Hans-Joachim Kreutzer  from  Frankfurt aM, Germany  on  6/13/2013 11:55:44 AM  at
It’s not even 14 days ago that I wrote in the guestbook with my comments on this website: I did not expect that I would receive such a quick and extensive response. I owe this to Mrs Renate von Babka, who responded in a sympathetic, committed way to my rather quiet comments. Now I have a lot of background information on the home of my maternal ancestress, Maria Anna BECKE verehel. Bille (1803-1884) and a stately ancestor in Schoenwald, the wife of Babka confirm and could additionally determine. It’s not personal or data hunting that drives my interest in family and home history, but behind each person, each date, there are human individual fates that shape the family farmyard, village, and local history. We all have a yesterday, today and tomorrow in us at the same time. The memory of what has been – without falling out of time – into the here and now, is a noble and beautiful task. This task is dedicated to and above all the wife of Babka. This has – as far as you contact to the outside, to today’s Czech population maintain – a reconciled and internally a strong identity-creating power, which you give yourself with your Heimatverbundenheit. Finally, allow a quote from Marion Gräfin Dönhoff, who said it against the same background: “The highest form of love is to love without owning.” This is not new, this is Plato, ancient Greek philosophy, but therefore no less correct. With this in mind, I wish you all the very best, success and recognition in your projects. Achim Kreutzer,


Hans-Joachim Kreutzer  from  Germany  on  5/30/2013 10:07:48 AM  at
By chance and on the occasion of a visit to Prague, I came upon Googlen in memory of my North Bohemian ancestors on your website of which I am very pleased. I introduce my Bohemian ancestry, which is derived from my great-grandfather Albert Otto Woldemar BILLE (1867-1923), in the hope that one or the other correction, addition or extension can be made. Maybe it’s interesting for others too. I would be glad about every answer: 1 AO Woldemar BILLE 2 Johann Friedrich Otto BILLE 1841-1906 3 Theres Adolphine Adelheid GREINER 4 Johann Albert BILLE 1808-1856 oo 5 BECK (Becke, Beone) MARIANNE * Schönwald 11.04.1803 cath. 1884 10 BECK (E), Anton, Musicus and Mechanicus from Schoenwald, * ibid 13.07.1752 ebd.16.06.1813 oo 25.05.1784 11 PATZELT, Anna Dorothea * Schönwald 1760 ?, ibid. 24.08.1832 20 BECK (E) Johann . Farmer, Mechanicus (Marionette player) Niedern Court sworn, * Schönwald 20.05.1676? ibid. 11o707. Maria HOFFMANN 1682-1737; 21 RITSCHEL, Anna Maria * Schönwalde 29.10.1715, ibid. 08.05.1779 22 PATZELT, Hanus (Hans) Häusler in Schönwald 23 KÜHEL, Dorothea 42 RITSCHEL (Titschel), Mathes, Müller in Schönwald Many thanks for yours Attention and as I said about news to the Schönwalder ancestors, I would be very happy! Best regards, Achim Kreutzer Müller in Schönwald Many thanks for your attention and as I said about news to the Schönwalder ancestors, I would be very happy!Best regards, Achim Kreutzer Müller in Schönwald Many thanks for your attention and as I said about news to the Schönwalder ancestors, I would be very happy! Best regards, Achim Kreutzer


Häckert  from  Germany  on  12/23/2012 9:56:56 AM  at
I am looking for data about Franz Richter born in Stürbitz. Wife and children and siblings. Franz was born on 27.01.1872 and died on 07.06.1963 in Töging am Inn. In 1946 he was “Forcibly relocated”. His relatives are diewocks. Who knows something about it. Try to create a family chronicle. The places include Schwaz, Kostenblatt, Poratz, Weißkirchlitz and Belin. My e-mail address is: Maybe I’m lucky. Wish you all a merry Christmas and a healthy year 2013.


Judge Harald  from  Rostock BRD  on  12/23/2012 5:08:09 AM  at
I wish all readers of this interesting work about our old home a pleasant Christmas holidays and a happy and healthy New Year. Harald Richter formerly Tyssa No. 375


Sigrid Matyjaszczuk  from  Sweden / Germany  on  11/27/2012 2:15:32 PM  at
Hello, I am looking for my ancestors in Weißkirchlitz (today Novosedlice). My mother was born in 1922 and my grandparents lived in this place too. My grandfather played the violin and in 1945 my mother and my brother had to leave their hometown. I would be very happy if someone could help me and possibly someone from Novosedlice could help me. My mother’s name is Margit Leopoldine Anna Will. My grandfather Max and my grandma Anna Will.


Hiebsch  from  Berlin  on  11/21/2012 9:46:25 AM  at
Mr. Zechel, thank you very much for your very informative homepage! My family is from Tyssa – Rudolf Hiebsch born. 1881 in Tyssa No. 32, son of Karl Hiebsch geb. 1841 in Tyssa, again son of Karl Hiebsch – I would be very happy if someone had further information. Also of interest would be the names Umlauft, Bernhard and Gleck. Many Thanks!


Richard Löffler  from  Castrop-Rauxel, Germany  on  11/19/2012 5:26:30 AM  at
Hello Mr. Richter, thanks again for your effort, the contact has made me very happy and you can see how small the world actually is. Now another question, do you know which house in Tyssa or Raiza was my mother’s home? Best regards, Richard Löffler


Judge Harald  from  Rostock, Germany  on  11/15/2012 11:57:16 AM  at
I am glad that I was able to help Mr. Löffler to answer his questions due to his entry in this guestbook on 07.08.2012. I could not only name him the name of the original blacksmith master (Mr. Lamer), but after our mail contacts, he even heard from Mr. Löffler that his mother was a former classmate of mine. He was glad that I could also send him photos for it. It’s such a great thing to have a guestbook, as it can make home-based friendships over distant lands. Best regards, Harald Richter formerly Tyssa No. 375


Anett Krelle  from  Wernigerode, BRD  on  7/15/2012 5:46:24 AM  at
Hello, I’m a born Krulisch, my father Karl Krulisch was born in 1931 in Kosten (Kostany). His mother’s name was Anna; a born Löbel. I would be very grateful for information.


Richard Löffler  from  Castrop-Rauxel, Germany  on  7/8/2012 6:50:19 AM  at
Hello, can someone tell me something about the original owners of the restaurant “Zur Schmiede” when it was still used as a blacksmith? This refers to the restaurant “Zur Schmiede” in Tyssa, which was originally used as a forge. Name etc.? That must have been before World War II. greeting


Renate von Babka  from  Germany, currently in Saxony  on  2/27/2012 1:18:45 AM  at
We, Liane Jung and Renate v. Babka greet everyone from the old homeland. A new era has begun between displaced Germans and today’s population;on 24.2. In the town hall of Tyssa, Ms. Liane Jung recounted her personal story of expulsion from pupils and interested fellow citizens. We were warmly welcomed by the mayor and the municipal administration as well as the school management and the teachers. Liane’s commitment is a big step in a friendly and peaceful coexistence of Germans and Czechs and the work-up of the story on both sides. The Collegium Bohemicum deserves our thanks for the organization of the contemporary witness lecture. Best regards, Renate v. Babka


Ingrid Meister  from  Brilon, Germany  on  1/8/2012 11:55:18 AM  at
Hello dear home club, first of all, I would like to congratulate you on your successful website about the area around Peterswald. My ancestors also come from here: my grandmother Anna Mitternacht, nee Schmidt, came from Nollendorf, as well as my great uncle Willi, all probably well known as Willibald Bail from Garbsen. For some time now I have been doing genealogy in this area and would be happy to hear from someone who is researching the same lines. My ancestors come from Nollendorf: Bail, Pertig, Schneider, Purkhard, Ludwig; from Jungferndorf: Schmidt; from Schoenwald: Ritschel, Körtel, Zechel, Püschel and Tyssa: Umlauft and Wagner. I wish all of you a happy new year and good luck! Ingrid Meister from Hochsauerland


Judge Harald  from  Rostock BRD  on  12/27/2011 8:49:35 AM  at
I wish all home friends a happy and healthy New Year 2012. Harald Richter formerly Tyssa No. 375


Klaus-Dieter Rosenkranz  from  72654 Neckartenzlingen, Germany  on  9/22/2011 8:50:16 AM  at
Congratulations to the website created with much effort, love and hope about Peterswald. It would be nice if I could contribute as well and you could help me in my further research on our paternal family. Thank you in advance. Our family Rosenkranz comes from Streckenwald – I first visited Streckenwald in 2009. The place as such no longer exists, there are only isolated houses. Who could tell us more about the Rosenkranz – Kühnel families from Streckenwald? Thank you for all further tracks. Many warm regards, Klaus-Dieter Rosenkranz


