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> ancestor Theodor PAIZER was born abt 1739 in Siebenborn Duc.Lux.
SEPTFONTAINES is located at the entrance of the "Valley of the Seven Castles. Septfontaines "is a "French-ization" of the German word SIMMERN (sometimes written as SIEBENBORN), The village is in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, and is situated about 7 Km due North of the Arlon-Luxembourg. Excerpt taken from: http://www.duprel.com/septfontaines/septfontaines1.html
This site has records index, which is pretty neat. I checked for your name but did not find a exact match, the closest in the Birth Records was: PAALTZ 1742 and PALZ 1726. But check it out, I may have overlooked some listings. Maybe the site owner can be of some help to you.
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From: "Linda McKenna" <lmckenna(a)neo.rr.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2004 10:29 PM
Subject: [DVHH-Villages-L] Where is Siebenborn Duc.Lux.
> An ancestor Theodor PAIZER was born abt 1739 in Siebenborn Duc.Lux.
> Can anyone tell me where this is?
> Thank you.
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Can anyone do a look-up in the HEUFELD familiebuch or any other source for Heufeld. for the surnames:
BEREGSZASZI and KIRCHNER.
My great grandmother had a son Stefan and I believe his surname was BEREGSZASZI or variant sp.
Her name was Amalia Kirchner, b 1851 in Elemir.
She later married my great grandfather BAUTZ. (Frederick, I think)
I am looking for info on the BEREGSZASZI family:
specifically a son Stefan, born to Amalia KIRCHNER . Amalia was born in Elemir in 1851
She later married Mr. BAUTZ, I believe Frederick
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Linda Bautz McKenna
Is there a Saderlach Book?
If so, can someone please do a look-up for me.
I am searching for BAUTZ or PAUTZ or variant spellings.
Frederick who married Amalia Kirchner
had following children: Frederick, Peter b abt 1887; Johann b 23 Sept 1889; Konrad b 1896 and died 1916 WWI.; Mary b abt 1884; Josefa or Sophia "Seffie" and Louisa
Amalia had son Stefan BERGSZASZI previously. or variant spelling.
'any help greatly appreciated.
Linda Bautz McKenna
"Crucible of War", The Seven Years' war and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, by Fred Anderson
is the best historical book to come into my hands covering the above years. Not only does it give us the history of the North American Colonies of France and Britain but also paints the complicities of that war fought in Europe by the same powers.
There was no escaping for our ancestors, they had to fight here or there. I warmly recommend it!
Karen Hob's KarenHob(a)aol.com work on Austria-Hungarian Military Records (on CD) just reached my hands and I am surprised just what extensive data she has accumulated in how to find our Danube Swabian ancestors through the military records. Its superb!
For more information or for ordering her CD, please contact Karen directly.
I subscribe to Godfrey Memorial Library and agree that it's a great
resource. I especially like the online book collection.
Potential subscribers should know that the Library does have some
limitations, however. Some of the years for which a census was taken have
not been indexed and the viewer must browse the census page by page for the
area where the ancestor lived. (Godfrey says that they will be adding new
indexes.) The search function in the newspaper collection does not always
work very well. For example, it may not bring up the obit of an ancestor,
but if I browse the newspaper of interest I eventually find the obit. But
for $35 I don't think you could find a better value. I'm extremely pleased
with the service. Judi
Hans Kopp at hans_kopp(a)hotmail.com is putting our attention to the books on Donauschwaben by Donauschwaben:
1) "Genocide" recently released by the "Documentation Project Committee" in Munic.
2) "The last generation Forgotten and left to Die" a History of the Donauschwaben in Word and Picturres" in German and English, framed by more than 1,400 pictures, of which 48 pages are in color with maps and other informative documents.
For more info, please contact Hans.
Re. Banater Treffen at Mt. Angel;
It was curiosity on my part, which brought me to this year's Banater conference at Mt. Angel, Oregon. It turned out to be a very pleasant surprise and I am delighted to have been part of the meeting.
