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Wenzl Janisch (abt 1780) and Elizabeth Janisch Kapaun (abt 1800) Michelsdorf, Bohemia

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Re: Wenzl Janisch (abt 1780) and Elizabeth Janisch Kapaun (abt 1800) Michelsdorf, Bohemia

Posted: 30 Sep 2010 5:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
I want to thank everyone for their responses.

I recently hired a researcher in Michelsdorf. My budget was not very much so the research is limited. Hoping after the first of the year I will be able to afford more. I am posting the research below.

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Kapaun Family in Michelsdorf - Ostrov, Czech


Joseph Kapaun - married to Barbara Pfeifer. The marriage was listed 1 February 1848 in Michelsdorf, Catholic Parish church. It was recorded in Michelsdorf, house No. 175. The groom was cottager (“Hausler” of Michelsdorf, son of Georg Kapaun, retired cottager (Hauslausgedinger”) of Michelsdorf No. 175 and his wife Posalia nee Wabra of Michelsdorf No. 152. He was a Catholic, aged 32 (he would be born around 1816), single. The bride was Catholic, aged 22 (she would be born around 1826), single. She was daughter of Anton Pfeifer, retired farmer (“Bauerausgedinger”) of Michelsdorf Nr. 224 and his wife Barbara nee Schmied of Michelsdorf No. 157.
Source: 1172, fol. 85 - image #01

Between 1848-1850 (secord marriage) no children were born to these parents. Barbara had not even an illegitimate child born from 1847. (It could be a reason for the marriage). Barbara had to die before July 1850 when Joseph remarried.

Joseph Kapaun married Rosalia Springer 30 July 1850 in the Michelsdorf Catholic parish church. The marriage was recorded in Michelsdorf, house No. 175. Joseph was soldier (“Gemainer”) of the 2nd Landwehr Batallion and cottager (Hausler”) in Michelsdorf No. 175, son of George Kapaun, retired cottager (Hauslausgedinger”) in Michelsdorf No. 175 and his wife Rosalia nee Wabra, daughter of a cottager (“Hausler”) of Michelsdorf No. 152. He was Catholic, aged 34 (he would be born around 1816), widower. Rosalia was daughter of Joseph Springer, cottager (“Hausler”0 in Michelsdorf No. 272 and his wife Elisabeth, daughter of Wenzl Janisch, retired farmer (“Bauerausgedinger”) of Michelsdorf No. 259. She was Catholic, aged 26 (she would be born around 1824, single.
Source: 1172, fol. 98 - image #02

Joseph and Rosalia had these children:

Joseph Kapaun, born 27 May 1851 in Michelsdorf No. 175. There was a note “Amerika” at the record. It means he emigrated.
Source: 1169, fol. 143 - image #03

Emilia Kapaun, born 6 July 1853 in Michelsdorf No. 175
Source: 1169, fol. 171 - image #04

Ottilie Kapaun, born 15 April 1856 in Michelsdorf No. 175
Source: 1169, fol. 200 - image #05

Julius Kapaun, born 2 December 1862 in Michelsdorf No. 175
Source: 1170, for. 47 - image #06

Till 1868 no more children were born to these parents. It is interesting that no child was born between 1856-1862. Ottilie died probably before the family ldft for the USA.

Later I looked for ancestor of Joseph Kapaun and Rosalia Springer.

Joseph Kapaun (spelled “Kopaun”) was born 24 July 1816 in Michelsdorf No. 186. His father was Georg “Kopaun”, cottager (“Häußler”) and his mother was Rosalia Wabra, daughter of Anton Wabra, cottager (“Haubler”) in Michelsdorf No. 152.
Note: He was last child of his parents. Between 1817-1825 any siblings of Joseph were not born. (Note: The names Kapaun/Kopaun would be Czech Kapoun originally, the name Wabra could be Czech Vávra originally.)
Source: 1167, fol. 185 and 1168 - image #07

Between 1808 (the marriage of parents) - 1816 these siblings were born:

Franz “Kopaun”, born 15 September 1810 in Michelsdorf No. 186
Source: 1167, fol. 158 - image #08

Theresia “Kopaunin”, born 21 September 1813 in Michelsdorf No. 186
Source: 1167, fol. 172 - image #09

The father Georg “Kopaun” married the mother Rosalia Wabra 15 November 1808 in Michelsdorf. The wedding was recorded in the house No. 186 in Michelsdorf where the groom was from. The groom was son of Anton “Kopaun”, cottager (Haubler”), he was Catholic, aged 26, single.
(Note: His birth record would be found around 1782 in the Dolni Cermna parish where Michelsdorf was included before 1785.) The bride was daughter of Anton Wabra, cottager (“haubler”) in Michelsdorf No. 152. She was Catholic, aged 24, single.
Source: 1171, fol. 33 - image #10

Rosalia Wabra (spelled “Vawra”), the wife of Georg was born 27 November 1758 in Ostrov No. 152 to Anton “Wawra”, cottager (“Haubler”) and Catharina, his wife.
Source: 1167, fo. 8 - image #11

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By the way, I received excellent photo copies of all the documents the information was extracted from.

Hope this helps us to start sorting out these families.

Another one of the goals from doing this research is to find a living cousin in Ostrov.
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