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Thanks to ALL of you who responded to my request to translate my letter
from the "Ambassador" of the Abthausen Heimat (Apatin).
I thought I should post my thanks again because my first 'thank you' posted
to the list seems to have been missed by a few.
The letter has been translated, thanks again to one and all, those who offered to
help and to Cristian who did translate it. Now I know that the "Ambassador"
of the Abthausen Heimat (Apatin) is going to try to be in Abthausen when we
are so that we can meet. We will be there one week from today!!
(It is thanks to another helpful translator - Anton - that I even made the acquaintance
of Herr Hans Illik.)
Tuesday we fly to Frankfurt, then Budapest, and then drive to Apatin the 7th. After
that Vienna and Steyr, then home. I have been too excited to sleep very well at night
anticipating our visit to Abthausen.
I've received another letter in German, but my German-speaking friend is in Apatin right now so I cannot
ask for her help.
I leave for Apatin a week from tomorrow and I'm anxious to get the letter translated before I go.
Is there anyone who can help me? It is handwritten and I can scan and attach it to an email if you are willing to give it a try ... the handwriting makes it hard for me to decipher the words because I am unfamiliar with German.
(either I am, or the translation software is, garbling words)
I have almost completed publishing all my trip photos. I have not finished the travel journal though. But I thought I would go ahead and share the images with you and at a later date post my impressions.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I will let the images speak for themselves.
One thing I am concerned about how long it takes the images to load on the page. I tried to make the images a good size for viewing. My computer is very slow and it takes a while for them to load for me. I may have to spread the images out using additional pages. I would appreciate feedback on this and if you all find them also slow loading after the page comes up. Please report any broken links and missing photos, thanks.
The Image Index starts here : http://www.dvhh.org/timisquarters and if you would like to know what is published before you visit the site, here are the Villages and/or Topics you will find thus far:
Back to Banat May 16th -24th 2004 (470 images)
a.. The Banater Travelers (7 images)
b.. Our New Friends (6 images)
c.. Pensiunea Zefir Photos (10 hotel we stayed at)
The Adam Müller Guttenbrunn House (41 images):
a.. Introduction - Index (2 images)
b.. Artifacts & Memorabilia (4 images)
c.. Rooms With A View (5 images)
d.. Furniture (5 images)
e.. Tools & Brewery Equipment (7 images)
f.. Linens & Things (8 images)
g.. Around the House (5 images)
h.. Weaving and Spinning (5 images)
Old Temeswar / Timisoara Tour 2004 (88 images):
a.. page 1 (18 images)
b.. page 2 (18 images)
c.. page 3 (18 images)
d.. page 4 (13 images)
e.. page 5 "Bere Timisoreana" (6 images)
f.. page 6 (15 images)
Village of Billed (34 images):
a.. Around Town (5 images)
b.. Democratic Forum for the Germans of Billed (16 images)
c.. Adam & Roswitha Csonti of Billed (8 images)
d.. Old Marmon Homeplace in Billed (5 images)
Sanktandreas (37 images):
a.. Around Town (11 images)
b.. Homes of Sanktandreas (15 images)
c.. The Cemetery (11 images)
A Visit to Knees for my friend Alex Leeb (17 images):
Mercydorf, On My Mind (140 images):
a.. Around Town (7 images)
b.. The Mercy Castle (15 images)
c.. The Cemetery (17 images)
d.. Homes Today (30 images)
e.. Werner Ingrisch Family - Mercydorf to Ingolstadt, Germany - A day at the Summer Haus (19 images)
f.. The Hermann's (8 images)
g.. Hermann - Fedrich - Ingrisch - Merfeld - Kullowitch Family Archives of Johann "Hans" & Maria (Fedrich) Hermann (19 images)
h.. The Dürr House (25 images)
Mehala 2004 (60 images):
a.. The Cemetery (35 images)
b.. The Marmon's of Horia Street, Mehala (15 images)
c.. Marmon Family - From Mehala to Germany (7 images)
Neubeschenowa 2004 (129 images):
a.. Around Town (6 images)
b.. Old Home Places (24 images)
c.. The Catholic Church (10 images)
d.. The Cemetery & Headstones (89 images) 6 pages of headstones
A Little of Lenauheim 2004 (22 images)
a.. The Cemetery (8 images)
b.. The "Nikolaus Lenau" Memorial House (11 images)
Ulm Reunion May 29-30th 2004 (40 images):
a.. Saturday Parade, Music & Dancing (13 images)
b.. Donauschwaben Family & Friends (7 images)
c.. Saturday's Ceremonial Events (18 images)
d.. Sunday ~ The Reunion (2 images)
Josef Nischbach Seniorenzentrum -'Josef Nischbach Center for the aging Banater Swabia' (Ingolstadt, Germany) (24 images)
a.. Outside the Home (7 images)
b.. Banater Swabia' Artifacts (11 images)
c.. The Cafeteria (3 images)
d.. Commemoratives (3 images)
Bruckenau ~ Fibisch ~ Blumenthal
Check back at a later date for stories, photo captions and explanations.
