I wish I could offer a more precise record but many of the documents and
pictures were lost during the war. I believe they met around 1930 and
married in 1933. My sister was born in 1934 and I came along nearly
10 years later.
My Dad was drafted into the German Army around 1939 and rose to the rank
of Hauptfeldwebel before he was taken prisoner on the Eastern front in 1944.
He was held in a Russian prison camp until his release in 1950. He never
saw me until his release.
Much of the story is chronicled in my
biography on this family web site.
The pictures in this slideshow were all taken before we immigrated to the