Walter Franz Schneewolf

Victim | 13 March 1895 | Police officer and factory employee

Born in Berlin. Son of Gottlieb Schneewolf and Elise Schwandl.

Enlisted in Tsingtao on 1 August 1914 as sea soldier in the 1st Company of the 3rd sea bataillon. Interned as prisoner of war in a.o. the Kumme Camp with prisoner number 228.

Released in December 1919 and given the option to join the police in NEI. In 1922 he is police inspector in Buitenzorg (now: Bogor, Java). In 1940 he works briefly with the Carl Schlieper tool factory in Batavia (Jakarta).

Walter Schneewolf married twice. First with Eleonora Everdina Emille Klutzow (unknown residence), and then with Amélie Emilie Prescher, living in Batavia (1948).

Interned in May 1940 and deported with the Van Imhoff in January 1942. Drowned.

In December 2017 Johan van Leer informs the website:

Els Keylard - nee' Schneewolf (now 94) is the daughter of Walter Franz Schneewolf. She always thought that her father made it to Nias and kept himself hidden till the end of the war. She never received any confirmation about her father being alive or not. She then gave up her assumption. Els now lives in Northlake, Illinois, USA.

In 2023 Johan van Leer contacts again with the sad news that Els Keylard-nee' Schneewolf, the dauhgter of Walter Franz Schneewolf passed away on May 20th.,2023 in Northlake Illinois. She was 99.

Source: Burgerlijke Stand Batavia, bijzondere overlijdensregisters 1948-1950, Arsip Nasional, Jakarta

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