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August Prause

August Prause[1]

Male 1898 - 1996  (97 years)

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  • Name August Prause  [1, 2
    Born 15 Oct 1898  Woliborz, Dolnoslaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave 68393671 
    Died 20 Feb 1996  Sharon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 27 Apr 1996  Hillside Cemetery/Sharon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10181  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2017 

    Father August Franz Prause,   b. 6 Nov 1866, Woliborz, Poland (Volpersdorf, Germany prior to 1945) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1965, Canaan, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Mother Agnes Klenner,   b. 6 Feb 1869, Nowa Ruda, Dolnoslaskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1940, Hausdorf, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Family ID F3317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Milanny Louise Stender,   b. Jan 1906, West Ham, Essex, Greater London, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1996, Sharon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1934  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
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    Last Modified 24 May 2014 
    Family ID F11637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • He joined the German army in 1915. He was 2 years in training and achieved the rank of "corporal', an officer over 8 men. He saw active duty from Aug 1918 till the Fall of 1919. His whole regiment (East Prussian Regiment #18) was captured while in the trenches (dugouts) on the 8th of August 1918 near Verdun, Villers, Brittany. The English advanced behind tanks up their trenches. He recalls being only a few feet from a soldier who was killed in the trench while picking lice out of his shirt. A grenade landed next to the soldier and killed him. He was unable to do anything for the soldier.

      He was in Lily during that summer (1918) in a POW tent. He cleaned cavalry stables and ammunition during his captivity. He contracted diptheria while in an English POW camp. Put in an isolation tent, an injection to his lower abdomen cured him. As a POW he was given bread (the size of a saucer for 5 men), water, bullion and lime. (Related to David Caranci son-in-law on his 94th birthday)

      He came to America on January 7, 1927 on the S.S. President Harding, sailing from Bremen, Germany. He was 28 years old and single. He listed his occupation as 'carpenter'. He could read and write German. He listed Volpersdorf as his place of birth ( it is now Wolizborz, Poland). He was issued an immigration Visa #14511 from Berlin on Feb 11, 1911. He listed his last permanent residence as Hausdorf, Germany (now known as Woliborz, Poland). He listed his next of kin as his father, August, in Hausdorf, Silesia. His final destination was NY, NY for which he had a ticket . He had $25 in his pocket and it was his first time in the US. He was going to his sister, Rosa Prause, 240 E 83rd Street, NYC. He said he intended to live the 'always' and intended to become a citizen. He was in good physical/mental health, was 5'6" tall had fair complextion, blonde hair and green eyes. He was traveling with his cousin, Elsie Dreschner who was 19 and listed her occupation as 'servant'. Her home town was Keustwitz, Germany. Her father was Franz Dreschner, Keustwitz, Silesia. She was 5'5" tall and was going to stay with her cousin Rosa Prause at the same address.

      He returned to Germany and then re-entered the US as a "Returning Resident Alien" in 1929 aboard the S.S. Albert Ballin. He listed his occupation at that time as a 'joiner' with his last permanent address as NYC. His nearest relative or friend was his sister, Rose Prause, 520 W. 131st Street, NYC.

      He returned to Germany again and then re-entered the US as a "Returning Resident Alien" on Sept. 4, 1931 aboard the S.S. Hamburg. He listed his occupation at that time as a 'joiner' with his last permanent address as NYC. His nearest relative as his father, August Prause, Hansdorf (actually Hausdorf) 426, Germany. His nearest relative in the US was his sister, Rosa Prause, 226 E. 85th Street, NYC.

      He returned to Germany again and then re-entered the US as a US citizen on Feb 25, 1937 aboard the S.S. Europa under passport number 350676. He was married at that time and listed his residence as Box 115, Sharon, CT .

  • Sources 
    1. [S1602] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Database online. Year: 1929; Arrival: , ; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfilm roll: T715_4588; Line: 12; List number: .
      Record for August Prause

    2. [S1383] SSDI, Database online. Number: 048-18-8556; Issue State: CT; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Record for August Prause