Dr.med. Anton PATSCHEIDER 1882-1935
- Born: Dec. 12th, 1882 in Berwag near Reutte (Austria)
- Died: Dec. 15th, 1935 in Moravian Rothwasser (CZE)
- Father: Ferdinand S. PATSCHEIDER 1849-1897
- Mother: Adelheit SCHUCHTER 1854-1911
- 1st marriage (childless) on May 29th, 1911 with Julie GERBER +1925
- 2nd marriage on July 28th, 1927 in Maria Hilf near Zuckmantel, ZCE with Wilhelmine JAROSCH 1909-1998
- Irimbert PATSCHEIDER born Apr, 8th, 1928 in Graz (Austria)
- Giselheid PATSCHEIDER born May 3rd, 1929 in Moravian Rothwasser (CZE)
(Author's note: my grandfather on fathers side)
- Gymnasium in Freistadt, Innsbruck und Feldkirch (Austria)
- Assistant medical director in Moravian Rothwasser (CZE)
- The study of medicin in Innsbruck 1911 finished
- World War I Chief of the 1st Brno Medical Company
- Doctor and primary physician in Moravian Rothwasser (CZE)
Extract from the Patscheider Chronicle (written in 1988 by Mag.a Giselheid Patscheider-Riedmann):
Since the financial situation of a small civil servant was very tight at that time, the parents Ferdinand and Adelheid decided to give the two oldest children Therese and Anton to Aunt Therese, the sister of the mother. She was married to Dr. Niederleitinger, the oldest wound doctor in Austria, in Rohrbach (Upper Austria). The Niederleitinger couple had no descendants, and so the two Forester children were able to enjoy an excellent education with their foster parents. The first years of secondary school we find Anton still in Freistadt (Upper Austria).
Anton Patscheider (1882-1935) finished his secondary school education in Feldkirch and received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Innsbruck in 1911. This is also the year in which his mother dies. Soon after, he was sent to the Balkan theater of the Turkish-Serbian War as a field physician by the director of the Surgical University Clinic in Innsbruck, Prof. Dr. Hans von Wocherer.
In 1912 he married Julie Gerber, a burgher's daughter from Kufstein, who had supported him during the last years of his studies. Her sister Marie had also married a doctor a few years earlier: Dr. Paul Kniely. At the end of 1913 Anton accepts the appointment to the hospital Moravian Rothwasser. The couple rented a typical Moravian house and soon made themselves at home here.
During World War I, Dr. Anton Patscheider became head of the 1st Brno Medical Company, whose field hospital in Pergine in Val Sugana had to care for an almost unmanageable flood of war victims, especially in the war years of 1917. His wife Julie accompanies him on all his war missions as an ordination nurse, highly decorated the couple returns to Moravia Rothwasser at the end of the war. But in order to keep the hospital management, they had to accept Czechoslovakian citizenship.
Anton Patscheider was a full-blooded Tyrolean who, however, was not as strongly German as his brother Richard. Perhaps he was also generally more tolerant in character and more worldly in appearance than his siblings. He was a musical, sociable person whose activities were appreciated everywhere in the community.
He read a lot and liked to read, he had a trained baritone voice, which he also let be heard at local festivals and opera performances, he wrote verses and was therefore extremely active especially in the "Schlaraffia". Remembering his father, he was also an avid hunter and gamekeeper.
In 1925, his wife Julie succumbed to cancer, and Anton donated a pipe from the heroic organ at Feste Kufstein in her memory. Being alone during his widowhood hits him hard and he is on the road a lot.
In 1927, during Whitsun, the narrator drove his admired Opel to visit his brother in Troppau. On the way, he stopped in Braunsdorf and stayed as a guest of the director of the Mikulasch sugar factory. It was there at the local fire department festival that he met Wilhelmine Jarosch.
On July 28, 1927, Dr. Anton Patscheider married Wilhelmine Jarosch at the pilgrimage church of Maria Hilf near Zuckmantel. The engagement period was brief, but the groom was eager to marry, sensing that his time was limited. Over the next eight years, the couple faced their fair share of challenges. Although Wilhelmine was only 18 years old when she married, she had to quickly adjust to running a large household and managing the responsibilities of a doctor's wife in the countryside. However, the couple's shared love of music and each other helped them through.
Dr. Patscheider's health was affected by overwork and the harsh climate of Moravian Rothwasser. As a result, the couple sought refuge in Wies, in southern Styria, where they stayed with Dr. Paul and Marie Kniely for a few months. During their stay, their son Irimbert was born in Graz on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1928. After returning to Moravian Rothwasser and spending another year there, the couple welcomed their daughter Giselheid in May 1929. However, Wilhelmine fell ill with puerperal fever and took months to recover.
Their living space soon became too small, and they built a modern house opposite the hospital. This move marked the beginning of a new era for the family. Dr. Patscheider continued his work at the hospital, which he had expanded, and created a large circle of friends. He frequently hosted midday meals for school classes, serving fresh rolls from a large laundry basket with hearty soup. The Sisters of St. Hedwig, whom he had called to the hospital from the Motherhouse in Wroclaw, served him with devotion and love, and their beautiful handicrafts are still partly in the narrator's possession today. Dr. Patscheider thanked them for their loyalty by building a beautiful chapel next to their sisters' wing.
The chapel was consecrated by the Bishop of Olmütz in December 1935, bringing great joy to the hospital. However, the same day that the celebrations ended, Dr. Patscheider fell ill with pneumonia and passed away on December 15, 1935, leaving behind a legacy of love and kindness.
End of chronicle excerpt (written in 1988 by Mag.a Giselheid Patscheider-Riedmann)