Friday, January 16th, 2009
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Emma Sue Schmiesing, 5 1/2 weeks old, wears a lacy baptismal gown that has been passed down for nearly a century to members of the Lange family - and a few friends. Schmiesing, the daughter of Dan and Patti Lange Schmiesing of Anna, is the 177th child to don the gown for a christening ceremony.
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ST. HENRY - Winter was setting in when Helena Wuebker of Carthagena put the finishing touch on a pristine christening gown for her infant niece, Marie Lange. It was 1917, the start of World War I, and most children's clothing w . . .
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