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The Cops Family Comes to America

The Kimberly Public Library recently received a wonderful donation for our local history collection! The Cops Family Comes to America: The Diary of Johanna Aleida (Cops) Schuh has been added to the library's reference collection and can be viewed in the library. The book contains diary entries, chiefly from 1948, when the author moved with her family from s'Hertogenbosch, Holland, to Kimberly, Wisconsin. 

An excerpt:

"I feel really badly and am crying as the boat leaves Holland. The shore is getting farther away and the people are getting smaller. We can see Pa and Pete moving on the shore, so we are still waving as long as we can see each other. Then a guy came on deck and told everyone to go inside."

Stop by the library and enjoy this firsthand account of one family's move to America.

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