"Hermann Rafetseder" schrieb am 30.01.03 13:06:32:
Near Böhmisch-Leipa, you will find "Neu-Schloß" - the special german
"ß", sometimes transcribed "sz", looks very similar to old handwritten
"b". The "Orts-Repertorium des Königreiches Böhmen" according to the
1910-census, published in 1913 by the Böhmische k.k. Statthalterei in Prague, shows eight
Ortschaften or Ortschaftsbestandteile with that name; you won't find the
"Neuschloß" near Böhmisch-Leipa in the general gazetteers for whole Austria,
because these general ones until that census only give "Ortschaften" as smallest
units of settlements, wheraeas the special gazetteers for the "Kronländer" also
give "Ortschaftsbestandteile" (parts of the Ortschaften). Now in 1910, the
administrative district Böhmisch Leipa had an "Ortsgemeinde" Neugarten (also
judiciary district Böhmisch Leipa), 155 houses, 878 inhabiants, 682 mainly german and 191
mainly czech speaking - of course, in such regions at that time most people spoke both
languages; that Ortsgemeinde had two Ortschaften: !
Regersdorf (33 houses, 107 inhabitants, all german speaking) and Baumgarten, the Ortschaft
Baumgarten: 122 houses, 771 inhabitants, 575 german and 191 czech speaking; this Ortschaft
Baumgarten - area of the catholic parish Hohlen / czech: Holany - had the
Ortschaftsbestandteile Hirnsen, Karba, Kirchelhäuser, Neugarten, Neuhof, Neuschloß,
Ramschen and Sechsstätte.
The administrative district Böhmisch Leipa also has one of the six places called Arnsdorf
in that special gazetteer from 1910/13: Ortsgemeinde Arnsdorf / then also czech
"Arnultovice" (judiciary district Haida / Hajda; to be correct: the place
Arnsdorf had the rank of a "Markt", so that Ortsgemeinde was called
"Marktgemeinde"), that municipality only having the Ortschaft Arnsdorf and no
other Ortschaftsbestandteile, 413 houses, 3758 inhabiants, 3595 mainly german and 61
mainly czech speaking, the catholics from that region belonging partly to the parish Haida
/ Hajda and partly to the parish Blottendorf.
That Arnsdorf is mentioned in the article about Haida/Hajda in Joachim Bahlcke et al.:
Handbuch der Historischen Stätten Böhmen und Mähren, Stuttgart 1998 (Kröners
Taschenausgabe vol. 329), page 184.
Greetings from Linz
(Dr. Hermann Rafetseder,
A-4040 Linz, Neufahrergasse 38,