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  • ID: I08416
  • Name: Waldemar Conrad von Zedtwitz 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1890
  • Reference Number: 8416
  • Note:
    He inherited extensive properties in Louisville.

    Waldemar Conrad von Zedtwitz was believed killed at the Battle of Verdun while serving in the German army, but instead resurfaced in the 1920's to claim his mother's inheritance. The property was seized during WW I by the Alien Property Offfice. After much litigation, it was restored to him. In 1928, the property was sold to the city and became Bowman Field and Seneca Park. The property was part of the original holdings of John Floyd and Jane Buchanan, which passed to the Breckinridge family after Jane's second marriage to Alexander Breckinridge." Source: The Louisville Encyclopedia, John E. Kleber, Editor, 2001, University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, KY p. 155-156; Carl E. Kramer, The Strange Genealogy of Louisville's Bowman Field and Seneca Park (Louisville, 1986) (and here, courtesy of Alex Luken)

    Father: Kurt von Zedtwitz b: ABT 1860 in Germany ?
    Mother: Mary Elizabeth Breckinridge Caldwell b: 26 DEC 1865 in Cincinnati, OH

    1. Title: This is from Alex Luken of Louisville, Dec., 2002
    2. Title: See notes for further references to him
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