The Germans of the Community of Feketic / Feketitsch
by Dr. Viktor Pratscher
Herausgegeben vom Festausschusz der Gedenkfeier
(Published by the Committee for Commemoration)

Translated by Brad Schwebler

 

King Peter

His majesty King Peter II

The motto of the Germans of Yugoslavia says:

"Be loyal to the nation and the people"

Table of Contents
Last Updated: September 10, 2008

Inhaltsverzeichnis 

pages 4-101 | 101-199 | 200-303

Foreword 4-9
The History of the Batschka 10-11
Emperor Josef II 10-12
The Settlers Patent and the Old Homeland 13-16
On the Way to the New Homeland (the Schwabenzug) 18-23
Arrival in the New Homeland 23
The Life in the New Homeland 1784-1818 24-25
How Urschels Peter came to Schowe 26-29
History of Feketic/Feketitsch 29
The Hungarians of Feketitsch (includes name registry) 30-31
The First Germans in Feketitsch 1818 32-44
The History of the Evangelical Church Community A. B. 40-43
The Formation of the Evangelical Congregation:
A) The Evangelical School; B) Choirmaster's Apartments
44-54
The Evangelical Teachers 54-59
School Affairs 60-67
The First Site of the Church Service 67-69
The Church 69-75
The Bell and the Tower Clock 75–80
Church Appliances 80–81
The Pastor’s Living Quarters and the First Pastor Salaries 81–83
The Pastors 83–86
The Administration of the Congregation; The Church Chancellery 87–89
The History of the Evangelical Seniorates 89–92
From the Archives of the Congregation: The Midwives of the Congregation 92–95
Cemeteries; Pastor and Choirmaster Field 95–98
The Consequences of World War 1914-1918 98–101
Church Associations 101-105
Supplements 105
The 100 Year Jubilee of the Congregation Mixed Couples 106-108
The History of the German Reformed Congregation by Ludwig Poth, pastor 109-110
The Formation of the Branch Community 1820 – 1850 111-118
The Branch Community 1850 – 1921 119-125
The Church 125-137
The Independent German Reformed Congregation 137-143
The New Buildings 143-145
Teachers and Choirmasters of the Community 145-147
The Servants of the Word of God 147-150
Church Fathers and Presbyters 150-151
Communion and Baptismal Implements 151-152
Cemetery 152
The Church Choir 152-153
Some Things about the Give and Take 153-156
The Position of the Village; Health Service; The Living Quarters 166-184
The Settlement ~ The Roads ~ The Krivaja Creek 166-171
The Climate 171-172
The Cemetery 172
Health Service 173-175
The Living Quarters 175-179
The Nourishment 179-183
The Sleep 183
The Cleanliness 184
Population Movement 185-190
Births, Marriages, Cases of Death, Birth, Overpopulation, Attainable Ages 185-187
Everything to Reflect On 188
Illnesses 188-190
Customs and Courtesies 191-202
The All Day Work 191-192
Customs at Festival Days 192-194
Customs at Family Events 194-198
Superstitions 198-199
The Traditional Costume 200-202
The Village Group of the Swabian-German Cultural Association 203-211
Universal Education 208-211
Agriculture by Christian Welker, Jr. 212-240
Cultivation, “Hutweide?,” "Segregation?,” "Kommasierung?,” Sowing the Harvest Corn Session Farmer 212-226
Consequences of the World War 226-228
The Agriculture of Today 228-238
Cattle Breeding (& Pig Breeding; Poultry Keeping) 238-240
Traffic – Trade - Industry - Business   241-255
Postal Traffic 241-242
Railroad 242-243
Gravel Streets 243-244
Salespeople 244
Weekly Market 244-245
Annual Market 245
Grain Trade 245-246
Mill Industry 246-247
Factories 248-249
Electrical Lighting 249-250
Money - Weights and Measures - Prices 250-252
Interest 252-253
Business Corporations, Statistics, The Apprentice School 254-255
Co-operatives and Associations 256-264
Co-operatives and Associations & Farmers Aid 256-258
Undertakers’ Association 258-260
Volunteer Firemen 260-261
Reading Club 261-262
Hunting Club 262-263
Sports Club 263-264
War Years 264-268
List of Names from the 1857 Census 269-274
List of Names from the 1936 Census 275-292
Origin of the Ancestors and Places of Origin in the Empire 293-296
People of Feketitsch in Foreign Lands 296-297
Table of Ancestors 298-299
Conclusion and References 300-301
Table of Contents 302-303

 

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