Grafschaft Glatz

 

    

KönigswaldeNeurodeLudwigsdorf

 

Königswalde (Swierki) in 2001

 

translated by Ingrid Seliger, January 2014   

 

Researches in the County of Glatz / Silesia

The ancestors of my mother’s side came from the County of Glatz in Nether Silesia. There I research mainly for the following surnames in the places Königswalde, Ludwigsdorf, Eule, Krainsdorf, Neurode, Seifersdorf, Niedersteine, Rudelsdorf, Tuntschendorf:

LöfflerBaslerBirke

of which I refer in the following pages.

Datas I got from the “Ahnenpass” (a document, which registered the first generations of ancestors, transl.) and also from the filmed church records of the Mormon church and so I could compile a long list of ancestors. I give my thanks especially to the employees of the genealogic research office in Hamm, Bockum-Hövel.

Special informations to the research fields can you find here:

http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Grafschaft_Glatz

http://fgg-glatz.de/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birke

Family Adolf Birke                  Maria Birke and Carl Löffler                 

 

translated by Ingrid Seliger, January 2014

 

You can proove the existence of the Birke (Bürke) family in Rudelsdorf/Tuntschendorf in the years about 1780 to 1930.

Tuntschendorf is situated in the North East of Wünschelburg and on the border in the direction to the Bohemian town of Braunau. My eldest ancestor is Anton Bürke, farmer and cantor of the church in Tuntschendorf.

By chance I got a family tree which was compiled by Paul Schubert and mainly registers the descendents of Anton Birke (born december, 13th, 1858).

It would be nice to come in contact to the descendents of the different branches of the family.

My researches up to now can be selected in the data base.

If there are questions about the family Maria Birke and Josep Neumann I refer to the page

 www.wohlau-steinau.de

Basler

 

farm Basler on the Spitzberg in Königswalde

Basler

My great-grandfather Ernst Basler and his ancestors were at home in Seifersdorf. The place is in the district of Wünschelburg in the area of Glatz and belongs to the parish of Niedersteine.

On november, 19th, 1882 he married Anna Richter from Schönau (area of Braunau, Bohemia) in Königswalde and lived with his family (8 children) on the Spitzberg in Königswalde.

 

 Ernst Basler and Anna Richter with daughter Klara                   

        

        

         

 

 

The surname Basler obviously stands for the place of origin which points to the town of Basel in Switzerland. There you find many people of this surname in the canton of Aargau, which is neighbouring the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Also in the county of Ortenau (Germany, Baden) the name is common.

The name Basler is not mentioned in the “Glatzer Steuer-Rolle” (tax register of Glatz) of 1653. It is unknown whether the family came to the County of Glatz by the German East colonisation or later. I would be glad to come in exchange with other researchers of the name Basler.

My ancestors can be selected in the data base of surnames.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Löffler

 Wedding Josef Löffler and Klara Basler on 10/24/1925                                     My grandfather Josef Löffler, Merchant from Königswalde

 

translated by Ingrid Seliger, January 2014 

 

Löffler

The eldest ancestor, I could find out, was George Lefler who died in 1721. In the church records of Königswalde he is recorded as “gardener and former steward in Königswaldt”, aged 65. The name Löffler, Loeffler, Leffler, Lefler was very common in the former county of Neurode in the places Königswalde, Ludwigsdorf, Eule, Krainsdorf, Neurode. In the “Silesian Name Book” of Hans Bahlow, you find the meaning of the name (“Löffel = spoon, transl.): “The spoonmaker was a (wood)turner, because in the middle ages the spoons were made of wood.”

In the “Glatzer Steuerrolle von 1653 für den Kreis Wünschelburg“ (taxe register of the county of Wünschelburg) Mertin Leffler and Jacob Leffler are registered for the „Dorff Losdorf“ (village of Losdorf), Ludwigsdorf. The “Chronik der Stadt Neurode” (chronicle of the town of Neurode) of Dr. Joseph Wittig (Professor of the Breslau University) mentioned a Jakob Löffler from Hausdorf for the time of 1434 – 1440.

Following a summary of this chronicle:

Löffler by first name

place

period of time

remark

Jakob

Hausdorf

1434 - 1440

first mention of the name

Georg

Buchau

1442

 

Markus

Neurode

1496 - 1498

father of the church

Mattern

Neurode

1504 - 1519

 

Georg

Buchau

1519

 

Georg

Neurode

1570

his sister was married with Valten Reichel

Melchior

Neurode

1600

son of Georg Löffler

Andreas

Neurode

1603 - 1615

 

Matte

Kunzendorf

1605

 

Martin

Neurode

1666

the tailor

Georg

Neurode

1688 - 1703

the grave digger

Hans

Neurode

1691

has leave without permission wood billets

Johann

Neurode

1708 - 1720

a member of city council of Neurode

Georg

Neurode

1708 - 1720

a member of city council of Neurode

Joseph

Neurode

1761

he had a license to brew beer and was owner of three houses

Ludmilla

Neurode

1846

she lived in the street Kirchgasse

Johann

Neurode

1846

he lived in the street Kirchgasse

 

???

Neurode

1884

the house in the Töpfergasse burned in 1884

???

Ludwigsdorf / Eule

1897

School principal and merchant

My Loeffler researches up to now can be selected in the data base.