Renate von Babka  from  Backnang, Germany  on  9/1/2011 3:58:18 AM  at
In your guest book, I recently read an entry by Edith Fischer in 2005: “We must prevent that we are also expelled from history.” Every day, the present board of the home community is engaged in promoting this process of the centuries-old history of the evicted Peterswalder and the history of the village of Peterswald in northern Bohemia. It is important not only to portray the one day of expulsion, but also the centuries before, starting with the first records of the church after the Thirty Years’ War. It started in 2007 with the translation of the parish chronicle into a today readable script. We are constantly busy to produce pedigrees for expelled Peterswalder pedigrees, meanwhile more than 200. For many descendants, it has become possible to research individual stories. That this is feasible today, we have the municipal administration Peterswald, published in the Peterswald newspaper every quarter a story from the “old” Peterswald, the archive in Aussig, the State Archives in Leitmeritz and the diocese archive in Leitmeritz. Ultimately, we believe that the expulsion from history could be sustainably prevented even with the book “Peterswald and its inhabitants in more than 350 years”.Renate v. Babka, Heimatgemeinschaft Peterswald thanks to the archives in Aussig, the state archives in Leitmeritz and the diocese archive in Leitmeritz. Ultimately, we believe that the expulsion from history could be sustainably prevented even with the book “Peterswald and its inhabitants in more than 350 years”. Renate v. Babka, Heimatgemeinschaft Peterswald thanks to the archives in Aussig, the state archives in Leitmeritz and the diocese archive in Leitmeritz. Ultimately, we believe that the expulsion from history could be sustainably prevented even with the book “Peterswald and its inhabitants in more than 350 years”. Renate v. Babka, Heimatgemeinschaft Peterswald


Ritschel Silvio  from  CH Switzerland  on  8/5/2011 8:49:35 AM  at
Hello! My name is Ritschel. My grandfather Anton Ritschel was born 1902 in Peterswalde u. His wife’s name was Emma Ritschel, born Baumann from Eiland, who had a daughter called Ilse and a son Friederich. Ilse was married to Hans Beese residing in Bad Neustadt, Oberstreu. Friederich has married to Switzerland with Margrit Uttiger. Together they had four children: Fritz, Ehster, Margrit and my father Rudolf. I am a son of Rudolf Ritschel (Rolf Ritschel). I’m interested in the name and maybe someone else knows someone else from the family. I marry in autumn and in Switzerland the name Ritschel is practically nonexistent. Thank you. Greeting Silvio Ritschel


J. Ksir  from  France  on  3/22/2011 6:09:07 AM  at
I am looking for information on Kny and Ritschel from Schönwald, Netter from Saara and Stentin from Peterswald. Until 1900. Please in English, French or Czech.


Judge Harald  from  Rostock Germany  on  1/1/2011 9:34:56 AM  at
I wish all hometown friends who are as happy about this interesting homepage as I am – a happy and healthy New Year 2011. I wish the diligent designer of this valuable historical work continued success in the further development of this interesting homeland work. Harald Richter former Tyssa No. 375


Horst Nickel  from  Sonneberg, Germany  on  9/4/2010 12:19:49 PM  at
I’m looking for information about nickel from Schönborn, Steinsdorf, u. Eulau.


Frank Hanosek  from  Belgrade, Montana, USA  on  8/12/2010 9:27:53 AM  at
Bohemia looked like to my ancestors. When my father came to the United States at 7 he’s bohemian and I always wanted to know about my ancestors and their country.


Richter  from  Rostock, Germany  on  3/30/2010 5:27:29 AM  at
In March 2010, it was five years, where I got to know this interesting homepage for the first time. Since that time, I am connected to the diligent designer of this valuable work a lively home connected contact. I am glad and proud that I was able to contribute with the help of numerous friends and acquaintances, who had provided me with many valuable photos and documents about our former home Tyssa, to be able to develop this homepage.Thank you very much and best regards. Harald Richter former Tyssa No. 375


Gerhard Stieber  from  Strausberg, Germany  on  3/29/2010 8:07:12 AM  at
Coincidentally, I came across these pages that also evoked memories. My father was born in 1905 in Peterswalde and we had until 1945 there also relatives. I was born in Turn / Teplitz-Schönau in 1933 and grew up there until 1946. The summer holiday during the holidays we spent each year until 1944 in Eiland in the Gasthof Löbel and in this pond I learned to swim. Thank you very much for this nice homepage and all the best.


Dieter Beidinger  from  Langebrück, Germany  on  1/14/2010 7:18:25 AM  at
Looking for people from Aussig who still know a Fam. Winzi. They had to leave the country in 1945.


Judge Harald  from  Rostock, Germany  on  1/5/2010 11:57:10 AM  at
I would like to wish all readers of this interesting homepage a happy and healthy New Year and would be glad, if further Heimatfreunde could contribute to the growth of the homepage. Harald Richter former Tyssa No. 375.


Bodo price  from  Germany  on  12/29/2009 8:29:06 AM  at
My father Bruno Preis was born 1932 in Niederkamnitz and lived with his family until their expulsion in 1946 at Steinweg 115 in Niederkamnitz.Unfortunately, he died a few years ago and I am now looking for his past. Please can someone give me information about other family members, or if his birthplace still exists and about father and mother. I would be very happy about any help and thank you in advance. Bodo price


Dr. Egon Hohenberger  from  Querfurt, Germany  on  12/21/2009 7:55:17 AM  at  ehaattahnen-schmidt-hohenberger
I search in the area Tetschen-Bodenbach, Eulau (Jilove) for the relatives of my mother-in-law, respectively the names TAMPE and SCHLÖSSINGER.


Andreas Hille  from  Germany  on  11/25/2009 3:22:35 PM  at
Hello dear website designer, I have a photo of Rev. Josef Hille, pastor in Nollendorf, died in 1909. If interested, please contact me. Best regards, Andreas Hille


Patricia Wosney  from  Rosebush, Michigan, United States  on  10/31/2009 3:10:21 PM  at
Karolina Kinzel Werner, dob 1847 in Raiza, married Werner, daughter, Emilie Werner, dob 1874, died 1964, married Josef Tietze, daughter, Maria Tietze married Ernest Richter, son, Hans Judge married Gretel, children, Erich and Erhard Richter. Any information about these individuals would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Patricia Wisney


K.Wildt  from  Freising, Germany  on  10/18/2009 1:02:57 PM  at
For my mother, I am looking for information and possibly contact with relatives of her grandparents. The name is Ritschel Max, and Maria. They were expelled from Schönwald after the war, and first they came to the north of Germany and then they are down again, to Maising / Maxhof (Starnberg). The aunt (nickname: Edith) remained in Nuremberg to work.


Renate von Babka  from  Backnang, Germany  on  10/14/2009 11:14:20 AM  at
As of today, the home community has Peterswald / North Bohemia, its own website. In the future, we will publish our activities, dates and information there:


Oliver Klose  from  Freiburg im Breisgau  on  8/1/2009 11:44:58 AM  at
Hello, Peterswald was a very nice village in Bohemia. Visit my pages about the villages in the German Giant Mountains – Greetings from Freiburg.


Steffen Hartmann  from  Heiligenstadt / Germany  on  7/18/2009 5:14:31 AM  at
Hello, I think these pages are very good and informative. My grandma comes from Peterswald and was expelled. My mother still owns a property in this beautiful place. But completely desolate. I am not interested in land or the like, but rather in my ancestors. If anyone knows something about Marie Herold, born in 1904, or my mother, born on 27.09.1945 in Peterswald, who would like to contact me. I am happy about everything related to my ancestors. Keep up the good work – all the best. Steffen.


B. Hromadka  from  Basel, Switzerland  on  6/3/2009 5:41:36 PM  at
Does anyone have information about the family of my father Ernst Hromadka, who lived in Nollendorf for a long time and was forcibly relocated to Mecklenburg after 1945? All information is welcome. Thanks for the great website about my dad’s home.


Klaus Bilz  from  Dresden / Germany  on  5/3/2009 5:44:52 AM  at
Hello, I would like to get rid of the beautiful Peterswald today. It has become a beautiful village, all respect for the inhabitants. Everyone is interested in making their home and surroundings friendly and nice. We are always happy when we come to Peterswald. We have a close friendship with the family Martina Guzova and her parents. We are really proud of this friendship. This family lives in Peterswald. We wish the residents continued success in the beautification of their city. Also, of course, the designer of these pages full success. See you and Ahoy until next time. Family Rosemarie and Klaus Bilz from Dresden.


Jürgen Alber  from  Landau, Germany  on  3/8/2009 8:30:33 AM  at
Hello, my father died recently. After my father was born in Tetschen in 1939, I would like to know more about his origin. His mother, Mrs. Henriette Maria Ida Dörre was also born in 1923 in Tetschen. Unfortunately, nobody knows what happened to my father’s mother because she disappeared after my father was 5 years old. Maybe you can find out something. I would be very happy about a message.


