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

Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors

Gardens & Farms: NEUARADers have the prettiest gardens; the nicest farmhouses in GUTTENBRUNN and NEUDORF; the best looked-after fields are in TRIEBSWETTER; the DARUVARers have the least looked-after fields; GUTTENBRUNN has the largest communal pasture; ORCYDORF has the most large farms with over a hundred acres each; GRABATZ harvests the most wheat; WARJASCH the most corn; DEUTSCHTSCHANAD early potatoes and TRIEBSWETTER the most greens; vegetables in LOVRIN and early season vegetables in NEUARAD; the best tobacco grows in WIESENHAIDE; MARIENFELD makes the most wine, BAKOWA the best wine; the best schnapps is made in GUTTENBRUNN; the most hay is harvested in in MORAVITZA. This commentary is found in the 1924 Donauschwäbischer Volkskalender, titled: Our Danube Swabian Banat Villages Have Their Own Character By Prof. Nischbach, subtitle: Various characteristics of the Banat Swabian Villages.

Back Courtyard
(Gardens & Hambar)

The back court was designed for stabling horses, cows, pigs and chickens; and provided roaming for the animals including geese and ducks; vegetable gardens and grape vineyards.

Hambar of Roswita & Adam Csonti, Billed, RO., Banat, 2004. (©Jody McKim Pharr)



The Hambar 'Corncribs' in Europe. The European hambar is a ventilated storage place, mostly used to dry corn. The wind can blow between the lattice works to dry the corn.  For that reason it is standing by itself. This is a Hambar in Fibisch, Banat, 2004.

(©Jody McKim Pharr)


Hambar, home place of Roswita and Adam Csonti, Billed, RO, Banat, 2004. (©Jody McKim Pharr)

Barn and corn-sheller of Roswita & Adam Csonti, Billed, RO., Banat, 2004. (©Jody McKim Pharr)


Vegetable garden of Roswita and Adam Csonti, Billed, Banat, RO., 2004. (©Jody McKim Pharr)

Back court in Indija, Syrmia, showing a hambar. (Contributed by Hans Kopp)

A farmer loading the wagon with manure, Filipowa, Batschka. (Contributed by Hans Kopp)

A farmer raising pigs, Ernsthausen, Banat. (Contributed by Hans Kopp)

Back Court, Jarek, Batschka. (Contributed by Hans Kopp)

A home garden, Altker, Batschka. (Contributed by Hans Kopp)

Two sisters of the Saller family with their dolls and their ducks. (Contributed by Hans Kopp)

 Helmut Bundus of Altker, Batschka as a little boy with the chicken in the back court. (Contributed by Hans Kopp)

A farmer taking his manure to the field with a cow wagon in Sathmar. Notice the typical Hungarian Longhorn cows.
(Contributed by Hans Kopp)

A Salasch in Gakowa, Batschka. (Contributed by Hans Kopp)

The large farm of Andreas Rollinger near Ernsthausen, Banat on his last day at his home. The picture was taken just hour before the family fled their home under the protection of the German Army in 1944. The horses ready to pull the wagons on a trek fleeing from the oncoming Russian Red Army only days away. (Contributed by Hans Kopp)

Unforgotten German Apatin childhood "Apatin" in Serbia
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[Published at 17 Feb 2007 by Jody McKim Pharr]

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