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Emigrant Reference Books

Isabella Regényi und Scherer Anton:

Donauschwäbisches Ortsnamenbuch (Gazetteer of Danube–Swabian settlements / villages)

Ferdinand Hengl:

Deutschen Kolonisten im Komitat Baranya (Ungarn) 1688–1752 I–III. Band. Darmstadt, 1983. Schriesheim, 1985.

Johann Eimann:

Der deutsche Kolonist oder die deutsche Ansiedlung 1783 bis 1787 besonders im Königreich Ungarn in dem Batscher Komitat. Munich, 1965.

Friedrich Lotz:

Die frühtheresianische Kolonisation des Banats (1740 & 1762). Munich, Publisher: Oldenbourg, 1966; 36 pages.

Stefan Stader:

Sammelwerk donauschwäbischer Kolonisten. Teil I A-D. Sindelfingen, 1997. (Approximately 9500 names of family heads are indicated, but date and place of birth, marriage and death, names of the wives, locations of colonization's and resettlements are frequently arranged too.)

Franz Wilhelm – Josef Kallbrunner: Quellen zur deutschen Siedlungsgeschichte in Südosteuropa Munich, 1936.

Franz Stanglica:

'Wiener Kartei der deutschen Auswanderer nach dem Südosten', JbDAI 33 (1938) pp. 54ff. (References to a card index with at that time 80,000 cards for the years 1963-1820).)

Banater Akten & Schlafkreuzerrechnungen

Ed. Prof. Werner Hacker:

"Werner Hacker Series" Eighteenth Century Register of Emigrants from Southwest Germany (to America and other countries)

Anton Tafferner:

Quellenbuch zur donauschwäbischen Geschichte Bd. 1. 1974., Bd. 2, 1977., Bd. 3. 1978., Bd. 4. 1982., Bd. 1–4. Stuttgart, Bd. 5. Munich, 1995.

Alfons Pfrenzinger:

Die Mainfränkische Auswanderung nach Ungarn und den österreichischen Erbländern im 18. Jahrhundert

Josef and Andere Beer:

Leidensweg der Deutschen im kommunistischen Jugoslawien

Clifford Neal Smith:

Emigrants From The West-German Fuerstenberg Territories (Baden and The Palatinate) To America and Central Europe

János Schmidt:

Német telepesek bevándorlása Hessenből Tolna-Baranya-Somogyba a 18. sz. első felében. [German settlers immigrating from Hessen to Tolna-Baranya-Somogy counties in the first half of the 18th century.] Győr, 1939.

Roger Schilling:

Deutsche Ansiedlung im Komitat Neutra unter Josef II. DUHBI. Vol. III. 1.

Roger Schilling:

Ansiedlung der Deutschen in Rumpfungarn. (Das Deutschentum in Rumpfungarn.) Budapest, 1928.

Hans J. Prohaska-Schöndorf:

Die Banater Schlafkreuzerrechnungen / The German Emigration and Settlement in the Province Banat in Austro-Hungary 1766-1804 (1982: Park Ridge, Illinois, USA. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 82-99978).


Donauschwäbisches Ortsnamenbuch

by Isabella Regényi und Scherer Anton

Gazetteer of Danube–Swabian settlements for the former and sometimes even German populated places in Hungary, Yugoslavia (except Slovenia) and Western Romania (Banat and Satu Mare). Several good pull out maps.

Published by Arbeitkreis donauschwäbischer Familienforscher (AkdFF) Darmstadt, 1980.

Sample of entries, click to enlarge:

DVHH Lookup Assistant: Jody McKim  Pharr


Sammelwerk donauschwäbischer Kolonisten
Stefan Stader Series    
(Compilation of Danube-Swabian colonists)

Stefan Stader 1923-2003

After Stefan Stader's death on 10 Dec 2003 [see obituary] the *AKdFF appointed someone to take over and finish his work.

