German Handwriting (on back of photos)

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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by battleofassche » 05 Sep 2018 14:14

I think it is Oblt. Köppen. Check the caption on the front of the photo.
England BEUTE Panzer TANK.jpg
I have not yet found any mention of him. I suspect he might have been in 19 ID in the anti-tank company (14) of IR 73.

Much thanks, Steve
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » 05 Sep 2018 19:04

Hello Steve,
I think you'r right, it seems that it is oberleutnant Köppen, standing at the right of an English Vickers Light Tank on the 19th of may 1940 somewhere in Belgium ( maybe near Assche or Dendermonde)
https://picclick.de/853-Foto-England-BE ... 27492.html
I didn't found something about Oblt.Köppen in the Tessin. (band or volume 4)
Kindly regards
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by Svennie » 11 Sep 2018 20:22

Dear all,
I have been studying this piece from a Personalakte for a long time and managed to decipher it, but I keep on struggling with the grandfathers occupation and grandmother Pauline's last name. Can anybody help me out please? Thank you very much in advance.
Best regards,
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by GregSingh » 12 Sep 2018 01:13

Stand und Beruf ..... Apotheker

perhaps: von Bareire
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by Svennie » 12 Sep 2018 06:07

Thanks Greg, spot on with Apotheker!

My initial thoughts were also Von Bareire but googling this name does not provide any hits, while every noble family in Germany can be found on the net. So I guess it must be something else, the question remains: what?

Any help from the forum community much appreciated!

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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by GregSingh » 12 Sep 2018 08:07

but googling this name does not provide any hits
Yes, it might as well be something else, but I got several hits in Rheinland-Westfalen address books, one from 1838.
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by history1 » 12 Sep 2018 12:07

I agree with both "Apotheker" and "von Bareire". There is absolutely no doubt.
von-Bareire.jpg
Source: Ancestry.com. Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
From the Protestantic Church "Hl. Mathäus" in Berlin.
https://books.google.at/books?id=k8lXAA ... re&f=false
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by history1 » 12 Sep 2018 12:17

Entry into the register of births, same source, but from 1827:
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Ignore the first two lines, they´re from the previous entry.
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by Svennie » 12 Sep 2018 16:57

Dear Greg, dear History1,

thank you very much! This is what makes this internet community so wonderful. Von Bareire it is.

Best regards,
Sven

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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by battleofassche » 24 Dec 2018 16:22

Recently found these scans of diary of an IR 73 member. I wonder if anyone can help with translating the German handwriting:
ir 73 wd2.jpg
ir 73 wd3.jpg
ir 73 wd4.jpg
ir 73 wd5.jpg
ir 73 wd6.jpg
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by battleofassche » 24 Dec 2018 16:24

More pages:
ir 73 wd7.jpg
ir 73 wd8.jpg
ir 73 wd9.jpg
ir 73 wd10.jpg
ir 73 wd11.jpg
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by nichte » 25 Dec 2018 06:32

The first of your scans was good, but the others were to unclear for me to decipher correctly after I tried to enlarge them a bit.
Hiltraut



Transcription of first one

Donnerstag, den 9. 5. 40
Sollte eine Batll.übung sein alles
ins Quartier zurück und .....
Abmarsch , Abends 22.00 kreuz und
quer immer der ..... 7 nach

8.20 die Luxen[m]burgische Grenze
überschritten, kein Wi[e]derstand.

Freitag den 10. 5. 40
10.30 die Belg. Grenze
überschritten, eine Brücke
gesprengt. (um Fahren)
Weiter durch Baumsprerren
Nachmittag Gefecht mit Belg.
Feind. Feind zurück geschlagen.
Erste Gefangene. Uffz......er gefallen.

Sonnabend 11. 5.
5.00 weitermarsch.
Fahren mit Panzer über die
Orte [Ourthe?] Sichern auf eine
Höhe den Nachschub des Batl.
In Wacha übernachtet.
Tags über greifen zwei Franzö-
sische Kampfwagen an.

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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by battleofassche » 25 Dec 2018 14:47

Thank you, much appreciated your time on this. Unfortunately these are the only scans I have of the diary and I don't have access to the original..

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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by nichte » 25 Dec 2018 19:02

Deciphering what I thought I could read. Feel free to add and to correct as needed.
Hiltraut

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Scan 2
=====


wurden durch eigene Artill.
vernichtet.
Nachts feindlich. Artill.feuer
….. ….. …..
….. …..
meint
die Mauer stürzt ein.


Sonntag den 12. 5. und Montag
den 13. 5.
5.30 Abmarsch
….. Gefecht mit .....
….. ….. …..

Feind geschlagen und geflüchtet
Ari ….. ….. ….. ….. …..
zufuß und ….. zur Maas.
….. ganze Nacht ..… feindliche
Ari …..

6.00 mit Floßsäcken über die
Maas.
Feind im …. …..
..…
wird vertrieben.
Haupt. …eilbronn ….
…. verwundete.
Pack und Panzer schießen
F … 7 stürmt die Höhe, gehen
bis zur einem Gehöft vor.

==========


Franzosen gefangen,
bekommen starkes feindl.
Ari.feuer, mußten zurück
Ltn. ….., Ltn. Püschel
Feldwebel …angut, gefallen
E..… gefallen, … … …
Sch….., Schmidt, …..,
Fritsche verwundet, an der
Maas Verwundete wurden
transportiert.
Am Nachmittag nochmals
Angriff. Schweres feindl. AriFeuer
und feindl. Panzer.
Major ….. ….. Obln. G…..
verwundet, alles zurück

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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by battleofassche » 26 Dec 2018 15:54

Thanks very much. This helps to piece together the diary with known events for May 40.

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