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Caspar Pecho Tavern

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Approximate date:  About 1910
More of:  Mary Ann Unger


The Caspar Pecho Tavern, Engelsbrunn (now Fintinele, Romania).

Photo was taken circa 1910. From left: Anna Kiefer, Unknown, Terezia Dukarm Kiefer, Pancratz Kiefer, Elizabeth Dukarm Pecho and Caspar Pecho.

This elegant building was once owned by the Dukarm family. It's ownership passed to Caspar Pecho. The tavern was operated by Pancratz Kiefer and wife Terezia. When Pancratz died in 1911, wife Terezia and her blind mother Anna Koska Dukarm operated it. Caspar Pecho ran the butcher shop portion.

Following WWII, the ornamental work was knocked down from the building and it became the town store for many years. The building was razed in the late 1990s and an apartment house stands on the site.

My grandmother (Anna Kiefer) recalled that Anna Koska Dukarm, despite her blindness, ran a tight establishment and knew customers by their walk. As WWI approached, more and more soldiers came into the tavern and the women were becoming apprehensive. Anna Kiefer emigrated to Trenton, NJ in March 1914. Her mother Terezia Dukarm Kiefer came in 1922. Anna Koska Dukarm, Elizabeth Dukarm Pecho and Caspar Pecho remained in Engelsbrunn until their deaths.


Present site of Caspar Pecho Tavern

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More of:  Mary Ann Unger


The home of Anna Koska Dukarm remains: it is to the left of the new apartment building.

Color photo by Ed Dukarm of Texas.


Handwritten Recipe Book

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More of:  Don Mingesz


My great aunt, Anna Nieszner, was born in Karensebes, Hungary on July 13, 1870. She lived there all her life, which ended sometime after 1938. My father, Michael Mingesz, was very fond of her and gave her a blank book, which he inscribed with her name. This she filled with over 100 hand-written pages of recipes.


Handwritten Recipe Book

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More of:  Don Mingesz


Contination of previous picture


Anna Nieszner

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More of:  Don Mingesz


My great aunt, Anna Nieszner, was born in Karensebes, Hungary on July 13, 1870. She lived there all her life, which ended sometime after 1938. My father, Michael Mingesz, was very fond of her and gave her a blank book, which he inscribed with her name. This she filled with over 100 hand-written pages of recipes.

Pictures of the hand-written book and some of the recipes are included on this site.


Hatzfeld in the late 1800's

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Approximate date:  Late 1800's
More of:  Laura McCollum


Children playing in the street in Hatzfeld late 1800's.


Steinmetz stone (monument) company

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Approximate date:  1905
More of:  Don Mingesz


The work force of the Steinmetz stone (monument) company in Temesvar, Hungary in 1905.
Michael Mingesz, the middle child in the first row, was 15 and an apprentice at the time.


Hungarian Army Company

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Approximate date:  1911
More of:  Don Mingesz


Michael Mingesz (my father) and his Hungarian Army company in 1911


Gladstone Train Station

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Approximate date:  1898
More of:  Steve Herold


Immigrants arriving at the Gladstone, ND train depot on October 18,1898.

More on this photo later.


Josefalva Choir

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Approximate date:  1890
More of:  Bill Schiwal


Chor der Umsiedler

Many members of the Josefalva Choir came to Lefor, North Dakota

Reclining:   Nikolaus Elmer, Nikolaus Schieber

First row (seated):   Nikolaus Wichtner, Peter Scharosch, Martin Harle, Jakob Dengel, Josef Mayer, Mathias Dorn, Mathias Valery

Second row (seated):   Peter Schuz, Jozsko Köllmel, Nikolaus Rosenkranz, Rudolf Pauly, Stefan Szettele, Peter Schneider, Karl Banyai

Third row (standing):   Jakob Klemm, Peter Betschner, Anton Elmer, Philip Weber, Franz Retzler, Nikolaus Bartl, Franz Schneider

Fourth Row (standing):    Josef Schiwal, Anton Lessl, Michael Klein, Nikolaus Schroeder, Mathias Weber, Peter Herold, Stefan Probst

Rear row (standing):    Nikolaus Gerger, Stefan Meissner, Anton Schiwal, Johann Schlitter, Georg Siegl




Lefor Band No. 3

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Approximate date:  1934
More of:  Bill Schiwal
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The Lefor Band No. 3, which organized in 1934, included (starting in back row from left to right) George Herold, Frank Bayer, Albert Schneider, Nick Schroeder, Joe Keck, John Schneider, Peter Schiff, Matt Dassinger, Ed Schiwal, Steve Schroeder, Joe Jordan, Director John Lefor Jr., Henry Ertl, Ed Bayer, Harry Lefor, Nick Schneider, John Herold, Ed Schroeder, and Ray Schroeder.


Birth Certificate

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Approximate date:  1890
More of:  Don Mingesz


My father, Michael Mingesz' birth certificate.
Note the spelling of "Moritzfeld" and the house number - 186. Street names were not needed in these small villages.


Passport

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More of:  Barbara Marshall


Passport for 1920


Passport Envelope

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More of:  Barbara Marshall


Envelope for the 1920 passport


Church in Katreinfeld

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More of:  Barbara Marshall


Katreinfeld