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Subject: BB Newsletter No. 142 dtd July31, 2005
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 07:13:08 EDT
THE BURGENLAND BUNCH NEWS -No. 142
DEDICATED TO AUSTRIAN-HUNGARIAN BURGENLAND FAMILY HISTORY
(Our 10th Year- Issued monthly as email by )
July 31, 2005
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This first section of our 2-section newsletter concerns:
1. Those Germanic-Hungarian Family Names-Fritz Königshofer
2. Auswanderung Book Available From Burgenländische Gemeinschaft
3. Genealogy Service Offered
4. Nicknames (Spitznamen) In Early Church Records
5. Problem With Early Latin Script
6. Website Concerning German Migration To The East
7. Sharing Genealogical Data
8. Records For Village Of Edlitz
1. THOSE GERMANIC-HUNGARIAN FAMILY NAMES-(from Fritz Königshofer)
Matt Boisen poses the following questions to Fritz Königshofer: My great
grandfather Franz Boehm was born in Redlschlag in 1846. The Boehms were/are
German-speaking Catholic peasants in that area. My question is: Since the family
name "Boehm" indicates someone from Bohemia, what is the most likely possibility
of its origin:
1. Were they German Bohemians or were they Czechs, who migrated to Hungary?
2. When did Bohemians migrate to this area: before or after the Thirty
Year's War or more recently?
3. Was that part of Hungary considered Protestant in the majority?
Fritz replies: Your questions required some reflection in order for me to
Since many ethnicities lived relatively close together in Middle Europe, all
languages there have formed last names to describe persons from these other
ethnicities. You are right, Böhm or Böhmer would be the last name of a person
who, in a German speaking environment, was known (at a time when last names
were formed) to have come from Bohemia. Other similarly formed German last names
are Unger, Bayer, Türk, Krobath, Krainer or Schweitzer. In comparison,
Hungary formed the last names Németh (the German), Horváth (the Croat), Tóth (the
Slovak or the Slovenian), Racz (the Serb), Török (the Turk), Lengyel (the
Pole), and similar, and so did other languages present in the region.
My theory is that these names were given to single people who stood out in
their new communities as "foreigners." Therefore, I would not believe that a
name like Böhm was given wholesale to all inhabitants of a new settlement of
"immigrants." Rather, these were individuals in (for them) new communities. I
remember, in my high school class in Graz, Austria, we had a fellow student who
had been born in then Czechoslovakia. Over time, we gave him the nickname
Chekerl, because of his country of birth. By the way, I was also born in
Czechoslovakia, but received my nickname due to my small stature (another way in
which about 700 years ago last names were created, refer to Klein, Schmal, and
Gross). The famous Styrian poet Peter Rosegger described his youth as a tailor
apprentice in his home village in mountainous northeastern Styria. His master
faced competition by "the Bohemian tailor." This then must have been a
craftsman who had come all the way from somewhere in Bohemia trying to make a living
in a foreign place (for him) like Styria.
Craftsmen often moved around a lot. Perhaps there were many of them in the
original group that received the ethnic last names when last names were
created. In your case, the only thing one can surmise with some probability is that
some way back in the left (all male) line of your family tree, there was a
person who originally hailed from Bohemia, but had traveled to and settled in an
ethnic German environment which was not in Bohemia. Since the population of
Bohemia was mostly ethnic German and
ethnic Czech (about 50/50), this original receiver of a last name may himself
have been ethnic German or ethnic Czech. In the case of the Rosegger story,
one would assume that the "Bohemian tailor" was a Czech,
whereas my school colleague was from an ethnic German background.
In my opinion, it does not matter anyhow, as this would just be one very
long ancestral line of yours which probably for all successive generations lived
and married in an ethnic German environment (as was
Redlschlag and environs). Last names in Middle Europe were mostly formed
between about 1250 and 1400. However, in my opinion, an ethnic name like Böhm
might still have formed much later, perhaps even until the 1600s, for the
reasons I outlined above, especially when the original last name (perhaps being
Czech) was too difficult to maintain in the foreign environment.
I would venture that as a result of many generations you have mostly ethnic
"German" blood in your veins, and most likely more Hungarian and Slovenian
blood mixed in than Bohemian. Think of a melting pot.
