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Submitted by Martha Neuman

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Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 1/29/2017 4:16 PM
Family Surname: Teplanszky, Neumann, Strauss
Country: Slovakia
Town: Usztya, Arva
Date of Image: 1896
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Please help with full translation. Letter addressed, I believe to my great-grandmother, Nettie Strauss Neumann. Teplanszky would be a grandfather or perhaps uncle. Page 1 of 2.

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1/29/2017 10:13 PM He is glad to have received communication from her and a bit surprised. He is happy that she is well settled with a nice spouse. In contrast to his two sisters, one of whom has died and the other, poor dear, in a terrible relationship.
2/1/2017 9:03 AM Usztya, den 6/2 1896.
Innigstgeliebte Nettka!
Dein l. Schreiben haben wir erhalten, wel-
ches uns auch sehr angenehm überraschte
und freute uns sehr vernommen zu haben,
das Du Dich Gottl so wohl befindest + das
Du so glücklich + zufrieden mit Deinem
auserwählten Herrn Gemahl lebst, es ist
auch die Hauptsache bei der Ehe, das zufrie-
dene Leben, ich spreche wohl nicht aus
eigener Erfahrung, doch aus Erfahrung
meiner armen zwei Schwestern, die
Eine muß schon in der Erde faulen
+ die zweite ist auch leider so unglück-
lich in jeder Beziehung, die Arme ist
nur dazu geboren, um ihr ganzes
Leben nur in Kummer + Sorgen zu
verbringen, Sie schriebt uns gar-
nicht schon seit Roschhasono, nur was
wir von fremden Leuten hören, nun
ich will Dich aber nicht so viel ankla-
gen + werde auch ein anderes Thema
berühren — Du frägst mich liebste Kou-
[sine…]

Usztya, the 6/2 1896.
Dearest Nettka,
We have received your letter, which also surprised us very pleasantly, and we were very pleased to hear that you were, G-d be praised, in good spirit, and that you were so happy and satisfied with your chosen husband. Indeed, the main thing in marriage is a gratifying life. I am not speaking from my own experience, but from the experience of my poor two sisters; one already rots in the earth, and the other one is, unfortunately, so unhappy in every respect; the poor woman has only been born to spend her whole live in grief and sorrow. She has not written to us since Rosh haShana, just what we hear from strangers, but I don’t want to lament so much, so I will touch a different subject. You ask me, dearest cousin […]

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