(01.08.1843 - 17.04.1906)
place of birth: Römhild, Franken (Bavarian
General der Infanterie
General von Stoetzer
served as an Imperial Prussian corps commander, as well as a
military governor, during the pre- First World War years. He began his
career in 1861 with the 32nd Infantry Regiment in Meiningen, seeing
action during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866.
Following a ten-year stint at Great General Staff Headquarters in
Berlin (1881-91), he was then selected to command 30th Infantry
Division in Strasbourg. In 1901, Stoetzer became military governor of
Fortress Metz, and later replaced Gottlieb Graf von Haeseler as
commander of XVI. Army Corps, also headquartered in Metz.