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Through Sep 18, 2018


Message Number: 318 - Friday, September 18, 2015 17:09:12 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Syndia Marxer (Markser)
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Looking for family/geneology
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Thank you so much
Surnames you are researching: Markser, Marxer, Weissenberger, Steigerwald, Gerhardt
Villages of interest to you: Valpovo region and Mastort region
Comments:
This is an addendum to my Message #316, I recently found out my Opa (Stephan Marxer) changed his name when they got to US. In Yugoslavia (and Bremahaven) the last name was Markser. Thank you.

Message Number: 317 - Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:46:08 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Marci Tillery
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Newspaper Article
Surnames you are researching: Krutsch/Bechtold/Burprich/Arz
Comments:
Just getting started. I only know vague information from US Census forms and family.

Message Number: 316 - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 16:15:46 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Syndia Marxer
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Research
Comments/suggestions about the Project: This is a humanitarian delight you are doing - thank you
Surnames you are researching: Marxer (perhaps Marcer), Steigerwald, Gerhardt
Villages of interest to you: Valpovo, Mastort
Comments:
Hallo, My Mom was born in Mastort Sept 12, 1941. She was in a camp for 3 years then went to Linz Austria. My Dad was born in Valpovo. His name is william Marxer (Marcer) born May 5, 1941. His Mom, Rosalie was married to Stephan Marxer and had a Thresh machine. They fled and escaped camps. My Dad's Opa was shot in a mass grave and he and his Mom had to go ID his body to be dead or rescue. This is from Mom Gertrude Steigerwald-Marxer: my Omas name was Katharina Gerhardt my Moms name was Magdalena Gerhardt, my Uncles name was Nicholaus (Klaus) Gerhardt my Dads name was Johannes (Hans) Steigerwald and my uncle Adam Steigerwald he was the first priest in the new Church and he married my mom and dad, the first couple. ☺

Message Number: 315 - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 07:50:49 PDT - CANADA
Name: Barb
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: google
Surnames you are researching: Vollweiter
Villages of interest to you: Banovci
Comments:
My mother's father (Vollweiter) was born in what she describes as the Batschke. I think the village name is Banovci.

Message Number: 314 - Wednesday, July 29, 2015 13:07:04 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: John Jung
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Facebook
Villages of interest to you: Mramorak
Comments:
Always looking for Family, Grandmother maiden name was Lichtenberger.

Message Number: 313 - Monday, June 1, 2015 18:08:17 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Phil Bushbacher
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: A friend
Surnames you are researching: Bushbacher
Villages of interest to you: Albrechtsflor
Comments:
I'm looking for birth records for my grandfather, Peter Buschbacher, son of Joseph Buschbacher and Anna Mathes.

Message Number: 312 - Saturday, May 16, 2015 05:32:08 PDT - GERMANY
Name: Heinz Kegler
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: google found your website, as i was looking for the surname Kegler
Surnames you are researching: Kegler
Villages of interest to you: Stanisic, Stanischitsch
Comments:
I was looking for "Donauschwaben" with my name. I was born 1942 in Stanischitsch. Now i am living in Emden- Germany.

Message Number: 311 - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 16:05:41 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Susan
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Ancestry research
Surnames you are researching: Brenner
Villages of interest to you: Rudolpsgnad
Comments:
Looking for any information on any ancestors from Rudolpsgnad Romania and the history of the town.My grandfather was from there and immigrated in 1903

Message Number: 310 - Monday, January 19, 2015 17:16:29 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Ray
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: search
Comments/suggestions about the Project: great info
Surnames you are researching: Rothgerber, Leibzeit
Villages of interest to you: Glogon
Comments:
Great info ! was looking into family history & found this website - my mother was from Glogon & sent to Rudolphsgnad

Message Number: 309 - Wednesday, January 14, 2015 21:53:16 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Magdalena Keller
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: websearch
Surnames you are researching: Keller, Quintus
Villages of interest to you: Filipova
Comments:
I am a School Sister of Notre Dame (Arme Schulschwester v.ULF. My parents,Wendel Keller and Magdalena Quintus were both born in Filipova

Message Number: 308 - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 21:45:03 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Frank P. MORATH
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: randon interest
Surnames you are researching: Morath, Muller
Villages of interest to you: Saderlach
Comments:
My father was born in Saderlach, 1904

2014 Archives


Message Number: 307 - Sunday, December 21, 2014 09:53:21 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: William Schmidt
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Saw it on internet when researching for Biled, austria-hungary.
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Hoping to find my ancestors from Biled and any living relatives in Europe.
Surnames you are researching: SCHMIDT, GENGLER
Villages of interest to you: Biled
Comments:
Peter Jacob Schmidt married Susanne Gengler in Biled about 1909. Susanne had siblings named Katherine, Elizabeth (died young), John and Conrad. Conrad attended military school in Vienna, served in the Austrian-Hungarian military against the Italians in WW1. Conrad died in Vienna in 1935. John had at least one child named Nick who was born in Biled in 1908. Susanne immigrated to the US about 1907 with her brother John and his wife. Susanne returned to Biled about 1909 to marry Peter Schmidt. Peter and Susanne then immigrated to the US about 1912. They had at least one child named Niklos Schmidt. There may have been other children named Katherine and Peter. I believe all three children died early in life. I believe Peter Schmidt had 2 brothers named Adam and Jacob. I hope and will appreciate any information I may receive. Thank You, Sincerely, William Schmidt

Message Number: 306 - Tuesday, November 25, 2014 21:26:13 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Ann White
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google Search
Surnames you are researching: Brill, Kilzner, Yost, Loris
Villages of interest to you: Giarmata/Jarhmarkt
Comments:
I am looking for information on a Peter Brill, son of Johann Brill and Marianna Kilzner, of Giarmata/Jahrmarkt. Peter Brill was born in 1875. Johann Brill died in an accident, and his wife remarried a man named Matthias Glassman. Peter Brill was drafted into WWI, and married Elizabeth Yost upon his return. They emigrated to the USA in 1920, and settled in Pittsburgh, PA. I am also looking for information on Michael Loris and Anna Yost, parents of Elizabeth Loris. I have birth dates, but would like to learn the parents of any of these people. Thank you for your consideration.

Message Number: 305 - Thursday, November 20, 2014 09:42:44 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: David Peterson
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Research - have been a member now for some time
Surnames you are researching: Ebert
Villages of interest to you: Weisskirchen
Comments:
My wife's grandfather, Anton Ebert, emigrated in 1887 from Weisskirchen. I have contributed a brochure to DVHH that documents a Gesellschafts Club in St. Louis that Anton apparently joined. He stayed there before moving to Southwest Missouri, where he farmed. I'm interested in the name Ebert, which may have been spelled differently before the family came to the US. The family was apparently involved in the growing of grapes and perhaps production of wine. Religion may have been Catholic, and the history of the region would certainly support that, although there was an immigrant in St. Louis who told my wife that she knew the family in Weisskirchen "when they were Jewish." The parties who could help clarify these name and religious questions are dead, unfortunately, so if anyone researching this area, now in Serbia, has ideas about them, I would appreciate your input.

Message Number: 304 - Monday, November 10, 2014 21:56:03 PDT - CANADA
Name: Greg Beck
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet search
Surnames you are researching: Beck, Mayer, Grumbach
Villages of interest to you: Bulkes.
Comments:
My previous comment was a bit long and I have one more question. To finish, I was wondering if there is a list that exists showing all the occupants of each house in Bulkes(pre-WW2). All information is greatly appreciated. Greg

Message Number: 303 - Monday, November 10, 2014 21:34:48 PDT - CANADA
Name: Greg Beck
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet search
Surnames you are researching: Beck, Mayer, Grumbach
Villages of interest to you: Bulkes
Comments:
I am looking for some help to find any information I can on my father. His name was JOHANN BECK and was born in BULKES in 1911/1912. He died in Canada in 1984. He knew the Beck family was originally from Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz so he is most likely from the family of Johann Beck (1768-1831) who came from Wirschweiler bei Trier and settled at Bulkes about 1788. I do not know his father's first name but his mother's name was MARIA MAYER from Bulkes. His grandmother's last name(Maria's mother) was GRUMBACH. I found a photograph of Bulkes men reading books. There is a Johann Beck(HNr.156 *21.12.1911) who lived at dwelling house number 156 when the photograph was taken in 1938. Does the person who originally had this photo or anyone else have further information on this man. He may very well be my father! The link to this photograph "BULKESER KAMERADEN 1938: Beim Lesen neuer Bücher für die Ortsbibliothek im Haus von Jakob WAGNER, HNr. 261. "is: http://www.bulkes.de/bilder.html Does a list(s) of all occupa

Message Number: 302 - Saturday, July 5, 2014 09:41:17 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Cindy R
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: trying to research family
Surnames you are researching: Friedrich, Amrein, Schwirtlich,Kirchner
Villages of interest to you: Austria, Lanycsok
Comments:
Hello,

I am in need of finding information. I keep hitting a brick wall. My great grand parents never shared information with their children. I do not know what happened to Jozsef Friedrich per baptismal record of my grandfather Adam which was done in Szabolcs, possible wife of Jozsef is Katalin Amrein came to USA as Katharine Kirchner. I do not know if she was married to Jozsef Friedrich or what happened to him and when did she become Kirchner. Katalin (Katharine is Buried in USA) . George Schwirtlich unknown spouse Anna Rudolph , anna is buried in USA. I know where my Great grandmothers are but do not know where my Great Grandfathers are. Please help if you can I have been searching for a couple of years now. Thank you for any help.


Message Number: 301 - Wednesday, June 4, 2014 22:40:48 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Kathy (Hettig) Bailey
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: researching Donauschwaben towns
Comments/suggestions about the Project: This is very nice and helpful.
Surnames you are researching: Jaksic, Jakschitsch, Klein, Theer, Drescher
Villages of interest to you: Apatin, Gakowa, Batschsentivan, Kruschevlje
Comments:
My mother and her family were all interned in Gakowa and Kruschevlje. Maybe someone recognizes the above names. 5 of our relatives died in Kruschevlje and Gakowa. My great aunt died afterwards in Gratz, Austria and my grandfather George Jakschitsch died while working on a barge on the Danube River right before the Russians entered Apatin. If you have any information on the above people please contact me. I have been able to find many records online but none for Jakschitsch, Jaksic or Drescher.

Message Number: 300 - Thursday, April 17, 2014 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Dick Lenhardt
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet
Surnames you are researching: Lenhardt
Villages of interest to you: Molidorf
Comments:
I am interested in finding information on Peter Lenhardt, 2x Grandfather who was born in Molidorf in 1841 and died in 1907. I would like to know if he is buried in the Molidorf cemetery and who his Mother and Father were.

Message Number: 299 - Monday, March 31, 2014 18:59:39 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Pamela Byrne
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: German Genealogy Facebook page
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Bravo!!
Surnames you are researching: Kovac/Schmidt
Villages of interest to you: Slatinik
Comments:
My Great Grandfather was born in Slatinik in 1886. He was Josef Kovac (surname had been Schmidt back in the Black Forest where they came from). He had a sister named Liza (elisabet), and his father's name was Janos. He left for the US in 1905, and his sister came later, to Passaic, NJ. I am trying to find both his parents' info so that I can continue to trace back until I find their village of origin in Germany (to which I believe they returned after WW2). I believe both my GGF and his sister traveled with the Stadl family to the US. Thank you for any help!

Message Number: 298 - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 07:38:47 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: John Kauten
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: facebook
Comments/suggestions about the Project: any information on the Mooss Family
Surnames you are researching: Mooss
Villages of interest to you: Brant
Comments:
Hello My Name Is John Kauten,in seach of my grandmother family namr Mooss.

I do know that my grandmother Elizabeth Mooss had a sitter name Juile and a half brother name Jacob. Elizabeth and Julie Mooss had a different mother than their half brother Jacob.

Jacob arrived in in 1911.  He arrived in Locust Point with his wife Annie, on 9/29/1912.  Jacob was born on _______ and died on _________.  Annie Mooss maiden name Wilhelm was born on ________.  Both came from, St Andres.  Annie died on 5/1/____ ? They were married in St Andres Hungary on ________.


Message Number: 297 - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 05:09:13 PDT - ROMANIA
Name: Istvan Szucs
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet
Comments/suggestions about the Project: this is a great site
Surnames you are researching: Lukacsovits (in America Lukas)
Villages of interest to you: State Florida, State North Carolina or ...?
Comments:
My name is Istvan. I have Donau Schwaben origin. Sorry, but my preferred languege is russian, and the old slavic (Church slavic).

I live in Kolozsvar (romanian Cluj Napoca, germain Klausenburg). My profession is librarian, and amateur family researcher.

In Romania living Donau Schwaben, in the Sathmar county (romanian judetul Satu Mare). The big city is Nagykároly (romanian Carei, germain Grosskarol). This city was the centre of the noble family of Károlyi.

Istvan


Message Number: 296 - Monday, February 3, 2014 10:42:14 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Dan Michnay
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: researching the Banater Hall Company
Comments/suggestions about the Project: None
Surnames you are researching: none
Villages of interest to you: none
Comments:
My 101 year old sister recently passed away and among her effects was a share certificate in the "Banater Hall Company" dated Nov 7 1928. My first interest was in the unlikely residual value of the thing but as I went along I became aware of the Danube Swabian organization and was somewhat intrigued.

Anyway, I have this piece of history and am wondering if anyone would be interested in it for historic of archival purposes. I would be quite glad to post it to someone who has a reason to want it; no charge.

The origin of the certificate is in Cleveland OH where my family came from. I am aware that there seems to be a few related orgainizations and not sure who might most be interested if indeed,any.

So, there it is. I have it and will be glad to send it to anyone with an interest. If not your organization, perhaps you know of another that might have some interest

Cheers

Dan


Message Number: 295 - Thursday, January 16, 2014 09:28:01 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Carol A. Cohen
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Researching Ancestors
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Very Interesting!
Surnames you are researching: Schneider, Huber or Huberth,Rieger, Vogel
Villages of interest to you: Bogarosch & Penzeskut
Comments:
Hi,

These are my grandparents:

I know my grandfather Antal ( Anton) Schneider born Jan.1897,was from Bogarosch, Banat, which I think it is spelled Bogaros Hungary! His parents are Michael Schneider & Ann Huber, they had several children, some were from a previous marriage of Michaels, she died! I would love to find some living relatives that are still there!

My grandmother Terezia (Theresa) Rieger born Dec. 1894 was from Penzeskut, Veszprem! Her parents Ferencz(Frank) Rieger born1853 & Anna Vogel born 1862! Franks parents are Janos Rieger born 1820, wife Kata Katzer born 1826!

Like I said, I would love to find some living relatives, Carol


Message Number: 294 - Friday, January 10, 2014 05:09:29 PDT - AUSTRALIA
Name: Maria
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: looking for ancestors from austro hungary
Surnames you are researching: kleiner maday
Villages of interest to you: temerin backa palanka subotica
Comments:
Just interested

2013 Archives


Message Number: 293 - Friday, December 13, 2013 04:22:45 PDT - ROMANIA
Name: Mark Shipley
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: through family research
Surnames you are researching: Bleichner, Janson, Meiszl, Wilz, Tumele...
Villages of interest to you: BLivada (Fakert/Baumgarten), Horia (NeuPanat)
Comments:
I am Mark from Chicago, Schwaben family names Meiszl and Tumele (through my maternal grandmother). I have been in Arad, Romania paging through state archives for about a month now, slowly piecing together my family tree from the villages of Glogovacz (now Vladimirescu), Fakert (now Livada, German- Baumgarten), and NeuPanat (now Horia). The archives have births, deaths, and marriages, but they do not have immigration records that are acceible to the public. Also, they are classified after about 1900/1910. My grandmother came over to Chicago in 1912 as an infant, but some of her aunts and uncles / stayed behind. I know about all the ones who came over, so I am looking for my second cousins who didn't, most of whom went to Germany. Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated. I know that some of the cousins visited my grandma's sisters in the 90s, but since my grandma was the last one of the family she was not close and had little interest, and none of my aunts or uncles showed any interest so we do not know who they were!

Other than this, I am happy to know there are websites like this for keeping people together and traditions alive.


Message Number: 292 - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:33:27 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Hilda Lindmayer
Surnames you are researching: Lindmayer, Linzner, Bendl, Frie
Villages of interest to you: Ruma
Comments:
I am so happy to have found this site. I am new to researshing ancestry have recently become interested in tracing my family's origins. Both of my parents were born in Ruma, Yugoslavia - my father in 1911 and my mother in 1923. I have information going back to grandparents, but not much before that. Any advice on where to start?

Thank you, Hilda


Message Number: 291 - Thursday, November 21, 2013 15:38:38 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: George Evalt
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google look up
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Exciting
Surnames you are researching: Many-Ehwald, Staub, Kauder, Kornfeind
Villages of interest to you: Ivanbattyan, Kiskassa, Vokany and Racz-Petre
Comments:
Would like to get details on the original colonists, before 1750. Have Racz(now Uj)-Petre church records thanks to the LDS folks, but no village church records. Do they exist? Also, my grandparents left Baranya and had a farm near Rushevo in Milanlug, now in Croatia. Would like to find details as to when and why they moved. Also looking for birth records for Father and his siblings. Are church records available for Ivanbattyan, Rushevo and Milanlug? Birth years 1895 and forward; the civil records do not show their births. Thank you.

Message Number: 290 - Monday, November 11, 2013 11:34:58 PDT - CANADA
Name: John Heil
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: stumbled on it
Comments/suggestions about the Project: And there's recipes.
Surnames you are researching: Heil, Schwartz, Fischer
Villages of interest to you: I don't know how to spell it or pronounce it exactly right
Comments:
Hi,

I made some good stew yesterday that was a bit like lesco and a bit like goulash, that always gets me thinking. I realized I had no idea from which area of Hungary that my paternal lineage came from. My Grandpa and his family had a farm near a village which I cannot spell or find. I believe it was pronounced like "etchy" as in etch (like etching a number on metal) with a Y (ie sound) at the end. I never know if its a German, Schwowisch, or Hungarian word.

If I ever go to Europe in my life (not that I'm that big on making a pilgramage there or something) I would at least like to be aware of the general locations of things. Rather than only being able to say which country; that's not very specific.

I don't think it was in the Banat region since it wasn't Romania when they lived there during WWII. Although, from the litle reading I've done, I gather my Grandma's family (Schwartz) did come from Banat quite a bit before the war. since I've heard assertions about how my Grandma's father didn't like being told he was now a Romanian after WWI.


Message Number: 289 - Friday, October 25, 2013 09:59:19 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Bill Klem
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: looking for my family
Surnames you are researching: Klem, Gunto, Büch, Buchko, Neidthart,Eber,Katzenberged,
Villages of interest to you: Mözs, Tolna, Hungary
Comments:
My grandfather came over to this country about 1900. His first born was born in Austria/Hungery. I the 1920 Census my grandfather put his native toung as Mygar. I have been trying to find and prove which town he came from. It is possable that we might go back 13 generations to Germany. Also my family was Roman Cathloic.

Message Number: 288 - Tuesday, October 8, 2013 05:18:38 PDT - AUSTRALIA
Name: Petra Leschinkohl
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: family research
Comments/suggestions about the Project: its great, the history should be remembered
Surnames you are researching: Leschinkohl and Jerger
Villages of interest to you: Bilje, Podravlje/Jenofalu/ Eugenfalu, NagylOlved/velke Ludince
Comments:
I am researching the Leschinkohl/Leschenkohl/Leshenkol family. My father, Stephan, was born in Bilje, Croatia to Viktor Leschinkohl and Anna Jerger. I have been able to find records back to Tobias Leschenkohl born around 1774. My aim is to find out where Tobias's family came from and maybe where they started their trip down the Danube.

Message Number: 287 - Thursday, October 3, 2013 13:38:05 PDT - SERBIA
Name: nikola lukic/
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet
Comments/suggestions about the Project: information
Surnames you are researching: barth justine
Villages of interest to you: usa
Comments:
please contact ne may be I can help you with some informations

Message Number: 286 - Friday, September 27, 2013 12:50:54 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Kathy Kern Harrington
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: surfing the web
Surnames you are researching: Truenter and Kern
Villages of interest to you: Orzidorf Neuarad and banat area in general
Comments:
I think I have died and gone to heaven. I have been looking for information on the Banat area for ever it seems. Both my grandparents were from there and were married in the US in 1926. My grandfather, Joseph Kern, started the Banat Social Club in Buffalo, NY. My whole family had participated in the Kirchweih Fest which my grandmother started too.

Message Number: 285 - Saturday, September 21, 2013 07:37:55 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Theresia Radl Eibel
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Great Job
Surnames you are researching: Gant, Hu
Villages of interest to you: Orzidorf Neuarad and banat area in general
Comments:
I was born in Gant, Hungary and we were expelled to Germany. We emmigrated to the US and settled in Washington DC. The work of your organizatiion and others as well has taught me about and makes me proud of my heritage.

Thank you for all the good information and keeping our heritage alive.

Theresia Radl Eibel.


Message Number: 284 - Thursday, September 12, 2013 05:26:27 PDT - CANADA
Name: Elizabeth Jolivet
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: on line
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Great Job
Surnames you are researching: Hutflotz, Hedrich
Villages of interest to you: Birda, Liebling
Comments:
I am looking for any information on my greatgrandfather, Georg Hutflotz born in Birda in 1860. He had a son also, named Georg who moved to Liebling. I am doing our family tree and cannot find anything further than that.

Thank you for any help,

Liz


Message Number: 283 - Tuesday, September 3, 2013 10:27:59 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Karl-Heinz Joachim Becker
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: google
Surnames you are researching: Becker
Villages of interest to you: Neu Passua
Comments:
Hi there, I'm looking for information about my family in Neu Passua.

Here is what I have so far about my direct line:

1.Becker, Andreas, born July 2, 1987 (my son)

2.Becker, Karl-Heinz, born March 22, 1958 (that's me)

3.Becker, Friedrich, born December 20, 1931 (my dad, was born in Neu Passua, WW2 headed to Germany in Muehlen bei Horb)

4.Becker, Adam, born December 12, 1909 (my grand-pa, born in Neu Passua, WW2 headed to Germany died in Muehlen bei Horb)

5.Becker, Andreas born February 8, 1871 (Neu Paasua)

6.Becker, Jakob, born November 16, 1844 (Neu Paasua)

7.Becker, Andreas, born May 13, 1810 (Neu Paasua)

8.Becker, Andreas, born in 1766 (Neu Paasua ????)

9.Becker, Johann ??????

When I reserached my family 35 years ago, I was told that I need to go to the Vienna War Ministry to sind out where my family came from in Germany. I was told that every new settler recieved new documents in Vienna and had to hand in their old "German" doscuments at the time. So I have no idae where my family came from in Germany... Can you help?


