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KREMSER, SIMON:

German army commissary; born Sept. 15, 1775, at Breslau, Germany; died 1851. He became commissary agent to Blücher in 1806, and was entrusted with the Royal Prussian warchest. For his services in saving this at the risk of his life he received the order "Pour le Mérite." Throughout the Napoleonic war Kremser retained his position, but afterward he retired to an estate purchased from General York, and married the Baroness von Adlersthal. Losing his fortune, he in 1822 obtained a concession to run omnibuses in Berlin, and the vehicles were called "Kremser" after him. In 1827 he gave up this business and went to Russia as a commissary, obtaining the honorary rank of major in the Russian army. For his services he obtained a pension and two Russian orders.

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  • Juden als Soldaten, 1897, p. 6.
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