|Birth: ||1851, Hungary|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 1919, Hungary|
Anna Maczki Farkas's birth year is estimated from a death record found in Hrastovac. Other spellings for her maiden name may include, Matzky, Matzki and Mackzy.
In 2008, researcher, Joseph Esterreicher supplied the following information from microfilm.
From hand written notes for Gaj church records LDS film #2120445
Jan 3 1919 Ana Farkas RK 62? _/Hrastovac Sandor Farkas
The _ before / indicates that there was no place of origin given. Place of death,
Hrastovac, Sandor Farkas was the spouse, Rk means Roman Catholic. I read her age as 62 but I am not sure.
+ Anna Maczki born about 1851 died January 3 1919 Hrastovac
Anna born December 11 1873 Homokszentgyorgy
Istvan born December 25 1878
Sandor born December 22 1880
Anna Maczki's death info came from Gaj church records and I have had her info for several years. The births of the 3 Farkas children above came from the Szulok, Hungary chuch records. Notice the birth date of Sandor. You have November 15 1880 Szt Gyorgy. Only Anna was stated as being born in Homokszentgyorgy. No birth location given for Istvan or Sandor. The priest did not have a colum in the church book for recording birth location.
I did not find any info on Sandor Farkas, husband of Anna Maczki. I found no marriage or death info on Farkas in the Gaj church records besides Anna Maczki Farkas.
Hrastovac (Eichendorf) was established in 1865 on the fertile, marshy flood plains between the great rivers of Drava in the north and Sava in the south, just a few kilometers east of the earthquake fault line of the Ilova River. This fault line was the divider between the old Kingdom of Slavonia on the east side and the old Kingdom of Croatia on the west side. Even in Roman times there were famous mineral baths in towns found along this fault line, including among them Daruvar, Toplice, Krapinska and Lipik.
When in 1865 the landowner of that region, Baron Tikery, had the thousand-year old oak forest clear cut, Slavonia was part of the Austrian Empire under the Habsburgs. Ox teams dragged the huge 2-3 meter diameter logs with great difficulty to the nearest train station in Sisak on the Sava River. Baron Tikery had the land surveyed and the village lots were soon sold to the sons and daughters of the German settlers in the Hungarian counties of Baranya, Somogy and Tolna, which comprised Swabian Turkey. A homestead in Hrastovac, a Lutheran Evangelical village, consisted of 6.5 Joch of personal property and community ownership of 400 Joch, which was still a thick oak forest. The community land was used for grazing of cattle, horses, pigs and sheep. The purchase price for the homestead was 40 guilder or florins.
Settlers erected the village out of nothing. The first night was spent under the clear sky and the first winter in rough log cabins. By 1879 the political winds of the Austrian Empire changed drastically and the Empire was divided in half: the Austrian and the Hungarian part under the single crown of the Habsburg Emperor. Hrastovac was now part of Austro-Hungary.
With a measure of prosperity and a feeling of accomplish-ment, the second generation of the original settlers took pride in knowing that their village had been transformed into a thriving agricultural community within a compar-atively short period of time.
20 years later with a new generation growing up, there was a lack of arable land. Other Lutheran villages were established near by: Kapetanovo Polje, Franjevac (Strižicevac), Mali Bastaji, Mlinska, Pašijan and others. All these new communities were branch parishes of the Mother Church in Hrastovac. A marriage could be performed only by the pastor of the Mother Church in Hrastovac and therefore most of the vital events of the branch parishes are registered in the Hrastovac church books.
By 1914 the ill winds swept not only over all of Europe but all of the world. Hrastovac suffered badly with the rest of the world. The Habsburgs with their German allies lost the war by 1918 and Austro-Hungary was now divided on eight different countries. Hrastovac found itself now in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes until 1941.
The turmoil in the Balkans and the world did not end there, as between 1941-1945 Hrastovac was now in a different state: The Independent State of Croatia. After the end of the Civil wars between the Croats and the Serbs and the end of WWII Hrastovac found itself again in a different country: Yugoslavia.
Alexander Farkas (1855 - 1918)
Anna Farkas Szabo (1874 - 1958)*
Stephen Farkas (1878 - 1953)*
Alexander Farkas (1880 - 1952)*
Jurai Farkas (1895 - ____)*
Katalin Farkas (1896 - 1904)*
Specifically: Cemetery is in Hrastovac.
Created by: Nadine
Record added: Apr 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50642317
Your legacy lives on, dearest greatgrandmother.|
Added: May. 5, 2010