Joseph Walter (dob 1870) & wife, Rose Essig, from Rozlucz were very likely Austrian German Catholic. The filial RC Parish was in Turka. LDS has not filmed RC Church Registers. I did check Lubaczow Diocese > AGAD (Poland) and found no copy of Turka RC Registers, although they do have a copy of GC records.
According to following map both Rozlucz and Borynia (indicated by FILLED IN BLACK CIRCLES), that Austrian German Catholics attended the Polish RC Church in Turka.http://www.galiziengermandescendants.org/Data/galicia_map_ea...
Lviv Historical Archives or Turka RAHS/РАЦС ????
Email Diana Pelts, Director, and ask whether they have the RC Records for Turka or might they still be in Turka District Archives. Once you ascertain where they are located, you can aways hire a local to do the research on your behalf. That is cheaper than having archives do the research for you.
Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv
3a Soborna sq., 79008 Lviv
Tel.: +380 (32) 235-45-08
Director: Pelts Diana
РАЦС Турківського районного управління юстиції
Львівська область 82500
УКРАЇНА - UKRAINE
Austria-Hungary was a multi-national empire created by the Ausgleich or compromise of 1867. Before 1867 the Empire had been dominated by the Austrian Germans. After defeat in the
Seven Weeks War the Germans were forced to share power with the other major group in the Empire, the Hungarians. 90% of the population of the Austrian half of the Empire was Catholic.
In the Austrian half of the Empire, the power of parliament was restricted by the fact that the government was responsible to the Emperor. He also had control of foreign affairs. The parliament was elected on a limited franchise.
The Austrians made attempts to give their subject nationalities a share in the government of their half of the empire. The peoples controlled by the Austrians were the Poles (who received better treatment than in either Russia or Germany), the Czechs, the Slovenes, the Ruthenians and the Italians.
The problem for the government was that when it introduced reforms to improve minority language or cultural rights, it drew opposition from the Germans and vice versa. This made reform very difficult. There was also a movement among many Germans that wanted to see the creation of a Greater Germany.
In 18th century Austria and Prussia were Germanic States. Germany and Austria as we know today were very different places 200 yrs ago.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/18th_century_history_of_Germany