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Access to A-H Military records 1898-1907 in Slovenia or Croatia

Access to A-H Military records 1898-1907 in Slovenia or Croatia

Posted: 22 Jan 2006 11:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Where can one access A-H military records (circa 1898-1907) for the common soldier in Slovenia or Croatia? I am researching Josef Schmuck b 1879 in Ribnik, Krain. Ribnik and various other villages in Gottschee were destroyed during WWII. This district, now known as Kocevje is in SE Slovenia close to the Croatian border. Any suggestions appreciated.

Re: Access to A-H Military records 1898-1907 in Slovenia or Croatia

Posted: 23 Jan 2006 12:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Forgot to attach this photo of him taken by a photographer in Graz that may date anywhere from 1899 to 1907. He emigrated to the USA in 1908. Does the uniform help pinpoint the regiment he may have been in?
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Re: Access to A-H Military records 1898-1907 in Slovenia or Croatia

Posted: 17 Sep 2010 9:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
a possibility as photo was made in Graz-Styria > one of the batallions was also stationed in Laibach = Ljubljana (now capital of Slovenia) - but only a guess:
* Steirisches Infanterie Regiment "Albert I. König der Belgier" Nr. 27
Errichtet: 1682 - III. Armeekorps - 28. Infanterie Truppendivision
Nationalitäten: 94% Deutsche - 6% Andere
Ergänzungsbezirk: Graz
Garnison: Stab, I.,II.,IV. Baon: Laibach - III. Baon: Graz
Kommandant: Oberst Carl Weber
Deutsche Uniform - Egalisierungsfarbe: kaisergelb - Knöpfe: Gold
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_k.u.k._Kampftruppen
http://www.mlorenz.at/images/militaerterritorialeinteilung_1...
http://www.kuk-wehrmacht.de/regiment/img/oegarnkart1898.jpg
Posted: 17 Sep 2010 9:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
housenumbers 2, 5 and 6 had Schmuck living in
http://www.gottscheer-gedenkstaette.at/Gottscheer%20Ortspl%C...
Hnr. = housenumber
Hausname = housename
Familienname = lastname
in old times often the house-name was also taken for the people living in the house, but never on documents!

Re: Ribnik

Posted: 17 Sep 2010 10:25PM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: Ribnik

Posted: 5 Dec 2010 1:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your suggestions and resource references. I've been away from my research for awhile so didn't see your response until now. If Josef Schmuck was a member of the regiment out of Ljubljana, do you know where the archives relating to pre-1910 military service would reside today?
Thank you again for all.

Re: Ribnik

Posted: 5 Dec 2010 5:11PM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: Ribnik

Posted: 5 Dec 2010 5:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
possibilities also:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/K.k._Landwehr
»22. Landwehr Infanterie Truppendivision« - Graz
Kommandant: Feldmarschalleutnant Heinrich Ritter von Krauss-Elislago
Generalstabschef: Major des Generalstabskorps Karl Plachota
Landwehrkommando in Graz
* Verbände:
43. Landwehrinfanteriebrigade (Graz)
Kommandant: Generalmajor Josef Nemeczek
LIR 3 - LIR 26 - LIR 31/1
_____________________________________

* k.k. Landwehr Infanterie Regiment „Graz“ Nr. 3

43. Landwehr Infanteriebrigade – 22. Landwehr Infanterie Truppendivision – III. Armeekorps
Errichtet: 1889: Garnison: Graz - II. Baon Leoben
Nationalitäten: 94 % Deutsche – 6 % Andere
Landwehr-Ergänzungsbezirk: Graz und Marburg -
Kommandant: Oberst Franz Flach
Stabsoffiziere: Oberstlt. Friedrich Hadler - Oberstl. Friedrich Teppner - Major Maximilian Kispert - Josef Karpellus - Major Friedrich Ritter von Wohlrab - Major August Strasser

and so on.....
some to find about Graz, but i´m sure it´s a Landwehr-uniform, possible also Feldjäger. not so many details to see on the photo as only a portrait...
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_k.u.k._Kampftruppen#D...
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steirisches_Feldj%C3%A4gerbatai...

all troops of Austria-Hungary: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_k.u.k._Kampftruppen

hope you will get info from archive.

Re: Ribnik

Posted: 5 Dec 2010 5:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
http://gottschee.net/Dateien/Ribnik/Web%20Deutsch/Landschaft...
http://www.gottschee.de/Dateien/Ribnik/Web%20Deutsch/Landsch...

resettlers-list from 1941 has also Schmuck in the list:
http://www.gottschee.de/
click on the blue book and take in first row "Nachname/lastname" the S and look for Schmuck-names
Nachname/lastname Vorname/firstname Ehename/married name Eltern/parents Wohnort/home-adress Geb.-Dat./birth-date Geburtsort/birth-place

Re: Ribnik

Posted: 5 Dec 2010 6:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the web links. Josef was from Ribnik 6. I've done extensive research on this Schmuck family and the history of Gottschee as well. It's truly a fascinating history. I'll contact the Vienna archives as you've suggested for possible military records. When/if I'm successful I'll post my results here. Thank you again for all your help.
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