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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 Birthplace Date of Death Comments
Bachnyatkin, Barbara 34 Temeswar 1 Mar 1816
Bayer, Alois 22 Mehala 2 Sep 1835 61 IR 16 K
Beck, Franz 27 Temeswar 21 Apr 1844 Hussaren
Belbauer, Hubert 21 Lenauheim 20 Mar 1843 61 IR 14 K
Bella, Paul 42 Tschakowa 21 Feb 1828
Benjung, Claudus 28 Lowrin 7 May 1825 [*28 May 1794]
Berger Dominik 59 Orzydorf 16 May 1840 oo Kath Pfeiffer, Engineering Cor
Blum, Stefan 27 Gr Betschkerek 20 Mar 1846 2 Hussers
Bruek, Franz 33 Neubeschenowa 18 Apr 1829
Denk, Johann 22 Neuarad 13 Apr 1814
Feil, Franz 26 Temeswar 6 Jan 1835 61 IR 13 K
Fischer, Josef 33 Neuarad 25 Feb 1841
Fredl, Johann 23 Temeswar 31 May 1841 Garrison Artillery District
Friedrich, Jakob 28 Sackelhausen 8 Oct 1836 61 IR 15 K
Gerner, Mathias 38 Fibisch 3 Sep 1826 61 IR 1st K
Gimbinger, Jakob 29 Temeswar 2 Jan 1828 61 IR 14 K
Glass, Franz 40 Billed 23 May 1830 61 IR 18K
Graer, Georg 40 Temeswar 16 Dec 1815
Graf, Anton 20 Lugosch 3 Apr 1830 61 IR 14 K
Granitz, Johann 23 Torda 9 Mar 1831


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