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In an incomplete letter to Mrs. Christina Van Raalte from her daughter, Mrs. Johanna Maria Oggel, Mrs. Van Raalte is informed that her daughter has been very busy with her baby and is hampered by an inexperienced hired girl. Johanna noted that the Van Raalte home must be rather quiet since Christina left [to work in Kalamazoo]. The Oggels are disappointed that his sister, Dina, is engaged to a person they do not approve of. Johanna refers to her husband as the "Dom."
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Oggel, Johnna Marian and Kennedy, Nella, "An Incomplete Letter from Mrs. Johanna Maria Oggel to Mrs. Christina Van Raalte" (1862). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 139.