The German Immigrants from Veszprém County, Hungary

GERMAN-HUNGARIAN ANCESTORS?

  • Did they come from Veszprém County, the Bakony Forest near Lake Balaton?
  • Curious about their history and circumstances?
  • Want to know how they came to Hungary, what they found there and how they lived?

A new book has been published for you and your family

The German Immigrants from Veszprém County, Hungary

by Ernest Chrisbacher
Published by Gateway Press Inc., August, 2005, 362 pages, soft cover


                           
Contents:
      • ETHNIC GERMANS OF VESZPRÉM COUNTY
      • GERMAN COLONIZATION IN HUNGARY - ORIGINS
      • TRANSITIONS, STRUGGLES & HARDSHIPS
      • GERMAN VILLAGES OF VESZPRÉM COUNTY - MAPS
      • LIFE IN THE GERMAN VILLAGES
      • EXODUS - A BETTER LIFE IN AMERICA
      • THE TRAUMA OF WORLD WAR TWO - ETHNIC CLEANSING
      • IMMIGRANTS LIST & PERSONAL ACCOUNTS
                   
More than 2,000 names of settlers in the early 1700s & their origins.
 
Over 4,000 names of immigrants to the USA between 1890 and 1960.

                           
                   
                                                                                                      SYNOPSIS OF BOOK

VILLAGES SETTLED BY GERMANS

FAMILY NAMES OF THE IMMIGRANTS



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    SYNOPSIS
         

From 1890 to World War One, approximately 20,000 to 23,000 poor German peasants emigrated from Veszprém County, Hungary to the United States of America to escape the dire economic conditions prevailing there during those years.  Some of them returned to their homes in Hungary after a few years, having earned enough money to pay off their debts and buy some land.  But many stayed here, married, and started new lives and new families.

Reduced immigration quotas enacted by Congress after World War One acted to curtail the number of foreigners traveling to America in the period up to World War Two.  The estimated number of Veszprémer Germans coming here during that period is only 2,000 to 4,000.

Another 5,000 German farmers fled Veszprém County at the end of World War Two to escape the reputed brutality of the advancing Russian Army.  Then, as a result of the Allied determinations at the Potsdam Conference, 10,000 to 15,000 devastated German villagers from Veszprém County were deported in the period from 1946 to 1948 by the Hungarian Communists.  They were forced from their homes overnight with little notice, herded into railroad boxcars with only the clothes on their backs and whatever food and possessions they could carry; and shipped unceremoniously in the cold of winter to Austria or East Germany, where they lived in concentration camps until they could find jobs.  Some of them managed to cross the border to West Germany and eventually found their way to the USA or Canada.  A few more Veszprémer Germans escaped their Hungarian homeland during the 1956 revolution.

All told, during the period from 1890 to 1960, the author has estimated that between 25,000 and 30,000 German people from Veszprém County found better lives in America.  The descendants of these immigrants now number about 250,000 to 300,000, most of whom know little or nothing of their ancestry or the tribulations, struggles and hardships faced by them over the past three-hundred years. 

This book has been written to fill a void in that knowledge, and to preserve the history of the relatively small ethnic group of mostly poor German peasants variously known as the Bakony Germans, the Veszprémer Ungarn Deutschen (Hungarian Germans), and the Danube Swabians of Veszprém County.

To complete this book the author has conducted extensive research into the background of the Veszprémer Germans, and presents herein the early history of the Bakony Forest area in Hungary where they colonized and settled, a region almost completely destroyed during the Turkish wars of the 17th Century, and further devastated immediately thereafter by the Hungarian rebels seeking to free Hungary from German Habsburg rule.  The German resettlement of the wasted areas following those periods of destruction is thoroughly covered together with the occupations of the new colonists, their agriculture, industry, architecture, village culture, socio-political and economic aspects of their lives, and abbreviated histories of the approximately ninety villages in which they lived.  Approximately 4,000 known Veszprémer German immigrants who left their poverty-stricken villages to come to the USA have been identified and listed alphabetically by surname in a computer database with pertinent information including names, birth dates, parents, home villages and other attributes.  Locations in the USA where the immigrants congregated are discussed together with churches they attended, organizations and societies they formed and the types of work they performed.

Finally, in an effort to determine specific European places of origin of the early Germanic colonists in Hungary during the late 17th century and the early 18th century, research has been conducted in the literature and in early marriage registers maintained by the Roman Catholic Churches of the villages that they colonized. A list of these recorded findings is presented alphabetized by surname.

 It is hoped that this work will provide sufficient information to enable the researcher to easily locate the birth villages of his Veszprémer German ancestors and learn about their lives and the places they occupied in the historical context of the region.  References to the lists of origins herein should enable the family researcher to determine in general terms from where in the German-speaking lands his Veszprém County ancestors came, and with further research, specific places of origin might be found.




