We have just found out that we have the HAMMERSCHMIDT surname in our family.
My father put a trace on his Uncle who was taken by the Nazi's in WW11. The International Tracing Service have come back stating that his parents names were Anton Lachera/Lagera/Lachyra and his mothers name was Helene nee HAMMERSCHMIDT.
The only living relative that I knew. My Great Great Aunt. Always talked about the surname. We think that they were sisters. Helene & Karolina. Karolina was born 5.5.1901.
They had a farm in Western Ukraine. A Village then called "Taubowka".
Anton & Helene had 4 Children. 3 Boys & 1 Girl. My Grandmother.