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I believe he stayed in the Aachen area.

It is a photo of my G.G.Grandfather who was born in Aachen, Germany in 1841 and died 13 Nov 1890. Thanks in advance.

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    The spiked helmet seems to have a Prussian eagle, like this one: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickelhaube#/media/… - but I am not sure, since it is really blurry - Do you know, whether he moved away or stayed in the Aachen area? – Arsak Mar 5 '18 at 13:43

As this map of Germany between 1815 and 1866, Aachen was part of the Kingdom of Prussia. (Aachen is just inside the border with the Netherlands, roughly just West from Köln.)

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If your Great Great Grandfather remained in Aachen it is almost certain that the uniform would be Prussian. Your G.G. Grandfather's uniform looks to be a Waffenrock, the uniform adopted for most Prussian uniforms from 1842 until early in the 20th century.

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