Schönwalder Timetable 1100 - 1923

1100   At this time Schönwald has surely existed as a small village.

1169   Schönwald is called as a church place (pulcher mons).

1200   Schönwald is said to have belonged to the monastery Osseg. (?)

1300   Schönwald belongs to the reign of Graupen.

1360   Nikolaus Gundrami is appointed pastor in Schönwald. 
            Installer is the pastor of Ebersdorf.

1363  The priest James becomes pastor of Schoenwald. 
             Installer is the pastor of Eulau.

In 1468   , Nickel Winter is a municipal judge in Schönwald.

1487   Timo von Kolditz sells the barons Graupen and accessories 
            to Ernst von Schönburg by 15,000 guilders.

1495  The congregation Schönwald belongs to the diocese of Meissen.

1537 – 1547   Disputes between Kursachsen and Bohemia because of 
            undefined borders, so also because of a creek near Schoenwald. 
            To determine commissions take place.

1580   Tam (Damian) of Sebottendorf buys parts of the reign of Graupen 
            and founds a new reign “Schönwald”. (Schönwald, Peterswald, 
            Nollendorf and forest tracks at Sernitz and Tellnitz.

1620   The rule Schoenwald is confiscated by the treasury.

1622   Damian von Ottendorf buys it, but is expelled as a Lutheran.

1624   The Herrschaút comes to Baron Franz Courrières. (Kurirar)

1632   The Saxons plunder Schoenwald.   Damian von Ottendorf comes with 
            the imperial army to Schönwald 
and takes over the rule. In 
            September, he must leave the same, 
this time for ever.

1633   Count Nikolaus von Schönfeldt comes into the possession of the rule Schönwald.

1639   The Swedes devastate the place and burn down the church.

1647 – 1656   , the destroyed buildings are gradually rebuilt, in the 
             latter years also the church.

1649   Simon Gröschel is a stately official writer. Hanß Zechel, schoolmaster, 
 begins writing the church records.

1655   Schönwald arrives at the newly established diocese of Leitmeritz.

1663 April 24th . In Schönwald the first funeral sermon is held. 

1667   Nikolaus Loew in Prague pours three new bells for the church.

1671   Pastor Ignatio, on the estate of the pastor, receives              interest for a number of years from church 
  funds Said pastor creates new 

In 1686   the organ built in Dresden is erected.

In 1696   the church is painted, new matrices are created and the data from 1671 is 

In 1697   the first chaplain Christian Pöckel works in the village.

1699  Count Josef Rudolph von Schönfeldt leaves his brother half of the 
              common property. Josef Franz is now the sole owner.

In 1701   the parish barn was rebuilt from scratch.

1704  Count Josef Rudolph makes v. Testament v. 1st oct. Point 18 a hospital 
               (Pfründner) foundation 
and a Kaplanstiftung. He bequeathed 
               1000 Reichsthaler to the church. The parish building is considered with 100 

1705  The rule passes to the sister of the above brothers. The husband of the 
               sister is Count 
Franz Ignatz Wratislav von Mitrowitz, governor of 

1706   Count named builds the donated hospital. On September 1, General Vicar 
               P. Tobias Joh. 
Frz. Hübner, former pastor in Schoenwald, the newly built 
               pilgrimage church in Mariaschein and 
transferred in this the miraculous image.

1707 June 9th . The heart of the hospital founder who died in Prague is buried in the 
               wall to the right of the altar and a marble plaque with an 
inscription is attached.

1708    Owners of the estate and his wife have 
a stone coat of arms inscribed above the door of the                castle .

1710    The main wall of the convertible dilapidated dwelling house must be provided                with a stiffener (support) by 
a carpenter.

1712   All the farmers of Schönwald and Peterswald seek robotic relief 
               for the carriage to Prödlitz. ( Without success! )

1714    , the newly built church in Böhm. Kahn inaugurated and on the same day 
               there married a 
couple from Schönwald.

In 1715  , the new wooden altar was erected in Schönwald. On November 23 
               , the oldest Pfründner who died in Snital, 96 1/2 years old, is buried.

1716    Master builder Peter Versa from Leitmeritz builds the new parish.

1719    In this year there were still some desert, ie abandoned goods in the place.

In 1720    the tower button was removed, the documents of 1656 rewritten 
               and completed and reloaded.

1720 May 21st . Erection of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk at house no. 196. 
               On the occasion of the canonization of John v. Chr. Nepomuk the                Schönwalder pilgrimage to Leitmeritz, where great festivities take place.

In 1732    the copper kettledrums still in use were bought. (31 fl 42 kr)

1742    The rule Schönwald must supply grain to Aussig, where even military 
                occupation lay.

1744 – 1745   The Prussian troops take a staked camp near Schoenwald.

In 1748   das.Bräuhaus was rebuilt from Leitmeritz master builder Peter Verta. 
                Prohibition of domination against arbitrary Sachsengehen.

1754   Construction of the Meierhof by the above master builder.

1756 Oct 27. . On the return from Lobositz, King Frederick the Great arrives 
                in Schönwald at 3 o’clock in the afternoon with 2 battalions and takes up his 
                quarters there overnight.

1757    Frederick the Great arrives on July 25th through Schönwald and marches to 
                the Kotta camp 
in Saxony.

