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Searching for Benischek.

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 8:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi all, I am new to this board and I am trying to find my ancesters from my dad's side of the family. My dad's name was Erich Roudolf Bensichek Born 18 July 1913 in Linz Austria. His mom's name was Gisela Benischek birth 1903 in Austria. I know her dad was Viktor Bneischek 29 Jul 1870 in Modling at Vienna Austria and her mother was Maria Helene Heippel born 8 Aug 1869 in Baden at Vienna Austria. I would like to find more information. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please send reply's to Dave at dben1969@gmail.com as I am using my mother-in-laws account.

Re: Searching for Benischek.

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 4:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Linz is a sizeable city and rather difficult to search as there are almost 10 parishes, when assuming your ancestors were Roman-catholics. The duplicates of the records of these parishes are available on LDS microfilms.

The parish records of Mödling and Baden bei Wien have not been filmed. You would need to travel there, correspond with the parishes, or hire a local researcher.

There is an effort underway to digitize, among others, the records of parishes in the diocese of Vienna (which includes Mödling and Baden), and of the diocese Linz. The results are gradually coming on-line. However, it seems to me that Mödling and Baden have not yet come on-line and you would need to wait. You could ask the organizers of this digitization effort about the likely date for these two towns. The web site is called matricula at the address http://www.matricula.findbuch.net/

There might be some problems with the data you have in your posting. If Erich was/is Gisela's son (as you seem to say), the difference in their birthdates cannot be 10 years. Further, how can Erich have the last name Benischek when the father of Gisela, i.e., Viktor, also had the last name Benischek? How certain are you about the spelling Heippel as the last name of your greatgrandmother? The Austrian telephone directory has not a single entry listed for Heippel. Alternatives that do exist are Happel, Hippel, Heupl, Heupel, and likely others.

Re: Searching for Benischek.

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 4:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Feb 2013 4:41PM GMT
Problems? I have put in the information I found from my dad that was in a book he had. My father was born in one of Hittler's Baby-Farmen, so he never knew who his father was and hence keeping his mother's name. As for the years diffrence Gisela was born 1903 and my father was born 1931 that is a lot more than ten years appart. My bad, I did not relise that I put down 1913 for my dad's birth.

Re: Searching for Benischek.

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 2:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Nov 2013 6:09PM GMT

Matriken-list Upper-Austria shows all churches for Linz - churchbooks since:
Taufmatriken/baptisms
Trauungsmatriken/marriages
Sterbematriken/deaths:
http://www.dioezese-linz.at/ordinariat/dioezesanarchiv/servi...
maybe you as at diocesan-archive Linz how to find without knowing church:
http://www.dioezese-linz.at/ordinariat/dioezesanarchiv/konta...
churches Linz-Wikipedia: http://www.linzwiki.at/wiki/Liste_der_r%C3%B6misch-katholisc...

Dekanat Mödling:
http://www.erzdioezese-wien.at/site/cust_edw_pfarrwegweiser_...
possible parish-church to ask:
http://www.othmar.at/
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Othmarkirche_%28M%C3%B6dling%29

Dekanat Baden:
http://www.erzdioezese-wien.at/site/cust_edw_pfarrwegweiser_...
possible parish-church to ask:
http://www.baden-st-stephan.at/wordpress/index.php

Re: Searching for Benischek.

Posted: 5 Mar 2013 4:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
There are still problems with the explanation you gave. If your father was born in the year 1931 in Linz, then his birthplace was in Austria. Hitler was not even a German citizen yet. He and his NS party came to power in Germany a few years later. The "Anschluss" of Austria happened in 1938.

If your father was born in Linz in 1931, he cannot have been born in a baby-farm (provided baby farms existed at all). It could have happened in or about 1941.

Have you a birth certificate (or christening document) of your father. Was he Roman-catholic? In Austria, the religions recorded vital events on behalf of the state until 1938. What does the birth certificate say about the father of the baby? If you or your family does not have a birth certificate of your father, you would need to locate his birth record in one of the parishes of Linz. You should then also enquire whether there exists a "Pflegschaftsakt" (file about the government's care of the child, such as name of the father for alimony payments, name of the legal guardian, name of the foster family unless the mother was able to provide sufficient support herself). I would ask the State Archive of Upper Austria about locating the Pflegschaftsakt.

Re: Searching for Benischek.

Posted: 6 Mar 2013 2:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Mar 2013 2:20PM GMT
that´s correct with first Lebensborn-home 1941 "outside" of Germany which stated fritzkoe.
so not possible at your father.

"The first Lebensborn home (known as Heim Hochland) opened in 1936 in Steinhöring, a tiny village not far from Munich. The first home outside of Germany opened in Norway in 1941. Many homes were confiscated Jewish houses and former nursing homes."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebensborn

Re: Searching for Benischek.

Posted: 28 Nov 2013 3:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry all, I made a mistake. I just found out my father Erich Rudolph Benischek was born in 1937 not 1931 as I previously stated. I have tried to get a hold of people through the web sites that have been posted in the thread, but had no luck. I hope this will help aid in my search. Thanks to all those that have replied and helped me realize my mistake.

Dave Bensichek

Re: Searching for Benischek.

Posted: 28 Nov 2013 6:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Turns out I was right in saying my dad was born in 1931. I still can not find anything on him or his mother or any other relatives though. Any help again would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Dave Benischek.

Re: Searching for Benischek.

Posted: 28 Nov 2013 6:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Just found out something interesting. In a book called "Deutiches Reich Arbeitsbuch" my dad's name is listed as Erich Kampmann, with Kampmann crossed out and changed to Benischek. Does anyone know what the book translated into English would be titled? I now don't know what to do with my family tree should it be Benischek or Kampmann? Any help will be gratefully appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Re: Searching for Benischek.

Posted: 29 Nov 2013 10:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
The Deutsches Reich Arbeitbuch was simply a record of employment and would be personal to any individual. What date is it? My guess is that this was a matter of attempts to hide illegitimacy, as was the story of Lebensborn. He was illegitimate but his mother had married/had a partner named Kampmann who had brought him up(?) and used his name but had not legally adopted him so he had to use his "proper" name on an official record. Just a guess, someone else might have something more concrete.
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