    VILLAGES SETTLED BY THE GERMANS

Acsteszer Bakonyszucs Fenyofo Magyarpolany Sur
Ajka Balatoncsicso Ganna Marczalto Szapar
Ajkarendek Balinka Guttamasi Marko Szentgal
Aka Band Gyarmat Nagyesztergar Szentjakabfa
Bakonybel Barnag Gyertyankut Nagytevel Szoc
Bakonycsernye Bazsi Gyulafiratot Nagyvazsony Tes
Bakonygyepes Beb Harsagy Németbanya Tosokberend
Bakonygyirot Borzsavar Herend Noszlop Totvazsony
Bakonyjako Csabrendek Hidegkut Nyirad Ugod
Bakonykoppany Csatka Homokbodoge Olaszfalu Urkut
Bakonykuti Csehbanya Iharkut Orvenyes Varoslod
Bakonynana Csekut Isztimer Palihalas Varpalota
Bakonyoszlop Csesznek Jasd Papa Veszprem
Bakonypeterd Cseteny Kajar Papakovacsi Veszpremfajsz
Bakonypoloske Csot Kardosret Papanyoger Veszpremvarsany
Bakonysag Doba Kislod Papateszer Vorosto
Bakonysarkany Dobronte Kolontar Penzeskut Zingertal
Bakonyszentivan Dudar Korisgyor Porva Zirc
Bakonyszentkiraly Enying Lajoskomarom Pula
Bakonyszentlaszlo Epleny Lokut Rede
Bakonyszombathely Farkasgyepu Lazi Romand






          FAMILY NAMES OF THE IMMIGRANTS


Albert
Albrecht
Alich
Altmann
Amberg
Ament
Andl
Amrein
Angermann
Ansmann
Antmann
Auer


Auerbach
Arnhoffer
Atch
Augustin
Babernits
Babits
Bacher
Bachstetter
Baier
Baldizsar
Bambek
Barath
Bauer
Bauernhuber
Baumann
Baumgartner
Bauss
Beck
Belafi(Albert)
Berger
Bergmann
Bernauer
Bertalan
Bieber
Biedl
Bier
Bierbaum
Bildner
Billig
Binder
Birkner
Birnstingl
Biro
Bistritz
Bittmann
Blesinger
Blessing
Blumenschein
             (Virag)
Bogacser
Bohrer
Bolczer
Bolinger
Boltz
Brandle
Brandstetter
Brantner
Braun
Bremus
Brenner
Brotschol
Brunner
Buchinger
Buchwald
Burger
Burghardt
Butz
Cher
Chrisbacher
Christof
Csanitz
Cseh
Csider
Czaun
Czeiner
Czimmermann
Czipf
Dax
Devald
Dewald
Dinger
Dox(Dachs)
Dreier
Drexler
Dubits
Duelk
Eberhardt
Eckert
Edel
Edlinger
Eggert
Ehmann
Eichinger
Eigner
Einreinhofer



Eisele
Eisenbart
Eisenbeck
Eisinger
Eisler
Ekes
Em
Embrich
Endresz


Englert
Eppinger
Erhard
Ernhoffer
Ersek
Ertl
Eslinger
Estener
Eszlinger
Etlinger
Etzl
Evert
Falmann
Farkas
Feger
Feher
Feith
Felber
Ferber
Fertig
Fiedler
Finger
Firtl
Fischer
Fix
Fleckenstein
Fleischhacker
Foczman
Fodi
Fodor
Foelding
Foelker
Forsthofer
Forsthuber
Fortenbacher
Frank
Franz
Frei
Freier
Freiler
Freuer
Freund
Fries
Fritsch
Froehlich
Fuchs
Fuersatz
Fuit
Furst
Furtenbacher
Gabriel
Gall
Galler
Gantner
Gardner
Gartner
Gaschler
Gasso
Gauger
Gaugler
Geier
Geiger
Geist
Gerdenitz
Gerlach
Germann
Gersperger
Gervald
Geyer
Giron
Glaser
Gleschitz
Gletner
Glueck
Goetz
Graczer
Graf
Gratzel
Greenwald
Griesbacher
Grim
Grimmayer
Grisbacher
Grissler
Grob
Groeber
Gross





