One of our readers wrote in with a few rare images of the German Army shortly after World War I.
2nd Pioniere Kompanie, Reichswehr, Stettin, February and June 1920, Pommerensdorf School
Here are some photos that I mentioned in a previous email a couple months ago. I imagine the Reichswehr images are pretty rare as so much was destroyed in the war. The school photo is only half, unfortunately.
- 2nd Pionier Kompanie , Reichswehr, 2nd Pionier Batt. Stettin, February 1920 (formal photo entire Kompanie)
- 3rd Pionier Kompanie, , 2nd Pionier Batt. Altdamm, June 1920 (formal photo entire Kompanie)I have a few more of what I assume are groups of men of this Kompanie in 1920, but these are unidentified as to exact date and place.
- 2/3 of a formal class photograph of a class in the elementary school in Pommerensdorf, ca. 1907-9.
“My grandfather’s (Emil F. Becker 1900-1971) family came from, Stettin, Pommerensdorf, Ladenthin k/Randow, Gollnow, Ueckermünde and Usedom island. ”
“I know something about some of the family through records and family stories. My great-grandfather Friedrich Becker (1874-1935) was a manager of the Pommerensdorf Chemisch Fabrik, his grandfather was a servant to a Major von Berge in Stettin, 1843, and then a valet for someone in Schonwerder K/Pyritz. My g-g grandmother Emilie A. O. Villwock geb. Sonnenburg, (ca. 1848-1933) was from Usedom island.”
Names: Becker, Villwock, Sonnenburg, Kohnke, Dittmer, Wolf, Schultz