KH Kralowetz  from  München  on  3/6/2009 2:52:05 AM  at
I would like to point out that the websites “” are no longer operated by the Hilfsverein Aussig eV The pages of the former Hilfsverein-Aussig can only be accessed via “”. KH Kralowetz


Danielle Waslander  from  France  on  2/20/2009 9:33:22 AM  at
Please contact Franziska Wegner about Apolonia Hiebsch. Sorry that I read your call just now in 2009 and not before in 2008. Would not it be nice if you reply to me. Danielle Waslander


Rudolf Windrich  from  Lucka, Thür.  On  2/4/2009 4:06:32 PM  at
I wish all the friends of the homeland a happy new year. Please take the time to visit the land of your parents and grandparents. The Bohemian country is a beautiful country.


Dieter Beidinger (Winzi)  from  Langebrück, Germany  on  1/27/2009 3:41:08 AM  at
I was born in 1943 in Aussig. My parents lived in Tetschen Bodenbach and had a barbershop. The name of my parents was Winzi. We were 5 children who had to leave in 1945. Father was killed. Who can give information about my parents?


Jan Vaca  from  Ústí, CZ  on  1/16/2009 3:44:32 PM  at
Dear Sirs, I just want to show you an internet address: about architecture in Northern Bohemia. Be welcome with us. JV


Judge Harald  from  Rostock, Germany  on  1/14/2009 3:19:08 AM  at
I wish all home friends, who like me, enjoy this interesting homepage, all the best for the New Year, especially good health. (formerly Tyssa Nr.375)


Gert Suess  from  Germany, Saxony  on  1/2/2009 5:14:11 AM  at
Dear Mr. Zechel, I wish you good luck, health and continued perseverance for your side.


Edith Wahnbaeck  from  Sande / Lower Saxony / Germany  on  12/15/2008 8:09:12 AM  at
My grandma, Maria Essmann born. Löbel was born in Maxdorf. Who knows her and her ancestors? I would be glad about a feedback. All a blessed Christmas.


Vendula Fremlová  from  Peterswald  on  12/9/2008 3:13:26 PM  at
Hello, we would like to cordially invite you to a Christmas concert in the Schönwald church. Best regards from Aussig and Peterswald. Vendula Fremlová (the neighbor of Ingrid Homolková)


Renate von Babka  from  Germany  on  11/25/2008 7:05:34 AM  at
For my home research in Peterswald I search pictures of the former mayors: Max Wolf, Josef Körtel, Anton Kühnel and Josef Karger. If someone can provide a picture of the above persons, I would be very happy.


Patricia Wisney  from  Rosebush, Michigan, USA  on  11/7/2008 1:27:08 PM  at
I am looking for information for Franz Anton Kinzel, Kuensel, Kienzle, Kunzel Born abt. 1839 in Tyssa, Austria. Does anyone have information?


Rudolf Windrich  from  Lucka, Thuringia  on  11/5/2008 12:26:58 PM  at
Remembrance – Today 63 years ago on November 5, 1945, was the day of expulsion from their home for 230 people from Biela. My grandparents were Max and Sophie Windrich, as well as my father Bruno. It was a goodbye forever. No one knew where it went until after several days in a small town in Thuringia, in Lucka arrived. For all, it was a difficult start in a foreign land where they were not welcome. My grandparents have never seen their home again. Greetings to all hometown friends, Rudolf Windrich


Edith Wahnbaeck  from  Sande, Lower Saxony / Germany  on  10/24/2008 8:42:00 AM  at
Dear guestbook visitors. Who can tell me something about Mr Zaniczek from Tyssa? He must have lived in Tyssa from 1942-1945.


Edith Wahnbaeck  from  Sande, Niedersachsen, Germany  on  10/23/2008 3:46:41 PM  at
I was in Tisa in September 2008 to get to know my father’s home. My father, Kurt Essmann born 15.09.1924 lived with his family in Tyssa. His parents, Maria, born Löbel and Franz Essman by profession shoemaker. His siblings are Herbert, Elfriede, Gerlinde and Helmut. Does anyone know my ancestors, I would be glad about feedback.


Martin Nitsche  from  Frankfurt, Germany  on  9/5/2008 6:28:11 PM  at
Hello after a long search I landed on this page and hope that I can learn more about my ancestors through this “forum”. My father Franz Walter Nitsche (born 4.Aug.1936 / died 13.Oct 2001) is in Turn as the first child of the couple Franz Nitsche (born 19.Apr 1908 in turn) and Anna Nitsche born. Aumann was born. By the brother of my father Hans Otto Nitsche I know that my great-grandfather also Franz Nitsche (born 23.July 1868 in Teplitz) was called and was married to Anna Nekwinda (born 17.Oct 1867 in Richenberg at Skutsch). With her he had 7 children (Köller, Maria, Nitsche, Anna, Nitsche, Emil, Nitsche, Antonia, Nitsche, Anton, Nitsche, Karl and as the youngest my grandfather Nitsche, Franz). My great-grandfather also had a brother named Stefan Nitsche who was married to Filomena Klepsch. I know about my grandfather that he worked as a carpenter until his entry into the military or even had a carpentry in Teplitz. He died in the war. My father fled with his brother and grandmother to the Sudetenland after the invasion of the Russian army and finally settled back home near Frankfurt am Main. I would be very happy if someone could help me with my genealogy. With kind regards Martin Nitsche I would be very happy if someone could help me with my genealogy. With kind regards Martin Nitsche I would be very happy if someone could help me with my genealogy. With kind regards Martin Nitsche


Renate von Babka  from  Germany  on  8/19/2008 2:12:27 AM  at
After 1 1/2 years of work, the translation and summary of the parish chronicle of Peterswald has now been completed, which I would now like to complete with various pictures. So I’m still looking for a picture of longtime pastor Alois Skliba. If you own one and would like to make it available to me, please contact me. Renate from Babka, b. ax


Hans-George Ruprecht  from  Ottawa, Canada  on  6/7/2008 2:44:46 PM  at
Greetings, Your page is really getting better, and it’s fun to see the so contemporary typical old photos, such as the Customs Office, the Lindenhof, the Burschenkreis, the Mullerferdinand Glocklein, etc. I also like the collection of historically valuable maps , Really, you, that is a valuable contribution to cultural history, which gives insight into the “old” German-speaking Europe. Since there are personal great merit. All the best, continue!


Rudolf Pueschel  from  Mountain View, USA  on  5/17/2008 9:09:02 AM  at
On April 17, 1945, the US Air Force bombed Aussig. In preparation for this attack, on the morning of this day, terrain shots were taken from a height of approx. 7000 meters with a 900 mm objective. The optical resolution of the photos is impressive. I have pictures of Peterswald from Rondell / Hungertuch to Nollendorf, which I am willing to share with interested parties. Rudolf Pueschel.


Ursula Sue (Storr) McCurdy  from  Milton, WA 98354 United States  on  5/14/2008 10:37:55 PM  at
Franziska, the mother of my great-grandfather, Josef Baumann, was Maria Anna Hiebsch, the daughter of Vinzenz Hiebsch, and Theresia, b.Pueschner.


Ursula Sue (Storr) McCurdy  from  Milton, WA 98354 United States  on  5/14/2008 9:44:40 PM  at
The grandfather, Josef Baumann, from my mother, Eva Tiffert, was born in 1854 in Tyssa. How nice that I can show it to my grandchildren here in the USA! A thousand times thank you.


Franziska Wegner  from  Buchheim, Germany  on  4/24/2008 5:52:20 PM  at
Danielle Waslander please contact me here. I am a born Hiebsch and had a very late grandmother called Apolonia. I should get the name at my birth.


Eberhard Hänel  from  Dresden, Saxony  on  4/17/2008 11:18:06 AM  at
I am very interested in the book by Dr. Ing. Püschel – expulsion from Peterswald – read and was very touched. I would like to have more information about Peterswald and the surrounding area. I would like to see a picture of Hungertuch with the entire former castle. I found it somewhere, but no longer knows where. Best regards Eberhard Hänel


H. Gärtner  from  München, Germany  on  4/2/2008 3:13:43 PM  at
Looking for someone who can tell me something about the family gardener from Leschtine.


Oskar Kiessling  from  D-90439 Nuremberg  on  3/24/2008 9:46:58 AM  at  Oskar.Kiesslingaattt-online
Who knows anything about the church parishes in which Protestant confirmations were carried out by young inhabitants of Peterswald between 1915 and 1918?