Message Number: 282 - Friday, July 26, 2013 15:45:51 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: justine barth zentner
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet
Comments/suggestions about the Project: excellent. Love all the information
Surnames you are researching: Barth, Schwartz, Helleis, Bibisch,
Villages of interest to you: Indjija, Pozega,
Comments:
My father Jakob Barth was born in Indjija, Syrmia 4/2/1919 and later emigrated to Pozega, Slavonia where he inherited his father's estate. His Father was Nicholas Barth born in Indjija in 1887 and his mother was Maria Schwartz born 8/17/1894. Grandparents were Michael Barth and Katerina Helleis; Joseph Schwartz and Marion Bibisch. My father had 4 uncles, one named Conrad. I think he was a Barth, but not sure. I would like to know what happened to his aunts and uncles after 1944 and if they survived Tito and the Russian death and labor camps. He thought his favorite aunt "Lanchey Basil" (not sure if spelled correctly), went to Brasil.

Message Number: 281 - Friday, July 26, 2013 11:42:10 PDT - GERMANY
Name: Frances Rodgers
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet search
Surnames you are researching: Mundl, Ankner
Villages of interest to you: Balingen, Sigmaringen,Munsingen, Kreuznach-Kuhberg
Comments:
I am looking for information or contacts of anyone that might have been in these DP camps from 1946-1950. My Mother and Grandmother came from Budapest at the end of the war and they were in various camps until they left for the US on the Battleship General Muir in 1951.

Message Number: 280 - Friday, July 19, 2013 12:35:50 PDT - AUSTRIA
Name: Tina Kolocu
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet
Surnames you are researching: Dobler, Gerstner, Schmoll, Naderer
Villages of interest to you: Semelcji, Indija
Comments:
Hi

I am searching for my anchestors.

A son of my grandmothers cousin has written a book of his family, Dobler in Semelcji and found many names and birth/death dates. Family of my grandmothers father.

I am looking for my grandmothers mothers family.

Her name was Gerstner Veronika, born in Indjia, Srem, on 15th february 1902.

There is family in Graz-Austria and Cleveland-Ohio .anchestors of Sisters of my great-grandmother, named Schmoll and Naderer I think.

Would be nice if someone could help me.


Message Number: 279 - July 13, 2013 05:41:55 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: joseph szollosy
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet search
Comments/suggestions about the Project: new to site-need to learn how to use it
Surnames you are researching: Szolloeschy,Neumann,Heubsch
Villages of interest to you: Homolitz
Comments:
My family were all from Homolitz-my parents came to US in 1952.I would like to know more of the history .They never talked much about it.Thank you, Joseph Szollosy

Message Number: 278 - Thursday, July 11, 2013 17:56:13 PDT - AUSTRALIA
Name: mandy
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: browsing family history
Comments/suggestions about the Project: fantastic site
Surnames you are researching: Haas Specht Kaiser Gangl
Villages of interest to you: kesinci, semeljci, grob-betschkerek,banat, wolfsegg, unterkienberg
Comments:
Hi, I'm from Australia & I'm looking for my relatives as I am last surviving from my line since my dad passed away. I'm looking for dad's family. Dad came to Australia in 1954 with his parents and sister. Info I have

Magdelana (Gangl) & Nikolaus Kaiser   Born in Grob-Betschkerek,Banat. Had 5 sons.

1. Franz Kaiser B:1.1.1923

Notes: Baptized in Austria, Godparents: Franz Gangl & wife (R.Cath) Witness: Magdalena Specht. Married Elisabeth Specht. Had 2 children 1. (my dad) Franz Josef Kaiser Born 5.5.1949 2.Elisabeth Kaiser Born 16.4.1951 Came to Australia in 1954.

2. Stefan Kaiser 3. unknown 4. Unknown 5. Unknown

Theresia (Haas) & Josef Specht

Josef Specht Born 26.10.1893 Vocklabruck

Theresia (Haas) Specht Born 4. March 1899 Kesinci

They had a few children boys and girls. Usure how many. Just remember my Oma had brothers & sisters in Germany. One owned a horse stud about 15 years ago

Child 1. Elisabeth Specht married Franz Kaiser and had 2 children 1. Franz (my dad), 2 Elisabeth

Franz Joesph Kaiser (my dad AKA Frank) was born in Wolfsegg, Unterkienberg 5.5.1949 at 19hr 45min

Any help in finding my family would be hugly appreciated as I don't have any family here. I feel lost and alone. Please email me if you have any info that can help. akaiser at gordontafe. edu.au

 Thanks Mandy


Message Number: 277 - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 07:48:39 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Erika Hutz
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: From a friend
Surnames you are researching: Hutz, Strauch
Villages of interest to you: Vukovar, Berak
Comments:
What a wonderful site! I am a member of the Milwaukee Donauschwaben and I love reading as much information as I can about my ancestors! My Opa was born in Vukovar in 1913 and my Oma in Berak, Croatia in 1918. Thank you for creating this website!

Erika


Message Number: 276 - Friday, May 24, 2013 01:25:22 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Eva Mills
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Stumbled on it
Surnames you are researching: Fritz and Leitinger
Villages of interest to you: Caransebes
Comments:
I'm not sure when the Fritz family moved to Caransebes or from where. Since I just started my family tree I'm not sure where to look for all this information. I simply googled Banat and clicked on different links, and found this site.

If anybody has any information on a Stefan Fritz, born 1899 I believe, his parents, or his wife Katharina Leitinger, and her parents, I'd be very grateful.

This is a great site!


Message Number: 275 - Thursday, May 9, 2013 04:07:16J PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Michael Schultz
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Researching Bukin / Mladenovo
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Just happy to see such a project!
Surnames you are researching: Brandt
Villages of interest to you: Bukin
Comments:
My great grandparents were Danube Swabian immigrants from Bukin which was renamed as Mladenovo, Serbia. I was recently blessed with the great opportunity to personally visit Bukin last month. And again I was blessed to discover this website while researching my history. I can hardly believe my eyes to sudenly discover so much info!

Michael


Message Number: 274 - Sunday, April 28, 2013 08:36:08 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Klaus Tabar
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet
Surnames you are researching: Wenzel, Schmidt, Tabar
Villages of interest to you: Banat, Chereck
Comments:
Very helpful site. I am just beginning to do research on my family hstory.

Message Number: 273 - Wednesday, April 10, 2013 09:47:21 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: MONIKA JAKOB
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: THE INTERNET
Surnames you are researching: JAKOB
Villages of interest to you: MOLIN
Comments:
I HAVE BEEN USING YOUR SITE AND THE MOLIDORF WEBSITE TO RESEARCH MY FATHER'S FAMILY. HE WAS INTERNED IN MOLIDORF FROM 1946-48 THEN WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS SITE.

Message Number: 272 - Friday, March 22, 2013 11:12:19 PDT - CANADA
Name: Gerlinde Bernhardt-Davis
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: google search
Villages of interest to you: Apatin, Pivnizca
Comments:
Great reding through the recipes and memories and histories. My Mother talked about her homeland constantly. My brother and I were born in a refugee camp in Austria and our family came to Canada in 1952. We had a strong grounding in our heritage trhrough all the family that also came to Canada.

Message Number: 271 - Sunday, March 17, 2013 03:52:58 - ROMANIA
Name: Suzanne Mulvehill
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet search
Surnames you are researching: Lutz, Schneider, Schmidt, Theisz, Wagner, Weber, Meininger, Schang, Noel, Wagner Hummel
Comments:
Hello,

I found a document from 1939 that my Great Aunt had created of our family history. The family roots go back to 1827 to Joseph Schneider to the town of Bulgarus - with his parents being Fillip Schneider and Susanna Schang. I have a number of other relatives listed in this family document and am very interested in researching the history. Other family members include:

Eva Schmidt, born in Bulgarus 11 Feber 1832 to Jacob Schmidt and Elisabeth Meininger

Eva Theisz, born in Bulgarus 30 January 1860 to Nikolaus Theisz and Anna Weber

Anna Weber, born in Bulgarus, 5 October 1836 to Johann Weber and Elisabetha Noel

Johann Lutz, born in Sacalaz, 2 November 1863 to Nololaus Lutz and Magdalena Muller

Magdelena Wagner, born in Sacalaz, 19 Marz 1865 to Andreas Wagner and Gertrud Hummel

Sincerely,

Suzanne Mulvehill


Message Number: 270 - Friday, March 15, 2013 11:00:58 - UNITED STATES
Name: Stewart G.
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet search
Surnames you are researching: SEHI MINNICH FELDMANN
Villages of interest to you: Csatad/Lenauheim
Comments:
Hello to all,

Although I have ancestors from several villages in the Banat region, the focus of my searching at this time is the village of Csatad/Lenauheim. I am specifically looking for the birth family of Michael Sehi, who was born abt 1860, most likely in Csatad. He married Barbara Herzog, 30 Jan 1883 in Csatad. They had a daughter, Mary Elizabeth, who married George Minnich.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Stewart G.


Message Number: 269 - Tuesday, March 5, 2013 12:16:03 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Elisabeth Bamberg (formerly Maichl) and Lore Bamberg
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: searching the internet
Villages of interest to you: Popovac (formerly in the Baranja region, now Croatia)
Comments:
My name is Lore and I'm researching my mother's and grandmother's story about their expulsion from Popovac in 1945 and experiences in concentration camps including Gakowa. If anyone is interested speaking with me about their similar experiences, I would be grateful and will quickly respond to any emails sent. Thank you!

Message Number: 268 - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:12:50 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: sandi
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: google
Surnames you are researching: Getz
Villages of interest to you: satu-mare
Comments:
My grandmother is from this area, I just found this great site!!

2012 Archives


Message Number: 267 - Sunday, December 2, 2012 10:17:25 PDT - FRANCE
Name: Sarah Schumacher Page
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet research
Villages of interest to you: Gajdobra (Szepliget), Obrawatz (Borocz)
Comments:
I am still reading the articles on your site. The picture of Joseph II signing the document does not belong in the 19th century. He died in 1790; his mother Maria-Theresa, who started the colonisation and whose portrait he is symbolically standing in front of, died in 1780; this document should then be dated between 1780-90.

I would be interested in helping with the site, to the best of my ability.


Message Number: 266 - Sunday, December 2, 2012 09:38:40 PDT - FRANCE
Name: Sarah Schumacher Page
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet research
Surnames you are researching: Schumacher; Haszer; Liebling; Malman
Comments:
Your article "Joseph platter's Petition" is surely 1000 years off base! He is clearly writing not to a Roman emperor (there weren't any in 786 anyway) but to Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor of Germany, the monarch who encouraged the settling of the Batschka and other regions! It must be 1786--please check (& probably correct);

Message Number: 265 - Monday, November 12, 2012 13:58:18 PDT - CANADA
Name: Wayne Ortman
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet research
Surnames you are researching: Ortmann, Stumpf, Jung, Niessner, Kellner
Villages of interest to you: Zichydorf
Comments:
I would appreciate any information relating to the listed surnames. Thank you in advance.

Message Number: 264 - Friday, October 26, 2012 10:05:53 PDT - SERBIA
Name: Igor
Surnames you are researching: Scherer, Scheit, Polatschek, Berberich, Kripens, Dollak
Villages of interest to you: Kovin, Banat
Comments:
I would like to get in contact with anyone who has relatives or friends who may have known my great-grandfather/mother from Kovin.

Scherer Tomas, born 1915, Father: Scherer Tomas, Mother: Scherer Rosalia(geb.Scheit),

Scherer Klara, born 1918, Father: Polatschek Tomas, Mother: Berberich Maria

also I would like to get in contact with anyone who is related to:

Kripens Ludwig from Kovin

Dollak Franz, from Kovin.

Thank you very much and best regards from Novi Sad, Serbia.


Message Number: 263 - Friday, September 28, 2012 15:10:11 PDT - SERBIA
Name: Jovan
Comments:
Das alles ist natürlich schön und spannend, aber was war loss mit Serben von Syrmia? Wie viele Tausende normale, ruhige, Serbische Bevolkerung sind durch Deutschen und Ustasche ermordet? Was passiert im Wukowar und was Mitrowitz im 1941? Das war ein Volksmord! Aber ihr müsst akzeptiren dass nur Serben und die Serbische Armee haben die Deutschen von Magyarisirung und kroatisirung gerettet!

Ihr Deutschen habt kein moralische Recht über Völkermord und Leidensweg zu sprechen!


Message Number: 262 - Friday, September 28, 2012 08:21:08 PDT - SERBIA
Name: Jovan
Comments:
Für immer Serbien und nur Serbien!

Message Number: 261 - Friday, September 21, 2012 08:54:50 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Linda Bucher-Rayburn
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google
Surnames you are researching: Bucher, Ebner
Villages of interest to you: Zsombolya/Hatzfeld Gros Jetscha
Comments:
Just started researching my grandfathers family. My grandfather Peter Edward Bucher b.1892 Hatzfeld immigrated to the US in 1906 with his parents Peter b. 1859 Hatzfeld Karolina b.1859 Hatzfeld. They had 1 daughter Katharina b.1888 who married a Johann Ebner b.1887 Gros Jetscha. In St. Louis MO

Any information is appreciated.


Message Number: 260 - Friday, August 31, 2012 08:48:50 PDT - CANADA
Name: Joe Botscheller
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Very interesting and informative
Surnames you are researching: Botscheller
Villages of interest to you: Klienbetschkarek, Banat
Comments:

Message Number: 259 - Tuesday, August 28, 2012 20:11:35 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Diana Bertorelli
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google
Surnames you are researching: Hermann
Villages of interest to you: Grossjetscha
Comments:
Thank you so much for your efforts. I found this website last night and was quickly able to access my great-grandfather's baptism records. I would love to learn more and am anxious to see if anyone else is searching Hermann's.

Message Number: 258 - Saturday, August 18, 2012 14:06:50 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Lorraine Carpita
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet search
Surnames you are researching: Koscher, Mayer
Villages of interest to you: Kernei
Comments:
Thank you very much for providing so much information pertinent to my family history.

Message Number: 257 - Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:47:14 PDT - CANADA
Name: dennis koch
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Excellent
Surnames you are researching: Koch
Villages of interest to you: Franzfeld Banat
Comments:
Looking for information on the Johanne Koch family (wife was Rosina) family who left Canstadt, Wurttemberg in 1790. They setted in Franzfeld, Banat, Austria in 1790/91. He and his decendents were Grenzers (border trrops)in the XIIth Deutsch Banater Infantry Regiment stationed at Panchowa.

Message Number: 256 - Monday, June 25, 2012 09:58:19 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Robert Pappert
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: surfing
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Great Site
Surnames you are researching: Bappert,Moritz etc.
Villages of interest to you: Klein Betschkerek, Tschene etc.
Comments:
Looking for homelands of Banat ancestors and living relatives around the world, would like to travel and visit these places and see them in person.

Message Number: 255 - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 07:29:47 PDT; UNITED STATES
Name: Rita Wachowe Kaurs
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Relative; Google
Surnames you are researching: Wachowe, Nothum, Weiss
Villages of interest to you: Banat Brestovac
Comments:

Message Number: 254 - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 15:50:43 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Katie Amundsen
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Pinterest
Comments/suggestions about the Project: thank you!
Surnames you are researching: Blechschmidt, Heinz, Walbert, Mowius
Villages of interest to you: Liebling in Banat, Romania
Comments:
My entire family came from Liebling in Banat, Romania and left Liebling on September 22, 1945. I have found all of my family history from when the families first arrived in Liebling (1786, 1787 and 1838) using documents from the Lieblinger Lutheran Church. In 1786 and 1787, when families arrived in Liebling as original settlers, the families came from other Donauschwaben settlements in Hungary.

How difficult will it be to find the history of the original settlers from when they were in Hungary? Has anyone used databases from Ulm where the migration began? Is the information available in English?

I am interested to hear from Donauschwaben researchers, especially from Banat, and of course, from our beloved LIEBLING!

Thank you for you interest and your service.


Message Number: 253 - Saturday, June 16, 2012 14:00:39 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Louis Wachowe
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Include links to Parish records of Donauschwab villages.
Surnames you are researching: Wachowe, Wagner, Leibgott, and Novak
Villages of interest to you: Brestovatz
Comments:
Came across your site while researching my family tree. I know very little about my Father's family tree going back to their migration from Germany to Banat. Are there any Baptism/Marriage Parish records available from Brestovatz?

Message Number: 252 - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 18:20:44 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Peter Pape
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: from the Donauschwaben Villages Facebook listing
Surnames you are researching: Pape, Kamp, Wagner, Linderer, Wilberth, Maurus
Villages of interest to you: Ujvar, Hatzfeld, Torontal
Comments:
My greatgrandfather, Joseph Pape, around 1840, lived in Hatzfeld and was buried there. He married Barbara Wagner, I think in Hungary. He had 5 children, Peter, Kate (Wilberth), Nickolas (my grandfather. b1871, came to the U.S. around 1907), Maria (Kamp) and Eva (Maurus). Maria Kamp's daughter Marie lived in Ujvar in 1974, married, with children Elizabeth, Reiner, Joseph and Matthias. They all lived in the Hatzfeld and Ujvar area.

Message Number: 251 - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 14:30:07 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Melissa Harshman
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Fantastic site! Wish I had found it sooner
Surnames you are researching: Mayer, Keefer/Kiefer
Villages of interest to you: Neubeschenowa/Uj Bessenyo
Comments:
Hoping to finally solve the mystery of my great grandfather's origins and possibly learn more about a "Josef Gimbel Band School" he supposedly attended.

Thank you for this site! I've already been able to understand more about the region he came from.


Message Number: 250 - Sunday, April 29, 2012 20:35:39 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Anthony (Anton) Bodo
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Excellent site!
Surnames you are researching: Anton Schweiger (Svajger); Jurasimovic; Djuro Gubic
Villages of interest to you: Krcenik;
Comments:
Gruess Gott, von heimatvertriebener (WW2DP). Trying to do some Genealogy on my paents/grandparents of german/croatian/hungarian heritage.

Thank you for your time & keep up the good work!

Ciao!

Tony


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Message Number: 249 - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 01:03:26 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Monica Wasser
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: research
Surnames you are researching: Remsing, Elses Lauraine, Monrath,Deschu,Ritter
Villages of interest to you: Serb Etaba,
Comments:
My mother was a victim of this atrocity that occurred in Yugoslavia during WWII. We have recently started writing her book. She just wants these accounts in history. I am glad that through my research I have found that the Fogotten Genocide is not forgotten.

Message Number: 248 - Sunday, April 8, 2012 19:57:02 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Thomas Klein
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: web search
Surnames you are researching: Klein, Dreer
Villages of interest to you: Ruma
Comments:
Both of my grandparents left Ruma around 1920 to settle in Cleveland, Ohio. I am interested in learning of their families and lives in Ruma, and perhaps where they originally came from in Germany.

Message Number: 247 - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 19:03:56 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Nena Mathews
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: researching family and came on it
Comments/suggestions about the Project: a wonderful weath of information that I hope to use.
Surnames you are researching: Mathias, Muller, Wingert
Villages of interest to you: Glogon, Borcsa
Comments:
Traced back to an ancestor named Leonardus Klostermayer, born abt 1744 in Boursanheineis, I think that might be Germany, but can't find it on maps. Grandparents were both born in Glogon, Austria-Hungary in 1887. Grandfather, Mata Matyas, emigrated arriving 1905 in NY, USA, then on to to Winnipeg Canada, but left 2 sisters and possibly 2 brothers behind in Glogon. I want to find out what happened to them and their families.

Message Number: 246 - Saturday, March 10, 2012 15:29:23 PDT - CANADA
Name: Stephen Schultz
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet Research
Comments/suggestions about the Project: A great resource and many dedicated volunteers!
Surnames you are researching: Schultz/Schulz. Hergat/Hergath Bauhof Bauhoffer/Baumhoff and variations
Villages of interest to you: Deutsch Zerne, Hatzfeld, Gros Gaj/Malenitzfalva, Zichydorf, Georgehausen
Comments:
My grandparents and Greatgrand parents immigrated from Zichydorf/Georgehausen in the Banat in 1900 and 1902 to Saskatchewan, Canada. I have traced them back to Gros Gaj/Malentiz and then to Hatzfeld and Deutsch Zerne. At that point I lose track of most. I am trying to find the banat origins and hopefully the origins in the Reich.

Message Number: 245 - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 13:58:40 PDT - CANADA
Name: Sylvia Leenhouts
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet
Comments/suggestions about the Project: great site, a wealth of information.
Surnames you are researching: Karmedar, Fulop
Villages of interest to you: Kikinda, Haid, Rusko Selo
Comments:
My mother had Alzheimers at a young age and has passed away. She did share a few stories. My mother, her siblings and my grandmother escaped and settled in Haid and lived in a camp there. I got to see the camp when we went to visit my Oma in 1975. She lived not too far from the camp. It was interesting to see and hear the stories of living there .My mother immigrated to Canada in the 1950's. I do not know anything about my great-grand parents. I only know where they were born. I am hoping to learn more about them and possibly find relatives. Your website brings back alot of memories of my childhood (cooking and customs). Thanks for keeping the memories alive.

Message Number: 244 - Friday, February 24, 2012 21:50:09 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Joe Dressler
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google
Surnames you are researching: Dressler, Belt
Villages of interest to you: Apatin, Sonta
Comments:
Working on research with my aunt on my family history. My father was born in Apatin in '44, and their trials in the camps during the takeover. The taking of my grandfather, and the survial story of my grandmother and her three young children escaping into Hungary, to Germany and into the United States to settle near St. Louis.

Message Number: 243 - Friday, February 24, 2012 19:03:27 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Kevin Josef Rickert
Surnames you are researching: Rickert, Tordy
Villages of interest to you: Sonta
Comments:
Glad to have come across this site. My father, uncle and grandmother escaped from the death camp at Gakowa and my granfather was sent to slave labor in Russia after the war was over. I grew up listening to the stories my Oma shared with me about what happened and it is part of who I am today. This history needs to be shared not covered up.

God bless all those who suffered and died and those that have to live with those memories.


Message Number: 242 - Saturday, February 18, 2012 10:13:22 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: heidi&maria albert
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: family
Comments/suggestions about the Project: very well presented
Surnames you are researching: Kordelyos
Villages of interest to you: karawukowa
Comments:
I want more information on how to look up family history in the village. My mother and her family were born there. They had to leave because of the war.

Message Number: 241 - Friday, February 10, 2012 20:26:46 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: John Kauten
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: web
Surnames you are researching: Kauten / Mooss
Villages of interest to you: Mehala
Comments:
Research KAUTEN family history I am looking for information on my grandfather Nikolas Kauten and his family. Not sure, Nicholas had any siblings. I believe he is from a village name either Mehala, Temmeshau or Demmeshau We were told that he came from a wealthy family. That there is a street name after his family -Kauten Street. My grandfather was 21 year old when his came to America, He was born July 15, 1890 in Hungary, and Germany Nicholas came to America in 1911 at the age of 21.Nicholas work as a paperhanger/painter. Died in Baltimore City, Maryland March 11, 1959. Thank You for any Help and information you can give Jkcoffee2@verizon.net John Kauten Jr.

Message Number: 240 - Saturday, January 21, 2012 11:00:56 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Richard Noll
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: web search
Surnames you are researching: Noll
Villages of interest to you:   Hodschag
Comments:
I am interested in furthering my research (again, after a few years hiatus) on the Noll family of Hodschag, Batschka.

This DVHH website is an enormously helpful resource. Thank you for the time and effort in maintaining it.


