This is the last letter my Grandfather wrote to his congregation (St. John's Lutheran Church, Cedar Mills, MN) before dying of cancer in 1927. The letter was written August 1st, 1927. Grandpa died three months later on November 19th. He left behind Grandma Clara Hinderer Baur and my Dad, Ralph Baur, who was age 5.
I know this may be a challenge, but also believe it is a one of a kind letter.
Here is some background. Grandpa was in Detroit, MI at the Kock Cancer Clinic undergoing experimental treatment (Hoxsey cancer treatment), including two operations. He had attempted to drive to WA so grandma could visit her siblings. He was living at the Walther League Hospice.
Names which may be of interest. His father-in-law, Paul Hinderer, helped at the church while Alfred was sick. Paul lived in Watertown, SD. Alfred's brother-in-law, Pastor Eugene Hinderer, also helped serve the church during this time. Eugene lived in Tappin, ND.
I sure appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks!