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    frivilig
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    Found the attached medal brevets today at a Washington area antique show, these were among the emigration and personal papers for a German immigrant by the name of Adolph Matschuck, who arrived in Baltimore around 1870 and was naturalized in 1878.

    The Centennial medal brevet (top) was issued by the Imperial German Consulate in Baltimore. Anybody know if it was SOP for consulates to issue brevets to emigrated veterans?

    Bill
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    #15662

    medalnet
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    Wow, treasures still exist! Very nice!

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    fred j borgmann
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    I have one for a WWI Honor cross that came through the Chicago consulate. I also knew a German WWI veteran who in the 1960’s was getting financial veterans benefit payments from the West German government. He had lived in Milwaukee for decades by then.

    #15900

    medalnet
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    I have one for a WWI Honor cross that came through the Chicago consulate. I also knew a German WWI veteran who in the 1960’s was getting financial veterans benefit payments from the West German government. He had lived in Milwaukee for decades by then.

    Can you show us a picture?

    #15904

    fred j borgmann
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    Here it is
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    #15922

    medalnet
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    That’s very interesting! thanks for sharing this unique document!

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    Frank Dutil
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    #15937

    medalnet
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    Thanks, Frank, but I was specifically pointing out the fact that this went to a German living abroad. I am curious to know if other members have documents similar to this with US addresses. There should be more?!

    #15946

    Frank Dutil
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    Oh wow! :shock: I hadn’t even noticed! :oops:

    If you’re looking for me, I’ll be under my desk in a fetal position… ;)

    #16190

    panarion
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    This sort of document is interesting and it highlights just how intertwined American history really is with European history even if it is not at the top level of politics.( and vice versa)

    There is a listing under the Federal Medals Banner on this site that shows over 200 German American veterans associations ( Deutscher- Amerikan kriegerbund) so it does not surprise me , though it does interest me how a German document has an American address on it.

    That is why i love this site , everyday there is something new to see and learn.

    #16871

    medalnet
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    Here it is

    This or very similar document was just offered for sale in Gunzenhausen.

    #16881

    j. mcculloch
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    Just to catch up on this old thread…….
    I have documents for World War One medals issued to Germans, Austrians and Bulgarians living in the USA in the 1930 s and up to 1941.

    I know the Centennial medal was issued via Consulates in the USA and via the various German-American veterans organizations, as their magazines included articles about the medal, how to claim older campaign medals and pension information.

    Die Deutsche-American Hausfrau magazine also had a few such articles up until 1917 anyway.

    #16883

    medalnet
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    Just to catch up on this old thread…….
    I have documents for World War One medals issued to Germans, Austrians and Bulgarians living in the USA in the 1930 s and up to 1941.

    I know the Centennial medal was issued via Consulates in the USA and via the various German-American veterans organizations, as their magazines included articles about the medal, how to claim older campaign medals and pension information.

    Die Deutsche-American Hausfrau magazine also had a few such articles up until 1917 anyway.

    Do you have some examples to post here?

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