1897, June 27th – Letter from Mamie Muldner to brother Lewis Hesse

Mamie writes about the beauty of Hot Springs, their work & finanical situation & her desire for Lewis & Lulu to come visit them.  Read a transcript of the letter below (original misspellings & all) or click on the image links to view the actual letter. As you read the transcript of the letter click on the links to view information & images about what they are discussing.


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There were 2 letters in this envelope, see the other here


Transcript of Letter:

Hot Springs Ark

June 27th 1897

My Dear Brother:—

I have keeped putting off writing to you ever since I have been here.  I wrote to Mr. Muldner (??) and to Lulu and so I expect you have read Lulus letter.  Well Lewis Guss (??) could not keep his dairy and so he is working for Mr Sullivan again & I am there too.  Mrs. S. is going to move his folks to town and Sis and I will run the place out here he is to have one man to help him and in Oct. I am to get a girl to help me thought the winter I do wish you could come down here for a little while I knot it would do you good Guss (??) said he wished you and Lulu would both come down I have got so stout since I am down here I know you would like it. no more st. Louis for me you just ought to see the fine watter we have got here.  and the mountains we have on the side of one and you can sit on the front porch and look a way up to the top of the mountains and we got plenty of woods to hunt in taking it all in all I do not want to live any where but Hot Springs you would say the same thing too if you were here a week.  I am a little lonesome for you and Lulu of evenings when Guss (??) and I get to singing some of the old songs we all sang <—- gather.  Guss (??) just got in from town adn said I should tell you he wold write to you when he could get a little time.  but i do not kow when that will be as he gets up at 4:30 and goes in town with the mills then he comes home ad get the morning milk ready and the cas all washed and it is 11 oclock and then he gos to town with milk again and he gets home at 4 oclock gets all his cans washed and we have supper at 6.  Then they milk after Supper is is after 9 oclock every night when he gets to bed I go to bed at 8:30 and get up at 5:30 so you see I get all the sleep I need I do not have to be on my feet after 2pm then I must have supper at 6 I am well contented and would be more so if you and Lulu were here.  Guss(??) an I will be able to lay a way $15. a month as he will be getting mare than and we are not going to buy any thing but what we need he got a bedroom set and a dining room set.  and Mr. S. said he would leave 2 bed and the kitchen things so I will be able to fix up the place real niece.  Tthey move to-morrow (Monday) then I will have a 6 room house 3 bed rooms dinning room and a kitchen.  I do not expect to fix up the parlar untill Spring I will close give my love to Lulu and tell her to write soon and you do the same.  give my regards to Rose and her folks.  and to all my Friend who ask for me.  Your Loving Sister


Guss sends his love


One response to “1897, June 27th – Letter from Mamie Muldner to brother Lewis Hesse

  1. Pingback: 1897, July 4 – Letter from Mamie Muldner to brother Lewis Hesse | Our Wonderful Family History·

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