Source Information

Stadtarchiv Halle (Saale) Halle(Saale), Germany, Military Recruitment Lists, 1828-1888 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2017.
Original data: Militärpflichtigenliste 1828-1888. Stadtarchiv Halle (Saale), Halle (Saale), Deutschland.

About Halle(Saale), Germany, Military Recruitment Lists, 1828-1888

About this collection

This collection contains military recruitment lists from Halle covering the years 1828 up to and including 1888. Halle, also known as "Halle on the Saale," was already a major city by 1890. It is situated in the modern German state of Saxony-Anhalt about 25 miles northwest of Leipzig. The first documentary mention of Halle was in 806. It was chartered in 961 and developed rapidly into an important trade center for salt and fabrics. Halle is the seat of one of the oldest universities in Germany. One of the city's notable landmarks on the market square is the Rote Turm (Red Tower), a clock tower built in 1506. During the time period of this collection, Halle belonged to the Prussian Province of Saxony.

These recruitment lists are arranged in chronological-alphabetical order and contain detailed information about male military personnel in the city. Typically records for young men begin at age 20. Therefore this collection includes age groupings for men born beginning in 1808 up to and including 1868.

What you can find in the records

The information about these military personnel is recorded on preprinted tables which were filled in by hand. You may find the following details:

  • Sequential number
  • Military Details: Last Name, Given names, Birthdate and Birthplace, Size, Denomination, Occupation/Trade
  • Parent Details: Last Name, Given Names, Alive at the time of recruitment, Father's Occupation, Place of Residence
  • Military Duty Station, Muster Details

More about using this collection

Entries for each individual cover two pages. These are displayed one after the other. Under "Browse this collection,” select the Year and Volume (Band) of the desired recruitment list.