January 10 – Wilhelm Johann Heinrich Parbs

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, an Admiral in Russian service, discovers on January 10, 1821 an island in the South Polar Ocean and names it in honour of Tsar Peter the GreatPeter I island“.

During the Battle of Stalingrad the Russian Red Army starts a major offensive, which will lead to the annihiliation of the closed in German 6th Army.

On my family tree we mourn the death of the brother-in-law of my first cousin 4 times removed.

Wilhelm Johann Heinrich Parbs died January 10, 1866 in Sievershagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany of tuberculosis. He was the second oldest son of Heinrich Gottlieb Parbs and Catharina Margaretha Elisabeth Meyer. I told you about them in my yesterday’s blog.

Wilhelm only got 12 years old, he was born abt. September 1853.

He got laid to rest in Diedrichshagen on January 15, 1866.

 

 

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