Hope you enjoy the photos and would love to hear if you find your family among the homes or headstones images. Image Index: http://www.dvhh.org/timisquarters
I received the translation.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jody @ DVHH
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 12:35 AM
Subject: [DVHH-Villages-L] Translation needed
Would someone please translate this short piece for me:
1913 Am 29. 06. wird in Temeswar der am 17.03.1889 in Neubeschenowa geborene Josef Nischbach zum Priester geweiht.
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I have the Csatalja OSB on CD. None of the names you are seeking at listed.
Let me know if you want any other lookups done.
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From: "Linda McKenna" <lmckenna(a)neo.rr.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2004 11:24 PM
Subject: [DVHH-Villages-L] family books for Deutsch Etschka and Csatalja
> Looking for Emilie or Amelie Kirschner (sp) married 1st to a Mr.
Bedrechez or Bedrecsz (guessing at surname) They had a son STEFAN
> 2nd marr: to Frederick ( i believe) BAUTZ or PAUTZ (alternate sp
> Had: Maria b abt 1882 Peter b abt 1887; Johann b 1889;
> Conrad b 1896; and Louise, Frederick, Kunert, Josephine or
Josepha (aka Seffie) birthdates unk.
> Peter used PAUTZ surname sp on ships manifest: residence
> Conrad BAUTZ died WWI in 1916; residence Covaci
> Johann BAUTZ
> Any info greatly appreciated.
> Linda Bautz McKenna
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Looking for Emilie or Amelie Kirschner (sp) married 1st to a Mr. Bedrechez or Bedrecsz (guessing at surname) They had a son STEFAN
2nd marr: to Frederick ( i believe) BAUTZ or PAUTZ (alternate sp possible)
Had: Maria b abt 1882 Peter b abt 1887; Johann b 1889;
Conrad b 1896; and Louise, Frederick, Kunert, Josephine or Josepha (aka Seffie) birthdates unk.
Peter used PAUTZ surname sp on ships manifest: residence Kowatschi/Covaci
Conrad BAUTZ died WWI in 1916; residence Covaci
Any info greatly appreciated.
Linda Bautz McKenna
Looking for the KIRSCHNER (sp) in these places. Ggrandmother: Emilie or Amelie KIRSCHNER. 1st marr: Bedrechez or Bedrechcz spelling just a guess. they had son Stefan
2nd marr to possibly a Frederick, surname BAUTZ or PAUTZ or alternative spelling.
They had Maria b abt 1882, Peter b abt 1897, Johann b 1889 Conrad b 1996 and Louisa, Kunert, Frederick, Josephine or Josepha (aka Seffie) birthdates unknown.
Peter used PAUTZ spelling on Ships manifest and Kowatschi/covaci as residence
Conrad BAUTZ died in WW I (1916) residence listed Covaci
Johann used BAUTZ spelling here in US
The Lazarfeld book listed towns in subj. line as places of Kirschner marriages
Any info greatly appreciated.
Linda Bautz McKenna
Looking for anyone with the Lazerfeld im Kleck familie book who could look up the Kirschner surname for me.
Looking for parents and any siblings and also looking for info on Emilie or Amelie KIRSCHNER who married my ggrandfather, BAUTZ or PAUTZ, first name possibly Frederick. Her first marriage surname was something like BERECHEZ or BERACHCZ, they had a son Stefan. (b. unk)
She then married my ggrandfather. They had: Maria ( b 1882); Josephine or Josepha(b. unk); Louisa (b.unk); Peter (b 1887); Kuner (b. unk)t; Konrad (b 1896); Frederick (b. unk) and my gfather Johann (b 1889). I don't know of any other siblings.
