H. Wayne Gruber

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Berks County, superstitions, Ascension Day, Christmas Eve, warts, Good Friday, witches, animals, aprons, schnitzel, dialect


A typed letter from H. Wayne Gruber addressed to Alfred L. Shoemaker, dated December 18, 1948. Within, Gruber lists various beliefs and superstitions that can be found within Berks County, Pennsylvania, ranging from signs of good luck to omens of death and misfortune. Gruber also inquires about a verse called "Die Schnitzel Bunk" and hopes that Shoemaker will be able to visit and view his diary and scrapbooks.


H. Wayne Gruber


Alfred L. Shoemaker

Corresponds to:

Packet 4-18 to 4-22


Reading, Pennsylvania


English and Pennsylvania German

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Letter From H. Wayne Gruber to Alfred L. Shoemaker, December 18, 1948



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