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German exclamations (late-1800s - early-1900s)

So I'm writing dialogue for an older German man (in his 60s at least) and speaking sometime during the span of the 1880-1920 (fantastical setting, time period is very loose), and I realized I need some exclamations of surprise for him to say at certain parts of the story. Something the equivalent of English terms like "Oh my goodness!", "Yikes!", "Eegads!", "Oh no!".

Now, I did do some Googling for "German exclamations" and "German exclamations of surprise", but unfortunately the few helpful results are littered with foul language or very inappropriate English equivalents, and I'd rather get feedback from real people. This is a kid-friendly project I'm writing, so I really need to check with you guys as to what is a very child-safe exclamation. I thought it'd be too risky to rely on internet translators, especially when I can make my character inadvertently say something very offensive.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!
Tags: ~languages: german
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