The *AKdFF has published a series of books by the late Stefan Stader entitled: Sammelwerk  donauschwaebischer Kolonisten (Compilation of Data on Danube Swabian Settlers).  Staders' intent was to compile a list where the original settlers to Banat and Batschka originally came from (1740-1830) and mainly from the second and third wave of colonization.  Six volumes, each arranged alphabetically by family name, have been published to date:

 

  • I, A-D, with an introduction to genealogic research by Helmut Zwirner 1997, L and 888 pp, Sindelfingen 1997 (vol. 64 of Schriftenreihe zur donauschwäbischen Herkunftsforschung)
  • II, E-G, XXVIII and 715 pp, Sindelfingen 1998 (vol. 69 of Schriftenreihe zur donauschwäbischen Herkunftsforschung)

  • III, H-Kap, XXX and 711 pp, Sindelfingen 1999 (vol. 82 of Schriftenreihe zur donauschwäbischen Herkunftsforschung)

  • IV, Kar-L, XXXII and 748 pp, Sindelfingen 2000 (vol. 89 of Schriftenreihe zur donauschwäbischen Herkunftsforschung)

  • V, M-O, XXXVI and 648 pp, Sindelfingen 2001 (vol. 98 of Schriftenreihe zur donauschwäbischen Herkunftsforschung)

  • VI, P-Scha, XXXVI and 690 pp, Sindelfingen 2003 (vol. 105 of Schriftenreihe zur donauschwäbischen Herkunftsforschung)

  • VII, Sche-Sz, Sindelfingen 2011 (vol. 170 of Schriftenreihe zur donauschwäbischen Herkunftsforschung)

These books contain information on approximately 47,000 colonists. Each volume includes information on the original colonists from the former German states to Hungary. Sources include documents in the Hofkammer Archive in Vienna (Banater Akten, Schlafkreuzerrechnungen et. al) [see: explanations for these resources below], the Hacker books, Familienbuecher covering German and Hungarian villages, Anton-Peter Petri's series of booklets on the original settlers of Hungarian villages and data from some Hungarian villages.

Volumes I – VII are all currently available. The price is 43 € each, plus shipping costs.
Book orders can be emailed to the AKdFF in Germany. Once your order is received, they will reply with an invoice number and the shipping costs. All Book orders must be pre-paid. Please reference the invoice number with your payment.
Order requests should be emailed to the AKdFF: info@akdff.de

Abbreviations used in entries:

*AKdFF [Arbeitskreis donauschwäbischer Familienforscher e.V. = Working group of Danube-Swabian family researchers]  Founded 1975, AkdFF: The acquisition and development of resources for Danube -Swabian family research, promotion of family history publications, advising members, and the publication of family books as well as village kinship books.


Quellen zur deutschen Siedlungsgeschichte in Südosteuropa

"Sources to German Settlement History in South-East Europe"
Published List of German Settlers in SE Europe
by Wilhelm, Franz and Kallbrunner, Josef

Reprint; originally published: München: E. Reinhardt, 1936. (Schriften der deutschen Akademie; Heft 11)

A collection of chronological lists of colonists who passed through Vienna, the primary resources were records held in the Vienna Archives.  The lists are organized based on the date of registration, beginning in 1749 and continuing through 1803.  The information varies, the earlier lists provide more data regarding the colonist town of origin and their occupation. Other entries include only the region of origin, like Lothringen or Luxemburg.  The book has a surname index.  The entries in each list are numbered, by line number. So, if you have such a reference for an ancestor, you already have the exact location of the listing.

The book is written in German and is printed in German Gothic script.  It is available at the Family History Library - Film #0897413 and available via inter-library loan.  Published 1932-1936 München, Ernst Reinhardt; reprint 1989 Berlin: Helmut Scherer, Boothstr. 21a, 12207 Berlin, Germany.  ISBN # 3-89433-005. 416 pages.


Banater Akten

In the Finanz und Hofkammerarchiv (HKA) [Finance and Court Chamber Archive] in Vienna can be found over 1600 pages of documents from the period 1749-1804 which are designated Banater Akten. They include the Wiener Listen [Vienna Lists] or Wiener Abfertigungslisten [Vienna Passenger Lists]. These are consignments of colonists who emigrated through Hungary, not only into the Banat. The documents list surname, given name, occupation, place of origin, age, number of childen and destination and constitute one of the most important sources for Donauschwaben research.

Schlafkreuzerrechnungen

A small portion of the Banater Akten are the Schlafkreuzerrechnungen. Close study reveals that there are 93 individual documents. One document may consist of one or several pages in which are contained names and house numbers of homeowner-hosts and the names of settlers in 49 towns in the Banat.

The purpose for writing the SKR was twofold. The Austrian government who had called the new settlers into the Banat before their new homes were ready, had the newcomers move in with the already established settlers. The hosts were paid one "Kreuzer" (a small denomination of Austrian currency) per person per night for the length of stay of their guests. Hence the coining of the name "Schlafkreuzerrechnung".