Wilhelm Ertel  from  Kleinreiflig, Austria  on  3/18/2008 5:59:25 AM  at
I, Wilhelm Ertel, am searching for my paternal ancestor. My father Wilhelm Ertel was born in 1905 in Weißkirchlitz, today Novosedlice. His mother, b.Liebig died in 1918. At the age of 13, my father came to Austria in 1918. I would like to know more about the town of Weißkirchlitz. I would like to contact someone from Weßkirchlitz, with knowledge of German, via the Internet. Maybe someone can give me a message about a person with whom this would be possible. Many Thanks. Best regards Wilhelm Ertel


Reiner Runge  from  Falkenberg, Germany  on  3/11/2008 2:22:17 PM  at
I am looking for relatives. I was born in Königswald No. 114, Holzgrund. Descendants of Johann Runge, Köwa 114, Josef Runge, Köwa 165 and Eduard Runge, Biela No. 30, are sought after by me. If someone still knows the named persons or is a descendant himself, I would be very happy if he contacts me. Thank you, Best regards Reiner Runge


Judge Harald  from  Rostock BRD  on  1/21/2008 5:58:21 AM  at
This homepage not only offers an interesting review of our local history as well as a description of numerous experiences and contemporary documents before 1945, but also offers surprises. Thus it became possible that through the use and acknowledgment of this homepage a friendly connection between two “new inhabitants” of my former hometown, the gentlemen Vorlicek and Trnka, which live now in Tyssa, was manufactured. Thank you very much. Harald Richter former Tyssa No. 375.


Gisbert Geilsdorf  from  Berlin, Germany  on  12/25/2007 1:05:15 PM  at
My first visit to this wonderful site has become a very special Christmas present, as I have found a picture of my great-grandfather Ferdinand Kliem’s house “Stiegenkliem” … finally a photo of Neuhof, where my mother is in house no. 17 with her parents lived for eviction. Unfortunately, she has hardly any pictures of her time. I would like to visit with her once Peterswald, but I’m not sure if the current state of the place is not too close … thank you to the “makers” of these highly interesting pages and greetings to all guests, a Merry Christmas and a healthy 2008 !


Rüdiger Thume  from  Allmersbach im Tal, Germany  on  12/24/2007 1:34:13 PM  at
I, Rüdiger Thume was born in 1938 in Peterswald house No. 444. My mother is Edeltraud Thume born. Hajek born in 1916 in Peterswald. My father is Alfred Thume née. 1914 in Nollendorf. My paternal grandparents are Josef Thume and Antonia Thume living in Nollendorf, as well as Wilhelm and Marie Hajek on the maternal side in Peterswald. Who can give me more information about my parents or about my grandparents. The house Peterswald Nr. 444 in which we used to live belonged to Karl and Frieda Ritschel. Many greetings, Rüdiger Thume


Judge Harald  from  Rostock, Germany  on  12/23/2007 8:41:09 AM  at
I wish all homestay friends, who, like me, a great favor of this interesting homepage, a pleasant Christmas holidays and a healthy and happy New Year.Harald Richter former Tyssa No. 375.


P. de Zeeuw  from  Nederland  on  12/21/2007 11:50:37 AM  at
I’m looking for my mother-in-law’s ancestors. Her name is Louise Emelie Windrich and she was born in the Dutch Indies. Her great-grandfather’s name was Vincenz Jozef Windrich and he was born about 1800 in Tetschen on the Elbe in Bohemia. Who can tell me more about this family? I hope to receive some info. Thank you.


Rudolf Püschel  from  Berlin, Germany  on  12/13/2007 8:57:33 AM  at
Beautifully designed pages, much praise for the effort that was necessary. Unfortunately I did not find anything about my ancestors from Schönwald. If someone has information please send. My father is said to have bought house no. 121 from his aunt. Before the purchase there was a butcher and an inn (the hiker?)


Rudolf Windrich  from  Lucka, Germany  on  11/1/2007 12:04:14 AM  at
Hello dear friends of the homeland, on 22.10.2007, I was with my father Bruno Windrich, born 1931 in Biela, in his old home and have explored the place and the area. He told me a lot about my grandparents and life here. We visited Tetschen-Bodenbach, Biela, Maxdorf, Schneeberg and Tyssa. It was just wonderful for me to have the feeling of being where my origins came from. I greet all hometown friends. – Rudolf Windrich


Udo Hähnel  from  Heidenau, Germany  on  10/29/2007 1:46:32 PM  at
Hello, am looking for my ancestors, my grandfather Emil Marzin comes from Peterswald, as well as my mother Ursula Marzin (born 11. 09. 45). In 1949 they had to leave the Czech Republic with the last transport. Can someone help me to find out about Fam. Marzin?


Christian Andreß  from  Sassenberg, Germany  on  10/2/2007 5:16:20 AM  at
Does anyone of you know the Liebisch family from Tyssa or Königswald? The person I know from Tyssa is Julius Liebisch he was born on October 2nd, 1877 in Tyssa and later lived as a master shoemaker in king forest No. 100. Julius Liebisch is my great-great-grandfather. For more information please contact me, otherwise it would go beyond the usual scope here. Many Thanks! Christian Andress


Heike  from  Dresden, Germany  on  9/4/2007 4:14:05 PM  at
Search More about Agnes Zschocher, b. 1808 in Ebersdorf (Habartice), her husband Franz Zechel and their son Wenzel Zechel, b. 1845 in Ebersdorf – died 1903 in Liebstadt.


Andreas Seiffert  from  Görlitz, Germany  on  9/2/2007 1:00:57 PM  at
Hello, have just looked at these great sites with my mother in law. Really well done. My mother-in-law is Gerta Bernhardt (née Ruhmich – now 85 years old). Her siblings: Franz, Fred, Marie, Erhard. Surely she can also tell a lot about Peterswald and their people. So if someone wants to ask something, just listen!


Alb  from the  Czech Republic  on  6/21/2007 5:09:48 AM  at
Can anyone tell me something about Tyssa No. 60 (under the millpond), inhabitants, history, photos. Thanks for the answer. Best regards, Josef Alb.


Helga Knipp  from  Kall, Germany  on  6/15/2007 11:08:57 AM  at  walknippaaattt-online
I would like to know more about my ancestors. My father’s name was Franz Löbel, my mother Gertrud Löbel, b. Long. Last living in Peterswald. I would be happy to hear about my family.


Renate von Babka  from  Backnang, Germany  on  4/14/2007 3:14:11 AM  at
For about a year I have been working intensively with my ancestors and the history of Peterswald. When I was in the archive in Aussig in March, I was able to copy the chronicle of Pfarrey Peterswald from 1829 to 1900. That is about 1oo pages. Written in Sütterlin script. With the greatest effort I have been able to translate some 14 pages. Who can still read the old script and is ready to help me? I would be glad. Renate from Babka, b. ax


Rudolf Windrich  from  Lucka, Germany  on  4/3/2007 9:41:51 PM  at
Hello dear friends of the homeland In the name of my father Bruno Windrich, b. 1931 in Biela, Hauptstr.151 – I greet all who know him from before. Who knows something about the music band of Bodenbach, or has pictures. My grandfather Max Windrich played the French horn. I have some pictures if anyone is interested.


Judge Harald  from  Rostock, Germany  on  3/24/2007 6:44:51 AM  at
This guestbook is a treasure trove. In January, I found the entries of several students from the school in Tyssa, which I also visited until 1942. I never thought that this would remind me of my former school. With a representative of this class, I made initial contacts by e-mail and am pleased that we can have a friendly exchange of ideas. Harald Richter formerly Tyssa Nr.375


Judge Harald  from  Rostock, Germany  on  3/10/2007 10:56:15 AM  at
I am pleased that both of us have been working closely together for two years now and that with the support of numerous former hometown friends you could make your homepage interesting with pictures from the old homeland, with class pictures, but especially with your Tyssa village map with numerous house pictures .. I wish you further Good luck with your interesting home research. Harald Richter formerly Tyssa Nr.375


Gerhard Lochner  from  Witten, Germany  on  3/7/2007 8:27:53 AM  at
Hello, I have been a lot in Kulm with my grandfather Josef Adler and partly went to school in Karbitz. Unfortunately, I have no connections to former schoolmates anymore. Maybe someone will answer?


Szermerski, Heinz  from  Germany  on  2/20/2007 9:59:06 AM  at
Hello Peter Dittrich, apparently your e-mail address is wrong. I do not get a connection. Write to my e-mail address. Greetings to Gerlinde


Rudolf Pueschel  from  Mountain View, California  on  2/9/2007 11:06:43 PM  at
The “Peterswald Baroque Cross Action Committee” announces the opening of an account for the purpose of raising funds for the renovation of the monument erected in 1796. Bank: BW Bank. Bank code: 60050101. Account number: 7493000036. Account reference: Ant.kreuz Peterswald. Account Manager: Hilde Waurig. – Best Regards from California!


Peter Dittrich  from  Ústí n / Labem  on  2/9/2007 6:27:12 AM  at
Hello Mr. Szermerski! My name is Peter Dittrich and Mrs. Gerlinde is my great-grandmother. And I’m waiting for your answer, then I’ll write back to you.