Message Number: 239 - Monday, January 9, 2012 04:20:51 PST - HUNGARY
Name: Klara Burghardt
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: im Internet
Comments
Schönen Gruß!
Allererst wünsche ich Ihnen ein glückliches neues Jahr!
Hier schicke ich Ihnen daneben die Präsentation des Lehrbuchverlages /Budapest von meinem bald erscheinenden deutschen Kindergedichtband. Vielleicht interessieren Sie sich und die Kinder in Ihrem Bekanntenkreise dafür. Wenn Sie die Präsentation schon kennen, dann Entschuldigung für den wiederholten Brief.

Der Nationale Lehrbuchverlag/Budapest empfiehlt Ihnen Klara Burghardts deutschen Kindergedichtband: Das Häuschen und das Mäuschen.

Die Autorin aus Südungarn arbeitete fast 30 Jahre lang als Deutschlehrerin in deutschen Schulen Ungans. Seit ihrem 17.Lebensjahr schreibt sie Gedichte und Kurzgeschichten in deutscher Sprache.

Dieses Jahr stellte sie für Kinder von 3-bis 13 den Gedichtband:Das Häuschen und das Mäuschen zusammen.

Ihre Kindergedichte kann man in den Deutschstunden, in den deutschen Kindergärten und privat gut verwenden.

Die Hauptthemen sind :Tiere, Pflanzen und die 4 Jahreszeiten

Klara Burghardts Gedichte sind spielerisch, musikalisch. Sie haben eine einfache Sprache, so ist das Erlernen der Gedichte leicht. Die Themen passen gut in die Lehrpläne ein. Zum Märchenbuch gehört auch einHörbuch, worauf die Gedichte des Märchenbuches durch den spielerischenVortrag der Schauspieler, Kata Lotz, Alice Müller und Gergely Kispál "lebendig" werden.

Zwischen den Gedichten hört man die schönsten deutschenKinderlieder.

Das Buch kostet mit dem Hörbuch zusammen - 1990 Ft/ ungf. 7,60 EU

Bestellung:

Nationaler Lehrbuchverlag
1143 Budapest, Szobránc utca 6-8.

Adresse
/:1439 Budapest, Pf. 620.

Homepage:http://www.ntk.hu/

Nationalit-tenabteilung:

Telefon:06 1 460 1852, fax:06 1 460 1852

Dr. Takács Edittakacs.edit@ntk.hu

Hauptredakteurin für Fremdsprachen

Czermann-Hornyik Erzsébetczermannehornyik.erzsebet@ntk.hu
Deutsche Redakteurin

Oder bei der Autorin, Klara Burghardtklaraburghardt@gmail.com

Burghardt-Buch auf: http://www.klaraburghardt.com//

Facebook:Burghardt-Buch

YouTube:Klara Burghardt 2007 Donauschwäbin I.II

Die erste Meinung vom Kinderbuch:

„Liebe Frau Burghardt,ich finde die Gedichte im "Huschen" sehr originell, frisch und lustig, auch zum nachdenken anregend und ganz anders - auf einer natürlichen Art und Weise und gar nicht künstlich bemüht - wie viele andere Kindersachen.

Mit Gruß,Anselm Roth

Schiller Verlag Bonn - Hermannstadt/Rumänien


Message Number: 238 - Sunday, January 8, 2012 16:25:40 PST - CANADA
Name: John Loscher
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet search
Villages of interest to you: Obresch
Comments:
My mother was born in Obresch in 1926 and was among those who were forced to flee to Austria in late 1944. I never understood her full story until I read it on your site. My mother now has Alzheimers and is unable to remember or understand very much so her story would have been completely lost if not for your research. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Message Number: 237 - Tuesday, January 3, 2012 18:01:06 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Nancy Nolan
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: a friend
Surnames you are researching: Ihm,Fisher, Krebbs & Lenhardt
Villages of interest to you: Kreuzstaetlen
Comments:
Does anyone have information for the town of Kreuzstaetlen. interested in surnames of Ihm, Krebbs, & Lenhardt.

2011 Archives


Message Number: 236 - Friday, December 30, 2011 09:25:09 PST - GERMANY
Name: Viola Löffler
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Friends
Surnames you are researching: Beer, Bayer, Nebel
Villages of interest to you: Stanisic
Comments:
I am just shooting a documentary on my donauschwäbische roots and I am researching the escape-route of my grandmother. She is named Elisabeth Bayer (maiden-name: Beer) and comes from Stanisic in the North of the Vojvodina. She escaped in the beginning of 1946 and stayed in a refugee-camp in Budapest. But I cannot find out, where this refugee-camp used to be. My aunt said, it was situated in the middle of the city center, close to the train station. It seemed to her like a kind of sports-hall. Can anybody help me to find out, where that camp was? I am very gratefull for any suggestion.
Viola

Message Number: 235 - Saturday, December 17, 2011 15:28:16 PST - ROMANIA
Name: habel geza
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet
Comments/suggestions about the Project: good for my
Surnames you are researching: habel
Villages of interest to you: triebswetter
Comments:
I got to looking your great-grandmother. I learned from them that came through the 1800s when he settled in the village of Banat and more precisely triebswetter. I was there at the church we act but I could not learn as much as it was originally named Karol habel and lotaringiaAlsace. I would like to learn more about it. if possible. Thank you very much and aapreciez what you do.

Message Number: 234 - Wednesday, November 23, 2011 05:24:16 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Paul Bednarchik
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Web search
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Nice to read about family history
Comments:
Could you tell me how to purchase the Mushkazone cookie cutter from Adrea Hussli?
Thanks,
Paul Bednarchik

Message Number: 233 - Wednesday, November 9, 2011 06:18:19 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Ben Speeth
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: google
Surnames you are researching: Dauster
Villages of interest to you: Torza
Comments:
Hi! I enjoy your website very much and look forward to becoming a member!

Message Number: 232 - Friday, October 28, 2011 06:28:00 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: William Tines
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Given to me years ago while researching family history online.
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Very happy with information, maps and assistance I have been given while visiting this site.
Surnames you are researching: Tines, Hessman
Villages of interest to you: Tschalma/ Calma and Hodschag/ Odzaci
Comments:
I am glad I found your site, it has been very helpful in gathering more information regarding my family history.

Thank you.


Message Number: 231 - Sunday, October 23, 2011 11:40:18 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Barbara Wambach Nienow
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: FTM & Alex Leeb site
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Wonderful Help!
Surnames you are researching: Wambach & Klein
Villages of interest to you: Knees
Comments:
I have been working on our family history for more than 20 years. I really appreciate the new maps and all the help from Alex and everyone involved.

Message Number: 230 - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:08:22 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Linda Wheeler
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Genealogy Wise
Surnames you are researching: Orban, Varju, Smutko
Comments:
I was told my grandma, Susie Orban b. 1898, was born in Budapest, Hungary. I'm hoping this site will give me some clues to further my search.

Message Number: 229 - Sunday, October 9, 2011 05:56:46 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Sylvia Hoffmann (Cohen)
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: A relative forwarded it
Comments/suggestions about the Project: My parents were amoung the families evacuted
Villages of interest to you: Schidski Bonovski (sp?)
Comments:
My parents were amoung the families evacuted.

Message Number: 228 - Tuesday, September 27, 2011 13:49:37 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Barb Wolgast
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: I have known about it for years.
Surnames you are researching: Beer, Rittchen, Kolzer, Schmidt, Beiler and more
Villages of interest to you: Werschetz (Vrsac); Karlsdorf (Banatski Karlovac)
Comments:
This is a wonderful and informative website which has enhanced my studies of the Banat and the background of my Donauschwaben ancestry. I should have joined a long time ago! As family genealogist, I have found that an ancestor was the second mayor (schultheiss) of Werschetz - from 1740 - 1750. Would this mean he was part of the "Caroline Colonization" (Karolinsche Ansiedlung) from 1717 to 1740? Where can I find records telling where he migrated from in Western Europe?

Keep up the good work on this great website! Thank you, volunteers!


Message Number: 227 - Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:22:08 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Patricia Buhrman
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Looked up the village of Neubeschenowa
Surnames you are researching: Looking for Siebold Knapp Petz
Villages of interest to you: Neubeschenowa and San Andreas
Comments:
My maternal grandmother immigrated from Neubeschenowa. Her father was Heinrich Siebold, her mother was Barbara Knapp Siebold. My grandmother was Anna Siebold Betz. She married Franz Petz of Skt. Andreas. They later changed the name to Betz. I would love to find out more about my grandfather Petz's family.

Message Number: 226 - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 09:18:24 PDT - CANADA
Name: Helmut Zuschlag
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: google search based on my monthers memory
Surnames you are researching: Zuschlag, Freund
Villages of interest to you: Sekitsch
Comments:
Would like copy of settlement map - tried to print it but was told to contact the web master

Message Number: 225 - Wednesday, August 10, 2011 18:32:30 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: ROXANNE SERUCSAK
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: FOUND ON GOOGLE WHILE SEARCHING
Comments/suggestions about the Project: GLAD TO HAVE FOUND YOU!
Surnames you are researching: SERUCSAK(SZERICSEK, SZERUCZSEK) NOT EXACTLY SURE HOW IT IS SPELLED
Villages of interest to you: NAGYSZREDISTYE AND BELA CRKVA
Comments:
I have been searching nearly 30 years for info on my family and am so hoping someone in your organization will be familar with what I'm looking for. My family came to the USA in 1903 and 1905 settled in Pennsylvania. I would really like help with finding their recirds from the 'old' country. So glad you are out there.

Joseph and Anna Serucsak

Children: Joseph Jr, Josephia, Anatal, Thomas, Anna and Martin.

Daughter Anna married Franz Kunig and returned before 1910.

Thank you.


Message Number: 224 - Saturday, July 23, 2011 20:20:10 PDT - CANADA
Name: Marie Primus
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: My father
Surnames you are researching: Feuerer, Eisili, Fornetran, Heupt, Scheffer
Villages of interest to you: Gara, Rem, Csonopla (sp?), Bacsboked
Comments:
My grandfather Josef Feuerer was born in Gara on November 6, 1903 the son of Vendel Feuerer who was 31 years old at the time so he must have been born circa 1872 and Terez Eisili who was 28 so her birth year would have been circa 1875. They were all Roman Catholic. I am looking for birth records for Vendel and Terez. My grandmother Erzsibet Fornetran was born in Rem on November 3, 1903 the daughter of Vendal Fornetran who was 34 year old at the time born circa 1869 and Julianna Heupt (Heipt) who was 28 years old born circa 1875. They were also Roman Catholic. I am also looking for birth records for Vendal and Julianna. She had a sister Gertrud Fornedran (sp?)born February 3, 1905 in Rem who married a Ferenc Scheffer of Bacsboked. If anyone can help me with any of this, it would be much appreciated.

Message Number: 223 - Wednesday, July 20, 2011 14:01:03 PDT - CANADA
Name: Peter Anton
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google search for Banat and Batschka
Surnames you are researching: Schäffer
Villages of interest to you: Setchan, Tschesterec, Beocin
Comments:
I was at your club a few month ago for a Stamperl Schnapps. I liked it and am planning on being there Sep2-4 2011 to meet as many Schwoba as i can and for the Food/entertainment. Looking forward to it!Grüsse Peter

Message Number: 222 - Saturday, July 2, 2011 15:56:52 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Robert Pappert
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: surfing
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Tschene family book?
Surnames you are researching: Bappert, Moritz
Villages of interest to you: Tschene, Klein-Betschkerek
Comments:
I am looking for history of my great grandparents Mattias Bappert and Klara Moritz.

Message Number: 221 - Wednesday, June 1, 2011 07:58:16 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: carol s connelly
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: previous sites and june myers cookbook
Comments/suggestions about the Project: am a little lost now
Surnames you are researching: kaiser heiberger
Villages of interest to you: glogowicz
Comments:
had been using the glogowicz web site now i am not sure where to find the info i had researched

Message Number: 220 - Friday, May 27, 2011 23:12:11 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Edward G.Schrader Jr.
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: from my brother Tom
Surnames you are researching: Urso, Wolfram
Comments:
From St.Louis, Missouri Currently residing in Dallas Fort Worth,Texas surnames are of my mothers parents

Message Number: 219 - Friday, May 27, 2011 02:15:44 PDT - AUSTRALIA
Name: Thomas Schrader
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: From another Daunubeswabian that I met today in Sydney Australia!
Surnames you are researching: Wolfram
Comments:
I am from St.Louis Mo now living in Sydney Australia. Today I met my 1st Danubeswabian outside my extended family here in Sydney and thanks to her I found DVHH!

Message Number: 218 - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:38:45 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Catherine Davis
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Came to it while trying to do research on the hometown of my ancestors.
Surnames you are researching: Bauer, Lauff
Villages of interest to you: Podelin
Comments:
I am seeking to contact Mr. Duncan B. Gardiner regarding reproducing a map that was included in one of his books. The map is of Podelin - a town of my ancestors.

His book was titled German Towns in Slovakia & Upper Hungary A Genealogical Gazetteer. I am been attempting to get permission to reproduce this map for some time now. I would like to include it in a book my husband is writing on family roots. The book will not be sold publicly but will be distributed to family members and research facilities where we did work on the project.

I really would like to include a map of Podelin (Pudlin, Podelinec) if at all possible. Your website is my last hope to accomplish my goal. I would appreciate any guidance you can give regarding my request.

Thank you,

Catherine Davis

Message Number: 217 - Sunday, April 17, 2011 13:41:32 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Judy Schmitt
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Ancestry.com message board
Surnames you are researching: Dormuth, Brauner, Reitz, Orsan
Villages of interest to you: Gottlob, Lenauheim, Kleinbetschkerek, Sackelhausen
Comments:
I just came across your site today, and it's been very helpful! I was able to fill in a few blanks for my maternal grandfather's family (Reitz/Orsan). I hope to find more info on my maternal grandmother's family (Dormuth/Brauner), who emigrated to St. Louis from the Gottlob area.

Thanks for the great resource!

Judy Schmitt
St. Louis, Missouri

Message Number: 216 - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 06:22:38 PDT - CANADA
Name: Elisabeth Dvorachek OReilly
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet research
Surnames you are researching: Dworatschek, Muller, Bauer
Villages of interest to you: Kernei, former Yugoslavia
Comments:
Hello,

I am interested in finding out more about my family tree. My parents are Donauschwaben born in Kernei, Yugoslavia.

I am planning to visit their village in 2012 to see the town, streets, church and cemetery.

I have grown up with German culture and history.

I am currently a member of the Schwaben Club in Kitchener, Ontario.

I am hoping to find the history of Theresia and Josef Dworatschek's emigration to St. John, NB via boat from Hamburg, Germany.

Message Number: 215 - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 18:28:52 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Pamela Wilfing
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: I posted a request for information on Genealogy.com and was directed to this site
Surnames you are researching: Wilfing, Kappel, Tremmel
Villages of interest to you: Not sure, but I think Oldenburg or Sopron
Comments:
I posted a request on Genealogy.com for anyone with information on the name of Kappel from Sopron, Hungary. My husband's Great-Grandfather, Rudolf Wilfing, married a woman named Elizabeth Kappel. I have some information of the Wilfing family from records in Sopron. But I have none of Elizabeth Kappel. She was born in that region in 1880, married, had four children there and then emigrated to the US in 1921. Her husband emigrated in 1913. She remained with four children for 8 years. Amazing. She died in 1951 and her obituary mentioned two living sisters still in Hungary. This interested me to find more information about who Elizabeth was and if any of her family is still in that area. I have read some of the history from this web site and I am so intrigued that I want to find out more. I will sign up for your newsletters.

Thank you.

Message Number: 214 - Saturday, March 12, 2011 09:43:02 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Ted Schork
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Research
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Excellent Site
Surnames you are researching: Merle' and Schork
Villages of interest to you: Nakovo, Gros St. Nik
Comments:
Hello,

My mother - Helena (Hely) Merle' was born in Nakovo (Banat Region). She, her mother (Anna) and brother (Franz) as well as many other relatives were placed in the Rudolfsnad concentration camp. Her mother and brother died in this camp. She was taken to a communist orphanage in Yugoslavia. Her father was transcripted by the German army and was later shot by Tito's partisan army. I am looking for any information to further my research.


Message Number: 213 - Friday, March 11, 2011 19:30:25 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Gary Klein
Surnames you are researching: Klein, Keller, Kraemer, Bucholtz, Schavillie, Kandler
Villages of interest to you: Hatzfeld, Bruchenea, Orzydorf, Doroszlofalva
Comments:
This is a great site with info that is not easy to come by. The people that I have encountered here have been very helpful. Is it possible to have the various Village Famileinbuchs online?

Message Number: 212 - Thursday, March 10, 2011 14:50:43 PST CANADA
Name: Fred Minty
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: searching on Cyndi's List
Surnames you are researching: THOMAS, ZEY, BECKER
Villages of interest to you: NEUVERBASS
Comments:
My wife's paternal grandfather Georg THOMAS, b. 19 May 1876, son of Georg THOMAS, member of the reformed church in Neuverbass in 1909 and married to Elizabetha BECKER. At least 5 other children: Johannes 1871, Theresia 1873, Paul 1878, Maria 1883, Heinrich 1887. He married Agnetha ZEY, daughter of Michael ZEY in Austria/Hungary. He sailed to the Port of Baltimore in 1905 from Brennen on the ship Hanover headed to Chicago and he was married then. She arrived in the Port of New York in 1907 and they had a child in Chicago in 1907. In 1910, they lived in Cleveland, Ohio, with a John ZEY, age 27, whom I believe may be Agnetha's brother. Any information on the Austria/Hungarian roots would be appreciated.

Message Number: 211 - Sunday, March 6, 2011 09:34:48 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Anna Gottmann
Surnames you are researching: Balbierer, Meininger
Villages of interest to you: Gertianosch
Comments:
If anyone has information on the Balbierer or Meininger/Minninger family from Gertianosch. My great grandma is Magdalena Balbierer her father is Josef, brother Peter and mom Barbara. My grandfather is Josef Henry Minninger.

Thank you!


Message Number: 210 - Monday, February 28, 2011 00:34:12 PST - UNITED KINGDOM
Name: Katarina balderson
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: google
Comments/suggestions about the Project: general history of the area
Surnames you are researching: Willwohl, Rack, Mullion and Kani
Villages of interest to you: Lovas, Slankaman, Batchka palanka
Comments:
Hu just found this site today and i would like to research my family as most members are now dead. My Mother's family are from Lovas whilst my father's were based in Batchka Palanka. As my parents split up soon after my birth I know nothing about my father's family.

Message Number: 209 - Sunday, February 20, 2011 20:03:00 PST - AUSTRALIA
Name: Michelle Linder Astbury
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet search
Surnames you are researching: Willig, Linder
Comments:
Hello,

My name is Michelle Linder Astbury. I live in Melbourne Australia.

My grand mother is Elizabeth Willing Linder (As listed in your Senzius Genealogy) presently lives at Altersheim, Bad Strasse in Frankenburg.
I am trying to find any information about my dad's family. My dad's (Melchior Linder) father (Andreas Linder) died in the war before he was born and has no information about his father. We think he was born in 1916? died in 1940?.
He married Elizabeth Willig and they had two children Adam & Melchior (my dad)
If you have any information or can lead me in a direction to help find information about my grand father that would be great.

Thankyou, kind regards Michelle.

email shel68@bigpond.com


Message Number: 208 - Sunday, February 20, 2011 09:08:26 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Ingrid Gebavi
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google
Comments/suggestions about the Project: It is gratifying to know this work is being done to preserve the history of the Donauscwaben people.
Comments:
I am trying to put together a trip back to the old country with my father, who is now 81, and emigrated to the U.S. in the 1950's. He is not terribly excited by the prospect, but is willing to go with my three brothers and I to share his story.

Any suggestions from others who have traveled back would be helpful. Specifically, I am looking for a private tour guide who is knowledgeable about the German history in the areas of Vukovar, Banater Hof, and Betschgerek.


Message Number: 207 - Saturday, February 19, 2011 08:58:43 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Angelique Ouellette-Tower
How did you learn about the DVHH site?:
Comments/suggestions about the Project: WONDERFUL!!! I am so thankful for all your work! An answer to my genealogy prayers (ha ha).
Surnames you are researching: Scherer, Sehne, Flohr, Ritzmann, Masson, Ilg, Simon, Will, Wenz, Lang, Hoffmann, Brodt, Klauser
Villages of interest to you: Kucora (Kucura), Buljkes, Torzsa, Altker (Oker), Kischker, Petrovopolje (Schoenborn), Franzjosefsfeld
Comments:
Thank you so much for all your work!! I've been working on my family tree (on ancestry.com) & my mother's family line has been almost empty. Both my maternal grandmother & my maternal grandfather were from the towns listed on your website. I am so looking forward to finding some answers!

Thanks again!!


Message Number: 206 - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 09:16:49 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Patti Hale
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Found it through research
Surnames you are researching: Werth, Martin,
Villages of interest to you: Knicanin, Banat region, Ecka
Comments:
I have been working on my geneology for several years now and after many months of going nowhere, discovered my family was from Rudolfsgnad. I had no knowledge of this area and have been trying to find all the info and pictures I can. My grandfather Lorenze Werth and brother arrived 14 May 1906 was from Rudolfsgnad on the ship Slavonia.Since I cannot find any other family members that came over, I fear they were caught later in the camps. I would love to here from anyone who that may have information. My grandmother, Eva Martin and brother Anton, was from Ecka, arrived in New York in 1905. I am now so proud to know that there are so many trying preserve out heritage.

Message Number: 205 - Wednesday, February 2, 2011 16:09:02 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Joe Kurzweil
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: web search
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Very helpful and enlightening resource
Surnames you are researching: Kurzweil; Feigelbohrer
Villages of interest to you: Temeswar, Segenthau, Engelsbrunn
Comments:
My father's name is Joseph Kurzweil, born 1908 in Segenthau. My mother's name is Katharina Kurzweil, born 1910 in Engelsbrunn. They were married in the US after immigrating as teenagers to New York City via Canada in 1927 and 1928. We don't think they knew one another in Romania. Joseph's father is Sebastian and his mother is Elizabeth and grandmother is Anna Maria. Katharins's father is Michael and her mother is Anna. Joseph has three brothers; Andrew, Anton and Nicholas. Katharina has one sister Anna, and a brother Joseph (maybe Hans) who died young of diptheria. Katharina's father Michael was a Hungarian Hussar in WWI and died 3 days after the war ended in battle as they did not get the word of the surrender.

Any leads to documented information about them and their lineage would be much appreciated. I suspect lineage goes back to Bavaria but I'm not certain.

Are there village coordinators for Segenthau, Engelsbrunn or Temeswar?


