This website exists to preserve and celebrate the history, traditions and heritage of the descendants of some of the  settlers from southwest Germany who joined the Great Swabian Trek into Hungary in the early 18th century.  They were part of a larger group known as the Danube Swabians but in order to highlight their own unique identity and history in Hungary they are described as the Children of the Danube.  For like the Children of Israel, they too were in quest of a Promised Land.  The reader is provided with access to resources and information about their history, culture, faith and tradtions.  It also provides assistance in researching their own family history and specifically introduces them to the settlements and villages in Swabian Turkey in the Counties of Tolna, Somogy and Baranya.

  The website also introduces the reader to the various books related to the Children of the Danube and their origins, history and destiny written by Henry A. Fischer.  It is interactive and your comments, questions and requests for additional information are welcome.

  You are now invited to enter the world of the Children of the Danube.

7 Responses to “ Welcome ”

  1. Ernst Eder says:

    My parents Friedrich Eder was from mramorak, my mother Elisabeth Altheim from Novi Verbas, I was born in 1948 in a refugie camp in Vienna (Kobenzl) my parents were repatiated tp Alsace France where my mother still lives. I live currently in Bariloche Argentina.
    Thank you for this astonishing history.

  2. Joseph Volk says:

    Regarding the article about Krndija, This mirrors closely the stories which my mother and father have been and still try to emblazon in my mind. Though my mother is gone, my 85 year old father is still mentally, and to a lesser degree physically active, and would very much like to read more detailed accounts of the Swabian evacuation. I’m guessing the referenced book, Krndija Heimatbuch by Matthias Stolz, would be a great start. If you suggestions for additional books on this particular subject it would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Gary Streicher says:

    My father was born in Tevel, Tolna. He came to America in 1923 and settled in West Allis (Milwaukee) Wisconsin. My grandparents were part of a group of Danube Swabians that started a local social club, Schwabenhof in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. My fathers name was Martin. He passed away in 1993.

  4. Vicki Scheib says:

    My family is from Hac in Somogy County Hungary. My grandparents came to Steelton, PA in America in 1910. Although I have cousins in Hungary, the language is still hard for me to get down and I have had difficulty understanding my German side who lived in Hungary until I found this site. It was thrilling to see my family name in the articles. Thank you very much for helping me to understand and giving me a great foundation from which to work.

  5. Elaine C. Tillinger says:

    Excellent site. I read through several of your articles and chapters, good work. We need to get this information out there.

  6. April Seay says:

    my name is April Seay. I’m searching for information on my Great Grand-father Johann Weil. I’ve hit a dead end on Was hoping you could shed some light as to if you’d put any family trees together from the Gyonk area.
    Thank you very much.

  7. says:

    It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly donate to this brilliant blog!

    I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS
    feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will share this website with my Facebook group.
    Chat soon!

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