Person Sheet

NameOtto Bruno Sporn
BirthDec. 30, 1908
DeathMissing in 1945, presumably in WWII
FatherFriedrich Berthold Sporn (1877-1945)
MotherMarie Lina Britz (1886-1956)
Short bioOur cousin in Germany, Steffen Franke, says Otto was declared missing in 1945, though the Standesamt’s records don’t show him as dead. Otto was Lillian Sporn Lasica’s first cousin. He married three times, all in Finsterwalde, in 1931, 1938 and 1943. One wife’s name was Marie Guban; we’re not sure of his other two wives’ names. He has at least three children, Jutta, Christa and Marie Lucie. Otto’s birth record follows:
Abridged transcription of the birth record of Otto Bruno Sporn
Finsterwalde, on 30th December 1908
The woodworker Berthold Sporn, resident in Finsterwalde, Leipzigerstrasse #15, of Evangelical Lutheran religion, announced that to Lina Sporn nee Britz, his wife of Evangelical Lutheran religion, resident with him in Finsterwalde in his residence/apartment, on 30th December 1908 at 6:30 am, a boy was born, and that the child has received the given name Otto Bruno.
Signatures of the husband and Registrar of vital records.
1. Parents married #11?/1900 in Finsterwalde
2. For the first time, married [record] #118/1931 in Finsterwalde
3. For the second time, married [record] #183/1938 in Finsterwalde
4. For the third time, married [record] #31/1943 in Finsterwalde

We’re not sure about the order of Otto Bruno Sporn’s marriages. Joseph Lasica: “Otto was my mother’s first cousin, so his kids are my second cousins.”

Birth4 Mar 1910
Death19 Sep 1990
ChildrenMarie Lucie (1932-)
 Christa (1930-)
ChildrenJutta (1940-)