Message Number: 204 - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 21:16:56 PST - CANADA
Name: Heather
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: web search
Surnames you are researching: Szebele, Segedin
Villages of interest to you: Bajka Jarak
Comments:
I really appreciated the historical information. I am searching for information on my great-great grandfather and family. Konrad Szebele

Message Number: 203 - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:08:19 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Elisa
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: have been a member for a while
Surnames you are researching: Meyer,Muschkat,Bischof,Geber, Kaltner, Karbach
Villages of interest to you: Ridjica, Kunbaja, Nadudvar and Csatalja
Comments:
Does anyone have any information about the Karbach family from Kunbaja? My great great great grandparents were Franz Karbach and Eva Kammerer. My great great grandmother- Justina/Susanah Karbach was born in Kunbaja on Feb.1, 1854- she was the second wife of Anton Kaltner- they lived in Ridjica. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Message Number: 202 - Sunday, January 9, 2011 10:47:38 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Elisa Ayers
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: I have been a member of the site for a few years
Surnames you are researching: Muschkat, Bischof, Meyer, Kaltner
Villages of interest to you: Ridjica
Comments:
This message is to Helga Kiely, I have sent you an email . Helga Soares is my mother. I have told her of your post, she currently does not have a viable email address. You can email me at elisa.ayers@gmail.com . My mother and I are researching our family together. I also have the Familienbuch Ridjica- so if you need look ups from there, I would be more than happy to do them for you! Please email me, I look forward to finding out what information you have. And we are more than happy to share what we know!

Message Number: 201 - Friday, January 7, 2011 17:48:08 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Michelle Presley
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: google
Surnames you are researching: Nemeth, Eichinger, Pilter, Ertl
Comments:
Looking for any information on Josef Nemeth 04 October 1879, Elizabeth Ertl Nemeth 21 April 1886, Lorincz Ertli (Eichinger) 6 August 1836- 28 March 1909, Anna Pilter (died in 1905). Tosok-Berend

Message Number: 200 - Friday, January 7, 2011 15:32:36 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Marc Froemelt
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Googled it
Comments/suggestions about the Project: I love to research my roots
Surnames you are researching: Thuro, Frenk, Kanzler
Villages of interest to you: Zsablia, NoviSad
Comments:
My mother was born in Zsablia as part of the German community. My mother's family was forced to flee to Germany and lived for 5 years in a settlement camp outside Munich. Her brother emigrated to the USA in 1956 and I emigrated in 1976. I've visited our old house in 1965 and now live in Atlanta. I'm proud of my heritage and hope to preserve the memories of my mother and her sacrifices. -MF

Message Number: 199 - Tuesday, January 4, 2011 20:53:04 - AUSTRALIA
Name: Erika Johnson
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: google
Surnames you are researching: Morath, Zipfl, Selinger
Villages of interest to you: Saderlach, periamosch, neu-arad
Comments:
Hello- am interested in finding out about my family members who came from these towns, but am having great difficulty here in Australia accessing any information or sites to go to. Can anyone help?

2010 Archives


Message Number: 198 - Thursday, December 23, 2010 20:24:30 PST - CANADA
Name: Helga Kiely
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Web search
Surnames you are researching: Muskath
Villages of interest to you: Ridjica
Comments:
This is in response to Helga Soare's email searching for family members from Ridjica. She did not provide her email so I cannot contact her. If she happens to be reading this, I could perhaps provide some information as two of the names she is searching Muskath and Bishoff are in my tree as well. I was also born in Ridjica in 1942 and coincidentally, my name is Helga.

Message Number: 197 - Thursday, December 16, 2010 19:59:32 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Ursula Perko
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: surfing
Surnames you are researching: waltenspiel, taubel, hornung, zoller, gyarmati, ulrich
Villages of interest to you: franztal, zemun, filipowa, indija,brestowacz
Comments:
My mother was born Anna Waltenspiel in Franztal in 1926 and fled in October 1944 to Mondsee, Austria. In 1956 she immigrated to the United States and currently resides in Colorado.

Message Number: 196 - Tuesday, December 14, 2010 18:39:19 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Carl E. Rennhack
Comments:
Dear People, On 12/14/10 I was thinking about a friend, Susanne Glock Eisner, whom I have not seen in a long time. I put her name into Google and came up with the obituary of her father Konrad. Could you please pass on my e-mail address carlcer2004@yahoo.com to her? Thanx! Respectfully, Carl E. Rennhack

Message Number: 195 - Monday, December 6, 2010 15:35:33 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Helga Muschkat Soares
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Searching for relatives
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Very informative site
Surnames you are researching: Muschkat, Bischoff, Mayer, Kaltner
Villages of interest to you: Ridjica
Comments:
I was born in Ridjica in 1942. I, my brother, a cousin and our grandmother were all sent to Gakowa. My mother was taken to work for the soldiers. She ran away and found us and we escaped and made it to Germany.91

Message Number: 194 - Monday, December 6, 2010 14:37:57 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Joseph H Schwendt
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google
Surnames you are researching: Schwendt
Villages of interest to you: Palanka, Austria-Hungary
Comments:
I am trying to trace my family's background. I know that my grandfather was born in Palanka in 1879. Any help you can give me will be most appreciated.

Message Number: 193 - Wednesday, December 1, 2010 11:07:36 PST - CANADA
Name: Franz Mönnich
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Searching for a Juwetsch recipe.
Villages of interest to you: Setchanfeld
Comments:
I stumbled on this site looking for a Juwetsch recipe on the internet. My father comes from Setchanfeld and my mother came from the Laudan near Werschetzt. I grew up in a Danubeschwäbian household and I try to duplicate my mother and Grandmother's Donauschwäbisches cooking. I was surprised when I found this site and happy to be able to research more of my Danubeschwäbian heritage. I grew up hearing fond stories from my parents and relatives about life in the Danubeswabian times before the war. Unfortunately there were also memories of the bad times while being enslaved in the communist internment camps after the war.

Message Number: 192 - Saturday, November 27, 2010 08:57:09 PST - UNITED STATES
Name: Katharina Rosmanitz nee Bergmann
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google Search
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Great Project I am also Donauschwabian
Villages of interest to you: Krusevlje & Gakovo
Comments:
I was born in Krusevlje and was in the camp in the same town.

Message Number: 191 - Thursday, November 4, 2010 15:26:12 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Nicholas Schmdit
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Random internet search
Villages of interest to you: Stefansfeld (Kreshnik now)
Comments:
I found this site searching the internet randomly one day on a whim. My father's parents both hail from Stefansfeld in Banat and he spoke the Danube Swabian dialect at home growing up even though he has never traveled there. I've long been fascinated by my heritage and love to study it. It warms my heart to know that there are people dedicated to keeping this beautiful culture alive. I would be happy to help out however I can.
-Klos Schmidt
Detroit, MI

Message Number: 190 - Wednesday, October 27, 2010 15:46:52 PDT - CANADA
Name: todd jack
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet
Comments/suggestions about the Project: family tree
Surnames you are researching: jack and bovesek
Villages of interest to you: filipovo
Comments:
i am hoping someone out there can help me. my great grand parents josef (b1887 d 1965) and rosalia (bovesek)(b1889 d1975) JACK along with there children maria (b1914), josef (my grandfather)( b1917) franz (b1919) and johann (b1929) lived in filipovo. my great grandfather came to canada in 1929 and my great grandmother and the boys came in 1932. the address of my great grandfathers parents johannes and eva (thiel) was filipovo 270. the address of my great grandmothers parents josip and catherine (schantz) was filipovo 383. my great grand parents lived at filipovo 659 and emigrated from there to lyndsay ontario canada then to paris ontario were they are buried along with josef (2001), franz (2003) johann is still living. i know that my grandfather had cousins in buffalo by the name of GAUS and cousins in philidelphia. he also had a 1st cousin in california named steve DEUTCH. I am trying to put together a family tree for years and cannot get beyond my great grand parents. i know my great-great grand parents names but i have no dates or any other info and also getting info on the JACK family is like finding a needle in a hay stack. i also know my great grand father had brothers and sisters but still i can find no info. i read about the DICKMANN family going to filipovo and one of them is married to a richard JACK. he has to be related some how. other family names that are related are KELLER, DETTLING,SCHAFER AND LEIDL. i have baptism and marrage certificates but all are in SERBIAN. if there is any one out there that can provide me with information on the JACK family i would be forever grateful, thank you for your help....todd jack

Message Number: 189 - Thursday, October 21, 2010 09:42:22 PDT - SERBIA
Name: Gegenbauer
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet
Surnames you are researching: Gegenbauer
Villages of interest to you: Peterwardein
Comments:
I just wont to congratulation for your efforts and very nice web site. I also researching my family history.Since I`m from Serbia and live in town Novi Sad, I could only regret that Germans minority who live here are mostly very isolated from any cultural events or information.I am spending here years in Archives, Parish registers all alone,but I found many interesting very old documents about life in Peterwardein (now is together with Novi Sad).I would be very happy if I could contribute to your work.Anyway I wish you all the best.Dragan Gegenbauer

Message Number: 188 - Friday, October 15, 2010 19:43:36 PDT - BRAZIL
Name: Sergio Umlauf
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Very interesting
Surnames you are researching: Umlauf
Villages of interest to you: Sakule
Comments:
My father was born in 1929 in Sakule, son of Ludwig Umlauf. I'm looking for relatives in Serbia, Austria or maybe Germany.

Message Number: 187 - Sunday, October 10, 2010 18:36:08 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Matthew Jackson
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: surfing the web
Surnames you are researching: Welsch, Prunk, Oberdin, Seeberger
Villages of interest to you: Wiesenhaid, Lippa or Lipova
Comments:
I am searching for the Ancestors and descendants of Franz and Anna (Prunk) Welsch who lived in Wiesenhaid, Hungary (Romania). Franz and Anna lived in Wiesenhaid in the late 1800`s and the early 1900`s as did many generations before them. I also have the names of their children Heinrich, Peter, Franz, Jacob, Johann, Nicholaus, Michael, Anton, Wendal, and Eva Welsch. I also have the names of their wives and children. If anyone has any more information about this family or any stories about the village of Wiesenhaid I would really appreciate your imput.. I am really interested in figuring out who might be the siblings of Franz Sr and what his parents names are. I am also really interested in the Catholic Church records in Austria being translated from the original Latin that were recorded for the village of Wiesenhaid.

I just recieved a book in the mail from Germany called "Friedhof Wiesenhaid" from the author Manfred Bruckler. He went to Wiesenhaid and photographed all of the remaining graves and preserved this valuable information about who is buried there.. In it I found the names of many family members and I also found the names of many whom I dont know how they are related yet, but I am sure they are...

Thanks, Matt


Message Number: 186 - Sunday, September 19, 2010 08:30:26 PDT - CANADA
Name: Brigitte Albert
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet
Comments/suggestions about the Project: very interesting site
Surnames you are researching: ZAPF, ALBERT, MUELLER, ZIEL
Villages of interest to you: GARA, JURITSCH, KATYMAR, HERZEGZSANTO
Comments:
Very interesting site.

I am looking into my family history.

Father's side:
Anton Albert, now living in Canada, lived in Juritsch. His father, Antal Albert, was born in Katymar. His mother was Katherina Merkler.

Mother's side:
Elisabeth Albert (nee Mueller) born in Gara.
Matthias Mueller from Gara. Theresia Mueller (nee Zapf) from Gara.

I am interested in finding out any information about my family's origins and relations who might still be living in Hungary.
Thanks,
Brigitte Albert

Message Number: 185 - Sunday, August 29, 2010 22:31:02 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Peter Horwath
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: found it through a search in google
Comments/suggestions about the Project: looks interesting
Surnames you are researching: Witzl, Hergenrother, Hornung, Ott, Hahn, Seiler
Villages of interest to you: Nyomja, Apatin, Bergesd
Comments:
Just discovered the Site. Mother was from Nyomja (Surgetin) in Baranya and Father from Apatin in Batschka <Voivodina>

Message Number: 184 - Monday, August 23, 2010 09:53:14 PDT - SERBIA
Name: Bogdan
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: google
Surnames you are researching: Djuricic
Villages of interest to you: Kupinovo
Comments:
Hi ,

i'm looking for any document or pfotografy about Kupinovo!!!


Message Number: 183 - Saturday, August 21, 2010 17:26:06 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Loretta Ives
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Googling for Billed
Comments/suggestions about the Project: I am humbled by the volunteer's efforts and all the wonderful information provided.
Surnames you are researching: Hartmann, Eck, Becker
Villages of interest to you: Billed, Knees, Neusina
Comments:
I have just started working on the my family tree which has been very difficult since I do not have any living relatives who were born before 1940. My mother's parents immigrated from Hungary separately in about 1903. I am trying to piece things together based on what my older siblings remember hearing over half a century ago and a few letters that were in my mother's possessions.

Mr. Leeb has been so very helpful in providing information from Billed on my grandfather's ancestors. I am so very thankful for all his efforts.

Reading about the persecutions that followed WWII is very disturbing, but still necessary reading. The courage of all those providing their stories is very humbling.

Message Number: 182 - Saturday, August 7, 2010 18:47:51 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Richard Rintye
Surnames you are researching: Rintye
Villages of interest to you: peszak
Comments:
Just wantd to know what my heritage is n what my last name means cuz its rare n not a lot of people have it

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Message Number: 181 - Thursday, July 29, 2010 11:55:05 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Susan Seifert
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Herb Good
Surnames you are researching: Guth Gitz
Villages of interest to you: Alsace-Lorraine, New York City
Comments:
Thank you for having this web site. Someone recommended it to me today. I am researching for my Guth ancestors who came from Alsace-Lorraine to NYC in the 1850s.

Message Number: 180 - Friday, July 16, 2010 09:39:54 PDT - GERMANY
Name: Goettler
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Facebook
Surnames you are researching: Goettler, Werni. Schlotter Beiler, Haumann,
Villages of interest to you: Brestowaz, Filipowa,Doroselo,Novoselo
Comments:
I am still searching fellow researchers, specifically as I plow through the Backa since longer time, but always different, or more often inaccurate or undifferentiated find information, it is sometimes easy to despair! Since the dips Spitzahn with marriage and mortali...ty - in Brestovac data more frequently to settle down and was as well justified area Göttler the root there, But as so often or to many of us is the birth, place of origin, Auswanderungsort "inaccurate or suspects or appear different. In the case of Stefan Göttler I have to offer * probably Doroslo 1769, Sybilla BEILER * probably in 1771 where?, Maria Schlotter * Doroslo probably 1770, I have taken over this data including the Internet or researched from the OSB from Brestovac Werni / Schmidt or out of the rectory of Altheim / Horb or in archives in Sindelfingen. Hi, there is a family book of the village Doroslo, or researching any of you about this village? I Spitzahnen in Doroslo Region: STEPHAN / Stephanus Göttler / Gettler / GetLen / KETTLER / Gottl * Probably 12.1770 Doroslo?, 13.10.1833 Brestovac as emigrants / Hike embarked, probably in Ulm? oo: 15/12/1799 Brestovac (very first entry in Brestovac) oo: SYBILLA / E BEILER / BAILE / Beyle / Baille, Daughter, presumably by JACOB and CATHERINE N. BEILER, from 1764 in APATIN?, SYBILLA * c.1770, Horb-Altheim od Fuerstenberg-Hüfingen at Donaueschingen, "OR" in Doroslo?, 24.08.1803 Brestovac Stephanus Göttler to: verm son of ANTON / ANTONIUS Göttler / GetLen and CATHARINA SCHMIDERIN / SCHMIDIN probable PARENTS?, but BUSY is inconclusive, He could also, however, somewhere in the Backa "OR" Banat be born? STEPHAN Göttler 13.10.1833 Brestovac / Backa, 2nd oo: 17/04/1804 Brestovac, MARIA SCHLOTT * 11.01769 in Doroslo or "BUT" Horb-Untertalheim, 09.12.1839 Brestovac, Ciao, Helmut G.

Message Number: 179 - Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:27:03 PDT - CANADA
Name: stella
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: browsing for info
Surnames you are researching: grill, bolen (variations possible polen, polin, poling, paulin)
Villages of interest to you: lazarfeld, zichydorf respectively
Comments:
Hello:

I was happy to come across what looks to be a well planned site.

I have information on ancestors for both surnames. In both cases I would be interested in lifestyle and departure to Canada, both of which would have been between 1885 to l921.
I would also very much appreciate learning what their place of origin was prior to moving to Lazarfeld and Zichydorf, as well as the year the arrived in Banat. If you can provide any information or guidance in this regard it would be hugely appreciated.

Appreciatively,

Stella

Message Number: 178 - Sunday, May 30, 2010 03:27:42 PDT - GERMANY
Name: Donald MacFarlane
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Very fine pages!
Surnames you are researching: Litzenberger, Giess
Villages of interest to you: Pantschowa, Franzfeld, Jabuka
Comments:
My mother was born Luise Litzenberger in Franzfeld, Yugoslavia in 1926 and grew up in Pantschowa. She left, fortunately, with her parents in 1944, before the horrors took place, and went to Germany. In 1951, she went to England and married my father. I would be very interested in hearing from anybody who could tell me about daily life in Pantschowa and Franzfeld. My mother is old now and cannot remember so much being away from there so long and not having much contact with people from home. (When I was growing up in England people were rather anti-German and so I didn't want to know. Sad and stupid. Now I am very interested! )

I have relatives in Mansfield, Ohio called Giess; the family of my mother's sister Anna.

I speak, read and write German.

Do you know of any Germans still in Pantschowa?


Message Number: 177 - Saturday, May 29, 2010 20:11:28 PDT - BRAZIL
Name: elke kauder
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: internet
Surnames you are researching: johann kauder and emil anton kauder
Villages of interest to you: neu pasua
Comments:
We are tying to get our german documents and need the birt and marriage document of johann kauder born 1899 and of his son Emil Anton Kauder born 1923(?) in neu pasua.

Thank you so much,

Elke Kauder


Message Number: 176 - Friday, May 28, 2010 09:09:19 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: John Braunsar
Surnames you are researching: Braunsar
Villages of interest to you: Sarwasch-Hirschfeld; Essegg/Osijek
Comments:
New contact info. Signed back in 2005. That email is not valid anyomre.

Message Number: 175- Saturday, May 8, 2010 09:23:56 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Angela Wylie
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet search/Geneology search
Surnames you are researching: Matheis, Ternay
Villages of interest to you: Krcedin
Comments:
I'm searching for any information on Jacob Matheis, Zsuzanna Maria Ternay, Sofia Michalenko. My Mother was Sofia, she had a brother George and a sister Emma Hilda. I'm trying to search as far back as I can to find who my family is and where they came from. She lived in the village of Krcedin as a child and I believe her Mother remarried after her Father Jacob died when she was 12 or 13. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks - Angela

Message Number: 174 - Tuesday, April 27, 2010 04:39:43 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Donna rossmann Kluba
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: by accident, looking for German genealogy
Comments/suggestions about the Project: It is great! I have a little trouble with the village names
Surnames you are researching: Manyet, Rossmann(Rozsmann) Munddloch, Haas, Herzog
Villages of interest to you: Tisza Smentmicklos, Potisi Sveti Nikola
Comments:
There is no one left in the generation to give me information. I have a crewell picture of a home on a river, which my Grandmother said her mother made to remember their homeland. She told me it was on the Tissa River (Tisza) and she always said it was Tissent Miklos. Wne put together I believe it was Tisza Szmentmicklos. She has a picture of a grave (her Grandmother. Name Maria Haas) who was married to Anton Klemm. She also had a picture of a beautiful church with the name Tissasent Micklos on the back. We believe it might have been a Catholic Church.She made me promise to always keep it. I have become interested in learning more of their background. It is very difficult. My Grandmother never told us much. She and her parents and 2 children came to the USA in 1921 for good. Except for her parents. They went back in the 2nd WW to try to save their land. They were taken and put in the camps because they were German and as far as we know they died there. Josef Manyet (her father) was in the Austrian Army and was once sent to a concentration camp in Siberia. After getting out they came to America. She said he was gone 5 years. Any help or ideas I would appreciate it.

Message Number: 173 - Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:45:42 PDT - CANADA
Name: Craig Sobering
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: web link
Comments/suggestions about the Project: Great site. More genealogical information, more cultural information would be great.
Surnames you are researching: Rieger
Villages of interest to you: Zycchydorf
Comments:
Thanks for creating this site. My great grandfather fell in love with a Banat Schwabian woman, married her, and then immigrated to Canada with her in the late 1800's. My father told me She was Schwopes (phonetic spelling) so today is the first I've learned of my Banat Schawian background. I'd be interested in learning more about the cultural practices of the Banat Schawians - dress, dance, art, literature, etc.if possible.

Message Number: 172 - Saturday, April 17, 2010 19:36:39 PDT = CANADA
Name: Jane Liebzeit
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: just be accident, while doing research on the internet
Comments/suggestions about the Project: You have very good information, and it is great to have a site like this one.
Surnames you are researching: Liebzeit; Büchler; Willy; Reiser; Trollmann, Blossmann (Blassmann); Nessel; Czindritsch; Lohran
Villages of interest to you: Glogon, Starchowa, Kubin, areas surrounding
Comments:
<>Hi Again,

<>I tried sending a message, but it didn't seem to go through, so I must have done something wrong. I enjoyed looking at this site. I hope that I can find some more information about my relatives from Glogon, many didn't leave and died there in the second War, and some did escape the camps, and went to Germany. My grandparents (Franz Liebzeit, Caroline Büchler) came to Winnipeg, Canada in 1912, after one son died as a baby in Glogon. They had 3 children here, one son, my father, who was baptized "Franz" but called Frank. He died in 1987. I don't have nearly enough information on my family from Glogon, and my grandfather was the only one of his family to leave there. One brother and two sisters stayed. One sister was still living in Yugoslavia when he died in December 1971, I believe she was married to a Serbian man, and lived in Starchowa, but am not sure.

I was contacted (through my aunt, my father's sister) in 1969 by a Peter Liebzeit in Banja Luka, who is a cousin, and we wrote a couple of times, although I had to get my letters translated because I don't know German. My father didn't marry a German wife, my mother has Irish and Scots ancestry. However, I never heard from Peter Liebzeit again, and I know he had two sons, one Martin born about 1949 in Russia (where Peter was sent for hard labour), and one born about 1965 in Banja Luka, after he returned from Russia, and by a second wife. I would love to find that family.

I have had some contact with a cousin in Germany, but he doesn't know English, and I don't know German, so it's really difficult communicating. I try writing short notes in German, and I have to find somebody to translate his notes and the letter he wrote in January. I know a lot about my mother's family, but not about my father's family.

Hope there are others researching Glogon. I know there's a website about it, but it is not complete, and not accurate about my family. I was in touch with the person who did the website, but it hasn't helped me at all.

Thanks,

Jane Liebzeit

Winnipeg


Message Number: 171 - Friday, April 2, 2010 21:31:46 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Deborah Roszler
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: by accident searching
Surnames you are researching: Roszler, Rossler
Villages of interest to you: Moldavia, Austria-Hungary
Comments:
I was taken to this site by searching for my great-grandparents. To my surprise someone was looking for information for them also.

I hope that I might be able to further my information for my dad and the rest of my family.

Thanks for this site.


Message Number: 170 - Saturday, March 20, 2010 13:08:35 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Loretta Leable
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Researching family- web search for Scheindorf, Romania
Surnames you are researching: Holzli, Moor, Maroschan, Schimpf, Gotlieb, Kerekes, Majer, Seiber
Villages of interest to you: Scheindorf, Romania
Comments:
My parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents were evicted from this village by the Russian Army because they were of German descent. They were sent to Austria and stayed in a lumber camp (Reindlmuhl?) then were sent to Germany to be taken in by German households. Later they immigrated to Canada and the United States. Some family died and is buried in Germany.

