Re: Surname Klipsch from "Frank"
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Diane T <mzplum_2000@y...> wrote:
>of Klipsches in Germany.....but the brick wall I'm up against is
> Many thanks, Frank K.....
> for the info on the surname Klipsch. I suspected there were lots
finding some in Weisskirchen/Bela Crkva, and their migration to the
U.S. I only wish I'd paid more attention, as a child, when my mother
spoke of her dad and what she knew about his family and emigration.
She's been gone for 40 years now, and my memory is so shot full of
holes, not only do I NOT remember things, but even remember things
that never happened!!!! heheh
Bela means 'white' and crkva means 'church' in Serbian language.
Bela Crkva was located 46 miles east of Beograd (Belgrade) and 38
miles east of Pantschowa/Pancsova/Pacevo, Serbia and is at the current
border with Romania.
How are you ? English
Wie geht es Ihnen ? German
Hogy Van ? Hungarian
Ako sa más^ ? Slovak
Jak se máte ? Czech
Kako ste ? Croatian/Slovene
K A K C T E ? Serbian/Macedonian (Cyrillic)
After WW I peace treaty (1920) Hungary lost Banat region and
Transylvania to Romania.
Romanian is not a Slavic language but a Romance language like
How are you ?
Come sta ? (I)
Ce mai faceti ? (R)
Comment ca va ? (F)
There were 3 million Germans living in Yugoslavia after WW II.
Many were Donauschwabens who had been there for hundreds of years.
The Communist Yugoslavs under Marshal Tito expelled them all back to
Germany and executed some.
Many Donauschwabens fled for their lives back to Germany.
>many from Germany in the 17th and 18th c. Expect there are many
> On Fri, 08 Aug 2003, "Frank" <frankur@a...> wrote:
> "445 surnames Klipsch are listed in the rootsweb.com gedcom files,
hundreds of surnames Klipsch living in Germany.
>families from German-speaking states to the areas of the former
> The Donauschwaben refers to large-scale migration of individuals and
Austro-Hungarian Empire reconquered from the Ottoman Empire during
during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Many, if not all of these
migrants emigrated out of the areas of the ancient Suebi (Swabian) and
Alemannic regions centered around Stuttgart and encompassing portions
of modern Baden-Württemberg, Alsace, Lorraine, and Switzerland. Others
hailed from Austria, other places in the Austro-Hungarian Empire or
> These migrants often set out from the cities of Ulm or Günzburg
> traveling along the Danube River or on it via the famous "Ulmer
> Schachtel" (Ulm Crates or barges).
> Frank K"
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