Edwin Marburger

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Edwin Marburger, barefoot, Pennsylvania Dutch rhymes, Rehrersburg, swallows, radio program


A handwritten letter from Edwin Marburger to Alfred L. Shoemaker, dated May 10, 1955. Marburger responds to Shoemaker's radio program about Pennsylvania Dutch rhymes and invites Shoemaker to visit his home in Rehrersburg, Pennsylvania.


Edwin Marburger


Alfred L. Shoemaker

Corresponds to:



Rehrersburg, Pennsylvania


Rehrersburg, Pa


Mr. Shoemaker,

I heard you Sat. nite talk about the time to go barefooted. I know another one, we always could go barefooted when the first swallows came, and then I have some other Dutch rhymes I did not hear you mention, so if you happen to come to town stop at my place. The second house east of Pete Moyers thats across the street from the Post Office, and we can have a little talk, perhaps I can give you some tips on others, or maybe answer some questions. I’m 68 yrs old and my grandma used to tell Dutch rhymes.

From Edwin Marburger, Rehrersburg, Pa.



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Letter from Edwin Marburger to Alfred L. Shoemaker, May 10, 1955

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