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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
Donner, Andreas 23 Straßburg, Elsaß (Alsace) F Johanna 1773 1773 Sefkerin
Doppler, Katharina 20 Siegelau = Gutach, Kr. FR (BW) 1770
Dotterweich, David 43 Raindorf = Kirchberg, Kr. REG (BA) Margaretha Pankraz 2/12, Margaretha 13 (1771: Fatterweich; Raindorf = Veitsbronn) [to Homolitz] 1772 Govedarovac
Dotterweich, Regina 44 Kanzach, Kr. BC (BW) widow Margaretha 14 1773 Govedarovac
Dreyer, Andreas 46 Straßburg, Elsaß (Alsace) F Barbara Franz Josef 13, Florenz 8, Katharina 17, Maria 10, Maria 5 1771 Sakule
Dreyer, Barbara 43 Weiersheim, Elsaß (Alsace) F widow Franz Josef 13, Catharine 18, Christina 8 [widow of Andreas, ex Sakula] 1773 Govedarovac
Dreyer, Barbara 42 Weiersheim, Elsaß (Alsace) F widow Franz Josef 12, Lorenz 8, Katharina 17, Maria 11, Christina 7; Franz & Katharina serve in Pantschowa 1772 Govedarovac
Dreyer, Franz 27 Sierenz, Elsaß (Alsace) F Anna Maria 27 Elisaeth 3/4 1770
Dreyfuss, Josef 20 Degenfeld = Schwäb. Gmünd, Kr. AA (BW) orphan brother: Mathais 14 1773 Govedarovac
Dreyfuss, Josef 19 Degenfeld = Schwäb. Gmünd, Kr. AA (BW) orphan brother: Mathais 18 1772 Govedarovac
Dukona, Katharina 40 Glatz (Kloudzko), Schlesien PL widow Gottfried 2, Katharina 9, Anna Maria 5; military 1772 Govedarovac
Ebele, Johann 53 Elzach Kr. EM (BW) Maria Anna Anton 13, Ursula 16, Katharina 9 1770 1773/D Pantschowa
Eberhard, Magdalena 29 Opelten, Elsaß (Alsace) F widow 1772 Kubin
Eberhard, Magdalena 30 Opelten, Elsaß (Alsace) F widow of a Reichs-colonist 1773 Kubin
Eberhard, Philipp 51 Suesskofen, Kr. DGF (BA) Catharine Maria Anna 5 [to Apfeldorf] 1773 Govedarovac
Eberhard, Philipp 50 Suesskofen, Kr. DGF (BA) Katharina Maria Anna 2 1771 Govedarovac
Eberhard, Philipp 50 Suesskofen, Kr. DGF (BA) Katharina Maria Anna 4 1772 Govedarovac
Eberle, Jakob 28 Diersburg = Hohburg, Kr. OG (BW) Ursula [deserted Dec 1771] 1771 Sakule
Eckerle, Moritz 29 "Jatbach", ? Pfalz Katharina 30 1770
Eisenkolm, Bernhard 18 Bühl, Kr. OG oder RA (BW) orphan [to Glogon] 1773 Sefkerin

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