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We were hoping to fulfill a dying wish of canada goose factory outlet my wife mother to learn about and tell her anything we could learn regarding her biological father. canada goose outlet new york city You see, due to the reasons unknown, my wife mother, born in 1924, in Germany, was not told who her biological father was until well after she and her family had migrated to America in the 1930s. In fact, her mother much older when her own mother (Madame R grandmother) finally revealed who her biological father was. It was the handsome French man in uniform, in the old photo. The photo in question was always in my wife grandmother box of photos that she brought with her to America. They left their family village, located near the French Border, in search of work and a new life. We believe my wife grandmother had met this man while across the border in France in search of work(?) Growing up in the Midwest, my wife had always been told by her canada goose outlet real grandmother that the man in the photo was a special friend. Eventually, my wife was told that the man in the photo was canada goose outlet paypal named Jules Martin, and that her grandmother had met him while in Sarrebourg, France.

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Finally, I received an email from a helpful director of tourism canada goose outlet toronto location in Sarrebourg, whom I had contacted. She had distributed it to some folks in the Community, including the President of the Organization, “les Amis canada goose outlet online du Vieux Sarrebourg”, translated as the “Friends of Old Sarrebourg.” And, thus, the needle was found! Through this Group, they canada goose outlet parka identified the uniform as the “band uniform” of one of the local civic associations, known as the “Bengeles.” (I suspect, that perhaps the uniform was from military surplus, because I had recently found that his uniform was remarkably similar to the Saint Maixent Military Academy uniform in the early 1900s.) One of the men of the “Friends of Old Sarrebourg” showed the photo to another friend in Sarrebourg, and this man identified the man in the photo, as indeed Jules Martin (aka Julius Martin) his grandfather! He initially offered some sketchy information that his grandfather was born in 1899, and that he was a farmer, grocer and musician. Interestingly enough, the grandson has the exact same photo that was in my wife old family box of photos.

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Monsieur and Madame R, you so much for sharing this research journey with us. (Suggestions for how to prepare are given here.) We look forward to a report on the discovery of Sarrebourg and family there.

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The beret is not of the Chasseurs alpins at all but it could help to date the photograph as after 1915. In the summer of that year, the army issued to all infantry regiments a beret of light blue, or bleu d Monsieur L. identified the beret in the photograph as being such a one. The Chasseurs alpins apparently were furious that their unique uniform element of the beret had been given to all and sundry. In September of 1915, the light blue beret was withdrawn and no longer to be worn. Thus, it was available for only about three or four months though one can imagine that those already issued were not destroyed.

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