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Village in Austria?

Village in Austria?

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 4:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Anyone ever heard of village named Shondorf - My spelling is probably incorrect but this is how I heard it pronounced.

I would appreciate any info on it's location in Austria. How far from a major city. I think it is close to the Hungary border

Re: Village in Austria?

Posted: 26 Jan 2009 1:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
mrjaybov

from www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/loctown.htm in Austria
Schandorf
Schmieddorf
Schöndorf
Schöndorf
Schöndorf
Sonndorf
Sonndorf
Zehndorf
Zendorf
Zenndorf
A size of old Austria:
http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/austhung.htm

Re: Village in Austria?

Posted: 27 Jan 2009 1:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
mrjaybov,

Where are you getting this name from?

What is the time frame you are speaking of?

Is there a surname associated with this village? If so what is that surname? What is the given name? Did the subject immgigrate? If so where did they settle? What is the birthdate?

The Austria of today is no comparison to the Austria prior to the end of WW I, 1918. That old Austria was part of Austro-Hungarian Empire, which incl all or parts of modern day Austria, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Czech Rep, Slovakia, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro.... and several of these places had towns/villages which could sound like Shondorf.

Robert

Re: Village in Austria?

Posted: 27 Jan 2009 3:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
My deceased grandparents are from Schondorf. My grandmother spoke Croatian as a first language. She still has a sister who lives there and several niece and nephews. My grandfathers last name was Schomogyi and hers was Rusitar. They came to the states in the 30's. I'm just trying to see if I can meet someone that may know their relatives. I know the village still exists because my mother has been there as recent as 4 years ago.

Re: Village in Austria?

Posted: 27 Jan 2009 7:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Your information points to the town of Schandorf in Burgenland/Austria. A previous other German name for the town was Schöndorf.

When Burgenland was still part of Hungary (till the end of 1921), the official Hungarian name of the town was Csém. The inhabitants were mostly ethnic Croats.

The last name Schomogyi is Hungarian where it was spelled Somogyi.

I guess that the town of Schandorf has a web site where you could try to make contact and hopefully find living relatives. You should also visit the web site of the Burgenland Bunch.

Re: Village in Austria?

Posted: 5 Apr 2009 6:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stefanits,Vukits,Bauer
The community is Schandorf part of the district of Oberwart in Burgenland, Austria. It is next to Schachendorf and Durnbach and families intermingled over time. You may find your relatives in these surrounding communites. Prior to World War I, it was part of a region called Vas, Hungary.

Languages spoken in this area were German, Croatian, Magyar and Latin. Many relatives in Burgenland were bilingual.

I am looking for relatives of my grandmother Maria Margaret Stefanits Vokits who emigrated in 1914. If you have any ancesters with the suranme Stefanits, Vukits, Bauer, Besenhauffer, Horvath, Puskarits, Petti or Hodits; let me know.

Thanks....

Re: Village in Austria?

Posted: 5 Apr 2009 8:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bauer, Loeffler
My Grandmother's maiden name was Bauer. Her full name was Karolina Bauer and she was born in Gussing, Burganland, Austria, in 1886. She and my Grandfather, Franz Lofler (Frank Loeffler) came to America to marry because she was Catholic and he was Protestant. They arrived in the Allentown, PA, area in 1905, lived in Philadelphia for a few years before settling in Lansdale, PA, and raising their 12 children. My Aunt Lena told me that several of Karolina's sisters came to America and lived in the Lehigh Valley in PA but I have not contacted them.

Joanne Loeffler Brentari

Re: Village in Austria?

Posted: 7 Apr 2009 3:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stefantis, Horvath, Bauer
I'm not sure we have a connection. Gussing is a district south of Schandorf in Oberwart. My grandmother Maria Margaret Stefanits was born in Schandorf. Her Godmother was Anna Bauer. Maria Stefanits emigrated in 1914 with her cousins Rosi Horvath and Maria Bauer.

Upon immigration; Maria Bauer went to see her cousin Anna Horvath at 211 4th St., Passaic, N.J.. Her mother Johanna Bauer was listed as nearest relative at #51 Csem (Schandorf), Hungary.

Re: Village in Austria?

Posted: 14 Jul 2013 11:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Puskarits
Recently started researching my husbands family and came up with relation from Reinersdorf. Last name at the time was Puskarits.

Re: Village in Austria?

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 3:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
15 PUSKARITS came thru NY Ellis Island processing center.
www.ellisislandrecords.org

Puskerity, Felix Reinersdorf 15 1892 1907 A set of numbers and a date to suggest naturalization process.

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