Charlotte born 5 November 1901 in Mareese,
Kreis (District) Marienwerder, Westpreußen (West Prussia), Germany. Today,
this place is called Mareza, Kwidzyn, Poland. She died
22 December 1999 in Berlin, Germany.
house in Mareese where Charlotte was born. This photo was
taken in 1984, so the house probably looked somewhat different
in Charlotte's time. This house is below the Marienwerder Cathedral,
across the Liebe river, and the road follows the route of
the former Marienwerder Kleinbahn (small-guage railroad).
house on Lazarettstraße in Marienwerder where Charlotte
grew up. The family had moved here sometime after 1906. This
photo was taken in the mid-1930s, shortly after the house
received a new stucco finish. Charlotte's parents are at the
top of the steps in the right-hand frame.
of Charlotte with hers brothers and sisters taken in Marienwerder
about 1917 or 1918. Left to right, they are Herta, Erwin,
Charlotte, Kurt and Hildegard.
of Martha Hedwig Kobitz Matthia with her children taken
on the occasion of Albert and Martha Matthia's 20th Wedding
Anniversary on 6 November 1918 in Marienwerder, Westpreußen.
From left to right, Hildegard, Martha, Kurt, Herta, Charlotte,
of Herta in the summer of 1926 as a governess with the children
of which she took care. Unfortunately, this picture has
taken some damage over the years.
of Albert and Martha Matthia with their children taken about
1926. Left to right in the front row are Hildegard, Martha,
Albert, and Herta. Kurt, Charlotte and Erwin are across
married Friedrich Schulz on 12 July 1927. This is
a wedding picture.
generation photo and story in the Marienwerder newspaper
in 1924. Charlotte, Friedrich and their family are now living
in Lübeck, Germany. The text is copied right out of the
newspaper, but the photo here is newly scanned to eliminate
the 'screening' used to print newspaper photos. Here
is the text in German and below that, translated to English:
"Unser Bild, das
anläßlich einer Familienfeier aufgenommen wurde, zeigt vier
Geschlecterfolgen einer Marienwerderer Familie, und zwar
in der Mitte die Urahne, Frau Ernestine [Groch] Kobitz in
Marienwerder im Alter von jetzt 87 Jahren, links deren Tochter
Frau Martha [Kobitz] Matthia in Marienwerder, die Großmutter
im Alter von 59 Jahren, rechts deren Tochter Frau Charlotte
[Matthia] Schulz aus Lübeck im Alter von 32 Jahren und deren
dreijährigen Jungen Friedrich Wilhelm [Schulz]."
"Our picture, that was recently
taken at a family get together, shows four generations of
a Marienwerder family. In the middle is the matriarch, Mrs.
Ernestine [Groch] Kobitz from Marienwerder, who is now 87
years old. On the left is her daughter Mrs. Martha [Kobitz]
Matthia from Marienwerder, who is the 59 year old grandmother.
On the right is her daughter, Mrs. Charlotte [Matthia] Schulz
from Lübeck, who is 32 years old, and her three year old
son Friedrich Wilhelm [Schulz]."
is a copy of the announcement of Charlotte's death on 22