As for your question on religion, the vast majority in Hungary, and equally
in former Western Hungary (now Burgenland) were Roman-catholic. However,
Lutheranism held on tenaciously during the time of repression of all other creeds in
the age of Counter-Reformation. Religious tolerance was eventually decreed
in Austro-Hungary in the 1780s. Redlschlag is one of the rather few places in
southern Burgenland with a predominantly Lutheran population. Keep in mind in
your search that vital events for Lutherans
were recorded in the Roman-catholic records until the establishment of
religious tolerance and re-creation of Lutheran parishes. To give you an idea of
the strength of the various religions in former Vas county of
Hungary (when Redlschlag was still part of this county), the census of 1910
recorded 75% Roman-catholics, 20% Lutherans, 3% Calvinists, and 2% Jews.
2. AUSWANDERUNG BOOK AVAILABLE FROM BURGENLÄNDISCHE GEMEINSCHAFT
There are two books that I always recommend to those interested in the
Burgenland and Burgenland emigration to the Americas. Only one is in English (Dr.
Andrew F. Burghardt's "Borderland -A Historical And Geographical Study Of The
Burgenland-1962, University of Wisconsin Press) and it is long out of print.
Copies may be available at large libraries or through the inter-library loan
plan. I acquired my copy by placing an order through UMI-Books On Demand
The other book ("Die Amerika Wanderung der Burgenländer", Dr Walter
Dujmovits, 1992, 2nd revised edition, Verlag Desch-Drexler) is in German and is still
available from the office of the Burgenländische Gemeinschaft in Güssing,
Austria. Price is $22 surface mail or $28 airmail. Payment may be made by personal
check and the address is Burgenländische Gemeinschaft, Hauptplatz 7, 7540
Güssing, Austria. While in German, many of the lists, photos, etc. are easily
understood. If you wish to leave your descendants the background story of your
immigrant ancestor's migration, buy this book.
Other books (mainly in German) and published source material may be found in
the newsletter archives available from the BB homepage.
3. GENEALOGY SERVICE OFFERED
(ED note: The BB has not investigated this service nor can we offer an
opinion. We publish the contact strictly as information for our readers. If
interested we suggest you visit the website.)
Gene Hall of Family Trackers writes: I just visited your (BB) web site and
believe that your members would also be interested in FamilyTrackers World
Genealogy Exchange located at . . .
FamilyTrackers automatically matches genealogists' searches with current and
future publications, distant relatives, genealogy societies, professional
genealogists, and discussion groups. The site specializes in accurate searches
that produce a manageable number of hits.
Societies and professionals can promote their services on the site, publish
small lookups or large projects for distribution to a world-wide audience.
Publishers continue to own copyrights to their published materials and set their
own prices (or distribute for free). Membership, searching, and publishing are
free on FamilyTrackers.
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4. NICKNAMES (SPITZNAMEN) IN EARLY CHURCH RECORDS
I was scanning some pre-1828 Heiligenkreuz church records and I ran across
"Stöffl" a strange first name. I concluded that it was one of those nicknames
used to differentiate between the many duplicated given names. If you encounter
the same thing, you might consider this before establishing another family
group. I queried Fritz Königshofer for verification and below is his answer:
"There is no doubt about the Stöffl. I have found that in old times (before
priests and the population became used to the requirements of formality),
nicknames were used in documents for first names, such as Stöffl for Stefan, Gangl
and Gängl for Wolfgang, Hans or Hanss for Johann, etc. The practice was only
abandoned in the 19th century."
5. PROBLEM WITH EARLY LATIN SCRIPT
My family history Latin is limited, but generally suffices. However when it
is written in old German script containing abbreviations as well, it can be
most troublesome. This one was from the Catholic Church in Heiligenkreuz before
the Edict of Toleration, so Lutherans were still being baptized and married by
Catholic priests. I sent one record (photo) of this type to Fritz
Königshoffer, his reply follows:
"The record says the following:
[January] 14 copulatus [married] est [is] H[onestus] Juv[enis] Joannes
Perghold Luth. annorum 24 [the honorable bachelor John Berghold, Lutheran, of age
24], cum H[onesta] vidua Zachin, Luth. annorum 20 [with the honorable widow
Zach, Lutheran, of age 20]. Witnesses [can't read the Latin word but
it must mean witnesses... normally called "testes"] Stephanus Trauch et
Michaele Perghold ex Poppendorf [Steven Drauch and Michael Berghold, from
Poppendorf]. Probably all 4 people in this group were from Poppendorf."
6. WEBSITE CONCERNING GERMAN MIGRATION TO THE EAST
Member Diana Roth () writes: You may already know of this
website, but in case you don't, I've sent the link.