Message Number: 169 - Saturday, March 13, 2010 16:51:04 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Don Heller
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Just plain luck
Comments/suggestions about the project: I am a beginner tracing my mother's family
Surnames you are researching: Seifert and Quint
Villages of interest to you: Hatzfeld in the Banat
Comments:
I am a beginner at this task in trying to locate any information about my maternal grandfather (Matthias [Matypas] Seifert and both of my maternal great grandfathers (Joseph Quint and Anton Seifert). All were Catholic German-speaking Hungarians and settled in St Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Norwood, a city surrounded by Cincinnati, OH. Matypas Seifert was a "rough" carpenter, while Joseph Quint was a furniture/finish carpenter.

Message Number: 168 -Tuesday, February 23, 2010 20:15:22 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Ron Rozsa
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google search of father took me to Rose Mary Keller Hughes page at rootsweb
Comments/suggestions about the project: Great for rediscovering roots
Surnames you are researching: Rozsa
Villages of interest to you: Semlac
Comments:
From time to time I have searched for information on my father's (Alexander/Sandor Rozsa) lineage on the web but struck gold this week when I discovered Rose Mary's hard work on her family genealogy - for our family genealogy cross with my great, great grandfather Gyorgy Rozsa of Semlac. According to Rose Mary's note under my grandfather Adam Rozsa, my grand parents were witnesses at her (grand?) parents wedding in Harrisburg, PA in 1914. Small world? According to the passage records of Ellis Island, dad was only 10 months old upon arrival in the US in 1912. Thought dad had returned to Semlac and then returned to US as a teenager. Cannot find any passenger records of such. Did he stay behind with family? Never would have uncovered the Donauschwaben Community had I not made this breakthrough to Semlac. Keep up the great work.

Message Number: 167 - Wednesday, February 10, 2010 19:56:38 PDT - UNITED STATES
Name: Susan Baumgaertner-Fentz
How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Searching for family history
Comments/suggestions about the project: I am so grateful that this part of history is reported
Surnames you are researching: Baumgärtner, Steininger, Habarmuller
Villages of interest to you: Werschetz, Karlsdorf
Comments:
All my life, 48 years, I have heard the stories from my grandmother, father and god-mother. I was frustrated that history in school never taught of their plight.
My father is still alive, Richard Baumgärtner (Baumgaertner). I was afraid the stories would end when he is gone.
My father lived in Werschetz with my widowed grandmother, his widowed aunt and my widowed great-grandmother. His paternal grandparents lived in Karlsdorf. They owned a farm there. His grandfather's name was Josef "Rafel Hans" Baumgärtner.
When my father was about 10 or 11, my grandmother agonized on whether or not to send him to Hitler Youth. He wanted to go and they knew what was coming. My father boarded the last train with other boys to go to military school. After reading here what happened to the children of Werschetz, I know she really did make the best decision for him.
Shortly after, Russian soldiers came to empty the village, My great-grandmother (Steininger), grandmother (Maria Baumgärtner), Anna Habarmuller and her daughter Gertrude were taken to a work camp. Much later, they escaped the camp when my grandmother drugged the guards with poppies. She cooked for them and she put the drug in their food.
My grandfather Baumgärtner was sickly so he was starved to death in a camp,
His wife, Francisca did survive the camp.
My god-mother did return to Werschetz a few years ago. The graveyard where my ancestors were buried has been dug up and their remain were put in a mass grave.

There are so many stories. I was discouraged when I started to do my family tree and could not find any information on my ancestors. I am so grateful to have this site. Many of the things I read here match the stories I was told all my life.
I went to a mostly Jewish school when I was growing up. Many German children were taunted and called "Nazi". I held my tongue, knowing my grandparents experienced similar circumstances in concentration camps.

I am so grateful to have this site. I am so thankful to have found it while my father is still alive. I am printing up so much to show him.

Thank you,

Susan Baumgärtner-Fentz

2009 Archives

Message Number: 166 - Thursday, December 31, 2009 04:36:46 PDT - United States

Name:  

John Pfuhl

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

Browsing the internet

Surnames you are researching:  

Yesensky, Pfuhl

Villages of interest to you:  

Ratkovo (Parabuc)

Comments:

Grandfather Anton Pfuhl was born in Budapest but the family was from Sarajevo. Do not know much more as he was deceased before my birth and grandmother and he were divorced. I believe he lived in Reading, PA when he died. Grandmother was from the area around Parabuc. Her parents are buried there. Grandmother lived in Philadelphia, Pa,  but never said much about her life in Croatia (now Serbia). We are going to visit next May (2010) and hope to find out more. Any information or suggestions most welcome. 


Message Number: 165 - Sunday, November 8, 2009 03:18:12 PDT - France

Name:  

GRIFFATON

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

hazard

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  

très interressant pour moi

Surnames you are researching:  

Griffaton - Krifaton

Villages of interest to you:  

tous

Comments:
je connais notre généalogie Griffaton de Lorraine. trois complices Griffaton sont allés au Banat en 1770 plus 17 enfants. je cherche des descendants de ses ancêtres et je voudrais faire la liaison entre eux et ce que nous avons comme documents. Bon courage à vous. CORDIALEMENT   GERARD GRIFFATON LORRAINE FRANCE


Message Number: 164 - Wednesday, November 4, 2009 23:46:17 PDT - United States

Name:  

James F Kahles

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

Google

Surnames you are researching:  

Kahles/Quint

Villages of interest to you:  

Nakovo/Bocar

Comments:
I am interested in maps, both current and past, that show the street names and major landmarks in Bocar and Nakovo.

Also, I would welcome hearing from relatives of my grandparents who immigrated to the U.S. and eventually settled in Chicago, Illinois: Franz Kahles (Nakovo) in 1911 and Anna Quint (Bocar) in 1909.

- Jim Kahles (Cincinnati, OH).


Message Number: 163 - Friday, October 9, 2009 14:07:28 PDT - United States

Name:  

Sandy Boeshart

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

Google Search

Surnames you are researching:  

Szubin, Rubas, Pruv, Groza

Villages of interest to you:  

Banat

Comments:

I am looking for information on my grandparents and my great grandmother and husband's family.  My grandfather Jyorgy Szubin, he lived in Jabuka and married Maria Rubas from the Transylvania.  My grandfather was born on July 2, 1887, my grandmother was born on September 29, 1894.  I can find all sort of information on them from the time they arrived at Ellis Island in November 1920.  Once my grandparents got to Ellis Island the Z was dropped in our last name, it was apparently and error on Ellis Island side.  No one really knows why but my grandmother's name changed to Mary from Maria.  Mary was more American.

My Great Grandmother's name was Katalin Pruv and she married Larza Groza in September of 1920. 

Sandy Subin Boeshart


Message Number: 162 - Saturday, August 8, 2009 16:31:46 PDT - United States

Name:  

Angela

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

Research

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  

Pictures, articles, books

Surnames you are researching:  

Lorbert

Villages of interest to you:  

Alibunar - Banat

Comments:
I am adding the Village name of Alibunar in addition to my last post.


Message Number: 161 - Saturday, August 8, 2009 16:14:17 PDT - United States

Name:  

Angela

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

Banat Research

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  

More information, pictures, books, articles on Banat 1943

Surnames you are researching:  

Lorbert

Villages of interest to you:  

Banat

Comments:
My grandfather was Anton Lorbert, who I found through this website, was murdered in 1943 in a death camp.  The last surviving daughters, Rosalia and Anna, are looking for survivors of that town.  They were taken by wagon by a teacher and her husband along with 9 or 10 kids because the Serbs were advancing followed by the Russians.  They escaped within hours of the village being taken over.  Is there anyone out there who remembers this?  Pictures, stories, books, articles?  I believe it was October, 1943 when my mother and aunt escaped.  Looking for neighbors of the Lorberts, children that remember Rosie and Anna - their sisters were Teresa and and Barbara.  Anyone know how to reclaim the family land?  Any information would be helpful.  Thank you.


Message Number: 160 - Monday, August 3, 2009 13:23:42 PDT - United States

Name:  

Mark Hura

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

googled donauschwaben

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  

thank you

Surnames you are researching:  

Abt, Becker

Villages of interest to you:  

Ilok, Backa Palanka, Tovarisevo

Comments:
I am trying to find out about my grandmother, Anna Abt (Hura) who was born in Ilok in 1905.  She came to Youngstown, Ohio in 1909 with her aunt, Eva (Abt) Becker and her uncle, Peter Becker.  She left behind her mother and two brothers. 


Message Number: 159 - Friday, July 24, 2009 10:50:49 PDT - United States

Name:  

Sonia

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

googled it because my grandfather is Donauschwabe ( d.2009)

Surnames you are researching:  

Glock

Villages of interest to you:  

Tscherwenka (Crvenka)

Comments:
I already knew what village my grandfather came from but just wanted to learn more. He settled in NYC in the 1960s and the rest of his remaining family is in Munich/other parts of Bavaria. 


Message Number: 158 - Friday, July 17, 2009 19:55:04 PDT - Canada

Name:  

Robert Horvath

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

Came across it through an archived list mail

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  

Wonderful!!! Time to get back into my family tree

Surnames you are researching:  

Horvath, Wendling, Harfmann

Villages of interest to you:  

Tschalma, Apatin, Indjija, Vinkovci, Mitrovica, Schidski Banovci....

Comments:
I just came across this website tonight.  I plan on showing it to my 82 year old father who grew up in Indjija (my mother was born in Vinkovci).  I also plan on rekindling my interest in my family tree.  Thanks!


Message Number: 157 - Friday, July 17, 2009 15:22:20 PDT - United States

Name:  

Dennis Tates

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

Thru a friend

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  

Good to find more information about Hungary the home of my maternal grandparents.

Surnames you are researching:  

Tempfli, Botlinger, Lancros, and Matesz

Villages of interest to you:  

Any village where my maternal grandparents came from.

Comments:
I am trying to find information on my maternal grandparents who left Hungary for the USA in the early 1900s.


Message Number: 156 - Sunday, July 12, 2009 09:27:02 PDT - United States

Name:  

Dennis Halusker

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

Surfing

Surnames you are researching:  

Barbeck

Villages of interest to you:  

Gzorgyhaza Banat Hungary

Comments:

I recently began adding relations through marriage to my genealogy project and came across this wonderful site while researching Joseph Barbeck.

I am looking forward to exploring this website further...... beginning now!

Dennis Halusker

Inman, S.C.


Message Number: 155 - Sunday, May 24, 2009 11:19:06 PDT - United States

Name:  

Erich Eisenloffel

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

Googled Beschka

Villages of interest to you:  

Beschka

Comments:

Is the translation of the Beschka book, written by Peter Lang, translated into English by Brad Schwebler, available in book form?  If yes, where can I buy it?

Erich Eisenloffel


Message Number: 154 - Friday, May 22, 2009 12:50:01 PDT - United States

Name:  

Dennis J. Bauer

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

DVHH member

Villages of interest to you:  

Palanka

Comments:

I invite all to visit the Obituary page in the "Community" section and contribute if you want, Dennis


Message Number: 153 - Monday, April 20, 2009 13:33:55 PDT - Canada
 

Name:  

Chris Rivait

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

Post on Rootsweb.com

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  

Great Information. Nice to learn about my heritage.

Surnames you are researching:  

Klingler, Morgenthaler

Villages of interest to you:  

Batschki Jarak

Comments:

I have recently found out that my grandmother (Katarina Klingler) was born in Batschka Jarak in 1920 as well as her father, Georg Klingler (b. 1885) and mother Katarina Morgenthaler (b. 1895).  The family immigrated to Canada in 1930. 

All the resources on the site have been great and it has been very exciting learning more about my family's heritage.

Thanks,
Chris


Message Number: 152 - Wednesday, April 15, 2009 21:55:30 PDT - Venezuela
 

Name:  

Anita Rozic

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

surfing Hrastovac web pages

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  

Inspiring and great idea

Surnames you are researching:  

Kehl, Kilgus

Villages of interest to you:  

Hrastovac

Comments:

Hello, my name is Anita Rozic, I live in Caracas, Venezuela, and was looking for information about my maternal family Kehl - Kilgus in Hrastovac, Croatia.   I was delighted to find infornmation about them in the hrastovac net , and from there got here. I would like to thank Mr. Mike Teicher for including in  this site the personal recollection from Konrad Kehl, and that after reading it , just have found out that he was the brother of  Michael Kehl, my great grandfather, father of my grandmother Katharina Kehl Kilkus who emigrated to Venezuela in the WWII years.

My grandparents are all dead, and this might be the only way I can find out more about their lives, towns, families., and pass it down to my children.  Thank you very much.

And if you have more information from the Kehl family from Hrastovac, please contact me.


Message Number: 151 - Monday, March 2, 2009 19:34:06 PDT - United States
 

Name:  

Erik Bewley

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

Surfing the Web

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  

Very Nice. Thank you for the abundant information.

Surnames you are researching:  

BERNHARDT, BISCHOF

Villages of interest to you:  

Ridjica (Legin), Stanischitsch, Herzogsanto

Comments:

My ancestors came to the USA after WWII.  Mainly settling in the Cleveland, Ohio area.  The main family lines are BERNHARDT and BISCHOF; however, I also have MELLAM, NUSPL, GRUBER, HABERBUSCH, ENGLANDER, STEINBECK, GEBER, MAGYAR, PUHL, BERGER, STOCKL, NIEDERMAYER, WEISS (spelling could be off a bit on some of the surnames).

Anyone wishing to correspond?


Message Number: 150 - Sunday, March 1, 2009 04:47:18 PDT - United States

Name:  

Georgene Barger

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

found it by clicking links - started at Wikipedia

Surnames you are researching:  

Muller, Schneck

Villages of interest to you:  

Muller family from village of Szava(?), Schneck family from Bosnia

Comments:

Looks interesting! I haven't had a chance to become totally familiar with your site, but found it interesting.


Message Number: 149 - Friday, February 20, 2009 08:58:57 PDT - Canada

Name:  

herbert fodor

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

by prousing

Surnames you are researching:  

hetzel

Villages of interest to you:  

bulkes

Comments:
My ancesters came from Bulkes and moved to Stara Pasua.  The Hetzel family and the Schreiners all orginated from Bulkes. I am surprised to find this website and will in the near future contact you.  I have an extendet family tree from both sides with many names and information on it.


Message Number: 148 - Monday, January 26, 2009 21:34:04 PDT - United States
 

Name:  

Rhonda (Friedl) Staudt

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

While googling for my Mercydorf ancestors

Surnames you are researching:  

Friedl

Villages of interest to you:  

Mercydorf

Comments:

 I am very interested in my great -grandfather, Josef Friedl (B. 1869, Mercydorf) came to America in 1911 and settled in College Point.  He was married to Elisabeth (possibly Ott, Olt, Alt, Aldt).  I can only find his passenger records and I need to find his parents and I am at a loss.  Any help would be appreciated.


Message Number: 147 - Saturday, January 17, 2009 08:54:00 PDT - United States

Name:  

Martin Teufel (Jung)

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

researched the internet

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  

your site is the best

Surnames you are researching:  

TEUFEL

Villages of interest to you:  

Filipowa

Comments:
I would be thankful for any information about Filipowa. Martin Teufel, Jr.  MT15172@ATT.NET


Message Number: 146 - Friday, January 9, 2009 10:11:47 PDT - Canada

Name:  

Frank Vormittag

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

google

Surnames you are researching:  

paulin specht

Villages of interest to you:  

schondorf glogowatz

Comments:

Looking for any info on a Julia Specht from Schondorf. She was married to a Johannes Paulin just before 1889. She might be born around the 1860's. Any info on Johannes Paulin as well. Trying to complete family tree.


Message Number: 145 - Friday, January 2, 2009 16:00:57 PDT - United States

Name:  

Eric Hess

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  

google

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  

Very detailed information

Surnames you are researching:  

Hess

Villages of interest to you:  

All

Comments:

Looking for information about my great grandfather, Nikolaus Hess. Hess wrote one of the early histories on the banat.

2008 Archives

 

Message Number: 144

Friday, December 12, 2008 18:34:12 PDT - United States

Name:  Michael Schweighardt

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  google / yahoo search

Surnames you are researching:  Schweighardt

Villages of interest to you:  Budapest area

Comments: Hello, I was searching for my family history. When did they leave Germany or Austria?


Message Number: 142

Sunday, November 23, 2008   04:53:07 PDT

Name:  Lilly

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  www

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Fantastic and most helpful

Comments: Dear all, planning a trip to Banat/Romania and would like to be greeted by a friendly face? Visit "Deutsches Forum" Billed run by the Csonti family. They also have a soup kitchen and are building a guest house. Don't forget to take a donation (clothes, meds, eyeglasses etc.) with you when you. HAPPY TRAILS!

For more info or a donation to take over: lillyanddave@msn.com


Message Number: 141

 
Wednesday, November 12, 2008   17:27:22 PDT

Name: John Huber Jr.

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Franzfeld Yugoslavia google search

Surnames you are researching:  Peter Binder, Elisabeth (Kurle) Binder

Villages of interest to you:  Franzfeld Yugoslavia

Comments: Regina Binder was my grandmother from my mother's side, she died before I could get any info on her parents (my great grandparents) If anyone has any info please let me know. It will be greatly appreciated.


Message Number: 140

Monday, November 10, 2008 23:49:09 PDT

Name:  Jann Flatinger

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  found it by accident on the Internet

Surnames you are researching:  Osichan or Osischan

Villages of interest to you:  Bukeen Batschka

Comments: My Grandmother used to say she was from Bukeen Botshka in Hungary but would never discuss or share anything with her family because when she immigrated she left the past behind.  I would like to find the town of Bukeen Botshka--spelling unknown--so anyone out there in cyberspace who may know of a town close to the photetic spelling--feeling free to let me know.  I would love to visit Hungary to pay tribute to my Grandma.  She immigrated to America around 1913.


Message Number: 139

Thursday, November 6, 2008 11:30:26 PDT

Name:  Julie Prescott

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Rootsweb archive messages

Surnames you are researching:  Beierlein, Gerger, Henz, Matern, Schneider, Wickedi, Wisner, Ambrosy

Villages of interest to you:  Stefansfeld, Setschan, Bogarosch, Sanktgeorgenanderbega

Comments: I visited the websites of some of the villages I have listed, but almost all of the material is written in German :( which I cannot read.  I am particularly interested in information on the village St. George and particularly the surname Beierlein (my maiden name), of which there are apparently very few of us!  Does anyone know if there are village lists for St. George.  Thanks, Julie


Message Number: 138

Monday, October 27, 2008 16:43:59 PDT

Name:  Philip Weiss

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  on Google

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Happy to see your data re our homeland

Surnames you are researching:  Weisz

Villages of interest to you:  Kathreinfeld

Comments: I have verified ancestors on the Weisz line back to almost the 1800, but am very interested  in finding out where most of the settlers in Kathreinfeld came from after the Turks were expelled from Hungary. Marie Theresa must have had a list of the immigrants and where they came from, who answered her call to come to Hungary!!  would also have some more clear data on Births and marriages in our village going back to the founding.   Look forward to enjoying more of your web site in the future.


Message Number: 137

Friday, October 10, 2008 21:46:21 PDT

Name:  Nancy S

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  friend

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Very helpful

Surnames you are researching:  tempfli,freund,binder,erni, mayer,wolniewicz

Villages of interest to you:  csanalos,szathmar,magyar,hungary

Comments: I am researching my grandmother, Julia Binder from Csanalos, Szathmar, Magyar Her mother was Theresa Tempfli and fathers last name was Erni. My grandfathers name was Gyorgy Freund. I have no information on him yet. I would appreciate any info shared.

Thank you:)


Message Number: 136

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 05:29:38 PDT

Name:  Josef Dara

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  random hit using Metacrawler

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Helpful and interesting

Surnames you are researching:  Lauer, Kessler

Villages of interest to you:  Erdosmecske (Racsmecske) Baranya Megye

Comments: I am English born, living in Malta. My mother was born in Erdosmecske, Hungary to Stefan and Elisabeth Kessler nee Lauer in 1924.My mother's family included her 2 sisters fled from Hungary into Austria in 1945 after escaping Soviet selection for deportation to Siberia. My father was Hungarian hailing from Nagykaniza. I know nothing of my grandparents ancestry. I visited Erdosmecske last year after 25 years and oh how it has changed after 50 plus years of Soviet occupation.

It irks me that Volks Deutsch expelled from all over Europe during and after WW2 received no restitution from the German gov't or any gov't for that matter for everything that was taken from them though not for the lack of trying('Czech' Germans). Unlike some, it seems as though Germans still pay the price.


Message Number: 134

Sunday, September 14, 2008 23:27:26 PDT

Name:  Richard Banks

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Google

Surnames you are researching:  Sehne

Villages of interest to you:  Backo Dobro Polje, Yugoslavia

Comments: My grandparents were from a village called Backo Dobro Polje where they were both born in the early 1900's.  I am trying to learn more about my ancestry and where the Sehne family originates from.  My grandparents came to the U.S. back in 1956 with their children and six years later I was born.  Any information would be helpful since my grandparents did not share much information to me as a child that I could remember.  Thank you.


Message Number: 133

Monday, September 8, 2008 18:59:40 PDT

Name:  Mary F. Self

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  looking through anything Donauschwaban

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Very enlightening

Surnames you are researching:  Augustin

Villages of interest to you:  Lunga and Sellesch

Comments: I was in Romania in June of 2008.  I went to Lunga which is next to the Serbian border. My Grandma and Great Grandparents are from there. Last name Augustin.  My Great Grandparents, Peter Augustin and Margaret Theil were married in St. Joseph Church in Selish. That name could be spelled Sellesch. On the records I have, though, it is spelled Selish. I'd like to know if Sellesch (Selish) is now Nakova, Serbia. My Dad said that Lunga and Selish were next to each other.


Message Number: 132

Thursday, September 4, 2008 17:23:25 PDT

Name:  Marilyn Schmidt

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  from Janos Bogardi/Radix

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Can I search Church records? If so how?

Surnames you are researching:  SCHMIDT/BRUECKER/HAMM

Villages of interest to you:  Ujsove

Comments: Any information on George Schmidt/Magdalena Bruecker/Magdalena Hamm/Henry Bruecker/Elizabeth Schmidt from Neu-Schowe [Ujsove], Hungary.

Magdalena Bruecker born May 21, 1882 in Neu-Schowe [Ujsove], Hungary to Henry Bruecker, father; Magdalena Hamm Bruecker, mother.  Wife of George Schmidt in 1901 and gave birth to Elizabeth Schmidt on February 10 or 11th, 1903.  George Schmidt, Jr. born Oct. 16, 1879 in Neu-Schowe [Ujsove], Hungary his father George Schmidt, Sr.. mother Magdalena Schmidt both born in Neu-Schowe [Ujsove], Hungary.  George Schmidt, Jr. immigranted to the United States in 1905 settling in Peoria, Illinois.  Magdalena Bruecker Schmidt with daughter Elizabeth Schmidt followed him in 1907.  I believe they immigranted sometime nine months from May 1, 1908, the date of my fathers birth. Housle George Schmidt born May 1, 1908 in Peoria County, Peoria, Illinois.

