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

Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors
The Catholics in Beschka

by Peter Lang
Translated by Brad Schwebler

          In Beschka only a few German families living there were Catholic.  I can only remember the Thomann, Hoffmann, and Pill families.  Besides them there were also some Catholic wives who were married to Evangelical men.  The Thomann and Hoffmann families later converted to the Evangelical faith. Thomann was even an Evangelical presbyter (elder).  The Pill family remained Catholic.  Altogether there were about 350 inhabitants of the Catholic church in Beschka in 1931.  Most Catholics, however, were of Hungarian or Croatian nationalities.  They were looked after by the church from India to Maradik.  Their prayer house, equipped with a small bell, was at No. 90 Prince Eugen Street.


[Published at by Jody McKim Pharr, 2005] 

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