On http://www.ungarndeutsche.de, you can find a lot about the history of
German settlers in Hungary and Austria. Under "Gemeinden" - "Herknunftsforschung",
you can find links to literature and general info on when and how German
settlers came to places in Hungary/Austria. The website is in German/Hungarian,
but with Google it is easy to read, as it translates automatically.
Reply: Thank you for the tip. I've researched much of what is available
concerning German emigration to the east but I wasn't aware of this site.
Unfortunately most of the literature mentioned deals with migration further east than
the Burgenland-it includes the Donau Schwabian migration, the Transylvanian
migration, movement to the Batschka, etc. I've concluded that most of the German
movement to the Burgenland area was unrecorded and took place as individual or
family group movement as opposed to the more organized groups mentioned in
the existing literature. There may well have been splinter groups from the
larger migrations. I have also seen German church records (particularly in Bavaria
and the Palatinate) that record "moved to Hungary"-they hardly ever say where.
There are records in Vienna (copied by the LDS) which record the names of
immigrants passing through via the Danube-most settled in points beyond the
Burgenland. Again, thanks for your tip-one never knows when a good clue to this
perplexing question will appear.
7. SHARING GENEALOGICAL DATA
In a message dated 7/10/05, writes: How can I provide the data
I have in the Family Tree Maker ? I offered my help to Frank and John in
return for their efforts and I'm still ready to do so.
Reply: I suppose you mean sharing the genealogical files you have. The BB
doesn't accept such material because we have no way of storing and accessing it.
We would end up with massive files. We operate as a sort of index that readers
can use to contact people who are researching the same families. Many then
exchange what are called Gedcom files-these are files that are recognized by
most genealogical software and can both be created or merged with existing
software files. If you read your FTM instructions they should tell you how to create
a Gedcom file of your data (it's an automatic file generation.) You could
also send an Ahnentafel (ancestor table) that FTM can also generate. I believe
you will find it in the tool bar marked "Books."
Unless Frank (Teklits) or John (Lavendoski) can use your data I doubt if
they'd want a Gedcom file but I'll let them answer. Certainly your willingness to
share data quid pro quo for help you've received is in the spirit of our
organization and we thank you for your offer.
8. RECORDS FOR VILLAGE OF EDLITZ
Rudi Wolfe writes: With reference to the BB newsletter, 141A, Item No 2. I am
in the process of collecting data from the LDS records for the village of
Edlitz. To date, I have reviewed and collected birth and marriage records. This
research is being done in preparation of a village history "Ortssippenbuch" of
my hometown where I lived for my first 20 years. My plan is to record the
village population from the year 2000 as far back as possible.
Frank Teklits was copied and he replied: I have been digitizing the church
records of Szentpeterfa, Vas Megye, Hungary, from 1681 - 1934, since August of
'99, & have another 8-10 months of effort remaining to finish the death
records. All of these records have been donated to the LDS & can be viewed in their
Family History Center Library in Salt Lake City. I have also granted them
"site licenses" for these records to be used for their three downtown SLC
facilities as well as the libraries of Brigham Young University & Univ. of Hawaii.
Ultimately it is their intent, in my opinion, to make these available to the
FHC's worldwide as part of their long range plan of entering the digital era
by phasing out microfilm.
I think that the early church records of Edlitz, 1681 - 1796 are contained
within the church records of Szentpeterfa. There are "spring-clings" of Edlitz
Church records contained in the later years (1796 - 1900's) as well, but they
would have to be extracted piece by piece. You may want to request these from
LDS as a part of your data-collection effort.
Newsletter continues as number 142A.
Subject: BB Newsletter No. 142A dtd July31, 2005
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 07:13:59 EDT
THE BURGENLAND BUNCH NEWS -No. 142A
DEDICATED TO AUSTRIAN-HUNGARIAN BURGENLAND FAMILY HISTORY
(Our 10th Year-10 Pages/2 Email Sections Issued monthly by )
July 31, 2005
(c) 2005 G. J. Berghold-all rights reserved)
* BB PICNIC- AUGUST 7, 2005, TRAPP FAMILY PARK, MINNEAPOLIS (EAGAN), MN
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This second section of our 2-section newsletter concerns:
1. A Burgenland Tale From The Revolution Of 1848
2. A Plea From Our Membership Editor Hannes Graf
3. BB Picnic Notice
4. Aloha And Servus (Hermann Allerstorfer)
5. Cycling In Burgenland
6. Lehigh Valley, PA Ethnic Calendar-August 2005 (Bob Strauch)
7. Recent Immigrant Obits
8. Hawaian Gulasch Party
9. Coplay, PA Saengerbund Celebrates 88th Anniversary
1. A BURGENLAND TALE FROM THE REVOLUTION OF 1848
The following was received from
I am offering this story because it may help other BB members who are
researching their ancestors in Burgenland. If anyone reading this has found a
strange surname on their family tree maybe my story will help solve the problem. My
g-g grandfather, Michael Bamberger, lived in the SeeWinkel village of St.
