Cousin Emma

Donald Retzlaff

Emma Christine Retzlaff lived a full and rewarding life as a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was the guiding force for almost thirty years for the yearly Retzlaff Family Reunion as she corresponded with relatives (both in the US and Germany), maintained the family's picture albums, and faithfully chronicled each family group's history. This book is the story of Cousin Emma (what she was known as by most family members), as told by her youngest son, Donald Retzlaff. Her grandson, Donald Alan Retzlaff, assembled this volume and collected many of the pictures and illustrations from the Retzlaff Family History photographic archives.

The book is in large-scale paperback (Perfect Binding) format, is 307 pages long, including 270 photos and illustrations.

 Cousin Emma Sample (PDF) 

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Cousin Emma Book
c/o Don Retzlaff, RPC
1516 Piedmont Place
Savannah, Texas 76227

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