Ikier, Feuerwerks-Major a.D.

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Ikier, Feuerwerks-Major a.D.

Post by Dave Danner » 16 Jan 2013 21:24

Does anyone have any further information on this officer, like a first name or birthdate?

This is what I have:

14.7.83 Fwks.Lieut.
29.3.92 Fwks.PremLt.
18.4.95 Fwks.Hptm.

In the Deutsche Ordens-Almanach, he is listed as a Feuerwerks-Hauptmann at the TÜP Döberitz, with the RAO4, KO4, DA and Cent. On 16 November 1910, he was transferred to the Artillerie-Depot in Cologne. At some point in 1911 or 1912 he was a.D. On 18 August 1915, he was given the Charakter as a Feuerwerks-Major a.D., at the time at the Artillerie-Depot in Erfurt.

During World War I, he received the Princely Reuss Honor Cross 2nd Class with Crown on the ribbon for War Merit, and the Princely Schwarzburg Honor Cross 2nd Class with Oak Brooch. Unfortunately, neither Reuss nor Schwarzburg-Sondershausen saw fit to include his first name.

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Re: Ikier, Feuerwerks-Major a.D.

Post by Glenn2438 » 16 Jan 2013 22:02

Dave,

I have a first name for you: Adalbert.

Interestingly, the 1920 Erfurt Adreßbuch still lists him as a Feuerwerks-Hptm. a.D.

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Re: Ikier, Feuerwerks-Major a.D.

Post by Dave Danner » 17 Jan 2013 00:27

Many thanks Glenn!

It is frustrating how often these otherwise so detailed-oriented German bureaucrats simply leave off pertinent information like first names. Especially with these Schwarzburg rolls, where the column is even labelled "Vor- und Zuname".

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Re: Ikier, Feuerwerks-Major a.D.

Post by Glenn2438 » 17 Jan 2013 18:42

Hi Dave,

frustrating indeed. Have you seen this portrait of Major Ikier?

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Re: Ikier, Feuerwerks-Major a.D.

Post by Dave Danner » 17 Jan 2013 19:06

Wow! That's great. Many thanks. That would appear to confirm that, other than the EK2, the Reuss and Schwarzburg awards were his only Kriegsauszeichnungen.

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Re: Ikier, Feuerwerks-Major a.D.

Post by Stefan_L. » 03 Jan 2022 19:48

Hello.

I found this old Post by Spaichingen for a painter.
And skurrile, I was surprised: I got some paintings made by Major Adalbert Ikier...including the here shown porträt in pastell. Further some aquarell paintings.

I will add some pictures here.

So I am sorry...they say everytime that the size is to big.

How can I London them up then?

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