Search Forum

Our Magazines


Friday, June 1st 2018, 10:58pm

Hans Stix WW1-Ära-Erkennungsmarke/WW1 Era dog tags need help identifying family members.

Hello, my name is Justin Randall. I am a university student in the United States, I have a set of dog tags from WW1. They are from a soldier who was declared MIA in the conflict, I would like to return them to the family.

Please assist me in this endeavor.

Hans Stix
30 12 98
Bay 9 JR 2 MGK 479


Saturday, June 2nd 2018, 2:25pm

Hi Justin

the following has been published in the "Deutsche Verlustlisten":

Nov 9, 1918: Stix Hans, seriously injured and missing
May 22, 1919: Stix Hans, until now ser. inj. and missing, now prisoner-of-war

Bavarian WWI-rosters tell us that he was back from prison Nov 1st, 1919.
Another information from that source: at the time of the first listing ( 1916) he was "Seminarist" priest candidate, student.




Saturday, June 2nd 2018, 2:35pm

Parents were Fritz Stix, teacher, and Berta nee Starkmann, residing in 1916 in Steinberg ( now part of Wilhelmsthal ), Bavaria.



Friday, June 8th 2018, 6:08pm

Do you have links to where you found that information at?

Many thanks


Friday, June 8th 2018, 6:24pm

I've read the "Deutsche Verlustlisten" and was aware that Hans Stix was MIA. Unfortunately, I do not read/speak German well so any translation is rough. Are you aware of any other family members that lived after the wars?



Location: Oberfranken

  • Send private message


Sunday, July 8th 2018, 6:50pm

Hello Justin,

this is a great idea of you!

Maybe you should just try to contact these persons, as they might be descendants of Hans (the still live close to Wilhelmsthal-Steinberg / Weiden) and the name "stix" is quite uncommon in this region of Germany:…ci=wilhelmsthal

To sum it up and to add some data from Ancestry:

Name: Hans Stix
Religion: roman catholic
Residence (~ 1916): Weiden, BA Lichtenfels (should be this one: )
Born: 30.12.1898 in Weiden
Profession: Seminarist (priest candidate/student)
Parents: Fritz Stix, teacher, and Berta neé Starkmann, residing in 1916 in Steinberg (now part of Wilhelmsthal), Kronach, Bavaria.
Lg, JPS - Die Toten sind nicht tot, sie gehen mit, unsichtbar sind sie nur, unhörbar ist ihr Schritt. (Gorch Fock 1880 - 1916)