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I don't think any of us have military information that far back. The Prussian Rank Lists of that period are useless-- they do not even give rank dates.

You MAY find genealogical information on him if his family is in any of the "Adelige H?user" volumes published by Starke Verlag. If so, that woulkd give you his highest rank, and birth and death information as well as his ancestors and any descendants.

There are MANY volumes, and they all have to be looked at, but each volume lists which families are included:


and click on the "von," "Freiherr," "Graf" et cetera "H?user" books sections

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Hi Igor -

The farthest back I can go is  the 1837 Prussian Rank List.

I am sorry to say that I do not find your man listed in it.

Maybe someone else has something...

Good luck & best wishes,

Wild  Card

What do you see for von Klinspors please?

Also, my von Etzels were O'Etzels then.


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What do you see for von Klinspors please?

Also, my von Etzels were O'Etzels then.


Hi Brian,

Here is what I have found; hope it?s helpful. I'm new at this, hope that I am

posting it correctly.

von Klin(g)spors:

S.L. Bar. v. Klin(g)spor - 3rd Curassier Regiment

S.L. Bar. v. Klin(g)spor - 1st Hussar Regiment


Maj. O'Etzel (RAO4, EK2, ?Long Service Cross?, RW4) - ?Aggregirte?

Officers of the General Staff

S.L. O'Etzel - Topographic Bureau & Guard Schutzen Battalion

S.L. O'Etzel (2) - Guard Schutzen Battalion

Best wishes,

Wild Card

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