Andra, but he was not born there. My father said he was a doctor. I found that
he was licensed to practice medicine in Minnesota and that he graduated from
the University of Vienna Medical School, January 1848. A German born coworker
of mine said he must have been one of the "boys of 48". That moniker was
given to the students who participated in the revolutions that started in Paris,
France, and quickly spread to most of the large cities throughout Europe in
In Vienna, the students presented a list of reforms, including a popular
constitution and freedom of the press, to the emperor on March 12, 1848. The
students formed an Academic Legion and clashed with the police. The legion was
supported by the workers and artisans in the city. Teaching was suspended at
the University in May. The Chancellor resigned and the emperor agreed to a
constitution. The fervor of the uprising started to wane when the minister of war
was murdered by the mobs on October 6.
On October 30, 1848, the emperor called in the Imperial army and crushed the
resistance. The students were hopeful that Hungarian troops would come to
their rescue, Hungary being an equal partner in the Empire. The revolution
spread to Hungary where a revolutionary government gained control. The Hungarian
Revolutionary Army never came to the rescue of the students and the Imperial
Army exacted a bloody justice. The students who were imprisoned were forced to
join the army. Many students quickly left the city and returned home. Some
fled to Hungary, out of the reach of the secret police where some of them
joined the Hungarian Revolutionary Army.
It was a mystery to me, as I researched my Bamberger ancestors, why Michael
went to St. Andra to practice medicine. It seemed only logical that he would
have returned to his home in the Pfalz region of Germany after graduation. He
had recently married in Vienna and that might have made Michael decide to stay
there. His wifešs maiden name was Osen, which is Norwegian and definitely
not a Burgenland name (that is another story). Michael might have decided to
practice medicine in Vienna rather than returning to his hometown of Venningen.
That area was still suffering from the "Thirty Year War" and current economic
setbacks. Subsequent research revealed there is a strong indication that
Michael was caught up in the uprising. He received his degree just two months
before the revolt began. Michael and wife Josephine had to run for their lives.
The border with Hungary was not far away; he could set up his practice there
and live in obscurity and safety. The imperial army later put down the
rebellion in Hungary. The citizens of St. Andra may have been happy to have a doctor
in their town and helped him to conceal his true identity.
Both of them may have participated in the Revolution and then fled to
Hungary, along with other students, where the revolutionary government would protect
them. Somehow, they ended up in St. Andra which was then in Hungary. My Aunt
told me Michael had to leave Austria in the dead of night because he had
killed someone. I thought her story was preposterous and discounted it at the
time. Based on research of the 1848 revolution in Vienna, it is possible that
her story has some element of truth. The Austrian minister of War was killed
during the uprising. Maybe Michael was a part of the group that hung the
minister. The murder precipitated the crushing of the revolution and Michael and
his bride did flee for their lives.
There are no records or correspondence to back up this chain of events. The
historical events are fact and Michaelšs sudden appearance in a small village
in Hungary dovetails with these events. Other students may have found refuge
in other towns in what is now Burgenland. If other BB members discover a
strange name on their family tree, maybe that person may have been one of the
"boys of 48".
2. A PLEA FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP EDITOR HANNES GRAF
Hannes just returned from a well deserved vacation. He found a stack of new
member requests and even more address changes, which I had forwarded. Many were
not in the format we ask for. Our Invitation Letter shows how to submit a
membership request-it states:
Furnish (in this order), your name, your email address, your city and state
of residence, your Burgenland family surnames (IN CAPS) being researched,
villages of origin if known and where immigrants settled. Follow this example:
John Doehlmann, ; Toledo, OH. DÖHLMANN, SCHMIDT, Güssing.
NEUBAUER, Eltendorf. Settled in Allentown, PA about 1902. (example is fictitious)
We also ask that changes be made in the same way; giving us old and new plus
full name. We have asked (innumerable times) for address changes to be sent
From "old address" to "new address"-"full name" as shown on membership list.
