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    Question Information About German Soldiers (Around 1900)

    Hello. First of all, I'd like to say sorry if I didn't post this thread on the right site. If you conssider, you can delete it and I'll post it correctly where you guys advice me. I'm new here though I'm old member but havent been that active on this Forum for ages, so this changed lot for me (or maybe is just my bad memory).

    Secondly, I'm looking for information about german soldiers which have been sent in Transylvania or South Romania. My great-grandfather was one of them, I cant remember well his name but I think his surname was Schüler, though I'm not sure. The only thing I know is that he went married with an hungarian woman in Transylvania and that he was a german soldier just came to Transylvania. I'd like to know if there was something about these soldiers sent over there or something. Seems that we know nothing about him, even his name, just because he died so soon, just when my grandfather was 16 or something like that..and there's something weird because my grandfather almost never talks about him, he mentions him but nothing more...(is not cuz of any family problem, we're such a good family).

    Anyway, I'd like to know if some of you have any idea about these german soldiers sent over there. Why there were sent? What happened to them?
    I'm interested on any story or something you could tell me about this matter.

    Thank you and once again, sorry if I posted this badly.

    p.d.: My grandfather is now 74 years old, which means, his father was born around 1900.

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    Soldiering...

    If you want to know about the details of soldiering without having too experience it, there are two books worth reading:

    1. "Hardtack and Coffee"
    2. "Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life"

    These were written in the late 19th Century and draws from the experiences of American Civil War Soldiers. Just change the uniforms and they'll fit any Army. Soldier life is soldaten life, the only difference is, the uniform is different...

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    Beginning with the establishment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire numerous austrian units were stationed as gendarmes throughout Transylvania both in small and large settlements (including the hungarian and saxon communities), that's how a smaller but significant part of my austrian ancestry got merged into our saxon family. It is significant because my family still wears the austrian name which was brought in by that particular branch.

    In most of the cases these recruits either returned to their homeland or stayed and got integrated into the local community in which they served.

    However, I don't know of units or similar cases in Southern Romania.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hrodnand View Post
    Beginning with the establishment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire numerous austrian units were stationed as gendarmes throughout Transylvania both in small and large settlements (including the hungarian and saxon communities), that's how a smaller but significant part of my austrian ancestry got merged into our saxon family. It is significant because my family still wears the austrian name which was brought in by that particular branch.

    In most of the cases these recruits either returned to their homeland or stayed and got integrated into the local community in which they served.

    However, I don't know of units or similar cases in Southern Romania.
    Great. Well, I needed the information mostly for the Transylvania region. I'm not actually living there and either been born there but makes me curious everytime I hear about my great-grandfather.

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    In any case, my great-grandmother was half hungarian half german aswell...

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