I know my grandmother had a brother John Bruecker, he too settled in Peoria, Illinois. The family was Lutheran and some relatives settled in Ohio, I believe Cleveland.  Any information I can find regarding the history of my family


Message Number: 131

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 13:45:07 PDT

Name:  David A. Benchoff

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Gerhard Banzhaf

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  "Vielen Dank" for keeping alive the Donauschwaben cultural heritage

Comments: this is a wonderful (wunderbar) forum for providing information for researching genealogy and heritage.  Moreover, in the future this will be a valuable tool for historical researchers.


Message Number: 130

Saturday, August 9, 2008 15:15:43 PDT

Name:  Schmitz

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  google

Surnames you are researching:  Giesswein, Schweighardt

Villages of interest to you:  Budapest, Gant, Balinka, Frejer

Comments: Hello I am looking for relatives of Maria Schweighardt and Josef Gießwein. Both lived in Budapest during the second world war. Maria Schweighardt passed away during the second world war (during a bombing). Then he stayed for a short time in Gant by relatives. The only thing he has is a foto of his mum . he has no birth certification.

My father his name is also Josef Gießwein (at this time 10 years old) took refuge to Germany (Eschwege, Langenhain) were many hungarians went. He never heard anything of his relatives in Gant and Budapest.

Maybe someone can help me

thanks alot! :-)


Message Number: 129

Friday, August 8, 2008 22:55:25 PDT

Name:  abby grissler

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  internet search

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  grandfathers heritage

Surnames you are researching:  Grissler

Comments:  I always thought I was part German, because as a child that's what I was told but in researching my last name I have not found any Grissler's of German descent how ever when I found your website I struck gold.  There was my last name on the very first page . if you can help me in figuring out what village or providence my family came from i would appreciate it a lot . i should have all the names and dates that you may require thanks so much


Message Number: 128

Monday, July 28, 2008 09:17:08 PDT

Name:  Patricia Holleran

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  friend

Surnames you are researching:  Mesaros, Reiter

Villages of interest to you:  Palona(Plavna);Selenca (Backa)

Comments: John Mesaros, father Steve (Istvan), mother Anna Trucina Mesaros Reiter,

John born 12/22/1897 in Palona. Died 8/30, 1935 in Detroit, Mi.

Anna born 10/26, 1878 in Selenca. Died 11/08/1962 in Saginaw, Mi.


Message Number: 127

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 00:54:20 PDT

Name:  julie bender

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  accidentally

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  great

Surnames you are researching:  Bender Braun

Villages of interest to you:  Almas Kamaras, Elek, Arad, Bekes

Comments:  I was interested in M. Schneider and his family coming from the same area.


Message Number: 126

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 15:10:17 PDT

Name:  Willy Istvan

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  from other genealogists

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Great website

Surnames you are researching:  Istvan, Schreiner, Horvath, Lenhart, Gruber, Tosenberger, Merli, Jen, Kovacs

Villages of interest to you:  Satnica, Krndija, Budrovci, Pisac, Filipowa, Stanischitz, Kula.

Comments: I am trying to find any information on the above-mentioned surnames. Also, I am looking for books pertaining to above-mentioned villages.


Message Number: 125

Thursday, June 26, 2008 16:13:02 PDT

Name:  mary

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Google

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  very interesting

Surnames you are researching:  Bischak, Schenk

Villages of interest to you:  Gertianosch, Hatsfeld

Comments:  If any one knows anything about either of these families I would be interested in hearing from you.

 


Message Number: 124

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 22:50:21 PDT

Name:  JIMMY L. GOCKEL

Surnames you are researching:  HUBER

Comments: Greetings, My name is Jimmy L. Gockel. My Mother Gisela Militz was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1928. Her Father was Alexander Militz who was an architect. She and her brother were placed in a Foster home at age five.  Mom was taken in by Philipp Huber and Elisabeth (Vollweiter) Huber.  They moved to Siwatz in 1940 and fled in 1944 due to the advance of the Russians. Would like some more info on the village around the 1940-1944 time frame. Thanks.


Message Number: 123

Thursday, June 12, 2008 22:58:18 PDT

Name:  Karlheinz A. Halter

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  By Accident

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Great

Surnames you are researching:  Halter, Dibisch

Villages of interest to you:  Indjija, Kernei, Graz

Comments:  Hello, Donauschwaben: By coincidence I found your inviting place. Very informative, and so encouraging.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Karlheinz


Message Number: 121

Monday, June 2, 2008 11:57:21 PDT

Name:  Susan Stone

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  from the Banat website

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  I did not see Grabovci listed as a village in Syrmia/Srem

Surnames you are researching:  Bucher

Villages of interest to you:  Grabovci (also spelled Grabowci sometimes on records)

Comments: I have been researching my ancestors from my mother's side of the family for a few years.  It has been hard, and I can't seem to go back any further than 1675.  I would not have gotten very far without research websites such as this one, and the Banat site at rootsweb.  I was wondering if anyone has a book or more personal information on any DS living in Grabovci?  My ancestors moved to Grabovci, Syrmien in the 1800's after having already been in Cstalija, Batschka.  ?  This branch of the family had moved from Wellendingen, Rottweil, Germany to Banat/Batschka c. 1740-1745.  My grandparents had more information about having originally come from Alsace-Lorraine before being in Wellendingen, but I can't find any info on that.

The surname is: Bucher and the names I have coming from Syrmien to USA are Matthias & Anna Bucher, and Jacob Bucher (their son).  It is a bit muddled, but I have found records that appear to show that Jacob may have gone back to get bring other family members over and left from Hamburg?  I do know that there were family


Message Number: 120

Monday, May 12, 2008 18:17:25 PDT

Name:  Dennis Bauer

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Member

Comments: Congratulations to the new DVHH Board of Directors and "Vielen Dank" to those that served in 2007.

Dennis


Message Number: 119

Friday, May 9, 2008 22:21:19 PDT

Name:  Carol Kretovich

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  google

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  terrific

Surnames you are researching:  Noel, Weber

Villages of interest to you:  Temesvar

Comments: I loved this site.  I have many recipes from my grandmother and the ink had worn off of some ingredients.  I was able to find the missing data on this site.  My grandmother's name was Margarete Noel, and her parents were Johann and Barbara Noel (Weber).  Barbara's mother's name was Apolonia.  Johann was married before my great-grandmother and his wife died before he came to America.  Johann and Barbara had children that died and were buried in this town.  I am trying to find out what I can about the family and the town they were from.

 


Message Number: 118

Friday, May 2, 2008 13:30:57 PDT

Name:  Mary (Abel) Price

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Google

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Wonderful!

Surnames you are researching:  Abel / Feil / Gaug

Villages of interest to you:  Gajdobra / Wekerlefalva / Dreispitz

Comments: I have been trying to find my lost relative for years. This morning I found the sad news that I was trying to document. They perished in Jarek. I am still looking for more information about them and if there is any marker for their burial. My heart is broken right now but I will keep pursuing as much as I can. Thank you all for the hard work that went in to this site. I will light a candle for all the people I just read about.


Message Number: 117

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 09:56:20 PDT

Name:  Christine Betts

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Internet search

Surnames you are researching:  Palmy, Wegler, Merszi

Villages of interest to you:  Blumenthal (Maslak), Bentschek

Comments: I have been researching my Grandfather's history Sebastian George Palmy, but couldn't find any information on his dad who is Sebastian Palmy Sr.  I did find through ship records where Seb. Palmy Sr. lived in Bentschek so it was great reading the information on the village. I was also able to read about the other villages that my ancestors came from. Would love to visit, but this is wonderful.  Thank you


Message Number: 116

Monday, April 21, 2008 08:14:58 PDT

Name:  Kenneth J. Schwebach

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Gerhard Pfaff of Steinheim Germany

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Very hopeful

Surnames you are researching:  Schwebach, Apt, Haus, Stehle

Villages of interest to you:  Sotting, Novoselo, Bukin

Comments: My Grandfather, Paul Schwebach and my Grandmother Barbara Haus came to America around 1905 from Novoselo and Bukin. From Gerhard Pfaff I have info. about the Schwebach's of Novoselo and back to a village of Sotting (1779. Before that is a ?. I would like to find out before that time and forward to now. My great Grandmother was Adelheid Apt. I found a letter from a Karl Stehle, after my parents passed, dated 1953 stating he was my Grandfathers 1st. cousin. His mother was a Schwebach. My Grandfather would never talk about his past or family. I have been searching for years. Any info I had ,before finding Gerhard Pfaff a few months ago, was from the Haus family near my home in Salem, Ohio


Message Number: 115

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 10:21:15 PDT

Name:  Frederick R Steidl Jr.

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  google

Surnames you are researching:  Steidl

Comments: I am a Swab


Message Number: 114

Sunday, March 16, 2008 16:20:02 PDT

Name:  maria

Surnames you are researching:  Keniesel, Stefiel

Villages of interest to you:  Beschka

Comments: I am searching for information on the Keniesel family whom I am told lived in Beschka. The names I was given are Peter Heinrich Keniesel born 8/24/1840 (married a woman with the last name of Fekitsch) and his son Peter Keniesel born 8/2/1864 and who I am told dies in a concentration camp in 1964. Peter (the son) had a daughter Maria whom I am named for (born 7/27/1901). I am told the family owned a vinyard? Any information would be appreciated, thank you!!

email: stroudmaria@yahoo.com

Maria


Message Number: 113

Sunday, March 9, 2008 21:35:51 PDT

Name:  Louis HR Muller

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  My brother finally figured out the correct spelling of Feketic. The Muller family came to the US in the early 1900's.

Surnames you are researching:  Muller, Herman(n)

Villages of interest to you:  Fekedek and Sekedek (if that is the correct spelling)

Comments: The Muller family came to the US in the early 1900's.  My father was the first born in the US.  His older sisters were born in Feketisch.  My "Uncle" John Herman (actually my grandfather's brother's son came here after WWII.  He had been drafted into the Yugoslavian army.  When he and another German were sent to surrender the 20,000 Yugoslavian troops he was put in the Hungarian army.  At some point he was placed in the German SS since he was multilingual (Slavic, Hungarian & German).  He surrendered in Berlin.  While in a POW camp he contacted my great-aunt, as had his wife.  Upon release he went to an Austrian refugee camp to be reunited with his wife & three children and then came to the US and settled near much of the family on Long Island, NY.  His brother died on the Eastern Front and his brother's second wife was seized by the Russians and never seen again.  His friend's son, Richard Wolf, attends the same Lutheran Church as I do.  My brother and I are trying to fill in the details.  My Uncle John went back for a visit in the 1980's.  His and his father's farms were overgrown.  His non-German friends were still afraid


Message Number: 112

Monday, March 3, 2008 13:05:50 PDT

Name:  Alex Woodle

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Jody McKim

Surnames you are researching:  Vudl, Wudl, Wudel

Villages of interest to you:  Csenei, Giulvaz,Oravita, Sannicolau Mare and Lugoj

Comments: Any one who may have information on above surnames or villages or Jewish records, please contact  me.

Thank you,

Alex Woodle


Message Number: 111

Thursday, February 28, 2008 20:48:12 PDT

Name:  Adrian

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  a friend

Surnames you are researching:  Will, Guska

Villages of interest to you:  Neu Pasua (Nova Pazova)

Comments: I'm trying to find out more about family from Neu Pasua (and if possible track down some living relatives).

My direct line is Friedrich Will and Katherine Guska - immigrated to Sharon, PA

Michael Will (10/18/1852) Elisabetha Popp born (8/30/1853)

Fridericus (2/13/1830) and Maria Elisabetha Lederer born (8/17/1830)

Petrus Will (1799) and Rosina Ellenberger 

Philippus Will (a. 1764) and Maria Elisabetha Heintz Hofman (a 1767)


Message Number: 110

Monday, February 25, 2008 04:50:53 PDT

Name:  owoh

Surnames you are researching:  bulo

Comments: ok is cool site


Message Number: 109

Friday, February 15, 2008 14:12:17 PDT

Name:  Heidi

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  yahoo

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  it's great

Surnames you are researching:  Hoff

Villages of interest to you:  Franzfeld

Comments: My Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother were Jacob and Barbara Hoff from Franzfeld.  Their youngest son at the time of arrival in the US was Michael Hoff, my grandfather. 


Message Number: 108

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:43:29 PDT

Name:  Susan WITZMAN

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  previous DVHH Mail List subscriber

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Wonderful

Surnames you are researching:  WITZMAN

Villages of interest to you:  Apatin

Comments: Greetings from Gaylord BRRRRRRR, M:

I am so happy to see the site still growing and looking so great on the internet!  I was receiving the DVHH Mail List, but could not keep up with all the recipes.  Ha.  I am trying again.

Thanks for still being here and working so hard,

Sue Witzman


Message Number: 106

Sunday, February 3, 2008 09:59:24 PDT

Name:  Gerald Sachs

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Google

Surnames you are researching:  Bruckler Brukler

Villages of interest to you:  Mercydorf

Comments: My Great Grand Father Michael Bruckler (Brukler on ship manifest) came to America April 22, 1904 from Temesvar. He was age 29 and traveled with wife Anna and son Lenhard age 4 , Daughter Katharina age 3 and son Rudi age 9 months. Other sons and daughters born after his arrival were Al, Peter, Anne, Mike and Jack as far as I know. Their home was in New Jersey. Can anyone help me?

Thank you for your time,

Gerald Sachs sachs@tampabay.rr.com


Message Number: 105

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 18:57:12 PDT

Name:  Steve Grossmeyer

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  internet

Surnames you are researching:  Grobmayer / Grossmayer/ Grossmeyer

Villages of interest to you:  Sackelhausen

Comments: Looking for a connection to Franz Grobmayer (Nitzkydorf) born 1756, with Grobmayers / Grossmayer / Grossmeyers from Sackelhausen.  I believe the family originated in Sackelhausen and moved to Ni. sometime in the 1700s.  Any help would be appreciated.  sg


Message Number: 104

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 04:54:16 PDT

Name:  Kathy Sharkey

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Croatia Ancestry Board

Surnames you are researching:  Guth - Catholic and Lutheran

Villages of interest to you:  Vinkovci

Comments: I am searching for the Mother of Josef Frank Guth who was born in Vinkovci on March 3, either in 1878 or 1879.  His Father's name was Josef Guth born abt. 1849.

Kathy


Message Number: 103

Sunday, January 20, 2008 17:51:14 PDT

Name:  Eileen Habash

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Google

Surnames you are researching:  Jung, Szabo, Kitzer, Klein

Villages of interest to you:  Grosbechkorek, Hatzfeld or Heufeld (spelling is wrong I think)

Comments: My paternal grandmother was Terezia Caroline Szabo.  Her parents were Karl Szabo and Elizabeth Schubert.  She was born in Grosbetchkorek.  My paternal grandfather was Joseph Bernard Jung.  I know little about his family as he died relatively young.  However, he was from the same region, possibly Hatzfeld or Heufeld. 

My maternal grandmother was Helen Klein.  Her parents were  Anna Marie Wolf and Fredrick Klein.  My maternal grandfather was Philip Kitzer.  I have little information about them except that they were supposed to come from the same area as my father's family - i.e., Grosbethkorek. 

I am thrilled to find out about my family and have a 'heritage'.  We were always told we were German, but no one I knew who was German ate palachinkas (sp), einbrin or sos and used 'shuffleuffas'.  So it's nice to read about other people with the same background.  This is a great website - very informative!


Message Number: 102
 

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:04:17 PDT

Name:  alison kisch dedrick

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  google

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  my brother and I will be traveling to hungary this fall (2008) in order to look into our family's origins. Anything

Surnames you are researching:  kiss, kisch, kis, brandmuller, kovacs

Villages of interest to you:  bakowa, lugosz, buzias, timosoara

Comments: Peter and Katharina Kisch(Kiss) are my great granparents.  They are buried in Milwaukee, Wi, USA.  Peter Kis, born in 1895 is my grandfather.  My brother and I are trying to learn about our ancestors such as names, families, place of birth children etc.    We will be making a visit to this area in the next year and would appreciate any help that we can obtain.

Thank you!
Alison


2007 Archives

Message Number: 98
 
Thursday, December 20, 2007 07:57:28 PDT

Name:  Carolyn Hoelzle

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Surfing the Web

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  I am so impressed with the generosity of spirit of all who are helping us find our families. Thank you.

Surnames you are researching:  Zimmerman, Goetz, Buchholz, Pikar, Tojnko

Villages of interest to you:  Sackelhausen, Kisorosz, Brestovec

Comments:  I would welcome any information on my great grandfather, Joseph Zimmerman from Sackelhausen.  He was married to Annamarie Goetz and died mysteriously.  She then remarried Matthias Kunst and they moved to America with the children.

I am also looking on any information on my grandmother's sister, Rosa Tojnko, from Brestovec Jugoslavie.  She was the on one of the three sisters who stayed in Europe.

Thank you.

 
Message Number: 100
 

Thur - November 29, 2007 01:03:31 PDT

Name:  Maga Enugu Becroft

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  surfing the Web

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Good but can be better

Surnames you are researching:  Karstad

Villages of interest to you:  rad, bapstad

Comments:  Great to be here. I will be back for an extensive research

 

 
Message Number: 99 

Saturday, November 17, 2007 09:28:07 PDT

Name:  Mauricio

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  google

Surnames you are researching:  Dipold; Kratochwill, Dardin, Till

Villages of interest to you:  Ploschitz (Yugoslavia) Konigsgriad (Romania)

Comments:  Hello My name is Mauricio Dipold and I live in Brazil. I've been looking for records about my ancestors, who lived in  Konigsgriad, Romania( Josif Dipold, grandpa) and Ploschitz, Yugoslavia (Rosina Kratochwill, grandma).It's been very hard to find any kind of info about their home cities or personal records. Would you help me? Do you have any info about this  surnames and cities?

Thanks for your assistance

 
Message Number: 98 
Thursday, November 8, 2007 17:29:05 PDT

Name:  Lora

Surnames you are researching:  kester/keszter

Villages of interest to you:  nagy kikinda

Comments:  I was thrilled to find this site. i have been doing family history for years and are trying to find the exact town in Germany that the Kester family came from before going to Nagy Kikinda.

 
Message Number: 97 
November 17, 2007

Name:  Laurie

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  internet google search

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Wow.... you have collected a lot of information!

Surnames you are researching:   Lotz, Altheim, Fischer, Gabert, Mohr, Nonnenmacher

Villages of interest to you:   Tscherwenka, Schajkasch-Sentiwan, Jarek, Titel

Comments:   My ancestors were one of the first settlers in Tscherwenka (Hungary?) in 1785 Georg Nikolaus Lotz (b. 1758) and Elisabeth Weberling (b, 1760) from Kaiserslautern (Bensheim), Germany. 

They had 4 children Christian (1782 in Kaiserslautern), Mar. Salome (1785 in Kaiserslautern), Leopold Georg (1791 in Tscherwenka) and Johann Phillip Heinrich (1794 in Tscherwenka?).

My family are descendants of Johann Phillip Heinrich Lotz (B. 1794).  However, I found no reference to him in the Unswer Tscherwenka book by Angela Hefner.  Is it possible that he was not part of this family or were there records missing from 1794?

I am a bit confused because my grandfather (Filip Lotz b. 1898) was born in Schajasch-Sentiwan as was his father (Kristian or Christian Lotz b. 1875) but the others were born in Tscherwenka Johannes Lotz b. 1849, Kristian Lotz B. 1824, Johann Philip Heinrich Lotz b. 1794, and George Nikolaus Lotz b. 1758 in Bensheim, Germany.

Did Tscherwenka become Schajasch-Sentiwan or are they different towns?  Are they close to one another?

Also does anyone know where I can get information (Heimatbuch) on Sentiwan?

I would GREATLY
 
Message Number: 96 
Saturday, November 3, 2007 14:50:26 PDT

Name: 
Renate Curran
 
How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Internet

Comments/suggestions about the Project: 
it is a great website to help novices start

Surnames you are researching:
 Till, Frisch, Fuchs, Wagner

Villages of interest to you: 
Kathreinfeld/St Georgen an der Bega/Ernsthausen
 
Comments:  I am trying to establish where my Till ancestors came from before Kathreinfeld and my Frisch relatives background - they lived in St Georgen.
 
 
Message Number: 95 
Private Message

 

 
Message Number: 94 
Monday, October 29, 2007 10:27:21 PDT

Name: Larry Schmoll

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  GRHS/ Peter Haas

Comments/suggestions about the Project:
  New to site and I'm finding it very interesting.

Surnames you are researching:
  Schmoll

Villages of interest to you: 
Torschau

Comments: 
My Great-Great Grandfather Heinrich Schmoll(b.1814) was from Gluckstal, Russia and I'm searching for his parents Heinrich Schmoll who may have settled in Hunguary before traveling on.? on age(abt.1763) and originally from Frei Laubersheim Alzey, Rheinland. Family says he could speak Hungarian.
 
Message Number: 93 
Thursday, October 25, 2007 05:59:31 PDT
 

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  internet

Surnames you are researching: 
Pikar, Goetz, Buccholz, Zimmerman

Villages of interest to you: 
Sacalaz, Kisorosz

Comments: 
My great grandmother was Anna Goetz, married first to a Zimmerman, then to Matthias Kunzt.  I would give anything to spend an hour with these passed relatives to ask the questions that I now seek answers to.
 
Message Number: 92 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 18:15:39 PDT

Name: 
Eva Just

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  through the Hrastovac website by Rosina Scmidt

Comments/suggestions about the Project: 
What a great way to make contact with lost relatives

Surnames you are researching: 
Just, Kehl, Muench, Ochs

Villages of interest to you: 
Hrastovac, Tolna

Comments: 
My Grandfather Jakob Just was born in Hrastovac he married Magdelaine Muench, after WW2 the family had to go back to Germany. They settled in Riebensdorf. My father also Jakob Just emmigrated to Canada in 1964 to Harrow Ontario, we followed shortly after.
I understand that after the war many of the Hrastovac people relocated to the United States and Canada. I would be interested in hearing from some of you who may know more of my family background or may be related.
  Eva Just
Message Number: 91 
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Message Number: 90 
Private Message
 
Message Number: 89 
Friday, October 5, 2007 18:05:41 PDT

Name:  Mathilda DeLorenzo

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  I found this site while exploring on the internet.

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  I think this is a wonderful project. I am living in New Jersey.

Surnames you are researching:  Napholcz and Heil

Villages of interest to you:  Sagas, Josefhausen, Turterebesch

Comments: I think this is a wonderful project. I am living in New Jersey.
 
Message Number: 88 

Sunday, September 30, 2007 16:06:53 PDT

Name:  Josef Dara

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  random hit using Metacrawler

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Helpful and interesting

Surnames you are researching:  Lauer, Kessler

Villages of interest to you:  Erdosmecske(Racsmecske)

Comments: I am English born, living in Malta. My mother was born in Erdosmecske, Hungary to Stefan and Elisabeth Kessler nee Lauer in 1924.My mother's family included her 2 sisters fled from Hungary into Austria in 1945 after escaping Soviet selection for deportation to Siberia. My father was Hungarian hailing from Nagykaniza.I know nothing of my grandparents ancestry. I visited Erdosmecske last year after25 years and oh how it has changed after 50 plus years of Soviet occupation.

It irks me that Volksdeutsche expelled from all over Europe during and after WW2 received no restitution from the German gov't or any gov't for that matter for everything that was taken from them though not for the lack of trying ('Czech' Germans). Unlike some, it seems as though Germans still pay the price.

