I am looking for details of my husbands German relatives. We have few details but what we have is listed here.
Monica Erna Lisa MATZANKE - born in what later become East Berlin - 31 May 1941. Emmigrated with family to Australia in 1952
MOTHER - Erika Gertrude HILL - born in Berlin - 21 Jul 1921
FATHER - Horst Karl Ernst August MATZANKE - born in Brandenburg - 2 Aug 1920. Horst served in the German Army in WW2 but no details are known other than he was meant to be sent to fight in Russia but missed out when he become ill.
Horst had a brother Rudger Werner MATZANKE - born circa 1921 in Brandenburg, Germany. Rudger also served in the German Army during WW2 and died as a result aged 18. Possibly in Russia?
MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER - Dora Louise Anna WOLFE - born in Hohenwestedt, Rendsburg-Eckernforde, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - 29 Jun 1891
MATERNAL GRANDFATHER - Robert HILL - no details known
MATERNAL GREAT-GRANDMOTHER - Surname KRUSE - no details known
MATERNAL GREAT-GRANDFATHER - Karl Frederick WOLFE - born circe 1870? - died - Hohenwestedt, Rendsburg-Eckernforde, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER - Ella GOLLKE - no details known.
If anyone has any details of this family, I would be sincerely appreciative if you are willing to share or point me in the right direction.
My mother-in-law would dearly love to know her history and where the name MATZANKE originated from.
Thank you in advance,