Franz Kaiser

Franz Kaiser (1924 - 1969)

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Franz "frankie,Frank" Kaiser
Born in Groß Betschkerek, Yugoslavia / Zrenjanin, Serbiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Ottnang, Upper Austriamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Geelong, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Aug 2013
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Franz was born in 1924 in former Yugoslavia. Franz Kaiser was in the Afrika Korps in June 1941. He was a POW in Egypt camp 374. Then lived in Wolfsegg, Austria where he helped build the Flukolager in Vöcklabruck. He was a blacksmith and carpenter by trade. He moved to Australia in 1954 with his young family. None of his relatives ever came to Australia. He worked afternoon shift as a foreman for Harvester International. He built two family homes and helped other German families who had come to Australia by opening up his home to them. He was good with his hands and could build anything from nothing. He passed away in 1969 in a fatal car accident where the car he was driving was hit head on by a coke cola truck. His wife lost all contact with his family and to this day I have not been able to locate them. Please help if you know of his family. [1]

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  1. Entered, Sunday, August 4, 2013.


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On 8 Sep 2014 Anonymous Kaiser wrote:

My Oppa was a very generous and hardworking man. He was born the eldest of 5 children in Gross Betschkerek, Banat and lived there until he was drafted into the Afrikakorps 1941. He was later sent to Egypt as a prisoner of war (POW) and then to Upper Austria where he settled with a farmer in the town Wolfsegg. He was married my Oma Elisabeth Specht in Ottanang 1948 and had two children. My dad Franz 1949 and Elisabeth 1951. He helped build Vöcklabruck's Fluko-Lager and I have pictures of him working. He moved to australia in 1954 with his family and worked as a foreman at Harvestor International on afternoon shift. While he worked afternoon shift, he also built two houses. He was a very kind and giving person and always helped where he could. He built everything by hand and sadly he was killed instantly in a head on crash on the day of Pako Festa 1969. (a yearly local celebrtaion) I have never met my Oppa as he died before I was born.

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