Lifestyles


Agriculture in Surtschin from the book “Surtschin” Ortsbiografie der deutschen Minderheit eines Dorfes in Syrmien By: Michael Schmidt, 1980; translated by Roy Engel, contributed by Eve Brown.

Beschka Vineyards
In Beschka, the wine cultivation was very important. Friedrich Scherer (vgl. Reg. No. 1630) reported that after the grapevines were destroyed in 1890 by the grapevine louse, the farmers, on

 

the advise of Rev. Gretzmacher, took the wild American grapevines (Manticula and Portalis) and grafted them onto the noble European grapevines. These grapevine stocks proved themselves to be resistant to the grapevine louse and the wine cultivation blossomed in Beschka again. According to papers by Peter Ewinger (vgl. Reg. No. 458) about 13,000 hectoliters of wine was produced which according to today’s standards is worth about 2.6 million Deutsch Marks.  Besides that about 1000 hectoliters of Treberschnaps (schnaps made from the skins of grapes) could be distilled annually.
© From the book "History of the Village
God Bless Our Home," Beschka Homeland Book by Peter Lang.  Translated by Brad Schwebler

 


Notable People

Alt, Jakob 1789 - 1872 Syrmien Peterwardein und Neusatz; father of Rudolf von Alt.  Jakob the Elder, (1789, Germany - 1872 Vienna), painter and lithograph; Father of Franz alto and Rudolf of alto studied at the Viennese academy with F. A. Brand and M. von Molitor; created lithographic series works over the Austrian alps and the Danube. Extensive Herbarium (today in the Netherland Federal State Museum).

Alt, Rudolf 1812-1905

Robert Rohr, renown Danube Swabian Music Historian, Composer and Author from Banat, but wrote about musicians from all regions.

Professor Oskar Sommerfeld 1885-1983

 

Gerhard Zeller   Prof. Gerhard Zeller (Austria) Born 1942 in Ruma, Syrmia. Performances as chamber musician and world wide very sought after as accompanist for vocalists. Professor for art classes and tutor for "Lied" interpretation at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts, Graz, Austria. Presentation of the opera of Josef Matthias Hauer and Hans Florey. Since 2001: NOMOS. Gerhard Zeller-Institute for integrated harmony structures.

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Sewing Class in India
Contributed by Hans Kopp, Oct 2007

Sewing Class in India
Contributed by Hans Kopp, Oct 2007

Music School Band in India
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Music School Band in India
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Gym Class in Syrmia
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School Children in India
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Harmonica School
at Christmas in India
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Children drinking soda in India
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Slouther in India
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Card Playing in India
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Leisure time in India
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Soccer Team in India
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Wine Making in India
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Sled ride in India
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