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

Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors

The Social Product in the Year 1798

 by Peter Lang
Translation by Brad Schwebler

      Thanks to the excellent Liebling homeland book where there was a mother community similar to ours, one can calculate the social product of a family.  On page 49 of the named book it is written: “In 1798 the Zehent? (tithe) in Liebling amounted to 3469 Metzen of grain in the total worth of 2360 guilders.”  From it they produced a total yield of 34,690 Metzen of grain in the total worth of 23,600 guilders.  Liebling had 104 couples at the time, rounded off to 100 couples.  Now when we divide total yield and total worth by 100, then we come to 346.90 Metzen of grain at a worth of 236 guilders per family.  After Lotz the “Zehend” should have still followed his name since a ninth was already given in.  When that is also so then the total yield is only 31,221 Metzen and the total worth is calculated with 21,240 guilders.  Per family the 312,21 Metzen are worth 212 guilders 24x.

[Published at by Jody McKim Pharr, 2005]

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