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

Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors


by Dr. Viktor Pratscher
Translated by Brad Schwebler

   The local guild paid 1 to 2.50 Forints a year to the church treasurer from 1831 to 1851.  In 1849, as the Kossuth money was destroyed, only 5 Forints of this money could be found in the church treasury.  Old coins were often sold.

   In 1853 it was "agreed" that the ones who had just come to the Feketitsch community house or bought a field had to pay, 5 Forints for the house; 2 Forints, 30 Kreuzer for the field.  From the old place of worship the cross and a song board still exist which were used at the baptisms.  The doors came from Jakob Kloß, a second cross came from the belfry.  The large Harmonium organ from the prayer house was sold.  An offertory box from the prayer house is displayed on the way up to the gallery.

   In 1921 a (Schapirograf ?) was purchased.  The mixed choir paid 300, the men's choir paid 200, and the congregation paid 100 Kronen for it.

[Published at 2004 by Jody McKim Pharr]

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