Otto Kappelmann Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.