The Collected Works of Henry A. Fischer
Danube Swabian legacy alive!
Henry was born in Kitchener,
Ontario, Canada, son of Swabian
immigrants from Hungary.
Henry has been a DVHH contributor for
years and he brings with him an
unmistakable love for what he is doing
for the Danube Swabian. Being fluent in English
and German, he has translated and
contributed numerous historical articles
for us to benefit and learn from. Henry served on the former DVHH
Administration Team, and
currently serves on the DVHH
Editorial Committee, in
addition to his role as
Coordinator, where he shares his
knowledge and expertise, but he provides us
with much more.
Henry has been very generous
with his time and contributions to the
DVHH, which generations
will enjoy and appreciate.
Thank you Henry!
Inter-War Years and the Fate of the
Danube Swabians in Yugoslavia by Henry
History of the German Lutheran Congregations In the Banat by Hans Walther Röhrig, Leipzig, 1940
The Early History & Development of the Lutheran Congregations & Church District Of Swabian Turkey, 18th Century by Gustav Schmidt-Tomka.
The Destruction of German Lutheranism In Swabian Turkey (Tolna, Baranya & Somogy Counties) by Heinrich Keri
Pastor Ronald Lommel
The Settlement of the
Village of Majos by Heinrich
Marz (from his book
Heimatbuch und Ortschronik
von Majos/Majesch, 1997.
Short History by
Conflict in Györköny
Inhabitants of Gyönk
Settle in Mekenyes 1735
of Gyönk After the Turkish Occupation
The Republic of Mucsi
Bikács, in Tolna County: A
Fifty Years After by
Genocide Carried out by the Tito Partisans
In the Batschka 1944-1948.
in the Yugoslavian Banat 1944-1948 by
Austrian Historian Working Group for Kärnten
the Batschka 1944-1948
by Austrian Historian
Working Group for
Kärnten and Steiermark. The
program of the Danube
Swabian population in
the Batschka closely
followed the parameters
of the governmental
districts into which the
Batschka was divided for
Le Comte de Mercy: Godfather of
the Danube Swabians
A Watershed in the Danube Swabian History
Formerly Secret SS Reports on the Evacuation of German Populations in South Eastern Europe
The Lost Danube Swabian Children of Yugoslavia Janitscharen? ~a must read!
Somogy County to
Slavonia & the
The Swabians in
Slavonia by Dr.
"Die Deutshen in
Kroatien und Bosnien."
Hogyész (Tolna) in the 18th and 19th
Century by Josef Hoben
Josef Hoben Index
The Settlement of
Colonization of Swabian Turkey - In the "Travel Regulations" the following stipulation was made: "the previously mentioned Swabians along with their wives and children...are not allowed to step on dry land on their entire journey or try to remain somewhere after passing by the Royal residential city of Vienna but travel on directly to Hungary.
The Settlement Policies at the Time of the Great Swabian
Migration - At this point in time, the first and earliest phase of the Danube Swabian colonization effort was overwhelmingly focussed on the private estates and domains of the nobles in Hungary and had a rather random and sporadic character.
Claudius Florimundus Count Mercy
& the Hӧgyész Domains By Josef Hoben
Where Did the Settlers in Hogyész Come From? by Josef Hoben
A Portrait of the Settlement of the Hogyész Domain - The documents associated with the Domains and Estates identifies some special designations like "old homestead", "old village", "older village site", "old meadows," and "old gardens."
The Farm Homestead and Agricultural Pursuits - At the time of settlement each family received a "Einschreibbüchel" (a regulation booklet) that guaranteed the possessor a house lot, garden and yard as well as a stated amount of land that would be apportioned to him. Next: The
Structure of the Village
The Structure of the Village - The social structure of a village is not only determined by the social classes represented in its inhabitants but also through familial ties and neighbourly connections.
The Development of the Hogyész Domain in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Brief Church History in Hogyész
Bonyhád: A Market Town in Tolna
Pastor Ronald Lommel
German Evangelical Lutherans From Tolna, Somogy & Baranya in Hungary to Steelton, PA
All books are available through Authorhouse, Amazon or Henry Fischer.
Children of the Danube, A Trilogy by Henry A. Fischer, 2004.
The Pioneers by Henry A. Fischer, 2006
Henry A. Fischer, 2007
Book Three: Emigrants and Exile by Henry A. Fischer, 2011
From Toleration to Expulsion:
Volume I -
The Families of Ecseny, Somogy County, Hungary 1784-1948. Including affiliated congregations in Hacs, Polany, Raksi, Somodor, Toponar and Vamos by Henry A. Fischer, 2015
Volume 2: Dornberg: In the Shadow of the Josefsburg -
The families of Somogydöröcske, Somogy County, Hungary 1730-1948 Including affiliated congregations in Bonnya, Gadacs and Somogyszil by by Henry A. Fischer, 2019
Administrative Positions & Volunteer
Swabian Turkey Regional
DVHH Board of Directors 2008-2010
DVHH Editorial & Translator
Lookups Guide for
Movers & Shakers Interview
[Published at DVHH.org by Jody McKim Pharr]