Dear Anna, my name is Aida and I have been active on this list helping
people finding leads to their ancestry, but I think you hit the jackpot,
because I have a cousin Reinholdt who is a Catholic Priest, born
at Bakowa, Banat in the area ofTemeschburg, now Timis. He has all the
church registers of Bakowa and a lot of other Banater villages. I am sure
we can get you the entire line from the Danubian Schwabians (which is only
a "collective name" because settlers came from the Rhineland,
Alsace-Lorraine, Hessia, Pfalz and Saarland, Baden Wuerttemberg and the
Black Forest Region) - the area comprising the German Imperium. You can
read the history of Banat settlements on this link by Dr. Susan Clarkson in
English (which I think is better than many others I have read searching my
As far as your ancestors from Bohemia are concerned, I can help
you with that also, as I was born there 86 years ago, and since you have
quite a few dates and their German name - locations, we can narrow them
down, find their new Czech names and then you can enter the Czech archives
from your computer. I will be able to show you how to do that also.
While I am busy with painting and maintenance right now, there
are quiet times which we can use to take this step by step. So be patient,
as I will send you guidelines (directly to your Email address) because I
cannot attach any maps, pictures or documents to Email that is going to
the GBHS List.
Nepomuk is south east of (Pilsen) now Plzen, in the area of
( Klattau ) now Klatovy in the Bohemian Forest Region and you may be able
to connect with some people here on the list who may have the same names in
their families. I have not yet isolated Kohlkirchen, as this is not listed
in West Bohemia and needs a bit more research.
I will be in contact with you, as I am finding information.
Enclosed is a map of Nepomuk
On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 6:59 PM, Anna Berkes via <
Hello List Members,
I just joined and thought I would introduce myself. My name is Anna and
my father is a Danube Swabian, born in Busiasch, Romania in 1940 - his
family fled after the war and eventually ended up in the U.S. In the
course of researching my father's ancestry, I have discovered that he
apparently had some German Bohemian ancestors as well. I am at something
of a loss as to how to proceed in researching this branch, however, and I'm
hoping for some pointers. Here's what I have:
Georg Bornschlägel, *1816 in Kohlkirchenoo Margaretha Roland, *1816 in
Nepomuk/Westböhmen (married 8 October 1838 in Bakowa)
Their daughter Maria, from whom I'm descended, and all other children were
born in Busiasch, where the family seems to have settled.
I am trying to figure out:1. How to proceed from here, and2. Where are
Kohlkirchen and Nepomuk?
If anybody can point me in the right direction, I would be very grateful.
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