A Remembrance of the Past; Building for the Future." ~ Eve Eckert Koehler
Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors
"The Great Swabian Trek"
Village Settlement Plans For Settlers
The beginnings of the Danube Swabian/Donauschwaben society began during the Swabian Migrations that came to be known as "Der Grosse Schwabenzug" or "The Great Swabian Trek" which occurred in three intervals between the years 1722-1787. This index is organized according to time periods. For detailed historical accounts see our HISTORY section. We hope you find our broad collection of information surrounding each of the three migration waves, written by notable writers, educational and entertaining.
The Schaeffer family on their way to Germany after their escape from Gakova. Thank The Lord they all made it out alive. They settled in Germany before coming to the states in the 50's. Gyor, Hungary.
~ Barbara Anne Teves Schaeffer
Franz Schaeffer, Karavokovo, Yugoslavia, was taken from farmer to farmer to work and Tito got his paycheck, just before he was taken to the slave labor camp. His mother and siblings were in Gakova. ~ Barbara Anne Teves Schaeffer