These places of origin were mentioned in Oshkosh
records and I never did any research on them----Slavonia, Koyatonowbolja.
Last month I was contacted by a researcher
from Canada looking for information on the surname PIMISKERN. His
ancestors had gone to Canada after WW II from the village of Kapetanovo. I
searched thru Ellis Island and found Alois PIMISKERN that came from the
village Kapetanovopolje, which is the same name for the German Kapetanovo.
Alois came to America in 1903. He was going to Oshkosh to see his brother
Kantius PIMISKERN at 521 9th Street. On this ship was also the LEHN family
from the same village going to Steelton, PA. During my search I found many
people from this area that went to work in the steel mills at Steelton. I
also found Adel PIMISKERN going to Oshkosh in 1913 to see a
brother-in-law, ? KOLLER?.
Kapetanovo Polje (Kapetanovo), is in
Slavonia. Apparently there was a group of people from the Böhmerwald that
moved to Slavonia.
Other names that came from there include: HABLE, HOPFINGER,
SPANBAUER, KINDERMANN, KÖLBL.
Konrad Pimiskern email@example.com
Pimiskerns were the first "forest rangers" of the Bohemian
Forest. Through a system of canals, sections of wood were floated down to
the Danube and sold as fuel. In the 17th century, there was an economic
crisis in the region resulting from decreased fuel log supply. The land
owners (royalty) determined to do a better job of managing the resource so
they created a royal position called the Pimiskern (steward or keeper (pimis)
of the seeds (kern)). The first Pimiskerns were three brothers Spanbauer. By
Konrad Pimiskern, email Nov. 2003
His surnames include Pimiskern, Spanbauer, Wagner, Reidl,
I did some research and this is what I found:
||TO SEE WHAT RELATIVE
||433 8th street
||531 9th street
||Th. Hopfinger, 433 8th
||brother Kölbl, 433 8th
||Th. Hopfinger, 433 8th
From this website:
Geography of the Region
Slavonia (Serbo-Croatian Slavonija, Hungarian Szlavónia)
is in present-day northeastern
History of the Region
Slavonia was part of the duchy of Croatia-Slavonia, which
accepted the king of Hungary as its
overlord as of 1102 AD. Croatia had two bans who were rulers
representing the king: one for
Croatia proper and one for Slavonia, which also had its own diet. Over
time, however, Slavonia,
with the nearby direct influence of Hungary, grew closer to Budapest and
after 1442 started
sending its deputies to the Hungarian diet. Eventually, this caused it to
lose its distinct status.
Slavonia included the city of Zagreb, where a Roman
Catholic diocesan see had been established
in 1093. It was subordinated to the Hungarian archdiocese of Kalocsa.
Like most of its neighbors, Slavonia was conquered by the
Ottoman Empire during the 16th century.
In the Habsburg advance following the Ottoman retreat from Vienna, most of
Slavonia fell to them and
was confirmed by the peace signed at Sremski Karlovci (Karlowitz) in 1699.
The rest of Slavonia was
added at the Peace of Pozarevac (Passarowitz) in 1718. As the region
was now depopulated, the
Habsburg authorities encouraged emigration from other parts of their
Empire; thus did Slavonia become
part of the Danube-Swabian migration.
After the First World War, Slavonia was ceded from Hungary
to the newly-formed Yugoslavia as part
of the Treaty of Trianon (June 4, 1920). It was not absorbed back into
Hungary during the years 1941-44
as other neighboring regions were. Following the Second World War,
Slavonia with Croatia,
Austrian Dalmatia, southern Istria and southern Baranya, but not Syrmia (Srem),
state of Croatia within the Yugoslavian nation. As of May 19, 1991, these
areas, including Slavonia, became the new nation of Croatia.
Gajger (Geiger), Vladimir. Die Kolonisation der Deutschen. Die
Dakovo/Djakowo, Slawonien und der Umgebung (Djakowschtina). [E: The
colonisation of the Germans. The settlement of ....., Slavonia and area.....]. 54
pages. (Djakowo und seine
Umgebung. 3, 1985). Standort/Library:
Weber, Jakob, Erwin Englert. Hrastovac - Eichendorf, eine
deutsche Siedlung in Slavonien.
[E: .........a German settlement in Slavonia]. 1955, Ried/Innkreis, OÖ,
privately printed/reprinted 1985. 47 pages, village map. Contact: Darlene
Dimitrie, P.O. Box 1607,
Room B8, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N8S 3L3.
Website of a researcher for the area: http://www.milleker.org/dvhh/hrastovac/index.htm
surnames page http://www.chem.wayne.edu/~hbs/Hrastovac/Surnames.htm
KAPETANOVO POLJE, 250 pop, 58 households from
from Bjelovar's archive.
The population number is from 1948.
Hello Slavonia researchers:
The Slavenian's German year book of 1942 by Branimir Altgayer lists the
following villages and the origin of most of their German inhabitants.
Palesnik and Herzegovac from Galizien
Gasinici, Djakovacki Selci, Uljanik, Bokane, Ceralije, Rijenci from
Kapetanovo, Strizicevac, Filipovac, Toranj, Dobrovac, Mrzla Voda, Kutina
Pakracki Antunovac from the German language island around Pressburg.
Several Boehmerwald names in these villages that show up in Ellis Island.
But they don’t go to Oshkosh.
Kutina----Kindermann to Dayton and Illinois
Heinrich Rausch from Strizicevac to
Milwaukee in 1920 per Ellis island left brother Johann in Kapetanovopolje from country SHS ????---Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and
Slovenes. Croat = Hrvatska.