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Protestant neighbor villages in the Batschka

Some hints and links to researchers:

There were 9 Protestant parishes founded in the Batschka 1784-1787 (see table below). There were many marriages between people of these villages and you may want to look at them too. Later people from Torschau settled in other neighbor villages and more distant villages (like Betschmen or Schidski Banovci in Syrmia or even Russia).

Protestant parishes in the Batschka
Foundation YearParishLutheranReformed
1784Torschau++
1785Tscherwenka++
1785Neuwerbaß++
1786Bulkes+-
1786Kischker+-
1786Schowe-+
1786Sekitsch+-
1786Siwatz-+
1787Jarek+-
Source: Georg Wild: "Die deutsche evangelische Kirche in Jugoslawien 1918-1941" München 1980

Just one example:
In the Lutheran church books of Altker, another village in the Batschka, (available on LDS microfilm #1346128 and #1346129) 1836 marriages can be found during 1849-1944. Out of this 3672 persons there were 1253 (that's 34.1%) from the above 9 villages:

number of persons village
593(16.1%)  Kischker
194(5.2%)  Torschau
166(4.5%)  Bulkes
122(3.3%)  Schowe
70(1.9%)  Werbaß
62(1.7%)  Tscherwenka
21(0.6%)  Sekitsch
17(0.5%)  Jarek
8(0.2%)  Siwatz


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