Monday, December 28, 2009

Embassy staff attends funeral

December 28, 1897

The New York Times reports that "all the members of the staff of the United States Embassy" in Berlin attended today's "celebration of a requiem mass for the repose of the soul" of the late Princess of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, the wife of the Imperial Chancellor.
The Princess, who died in Berlin on December 21, was the former Princess Marie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn. She is survived by her husband and six children.
According to her husband's memoirs, the Princess, who was 68, died after a "short illness."

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