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Discussions about Russian History => Russian Imperial Medals, Orders, Uniforms & Militaria => Topic started by: sarannki on June 04, 2019, 06:59:18 PM

Title: seeking help identifying family member in uniform
Post by: sarannki on June 04, 2019, 06:59:18 PM
Hello all,
I am seeking help identifying a family member who was most likely a nephew of my great-great grandparents. It is possible that his name last name was Chlebowicz, Glabourtz or something similar. It is also possible that he changed his name to Michael Kautzmann after entering the United States, but again I cannot verify this. This is the information that I have to go along with the photo:

"There were 6 guards, all six-footers, all blond & blue-eyed, according to what Ma said. Perhaps you don't know of the colorful life he had as an army man - (cavalry). He had a white horse & was in charge of a division - fought in many wars - captured by Turks, etc. , was in all the wars of those times, Japanese, etc."

The few documents I have concerning this part of my family shows that my great-great grandparents at least were from the city of Grodno is what is now Belarus. DNA testing confirms Eastern Europe/Russia and Baltic States background in my family.

If anyone could help shed light on the time frame / meaning of this uniform, or possibly help identify the man in this picture I would be eternally grateful. I apologize for the poor quality - all I have is a photocopied picture. Thank you all in advance for your help!



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