David Bláha  from  tisa  on  2/9/2007 6:26:18 PM  at
My name is David Bláha. I am in eighth grade. I live in Tisá for fifteen years. I’m learning German. My hobbies are playing football, playing hockey.


David Novotný  from  ČR Ústí nad Labem  on  2/9/2007 6:16:44 AM  at
My name is David and I live in Tisa. Our house is new. I am 13 years old and I am attending elementary school in Tisa. We have new windows, doors, many computers, benches, chairs, and so on. There are many new houses in Tisa.


Vladimír  from  Usti n / L, ČR  on  2/8/2007 2:20:39 AM  at
My name is Vladimir and I live in Tyssa. I am 15 years old and I am attending elementary school in Tyssa. We have new windows, doors, computers, benches, chairs, and so on. In Tyssa are many new houses.


Steve  from  Tisa, Czech Republic  on  2/8/2007 2:19:07 AM  at
Hi. My name is Steve and I’m 15 years old. I attend elementary school in Tisa. Tisa is a very nice village.


Hana Mazáková  from  Tisa, Czech Republic  on  1/31/2007 3:37:52 AM  at
Hello my name is Hana. I’m going to the eighth grade elementary school. I live in Tisa in a family house No. 301. I was born in Tisa and live here since 1992. My hobbies are horse riding, reading, math, gymnastics …!


Vojtisek  from  Czech Republic – Tyssa  on  1/31/2007 3:37:25 AM  at
Hello, I live in Tyssa and my name is Vojtisek. I was born in Aussig on the Elbe and have lived here since 1992. In our school we learn German.


Murnik David  from  Czech Republic  on  1/31/2007 3:35:31 AM  at
Hello, my name is Murnik David, my grandfather was Dolezal Vaclav since died v 62 years. I go to 8 class and live in Peterswald. I’m 16 years old


David Babaèa  from  Tyssa No. 406  on  1/31/2007 3:33:16 AM  at
My grandfather’s name is Frantisek Skrivanek and he was also a pupil in the elementary school of Tyssa. He is 73 years old. I am his grandchild.


Milan Guza  from  Peterswald, ÈR  on  1/30/2007 2:39:39 AM  at
I am a student from elementary school in Tisa. I went to Peterswald until grade 5. I live in Peterswald in a family house No. 405. I was born in Peterswald and have lived here since 1991. In our school we learn German.


Denis  from  Peterswald, Czech Republic  on  1/30/2007 2:19:47 AM  at


Pierre Francé  from  94420 Le Plessis Trevise (Paris), France  on  1/15/2007 1:01:59 PM  at
I am the great-grandson of Adolf Franzé, born in Peterswald (around 1850?). His son Rudolf Franzé (Vienna 1874 – Budapest 1943) was a well-known scientist and has explained in his autobiography the origin of his name: his great-grandfather was a soldier in the Napoleonic army, who was wounded on August 30, 1813 in the Battle of Kulm and Nollendorf and who stayed in a nearby village. He is said to have married his nurse, a Saxon teacher’s daughter. He called himself and the children he produced, “le Francais”, the Frenchman. Afterwards, my grandfather changed his name to Raoul Francé. Who can tell me more about this story and the Franzé family? Thanks in advance and best regards from Paris, Pierre Francé.


Danielle Waslander  from  France  on  1/11/2007 7:29:48 AM  at
Looking for the name: Hiebsch / Hipsch / Hupsch. My ancestor was born in Leschtine (Kreis Aussig, Bohemia) under the name Hiebsch, Johann Christoph (born 1747) and married Apolonia Wench / Wenchy (i). Her father was Christoph Wench and her mother Elisabeth? Or any other language from this administrative district (district). I can read English but do not write it. Thank you.


Frank Lindner  from  Roßtal, Germany  on  11/8/2006 2:47:37 PM  at
My grandparents Alfred and Maria Hackel operated a hotel in Tyssa before the war. Both are unfortunately dead. Unfortunately, my mother can remember very, very little (born 1941) and her older sisters all live in Vancouver, BC, Canada and can not remember much. I am interested in old documents and documents of my grandparents concerning the hotel business, as well as photos, etc. I am grateful for everything.


Drechsler, Marven  from  Kaiserslautern, Germany  on  9/1/2006 1:34:36 PM  at
Hello I am the Marven from Germany maybe you can help me. Looking for relatives of my Fam. My ancestors come from Jungferndorf and Weissbach.If you can help me, please contact me. Greetings from Germany.


Renee Ostrander  from  Albion, Nebraska, United States  on  8/23/2006 10:25:07 AM  at
My great-grandmother was born in Peterswald in 1866. Her name was Albertina Hahlweg, daughter of John and Amelia Hahlweg. I am looking for any information to trace our ancestry further back.


Szermerski, Heinz  from  Quickborn, Germany  on  8/7/2006 1:04:01 AM  at
At the age of 13, from 1944-45, I lived with my mother in Peterswald with Frau Dittrich. She had a daughter Gerlinde who taught me to ski. In May 1945 we experienced the end of the war in Peterswald. At the end of May, we were expelled from the authorities. As a Berliner, we had to leave Peterswald as soon as possible. I would now like to know something about the whereabouts (fate) of this family Dittrich. Gerlinde will probably have married, lead a different name. So maybe there is someone who knows Gerlinde Dittrich and knows something about the rest of his life. Gerlinde was in 1945 about 15 years old. Maybe someone knows, even after this long time to report something. Thank you, Heinz Szermerski


S. Wolf  from  Germany  on  7/29/2006 1:39:09 PM  at
I’m looking for my ancestors or sidelines of the family. My grandparents were Wilhem Wolf and Marie Wolf. Gröschel from Peterswald House No. 257. Who can help me with my research? Many Thanks! S. Wolf


Walter Ritschel  from  Nideggen (D)  on  4/17/2006 3:50:02 AM  at
In search of my grandfather Karl Teubner, bump into the shattered remains of Ritschel’s. My father’s name was also Walter Ritschel and his father Paul Ritschel from Weipert. If you can fill the gaps sideways, you might get in touch by e-mail.


Dieter König  from  Frankfurt / Main / Reichensachsen  on  4/9/2006 6:02:02 AM  at  zyxo (aatt)
Hello Dear Heimatfreunde, this website is very nicely structured. Did you read in “Trei da Hejmt”. My family comes from Barken, Kreis Tetschen Bodenbach. Maybe someone can help me in terms of “Tyssa walls”. We had made a trip there in 1967 and somewhere we came across an overgrown rock, a grave-like structure. I was only 13 years old and can not remember where it was. I hope someone can help me. Or today to the meeting of the home circle Tetschen-Bodenbach, as every 2.Sunday in the month, the home meeting of the circle Tetschen-Bodenbach in the canteen of the Hessian broadcasting takes place at 14 o’clock, to come over and bring along the information. It greets you Dieter King.


Gerhard Kasper  from  Frankfurt am Main De.  on  4/8/2006 5:08:16 PM  at  gerdk31 (aatt)
Hello friends of the hometown, today I have received “Trei da Hejmt!” As Bodenbacher and read in it from your HP. As a child, I often took the train to Teplitz / Weißkirchlitz to visit my grandparents and I am glad that I will drive this route in June again when I visit my last relatives in Teplitz for a week and make a detour to Bodenbach. Unfortunately, the old beauty of the valley is totally spoiled by the prefabricated buildings. Another “unfortunately”: That so few of our compatriots find access to the Web. That is a shame, what could you exchange so many memories and pictures. I have alienated my address, so that it is not found by search engines, there is also my year of birth in it. All the best and a nice Easter wishes Gerhard.


A. Kraut  from  Santa Cruz, Spain  on  3/27/2006 5:05:41 PM  at
According to family tree, my ancestors built the herb mill in Tyssa. I search in this way a few photos and possibly reports to the Krautmühle. As early as 1968, my grandfather Friedmund Kraut had been looking for photos in the home magazine “Trei da Hejmt”. Since I am only at the beginning of my search, I would be happy about everything. And great that you have such a page. Kind regards. A. cabbage


Renate from Babka, b. Beil  from  Backnang, Germany  on  2/5/2006 4:37:35 PM  at
By chance, I came to your side and I was very happy to learn more about the home of my parents, Hedwig and Franz Beil and my grandparents, since I was born here in 1953 in Backnang. I was visiting Peterswald with my parents in the 60s and was very shocked by how the current situation is shaping up there. I would like to learn more about my great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents. Are there any entries in church books that can be viewed? In the coming year, I would like to plan a trip to Peterswald and also visit acquaintances from my parents, who we were living at the time, the Prochaska family.


Meyerhoff, Ellen, b. Zechel  from  Germany  on  1/25/2006 2:07:18 PM  at
Who knows a family Julius Zechel from Teplitz-Schönau, barley or Mariaschein?


