This is one of the main attractions of Halle an der Saale, the Marktplatz. It is only a few city blocks from where the Pfifferlings lived.
The Milwaukee Stockyards was where my father and Uncle Walter sold the cattle that they bought from the farmers of southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. Due to changes in the cattle business the stockyards have been closed. They were already closed down when this photo was taken. If this image would've been taken years ago, you certainly would see much activity.
My father worked here at the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a welder before he enlisted in the army. Okay, so this isn't a Google Earth image But it's an aerial shot and I just felt like putting it here.
Although this is not an aerial image, the aerial image of the house is in this album.
This is the house on Milwaukee's east side that my father bought using the GI Bill in 1946. The Jacobsohn family and Oma Dina lived downstairs and we lived upstairs. We moved to Whitefish Bay in May of 1956 just after I turned 7. The Jacobsohns had moved to Shorewood one year earlier.
The yellow pin shows the relation of Lavelsloh to the larger town of Diepenau.
Lavelsloh / North Rhein Westphalia
This is the current view of Lavelsloh, the town where my father and Tante Irma were born. the building where their home and business was no longer exists.
This aerial photograph of Halle/Saale is from the website of the photographer, Felix Abraham. Franken Strasse 17, the Pfifferling home address would be seen in this picture in relation to the new stadium in the picture. the view is facing the northeast and from consulting google Maps going straight up, near the top of the photo, approximately a total distance of 20 city blocks would be where my mother's family lived. I happen to think that this is a beautiful picture and I needed to include it in the family website.
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This is the apartment building at 1604 E. Kane Pace (where the pin is) where the Pfifferling family lived after first staying at a boarding house on Prospect Ave. It is where my mother lived when she met my father.
This image shows the duplex at 2630/32 Farwell Ave (next to the pin). where the Jacobshn and Samenfeld families lived. My father purchased the house in 1946 on the GI Bill. The Jacobsohn's and Oma Dina lived downstairs and we lived upstairs. There were nine of us altogether, we were like one big family.
Oma Julcchen & Opa Karl lived in the apartment building, second from the corner in the middle of the picture. This was 4 blocks from our house on Farwell.
My father's family settled in the Kingsbridge section of The Bronx New York. They lived at 2710 Sedgwick Ave (the building with the pin). The arterial road at the intersection is Kingsbridge Rd.
This is an image of our home at 1729 E. Cumberland Blvd. in Whitefish Bay. We moved there in 1956. My mother sold the house in 1985.
The Jacobsohn's and Oma Dina lived at 4428 N. Sheffield Ave. in Shorewood. they moved there in 1955. This was very traumatic for me as until I was 6 we all lived in the same duplex. Irma and Walter Jacobsohn lived there for 38 years.
Where the pin is in this photo is where 17 Frankestrasse, the building where the Pfifferlings lived, was. The building was bombed in the war. This is the location where I had the Stolpersteine (tripping stone) for Julius Pfifferling placed. You can also see the proximity to the Hauptbahnhof train station and the Riebeckplatz.