Sending data in any other form makes us extra work as Hannes writes:
Please include this in next newsletter. To make changes, when I have OLD
ADDRESS and NEW ADDRESS takes 5 seconds. To use a partial name to look for a full
name and then change the address takes 5 minutes or more. For example:
my new address is Sandy
Sandy WHAT??? Sandy WHO??? Sandy WHATEVER!!!
Also to list new Members, when it is in the form of the Invitation Letter,
takes 10 seconds, but to search a couple of paragraphs and restructure the
information, change upper case letters to lower and vice versa, lower case to upper
for FAMILY SURNAME, find the home address, delete "Burgenland, Austria" after
a village name takes 5 to 15 minutes. I laugh about it, but it is a pain.
liebe Grüße, hannes
ED. Note: If you ignore our instructions, we're likely to ignore the change.
3. BB PICNIC NOTICE
Dale Knebel sent Hap Anderson the following:
The Midwest Burgenland Bunch Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, August 7 at
Trapp Farm Park in Eagan, Minnesota. The shelter has been reserved from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, which pays the shelter rental of $128 and
Bring your lunch, eating utensils, and food you wish to share with the group.
Bring your genealogies and any resources that may help people who are
searching for information.
Trapp Farm Park Pavilion
841 Wilderness Run Road (approx. 1/4 mile east of Lexington Ave. on north
side of Wilderness Run Rd.)
Trapp Farm Park's pavilion will comfortably accommodate groups of
approximately 150-200. Restrooms are located at the nearby shelter building. Reservations
at this site include water, electrical outlets, counter space, charcoal grill
and fireplace as well as exclusive use of the nearby sand volleyball court
and horseshoe pit. A playground is connected to the pavilion by a trail system
that runs through the park.
4. ALOHA AND SERVUS (from Hermann Allestorfer)
Hermann writes: Aloha Gerald ! Reading your story "most western
Burgenlaender" I found, that I gave you the wrong web page address. It should say:
We would have liked to get to know you personally in Baden beim Heurigen! I
will come with 6 members of our "Austrian Association of Hawaii" zum
Weltbundtreffen and we always see our good friend Walter Dujmovits (BG president) and
his wife Helene. Twice they have spent a week as guests in our home here in
Hawaii. At one of our club meetings, Walter gave a talk about Andreas Hofer, der
July 18, 2005 we had a school group at the graveside of the Austrian captain
of the Frigate Fasana, Linienschiffskapitain Friedrich Schweisgut. You can
call up our club web page under
http://allerstorfer.com/aha/index.html and read about him. Aloha und Servus,
5. CYCLING IN BURGENLAND
Whike serving in the Air Force in England I toured East Anglia in my free
time using a bicycle. It was a great way to see the country. Cycling (Radfahren)
is very popular in Burgenland, mostly I imagine because the area is still
very rural and biking trails have been provided (with many wine stops!) There are
special maps available which show suggested routes encompassing rest stops
and scenic and historic sites. While some members may be a little too old for a
bike, our younger members may be interested. On one of our visits to the
Burgenland we stayed at a Gasthaus with a biking group-they were having a ball,
exploring the area, stopping at Gasthausen along the way, etc. Recently I
received a newsletter from
One article concerned biking around the Neusiedler See. The tour went through
the national park. It offered seven days at half-pension (2 meals and room)
in a four star hotel with bike rental, maps and wine tasting at 409 Euros per
person (abt $500). There was another along the Wachau of the Danube in Lower
Austria (Landhotel Wachau in Emmersdorf-breakfast only) for 406 Euros.
6. LEHIGH VALLEY, PA ETHNIC CALENDAR-AUGUST 2005 (from Bob Strauch)
July 29-31 Parish Festival. Holy Family R.C. Church, Nazareth.
Entertainment: (Fri.) Friends; (Sat.) Joe Reichel Band; (Sun.) Alpine Express. Info:
Aug. 5-7 Parish Festival & Homecoming. St. Francis of Assisi R.C.
Church, Allentown. Entertainment: (Fri.) Russ Peters Combo; (Sat.) Joe Reichel Band
(also at Polka Mass at 4:30 PM); (Sun.) Joe Wolfer Band. Info:
610/433-6102. (An insider tells me the kitchen will have Gulasch on Saturday and Chicken
Paprikash on Sunday)
Aug. 5-14 Musikfest, Bethlehem. Info: www.musikfest.org.
