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Posted: 24 Dec 2012 12:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hammerschmidt, Sigmund, Nahlinger, Breitschopf
Stumbled upon this while looking for something else; years have passed, you you may not even be registered any more. I had relatives from that area, but the surnames were mostly German ones: Breitschopf, Sigmund, Nahlinger. One named Dahl also went by a Czech form, Tahedl. "-ova" is a feminine suffix, and generally reflects a daughter or wife of the person with the root name (my friend Werner Ehrgang, for example, is married to Elena Ehrgangova). Breitschopf was from Hoeritz; Nahlinger was from Christianberg, Sigmund was from Andreasberg.

I visited the area in 1986. Andreasberg was closed to foreigners, because it was now within a military reservation (too bad; it's the village for which I had photos of the farm, and might have been able to make a positive ID). Hoeritz was still a small-but-busy market town, but there were few German-surnamed people left (they had to declare German or declare Czech after the war, and the Germans were invited to leave). The German part of the cemetery was overgrown, and I couldn't find any family graves in the short time I had available. Christianberg was a tiny remnant, largely being redeveloped for week-end cottages for wealthy folks in larger cities.

Wish I could say more. A lot of the genealogic records are at an archive in Trebon, and transcriptions of many documents may be ordered.

D. Hammerschmidt, Minneapolis
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