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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
Blum, Johann 46 Reichenbach = Lahr, Kr. OG (BW) Franziska [deserted Feb 1772] 1773 Govedarovac
Blum, Johann 45 Reichenbach = Lahr, Kr. OG (BW) Franziska 1772 Govedarovac
Böck, Friedrich 29 Zellingen, Kr. MSP (BA) Anna Maria Egidius Raab 6, Gottfried. Raab 3, Theresia Raab 3, Franziska. Pock 1 1771 1773 S Pantschowa
Bock, Johann 24 "Waghurst"=Achem, Kr. OG (BW) Katharina Katharina 1/4 1771 Govedarovac
Bock, Pankraz 46 Drosendorf = Memmelsdorf Kr. KU (BA) Barbara Barbara 10 1771 Govedarovac
Borh?, Anna Maria 39 "Altwolfen", ? Fürstenbergisch widow 1773/D Pantschowa
Bössinger, Ulrich 30 Hagenau, Elsass (Alsace) F Katharina 1771 1773 Brestowatz
Brandner, Dominik 20 Siegelau = Gutach, Kr. EM (BW) 1770
Brandner, Mathias 25 Starbach = Contwig, Kr. ZW (RP) Anna Josef 1/4 1772 Kubin
Brandner, Mathias 26 Starbach = Contwig, Kr. ZW (RP) Anna 1772 1773 Kubin
Brantz, Konrad 50 Hannover, (NI) Anna Johann 14, Katharina 10 1770 1773 Brestowatz
Braun, Franz Johann 36 Oppenau, Kr OG (BW) 1771 Govedarovac
Braun, Johann 38 Oppenau, Kr OG (BW) 1773 Govedarovac
Braun, Johann 37 Oppenau, Kr OG (BW) widower 1771 Govedarovac
Braun, Johann 37 Oppenau, Kr OG (BW) Anna Maria [widower in 1773] 1772 Govedarovac
Braun, Josef 50 Erlach = Renchen, Kr. OG (BW) Dorothea 1771 Govedarovac
Braun, Maria 24 "Orthenberg", ? Elsaß (Alsace) F (unmarried) 1770
Braun, Nikolaus 47 Diebolsheim, Elsaß (Alsace) F widower [to Homolitz] 1773 Govedarovac
Braun, Nikolaus 46 Dueppigheim, Elsaß (Alsace) F widower 1772 Govedarovac
Breitfuss, Sophia 50 Pohlen, Kr. G (TH) military widow Johann 15, Franz 12 [to Apfeldorf] 1773 Govedarovac

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