I have a postcard from the family of my 3-times-great grandmother written in old German that was sent to some of their family that came to America.
The picture was taken in Hechingen, Germany. My 3-times-great grandmother is the seated woman wearing white. Her name is Elizabeth (or Elisabeth) Fritz. Four of her children came to America:
- Gustavus (son),
- Cresintia (or Crescentia) (daughter),
- Joseph (son), and
- Henry (son).
A retired professor of German from the University of Illinois once tried to translate the text. Here is what he was able to determine:
As one might guess, the text seems to be describing the picture on the reverse side. In particular, the text says that this is their house and then seems to name each person in the image.
Question: What is a complete translation of the text?
I just obtained a better scan of the text. Maybe this could help the transliteration.