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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
Antoine, Nikolaus 25 Dagstuhl = Wadern, Kr. MZG (SL) Elisabeth 25 Margaretha 3/4 1770
Antoni, Johann 38 Saarburg, Kr. TR (RP) Maria Nikolaus 10, Josef 7, Maria Rosalia 14 1770 1773 S Pantschowa
Armbruster, Johann 30 Schenkenzell, Kr. RW (BW) widower 1771 Govedarovac
Armbruster, Johann 33 Schenkenzell, Kr. RW (BW) widower [to Glogon] 1772 Govedarovac
Armbruster, Johann 34 Schenkenzell, Kr. RW (BW) widower 1773 Govedarovac
Armbruster, Philipp 29 Harmersbach, Kr. OG (BW) 1772 Govedarovac
Baader, Michael 42 Merzweiler, Elsaß (Alsace) F Katharina Michael 1 1773/D Pantschowa
Balthaeosser, Marianna 18 Pfalzburg, Lothringen (Lorraine) F orphan 1773 Govedarovac
Baltner, Konrad 23 "Erdenmuenster", ? Breisgau (BW) Katharina Johann Eller 12 1770 1773 S Pantschowa
Band, Josef 40 Ulm = Lichtenau, Kr. OG (BW) Elisabeth Franz Josef 8 1771 Govedarovac
Baradeisser, Anton 42 "Hoth", ? Ansbachisch widower Johann 5 1772 Govedarovac
Bart, Josef 41 Ulm = Renchen Kr. OG (BW) Elisabeth Franz Josef 9 [to Homolitz] 1772 Govedarovac
Barthmann, Franz 43 Brauweiler, Kr. KH (RP) Katharina Michael 20, Franz 7 [to Homolitz] 1770 1773 Brestowatz
Bauer, Jakob 20 Kuhmen, Lothringen (Lorraine) F (unmarried) 1770
Bauer, Jakob 24 Kochern (Cocheren), Lothringen (Lorriane) F Maria Anna Peter 10/12 1771 1773 S Pantschowa
Bauer, Johann 30 Lauf = Bühl, Kr. OG (BW) Dorothea 1771 Govedarovac
Bauer, Johann 31 Lauf = Bühl, Kr. OG (BW) Dorothea 1772 Govedarovac
Bauer, Martin 30 Dorlisheim, Elsaß (Alsace) F Barbara 1772 Govedarovac
Bauer, Valentin 35 Zweibrücken, Kr. ZW (RP) Barbara Ignatz 8, Barbara 3, Susanna 1 1773 Govedarovac
Bauer, Valentin 33 Zweibrücken, Kr. ZW (RP) Barbara 33 Franz Georg 6, Barbara *Pantschowa [to Homolitz] 1770

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