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Catalog Number 2014.11.1.18
Object Name Announcement
Accession number 2014.11
Description German Death Announcement

Interior Translation:

[left side]
We recommend to the the priests at the holy missal sacrifice and for the prayers of the faithful the soul of Friedrich Grafen von Korff at [?] Schmising Kerssenbrock, born at Klanzig on 10 March 1894, lieutenant in the Royal Bavarian Infantry Guard Regiment, holder of the Iron Cross 2nd Class and the Service Medal 4th Class with Swords, who died a hero's death by shrapnel on 4 September 1917.

[right side]
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

He exalted the glory of his Fatherland, brought joy to all by his deeds, his memory remains blessed. 1 Maccabees [?] 3, 3 and 7.

Prayer to the Mother of God in the Cloister Church in Ettal:
O kindest Virgin Mary, most beautiful lily of our desolate valley, whose graceful countenance in its lovely image reveals your heavenly innocence, humility, and love, by which you draw to yourself the hearts of all people who see and honor you, and awaken them to follow you: I pray you, gracious Mother, that you will take me up in your lap, as you do for all who commit themselves to your protection, stand by me as I depart this vale of tears, and lead me into the eternal mansions of heaven, so that I may eternally see, love, and praise Jesus there, your divine Son. Amen.
Date September 4, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Grafen von Korff, Friedrich
Subjects World War I
Death & burial
Death announcement
Memorial card