Ullrich Gross  from  Eltz, Luxembourg  on  1/22/2006 7:14:10 AM  at
We are looking for information about the parents of Theresia Tampe, married to Weckend, born. on April 26, 1848 in Raiza no.12. His father’s name was Franz, his mother Veronika, née. Hiebsch. Many Thanks


Judge Harald  from  Rostock Germany  on  1/2/2006 8:33:26 AM  at
I wish all hometown friends, who also follow this detailed documentation about our former homeland as interested as I, who lived in Tyssa Nr.375, a happy and healthy new year.


Rudolf Pueschel  from  Mountain View, USA  on  12/12/2005 1:16:06 PM  at
“Researched in detail and worked up are reports of families from Krumau, Mies or Peterswald” writes Ernst Korn in the Sudetendeutschen Zeitung from 9.12.05 in the presentation of the latest work of Sidonia Dedina “The Pyrrhic victory of Edvard Benesch”. Thus Peterswald has become an irrevocable part of the expulsion literature. Dedina’s book covers 640 pages, costs EUR 22 and can be obtained from the home district of Mies-Pilsen, PO Box 127, 91542 Dinkelsbuehl, Tel 09851 53003, Fax 53004, Email A translation into English is in progress. – Rudolf Pueschel.


Judge Harald  from  Rostock Germany  on  11/15/2005 3:36:27 AM  at
The posts in your homepage about our old homeland, be it the interesting posts, the maps or the old maps, in whose footsteps I’ve wandered mentally and rediscovered along forgotten place names – all this makes me happy every time. But your guestbook can also be a “treasure trove”, I recently discovered. Here I discovered during the “Durchblättern” under the entry of 1/2/2003 by Mr. Toepfer from Jena / Thuringia, that his ancestors also come from my hometown Tyssa. I am glad that I found another “home friend” in this way. I wish you continued success in your extensive work.


Judge Harald  from  Rostock Germany  on  9/29/2005 5:26:48 AM  at
After getting to know your interesting homepage and reading my contribution there about “Tyssa and his school”, Mr. Eberhard Löbel from Jena / Thuringia Germany came to see me, whose father Ernst Löbel lived in Tyssa Broche No. 6 and 222 and teacher in this school was. He was very happy to hear from his school and I thank you that you have helped as a “master builder” to this wide friendship bridge with your homepage. I wish you all the best and happy work. H. Richter.


Matthias Langheinrich  from  78266 / Büsingen Germany  on  9/29/2005 5:26:14 AM  at
Hello my name is Matthias Langheinrich and I am looking for information about my grandfather, Emil Worsch from Tetschen-Bodenbach-Biela. He is 1940? died. My mother’s name was Ingeborg Langheinrich, b. Worsch, born in Biela. My grandmother’s name was Anna? Worsch, and worked in a chocolate shop. I would be very pleased if I could find out more about my family. Maybe a visitor of this homepage knows something about this family.My grandmother Anna Worsch is 1942? died. I would also like to have information about relatives still living today, as I have unfortunately received too little information from my mother. Best regards, Matthias Langheinrich / Büsingen.


Dieter Kraus  from  Freising, Germany  on  8/17/2005 7:10:08 PM  at
Good day! I am 50% Peterswalder. My father is Kurt Kraus, son of Maria u. Karl Kraus (née Wolf). All unfortunately already died. By chance, I discovered her homepage, and was able to read the lyrics, content to story. I have a question: In the description of the development history of the button factory Wolf, in 1914 a Maria Wolf is mentioned. Is this my grandma ?! And is the aforementioned father This Maria Wolf, Gustav Wolf (Wofensgust) my great-grandfather? Maybe you can give me some hints. Thank you for your effort, and best regards, Dieter Kraus


Volker Lange  from  Weissach im Tal / Backnang  on  8/11/2005 1:19:33 PM  at
I am looking for my ancestors from Nollendorf No. 50. His name is Franz Kinzel, or Künzel. (I have a document which testifies to this change of name.) He was married to Anna Kühnel (Nollendorf). He was a farmer-yard / good owner. He had at least one son: Kinzel, Franz Anton Heinrich, born 1807 in Nollendorf No. 50. This was a roofer and went to (Neustadt-) Eberswalde northeast of Berlin where he married Kortmann, Anna Therese Henriette (1837). He must have had a sister, because his youngest son Albert (1837) was several years with his uncle Albert Bail in Nollendorf where he personally picked him up and got a pass from the sexton who was also called Ludwig Bail! I thank you for every hint.


Rudolf Pueschel  from  Mountain View, United States  on  7/14/2005 8:14:17 PM  at
The Sudeten German Day in Augsburg, a homecoming in Hainburg, and visits to Peterswald, Tyssa, Raiza, Nollendorf, Kulm, Carlsbad, Eger and Wittenberg were stays of a 2-month trip to Europe. Achievements were exhibition of products of the former Peter Walder “metal goods Pueschelmuehle” Knopffabrik (1879-1945) in the local history museum in Seligenstadt and set up a memorial and memorial plaque on the family grave in the dilapidated cemetery in Peterswald. Both are worth a visit for those who come for other reasons in the vicinity of these places. – Rudolf Pueschel.


Edith Fischer  from  Finkenbach, Hessen, Germany  on  7/8/2005 1:36:25 PM  at
I think of the letter in the Aussiger messenger from May 2005 (Johann Böhm MdL) “Our mission continues: We must prevent that we are also driven out of the story. This is a commitment we owe to our ancestors. “Sincerely, and all the best for your work, Edith Fischer.


Judge Harald  from  Rostock, Germany  on  5/3/2005 11:58:55 AM  at
My entry today should not only be an appreciation of your great achievements in the design of your interesting web-side. Today I would like to express once again thanks to Mr. Horst Langer (formerly Tyssa / fallow no. 106, now in the USA) and to Ms Köbler, b. Pohler (formerly Tyssa / fallow no. 108, now in Canada), who first enabled me to contact you. The connection came about as these hometown friends read my contribution in our hometown titled “Tyssa – a Winter’s Tale” and wrote me down. The result was a friendly and home-based email exchange, which I am very pleased and at the same time proud that I could provide you for the further design of your web-side photos from the old homeland. I never thought, that after such a long time and with such great distances, once again “Four Tyssaers” would meet again. I wish you continued success and best regards.


Harald Richter  from  Rostock, Germany  on  4/18/2005 12:11:37 PM  at
I am glad that you are doing such an interesting and diligent work about our old homeland. I am particularly pleased that you have designed my old hometown Tyssa, where I lived until 1945 in house no. 375, so extensively. I wish you continued success and all the best. Best regards, H. Richter


Edith Fischer  from  Finkenbach, Odenwald  on  4/11/2005 11:23:16 AM  at
Best regards from the Odenwald. We are sitting in front of the screen, have the Peterswalder page open and talk about the past. It’s great to talk to my children / grandchildren about where our roots were. Many greetings to all friends of the home, Edith Fischer, born. Zappe, Peterswald House No. 10 / Jungferndorf House No. 1.


Annette Rätzel  from  Frankfurt (Oder), Germany  on  2/9/2005 9:50:54 AM  at
I’m currently doing family research and unfortunately I’m in my mother’s family. Regina Elisabeth Riha, who was born in Schönwald in 1937, does not continue to be able to complete the existing information. Her parents were Josef Riha and Elisabeth Franziska, b. Ritschel. Can anyone still remember these people? I would be very happy about a message.


Richard Gebhart  from  Tomslake, BC Canada  on  1/21/2005 4:39:06 PM  at
I was born in Ober-Arbesau 1919; from 1927 to 1938 in Peterswald. If someone wants to write me my name recognizes I would be happy to hear from him.


Karl Horst Langer  from  Huntley, IL USA  on  12/24/2004 7:44:18 PM  at
Born in Tyssa fallow # 106. All the best for 2005!


David Weigend  from  Frankfurt / Main  on  11/10/2004 7:12:01 PM  at
I’m trying to find out more about my family right now. So far I know the following: The grandfather of my grandmother’s name was Anton Ritschel. From his marriage with unknown Josef, Franz, Gustav, Anton, Mina, Marie, Anna and Wenzel Ritschel emerged. I know about Wenzel Ritschel that he was born in Schönwald in 1889 and died in 1951 in Weilheim, Bavaria. His children are Hildegard (Weigend) (born 1922 in Schönwald, lives in Frankfurt / Main), Maria (Nitschke) (born 1921 in Schönwald, died 1989 in the Taunus), Elisabeth (Pissner) (born 1927 in Schönwald, lives in Thuringia) and Wenzel (born 1924, lives in the district of Grimma). Furthermore, I know that the flight from the Czech Republic ended briefly and for some longer term in Mecklenburg. Unfortunately, I do not know anything about the other family branch Weigend aus Raiza. I’m really happy about any help. Thanks, David Weigend


Werner Neumann  from  Halberstadt, Germany  on  11/2/2004 11:53:36 AM  at
My mother-in-law, Margarete Jung born Thiele, was born on June 9, 1911 in Peterswald. The family lived in house no. 322 whose mother was Thiele.Later she married a flower-stepping; Grandparents were called Körtel. A daughter Emma or Edeltraut Blumentritt is said to have had a hat shop. Who can tell me more about the family?


