Prof. Panikos Panayi "Prisoners of Britain – German civilian and combatant internees during the First World War"
Peter Zimmermann ..... September 12, 2014 - 02:46 PM
I am researching the Castle Donington POW camp in World War I. I understand that 36 German officers and their staff died of 'flu there. Apparently, their memorials are in the German Cemetery on Cannock Chase although I have visited the Cemetery yet. But I have heard that their bodies are actually buried near Donington. Can anybody enlighten me/and or let me have more details. Thank you. Peter Zimmermann (AGFHS member) email@example.com
Catherine Lewis ..... September 10, 2014 - 01:45 PM
I have found ancestors HENRY RICHARDT (also appears in records as Rickhardt and eventually becomes Rickett) and CATHERINE RICHARDT nee SHEIFFER (believe this may be Schaffer or Scheiffer and mis-spelled on an English birth certificate) who were both born in Germany (no more specific location unfortunately) in around 1837 and first appear in England when their son is born in Sheffield in 1865. Catherine appears in some censuses as 'British by parentage' and in another as 'German subject'.
I'm desperate to find out more about them but fear that I am stuck without knowing more specifically where they came from in Germany. There is no marriage that I can find for the couple in England so I believe they probably married in Germany.
Has anyone got any suggestions?
Mike Hillier ..... September 10, 2014 - 01:19 PM
Looking for information on Jacob Peter Rudolph Stechmann (1879-1940) married to Emma Beadon Sporle (1876-1962)
Dorothy Hughes ..... September 08, 2014 - 05:40 AM
Researching SAUL of Rotenburg/Fulda.G. Grandfather Johan MARTIN SAUL migrated to Australia 1884 age 17 yrs. Have his father Hermann b. 14 Jan 1821 and grandfather Friedrich b 22 Dec 1790 Rotenburg/Fulda, but cannot verify Friedrich's father Christoph Saul b? d after 1819 m Sophie Pfaff b. 4 Nov 1764. Can anyone help please.