Meaning of "Ellengrund"

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Meaning of "Ellengrund"

Post by Sam Wren » 29 Jul 2021 08:06

I am curious about the meaning of the word "Ellengrund" in this death card:
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I know that "Ellen" means elbow, yard or cubit and "Grund" means ground, but I can find nothing in any dictionaries or even online showing the meaning when they are combined together. I even attempted to use Google translate but it "recognized" it as Luxembourgish but, nonetheless, did not provide an English translation. Any elucidation would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Meaning of "Ellengrund"

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 29 Jul 2021 08:35

Eller is a term for the tree 'Erle', alder in english. Sounds like a small wood 200m sw of Berigny.

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Re: Meaning of "Ellengrund"

Post by Hohlladung » 29 Jul 2021 10:22

Hi Sam,

This is actually the same like in your post dated 15. Feb21 regarding the "Bachgrund".

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If you take a look at the map of Berigny you will notice a small brook named "L'Elle".
So IMO they "germanized" it to Ellengrund.

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Armin
"Ihr verfluchten Racker, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?" Friedrich, II. in der Schlacht von Kolin am 18.Juni 1757 zu seinen zurückgehenden Grenadieren.

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Re: Meaning of "Ellengrund"

Post by Sam Wren » 30 Jul 2021 05:24

Many thanks for your replies - they are a great help.

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Re: Meaning of "Ellengrund"

Post by wwilson » 31 Jul 2021 10:14

Sam,

= "bottomland of the Elle River".

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Re: Meaning of "Ellengrund"

Post by Sam Wren » 01 Aug 2021 03:13

thanks. one of these days I might get this x-grund concept through my thick skull.

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Re: Meaning of "Ellengrund"

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 01 Aug 2021 06:34

Taking into account he is mentioned in a publication and the location of the “Fallsch.Jäg.Regt. 5“ it must be the “L‘Elle” area mentioned by Armin (southwest of Berigny not far east of Saint Lo).

Killed, WWII, from Ulm, Johannes Christian Schaude:
https://stadtarchiv.ulm.de/-/media/arch ... assung.pdf

The 5th. Regt., july 1944.
http://lexikon-wehrmacht.de/Gliederunge ... FJR5-R.htm

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