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Danhouse, Carl W. / The life story of Carl W. Danhouse
(1981)

[Chapter one],   pp. 1-8 PDF (2.9 MB)


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After father recovered his health mother and my sister and
I ran the truck farm, pulled the weeds and picked the berries.
Father had been striping cars and trucks and doing other fancy
painting for quite awhile. (He never would have made a very
good farmer.)
Grandmother had remarried after grandfather Damsheuser died
and his name was Ihnow but he also died before I knew him. Grand-
father was a personal bodyguard to the old Kaiser Wilhelm and was
awarded four medals of which I got two from grandmother and my
son David now has them. My grandfather brought his family to
America in about 1882 and my father was about twelve years old
at that time. They had lived in Kalbe on the Zalle River which is
located in East Germany (old Prussia). As I grew older I would
stop to see grandmother and always went to the side door where
she would let me in and almost always she would shake hands and
she would have some money in her hand for me. Grandmother never
learned to speak English so I had to talk German to her, which I
could speak fluently at that time.
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