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Europe / Re: Where Was He From ?
« on: Sunday 20 September 20 13:01 BST (UK)  »
p.p.s.
@ Karen
I just noticed, on re-reading, that in my ps, I wrote
"it may come up in english with an english-language operating system,..." and then in the next line ".. change the language to englisch .."

I think we've had this conversation before, about living so long in Germany, that we write some things automatically with german spelling   ;D ::)

Grüße aus Berlin,
Bob

Oh, yes indeed.  ;D I've been here so long that I didn't even register that you had written englisch:D

All the best,
Karen

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Europe / Re: Where Was He From ?
« on: Friday 18 September 20 09:56 BST (UK)  »
Hi Colin,

it turns out to be Oberdiebuch

I think that should be Oberdiebach. Another tiddly little place. But pretty.  :) I don't know how the borders were back then, but it is just into Rheinland-Pfalz now, not Hessen.

If you need any more help, just say the word.

All the best,
Karen

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Europe / Re: Where Was He From ?
« on: Thursday 17 September 20 11:13 BST (UK)  »
I had even written away to Bischofliches Ordinariat Limburg but all i got back was the information that I had already given them.

Hi Colin,

The church in Hallgarten was unable to help me - their records don't go back that far.

So I contacted Limburg. The lady there that you have to pay for their research time. Did you do that when you contacted them?

One search hour costs €32 and one document copy costs €2.50. If you don't need copies, they can just send you the information that they find. The waiting time is currently about 12 weeks. Once the research has been completed, you will receive an invoice (for this they need an address) and after receipt of the money, they will send the documents.

Please let me know if you want to do this, and I'll help you with the letter.

Best regards,
Karen

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Europe / Re: Where Was He From ?
« on: Wednesday 16 September 20 09:50 BST (UK)  »
Hi Colin,

Did you mean to upload 2 files? I can only see one small one, with 2 lines of writing (and very difficult to read  :( ).

Best regards,
Karen

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Europe / Re: Where Was He From ?
« on: Tuesday 15 September 20 14:16 BST (UK)  »
Crumbs. It's happened again... There's me thinking there can't be too many Hallgartens, and what do I find? Two within a few miles of each other!  ::)

The one I was looking at yesterday is the one just north of the Rhein (near Hattersheim). I have just discovered a second one, about 10km south-west of Bad Kreuznach (and about 4km north of Obermoschel).

Both are in Hessen.

Hmmm...

 

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Europe / Re: Where Was He From ?
« on: Monday 14 September 20 09:41 BST (UK)  »
Hi Colin,

As Dave says, a clip of the record would be good, if your son can do that for you.

There are several trees online which mention your Hubert. I haven't linked anything, as I don't know if they are perhaps your own files.

One thing which did occur to me: Have you tried contacting the RC church in Hallgarten? It's a tiddly little town and maybe someone from the church community can help? You never know.

https://www.schroetermadonna.de/impressum.php

If your German is not up to it, let me know. I can always put a message together for you.  :)

Best regards,
Karen
(in Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony)


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Europe / Re: Eduard Erich Becker
« on: Monday 07 September 20 11:54 BST (UK)  »
 :( It is very sad.

Sleepyhillock sounds so sweet and gentle. In contrast to the events which led to the lads being buried there...

I've been searching for info on the family/father, but no luck yet. I'll keep trying. But as you have seen, Dave is the one who usually comes up with the important stuff.  ;D

All the best,
Karen
 

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Europe / Re: Eduard Erich Becker
« on: Monday 07 September 20 11:22 BST (UK)  »
Is this likely to be where the aircraft was lost, i.e. Somewhere between Peterhead and Dundee?

That's right.

It says (2nd image): Engl. Ostküste zwischen Peterhead u. Dundee (English east coast between Peterhead and Dundee).

Just don't tell the Scots that that is England...  ;D

Best regards,
Karen

P.S. The first image states that his grave is in Sleepyhillock Frdhf. Montrose Scotland (Sleepyhillock Friedhof <cemetery>, Montrose Scotland) and then states the reference number.

 

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Hi,

The 2 signatures are completely different. Even allowing for a change of style over time...

Best regards,
Karen

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