 
Message Number: 87 
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 18:56:37 PDT

Name: 
Andrea K. Zimmermann

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  A DonauSchwabian Club Member

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  I would love to become involved. Please contact me.

Surnames you are researching:  Holl, Schank, and Zimmermann

Villages of interest to you:  Siwatz, Yugoslavia

Comments: I am an historian conducting family/community/European history of Siwatz, Yugoslavia. My ancetsry is DS - German of course but also Hungarian. My father's family is from Pecs, Hungary. In October 1944, my mother's family, the Zimmermanns, fled Siwatz, and escaped into Hungary, and eventually settled in the village of Boly, Hungary and the city of Pecs. My mother and father settled in New York City in 1959 from Germany. If anybody is interested, please visit my website at: ww w.angelfire.com/planet/andreakzimmermann. I live in the German neighborhood of Yorkville in Manhattan, New York.
 
Message Number: 86 
Thursday, September 13, 2007 20:07:44 PDT

Name: 
Gary Muncy

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: 
Mara Henderson

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Very nice site.

Surnames you are researching:  Matye, Rausch, Bauer

Villages of interest to you: 
Mollidorf, Kistozseg, Deutsch Zerne, nearby smaller villages/estates??

Comments:
Have limited information to share re Banat history...that is my current desire, to develop that information and back track that to origins in Western Germany. Have information to share on Turtle Lake/Almena, Wisconsin; Athens, Wisconsin and can refer to source re Kansas.
Limited information re Nicklaus Matye b. 1829-1833 unknown village; left Deutsch Czerny in 1909 as a widower (wife's name unknown) He moved to Wisconsin to be with son, Nicklos Matye b. 1862 and his wife, Anna Bauer b. 1867 and Johann Matye b. 1860? and his wife Margaret b.1862. Nick and Johann and families had earlier emmigrated from unknown village in Hungary 1890's.
Other generous source has Matye's as witnesses to baptisms/weddings in Mollidorf area in 1870's and 80's ( Josephus, Susanna, Petri, Petrus, Anna, Maria, Borbala)  This has been a very enjoyable experience and my family had no knowledge about the Banat history in the family....very, very interesting!  I would appreciate any advice or assistance.
 
Message Number: 85 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 22:33:29 PDT

Name:  Brian Phail

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Link from Feldenzer's pages

Comments/suggestions about the Project:
  Fantastic Resource, but need more villages in Syrmia

Surnames you are researching: 
Ruttinger, Kellner, Weiser, Mayer, Wajand, Tiefenbach

Villages of interest to you: 
Mitrovica (Mitrowitz), Erdevik, Morovic, Palanka, Gajdobra

Comments:
Have been an email list member for quite awhile now, but haven't posted any requests for help.  I'll post one soon with my "Roll Call".  Thanks to everyone who contributes and provides research assistance.
 
 
Message Number: 84 
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 12:38:58 PDT

Name: 
Bonnie

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Elsa Walter

Comments/suggestions about the Project:
 Excellent resource

Surnames you are researching: 
Schmnidtegg/Dernetz/Bohn

Villages of interest to you: 
Schalding/Veliko Srediste/Molidorf/Gakowa/Gudritz

Comments:
My mom and grandma were born in Veliko Srediste. Taken to three camps during ethnic cleansing 1944-47 -- Gakowa, Molidorf and Gudritz. Escaped and went to Hungrary and then Austria. Trying to get information on Schalding, the refugee camp they were at after escape. Mom's name Hilda Kathryn Bohn Dernetz Olsen (died last month), grandmother is Anna Dernetz and Great grandma was Anna Schmidtegg. Grandfather was Franz Bohn. Also born in Veliko Srediste but can't locate any specifics about him other than my mom learning he lived in Switzerland up to his death in the last 10 years. I know Molidorf doesn't exist. But does Schalding???
 
Message Number: 83 
Friday, August 17, 2007 12:27:51 PDT

Name: 
Erwin E. Maruna

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Surfing

Comments/suggestions about the Project: 
Excellent

Surnames you are researching: 
Maruna

Comments:
"Gegrüsset seid mir, edle Herrn, gegrüsst ihr, schöne Damen! ... "
Mit diesen, von Goethe geborgten Worten, möchte ich alle bisherigen, sowie künftigen Besucher dieser hervorragend gelungenen Seite grüssen.
Falls Sie noch einige Minuten Ihrer sicherlich kostbaren Zeit aufbringen können, dann vielleicht besuchen Sie meine seit 2003 bestehenden Internet-Präsenz:  READ ALL ABOUT IT --- The California Based German-American Website For The Informed
Es gibt da nicht nur tägliche Nachrichten, die ganz sicher nicht in Ihrer Zeitung auffindbar sind, sondern eine ganze Reihe von Themen, die Sie interessieren könnten! Warum also noch mehr aufzählen, wenn Sie blitzschnell mit einem Klick auf Ihre Maus sich selbst davon überzeugen können.
Homepage: http://www.read-all-about-it.org/

Viele Grüsse aus Kalifornien
Erwin E. Maruna
 
Message Number: 82 
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Message Number: 81 
Friday, July 27, 2007 13:44:52 PDT
 
Name:  Frank Hambalek

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:
  surfing

Comments/suggestions about the Project: 
Great project

Surnames you are researching: 
Hambalek

Villages of interest to you: 
Kernei

Comments:
Would love to exchange and discover information about my ancestors and the village they came from prior subsequent to the Tito era.
 
Message Number: 80 
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 16:35:15 PDT
 
Name:  Virginia Robbins

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  surfing the internet

Surnames you are researching:  Ebner

Villages of interest to you:  Gross Jetscha

Comments: My grandfather was Josef Ebner who left Gross Jetscha at the age of 18 in the early 1900's and sailed to Philadelphia.  His father was Phillipus Ebner and his mother was Margarethe Schmidt.  If anyone has any information on the history of this family in Gross Jetscha I would enjoy hearing from you.  I would like to know the names of Phillipus's parents and Margarethe's parents and any other info.  I believe they lived in house #138 in Gross Jetscha.
 
Message Number: 79 
Monday, July 23, 2007 07:00:59 PDT

Name:  Karen Gray

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  surfing through internet

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Great site!

Surnames you are researching:  Haupt, Becker, Thierjung, Kratochwill, Jager, Kreider
Villages of interest to you:  Families from Bogarosch, Perjamosch, Billed, Triebswetter
Comments: My Haupt family is mostly from Bogarosch. I'm hoping to find any Haupts that came from there. My grandfather's second wife comes from Perjamosch, her name was Barbara Kreider, searching for any members of her family...also interested in  the Bohn family from Triebswetter for my friend. Looking to find any Jagers related to this family.
Hope to find anyone else interested in these places, and or families. Thanks, Karen
 
Message Number: 78 
Friday, July 6, 2007 21:20:53 PDT
 
Name:  Claire Birkenheuer

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Internet Search

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  I appreciate this site, it is very helpful.

Surnames you are researching:  Birkenheuer

Villages of interest to you:  Buzias

Comments: Buzias is the city of my ancestors, who immigrated to the United States around 1923.  I know very little about this part of my ancestry and was hoping to gain some information.
 
Message Number: 77 
Thursday, July 5, 2007 09:57:58 PDT

Name:  Daniel Engl

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Internet Search

Surnames you are researching:  Engl

Villages of interest to you:  Gakowa

Comments: I'm Daniel Engl, from Argentina, Son of Freddy Engl and Cristina and my Grandfathers was Ronimus Engl and Maria Heger, who left Gakowa in 1927-1928

How I start my tribute to my Grandfathers: My Father gave me a book (in Deutsche) called "Gakowa", was edited in 1974 for German's immigrant who left Yugoslavia.  The book was sent to Elsa Müler from Germany (I dont know when) but, someone named Joset Homann (Blaubeuren, in Baden-Württemberg ) sent it to Frau Elsa Müler (know by me as "Tante Mary"). Tante Mary later on sent the book to my aunt Irma. This book has the story, dates and names and lists the people like our grandfather, or my Tante Elisabeth Jilly (Tante Lissi), who left Gakowa searching a better (safe) place for live. Tante Lissi (Elisabeth Engl live in schaumbug, IL USA actually) I took some pics, I found my opa registry... and Anton Engl, Nikolas Engl (who live in Ensingen Vaihingen).... and there were some maps with incredible precision... This Tribute are available on my web site ALA OWERRI
 
Message Number: 76 
76 - July , 2007

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  friend

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  GOOD

Surnames you are researching:  MILTON

Villages of interest to you:  OREGON

Comments: THIS IS AN INTERESTING SITE THAT HAVE HELPED ME SOLVE MY NEED..

 
Message Number: 75 
Private Message

 

 
Message Number: 74 
Monday, July 2, 2007 08:45:24 PDT

Name:  june

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  surfing

Surnames you are researching:  traum, gebhart, wiseman, wolf

Villages of interest to you:  ketfel

Comments: During my research into the village of Ketfel, I stumbled upon this wonderful web site!   I am looking forward to sending in my post cards for translation.  I am researching my grandmother Barbara Traum, born in Ketfel in 1890-1889.  Her name was actually Franziska but went by the name of Barbara.  Her brother Jacob stayed in Ketfel, while brother Peter came to America.  The mother of the children was named Barbara.  She was married twice, I believe.  The grandmothers maiden name was Gebhart. I am looking forward to learning more about the family, and learn about the village.  I hope some day to come and visit. 
 
Message Number: 73 
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 17:46:31 PDT

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  surfing the net
 
Surnames you are researching:  Schoen, Brenner , Miller George

Villages of interest to you:  Semlin, Franztal

Comments: I live in New York and I am the first generation in this country.  It is of great interest to me to be able to have my ancestry come alive on these sites. It would be of great joy to me to be able to put some of my history on these sites as well.  Thank you so much to the DVHH for making so much of this possible.
Regards Betty
 
Message Number: 72 
Monday, June 25, 2007 02:27:56 PDT

Name:  Kim Kuhn


How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  on-line research

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Thank you for such a wonderful project! This has helped so much in the research of my family history.

Surnames you are researching:  Muller, Thomas

Villages of interest to you:  Sekic

Comments: Thank you for this wonderful project!  I just visited the Ridgewood Cemetery in New York where some of my family is buried and until now, I didn't realize what they had escaped/survived.  In fact, there is a memorial at the cemetery for the Danube Swabians.  This has been great information for my family history research.

Thank you, Kim Kuhn

 
Message Number: 71 
Thursday, June 21, 2007 14:24:37 PDT
 

Surnames you are researching:  schumacher

Villages of interest to you:  staro petrovoselo

Comments: congratulations for the site. I found it while searching information's about my great-grandfather, Samuel Schumacher. Greetings from Brazil. 
 
Message Number: 70 
Tuesday, May 29, 2007 18:06:05 PDT

Name: 
LORI RISHKO

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  SURFING WEB

Surnames you are researching:  MICHELS, PLETZ

Villages of interest to you:  ST. HUBERT, SVETI HUBERT

Comments: CURIOUS WHETHER THERE IS ANY ONE OUT THERE IN THE US THAT IS FAMILIAR WITH TOWN, IT'S HISTORY AND IT'S ANCESTORS??
 
Message Number: 69 
Monday, May 28, 2007 14:21:50 PDT
 
Name: 
Lyle & Lorna

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Rose Mary K. Hughes

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Wonderful

Surnames you are researching:  Wolf, Brucher, Hoffman

Villages of interest to you:  Semlak

Comments: We have an extensive FTM file on the Wolf family of Semlak. Generation 1 is Mihaly Wolf and Ersi Hoffman. Their son Adam was born Feb. 19, 1845 and married Katharina Brucher Nov. 9, 1869 in Semlak. Lorna's grandmother Magdalena was born of this union on May 20, 1883 in Semlak. Magdalena immigrated to Canada in 1904.
 
Message Number: 68 
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 15:14:33 PDT

Name: 
Jerry Wolf

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Web serfing

Surnames you are researching:  Thiel, Ihm

Villages of interest to you:  Futog, Temeswar

Comments: I am looking for information of the Thiel migration from, I believe Alsace, to Futog which may have occurred in the late 1700s.  My grandmother Thiel (Ihm) was raised in a convent in Temeswar.  I am unable to find any family history or immigration records for her.  She arrive in the USA approximately 1904 according to the 1910 census.
 
Message Number: 67 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 07:51:12 PDT

Name: 
Tim Reiter

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Searching Donauschwaben

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Excellent

Surnames you are researching:  Reiter, Rack, Rollshauser

Villages of interest to you:  Parabutsch

Comments: My grandmother Magdalena Rollshauser was born in Parabutsch and came to the USA in 1905, sometime between 1905 and 1909 she married my grandfather Jakob Reiter in New York. I have very little info. on my grandfather, do not know when or what village he came from, only know he was a Donauschwaben to.
 
Message Number: 66 
Monday, April 9, 2007 23:28:32 PDT

Name: 
Reiner Pister

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Searching for Surname

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Encouraging to find so much information about a region and a peoples history

Surnames you are researching:  Pister, Antoni, Burger

Villages of interest to you:  Sekitsch

Comments: My paternal grandfather served and died during WWII.  My father, grandmother and other family were interned, I believe in Sekitsch, escaped from the partisans and made their way back to Germany. From their they moved to Ridgewood, Queens in NYC. I am interested in their history and those that lived among them. This site provides much of that history and is invaluable to me. Thanks.
 
Message Number: 65 
Monday, April 9, 2007 21:08:34 PDT

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Researching the net in advance of a trip to Germany

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Very exciting - a wealth of information - a valuable way to keep history alive for descendents of Danube Schwabians

Surnames you are researching:  Eichinger, Milla

Villages of interest to you:  Filipowa, Gakowa

Comments: Very interested in this website and initiative.    My father and his family is from Filipowa - they lost their father in Filipowa in the massacre in 1944 - their family then was interned in Gakowa and lost their young sister to starvation in the camp. They eventually escaped into Hungary - made their way to Villach until they emigrated to Kitchener, Ontario Canada in the early 1950's.   I had the opportunity to visit to Backi Gracac (Filipowa) in 1989 while still Yugoslavia.     My family has a number of hardcover books written about Filipowa (in German) about its history and culture.   Fantastic initiative - I will certainly spread its existence throughout my family.
Peter Eichinger
 
Message Number: 64 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 08:19:17 PDT

Name: 
Jasmina

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  searching the web

Comments/suggestions about the Project:  great idea!!!

Surnames you are researching:  Braunsar, Lamnek

Villages of interest to you:  Sarwasch (Osijek)

Comments: I am very pleased that I have found this homepage!!!  My mother's ancestors were Germans living in the Draudelta (today Croatia). As I couldn't find too much about them until now, I have many questions: were do their surnames come from? Who were their ancestors? (I can only go back a few generations) Are my Braunsar ancestors related to the Schwaninger Braunsar family? ... If you know more about the subject, please contact me in German, English or French!
 
Message Number: 63 
Monday, April 2, 2007 10:56:02 PDT
 

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Google

Surnames you are researching:  Garber, Stollar, Hörl, Honarik

Villages of interest to you:  Balinka

Comments: Hi, My 5 times great grandfather was a fruit merchant from Styria who settled in Balinka, Fejer County and raised sheep. His family name was Garber. I'm guessing he was in the second wave of migration in the mid 1700's. I'm trying to find out exactly where in Styria he came from and will be visiting Balinka this summer. If anybody is interested I will be posting pictures on my Webshots page when I return in August.
 
Message Number: 62 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 13:29:39 PDT

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  internet surfing

Surnames you are researching:  Schuller

Villages of interest to you:  Kreuzstatten, Firiteaz, Arad

Comments: I am researching the Schuller name.  My great-grandfather was Nikolaus Schuller and he was married to Eva Lehmann.  They moved to Firiteaz in 1909.  Do anyone have any suggestions as I can get church records? 
I did find out that there was a Vogel family in Kreuzstatten.  Cliff, please contact me, telling me a name, and I will be more than happy to look it up.
 
Message Number: 61 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 12:05:09 PDT

Name:  Johann Jung

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  luck

Surnames you are researching:  jung

Villages of interest to you:  mramorak

Comments: im always searching for family, and news about men from prinz eugen division.
 
Message Number: 60 

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 11:50:41 PDT

Name: Dave Tiefenbach

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Family Tree Magazine

Comments/suggestions about the Project: I am very excited to have this project available

Surnames you are researching: Tiefenbach

Villages of interest to you: Gajdobra, Novi Sad

Comments: I have been looking for a site where I may be able to get help in locating my family from the Batschka region.

 
Message Number: 59 

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 08:06:34 PDT

Name: ivana

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: find on google

Surnames you are researching: legler

Villages of interest to you: bapska, tovarnik

 
Message Number: 58 

Sunday, February 25, 2007 14:29:14 PDT

Name: Marko

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: surfing the web about Apatin

Comments/suggestions about the Project: good stuff

Surnames you are researching: Kunert

Villages of interest to you: Apatin,Sentiwan,Sonta,Szilagy(Svilojevo)

Comments: Looking for any information about Kunert family who presumably resided in, eiher Apatin or Sentiwan or Szilagy(now Swilojewo), possibly also Sonta.As far as the story goes, certain Herr Josef Kunert,to avoid being deported,married a hungarian lady fom Swilojewo village and took her name Koletar. His grandson/greatgrandson is searching for his possible relatives who survived. Thank you for any info.
Selbstverstaendlich koennen saemtliche Informationen auch in Deutscher Sprache gerne gesendet werden.Viellen Dank im Voraus!

 
Message Number: 57 

Friday, February 16, 2007 14:43:43 PDT

Name: Veronica Godfrey

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Very enlightening.

Surnames you are researching: Mueller

Villages of interest to you: Resita

Comments: My mother's family lived in Resita, in Str Oituzului or Str cel Mare.  Moriz and Katharine were my grandparents, of Austrian descent.  Their children were Leah, Erika, Walter and Herta, my mother.  I know little of my grandparents except that both died during WW2, my grandmother killed by Russian soldiers.

I often wonder if I have family still in the area.  My first cousins now live in Austria or Germany.  I believe that there are more distant relations still living in Romania.

I also wonder if anyone remembers my mother.  She's still alive, living in England as she has done since 1946.

 
Message Number: 56 

Friday, February 16, 2007 14:43:43 PDT

Name: Veronica Godfrey

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Very enlightening.

Surnames you are researching: Mueller

Villages of interest to you: Resita

Comments: My mother's family lived in Resita, in Str Oituzului or Str cel Mare.  Moriz and Katharine were my grandparents, of Austrian descent.  Their children were Leah, Erika, Walter and Herta, my mother.  I know little of my grandparents except that both died during WW2, my grandmother killed by Russian soldiers.

I often wonder if I have family still in the area.  My first cousins now live in Austria or Germany.  I believe that there are more distant relations still living in Romania.

I also wonder if anyone remembers my mother.  She's still alive, living in England as she has done since 1946.

 
Message Number: 55 

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 20:13:57 PDT

Name: Hans Martini

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Dennis Bauer

Comments/suggestions about the Project: great resource for all Donauschwaben. Thanks to all involved.

Surnames you are researching: Martini, Mayer, Wagner, Lang, Helmlinger, Haag, and others

Villages of interest to you: Bukin, Palanka, and Obrawatz primarily

Comments:
Absolutely delighted with this website and with the DVHH.

Thanks to all who make it possible. 

Prosit from Trenton!

 
Message Number: 54 

Thursday, February 8, 2007 03:35:39 PDT

Name: Darko Brucker

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: google

Comments/suggestions about the Project: all best ,congratulations

Surnames you are researching: Zwipp,Wolfardt,Milla,Findrich and Brucker

Villages of interest to you: Vrpolje ,Brod , Slawonien Croatian

Comments: I am from croatia and i looking to find any information about family Wolfardt from Vrpolje-Strizivojna near Djakovo or Gjakovo in Slawonien, two brothers Hans and Jakob ,family have brick-field faktory before WWII ,and they leave ex. Yugoslavia about 1950 or 1952.

txc a lott

 
Message Number: 53 

Sunday, February 4, 2007 09:06:54 PDT

Name: Rosemarie (Schneider) Ramirez

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: via banat-request@rootsweb.com

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Was pleased to find another source to research my family.

Surnames you are researching: Schneider, Bayer, Bach, Bear, Roth,Eben, Raiser, Petsch

Villages of interest to you: Bobda, Gertianosch

Comments: May parents (Anna Marie Bayer Schneider and Frank Schneider) came to the U.S. in 1923.  Mother was from Gertianosch and father was from Bobda.  Mother's parents were Johan Bayer (1861 - 194?) and Elizabeth Roth (1861- 194?). Elizabeth's parents were Peter and Marion (Ebin) Roth.  Peter's parents were Jacob and Elizabeth (Raiser) Roth. Johan's parents were Simon and Eva (Petsch) Bayer.

Frank Schneider's parents were Michael and Katrina (Bach) Schneider.

 
Message Number: 52 

Friday, February 2, 2007 19:58:12 PDT

Name: Evelyn Stein

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Great site just needs more Signees

Surnames you are researching: Stein, Anton

Villages of interest to you: St. Hubert, Ostern

Comments: Looking for info on My Husbands Grandparents Johann Stein(St. Hubert Anna Anton Ostern( Siblings? Parents?)Possible Cousins also researching Steins & Antons

 
Message Number: 51 

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 07:54:47 PDT

Name: Nikola

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: surfing the web

Comments/suggestions about the Project: you should be proud

Surnames you are researching: none

Villages of interest to you: vojvoda stepa, crnja

Comments: hello. I'd like to ask you to share informations with me about persons from vojvoda stepa and crnja who took part in postwar acts in this area, names and surnames, nationality, ww2 or ww1 clonists. thanx! I'm conducting a project within students group at Belgrade University. 

 
Message Number: 50 

Thursday, January 11, 2007 04:59:27 PDT

Name: Lilly

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Fantastic

Villages of interest to you: Orzydorf

Comments: Dear Orzydorf descendants

please help me create a group of do-gooders for our village

Thank you! Lilly

 
Message Number: 49 

Tuesday, January 2, 2007 06:09:00 PDT

Name: Karen M. Lessing

Comments/suggestions about the Project: I think it's a great site for research.

Surnames you are researching: Manes, Mannes

Villages of interest to you: Klenak, Irig, Apatin

Comments: I'm a novice researcher trying to find information about my father's family who left Klenak, Yugoslavia during WW II.  The surnames are Mannes or Manes.  My grandmother's maiden name was Fellinger.

I don't know where to go to find information about Klenak or the town of Irig where my grandmother was born.  Apatin and Ruma are also places where there may be information about the family.  In addition, I am looking for information about the camp my father's family lived in after being forced to leave Klenak.  The camp was in Austria and was called Gradig (or something like it)

Any information or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

 
Message Number: 48 
Monday, January 1, 2007 18:14:06 PDT 

Name: Kathy Kircher English

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: surfing the web in 2005

Comments/suggestions about the Project: I love it, and everyone who gives their free time to it

Surnames you are researching: Kircher, Tobias, Blum, Rothenberger

Villages of interest to you: Billed

Comments: I started looking for my family history having little to go on back in 2005, and within a 2 week span-Thanks to Alex and Jody I had it all done back to the 1700's. I tell a lot of people about the DVHH and the great info to be found. But best of all the great friends and family I found and made.  

