Sunday, November 16, 2014

Photo Number 1750

This is another foreign postcard from the antique shop in Elizabeth Minnesota.
Otto S Elizabeth antiques
Otto S Elizabeth antiques
I believe someone marked this photo Otto S.
Otto S Elizabeth antiques back
A postcard dated July 26, 1915.
Perhaps someone can translate.
Thanks for stopping by.

Translation from Susanna Rosalie:

The card is signed by 'Otto' and starts with 'Dear brother'. It is addressed to:
Wilhelm Schauland, Conradsfelde, Kreis [county] Flatow, W.Pr. [West Prussia]

Sender: Grenadier [infantryman/ rifleman/ private] Schauland [...]

It was sent from the town of Wünsdorf, Kreis Teltow. This town is approx. 40 km south of Berlin and had a military base. 

5 comments:

  1. The handwriting is very similar to the previous photo - and interestingly enough, there are father and son, August and Otto living in Iowa.

    Otto F. Schauland (Jun. 23, 1895 - Jan. 9, 1962) who lived in Muscatine, Iowa and was a PFC Medical Department World War I. He is Find A Grave Memorial# 53112787


    August F Schauland (Birth: Jul. 4, 1869, Germany - Mar. 8, 1954) also of Muscatine.

    "August F. Schauland, 84, long-time resident here, died Monday at his home, 314 Gilbert St., after a brief illness. The son of Carl and Amelia Roloff Schauland, he was born in Germany on July 4, 1869 and had resided her for the past 67 years. He married Minna Homeier on November 30, 1892 in Muscatine. Mr. Schauland was a retired button worker. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Otto and Walter Schauland, both of Muscatine and Henry Schauland of Oakland, California; a brother, Theodore Schauland of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Fetrow of Boise, Idaho, Mrs Anna Nicolay of Muscatine and Mrs. Helen Bretz of Rock Island; and three grandchildren. His parents and three brothers preceded him in death."

    "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, March 9, 1954

    He is Find A Grave Memorial# 128340829


    I suspect that Otto and the August in the previous photo are cousins though, with that August being from Minnesota but I am by no means sure.

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  2. Great finds Iggy!

    What I could decipher is the following (will write more later):

    The card is signed by 'Otto' and starts with 'Dear brother'. It is addressed to:
    Wilhelm Schauland, Conradsfelde, Kreis [county] Flatow, W.Pr. [West Prussia]

    Sender: Grenadier [infantryman/ rifleman/ private] Schauland [...]

    It was sent from the town of Wünsdorf, Kreis Teltow. This town is approx. 40 km south of Berlin and had a military base.
    Please see photo number 1749.

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  3. I've been struggling to ID the uniform - and Susanna left a good hint.

    On http://www.worldwar1.com/sfgeruni.htm one sees in the first two photos, uniforms matching this and the previous photo. The three button cuff in the first one is a perfect match for the previous photo and the second one has a perfect match for this man's shoulders and hat saying he is a young Prussian Einjährig-freiwillige (One-year Volunteer). I assume someone sent them from Germany to family near Elizabeth, MN (in Otter Tail County).

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    1. Find A Grave Memorial# 65584132 shows a large Schauland family living in Parkers Prairie, Otter Tail.

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