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Erich Leuteritz Togo Research Results 12.2020

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December 09, 2020

Erich Leuteritz Togo Research Results 12.2020

In which I retrace the steps of my grandfather in Togo ...

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Thomas

December 09, 2020
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  1. Togoland German Protectorate “Die Musterkolonie” 1884-1914 (77,355 km2)

  2. Dr.Gustav Nachtigal 23 Feb 1834 – 20 April 1885 •

    German explorer of Central & West Africa • 5 July 1884 treaty signed with Chief, Mlapa III (Togoville) German protectorate over territory along the Slave Coast on the Bight of Benin SMS Möwe
  3. Togoville • Location where Chief, Mlapa III signed treaty

  4. Tracing the Steps of my Grandfather • August 26-30, 2013

    • Nov 6-17, 2016 • Jan 14 – Mar 25, 2017
  5. Erich Reinhold Leuteritz • Born/Geborn: 1883 • Time in Togo:

    1906 to 1913 (with 8 months back in Germany in 1907/08 • Occupation: Architect/Baumeister • Building Technician for Gov. June 6 1906- Nov 22, 1907 • Forman/Werkmeister for Ring & Starke June 14 1908- May 13, 1913
  6. Ring & Starke Baugeschäft • As early as 1905, the

    Government Technician Walter Ring left the service of the Government to open his own construction business with his partner Starke in Lome (Globus 1908 Vol 94 pg39) • On Aug 23, 1906 Ring leased the Vanlare property between DTG and Woermann Shipping Lines on the south side of Hamburger Str.(Azamede, 2018).
  7. Ring & Starke Projects • Execution of new- and modification;

    fabrication of cement stair steps; as well as commission of painting work at the cheapest prices • W. Ring. Architect, Bureau for the preparation of plans, cost estimates and statistical calculations. Execution of painting and carpentry works, taking over of buildings/construction • Railway Construction: built railway bridges – e.g. involved in the construction and soil analysis of the bridge crossing the Shio River on the Lome-Atatpame line. Also excavation pits, building bridge abutments, and the extraction of stone ballast in bridge construction (Deutiches Kolonialblatt Vol 20 1909, pgs 122, 168, 1001).
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  9. Walter Ring • 1911 moved to Duala with family •

    1916 (Kamerun Champaign) taken prisoner of war by English and sent to England
  10. • Departed Port of Hamburg (1) Jun 9, 1906 on

    SS Alexandra Woermann & (2) May 25, 1908 on SS König; (3)May 1913 Eloenore Woermann Port of Hamburg 1900 Landungsbrüke Lome 1904/06 SS Alexandra Woermann SS König
  11. Togoland Turn of Century

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  14. Lomé circa 1905

  15. Lomé ✪

  16. Die Hamburger Strasse • Dampfschiff Woermann-Linie KG 1910 Rue de

    Commerce 2017
  17. The Christ Church/Kirche • Built in 1907 (Bremer Mission) •

    First Protestant Architect: Johann Ripp
  18. The Sacred Heart Church/Kirche • Built in 1892 • One

    of the first structures in the city center of Lomé near the market • Roman Catholic Church and older accompanying building
  19. • Roman Catholic Church and older accompanying building (Palais des

    Bischofs von Lome)
  20. Lomé Views Now & Then

  21. Governor's Palace/Gouveneurspalast Lomé • Built between 1898 -1905 28 rooms

    & courtyard; 2200 m3 • Started under Gov. August Kohler (Eng.Furtkamp) Governors • Waldemar Horn (1902-05) • Johann Nepomuk Graf von Zech auf Neuhofen (1905-10) • Edmund Brükner (1911-12) • Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg (1912-14)
  22. Metal Pier/Landungsbrüke • 160 m wooden pier Oct 1899 •

    Metal pier completed in 1904 but with extensions built in 1906/07 • 420 meters in length • Built to ship country's main export crops (cacao, coffee, cotton, palm oil)
  23. Collapse from storm in May 1911 and rebuilt with curve

    in 1912
  24. French & German Piers 1928

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  27. The Railway/ Die Bahn • Rail began in 1905 •

    German colonial period created 327 km of rail network • Rail vehicle fleet consisted of 18 tank locomotives, 20 passenger coaches and 202 goods wagons • 3 Lines – 1) Kpalimé (NW), 2) Atakpamé (N), & 3) Aného (E) 600 mm gauge tank locomotive Henschel used in Togo, 1904
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  29. Lomé – Hauptbahnhof • Multiple Buildings – Foundery, Machine Shop,

    HBH, School, Warehouses, Water towers, Dining Hall
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  31. • Finished in 1905 • Shortest Line (45km) Lomé –

    Aneho(East)
  32. Aneho Bahnhof

  33. Lomé – Kpalimé Line (Northwest) • Built 1904-07 ✪

  34. Plantation (Avetonu) Bahnhof • B

  35. Gadja Wald/Gadjagan • Accident at Km 59 on May 5,

    1909 • Egbi River crosses railroad at this point • 2 local workers killed
  36. Kpalimé Bahnhof

  37. The Kpalime Hospital/Das Artzthaus • Built between Sept 1906 &

    March 1907 • First building by Gov in interior of Togo
  38. Lomé – Atakpamé/Blitta Line (North) • Finished in 1911 •

    Longest Line • Known as the Hinterlandbahn ✪
  39. Shio Flusse/Zio River • Ring & Starke Co. worked on

    Bridge • 1908/1909
  40. Tsévie Bahnhof

  41. Atakpame-Agbonou Bahnhof

  42. Awajome Bahnhof

  43. Anie Railway Structures

  44. Side Note: Matrose Joseph Huber • SMS Kaiser, SMS König

    Albert and light cruiser Strassburg visit Lome Late 1913 • Matrose Huber joins Navy to see world – July 1914 WWI
  45. End of German Colonization • WWI - Surrender on 6

    August 1914 with destruction of Radio Transmitter at Kamina to French and British troops • By 1913 the native population of Lomé had swelled to 7,042 persons and 194 Germans, including 33 women, while the entire colony had a German population of 316, including 61 women and 14 children
  46. • 77,355 km2 • 56,785 km2 (73%) • 20,570 km2

    (27%)
  47. July 2018 Meeting in Munich • Gisela Ring (Daughter of

    Walter Ring Jr) • Volker Ring (Son of Gunther Ring) • Uwe Ring (Son of Volker)