The records vary considerably in content, but can be helpful to genealogists because they usually contain the name and house number of the host in the particular village, dates of arrival and departure of the new settlers, number of members in each family, and may contain ages and occupations, history of births, deaths, marriages, and the name and house number of the new residence of the settlers.

Towns mentioned in the SKR include:
Albrechtsflor, Arad, Beschenova, Billet, Blumenthal, Bogarosch, Bruckenau, Charleville, Csakowa (Tschakowa), Detta, Engelsbrunn, Fatschet, Freidorf, Gertianosch, Gladna (Deutsch and Rumänisch), Gottlob, Grabatz, Groß Betscherek, Groß Jetscha, Groß St. Nikolaus, Guttenbrunn, Hatzfeld, Heufeld, Jahrmarkt, Königshof, Karansebesch, Klein Betschereck, Klein Jetscha, Kutritz (Gudriz), Lenauheim (Csatad), Lippa, Lowrin, Lugosch, Marienfeld, Mastort, Mercydorf, Neu Arad, Neu Petsch, Neudorf, Ostern, Rekasch, Sackelhausen, Schöndorf, Segenthau, Soultour, St. Andreas, St. Huberth, Triebswetter, Uybecs-Ulmbach, Werschetz.

Some settlers went to the following towns:
Apatin, Adelbach, Daruvar, Denta, Fabrique (Temesvar District), Köveresch, Kreuzstätten, Liebling, Moravitza, Nitzkydorf, Orcydorf, Reschitza, Rittberg, and Temesvar.

Alternatively, one may also consult the book Die Banater Schlafkreuzerrechnungen / The German Emigration and Settlement in the Province Banat in Austro-Hungary 1766-1804 by Hans J. Prohaska-Schöndorf (1982: Park Ridge, Illinois, USA. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 82-99978).

Original Introduction:

Die Banater Schlafkreuzerrechnungen sind Zahlungs- und Verrechnungslisten der K. u.K. Österreichischen Regierung bzw. deren Ansiedlungsbehörde im Banat, in denen all diejenigen erfaßt sind die einen Kreuzer pro Kopf und Übernachtung an den Quartiergeber bezahlten, der Ansiedlerfamilien aufnahm die noch keine Bleibe hatten. Daher der NameSchlafkreuzerrechnungen.
Im Finanzamt und Hofkammerarchiv in Wien befindet sich das Aktenbündel Banater Akten (BA) Fasc. 35, rot, Nr. 156 bestehend aus über 1.600 Originalseiten aus den Jahren1766 bis 1804.
Die Urkundenlisten enthalten die Namen und Hausnummern (HNR) der Quartiergeber Hausbesitzer (HB)  und die Ansiedlernamen aus 49 Banater Ortschaften.  Aus diesen Listen wurde das Personenverzeichnis für Bruckenau erstellt. Quelle: Gerda Kunz (Worms).

Contributed by Ron Gretz


"Werner Hacker Series"
Eighteenth Century Register of Emigrants from Southwest Germany
(to America and other countries)

by Ed. Prof. Werner Hacker, Editor, Closson Press, Apollo, PA, Feb 1994; English; 516 pages; ISBN-10: 155856165X  ISBN-13: 978-1558561656 (FHL 943 W2eh)

Includes the geographical areas of today's Baden, Wuerttemberg, Rhine Palatinate and Saarland in Southwest Germany. Not every emigrant from that region will be found in this book.  Regarding emigration from specific areas of present-day Germany.  The works of Werner Hacker are highly recommended.  These publications organized by volumes have been microfilmed and are available for loan through the FHL.

Below index is listed by year of publication. Key word translations:
Auswanderungen: emigrations | Auswanderernamen: emigrant names

  • Hacker, Werner: Auswanderungen aus dem früheren Hochstift Speyer, Kaiserslautern 1969, 145 pages., ca. 1.800 Auswanderernamen

  • Hacker, Werner: Auswanderungen aus dem Raum der späteren Hohenzollerischen Lande nach Südosteuropa im 17. und 18. Jh. Dokumentation in: ZHG 5, 1969, 45 pages.

  • Hacker, Werner: Auswanderungen vom Oberen Neckar, München 1970, 246 pages, 3.103 Auswanderernamen

  • Hacker, Werner: Auswanderungen aus dem südöstlichen Schwarzwald, München 1975, 392 pages, 3.825 Auswanderernamen

  • Hacker, Werner: Auswanderungen aus dem nördlichen Bodenseeraum, Singen 1975, 401 pages, 3.394 Auswanderernamen

  • Hacker, Werner: Auswanderung aus dem Territorium der Reichsstadt Ulm, in: Ulm und Oberschwaben 42/43 (1978)

  • Hacker, Werner: Auswanderungen aus Baden und dem Breisgau (Stuttgart und Aalen: Konrad Theiss Verlag, 1980). 743 pages.

