The Pittners from Berlin-Neukölln

I’m thinking that these photos, found in the same “blind” photo lot from ebay, might be connected. I think these are a mother and a daughter!

Else Martha Perthel was born on June 15th, 1896, in Greiz, Germany. She married Max Pittner on July 22nd, 1920 in Berlin-Neukölln. Max was 4 years Else’s senior, born on April 8th, 1892, in Vilshofen, Bavaria.  Max was a veteran of WWI and a pastry cook by profession. Else was a cook.


Source: Landesarchiv Berlin on Ancestry

I believe that the couple had a daughter called Waltraut, who was probably born in 1930/31, since she started school in 1937 in Berlin-Neukölln. Unfortunately, I cannot find any birth records for Waltraut, as they are protected by the data protection laws. So this is just a theory of mine, supported by the few records I’ve been able to find.

Waltraut might still be alive. But there is a big probability that she married and changed her surname.

If you know Waltraut or her family, please let me know!

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