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I want to share a pic, which i got yesterdays for my 1870 Veteran photo book.

First  - unfortunately an unknown person, b u t

at Ebay i found him on a pic again with his name and data.

My pic was taken in Berlin on christmas 1899 and it is nearly 120 years old. 

It shown Heinrich Carl Scherer and

his wife. He served as a Feldwebel in IR Nr. 48 and fought

1864, 1866 and 1870. He was awarded with

-EK2 1870 (Wagner core)

-EK1 1870

-AEZ (general honour medal)

-KDM 1870 with 7 clasps (Spicheren, Vionville-Mars la tour, Gravelotte St Privat, Metz

Beaune La Rolande - Orleans and Le Mans

-1866 Kreuz für Kämpfer

-1864 KDM für Kämpfer

Centenialmedal 1897 and "25" oaks (1895)


In my opinion a true prussian hero of that time, especially of his EK1. It was only ~ 170 times awarded to EM and NCO.




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Now that is a great photo of a proud soldier who fought hard in three wars and lived to tell the tales.  His EK I is evidence of his deeds.

I found his marriage registry entry on ancestry:

Carl Heinrich Scherer, Feldwebel d. 8. Comp. d. Inf. R. 48, geb. den 23.Juli 1836 in Eggersdorf

 Sohn des Tagearbeiters, Friedrich Wilhelm in Eggersdorf

 am 27.03.1870 in Cüstrin mit

 Marie Juliane Ottillie Richter, geb. den 21.07.1849 in Ziebingen, Kreis Weststernberg



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thanks a lot. Andy.

And this one is greater than great, because of its high details.

I must have been taken bevor 1897

Meet Mr. Scherer again - this grand pa rocked da house.



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Thanks for the entry in the list.

The 2nd one is that piece of Eb...

So in 1899/1900 he was 65 years old. May be my pic was taken to his Pensionierung (retired)



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