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

Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors

The Undertakers' Association

by Peter Lang
Translated by Brad Schwebler

  The Undertakers’ Association was already established by the Germans in Beschka on 11 November 1894.  They also joined the Serbs.  The association took care that in a case of death a dignified funeral could be carried out whether the person was rich or poor.  It especially existed for a dignified hearse and the necessary funeral personnel.   After each case of death the members paid a small contribution, but it was also enough to carry out a dignified funeral during times of inflation.

   Here are the names of the founding fathers:

      The president and leader was: Georg Sehne (Reg. No. 1821)

      The vice president was: Karl Neidhofer (Neidhöfer, not recorded)

   Members of the administration committee were:

      Secretary Christian Leopold (Reg. No. 1205)

      Treasurer Jakob Stehli (Reg. No. 1884)

      Dragutin Klaschna

      Maxim Kotzkarewic

      Zivan Maric

      Friedrich Steinmetz (not recorded)

      Jakob Niedan of Krtschedin

      Heinrich Pfaff (Reg. No. 1472)

      Peter Albrecht (Reg. No. 8)

      Jakob Betschl (Reg. No. 161)

      Filip Weingärtner (Reg. No. 2190.5)

      Daniel Walter (Reg. No. 2137)  

      Heinrich Blasins (Reg. No. 197)

      Filip Weiß (Reg. No. 2195)

      Adam Balzer (Reg. No. 61)  

[Published at by Jody McKim Pharr, 2005] 

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