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Hi,

 

I am having trouble pinpointing an officer named Steidle ... I know there was a young Lt d. Res. in the Leib Regiment.... Does anyone know if there was a Steidle in the Pionier units?

Thanks

Chris

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The only other Leutnant I found was Lt.d.R. Robert Steidle, brother of Luitpold from the ILR. There were also several medical officers. There was also a naval officer, Lt.z.S. Wolfgang Steidle, whose wife was a distant relative of mine.

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BTW, I don't know if you knew this, if you have a common name and want to narrow your searches in Ancestry to officers, you can put "Kriegsrangliste" under keywords and click exact match to remove all the Stammrollen from your results.

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Waaahh!! Super, thanks! I did not know both brothers were in the Alpenkorps! or even that he had a brother.

That is magic and reinforces my conviction that a Picklehaube named to Steidle with nickle silver fittings could only have been Luitpolds as there were no other options...

Good tip... I will try that to streamline the ancestry options

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More on the later Oberst Luitpold Steidle:

• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luitpold_Steidle

• https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/54097702/person/402065078985/facts

Luitpold Steidle's Friedenstruppenteil was the Kriegsschule in München, so presumably his personal effects remained there when he was in the field and later taken prisoner in Stalingrad. Since he never returned to West Germany, he was possibly never reunited with them.

Their father was also a Bavarian Army officer. Dr.jur. Eduard Steidle served as an Oberkriegsgerichtsrat with Etappen-Inspektion Nr. 6 and was promoted to Maj.d.L. in 1916. 

The navy officer Wolfgang was their first cousin, along with Wolfgang's brother Hans, who was a Feldunterarzt. Both were Luftwaffe officers, Hans as an Oberstarzt and Wolfgang as a Hauptmann d.R.z.V. in Seenotdienst.

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Hi,

 

he was originally from Ulm, I am guessing all his "normal" processions were probably back home during the war... I guess all his awards etc. are somewhere in Russia...

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