Aug. 7 Parish Picnic and Homecoming. St. Peter's R.C. Church,
Coplay. Entertainment: (afternoon) Johnny Dee Orchestra; (evening) Frank Paukovits
Band. Info: 610/262-2417.
Aug. 17 Catasauqua German Brass Band Concert, North Catasauqua Borough
Playground, North Catasauqua, 7:15 PM. Rain date Aug. 24.
Aug. 27-28 Oktoberfest 2005. Schnecksville Fire Company, Route 309,
Schnecksville. Sponsored by St. Peter's Evang. Lutheran Church. Entertainment: (Sat.)
Josef Kroboth Orchestra ; (Sun.) Emil Schanta Band. Info: 610/437-5064.
Aug. 27-28 Coplay Communty Days, Coplay Parkway/Saylor Park, Coplay.
Entertainment: (Sat.) Dixieland 5, Tandem; (Sun.) Polka Day: Frank Paukovits Band,
Johnny Dee Orchestra.
A look ahead......
Sep. 4 Parish Picnic, St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Stiles
Sep. 8-11 Oktoberfest. Emmaus Community Park, Emmaus. Sponsored by Lehigh
Sängerbund. Entertainment: (Fri.) Johnny Dee Orchestra; (Sat.) Glenn Miller
Accordian, Emil Schanta Band; (Sun.) Sängerfest with the Lehigh Sängerbund
Chorus and guest choruses from Coplay and Reading, Joe Weber Orchestra. Info:
Sep. 11 Parish Picnic. St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Limeport.
7. RECENT IMMIGRANT OBITS (courtesy Bob Strauch)
* Elizabeth Kurtz, 94, formerly of Allentown, PA died June 29, 2005. She was
the wife of the late Alfred Kurtz. Born in Neuberg, Burgenland, Austria, she
was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Kulovits) Blaskovits.
*Anna K. Nickisher, 93, of Coplay, died July 8, 2005. She was the wife of the
late Julius L. Nickisher, who died Dec. 2, 1984. She was born January 9,
1912, in Gerersdorf, Burgenland, Austria, a daughter of the late Mathias and Anna
(Jost) Kroboth. She emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1922. Her mother lived at Nr.
34, Gerersdorf. In 1902, her 26 year old father Mathias Kroboth came to PA
with 25 year old Martin Spanitz.
*Julius Neubauer, 68, of Allentown, died July 9, 2005. Born in Jakobshof,
Hungary, he was a son of the late Ferdinand and Theresia (Santa) Neubauer.
8. HAWAIAN GULASCH PARTY
The Austrian Association of Hawaii (Formerly Austrian Hawaiian Association)
at 11 Kamanikai Street, Kailua, HI-
URL: http://mysite.verizon.net/allerst/aah/, e-Mail:
Is sponsoring an " Otto Orenstein Gullasch Party " at The Hale Koa Hotel,
2055 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815, Saturday, Aug. 13th 2005 Time: 6 - 6:30 PM
cocktails, 6:30 PM Dinner featuring Wiener Saftgullasch mit Semmelknödel
(Vienna Goulash with Bread Dumpling) and Apfelstrudel. Reservation no later than
August 10th 2005. Hermann Allerstorfer, Bürgermeister
(ED Note: it's doubtful if anyone other than residents of Hawaii will be able
to attend, but if any BB members are vacationing there-who knows! Hawaii
coupled with Gulasch just strikes my fancy! Maybe pineapple strudel as well?)
9. COPLAY, PA SAENGERBUND CELEBRATES 88TH ANNIVERSARY
The Coplay, PA Saengerbund had a SRO crowd June 26 as the club celebrated its
88th anniversary. A concert featured the Coplay Saengerbund Chorus under the
direction of Joseph Weber and the Hianz'nchor, directed by Robert Strauch.
Saengerbund President Fritz Mondschein also welcomed the guest choruses, the
Liederkranz Chorus from Reading and the Lehigh Saengerbund Chorus of Allentown.
The Hianz'nchor, often accompanied by Bob Strauch on the button box
accordion, is based at the Saengerbund. Its members include descendants of Burgenland
immigrants. The choir sang a number of ethnic pieces including "Zwischn
Ostern und Pfingstn" (the Austrian Cuckoo Song), "Hoam sull ma gehn, do sull ma
bleibm," and "Holt's enk z'saumm, es dauat niamma laung."
Outside under the Linden trees, 300 or more people enjoyed the ethnic music
of the Emil Schanta Orchestra while the availability of ethnic Austrian and
German food caused long lines at the two food stands.
END OF NEWSLETTER
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