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Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 6/23/2013 4:09 PM
Family Surname:
Country: Latvia
Town: Riga
Date of Image: abt 1896
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This is from an autograph book signed just before its owner immigrated to the US. We believe it to be old German. I'd appreciate a translation. Thank you!

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7/3/2013 11:16 AM It is a typical simple poem for a remembrance book:
(usually from teenagers)

Es sei dein Leben frei von Sorgen,
sei voller Lust und Fröhlichkeit,
gleich wie ein heiterer Frühlingsmorgen,
wo alles jubelt weit und breit.

Zum Andenken
Ottilie Schwarzbach


Riga 14ten April 1896

Your life shall be without worries
full of delight and happiness
like on a bright sprinmorning
were everything and everybody jubilates.

For rememberance of
Ottilie Schwarzbach
Riga April 14th 1896

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