Hildegard Matthia Lange
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Updated: 23 July 2004

Hildegard Elfriede Matthia Lange
"Tante Hilla"
1906-1995

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Herta was born 19 September 1906 in Mareese, Kreis (District) Marienwerder, Westpreußen (West Prussia), Germany. Today, this place is called Mareza, Kwidzyn, Poland. She died 17 August 1995 while living with her niece Regina Ball Gucker in Grossheppach, Bei Stuttgart, Wurttemberg, Germany.

  • The house in Mareese where Hildegard was born. This photo was taken in 1984, so the house probably looked somewhat different in Hildegard's. 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).
     
  • The house on Lazarettstraße in Marienwerder where Herta was born in 1909. 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. Herta's parents are at the top of the steps in the right-hand frame.
     
  • Photo of Hildegard with hers brothers and sisters taken in Marienwerder about 1917 or 1918. Left to right, they are Herta, Erwin, Charlotte, Kurt and Hildegard.
     
  • Photo 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, and Erwin.
     
  • Hildegard's confirmation picture taken about 1919.
     
  • Photo 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 the back.
     
  • Hildegard as a young woman in Marienwerder.
     
  • Hildegard with her friends.
     
  • Hildegard about 1945?
     
  • HIldegard married Paul Gerhard Willi Lange on 29 May 1954. Here is a wedding photo. Their home was in Magdeburg, D.D.R. [East Germay].
      
  • Hildegard's brother Erwin with her and Willi. Probably taken in the 1960s.
     
  • This is the gravesite for Hildegard and Willi Lange. It is in the Ostfriedhof,  Magdeburg, Germay.