I am researching my family history and my Great Grandfather, Robert Johannes Kretzschmar was born in Leipzig.
Robert Johannes (B. 1866) came to Bradford, Yorkshire in 1889. He was a wool merchant. He was successful in business and had 17 children, one of whom is my grandfather. He died in 1952 in Bradford, Yorkshire. In 1916 he changed his name to Inman.
His mother was from from Döbeln and his father was from Präbschütz nr Döbeln.
A little bit more background below:
Gustav Robert Kretzschmar (Born 23.01.1840 in Präbschütz in Döbeln. Died 15.05.1901 in Leipzig)
His parents where the Wassermühlers in Präbschütz near Döbeln.
Helene Bertha Kretzschmar, born Mogk (Born 09.29.1842 in Doebeln. Died 31.05.1923 in Leipzig)
Oral family history says that the Mogk's were in the wool trade.
They moved to Leipzig on 15/05/1865. They had three children:
Robert Johannes Kretzschmar (18th Feb 1866 in Leipzig) My great grandfather who moved to Bradford, Yorkshire, England in 1889) Theodor Kurt Kretzschmar (Born 01.22.1868 in Leipzig, Died 15.05.1900 in Doebeln) He was a priest at the Ev.Lutheran church. He died on 17 RitterStrasse, Döbeln in 1901. Friederike Marie Helene Kretzschmar. Born 04.20.1872 in Leipzig, Died 25.11.1936 in Leipzig, she seems not to have been married she was a landlady.
Gustav was a teacher at the II. Bezirksschule in Leipzig. He lived at Frankfurter Straße 34, Leipzig.
I wondered if any members of the group have any knowledge of Döbeln or Mogk’s/ Kretzschmars.
The Waldheims appear in the 1871 census: John Hermann and Maria Waldheim. In 1881 they had already 5 children. John Hermann was born in Hanover (city? kingdom?).
Annette Alderson ..... May 24, 2015 - 06:59 AM
Dear Sir / Madam, I have recently purchased a computer and I am contacting you from Sydney, Australia. I would like to retrieve some / any information on my mother's family who immigrated to Sydney, Australia in the early 1900's from London. The father's name was Cecil Herman Waldheim and is a complete mystery to us, as her mother died when she was a baby. Mum is now 95 and I would like to find out some information for her. I am happy to join and pay if you think that you may have information that would assist is this endeavour - that is when the Waldheim's arrived in the UK. Thankyou, Annette.
Maybe you find his name in the lists of the ICRC – http://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Search
Paul hanson ..... May 15, 2015 - 06:57 AM
I have inherited several paintings from my great uncle who was a camp guard in a ww1 POW camp in yorkshire The paintings are all of the camp and are signed A Lindner 1915. I have not had any success in tracing the painter and would welcome any advice,my ultimate aim would be to trace his descendants who will never have seen these paintings.