Friday, August 14, 2009

Letters from Russia

In the recently published newsletter of AHSGR a letter found in the Ellis County News, Hays, Kansas, was printed. The letter from Pfeifer, Russia, to Joe Stramel in Pfeifer, Kansas, described the conditions in Russia in 1921. On a visit to Pfeifer, Kansas, I picked up a small publication on the history of their beautiful Holy Cross Church. I found the bottom picture in that publication. I'm not sure if it is the same Joe Stramel, but found the picture interesting. I took the top picture of the small post office which gives you a more complete idea of the setting. The post office was closed at the end of 2008.
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1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'm interested that I found your site; I need to sign up as you have pictures posted of my ancestors! Joe Stramel is my great-grandfather! My mother's mother & father's ancestors helped build the church!

    I would love more information about you & your chapter!