Grosswald
Grosz


Gruber
Gruenwald
Grull
Grumiger
Gruninger
Gulrich
Gut
Gyoergy
Haak
Haas
Haberl
Hader
Hagel
Hahn
Haithmar
Haker
Hakstuhl
Hall
Halvachs
Hammer
Hanich
Hanker
Happel
Hari
Harninger
Hartman
Hartvig
Hauck
Hauser
Heberling
Hedli
Heesh
Hegman
Heidinger
Heimbeck
Heiser
Heisler
Heitmar
Heizer
Held
Hellebrand
Heller
Henn
Henrick
Herber
Herbert
Hermann
Hero
Herold
Hersner
Herzog
Hessler
Hesz
Heusler
Higl
Hilbert
Hiro
Hirschmann
Hock
Hoffer
Hoffmann
Hoffner
Hofstetter
Holczer
Holdinger
Hollinger
Hollonics
Holzer
Holzinger
Holzmann
Hook
Hopp
Hoppel
Horninger
Hornung
Horvath
Hotz
Huber
Hubert
Huelber
Huell
Hufnagel
Huiter
Humpf
Hutter
Hutvagner
Igesch
Illess
Imhof
Inhoff
Istenes
Jacob
Jaeger
Jager






Janetz


Janitz
Jiling(Yuelling)
Julink(Jiling)
Jung
Kaiser
Kallan 
Kalmar
Kanczler
Kantor 
Kanzler
Karfner

Karl
Karli
Karlman
Karolyi
Karpl
Kasler
Katzianer
Kaufmann
Kauker
Kehrle
Keller
Kepes(Bildner)
Kerfer
Kerner
Kerper
Kerschner
Kersteuer
Kerstner
Kertesz
Keszler
Kila
Kilian
Kirchgessner
Kirchner
Kirschner
Kirschteuer
Kisch
Kislinger
Kizlinger
Klauz
Klein
Kleinhans
Klemens
Klesitz
Klettner
Knau
Kneis
Knolmayer
Koch
Koeltl
Koerper
Koger
Koller
Kolmar
Koltai(Kungl)
Koncz
Koppenberger
Korbel
Kosmann
Kovacs
Kovi
Kozma
Krabatz(Kravath)
Kraft
Kraml
Kramlik
Krammer
Krautheim
Krauz
Krebs
Krein
Kreiner
Kreitner
Kreps
Krichardt
Kricker
Kricner
Krieg
Kripli
Kristbacher
Kriszt
Krug
Krull
Kuczler
Kugler
Kuhn
Kuhnert
Kundrath
Kungl
Kunkle
Kunszt
Lackner
Laibl
Lakner






Lambert


Lanczer
Landsdorfer
Lang
Lautner
Leber
Lebzelter
Legat
Leibl
Leiner
Leiszner
Leitner
Leitold
Lekner

Lenart
Lencz
Lenner
Lennert
Lentner
Leskovics
Libisch
Lichtenberger
Licsauer
Ligman
Link
Lipp
Listner
Litschauer
Litter
Lockner
Lohinger
Lohn
Lorber
Lorbert
Lovasi(Pfeer)
Ludwig
Mackl
Madits
Madl
Magas
Magik
Mahek
Maher
Mahig
Mahl
Mai
Maier
Mailinger
Mainzinger
Majer
Makl
Mandl
Manner
Mar
Marhoffer
Markstein
Markus
Marosi(Maar)
Mars
Martenkovics
Marx
Massi
Mater
Matheis
Matits
Maurer
Mayer
Meckler
Mehreider
Mehringer
Meiczinger
Meidl
Meilinger
Meinczinger
Meizinger
Mekler
Menyhart
Mereiter
Mergl
Meringer
Merkel
Meszaros
Metzger
Meyer
Meyerhoffer
Mick
Miller
Millner
Mireider
Mirkli
Mitch
Mits
Mitsch
Mittel
Molnar
Moor





Moser


Moskovits
Mueller
Muellner
Muller
Nagy
Nakovics
Navratil
Nemeth
Neubauer
Neuhauser
Neumann
Nick
Niebauer
Nigo  
Nik

Nimsz
Nistinger
Noe
Noller
Novak
Novotni
Nyers
Nyul
Obermeyer
Offner
Olah
Omischl
Opitz
Orban
Oremus
Oswald
Pacher
Palkovics
Palzer
Pammer
Panhuber
Papp
Patscher
Paulich
Pazler
Peidl
Pek
Pelzmann
Penk
Penkler
Perger
Pesovar
Peternich
Peternits
Petersell
Peuermeister
Pfarrer
Pfartz
Pfeffer
Pfeer(Lovasi)
Pfeiffer
Pichler
Pidl
Pieller
Pihoker
Pilk
Piller
Pincz
Ping
Pinter
Pitman
Pitner
Pittman
Pittner
Pitzer
Plauk
Plesinger
Poetl
Pogacher
Polauf
Polcer
Polczer
Pold
Polgar
Polt
Poltl
Poltz
Polzer
Pongracz
Ponstengle
Poosch
Popp
Porr
Potoki
Praczko
Pratschler
Preger
Preininger
Premus
Prenhoffer