It seamed to me, like a Donauschwaben makes another Donauschwaben sight unseen a member of the family and makes one feel right at home in a room full of strangers. And the cakes! Just like my Danube Swabian grandma back in Slavonia used to make. Mouth watering!!!
Unfortunately I have missed the dinner get-together the evening before -the ferry was too full- it was still easy to be part of the conference, held in a splendid meeting room of an Abbey.
All of us attending are now wiser in respect to the Danube Swabian research, especially in the area of Banat, thanks to our excellent three speakers' presentations. There is more to explore next year.
My warmest thanks to the speakers, and especially to Ray Borshowa and Barbara Anne who made it all happen!
The participation thereafter at the famous Bavarian Mt. Angel Octoberfest was not compulsory, but what fun!!! My ears are still ringing with the cheerful oohm-papa music!
I feel sorry for all of you who had to miss the conference; but I hope there will be one next year again.
See you there!
Rosina T. Schmidt
I've just heard from Dave Dreyer that my GGrandmother, Barbara Reinholt was born in Nitzkydorf in 1869. He says there are several generations in the Nitzkydorf family book for this family. Does anyone have this book? Can someone find the Reinholt family and make copies of those pages? Is it still being published? I've never tried to order a Banat family book, do I need to write the letter in German? How expensive are they? I went to the webpage for Genealogy.net, but I don't have a strong background in German, so I was mostly lost. I did not find a listing for a book for Nitzkydorf.
The family info I have is:
Barbara Reinhold, born 7 Apr 1869
youngest of 11 kids
daughter of Josef Reinhold & A.M. Csaftary
Thanks for any help.
Bonnie - southeast WI
So many of you asked where you could order Katherine Flotz' book "A Pebble in my Shoe". I have ordered mine directly from her. It was US $ 29.95 plus shipment. Worth every penny!
Amalia KIRCHNER #584.2
1st son: Stefan BEREGSZASZI OR VARIANT SP
Then married BAUTZ or variant sp.
looking for BAUTZ/ PAUTZ/ BEITZ/ PEITZ
grandfather: Johann BAUTZ b 23 Sept 1889 to Amalia Kirchner and ? BAUTZ
Peter b abt 1887 ( lists Covaci as residence and spells name PAUTZ on ship's manifest. arr. NY Feb 1, 1907 on the Slovonia from Fiume; destination Philadelphia
Maria BAUTZ b abt 1882 emigrated to Philadelphia before 1907
(married Peter Ott; but do not know whereor when) setteed in Emmett, Michigan
Josefa "Seffie" BAUTZ *(married Josef Horn but do not know where or when) she settled in Detroit, Michigan area.
Konrad or Conrad, b 1996 died WWI 1916 listed Covaci as residence.
possibly a Kunert
Also looking for BEREGSZASZI or variant sp.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Linda Bautz McKenna
The Book: A Pebble in My Shoe by Katherine Hoeger Flotz
For some time I have been waiting for Katherine's book to reach me, and today it is in my hands.
Katherine describes so vividly the trail of tears of her and her husband's Donauschwaben family during the years of 1944-1949. Her family ends up in the death camp of Gakowa, where she first lost a grandmother on starvation, her mother dies on typhoid fever and she almost too. Her husband's family, whom she did not know in those times, criss-crossed Europe dodging guns, bombs and Partisans, surviving on next to nothing.
The Vertreibung (Expulsion) of the Danube Swabians has been swept under the rugs. Between 1944-1950, 14 million German speaking peoples outside of Germany, were brutally abused, became refugees and over two million of them were killed. Five million of those 14 million were Donauschwaben. The biggest ethnic cleansing ever! And who approved those deeds?
This "ethnic cleansing" was decided upon by Churchill (representing democracy), by Roosevelt (representing democracy) and Stalin (representing tyranny) at a meeting in Potsdam in 1944.
It's to be thanked to authors like Katherine to tell us first hand just how it was. It's our story, and it has to be told. Thank you Katherine!
It's a book of tears, but I warmly recommend it to any Donauschwaben.
Rosina T. Schmidt
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