Monday, May 16, 2011

Military Monday - Christian Linneman

Christian (Christ) Linneman was my great grand uncle and served in World War I from July 1918 to January 1919. According to his Record of Burial Place of Veteran from the PA Department of Military Affairs, he was a Private in the Army, 3rd Company 1st Battalion 155 DB.

This is a picture of Christ, probably taken in 1918. It was in a folio with the name B. Krasinski and Monessen, PA inscribed on it, which was probably the photographer. After the war, Christ was active with the VFW and the American Legion Posts in Monessen.

I learned recently from his birth record that Christ was born Christian Fasel and his father died a few months before he was born. His mother Elisabeth then married Gerhard Linnemann. All records I have found for Christian list him as Linneman. Christ never married or had any children and lived in Monessen with his brother Gerhard and mother Elisabeth and later his sister Elizabeth Linneman Speck.

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