First, let me say that my message did have to do with genealogical
research...it originated from a description of the manor on which my
ancestors lived in Bohemia.
Thanks for the reponses received from Charles Wardell, Lavrentiy
Krupniak, and Dan Theus. From the book I have, it was impossible to
take a linear Klafter at 2.07 feet and prove the yoke equivalent of 1.42
acres. The answer, thanks to Dan Theus and his reference to
is that my book has a gross
printing error. A Klafter is actually 2.07 YARDS. So, converting that
to 6.21 FEET, one can easily prove the calculation of 1.42 acres, which
I was beginning to think was not referring to the acre we use in the
U.S.! I always like to verify information, if possible.
These are great lists....thanks again for the help.
I have a book with the following conversion tables for feudal Austria:
1 Klafter = 2.07 feet
1 austrian post mile = 4.9782 english statute miles
1 german geographical mile = 4.61 english statute miles
1 Joch (yoke) contains 1600 sq. klafter = 1.42 acres
1 austrian sq. mi. contains 10,000 yokes = 1.049 geographical sq.
mi.= 22.239 english sq. mi.
A U.S. acre contains 43,560 U.S. square feet. In metrics, a U.S. square
foot is 0.093 square meters. A U.S. acre contains 4,047 square meters.
I can't get the mathematics to make sense for figuring out how many
yokes are in a U.S. acre. I would appreciate it if someone would
illustrate the correct computation so I can see where I am going wrong.