Prepsl
Presing


Prevelige
Prevladitz
Primus
Propszl
Proschel
Prostovich
Proszt
Puchinger
Pulcz
Punk
Quagnix
Quelling
Raab
Radics
Raditch
Rady

Raindl
Rankl
Ranstatler
Rausch
Rauscher
Rechner
Redel
Reder
Redl
Redling
Rednagel
Regensburger
Regenye
Rehberger
Reich
Reichardt
Reicher
Reider
Reif
Rein
Reindel
Reindl
Reiner
Reinfels
Reinhardt
Reinwald
Reiser
Reisinger
Reitmajer
Reivald
Reizer
Rekner
Rengert
Renner
Resch
Ressler
Retz
Ricker
Ricsak
Rieder
Riedl
Rieger
Rieter
Ringert
Ripper
Rith
Rodemann
Roehrich
Roesch
Roller
Roll
Roschits
Rosta
Rostasi
Roth
Rothhausen
Rozman
Ruff
Ruisch
Ruizam
Rummel
Rutner
Sabadics
Sabo
Sagh(Schach)
Saibert
Sailer
Sainer
Saller
Salzer
Sambert
Sammer
Sandli
Sandor
Sanko
Sapitz
Satlmaier
Sauer




Sautner


Schabel
Schabitz
Schaefer
Schaierkropf
Schainer
Schalbert
Schaler
Schalk
Schandel
Schandl
Scharf
Scheck
Scheibelhofer
Schell
Scheller
Scher

Scherer
Schiffer
Schiller
Schlecht
Schmidt
Schmierer
Schmitt
Schmittauer
Schnee
Schneider
Schoenig
Schoenwald
Schongrund
Schuett
Schuetzenhofer
Schultz
Schwartz
Schwarzkopf
Schweder
Schweighardt
Schweisgut
Sedlock
Seibed
Seibelhofner
Seibert
Seidl
Seifert
Seiler
Seker
Selinger
Sellencsik
Selthoffer
Sendl
Senft
Shagh
Sheller
Shumody
Sieker
Simon
Sirbek
Smal
Smidla
Smith
Snelpach
Sohn
Soll
Sommer
Sontheimer
Soos
Speckhardt
Spengler
Spitzer
Springmann
Stahl
Stammler
Stark
Staub
Staudinger
Staudt
Steierlein
Steigel
Steigerwald
Steigler
Stein
Steinbach
Steiner
Steinmacher
Steixner
Stenger
Stern
Stier
Stirbek
Stohl
Stolz
Stork
Stradl
Strasser
Straub
Strauss






Strenner
Stribel


Striebl
Strull
Stummer
Stumpf
Stumpfhauser
Sundheimer
Supan
Sveighardt
Szabaditsch
Szabo
Szadmari
Szalay
Szallasy
Szaller
Szalomon
Szalzer
Szam
Szautner
Szedlmajer
Szeibert
Szeiler
Szeker
Szell
Szellen
Szelthoffer
Szeplabi(Zierfuss)
Szitasi(Seibert)
Szollosi
Szur
Tacacs
Tall
Tanzer
Tax
Tehel
Teiszler
Tekker
Tell
Ter
Teringer
Teuk
Tharmann
Theobold(Tibolt)
Tibolt
Ticser
Tihelka
Tillich
Timar
Timmer
Tinger
Tischner
Tlimmer
Toellt
Toer
Tokacs
Tolnai
Tomor
Torok
Tot
Toth
Tram
Treier
Tremmel
Treuer
Tribel
Triebel
Trimpli
Trobek
Trobert
Troll
Trosits
Trull
Trum
Tuba
Tulk
Tulling
Tunner
Turjak
Udvari
Ujhelyi
Ulrich
Unger
Uregi(Keller)
Urgrovitsch
Uszt
Vaczko
Vaday
Vagner
Vago
Vaics(Veiss)
Valdinger
Valint
Varga
Vas
Vasko






Veigl

Veiland

Waldinger

Waldmann


Waller
Waltner
Walzer
Was
Weber
Weckerle
Wegele
Wehrer
Weibel
Weichsel
Weidinger
Weiland
Weilandics
Weiler
Weinbel
Weingartner
Weinhart
Weinreich
Weiss
Wellner
Welsenbach
Wenczel
Wendel
Werb
Werer
Werger
Wess
Westergam
Weyland
Wieland
Wieser
Wiest
Will
Willand
Willmann
Winchigl
Windel
Windisch
Windischman
Wingelmann
Wingle
Winkelmann
Winkler
Winter
Wisinger
Wittman
Wizer
Woits
Wolf
Wolfinger
Wolstrommer
Wolz
Wurst
Zachkos
Zaun
Zierfuss
Zettlinger
Zimmer
Zingieser
Zipf
Zsoder
Zvieszler
Zwicker
Zwiezler
Zzollosi



 


        





   
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