In 1759    envoys from the city of Aussig have to go to Prussia. Feldkommissariat in 
150 ducats killed, so that the hostages Primator Eisbrich and 
                P. Münch are released.

1760    Due to the introduction of dysentery, the number of deaths increased this 
                year to 168.

1767    Pastor Schneider achieves that the Charwoche 
Christmas can be celebrated at the branch church in Peterswald as well as in the 
                mother church Schoenwald.

In 1771    the house numbers are introduced. (172 houses)

In 1776    , the Peterswalder and Schönwalder farmers once again 
                arrived for the Prödlitz robots 
. (Unsuccessful as 1712)

1778    In the so-called potato warfare, part of the Austrian army marches 
                past the Spitzberg 
to Saxony.

1779    Crown prince, later Emperor Josef II, travels 

the war zone and rides from                 Peterswald via Schönwald and Zinnwald to Osseg. 1783    The indebted rule Schönwald comes under receivership.                 The branch churches to Peterswald and Nollendorf become independent.

In 1790    the new church is built.

1791    Due to indebtedness, the estate belonging to Schönwalder estate Prödlitz is 
                sold to the owner 
of Türmitz.

1793    Freiherr von Hackelberg buys the rule Schönwald.

In 1795    , the new church was inaugurated by district dean Hesse.

1802   The rule comes to the 2 brothers Anton and Franz Wagner from Böhm. Kahn.

1808    The hospital building falls into decay.

1813    war year. Billets, deliveries, transport.   Introduction of the 
               Ruhr. The dilapidated hospital must be cleared away.

1822   The parish is tiled. The still usable, demolished 
               shingles come 
to the church roof.

1828   The rule comes because of disorderly economy in decay.

1835   The dilapidated school is rebuilt. Church and tower are covered with shingles 
  The school is dual-class.

1840   The community reforests the school forest because it 
               had aborted a piece in 1838 .

1842    The manufacturer Anton Balle in Zwickau buys the rule Schönwald. 
               The village street is being built 
and partially relocated.

1847    Construction of a spraying house. (In 1839, a fire-engine had been bought.)

1846    border inspection; 1847 Borderline between Bohemia u. Saxony through 
               its own 

1848   The National Guard consecrates its flag on August 13th. On 15 August 
               church parade. 
  On the occasion of the Constitution proclamation (new constitution) 
               a bonfire on the 

1849    advent of private money. The guilder plaques were cut into half and quarter 
  Militäreinquartierung. 360 man field hunter.

1850   municipal elections under the new electoral system. The previous judge will become 
               community leader.

1866    war year, passages of the Saxons and Prussia.

1867    big fire. It burned down the house no. 66, 67, 70, 291, 183, 185.

1878    Bank owner Emanuel Sommer from Böhm. Leipa buys the rule.

1880    On August 16, between Schönwald and Peterswald, a heavy 
               downpour broke down and 
caused much damage.

   The new school is built in 1881 and inaugurated on 4 June.

In 1882    the school became four-class. 

1892   Count Friedrich Westphalen in Kulm buys the rule Schönwald. The purchase price 
                is not mentioned in the chronicle.

1893   The Tellnitzer station is built.

1897 29., 30. and. July 31   Flooding due to cloudburst. A lot of damage.

1898    construction of the new road. (Friedrichstraße) through the forest to Tellnitz by 
Westphalen. The “Neuweg” is being developed by the municipality as a street 

In 1906    the Austrian General Staff was present 
in Schönwald 
with 25 staff officers and 9 upper officers, including 147 men                and 126 horses Solemn reception by the community,                school, clubs, etc. A major lived at 
school on 9th June. The Chief of                the General Staff and his escort were quartered in the castle.

1909   The iron road railing is built.

1911   Very dry year, drought, water and food waste.   On Dec. 31st test drive on 
               the newly built electric train to Tellnitz.

1912   On the 1st of January opening of the general traffic on the named course.

1913   Inauguration of the monument in Kulm and the observation tower in Nollendorf, as well as 
               the chapel at 
No. 134.

1914    beginning of the unfortunate world war; July 26th in part, on July 31 general 
  The electr. Light is on.

1916    Franziska Ritschel from No. 302 dies in asylum at the age of 100 years and 4 
               weeks, on 5 Sept. 
  On the 21st of November, Emperor Franz Josef I. dies and 
               Karl Franz Josef joins the government.

1917    Famine in the Erzgebirge. Decrease of the large and small bell, as well as the 
            chapel bells at No. 136 and No. 150.

1918    On the 28th of October the war ended. Beginning homecoming of the soldiers. Disintegration of the 
  Proclamation of the Czechoslovak Republic. Thomas 
               Masaryk President.

1919    Cancellation of banknotes, war bonds and other securities. 
               Conscription of all 
savings deposits, cooperative shares, etc. Border 
               occupation by Slovak 
soldiers. (Legionnaires)

1920   Homecoming of prisoners of war.

1921    In the Feber census. 32 persons with Czech mother tongue.

1919   The 1st municipal elections after the founding of the state. Gustav Ritschel from No. 59 
               community leaders .

1923    municipal elections. Again community leader Gustav Ritschel No. 59.