Martin & Emmi Krawielitzki

I recently purchased another photo lot on eBay, with most photos bearing absolutely no clues as to the identities of the photographed persons. One of the photos, though, had an inscription on the back, saying: “Martin Krawielitzki & Emmi Spieß, engaged couple, 1924”. I recognised the same persons in another group photo and with the help of Google photo gallery could identify further members of the family Krawielitzki.

I also did a quick search on Ancestry and found out that Martin August Wilhelm Eugen Krawielitzki, born in 1896, married Amalie Mathilde Emilie Spieß, born in 1899, on June 16th, 1925 in Nürnberg, Germany. Martin was a pastor, and an author of several religious books. He died in 1975. I couldn’t find much on Emmi. The couple had a son Gottfried Ludwig Hans Siegfried Krawielitzki in 1937 who died only 7 years later in 1945. They didn’t seem to have any other descendents.

I had not heard of this family before, but the Krawielitzki family was apparently a pretty well-known name in the theology circles. Father Theophil Krawielitzki was a renowned clergyman in Marburg and at the turn of the 20th century, the Head of the Hebron Deaconess Mother House. His other son Hans was a politician and unfortunately sympathized with the National Socialist Party in the 1930s and 1940s of which he was later officially denacified. According to Wikipedia, he most probably emigrated to the United States.

The group photo shows the parents Theophil Krawielitzki and .Thusnelda née von Kolkow, the sons Martin und Hans with their wives, and an unknown deaconess (I’m not aware of any relations to the Krawielitzki family).




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