Your help greatly appreciated.
Linda Bautz McKenna
Peter went my PAUTZ emig to NY settling Philly in 1907; Maria i believe was already in Philly. Johann came in 1909 settling in Philly also. Maria and Johann went by BAUTZ. Peter listed Covaci as residence on ship manifest and Konrad died in WW I, residence listed as Kovaci.
ANy help greatly appreciated
Hello fellow listers.
I have recently uploaded the genealogy research my father and I have done to a web site. It may be of some interest to people who are researching some of the same names I have been, or some of the same villages. The trail begins in Modosch and spreads out to Sartscha, Stefansfeld, Lenauheim and others. Major names in the tree are Merk and Bernauer.
The address is http://www.starfleet-ssf.com/richmerk/family.html<http://www.starfleet-ssf.com/richmerk/family.html>
Hopefully some can find the information useful in their own research.
The following message was forwarded to me.
If you check the visitor's counter on the following Website, it must be a very good site.
Titled "How Many Ancestors Do You Have?"
It contains a chart that will show you how to determine how many ancestors
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Once there you will be looking for the link that takes you to the FAMILIES
INDEX. When you get there you will see HOW MANY ANCESTORS DO YOU HAVE?
That is where you want to go.
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Is anyone out there researching names from Karlsdorf (Karlovo Selo /
Karolyfalva)? Someone with a similar surname to mine has approached me
about this - apparently, the church books have all been burned. Can
When I recently ordered a Banat map from the Landsmannschaft der Banater
Schwaben in Munich, they added an extra goody to the package (probably
to make up for the extra couple of Euros I sent). This was a large
poster of a new painting (2003) by the academic artist, Julius Stürmer,
commissioned and sponsored by the LdBS. I think it's a fabulous painting
and I've scanned a small section of it, and also translated the
explanation that goes with it, for anyone who is interested. The jpg of
the painting is 2,638 KB and covers about a quarter of the whole
painting. Let me know if you would like it sent privately as an
attachment. I don't know at this stage how much exactly the poster
costs - no doubt the postage and packing will cost more than the poster!
Diana in the UK.
My copy just arrived yesterday. I'm excited to start in on it, especially
after hearing your glowing review.
Salt Lake City
From: Rosina Schmidt [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 2:34 PM
Subject: [DVHH-Villages-L] Teh book: Children of the Danube"
My copy of the book "Children of the Danube" by Henry Fischer just arrived.
Even though I read the manuscript before, the published version is much
Our Landsmann Henry leads us wonderfully in a barge down the Danube and
deposits us right smack in a wilderness to be made a home. Reading it, you
have the feeling you are on that barge alongside your ancestors.
Henry himself took the Danube voyage a year or two ago and no wonder his
description are so vivid. He also had access to different archival
collections, like the Lutheran church archives, which you and I do not.
(Henry is a Lutheran Pastor, as was a long line of his ancestors.)
Finally, "OUR" story has been told and I warmly recommend reading it,
especially for those Danube Swabians whose ancestors settled in the Swabian
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I am attempting to help a friend research Jewish records from Galatz (Galati) Romania. The LDS has church records -- what happened to the Jewish records or were they destroyed during wartime? I'm not even sure if this town is part of the Banat -- it probably isn't -- just wondering if anyone has had any luck researching Jewish records. Take care. Susan
My copy of the book "Children of the Danube" by Henry Fischer just arrived. Even though I read the manuscript before, the published version is much expanded.
Our Landsmann Henry leads us wonderfully in a barge down the Danube and deposits us right smack in a wilderness to be made a home. Reading it, you have the feeling you are on that barge alongside your ancestors.
Henry himself took the Danube voyage a year or two ago and no wonder his description are so vivid. He also had access to different archival collections, like the Lutheran church archives, which you and I do not. (Henry is a Lutheran Pastor, as was a long line of his ancestors.)
Finally, "OUR" story has been told and I warmly recommend reading it, especially for those Danube Swabians whose ancestors settled in the Swabian Turkey.
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