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The Banat Military Frontier was a strip of territory which paralleled the left bank of the Danube from the confluence with the Theiss to Orschowa. In the settlement phase of the Banat, Magyars (Germans) were largely excluded from settling in both the Military Frontier and the Civil Banat. In a potential Magyar uprising or open rebellion against the Habsburgs, the Crown viewed the Banat Military Frontier as a buffer preventing the facile unification of Magyar revolutionaries and Turks.

The militia farmers (Colonists) of these military districts received the free use of farm land in return for part time military service. These farmers, or Grenzers, were, in most cases, indigenous peoples from the area of which the districts were formed.

For more information, please refer to Dave Dreyer’s “VII Grenzland Introduction


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Name Age Place of Origin Spouse/Age Children Settled Date/Place
Femert, Johann 31 Ittenheim, Elsaß (Alsace) F Barbara Johann Georg 1/2, Barbara 5 1772 Govedarovac
Fentsch, Mathias 32 Renchen, Kr. OG (BW) Anna Maria Anton 10, Andreas 2, Anna Maria 7, Regina 6, Barbara 5/12 1770 1773 S Pantschowa
Ferckel, Johann 32 Chambrey, Lothringen (Lorraine) F widower 1770
Ferckel, Johann 34 Houbon, Frankreich (France) Maria Josef 1 [to Homolitz] 1771 1773 S Pantschowa
Fering, Johann Georg 48 Bettingen, Lothringen (Lorraine) F Margaretha Nikolaus 1, Peter 1/12 1770 1773 S Pantschowa
Ferreng, Anna 40 Thedingen, Lothringen (Lorraine) F (unmarried) 1770
Ferreng, Johann Georg 46 Thedingen, Lothringen (Lorraine) F Margaretha Bäcker 29 1770
Ferreng, Johann 40 Thedingen, Lothringen (Lorraine) F Elisabeth 40 Anton Peter 3 1770
Ferreng, Nikolaus 80 Thedingen, Lothringen (Lorraine) F widower 1770
Fetter, Georg 32 Amoltern = Endingen, Kr. EM (BW) Barbara 1772 Govedarovac
Fetter, Johann Georg 38 Amoltern = Endingen, Kr. EM (BW) Barbara 1771 Govedarovac
Fey, Johann Nikolaus 32 Pfarrebersweiler, Lothringen (Lorraine) F Anna Maria 29 Angelia 2, Peter 1/2 [to Apfeldorf] 1770
Fies, Andreas 30 Obernheim, Kr. RW (BW) Kunigunde Michael 2, Peter 3/12 1779 1773 Brestowatz
Fischer, Georg 34 Wanzenau, Elsaß (Alsace) F Maria Eva Theresia 7 1773 Govedarovac
Fischer, Georg 33 Wanzenau, Elsaß (Alsace) F Maria Eva Theresia 6 [ex Sakula] 1772 Govedarovac
Fischer, Johann Georg 34 Hagenau, Elsaß (Alsace) F Maria Eva Maria Theresia 6 1771 Sakule
Fischer, Johann Georg 56 Krozingen, Kr. FR (BW) Katharina 36 Anna Maria 9, Barbara 3 1770
Fischer, Josef Anton 38 Wittenbach, Schweiz (Switzerland) CH Magdalena 28 Anna Maria 3/4 1770
Fischer, Paul 55 Obersteinach = Ilshofen, Kr. SHA (BW) Margaretha Nikolaus 15, Adam 10, Philippina 7 [to Homolitz] 1771 Govedarovac
Fischrung, Michael 50 Offenheim, Elsass (Alsace) F Ursula 53 Michael 15, Franz Anton 12, Maria Anna 18 1770

Extracted by David Dreyer December, 2005
Updated by Karen Dalton Preston August, 2020