Tag Archive | Pomerania

Grossvater, ist sie? (Grandfather, is this you?)

Grossvater, ist sie? (Grandfather, is this you?)

Gravelotte-St. Privat was the largest battle in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). It involved nearly 200,000 Germans and just over 100,000 French. ¬†It was fought August 18, 1870. The battle was fought fives years after the conclusion of the American Civil War and in that time advances in weaponry had made the old style Napoleonic tactics […]

From Pommern to Milwaukee 1

One of my interests is¬†genealogy and although I’ve looked into it here and there over the last 12 years I am still a beginner. I started to research my side of the family starting with my great-grandparents because I had a working knowledge of their names. On my dad’s side are the Roeders/Nehls. Here’s a […]

Ancestor in German Army II

This is an update. Back on Apr 4th I posted the following: I did a little research on my great-grandfather on my mother’s side. He was born in Poland when it was not Poland but part of Germany. He served in the German Army in the Herzog Von Holstein Regiment in 1895-96. He came to […]