Ilse M. Bachmann, Polish emigrants
Ilse Margarete Langhans was born in Allenstein, East Prussia (in present-day Poland), on December 21, 1932, the only daughter of Wilhelm Langhans and Margarete Emelie Issler. Her father was Oberstadtsgaertner (head city gardener) in nearby Koenigsburg until he was drafted into the German Army during World War II and killed in action, leaving behind Margarete, Ilse, older brother Juergen, and younger brother Dieter to fend for themselves when they and thousands of other ethnic Germans fled Russian forces invading East Prussia in the winter of 1944.
"In Memorium . . . Ilse M. Bachmann (née Langhans) (December 21, 1932-October 12, 2019),"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 56
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol56/iss2/8