[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Cholera

Linda Marks Pauling lmpauling at utech.net
Sun Apr 12 13:25:03 PDT 2009

another idea about "cholera." My grandparents immigrated in 1901 and had 13 
children, 5 of whom died before their first birthday and all of those in the 
summer months. My other grandmother had 10 children and all survived until 
When I questioned my mother about this, she told me that the one grandmother 
was unable to nurse and so the babies were fed cow's milk. She said they 
called it "the milk disease." It was before the days of pasteurization and 
good refrigeration. I noticed in the church register many babies' deaths 
noted as "cholera."


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Beth Burke" <mackzie at earthlink.net>
To: "'Nelson Itterman'" <colnels at telus.net>; "'Jennifer K. Walker'" 
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> This has been a most interesting, albeit sad, discussion. 

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