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Kerweih in Moritzfeld

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Approximate date:  1969
Submitter:   Don Mingesz





Kirweihfest in Moritzfeld

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Approximate date:  1969
Submitter:   Don Mingesz





Kerweih in Moritzfeld

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Approximate date:  1969
Submitter:   Don Mingesz





Kerweih in Moritzfeld

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Approximate date:  1969
Submitter:   Don Mingesz





Kerweih in Moritzfeld

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Approximate date:  1969
Submitter:   Don Mingesz





Kirchweih in Gro▀sandtnikolaus

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Submitter:   Don Mingesz


Ein Erinnerungsbild - Kirchweih in Gro▀sandtnikolaus

From a published calendar - Banater Wandkalender 2001.
Credits: Erwin Gallmann:


Poppies in Banat

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Submitter:   Don Mingesz


Poppies in the Banat.
Pipatsche - der rote Klatschmohn am Wegrand

From a published calendar - Banater Wandkalender 2001.
Credits: Manfred Loris:


Handwritten Recipe Book

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Submitter:   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.


Wood Cut

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Approximate date:  1905
Submitter:   Don Mingesz


This frame was carved by my great uncle Martin Mingesz who lived in Moritzfeld, Hungary (now Maureni, Romania) before emigrating to the Cleveland, Ohio.   I believe it was made in the early 1900's.   The mushroom pictures are later add-ins by me and have no significance.

The frame is 14.5 in tall x 11.25 wide.


The charter of Moritzfeld

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Submitter:   Don Mingesz
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The charter of the village of Moritzfeld, Hungary (now Maureni, Romania). The German text is from a Moritzfeld heimatbuch by Dr. Anton Peter Petri--published in 1986.

The English translation is by Hans Listdfeld.

Both of these were provided to me by Dolores Carson.


Sampler

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Approximate date:  1902
Submitter:   Don Mingesz


This sampler was made by my mother, Marie Schuster, in 1902 in Austria. She was 10 years old at the time. Note that the alphabet is in Latin - there is no letter J.


Handwritten Recipe Book

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Submitter:   Don Mingesz


Contination of previous picture


The charter of Moritzfeld (cont)

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Submitter:   Don Mingesz





"Unknown Cloth"

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Approximate date:  1905
Submitter:   Don Mingesz
Mailing List Messages


The cloth was made by my mother, Marie Schuster, in about 1905. She was 13 at the time and living in Boemisch-Weisien, Austria.
The actual cloth is white with red stitch work and about 13 x 20 inches. Note the button holes at each of the four corners.
The purpose of the cloth is somewhat of a mystery; read the Mailing List Messages for some thoughts on what it might be.


Anna Nieszner

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Submitter:   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.


Steinmetz stone (monument) company

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Approximate date:  1905
Submitter:   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.


Period City Clothing

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Approximate date:  1912
Submitter:   Don Mingesz


This photo was taken in Hungary about 1912, a year before Michael Mingesz (center) emigrated to the U. S.
Michael Mingesz was a monument craftsman and of very moderate means so one can assume that this was how middle-class city folks dressed.


Moritzfeld Church

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Approximate date:  Unknown
Submitter:   Don Mingesz


This Roman Catholic was built in Moritzfeld, Hungary in 1786. Moritzfeld is now Maureni, Romania.


Hungarian Army Company

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Approximate date:  1911
Submitter:   Don Mingesz


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


Birth Certificate

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Approximate date:  1890
Submitter:   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.


Schuster Family

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Approximate date:  1908
Submitter:   Don Mingesz


The attached is a picture of my mother and her family.  Mom is the girl standing in the middle.  The photo was taken about 1908 - my mother, Marie Schuster, was 16 at the time.   The photo was taken in the U.S. about two years after the family arrived here.   They settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.