History of Zerne Site Introduction
 
INTRODUCTION


With the permission of his descendants, Fran Matkovich began the painstaking task of translating Hans Tabar's Geschichte von Zerne from German to English early in 2003. Fran voluntarily undertook this project in order to create a lasting family history for the benefit of her children, grandchildren, and all Deutsch-Zerne researchers. We are grateful that her hard work has resulted in a narrative of the village and its Donauschwaben settlers that can finally be studied by anyone who does not read German.

HISTORY OF ZERNE

Digitized photographs from the book, pages 153-176, were contributed by Tim Tabar and are accessible through the Table of Contents.   To further assist researchers, a Surname Index appears in the Addendum following the Table of Contents.  The History of Zerne is lengthy, so please allow sufficient time for it to load before browsing.

Thanks to the assistance of John M. Michels, we are also pleased to display, in two parts, a detailed map of Deutsch-Zerne prepared by Magdalena Steger née Getsch in 1986.  These maps are a helpful accompaniment to the "History of Zerne"; links are also included in the Addendum:

MAP A

MAP B


We wish to thank everyone who assisted in the translation,
research and content that allowed us to produce this English version, and we particularly acknowledge the granddaughters of Hans Tabar for graciously permitting the translation to be
published online.

We hope you enjoy this unique depiction of our ancestors' village of Deutsch-Zerne.

Mara L. Henderson, Editor
January 25, 2005


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Except for the limitations imposed by Web page design, this translation has been reproduced from the published edition which may include errors; the only deviation has been to replace the German "ß" with "ss." Anyone wishing to examine a portion of the German text is invited to submit a request, including the corresponding page number, to the Editor c/o DeutschZerne@gmail.com. Please limit requests to one original page per request.

Note: The views and opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the translator or editor.


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