John E. Elbert Collection

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Admin/Biog History John E. Elbert was the pastor at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church located at the south east corner of Bowen and School. His wife's name was Ella J. Elbert.
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Collection John E. Elbert
Dates of Accumulation 1944
Abstract Letter from Geraldine M. Zimdars, a civilian working for the army, to Reverend John E. Elbert.

545 W. 112th St.
New York, N.Y.
July 23, 1944

Dear Rev. Elbert:

I received your letter sometime ago, and thank you so much for the prayers which were enclosed.
I have been transferred again-this time its New York.
We have taken over part of a 64 story building, which is located at 40 Wall Street.
I am still doing the same type of work ,which I did in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Keeping tally on the dead soldiers and all those who are prisoners of war, isn't the best kind of job a girl can have, but, someone has to do it, and that's where I come in.

So far I have only handled three cases, where the boys were from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. But, I am not at liberty to give you their names…I forgot to tell you that we do not wear Army uniforms - we are classed as "white collar" girls, (with New York City dirt on them).

Will close for today,
Geraldine M. Zimdars
Event World War II
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG72.3
Object Name Letter
People Elbert, John E.
Zimdars, Geraldine M.
Subjects World War II
War work
United States Army
Title John E. Elbert Collection
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