Keiser, Erich Karl Eugen von, born 10-12-1883 Gleiwitz Upper Silesia,
the son of Oberstleutnant Ernst von Keizer (1846–1906) and his first wife Amalie, born Deul (1855–1884). Keizer married Henriette Bötticher (* 1887) in Wiesbaden on 03-10-1908, with whom he had the sons Wolf Dietrich (* 1909) and Hans Jürgen (* 1913). He entered the Army, age 18, as a Fähnrich in the 153rd
Infantry Regiment and was promoted to leutnant at the end of January 1904. In mid-June 1911 he was promoted to First Leutnant and from October 1913 he was sent to the war academy in Berlin for further training, which he had to leave prematurely with the outbreak of the First World War due to the closure of the facility. At the beginning of November 1914 he was promoted to Hauptman and served during the war as a troop and adjutant, most recently as adjutant of the 94th Infantry Division.
In addition to both classes of the Iron Cross, he received the Wound Badge in Black and the Hessian Medal of Bravery for his work.
He was so in the fields of the first war and remained in the new Reichswehr
and retired on 31-10-1938. He was placed to disposal of Hermann Goering’s
(did you know
) Luftwaffe, on 01-09-1939 at the beginning of World War II and was the commander of the Rear Army Area to 24-10-1939. Commander of Replacement Troop 100 to 09-08-1940. Commander of POW’s in Military District II, until 5-11-1942 and commander of POW’s Military District III, until 15-04-1944. Von Keiser then landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler
) (did you know
) to 30-04-1944 and retired finally. The son of von Keiser, Oberleutnant Hans Jürgen was killed in battle, age 27, on 13-03-1941.
Death and burial ground of Keiser, Erich Karl Eugen von.
Von Keiser living in Munich died at the old age of 85 on 05-08-1969 and is buried with his wife Henriette, born Bötticher, who died age 68, on 08-03-1955, on the Nordfriedhof of Wiesbaden, between many old comrades, as the Generalleutnant der Flieger, Kommandeur Luftwaffe Versorgung, Friedrich Hanesse
, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur der 4th Fallschirmjägerluftflotte, Battle for Stalingrad, Hans von Herudt von Rhode
, General der Flieger, Commander of POW’s Military District III, Erich Homberg
, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur der 31st Flak Division, Herbert Giese
, Generaloberst der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 15th Division , D-Day, Hans von Salmuth
, Generalmajor der Wehrmacht, Chef des Generalstabes vom Generalkommando XXXIII: Armeekorps, Friedrich von Unger
Generalleutnant der Wehrmacht, Military Attaché on the German, Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, Bruno Uthmann, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Command of the X Army, Hanns Adolf Voigt, Generalmajor der Flieger, 8th Department der Luftwaffe, Horst Voigt/Ruscheweyh and Vice Admiral, Marineattaché, Ralf von Marwitz.