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The Abandoned Bride: A Documentary

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Twenty years after their grandfather Del Havens died, sisters Lynne Doele and Dr. Deb Havens discovered a secret that stunned their entire family: a box of pictures and postcards from their grandfather’s post WWI service in Europe. Among them were sad messages from a mysterious woman named Dora Gallner, claiming to be his abandoned bride. All the postcards written to Del’s mother seemed to support Dora’s claim. The two sisters traveled to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to search for Dora Gallner and uncovered her tragic story. “The Abandoned Bride” documents the dramatic tale as the sisters traced the clues they found in Del’s personal papers and photographs to conduct historically-based genealogical research. This program is co-sponsored by the Western Michigan Genealogical Society.

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Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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