Achievements & Whereabouts

Schosers have conquered the world. But where exactly are they? Where have they come from? Where are they going? Schosers have also been at the forefront of many revolutionary discoveries and achievements. Whether in sports, science, business, arts or nonsense, Schosers have the potential to excel. See this unique collection of evidence of Schosers' whereabouts and achievements!

Thursday 16 September 2010

Wanderlust & Wine Walk

Josef Schoser of Messkirch is a dedicated hiker. Josef has co-edited hiking guides for the Swabian Alb, the best known including 120 hiking tracks all along the Alb mountain range.

Between 1985 and 1997, Josef was also chairman of the Messkirch section of the Swabian Alb Club mainly organising hiking activities. Josef is still today a member of the board. In this function, he has guided a tour through the highest Alb mountains as recently as in July 2010.

Another long-standing member of the Messkirch Alb Club section is Josef's wife Zita Schoser. In March 2010, she was honoured for her 25 year membership in the club.

Another very enjoyable way of hiking is practised by Birgit Schoser of Mannheim. In May 2009 and in May 2010, she participated in the "Worms Wine Walk". Along the 14K track through vineyards, participants can taste wine offered by the local wine growers. Cheers!

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Going to war

Many Schoser men went to war during the two World Wars. Some fell in battle.

Karl Schoser and Hermann Schoser are remembered on the Trochtelfingen cemetery as two of 128 inhabitants who 'did not come home' after the first or second World War. Hermann for example died in Northern France in March 1918 at the age of 20 after being wounded.

In the US, Horace Henry Schoser of Luzerne, Pennsylvania went to war towards the end of WWI. At the time, he and his wife Blanche had four small children: Grace M. (*1907), Ruth E. (*1909), Donald P. (*1911) and Elisabeth (*1916). Horace returned safely home. Some 24 years later in 1941, it was his son Donald who was enlisted to fight in WWII. Donald also survived the war and lived another, most probably more peaceful 42 years.