> Do you think it was the young men of the village being drafted who fathered
> these children? Or was it soldiers from other towns, stationed (for what
> reason?) in the area, getting cozy with the local girls? Anyone know
> anything about the reasons and logistics of this draft, to shed some light?
> Julie Michutka
I suspect it was primarily local boys saying goodbye, but that is only a
guess. A garrison town would, of course, be different.
Thanks for your answer, Julie. You make it worth the while to look at
1815 the second treaty of Paris ended the Napoleonic war. Hungary lost
around 350,000 soldiers during this war (not Autria-Hungarian, but
Hungarian, which of course would include the Slovak-Hungarians.) March
1821 A/H (Austro-Hungarian troops attack the revolutionaries in Naples.
4 Apr 1821 King Ferenc orders 28,000 (not 28,500) recruits. THere is no
further mention of war or draft through 1830, and then "the king
sanctioned the laws of the parliment, including chapter 7: the assembly
of 28,000 Hungarian recruits with ten year service time. In case of war
until 2 Oct 1831 an additional 20,000 will be recruited. The same
parliment passed a language law, No. 8: Hungarian is the official
language for government. After 1834 no one can practice as a lawyer
unless they master Hungarian.
Some terms from this Hungarian book written in German:
de genere von dem Geschlecht from the family
d.R. der Reserve the reserves
Gr. Graf Count
Gren. Gerenadier a typ of soldier
honve'd national guard
Honvhptm. Honvedhauptmann Nat'l Guard Captain
Hu.,hu. Husar and variations, a type of soldier
Inf. Infanterie infantry
Kav. Kavallerie cavalry
slov. Slovakisch Slovak (language or person)
An American book on Hungary states "Metternicht quelled the popular
uprisings in Piedmont and Naples in 1820 and 1821. Vienna demanded
35,000 Hungarian recruits and ordered the collection of taxes voted by
the Diet 10 years earlier to be collected in silver coins, a de facto
increase of 250 percent."
I promise that is as far as I will digress from direct geneology on this
forum. It strikes me as reasonable to understand the social conditions
Maura, I am glad your health is coming back and the forum is well!