I would be interested in the map of Vollmau. My email address is:
I have research on Josef (Catherine) Kachelmeier who have a daughter
Francis. They lived in St. George, Nicollet County, MN. Josef and
Catherine are from Vollmau, Kreis Taus, Bohemia.
On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Aida Kraus <draytonharbor(a)gmail.com>wrote:
Judith, I was trying to send you a map of Vollmau (Folmava) to your
which was not accepted by the mailman. I you want this map which I cannot
enclose on mail to the list,
you have to give me a better Email address if you want it.
Your ancestors came from villages close to the Bavarian Border, and these
were razed to create a controllable bare strip between the borders during
the Great Wall period under communism. So nobody could escape undetected.
I do not know if they rebuild some of these now obsolete villages. The Old
German villages are still visible on k&k military monarchical maps with
their original German names. Czech names were given to German areas after
WW1 in 1918 when a new Republic names Czechoslovakia was invented. Before
that the area belonged to Austria. In old Bohemia (since ancient times)
German settlements had German names, and Czech settlements had Czech names.
Afterwards, all German settlements were translated to a Czech equivalent at
the creation of Czechoslovakia. The settlement of Moravia and Bohemia was
by Germanic tribes (Marcomanni) in ancient times, and in about 500 AD
Slavic settlements sprung up mostly in the plains because of grazing needs
while the Germans settled in mountainous areas for the mineral content and
industry. Since the area was deeply forested, especially in the West, the
clearing of land by Germans and Czechs was almost simultaneously and these
new areas were either given German or Czech names, depending on the
ethnicity of the settlers. Much like her ein America, where you find all
sorts of different ethnic names according to the first settlers. But after
1918 the German settlements carried both names in German and Czech, and
after WW2 (1945) , with the expulsion of the German population, only the
Czech names for these German territories became legal.
On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Judith Schweitzer <junan37(a)hotmail.com
> I have found a found a marriage record at Family Search for A gr-gr aunt
> Frances Kachlmeyer. It state that she and her husband Anthony Sporer
> born in Millman, Bohemia. I know that her family is from Folmava. Where
> would Millman be located.
> Thank you
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