Birth and death registers
Church birth and death records are of course excellent sources. In many parishes these are also available online. I enter copies of them in my database as source references.
"The inhabitants of Wiesbach and Humes before 1900"
Original german title: "Die Einwohner von Wiesbach und Humes vor 1900". he authors of this book are Gerhard Storb, Hans Günther Maas and Helmut Groß. Publisher is
the "Förderkreis für Heimatkunde und Denkmalpflege" (Support group for local history and preservation) in Eppelborn e.V. from 2009. The book is out of print and can
currently not be ordered.
In this book the inhabitants of Wiesbach and Humes (in Saarland) are enumerated meticulously together with birth and death dates. Among these inhabitants are the "BETTSCHEIDER", who
are also descendants of Claus Patscheider. The founder of this line was Paul Patscheider, born in 1687. Around 1720 he became a resident of Wiesbach due to his marriage with Elisabeth Schmidt
and had numerous descendants, who subsequently called themselves "Bettscheider" and "Bethscheider". This form is due to the Saarland dialect. This branch is extensively
documented in this book. I have processed this data in the chapter "Descendants of Claus Patscheidt".
Dissertation from Mirek Němec: "Education for citizenship? German Secondary Schools in Czechoslovakia 1918-1938"
Original german title: "Erziehung zum Staatsbürger? Deutsche Sekundarschulen in der Tschechoslowakei 1918-1938". Mr. Mirek Němec has also published his dissertation as
a book "Erziehung zum Staatsbürger? Deutsche Sekundarschulen in der Tschechoslowakei 1918-1938"
published by Klartext-Verlag in 2009.
This book also deals with the "Patscheider Trial". The relevant information can be found on pages 162-168. Mr. Němec personally contacted me and
gave me access to the book, as well as provided a lot of information about the Patscheider Trial.
Copies of newspaper clippings from the German newspaper "Bohemia" (December 1935 - March 1936)
The trial was reported in detail in the German newspaper "Bohemia", December 1935 - March 1936.
- I have the following copies (kindly provided by Mr. Mirek Němec):
Excerpt from Deutsche Zeitung Bohemia, Patscheider trial, trial days on 17th and Dec. 19th, 1935
Excerpt from Deutsche Zeitung Bohemia, Patscheider trial, closing remarks by Dr. Richard Patscheider on Mar. 10th, 1936
Excerpt from Deutsche Zeitung Bohemia, Patscheider trial, pronouncement of verdict
Excerpt from the German newspaper Bohemia, Patscheider trial, report on the start of the trial
Excerpt from German newspaper Bohemia, Patscheider trial, report on the defendants
Excerpt from Deutsche Zeitung Bohemia, Patscheider trial, report on the second day of the trial
"Langtaufers - a contribution to the historical regional studies of South Tyrol" - Dissertation by Engelbert Waldner
Original german title: "Langtaufers - ein Beitrag zur Südtiroler geschichtlichen Landeskunde". I have a copy of the dissertation by Engelbert Waldner, submitted in January
1950 to the Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck. This dissertation sheds light on the situation of farms in South Tyrol and is the essential source of my knowledge about the
"Patscheiderhof" (old farm).
Sound documents of my great aunt Maria VORDERWINKLER
My great aunt Maria VORDERWINKLER (married MANN) told me the story of the VORDERWINKLER. This is the branch of my mother Ernestine VORDERWINKLER.
I have already recorded this digitally at that time and I am in possession of three audio documents which are filled with several hours of credible narrations of my great aunt.
E-mails with hints and further data
I regularly receive e-mails from users of this homepage who ask for further data or would like to supplement my data. These e-mails often contain excerpts from birth or baptismal registers
or even whole family trees. I have noted the respective data origin in my database, but the amount of references would go beyond the scope of this text.
Drawn or designed family trees
Sometimes I receive photos or scans of designed family trees or ancestor galleries. These are valuable sources, as they usually contain birth and death dates, but also other information.
Two very nice examples:
Again and again I was shown death pictures or pictures of the dead of relatives which I was allowed to photograph, respectively sometimes I receive them by e-mail. These death pictures are
insofar valuable, because they contain a photo of the a photo of the deceased and usually show the dates of birth and death. If I was able to assign the death image to a person in my database
then I did that with characters () and entered in the chapter "Descendants of Claus P." under the respective person.
Whenever I see a grave of a Patscheider in a cemetery, I take a picture of the gravestone and try to locate that person in my database. Also by e-mail I received such photos again and
again. These are valuable sources for birth and death dates. If the gravestone was assignable, then I marked this photo of the gravestone with the sign
() and entered in the chapter "Descendants of Claus P." under the respective person.
Data from narratives of relatives
I also got a lot of data from stories or information from relatives who still knew the persons concerned themselves.
Data from own knowledge or own experiences
Some of the people I met I knew myself and some of them are from my own knowledge or experiences.