Last item for the day is a large sized Death card for Johann Seidl. It measures 7.75 Inches Tall and 5 Inches Wide. The front has a nice picture of him in a dress uniform. The translation to the best of my knowledge is: "Address at the funeral services for the young warrior Johann Seidl from Frichlkofen on 17 September 1942 by the priest Gruber-Gottfrieding." (Frichlkofen is a very small town of about 200 people in lower Bavaria).
"Only one thing I ask from the Lord, therefore, my soul demands that I may live in the house of my Lord all days of my life." Thus our dead comrade may soon enter his master's house, enter into war service, to the eternal, heavenly fief, where the crown of eternal life is bestowed upon him. Amen.
I am asking $20 USD for this item.
"Christian Mourning Meeting! A large funeral procession moved from Frichlkofen to the parish church of Gottfrieding, to commemorate here in Christian love and faithfulness a dear son of our parish, who spent his young life far away from his homeland on the field of battle in the battle for his homeland and his fatherland. Our prayer and sacrifice today is for the fallen warrior, Jungling Johann Seidl, farmer's son of Frichlkofen, a soldier at an infantry division in the east, who was seriously wounded by the head in the heavy fighting around Voronezh on 12 August 1942. Immediately taken to the hospital, he succumbed to his severe wounds the day after. It was only twenty years since our dear friend was drafted into the Wehrmacht less than a year before at the 62nd Infantry Regiment in Landshut, where he enjoyed his training. In February of this year, he was already turned off to the east, where he has since stood in valiant territory fighting for his homeland. "Your dear son," it was said in the official death report, "was a good, dutiful, and brave soldier, as skilful in his predilections as he was beloved of his comrades." The company loses one of its best comrades in the city Medweshipe buried "."
Christian Mourners! Our dear friend has done his best to sacrifice his young life in faithful soldierly duty, true to his oath of allegiance, which he rendered to his earthly warlord. We are convinced that our dear dead man also kept faith in his oath of allegiance, which he once swore as a child to his heavenly commander, Christ, until the end of his military life. That is what the faithful Catholic education in a truly Christian family, out of which our dead comrade grew out of, buries us. That is the living example of a Christian mother who has never failed to point out her sons, who are under arms, in the fieldpost letters again and again to the most important things in life and to fight and die, that is to prayer and a Christian one Change, and the prayer of a truly christl. Mother accompanies her sons out into all the dangers of life. What consolation, when one has fought the good fight of faith to the end and can say of himself: "I have fought the good fight, completed the course, preserved the faith". Then the other apostolic word also applies to him: "Seize the eternal life to which you are called!" Christ does not demand from any of his faithful soldiers that he fight in vain and sacrifice his life. Every victim is rewarded thousands of times.
Unhappily the one who lives for a long time and yet does not achieve what he is called to do. He missed his purpose in life. Happy the one who has reached his eternal goal after a short life. From him the psalm word applies:
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