Sad story

History tells a real sad story about Johann Wilhelm Huthsteiner.

Johann Wilhelm Huthsteiner, son of Johann Christian Huthsteiner, voluntarily joined the Prussian army to fight Napoleon in April 1813.

His first battle was the battle at Lützen close to Leipzig, the first battle of the liberation wars, and later on several fights until the battalion reached the river Rhein. His last letter to his parents was written in Born, Wiesbaden, dated 26.12.1813. Afterwards there had been no news about him.

His father was seeking urgently for his son also by posting a search ad to the local Leipzig newspaper on 6th August 1814 (see below).

Obviously, in 1820 when his father died he still was missing as a legal guardian in absentia had been appointed for Johann Wilhelm.


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