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

Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors

Beschka and Krtschedin Form an Evangelical Parent Community

By Peter Lang
Translation by Brad Schwebler

     About the development of Beschka after the arrival of the first Germans the following reference is quoted word for word from the Krtschedin homeland book by Zmaila, in which I have inserted some of my own remarks in brackets:

     "In the year 1869 on the 5th of April they now came fighting with all the urges but from religious zeal penetrated community members in Beschka and were guided and kept together under the chairmanship of the reverend Andreas Weber, pastor of Neupasua and by the Oberlieutenant Daniel Markovic representing the military authority.

(In the military border all of the civilian administration was subject to the military authority.)

In this meeting the following subjects were discussed:

1. The proposal was discussed that both branch communities, Beschka and Krtschedin, would like to form an independent community, which had to elect its own pastor together, who was also obliged to instruct the children of the Beschka Evangelical school.

2. To support their pastor both communities were prepared to pay the following fees:

   a. 240 fl. in cash (Florentine Guilders).

   b. 60 Metzen of well cleaned fruit (wheat).

   c. three fathoms of hard firewood.

   d. four fathoms of wood for heating

   e. free apartment and a "Stola?" (stipend).


[Published at by Jody McKim Pharr, 2005] 
Heritage Collections Schwebler Lang Churches Beschka and Krtschedin Form an Evangelical Parent Community