Kurt Albert Matthia was born 3 December
1902 in Mareese, Kreis (District) Marienwerder,
Westpreußen (West Prussia). He died 19 August 1987, in Pleasant
Grove, Utah County, Utah.
house in Mareese where Kurt was born. This photo was
taken in 1984, so the house probably looked somewhat different
in Kurt'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 Kurt grew
up. The family moved here between 1906 and 1909. This
photo was taken in the mid-1930s, shortly after the house
received a new stucco finish. Kurt's parents are at the
top of the steps in the right-hand frame.
of Kurt with his brother 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 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