Walter Martin "Mart"
Schmid, U.S. Army in Germany, with the 102nd Infantry, stationed
near Munchberg by Hof in 1946. Born about 1918, Germany (birth
location unknown) based on his age in Feb 1946.
A family member Erna
Zeitler, Waldsassen, Bavaria, stated that Walter told Erna of his
family having left Germany about the time frame of WWI, unknown
Walter's parents names. A possibility is Walter's parents came
from Hanover or Kuhln, Germany and that Walter was considered
American, having been Born at Sea. I have not found any
passenger list of either the
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 or
Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934 (in
German) databases, estimating they arrived about 1920.
I am unable to locate
Walter's military record or date of WWII enlistment/registration,
Walter may have belonged to the 405, 406 or 407th Infantry Regiments
of the 102nd Division "The Ozarks" that may have been stationed near
Munchberg by Hof in 1946.
Rumor has it that he did not return to the U.S. and was reassigned
to a unit in Heidelberg and spent more time in the Army or Air
Corps, remaining in Germany and marrying. And it is unclear if
Walter went by Smith or Schmid or Schmidt when enlisting, passenger
travel or returning to the U.S.
Walter "Mart" Schmid, Frank Barnes of Mozier, IL and other Army
buddies helped the Zeitler family during the War with provisions and
other goods for the family.
Schmid, may have returned to the U.S. and married after the war, I
am wanting to find his Descendants. It is unclear where Walter
lived prior to WWII, or after. All that is known, possibly NY,
as his parents may have had a Bakery, or Walter could of lived in
NJ, MI, MO, or IL.
above is all that is known about Walter...If you have information,
recognize the photo of Walter, please
E-Mail with your information or assistance.
Thank you for allowing D.R. "Doc" Young to have Researched part of your Family Tree