A Remembrance of the Past; Building for the Future." ~ Eve Eckert Koehler

Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors

History of a Sathmar Schwaben Village
"Scheindorf 1780-1970"

Scheindorf, 1780 - 1970:
Geschichte einer sathmarschwäbischen Siedlung

by Stefan Schmied

Dedicated to "The faith of the Scheindorf Swabians" Leubas/Kempten, Germany 1970.
Published by the Author, Printing: Anton Rieder, Sankt Mang
Translated from German in 1997 by Anne Julie Weiss Boyle (Born in Scheindorf, Romania) Daughter of Mary Tepfenhardt Weiss & John "Johann" Weiss, both of Scheindorf.  English transcription by Gerald "Jerry" Thomas Boyle (Born in Saddle Brook, NJ, USA) Son of Anne Julie Weiss Boyle & Gerald "Gerry" Thomas Boyle (Born in Bellshill, Scotland, Great Britain) - Published at the 29 Sep 2006 by Jody McKim Pharr.


The Swabian Trek to Sathmar

Ancestors of the Settlers

Swabians in Scheindorf

Revolt of the Settlers

Economic Development

Tradesmen and Craftsmen

Looking for Work


The Political Community

Church Life

Pastor Johann Ettinger

School and Teachers

Life and Death

Self-sacrifice & Sense of Community

Evacuation of the Swabians

Scattered throughout the World

We Remember the Victims of War

The Romanian Fellow Townsmen

Jewish Families in Scheindorf (Addendum)

Gypsies in Scheindorf (Addendum)

Scheindorfer Kiarbe

Scheindorfer St. Anne Hymn

Customs and Traditions (Advent, Holy Saturday, Blessing the Ham, Madlanetza (Drench the Girls), Weddings, Maypole "sticking", Funkensonntag (Fire Sunday), Shrove Tuesday is over, The girls are crooked!, "Scheiben, Scheiben" out and in this "Schieb" is for the judge)

Reference (Bibliography)

[Published at 29 Sep 2006 by Jody McKim Pharr]

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