Schultz, Otto | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
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.