Letters from Fritz

Friedrich (Fritz) Alwin von Schmalensee was the first son of Friedrich Franz Ludwig and his first wife, Wilhelmine Amalie von Puttkamer. He was born on October 22, 1842, in Stargard in Pomerania. He lived in the household of the manorial lord, Günther Peter von Puttkamer, who owned property in Schlackow, East Prussia. He was appointed Mayor of Halsenbach in the Rhineland from 1885 to 1888, when he was forced to step down due to health problems. Following the sale of the Puttkamer property, he moved with the family to Berlin and died there in 1912. Although once engaged, he never married.