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From: Rita Schiwanowitsch <>
Subject: Re: [BANAT-L] Robtbach, Romania
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 22:00:51 -0600
This might be the website Dave is referring to. It has a great deal of information about Siebenburgen, its history and families. Rita www.mycinnamontoast.com/genealogy/site/6489
> Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 19:55:05 -0700
> Subject: Re: [BANAT-L] Robtbach, Romania
> When your message came I put robtbach into Google. Up came your old
> messages on this subject. I was taken with the response by Cathy which
> suggested that it was Rohrbach which is a perfectly good German sounding
> place name. The problem is that there are too many Rothbachs in German
> speaking areas of Europe.
> The key was finding the passenger ship record for Johann Leks. I'm sure you
> have seen this entry for Johann Leks who came in 1905 at the age of 19 and
> was from Veresmart/Romania. I have been locked out of the Ellis Island site
> so cannot immediately give you further details of the passenger ship record.
> Anyway when I put "Veresmart + Romania" into Google I find an entry with
> the address;
> which is essentially a 1773 map of part of the Kronstadt district in
> Siebenbuergen. Among the villages in this district listed below the map is
> Veresmart v Rothbach.
> When I find this district on my modern Romania map I find it just to East of
> Hermannstadt. It will take some patient looking to find Veresmart on the
> Monika Ferrier, one of the founders of the Banat list has created and
> maintains a massive database of Siebenbuergers on the web. It has been some
> years since I have looked at Monika's database but you might look for it.
> Very likely she has Johann Leks already in her database. Moreover if you
> have additional information on John Leks Monika likely would appreciate
> knowing about it.
> Dave Dreyer
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Evensen" <>
> To: "Banat" <>
> Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 7:26 AM
> Subject: [BANAT-L] Robtbach, Romania
> >I have a WWII US draft record which says John Leks was born in Robtbach,
> >Romania. Anyone have an idea where it is or what is the correct spelling?
> > Robert Evensen
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