Rudolf Pueschel  from  Mountain View, California  on  10/28/2004 8:53:00 PM  at
A group of former Peterswalder has decided to erect a memorial in the dilapidated cemetery in Peterswald to commemorate the Germans buried there since AD 1235. I ask for ideas and suggestions. – Irrespective of this, in May 2005, I will place a plate in memory of my grandfather, buried there and his posthumous human, transferred to Galicia in 1915 to the former family grave. A visit to the tomb during your next visit to Peterswald is welcome! – On the occasion of a visit to the mayor of Peterswalden, in order to obtain permission to record, I obtained a copy of the sketch of the northern half of the cemetery. If someone wants to locate the grave of his ancestors, this sketch would help. Rudolf Pueschel.


Rudolf Pueschel  from  Mountain View, California  on  10/28/2004 8:40:23 PM  at
The Heimatmuseum in Seligenstadt near Offenbach has started an exhibition on the history and products of the former Peterswald metal goods factory Pueschelmuehle. Visit the museum of local history in the castle Seligenstadt on the next visit in this traditional city. – With kind regards from California, Rudolf Pueschel.


Walter Schönbach  from  Germany  on  9/28/2004 4:34:54 PM  at
I was in Peterswald last weekend with my wife. It’s really howling. To the left and right of the street are Vietnamese stalls. Everything else is forfeited. At the weekend, the sheet avalanche rolls to Peterswald to refuel cheap. It stinks of exhaust fumes. I can not come here that fast.


Beate Ritschel  from  Germany  on  8/13/2004 8:00:37 AM  at
I need information about my ancestors, who come from Peterwald, especially the last name and first name of my great-grandmother. My father’s name was Walter Ritschel, son of Julius Ritschel, murdered in the detention center around 1945 and Emma, who died in 1933. I’m glad about every hint.


Ilse Ickert Handley  from  Oak Harbor, Washington, USA  on  4/26/2004 2:25:23 PM  at
I would like to know what happened to Pockau, Tellnitz, Gartitz, etc. after 1945.


Karl-Hartmut Blesik  from  Saxony  on  3/12/2004 1:30:13 PM  at
Dear friends of Peterswald! The spa development and promotion association Bad Gottleuba – Berggießhübel e. V. (, the memorial stone of the Olympic Torch Relay of 1936 will be redone with a ceremony on 1 May, equipped with new benches around it and equipped with an information showcase, returned to the public (the stone is being cleaned and the writing is being reworked). We are in the process of making a documentary about the Torch Relay, but our information begins only at the border. Does anyone have any knowledge and / or documentation about the torch relay in Peterswald or about the track from Teplitz? Are there the names of the torchbearers? We look forward to every support. What else our club does, you can see on our website (via the city portal of Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel). In any case, first of all best thanks for your interest! Regards Karl-Hartmut Blesik PS:


Heinz Ritschel  from  35708 Haiger (D)  on  3/1/2004 2:47:22 PM  at
A very interesting site about the old home of my parents both from Tetschen-Bodenbach (Biela / Kalmswiese) were. A greeting to all who hold the memory of the old home. Mfg, Heinz Ritschel



Pierre Francé  from  94420 Le Plessis Trevise (Paris), France  on  2/9/2004 10:34:56 PM  at
I am the great-grandson of Adolf Franzé, born in Peterswald (around 1850?). His son Rudolf Franzé (Vienna 1874 – Budapest 1943) was a well-known natural scientist and has explained in his autobiography the origin of his name: his great-grandfather had been a soldier in the Napoleonic army, who was wounded on August 30, 1813 in the Battle of Kulm and Nollendorf was and remained in a nearby village. He is said to have married his nurse, a Saxon teacher’s daughter. He called himself and the children he produced, “le Francais”, the Frenchman. Afterwards, my grandfather changed his name to Raoul Francé. Who can tell me more about this story and the Franzé family? Thanks in advance and best regards from Paris, Pierre Francé
I made a website about my grandfather:


Burkhard Götzl  from  Laubach, Germany  on  12/26/2003 2:46:39 PM  at
Hello Nollendorfer, I’m looking for a family researcher who deals with Nollendorf and is ready for a data exchange. The ancestor of my wife is on 07.07.1859 in Nollendorf no. 33 born as Anton Nitsche. He died in 1900 in Tischau or Eichwald. On 13.02.1882 he married Anna Webersinke in Nollendorf born on 29.05.1858 in Liesdorf, died on 18.03.1918 in Eichwald. They had 6 children. I am thankful for every hint. Greetings from the Hessian, Burkhard Götzl (genealogy homepage with guestbook)


Karl Horst Langer  from  Huntley, IL USA  on  12/25/2003 11:27:28 AM  at
Merry Christmas and a HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR to All!


Rudolf Pueschel  from  Mountain View, United States  on  12/3/2003 9:24:06 PM  at
In search of the address of the local government, I discovered old pictures of Peterswald, Nollendorf, Jungferndorf, Schoenwald, Streckenwald and Adolfsgruen. Have a look and have a look at them. – I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I am looking forward to the cooperation in the coming year. All the best, Rudi.


Herbert Klepsch  from  Backnang, Wurttemberg  on  7/21/2003 10:33:15 AM  at
Mr. Zechel, greetings to you. I was allowed to meet you in Hainburg. Your homepage Peterswald is great. When Nollendorfer map I have noticed two errors: the house No. 34 and 84 are mutually exchange!


A. Henry Zimmermann  from  Brand-Erbisdorf  on  7/9/2003 5:28:57 PM  at
Successful pages! As we move from time to time in the area around Tyssa by foot, I know this corner quite well. Our experiences from last month: After Eiland and also Tyssa one likes to come again, the places have become quite attractive again. In Raitza, the foxes say good night, much is no longer available – Neuhof and hunger cloth are completely gone. And Peterswald is unfortunately only suitable to pass quickly. Dreadful, the garden gnome and Vietnamese invasion that never stops when you walk through the place. And yet another hint: In Tyssa in front of the church is now since January every day (seriously!) The Czech police and cashed (mainly German) from motorists who do not carry a “D” on the vehicle or certain things not in the trunk with him to lead. And as we ourselves could observe from the beer garden, the business is profitable. Best regards


Helga Knipp geb.Löbel  from  Kall, Germany  on  3/30/2003 7:28:47 AM  at
Hello everybody. Some time ago I visited my old home Peterswald. It touched me a lot to see the place of my youth again, but at the same time shocking, the masses of traders in town. A little nice sight. Will it still dare to drive again. Greetings Helga Knipp, b. Löbel


Prof. Dr. Gerold Wünsch  from  30966 Hemmingen  on  3/28/2003 8:47:59 PM  at
Some ancestors are from Königswald and are referred to as “Fusszecher”. What does that mean? – Is there any information about the blacksmith Wünsch / Weigend in Königswald?


Volker Schmidt  from  Augsburg  on  2/28/2003 6:58:29 AM  at
My ancestors come from Bohemia on the mother’s side. For example, my mother’s grandfather (Josef Brechensbauer) was still a teacher in Teplitz and also worked as an Erzgebirge local historian. Among other things, he is said to have written or at least contributed to: “From my home village Schönwald in the Erzgebirge”. Does anyone know this work? Great, by the way, that there are such web pages as yours!


Rudolf Pueschel  from  Mountain View, CA, USA  on  2/7/2003 11:11:34 PM  at
I allow myself to make two additions to Franz Gruss’ contribution. 1. The “Peterswalder Strasse” is partially laid out along the old “Salzstrasse”, on which the vital raw material salt from the area around Halle / Saale was created after the salt-free boehmen before the local foundation around 1240. 2. On the “Peterswalder Strasse”, before the construction of the state railway along the Elbe, the stagecoach Vienna-Prague-Dresden-Berlin and vice versa. As a border town, Peterswald had profited greatly from it and at that time was even bigger than Aussig in terms of population.


