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From: Jerry Quint <>
Subject: Re: Fw: [BANAT-L] Banater Schwaben versus Donauschwaben
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 23:54:16 -0700
I to am from North Dakota, and was raised on a farm.
I just got back from North Dakota and I had my uncle Henry Sabo guide us
to the John Sabo homestead where he and my mother Elizabeth (Sabo) Gerber
grew up and it was a very hard life. from some of the stories my mother
The house was built into the hill,and was built with rocks and straw
mixed with mud together,and used to fill in between the rocks and around
I remember being there when I was little.
I also took a lot of pictures of the place, and removed one of the rocks(
which happens to be a piece of petrified wood) from the house, and some
of the straw and mud plaster that was packed around the windows.
I plan on taking it all to Mt Angel next year, can't make it this year as
we will be getting ready to leave for Germany and the Banat.
On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 21:01:08 -0700 "David Jackson"
> The North Dakotans were the best. Talk about hardships and yet they
> their families to be respectful, church going, good people. You
> have a
> right to be proud. Only wish I had my North Dakota father and
> here to cheer you on. Think Grandpa probably came to North Dakota
> Hungary with a wife, daughter and a set of carpentry tools and built
> a house
> and raised a family with a few tools to support them. I have heard
> one barn
> anyway is still standing. It would have been built between 1913 and
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wilmar" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 4:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [BANAT-L] Banater Schwaben versus Donauschwaben
> > I wish not to insult, but I consider myself a North Dakotan and
> proud of
> > it!!
> > Chops
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "P. Subity" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 4:23 PM
> > Subject: Re: [BANAT-L] Banater Schwaben versus Donauschwaben
> >> wrote:
> >>> >From the BANAT-L archives, I find that the term "Donauschwaben"
> >>> >only coined in 1920. This is after my ancestors immigrated to
> >>> >United States. My family called themselves German on their
> >>> >papers. What did other Banaters' ancestors call themselves?
> >> I had never heard of the term BANAT until I started looking
> deeper into
> >> my family history. I had heard the term "Donauschwaben" on
> >> growing up, but more often just 'schwaben' .
> >> My grandparents referred to themselves German. Officially on
> >> immigration papers and ship lists I have seen, they were
> Yugoslavian. I
> >> have my Grandma's passport and it is from Yugoslavia.
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