  • Hacker, Werner: Kurpfälzische Auswanderer vom Unteren Neckar, Stuttgart 1983, 208 pages., 2.231 Auswanderernamen

  • Hacker, Werner:Auswanderungen aus Rheinpfalz und Saarland im 18. Jahrhundert, Stuttgart. Konrad Theiss, 1987, 301 pages.

  • TÁJÉKOZTATÓ A CSALÁDTÖRTÉNETI KUTATÁSOKHOZ... 1790 as a result of Chamber settlements. Several publications have appeared concerning German settlements.

  • Hacker, Werner: Kurpfaelzische Auswanderer vom Unteren Neckar in 18. Jahrhundert, rechtsrheinischer Teil– Deutsche Genealogie: Donauschwaben Bibliographie: die Wiener Listen, die Schlafkreuzerrechnungen, Ortsmonographien, Kirchenbücher, Veröffentlichungen von Werner Hacker und viele andere Quellen ausgewertet.

Note: Data from the Hacker series is included in the "Sammelwerk donauschwäbischer Kolonisten" [Stader series].


Die Mainfränkische Auswanderung nach Ungarn und den österreichischen Erbländern im 18. Jahrhundert

by Alfons Pfrenzinger

Die Mainfränkische Auswanderung nach Ungarn und den österreichischen Erbländern im 18. Jahrhundert (Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Forschungen in Ungarn) (Wien u. Budapest: Deutsche Forschungen in Ungarn, 1941, Nachdruck Vaihingen/Enz: Melchior 1984). - Auswandererlisten aus Unterfranken und dem nördlichen Baden.

Translation: Alfons Pfrenzinger, the Main-Frankish emigration to Hungary and the Austrian hereditary countries in the 18th Century (series of publications of the interpreting research in Hungary) (Vienna and Budapest schen: German research in Hungary, 1941, reproduction Vaihingen/Enz: Melchior 1984). There are only emigrants from Frankonia - Mainfrankonia  - This is the district by the river Main in northern Bavaria..

DVHH Lookup Assistant: Ursula Wacht


Leidensweg der Deutschen im kommunistischen Jugoslawien

by Josef and Andere Beer
Publisher: Donauschwäbischen Kulturstiftung, München (Erlebnisberichte: Reports)

Leidensweg der Deutschen im kommunistischen Jugoslawien. Ortsberichte Band I; 1991

Leidensweg der Deutschen im kommunistischen Jugoslawien. Erlebnisberichte. Band II; 1997

Leidensweg der Deutschen im kommunistischen Jugoslawien. Erschießungen-Vernichtungslager-Kinderschicksale.
Band III; 1991

Leidensweg der Deutschen im kommunistischen Jugoslawien. Menschenverluste-Namen und Zahlen Band IV; 1991
 

This series of four "Leidensweg" books (bands) © Donauschwaebische Kulturstiftung.
Purchased through:
Arbeitskreis Donauschwaebischer Familienforscher (AKdFF)
Goldmuehlestrasse 30
71065 Sindelfingen, Germany

or...

Heimat Publishers, contact Frank Schmidt
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Scarborough, Ontario,
CANADA M1M 1E3


Emigrants From The West-German Fuerstenberg Territories (Baden and The Palatinate) To America and Central Europe

by Clifford Neal Smith
German-American Genealogical Research - Monograph Number 9

Clifford Neal Smith's primary goals has been to rescue buried data pertaining to 18th- and 19th-century Germany emigration and make it available to researchers.

Smith's German-American Genealogical Research  Monographs, from which we have reprinted this booklet, was an important instrument for achieving that objective. Smith's list of emigrants from Fuerstenberg is based on a 1937 article by Hermann Baier that compared emigration patterns from that principality over three widely scattered years. Most of the emigrants who did not go to America traveled instead to Hungary, from which their descendants might have later left for the U.S.  For each individual, this work gives name, place of origin, year of emigration, destination (if known), source, and such comments as name of spouse, place or date of marriage, whether married before, name of parent(s), and so forth.  0806352515


[Published 2004 at DVHH.org by Jody McKim Pharr]

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