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Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors
     
 

Cemetery

by Dr. Viktor Pratscher
Translated by Brad Schwebler

     The Reformed Germans always buried their dead in the same cemetery as the Reformed Hungarians.  On the occasion of the commissioning in 1878 the Hungarian community received the lower part of today's cemetery.  It s no longer established  whether or not it should be in the hands of the political community or, because it isn't written down, if it was to be an agreement between the two communities, but since then it has been the policy that to maintain the new cemetery 6/7 of the burden and income to the village will come from the Hungarians and 1/7 will come from the Reformed Germans of the community.

   After this the cemetery was soon full, so the elders of the Hungarian community approached the German sister community on the 8th of December 1935 and promised that they could bury their dead in the old cemetery.

[Published at DVHH.org 2004 by Jody McKim Pharr]