Collection: Community Contributions


Recipient: Caroline Höllmüller (Rauch)

Description: Postcard sent to Caroline ("Lina") Höllmüller Rauch from a relative or friend named Ludwig describing a trip to the Allgäu region of Bavaria, including the Neuschwanstein Palace depicted on the front of the postcard. The obliterated postmark likely read "Hohenschwangau," the town closest to the palace. Lina Höllmüller was born in 1881 near Neureichenau, in a picturesque area of eastern Bavaria, where family operated a resort for travelers. In 1902, she immigrated to the United States, initially living in Kansas City, Missouri, and working as a nanny there. By fall 1911, she was in Chicago, where she would live for the remainder of her life, and in October 1913 married Joseph A. Rauch there. Since the postcard is addressed to Lina Rauch by her married name, it must have been sent later than then.

Postcard to Lina Höllmüller Rauch, date uncertain

English Text

Dear Lina, Just down from the castle is our bog, so we made this excursion today. It is beautiful here in the Allgäu. More news by letter. All three are greeted warmly by Ludwig Mother is well and happy [vertical divider] Mrs. Lina Rauch 1442 Barry Ave. Chicago Ill. N. Amerika

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