Compiled by Rosina T. Schmidt

A massive immigration of German peasant farmers did take place after the Turks have been expelled from Hungary in the wars of 1683-1699 and 1716-1718.  Most of settlers headed by invitation of the Emperor Charles IV for Banat, but some of them decided to shorten their travel and settled on the manorial estates of the Tolna County.

See: Swabian Turkey History for more information.

Kalazno was one of the first all manorial estates to be opened for settlement. As next-door Varsad had already a Lutheran community, most of the newcomers were Lutheran also, as the non Roman Catholics were not desired in the Banat. Just when exactly the first settlers arrived is difficult to establish. In the archives of Tolna there is a Conscription list for Kalazno, which covers the names of the settlers starting with the year of 1722. Some of them moved on a year or two later, some died and others stayed.

Conscription List of 1723 – 1729

Name Arrival Date Notes
Aul, Michael 1722  
Baecker, Lorenz, Jun. 1723 Died in 1727
Baecker, Lorenz, Sen. 1722  
Baumeister, Joh. Justus 1722  
Becht, Johann Konrad 1722  
Birger, Johann 1724  
Blaeser, Johann 1724  
Damm, Martin 1724  
Daum, Georg 1723 Died in 1727
Decker, Bartholomaeus 1724  
Decker, Johann 1724  
Decker, Johann Konrad 1722  
Diesberger, Johann 1723  
Ernst, Heinrich 1722 Left town after 1724
Ferbach, Veit 1724  
Fink, Konrad/Joh. Heinr. 1723 Died in 1724
Frei, Joh. Heinrich 1724 Left town after 1726
Friedmueller, Anddreas 1723  
Habicht, Jakob 1723  
Hackmaier, Michael 1727  
Hann, Johann Adam 1723  
Heppenheimer, Leonhard 1724  
Herzog, Adam 1723  
Hofmann, Ewald 1723  
Jakobi, Philipp 1723  
Jost, Konrad 1724  
Kaiser, Konrad Walrot 1723 Died in 1727
Kaufmann, Balthasar 1723 Left town after 1725
Kermann, Wilhelm 1723  
Kessler, Johann 1724 Left town after 1726
Knetteler, Johann 1722 Left town after 1722
Krauss, Johann 1723 Died in 1727
Krauss, Johann Jakob 1723  
Krauss, Peter 1723  
Lang, Johann 1722 Died in 1722
Linthamb, Johann 1727  
Lotz, Johann Georg 1723 Left town after 1726
Lotz, Johann Peter 1723  
Lotz, Konrad 1724 Left town after 1726
Luchs, Joh. Heinr. 1723  
Lukas, Georg Heinrich 1722  
Lukas, Johann Heinrich 1724  
Mark, Johann Georg 1724 Died in 1727
Merkel, Johann 1722 Died in 1724
Muelbert, Christoph 1727  
Muelbert, Martin 1723  
Muellbert, Christian 1724 Left town after 1726
Mueller, Christoph 1723 Died in 1727
Mueller, Jakob 1724 Left town after 1726
Mueller, Joh. Chr. 1724  
Mueller, Johann Georg 1724 Left town after 1726
Mueller, Johann Heinrich 1727  
Muk, Johann 1722  
Narkang, Nikolaus 1722  
Ochs, Johann Heinrich 1722  
Ochs, Michael 1722 Left town after 1722
Ochs, Sebastian 1722 Left town after 1722
Pecht/Becht, Peter 1723  
Pfeil, Heinrich 1724  
Rausch, Johann Georg 1723  
Rausch, Nikolaus 1722 Died in 1722
Reifenstein, Johann Georg 1722 Left town after 1726
Riess, Nikolaus 1724 Left town after 1726
Ross, Jakob’s, Widdow 1724  
Roth, Nikolaus 1724  
Ruppert, Konrad 1722  
Schaefer, Friedrich 1722  
Schauering, Johann 1723  
Schirmer, Johann 1722 Died in 1722
Schlitt, Johann 1724  
Schlitt, Johann Heinrich 1723 Left town after 1727
Sebesten, Andreas 1725 Left town after 1726
Seiber, Johann Heinrich 1723 Died in 1727
Seifert, Johann 1725 Left town after 1726
Siebel/Sippl 1722  
Silberstamm, Andreas 1727  
Simon, Johann’s Widow 1723 Left town after 1726
Stark, Ciriak 1724  
Stock, Johann Heinrich 1724  
Stolzenbach, Johann 1724  
Strieder, Johann 1723 Left town after 1727
Thomas, Johann 1725 Left town after 1726
Tilger, Hermann 1724  
Usiger, Johann 1723 Died in 1723
Walter, Batholomeus 1723  
Weiger, Konrad 1723 Died in 1725
Wickert, Dietrich 1723 Died in 1726
Wolf, Johann 1724 Left town after 1726