Letters from Mother

Wilhelmine Henriette Blanca von Studnitz (widowed von Frankenberg and Proschlitz) was born on March 29, 1820. On October 21, 1846, she married Friedrich Franz Ludwig in Königsberg in East Prussia. She was the mother of Blanca, Clara, Anna and Curt. (As she was also called Blanca von Schmalensee, she is referred to here as “Mother” to avoid confusion with Curt’s sister Blanca.) When her husband, FFL, left the country to seek his fortune in Costa Rica, she went to live with her daughter from her first marriage, Emmy Grau, in Rohrfeld near Grimmen. There she spent the remaining years of her life, passing away in 1896.