2006 Archives

Message Number: 46 

Thur - Nov 9, 2006 10:01:36 PDT

Name: Sylvia Weimar

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: research google

Comments/suggestions about the Project: good

Surnames you are researching: Herbert, Herwerth, Kindtner

Villages of interest to you: Budaörs/Wudersch

Comments: It is a great pleasure to see that there are lots of others like me who are interested in their donauschwäbischen Ancestors. I do hope that the area around Budapest finds more researchers at dvhh. Greetings from the south of Germany.

 
Message Number: 45 

Thur - Nov 9, 2006 10:01:36 PDT

Name: Franciska

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Donauschwaben research exchange

Comments/suggestions about the Project: good

Surnames you are researching: Heorik & Repnik

Villages of interest to you: Gakovoi

Comments: I wonder if you can help me? I am an orphan born to German man and Austrian /German  women after the 2nd world war. Do you know of a German organization that can help me find information on how to get dokuments that relate to my mother Marija Repnik ,who was detained in prison camp around Vojvodina, Novi Sad. She was held there from 1945 to 1949 with a child and she was also pregnant with me .Yours sincerely Mrs. Franciska Payne [Repnik]

 
Message Number: 44 

Mon - Nov 6, 2006 17:03:27 PDT

Name: Laura Jahn

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: connection from www.feldenzer.com

Comments/suggestions about the Project: very informative!

Surnames you are researching: Gerber

Villages of interest to you: Batsch, Plavna

Comments: Very informative site for someone just discovering her Donauschwaben roots!

 
Message Number: 43 

Mon - Oct 30, 2006 11:08:27 PDT

Name: Mary Chisman

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Stumbled upon it

Surnames you are researching: Hess, Junger

Villages of interest to you: Hatzfeld, Serb St. Peter (Newsanktpeter)

Comments: I'm hoping someone can help me with the families of my grandparents.
Leopold Hess, Hatzfeld, before 1906, parents: Johann Hess, Francesca Neiderbach;
Terez Junger, Gross (or Serb) Sankt Peter, before 1906, parents: Johann (?) Junger, Elizabeth Niedenhofer

 
Message Number: 42 

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 09:45:47 PDT

Name: Elek Schneider

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet Surfing/Searching

Comments/suggestions about the Project: I'm impressed by the effort and enthusiasm.

Surnames you are researching: Schneider, Bender, Zimmermann, Brandt

Villages of interest to you: Elek, Almaskamaras, St. Anna, Arad

Comments: I'm fortunate to know quite a lot about my family history, both in Elek and in our original home town of Amrichshausen.  The latter is located in what is today Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany in an area called the Hohenloherland, which is about an hour and a half northeast of Stuttgart.  The local dialect sounds very similar to that of the Elekers, which itself is a mixture of Frankish and Swabian.  I was very pleased to be able to take part in this year's (2006) Weltfreundschaftstreffen der Eleker (world reunion of Elekers) and get to know several distant relatives.  This was my fourth trip to Elek and I feel like a know the area pretty well by now.  I've been in contact with Matt Tremmel, who has been doing his own genealogical research on the Tremmel family.  It turns out that both of our grandmothers were from Almaskamaras and married men from Elek.  Almas (shortened form) was actually settled by several families from Elek, so everyone in the two towns is somehow related.  I should mention that I grew up near Stuttgart and, consequently, speak German fluently.  This has been a tremendous help in getting information and being able to read it in its original German.

 
Message Number: 41 

Thur - October 19, 2006 12:11:09 PDT

Name: Lara Hess

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Rudolfsgnad.net

Surnames you are researching: Hess, Anwender

Villages of interest to you: Seultour

Comments: In response to the email regarding the Nikolaus Hess book on Seultour, Sankt Hubert and Charleville. Nikolaus is my great-grandfather. We would be interested to know as well if there is an English translation of the book. There was an updated version and forward by Michael Gross in 1980 but was also in German. 

 
Message Number: 40 

Tue - October 17, 2006 20:45:19 PDT

Name: Elizabeth Heil Shell

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google

Comments/suggestions about the Project: This is wonderful!!!

Surnames you are researching: Heil, Erdmann, Schaaf, Hartenstern, Trautmann

Villages of interest to you: Gyonk, Jink, Varsad, Kalaz, Felsonana

Comments: My family and I immigrated to the US in 1955.  I was born in Gyonk, but left there during the war.  We lived in East Germany until 1949 and then in West Germany until 1955.  I have used the LDS church records as much as possible, but have run into some dead ends.  Any help would be appreciated.

 
Message Number: 39 

Tue - October 17, 2006 14:28:13 PDT

Name: Hans Kopp

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: From you

Comments/suggestions about the Project: One more helping hand, that is great

Surnames you are researching: Kopp

Villages of interest to you: Batschsentiwan

Comments: So far I find it wonderful and I hope I can help you with additional material you may be able to use. I do love your enthusiasm and creativity for the sake of our culture and people and especially for all those we had to leave behind and for those yet to come.

With this website you too have become an emissary for the Donauschwaben.
With best wishes.
Hans Kopp

 
Message Number: 38 

Tue - Oct 17, 2006 14:06:24 PDT

Name: Cherie Ellis

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: genealogy site

Comments/suggestions about the Project: I'm getting closer

Surnames you are researching: Walaschin/Markul

Villages of interest to you: Setschan

Comments: I believe I am getting closer to finding my elusive grandfather, Vincent Walaschin.  A great site.

 
Message Number: 37 
Private Message for guestbook owner.

 

 
Message Number: 36 

Sun - Sep 24, 2006 00:22:28 PDT

Name: Cliff Vogel

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Link from Banat List

Surnames you are researching: Vogel, Gilde, Eichof

Villages of interest to you: Setschan, Weisenheit, Kreuzstatten

Comments: My father's family immigrated to Mansfield, Ohio from the Banat.  Many of them came from Setschan and I have found the excellent web site of the Setschan.  The Vogel side of the family came from Kreuzstatten and Wiesenheit.  I have not been able to find out much about the people from those small villages.  Are there any family lists for them?

Regards,
Cliff Vogel
Mogadore, Ohio


Message Number: 35 

Mon - Sep 18, 2006 16:59:01 PDT

Name: Harold Tabar

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Banat-L

Surnames you are researching: Stein, Tabar, Retzler, Kollner & Welther

Villages of interest to you: Hatzfeld & Mergeln

Comments: Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance,
Harold Tabar


Message Number: 34 

Mon - Sep 18, 2006 13:55:28 PDT

Name: Johann Jung

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: LUCK

Comments/suggestions about the Project: JUST BRINGS BACK OLD MEMORIES.

Surnames you are researching: JUNG

Villages of interest to you: MRAMORAK

Comments: GREAT SITE, MY FAMILY IS FROM MRAMORAK


Message Number: 33 

Sun - Sep 10, 2006 19:58:30 PDT

Name: Judith Coates

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet search

Comments/suggestions about the Project: I think it is great

Surnames you are researching: Kieffer, Shandor

Comments: On a 1920 Census, my great grandparents were listed as from Serbia.  I don't have much information on them. Great grandmother's maiden name was Kieffer. She was called Lena (or Lina). Other names could have been Carline or Caroline, and Elizabeth. She was born around 1860. My great grandfather was Hungarian, Shandor (not sure of spelling) was his last name, first name John. He was born around 1858. He had been married previously and had at least one child from his marriage, a daughter named Rose. Rose was born before 1892. They possibly immigrated to the United States @ 1892. If anyone could give me any help in this matter it would be appreciated.
Thank you.
Judith Coates


Message Number: 32 

Wed - Sep 6, 2006 17:05:24 PDT

Name: Aue, Christina

Villages of interest to you: Grabic

Comments: Hallo, I'm interesting for Donauschwaben, I will find the family from Richard Ellenbruch, he lived in Grabic, near by Donau . Can you help me? He has a wife and 4 children. In the 2. world war he was in Sibirien, we has no found the family later.


Message Number: 31 

Mon - Sep 4, 2006 17:23:24 PDT

Name: DJ Bauer

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Member

Surnames you are researching: Bauer, Helleis, Maldacher, Blank, Bohnert

Villages of interest to you: Palanka, Batsch, Parabutsch, Filipowa, Hodschag, Weprowatz, Gajdobra

Comments: To all that have contributed to this site, GREAT JOB, Dennis Bauer of the Trenton Donauschwaben.


Message Number: 30 

Private Message

 


Message Number: 29 

Thur - Aug 17, 2006 22:51:12 PDT

Name: Robert Davids

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: surfing for Varjas

Comments/suggestions about the Project: looks pretty extensive; will take some study

Surnames you are researching: Backhaus and Lambert

Villages of interest to you: Varjas

Comments: I am interested in the region/people as a result of tracing my maternal grandparents, Adam Backhaus and Barbara Lambert as well as a great aunt, Barbara Backhaus.  Varjas was cited on their manifests for sailings to New York from 1903 and 1906.  Adam was a good man and sponsored several people to this country, before and after both World Wars. 


Message Number: 28 

Wed - Aug 9, 2006 22:10:58 PDT

Name: John Koch

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: surf the net

Surnames you are researching: Koch

Villages of interest to you: Gross Jetscha

Comments: Looking for information on a Johann Koch. Born November 4, 1885 in Gross Jetscha, Hungry.  Father's name John J Koch, Mother's name Catharina Racher.  He left for America in February, 1904 at the age of 18. He sailed on the SS Moltke out of Hamburg, GR.  Any help on Johann Koch would be great.


Message Number: 27 

Mon - Jul 17, 2006 12:18:29 PDT

Name: Mike

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Dave Dryers Database

Surnames you are researching: Miller/Muller/Mueller, Hart, Koch, Russ, Peters, Frye, Tschudy

Villages of interest to you: Panscova, Weisskirchen, Mramorak

Comments: Hello! Greetings from a descendant of a Donauschwaben! I have been conducting family research for years and would like to continue to learn about the Donauschwaben heritage. My family settled in Mansfield, Ohio after departing from Pancevo near the turn of the 20th century. Feel free to write!


Message Number: 26 

Fri - Jun 23, 2006 15:57:00 PDT

Name: Louise

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google

Surnames you are researching: Battin

Villages of interest to you: Apatin

Comments: I want everyone to know a new Book came out from

Mr. Jakob Shuy,-Familienbuch Apatin 1750-1825  $80.00
Breslauer St. 12 T 0631/77609
67659 Kaiserlautern, Germany.

It is very good Book.
Mrs. Louise Battin


Message Number: 25 

Tue - March 7, 2006 09:42:07 PST

Name: M Mendell

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Reading about Adam Martini

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Well-organized, easy to track subjects

Surnames you are researching: Just perusing

Villages of interest to you: None specific

Comments: I bumped into this web site while researching Adam Martini, the cabinet-maker.  Pleasantly surprised at the wealth of interesting information about not only Adam, but also many other interesting people and subjects, I will go back and read everything I missed. 


Message Number: 24 

Fri - Feb 17, 2006 10:30:05 PST

Name: Tim Reiter

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: exploring the web

Surnames you are researching: Reiter, Rolzhauser, Rack, Held

Villages of interest to you: Parabutsch

Comments: My Oma was Magdalena Rolzhauser born in Parabutsch and came to the US in 1905 sponsored by her cousin Georg Rach also from Parabutsch, She married Jakob Reiter( who I am still trying to find out what town he was from ) and had six sons, the first two were born in New York or Jersey and the others were born in Detroit, Mi Jakob, Franz, Josef, Hans, Karl, and Georg. Karl is my father and the only one still living. We still live in Michigan and are members of the Carpathia Club. I f anyone has any info. on the family I would love to talk to them.  Vielen Dank, Tim Reiter


Message Number: 23 

Fri - Jan 20, 2006 15:51:16 PST

Name: Nancy Fisher

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: searching the net

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Its wonderful

Surnames you are researching: Horvath, Anisics, Gubanyi

Villages of interest to you: Bacsalmas, Bajmok

Comments: I have been researching my family history for just over a year now. This site has been an invaluable tool in that search. I have found cousins from my Anisics side of the family that still live in Bajmok as farmers. Unfortunately, I have yet to find any Horvaths that I am related to. I do not believe that any of my Horvath relatives left the area beside my great grandfather Janos. I hope to make more connections in 2006. 


Message Number: 22 

Thur - Jan 19, 2006 20:13:09 PST

Name: Arnold Reiter

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google

Villages of interest to you: Lenauheim

Comments: Viele Grüsse aud Deutschland. Super Seite, super Photos. Macht weiter so. Schaut mal bei uns vorbei www.lenauheim.ro und schreibt uns was ins Gästebuch.wir würden uns freuen.

 
Message Number: 21 

Private Message

 


Message Number: 20 

Mon - Jan 2, 2006 16:21:00 PST

Name: KATHY

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: BY SEARING THE INTERNET

Comments/suggestions about the Project: IT HAS BEEN THE BEST. I LOVE IT AND THE PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH IT TOO. I AM BASICALLY DONE WITH THE HELP OF ALEX & JODY

Surnames you are researching: KIRCHER/TOBIAS

Villages of interest to you: BILLED

Comments: MY GREAT GRANDFATHER IS MICHAEL KIRCHER AND HE CAME OVER FROM BILLED IN 1904 AND HE IS THE SON OF PHILLIP AND CATHERINE (TOBIAS) KIRCHER. I HAVE ALL INFO IF ANYONE HAS A INTEREST FOR IT

2005 Archives

Message Number: 19 

Sat - Dec 31, 2005 17:01:20 PST

Name: Helen

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: online search for Donauschwaben information

Comments/suggestions about the Project: It has been a great help in my search

Surnames you are researching: Rauch, Pumple (Bomble), Schmidt, Rebl, Rat(Rath), Kern

Villages of interest to you: Lazarfeld, Sigmundfeld

Comments: I have met, read about, and heard about many Rauch families, but other than my Father's family (parents & siblings), none are related. Through this research, I hope to find out if we might actually be related to some of the other Rauch families here - probably several generations back! I have also learned more about my heritage, and found some of my grandmother here - her recipes, her stories, her history. Thank you!

 
Message Number: 18 

Sat - Dec 31, 2005 11:50:32 PST

Name: George Adam(s)

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Fran Matkovich

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Very Very Good

Surnames you are researching: ADAM-KAMPF-LUDWIG Schaeffer

Villages of interest to you: Deutsch Zerne-St. Hubert -Mastort

Comments: Would like to share information

 
Message Number: 17 

Fri - Dec 30, 2005 20:44:52 PST

Name: Larry Hale

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Web Search

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Great Site

Surnames you are researching: Dietrich, Schmidt

Villages of interest to you: Katsch

Comments: This is a great site with a great bunch of people. Everyone is more than willing to help. The diversity of the topics is what makes this group so interesting. There is more to this group than just name and village look-ups. I have learned so much about the food, customs and lifestyles of my ancestors.

I'm looking forward to 2006 and learning even more about the Batschka and the Banat.


Message Number: 16 

Thur - December 29, 2005 13:29:47 PST

Name: Charles Sehner

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: I am now a member

Comments/suggestions about the Project: very good exchange of information

Surnames you are researching: SZEHNER & REITLER

Villages of interest to you: BUZIAS now Romania

Comments: I have enjoyed reading the posts on DVHH and have learned much about my ancesters customs and lifestyle of the old days. My father Karl SZEHNER, (also called Charles) was born 1895 in the town of BUZIAS, Hungary, now Romania. My goal is to find his church records. The family were devout Catholics, but I don't know the name of their church or how to obtain these records. I must be the only member with an interest in this town, as I never hear mention of it.  Maybe someone will read this and offer a suggestion.     

Many thanks to all, 
Charles Sehner St Petersburg Florida


Message Number: 15 

Thur - Dec 29, 2005 09:34:20 PST

Name: Mike Polsinelli

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Betty Mauro

Surnames you are researching: Schadi, Kunszt, Schaag, Schultz

Villages of interest to you: Keglewitshhausen, Triebswetter, Bogarosch

Comments: Great site.  I am new to researching this side of my family and find it fascinating.


Message Number: 14 

Wed - Dec 28, 2005 21:12:01 PST

Name: Chris Hoff

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Excellent job so far

Surnames you are researching: Hoff, Dinger

Villages of interest to you: Franzfeld

Comments: Have been searching for Hoff relatives from Franzfeld.  Two particular relatives are eluding me.  I have ship manifest records for Jacob and Barbara Hoff (1921) as these two going to Mansfield, but can find no death records.  So many puzzle pieces, so few solutions!  This is a great site that is very much appreciated.


Message Number: 13 

Private Message for guestbook owner.

 


Message Number: 12 

Wed - Nov 30, 2005 19:20:04 PST

Name: Vicky Shilzony

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: call from Jody McKim

Comments/suggestions about the Project: keep in touch, please!

Surnames you are researching: Shilzony, Schilzonyi, Szilzony, Shilzong...

Villages of interest to you: Billed, Temisvar

Comments: Thank you for contacting me, Jody!  We have been wanting to find more about our elusive great grandfather Miklos Shilzony since he disappeared in 1927.  This site is great - please keep up the hard work.


Message Number: 11 

Sun - Nov 6, 2005 14:24:50 PST

Name: Nick Rintye

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google

Surnames you are researching: Rintye, Rintche, Marx, Puljer

Villages of interest to you: Peszak, Uihei

Comments: Just beginning research on this part of my family.  Any info. would be appreciated.


Message Number: 10 

Thur - Oct 27, 2005 21:40:46 PDT

Name: Patricia Klugesherz

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: search engine

Surnames you are researching: Klugesherz

Villages of interest to you: Werschetz, Pardan

Comments: After a 6 year hiatus I have returned to my genealogical research. I am fortunate that the family name is rare enough that there aren’t too many branches to follow. I have the Mercydorf and Temeswar information, but cannot seem to locate anything on the branch from Werschetz. If anyone out there has any resources from this village I am interested in finding new information on the name KLUGESHERZ.


Message Number: 9 

Sun - Oct 23, 2005 10:57:29 PDT

Name: Peter Kraushaar

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Search Engine

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Very worthwhile

Surnames you are researching: Kraushaar

Villages of interest to you: Hatzfeld (Jimbolia)

Comments: Feel free to contact me via e-mail to share village and family information.


Message Number: 8 

Fri - Sep 30, 2005 - 11:19:23 GMT

Name: Erica Horwath Doing

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: from brother, Tony in California

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Treasure chest of our heritage !

Surnames you are researching: Horwath, Woelbl, Milla, Wesinger

Villages of interest to you: Brestowatz

Comments: My family is from Batchka, Brestowatz.  My father is Anton Horwath and my mother is Eva Woelbl Horwath.  My parents, brother Joseph and I (Erica) came to America in 1950 to Dayton, Ohio.  My father was a barber and my Grandfather, by the same name, was a "Schnapps brenner" in Brestowatz.  My parents are happily retired in Deerfield Beach, Florida at the ages of 90 (PoP) and 84 (Mom) and in relatively good health!


Message Number: 7 

Wed - Sep 14, 2005 - 18:33:43 GMT

Name: Ricardo S. Quinonez

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Internet search

Surnames you are researching: Herscha, Frey.

Villages of interest to you: Gross Betschkerek, Frauendorf, Kruschevlje

Comments: I am investigating about the WWII on Yugoslavia around Gross Bestschkerek (Zrenjanin), Frauendorf and Kruschevlje Consentration camp for Germand descendants. Any information you may have will be very valuable to my work. I can read English, Spanish and German.

Thank you very much, I will be waiting for your answer
Ricardo S. Quinonez
rsqa77@yahoo.com
rsqlo60@hotmail.com


Message Number: 6 

Thu - Aug 11, 2005 - 18:34:53 GMT

Name: John Braunsar

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Searching for Donauschwaben on the web

Surnames you are researching: Braunsar, Schmieder

Villages of interest to you: Sarwasch, Essegg (Osjek)

Comments: I am interested in my Donauschwaben heritage.  My father is from a small dorf Sarwasch (HIrschfeld) and my mother was from a lager town called Essegg.  Both towns were located in Slavonia.  I believe between the Drava and Danube rivers.


Message Number: 5 

Thu - Jun 23, 2005 - 12:46:27 GMT

Name: Jacob Ginder

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Friend

Surnames you are researching: Ginder, Schreiner, Witzman, Pack

Villages of interest to you: Tschonopel, Apatin

Comments: Great web site! I have just obtained information that allows me to look deeper into my families past. Hope to learn much and share it with you all.


Message Number: 4 

Sat - Jun 11, 2005 - 06:53:48 GMT

Name: Hegyes,Thomasine

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: while researching surnames/origin

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Very Informative, Helpful, & Interesting

Surnames you are researching: Hegyes

Villages of interest to you: uncertain, but found one named Hegyes!!!

Comments: Thank-you so much for this incredible web-site! And I can't believe it is free with such enlightening information. My father, soon to be age 91 years of age, will appreciate knowing he has an older village in Hungary with his surname - Hegyes! That is great info to pass on to his grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Much time has been invested in your project, and I applaud your work. Wonderful!


Message Number: 3 

Sun - Jun 05, 2005 - 20:53:10 GMT

Name: Eleanor

How did you learn about the DVHH site?:

Comments/suggestions about the Project: This seems to be an excellent source of information! Thank you.

Surnames you are researching: Marx, Heimbach, Mueller

Villages of interest to you: Grossentniklaus (Nagysantmiklous), Obeba, Keglovitsch

Comments: I have reached dead ends in searching for Marx in Obeba, Keglevitsch and Nagyszentmiklous, now Sannicolau Mare.  The basic problem is that I can't determine the exact Marx family before 1884. Too many (60) Marx families came from the Rhineland Basin when the Banat was first settled and guessing is useless.

My grandmother was born in Obeba as Dorotya Heimbach,1887, and my grandfather was born in Keglevitsch as Peter Marx, 1884.  I would also love to see pictures of any of the above villages.  Jodi's photographs are wonderful, give me an idea at least of those towns which must be similar.

Thank you to all
~Eleanor


Message Number: 2 

Fri - Jun 03, 2005 - 19:17:21 GMT

Name: Cathy Ott

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: Google

Comments/suggestions about the Project: Great site

Surnames you are researching: Kircher; Blum

Villages of interest to you: Billed

Comments: Looking for any info on Kircher or Blum who emigrated to the US in 1906 from Billed, Hungary

 
Message Number: 1 

Fri - May 27, 2005 - 21:21:16 GMT

Name: Debbie Burns

How did you learn about the DVHH site?: On the main exchange of the DVHH

Comments/suggestions about the Project: This is most helpful, most informative and friendly site I have came across

Surnames you are researching: Katzler, Bodri/Bodre, Szende/Szentye, Gyurics, Kail, Sándor, Binder

Villages of interest to you: Temesvar; Josefstadt, Wiesenhaid, Aradsanktmartin, Neufriedorf Toba, Novoszello (Torontal Co)

Comments: I want to thank all the people associated with the DVHH site.  You are the people who truly believe in free genealogy.  Thank you for all for your kindness and your time.  I am learning so much from  DVHH Volunteers and I just want to Thank you all.

Debbie

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