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Handkerchief
1918 Approximate
White Chiffon French Handkerchief. Material: textile. Size: 11 1/2" square. Description: white silk chiffon square with 1 1/2" W. lace edging; corner applique of French and American flags, a floral design and "Souvenir de France, 1919" embroidered in shades of red, blue and green.
Note with handkerchiefs: "Sent to Luella Herbst by her cousin, Walter Reichel, during World War I from France." Woman's Accessories. Bierman Collection: Bernie Bierman was a football coach at the University of Minnesota for the Golden Gophers. Bernie Bierman was the grandson of a Waseca County pioneer, Heinrich F. Bierman. In 1855, Heinrich made a claim in sections 13, in Wilton and 18 in Otisco where he lived until December 22, 1882, when he was accidentally killed by a fall from a wagon. His wife and five children lived in Waseca after his death. Luella and Marguerite Herbst are the granddaughters of Mr. and Mrs. Heinrich Bierman, and the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Herbst. Mrs. Herbst was Elizabeth Bierman. They also donated items from Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Perrin. Mrs. Perrin was Emma Bierman.