Herbert Pietschmann  from  80638 Munich  on  1/29/2003 4:53:36 PM  at
Dear Peterswalder hometown friends, the consequences of the Elbe flood made it necessary to drive to Peterchen to Tetschen last year. So we also got to know this (once certainly more beautiful) place once. We recently had the thought to once again look at your homepage. Take a look at the homepage “”. The national newspaper of the Germans in Bohemia, Moravia and (Sudeten-) Silesia is in my opinion worth to be listed also with the contacts. Sincerely send you Herbert and Waltraud Pietschmann (Politz on the Elbe / Brno, now Munich)


Greetings  from  Berlin  on  1/27/2003 4:47:59 PM  at
Dear Mr. Zechel, the homepage is successful. This speaks of loyalty and closeness to the home community, commitment to the preservation and dissemination of times long gone, but never forgotten times and moments. Design and content correspond to my time. It is more than just a homepage par excellence, whose creator deserves thanks and appreciation. It is legitimate that Peterswald is central. The village has its unique history.Napoleon’s troops once crossed the main road, marched Wehrmacht columns from the “Reich” to the Sudetenland in 1938, fired the Russian tanks in 1945, and in 1968 dragged the treks of refugees and displaced persons, dragging the miserable columns of death marches out of the concentration camps. The citizens from the former GDR roared into the Czech countryside and everything else happened. So the homepage is not only a reminder for the former inhabitants, but also enlightenment for all those who live there today and for the descendants whose ancestors pulled one way or another through Peterswald. What happened in Peterswald, as people experienced it, was also transferred to Nollendorf, Tellnitz, Arbesau, Kulm etc. along the new Teplitzer Straße, Reichsstraße, Kaiserstraße or whatever it is called. If we continue to enjoy the beauty of nature, what was once created by the ancestors and what remains of it, we stop at the monuments, enjoy the viewpoints that are so abundant there and let our thoughts run free. Yours sincerely, F. Gruß,


Reinhilde Stadelmann  from  Saxony bei Ansbach  on  1/2/2003 4:23:46 PM  at
Our Erzgebirge lives again. My roots are in Ebersdorf. I’m the granddaughter of Half-Toni from Schinderwinkel. I do not know how to create a homepage for Ebersdorf. I would have collected enough material already. I wish you many happy visitors to your homepage who appreciate the work. With kind regards Reinhilde Stadelmann


Dr. Toepfer  from  Jena, Thuringia  on  1/2/2003 8:35:42 AM  at
Many thanks for the informative page about Peterswald and surroundings. My grandfather Franz Schuster had a barber shop in Tyssa, No. 392. After the war, the family came to Thuringia. The great-grandfather Karl Wolf (born 1872 in Peterswald) lived in Tyssa in house no. 84. Other known surnames are: Rüster, Schönbach, Bernhardt. I also have an original photo of Tyssa fallow with snowdrifts from 1937. Best regards from Thuringia: Your U. Töpfer, Homepage:


Rudolf Pueschel  from  United States  on  12/21/2002 11:36:08 AM  at
The following website should be interesting for many “Peterswalder and others”: – Merry Christmas and a happy new year! – RFPueschel.


Gerti Harzl  from  Austria (Austria)  on  11/3/2002 1:14:49 PM  at
Does anyone remember the great northern lights of January 25, 1938 that were visible all over Europe? I would be very happy about newspaper reports from archives or eyewitness reports! See


Walter Schönbach  from  Lützen, Saxony-Anhalt.  on  10/29/2002 11:44:21 AM  at
I was very happy about her reporting on Peterswald, where my father was born on April 2, 1920. He told us a lot about the “Old Homeland”. And here I can empathize again. With friend Greetings, Schönbach Walter.


Karl Horst Langer  from  Chicago United States  on  9/11/2002 10:31:00 AM  at
Many greetings and good success with your web site wishes Karl Horst Langer until 1945 Tyssa fallow no. 106. Out of Chicago, USA since 1949.


Walter Heinrich  from  Strausberg / Country Brandenburg  on  8/28/2002 12:37:15 PM  at
Congratulations on your successful homepage. I was Schneeberger and from 1942 until our expulsion to Tyssa school. From this time I know many hometown friends from Tyssa, Raiza and Eiland and like to remember this school time, although the way to school of about 7 km was not always easy, especially in winter. But at the time you were still young and did not take many things so tragically. Many greetings to all hometown friends.


Gerhard Stieber  from  Strausberg near Berlin  on  8/26/2002 2:49:53 PM  at
To learn more about Peterswald is interesting and enjoyable for me. My father was born in 1906 in Peterswald.


Rudolf Pueschel  from on  8/17/2002 2:12:25 PM  at
During a recent visit to Canada’s Sudeten settlement in British Columbia, I met a former Peterswalder who had to flee from the Gestapo in 1938. He is born in 1919 and nephew of the sugar baker and carrier Novak. His address: Richard Gebhart, POBox 139, Tomslake BC V02 2L0 Canada. He would certainly look forward to a contact. RFPueschel.


Volkmar Witschel  from  D-01796 Pirna, Saxony  on  4/14/2002 5:18:32 AM  at
I look forward to the activities of your association and I wish you all the best for all your common projects and good luck. What connects me with your home community is the fact that I am greeted by the Sattelberg in the distance from my apartment building. Unfortunately, this beautiful mountain has been forgotten in recent years. All roads to the summit are overgrown. It should not stay that way! At the moment I am very much involved in reviving this tourist destination on the grounds of your former neighbor municipality Schönwald. In addition to a lookout tower, the Christ Cross should also find its worthy place and, of course, a refuge should also be built. That does not happen overnight. I search for informational material about the mountain and contemporary witnesses,


Walter Worsch  from  01768 Glashütte-Schlottwitz  on  2/27/2002 4:20:37 AM  at
In search of information about my birthplace Peterswald I found your web page.
In her pictures I also found the house of my parents, the forge at the time. Thank you for this informative work on our hometown.


Rudolf Pueschel  from  Mountain View, California  on  2/24/2002 8:56:48 PM  at
I was with my brother and his son on 21-22. January 2002 in Peterswald and surroundings. We wanted to experience once again Peterswald in the snow. Unfortunately it was raining. Surprises: In front of Air Restaurant Petrovice, a beer seller wanted to tell me that he has been entitled to the stuffed poppy for 200 years. The Nollendorfer Schenke alias Restaurace Napoleon has been transformed into the bordello Paradiso. The Schönwalder church has been painted from the outside and its roof is repaired (Weiss jemend, who financed it?) In Schneeberg there are new Überrnachtungsmöglichkeiten. – Best regards from California, RF Pueschel.


Siegfried Schönbach  from  Dresden, Germany  on  1/20/2002 11:46:40 AM  at
Nice that I can learn something about my birthplace here. I have read the pages with great interest. Thank you very much. MFG from Dresden.


Rudolf Pueschel  from  Mountain View, United States  on  12/10/2001 2:08:36 PM  at
Dear Bernd, I am glad that our cooperation works so well. I now know that also Peterswald (not only Petrovice) has a future. – Merry Christmas 2001 and a Happy New Year 2002. – Rudi.


Wilhelm & Edeltraud Köbler, b. Pohler  from  Abbotsford, BC, Canada  on  10/21/2001 11:33:44 PM  at
It is a pleasure to be able to exchange memories from the old homeland!
Edeltraud Köbler, b. Pohler, Tyssa fallow No. 108.


Martina Heller  from  Stuttgart, Germany  on  10/21/2001 1:34:42 PM  at
My “Heller” -Proceeds are from Tyssa, probably the family is about 1790.
A few ancestors also come from Peterswald (Setmacher No. 63) and Schönwald (Ritschel No. 7). Otherwise come my ancestors (the line of my father) from Eulau, Riegersdorf, Neschwitz, etc. I think the homepage is well done! Greetings, Martina


Barry Perthen  from  Crawley, England  on  7/8/01 4:51:48 AM  at
My family came back from Tyssa, a place I’ve visited on my way back to 1620. They first lived in Tyssa around 1800 having come from ears. I have thus acquired a lot of documents and photographs dating from the 1880’s. Is there any other information available about the place and those that lived there?


Rudolf Pueschel  from  Mountain View, United States  on  7/5/01 5:14:42 PM  at
Mr Zechel, congratulations on the production of the website “Peterswald”. All native Peters forests, to which I belong, owe you thanks and appreciation.


Möser Rudolf  from  Langenbach / Saxony, Germany  on  7/2/01 5:00:36 PM  at
I spent my childhood in Peterswald. Unfortunately, we were expelled from our home in 1946. We now live near Zwickau / Saxony.


Paul  from  Hamburg, Germany  on  2/19/01 7:23:48 AM  at
I spent my childhood in Peterswald. Then I lived for 30 years in Aussig on the Elbe – was pleased about your contribution.


Reinhilde Stadelmann  from  Saxony, Germany  on  2/6/01 4:09:58 PM  at
Mr Zechel, I think it’s great that you put the place Peterswald as well as the story on the internet. My roots are also in the Erzgebirge from Ebersdorf. I’m doing something similar for Ebersdorf. Maybe I can turn to you with advice.
Greetings, R. Stadelmann