Date of Origin1918
White postcard sent to Cora Ter Beek in Holland, MI from Leonard Bareman. Customary postcard letting loved ones back home know their soldier or sailor has arrived overseas safely.
Items in 2001.104 belonged to the donor's father, Leonard E. Bareman. Leonard joined the US Army and fought in Russia as a member of the Polar Bears during World War One.
Leonard was born on August 13, 1886 in Holland, MI to Egbert and Elizabeth Bareman.
His wife was Cora Ter Beek. Leonard worked as a farmer.
Leonard died on March 23, 1940 in Holland, MI at the age of 53 from Scarlet Fever. His brother James died of the same disease within 35 hours of Leonard's death. Leonard was buried in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.
Gift ofBareman, Esther (1920-2010) and Bareman, Carolyn (1926- )