On the death entry for my great-great grandfather, it says that he was a master weaver, which I knew, but also an "ehemalige Trompeter," a former trumpeter?
I find this intriguing, because the fact that this appears in his death notice suggests that it's significant or important. Does anyone know about community bands, or official trumpeters, anything like that? Any ideas on where I could research this?
Anton Langer was born in 1804 in the town of Oberglogau, in Silesia. He died in 1870. Here's a transcription of the death entry:
"Langer den 4. Juni Stadt den 2ten / zweiten/ Juni starb der Webermeister und ehemalige Trompeter Anton Langer und hinterließ die Ehefrau Anna, geb. Kura und zwei majene Kinder: Anna verehelichte Strauch und Maximilian"