Re: German immigration to Hungary in late 1700's, early 1800's.
16 Nov 1996 04:45:18 GMT wrote
..My parents and relatives all come from a village in Hungary called
.Esceny. It is relatively close to a bigger town called Kaposvar.
.Their ancestors migrated to this area in the late 1700's and early
.1800's. I'd like to know from where. Some folks say the 'Frankfurt am
.Main' area, others say the 'Black Forest' area, and others say from
.'Allsace-Lorraine' area and the 'Strassburg' area in France. But know
.one is really 100% sure. I know that our language(Dialect) is very
.different from the 'High(Book) German', and bears some resemblance to
.the 'Mennonite' and 'Amish' peoples. I have also noticed some
.similarities with 'Yiddish.' Any information that anyone has would be

Two questions: do you know why they immigrated to there, and could you
provide a(phonetic) list of words in your dialect (a small one, even).

Okay, three questions. Does the family legend make it a direct route, or
might they have stopped off in other parts of the Empire a little earlier
-- say, Austria or Bohemia -- for a generation or so?

very curious,
Greg Keyes