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    Dr. phil. Eugen Gantter (1848-1931) was born in Stuttgart on 11 January 1848, died at the age of 83 on 15 April 1931 in Frankfurt am Main. 


    His 1908/9 German Orders Almanac entry calls him a Schriftsteller (writer) and shows as of that date, as a k.w. Hauptmann d.R. a.D. He lived in Frankfurt am Main (Böhmerstrasse 58) 


    He was a writer, a teacher and a journalist. In March 1870, he received his doctorate in philosophy. He wrote on stenography and gave many lectures on this. He published a manual of stenography (Handbuch der deutschen Einheitskurzschrift). He also wrote poems and songtexts ("Volkstuemliche Lieder"), even a stenographer's song (Liederbuch für Kurzschreiber). 


    During the German-French War, he joined the Grenadier Regiment "Queen Olga" (1st Württemberg Regiment) No. 119. After his military service, he worked for the Schwäbischer Merkur


    Medal Bar: 

    1. Württemberg Friedrich Order-Knight 1st Class 

    2. Württemberg 1911 Jubilee Medal (2,020 struck) 

    3. Prussian Red Eagle Order 4th Class 

    4. 1870 War Medal 

    5. Württemberg XX Years Reserve-Landwehr Cross 

    6. 1897 Wilhelm I Centenary Medal 


    Button hole: 

    1. Württemberg Crown Order 

    2. Hessian War Effort Medal (perhaps) 










    Credit: originally researched by Rick Lundstrom, webr55 and Daniel Krause.

    Edited by Giannis S.
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    From the Württ. Militär-Verordnungsblatt:


    10.11.1916 Charakter als Major der Reserve a.D., z.Zt. bei der Militärischen Postüberwachungsstelle des XVIII. Armeekorps
    25.02.1917 Erlaubnis zum Tragen der Uniform der Reserveoffiziere des GR 119

    20.12.1916 Wilhelmskreuz mit Schwertern

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