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Otto Schultz papers

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Collection Overview

Title: Otto Schultz papers, 1916-1917Add to your cart.

ID: 1/7/MSS 231

Primary Creator: Schultz, Otto

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Germany - Armed forces, Schultz, Emma, Schultz, Otto, fl. 1916-1917, World War, 1914-1918

Forms of Material: Artifacts., Correspondence., Schultz, Emma - Correspondence, Schultz, Otto, fl. 1916-1917 - Correspondence, Soldiers - Germany - Correspondence

Languages: German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Otto Schultz Collection is entirely in German and  includes 19 letters and 1 piece of ephemera.  The letters were all written between January 2, 1916 and April 29, 1917, mostly to Otto's wife, Emma, in Moringen. As the letters begin on January 3, 1916, Otto writes home from the Front that he has been assigned the job of painting signs.  During this time he was on the Eastern front in Russia.  He was in Company 1, 2nd Landsturm Infantry Battalion Osterode XX 9, Division 11.  Later that year, Otto became very ill and was admitted to the military hospital in Poland on August 7, 1916, where he remained until the beginning of January 1917.  The piece of ephemera is a program for the Christmas celebration of 1916 in the military hospital.

Biographical Note

Otto Schultz was married to Emma (Muller) Schultz, and they made their home with their daughter in Moringen in Lower Saxony.  Their daughter was approaching school age during the time Otto served in World War I. 

As the letters begin on January 3, 1916, Otto writes home from the Front that he has been assigned the job of painting signs.  During this time he was on the Eastern front in Russia.  He was in Company 1, 2nd Landsturm Infantry Battalion Osterode XX 9, Division 11.  Later that year, Otto became very ill and was admitted to the military hospital in Poland on August 7, 1916, where he remained until the beginning of January 1917.  Otto was then transferred to Kolmar in East Prussia, which is now part of Poland, arriving there on January 11, 1917.

In February 1917, Otto was then transferred to the military hospital in Allenstein, East Prussia, where he was now in the 6th Landsturm Infantry Replacement Battalion XX 13, Company 7.  Shortly thereafter, in March 1917, Otto was again moved to an undisclosed city in the East, where he was placed in Company 4, 1st Landsturm Infantry Battalion Osterode XX 8.

Subject/Index Terms

Germany - Armed forces
Schultz, Emma
Schultz, Otto, fl. 1916-1917
World War, 1914-1918

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Purchased.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Otto Schultz papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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