In honor of Veterans Day I posted yesterday an essay about my uncle Frank Ebner Gartz, a World War II navigator. Today I'd like to post about a tribute to a family member who lost his life in World War I.
Lt. Frank Ebner Gartz DOB 1924 This Veteran’s Day, I’m remembering two relatives who each served in one of the two world wars. World War II My dad’s younger brother, Frank Ebner Gartz, was a navigator in the [...]
Lt. Frank Ebner Gartz DOB 1924 This Memorial Day, I’m remembering two relatives who each served in one of the two world wars. World War II My dad’s younger brother, Frank Ebner Gartz, was a navigator in the [...]
John Koroschetz, date uncertain John Koroschetz, my mom’s father, received his Certificate of Naturalization on November 6, 1914 (below). John had divorced his Austrian wife, named as Carolina, four months earlier. Yet this certificate still notes he has as wife, [...]
Travel Tuesday – Monument to the dead Sam Ebner, Lisi’s brother, died in the Battle of Galicia, one of the earliest battles in WWI. (See previous two posts: The Fallen-Part I and The Fallen-Part II). I wrote about my brothers and [...]
Travel Tuesday “Names of the Fallen”Samuel Ebner-2nd from top Father and Son, both Samuel Ebner ~ 1902-05. My grandmother, Lisi’s,brother and father. In the first post in this three-part series about Samuel Ebner, my grandmother’s younger [...]
“Names of the Fallen” #403 “Samuel Ebner” Travel Tuesday Many of us family history buffs have relatives/ancestors who fought in World War I and/or II, and if they died in those wars, it’s likely we might find [...]
The letters were hidden for decades, but when they were brought to light, their indecipherable handwriting unraveled, and the readable German words translated into English, they revealed unknown secrets about my family’s relation to this monument and a relative whose [...]