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Translation of Prussian military booklet

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Re: Meldung der Wohnorte

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 10:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Bob,
Thanks for the translation and overview. I was going to ask about why the year 1800 was in there! Never seen a year written that way.

I read that earlier in the 1800's, troops in the Prussian army served for three years and were in the reserves for two, then served in the Landwehr a few weeks annually for seven years.
That helps explain these entries, though the lengths of time may have changed by 1870.

Does this timeline sound right?
13 Nov. 1869 - joined the army, just before he turned 20.(p7)
1 Oct 1871 - made corporal (p9)
5 Sept. 1872 - discharged to the reserve in Berlin (p8)
13 Oct 1872 - Berlin to Teltow to Ziesar (p18)
1 Oct 1876 - transferred to the Landwehr (p13)
1879 - training(?) in Quedlinburg (p19)
1880 - training in Magdelburg (p16)
8 Sep 1881 - permission to leave (p20-21)
18 Nov 1882 - service was finished (p13)

The entries on pages 14/15 are dated 1875 - possibly something about reserve activity?

Thank you again. No way could I have pieced this all together.


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KurtSS2 12 Feb 2013 8:37PM GMT 
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WGFGER 13 Feb 2013 7:51AM GMT 
KurtSS2 14 Feb 2013 2:26AM GMT 
WGFGER 14 Feb 2013 10:12AM GMT 
KurtSS2 14 Feb 2013 9:22PM GMT 
rjbehnen 14 Feb 2013 10:58PM GMT 
KurtSS2 15 Feb 2013 5:57AM GMT 
EileenWilson0... 12 Feb 2013 9:11PM GMT 
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