Wilhelm Emil Adolf Clausing

Victim | 1891 | Estate agent with Gijselman & Steup, Batavia

Born 1891 in Storkow, District Beeskow-Storkow, Brandenburg Province (near Berlin?). Son of Friedrich Adolf Clausing en Anna Louise Marx.

On 1 August 1914 he was mobilized in the Tsingtau army where he became upper signalman. From November 1914 he was imprisoned in the Himeji (November 1914, no 2163) and the Aonogahara camps (20 September 1915) in Japan. In war archives, there is a letter dated 9 February 1915 written by Adolf to August Clausing (his brother?) who lived in the Friedeberger Street no 14, Berlin.

In December 1919, Adolf was released with the option to work with the post office in the Netherlands East Indies. He accepted this and moved to the area of Weltevreden (1922). In 1935 he re-started his career as merchant and found a house in the Wiechertlaan nr 14 in Batavia (renamed: Jalan Kramat VII). He married Elizabeth Arnstein. In 1940 he is registered as estate agent in Batavia. He was also the Chief Clerk, holding a power of attorney, with Gijselman & Steup in Batavia

He married to Rosa Elisabeth Arnstein. He was interned since May 1940, deported in January 1942 with ss Van Imhoff and drowned. His wife Rosa made her way back to Germany and settled down in Rabenau, Ost street 9 in 1956.

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

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