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Ferencz "Franz" WEHOFER

Ferencz "Franz" WEHOFER[1]

Male 1872 - Aft 1955  (83 years)

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    Pal Wehofer in Hungarian Birth Register

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  • Name Ferencz "Franz" WEHOFER 
    Nickname Franz 
    Born 7 Sep 1872  Kleinbachselten, Oberwart, Pinkamiske, Vas Hungary (Mischendorf) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 8 Sep 1872 
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID LR4H-7QV 
    Occupation Farmer (was tool and die maker) 
    Residence Geburt: Kleinbachselten Nr. 28 - Mischendorf Nr. 107 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1872 Residence 
    • Geburt: Kleinbachselten Nr. 28 - Mischendorf Nr. 107
    _UID 4CEE7CBE65BA4F61B65015BB64F8DAD3225D 
    Died Aft 1955  Probably Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23062  Carney Geneaology
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Mihaly "Michael" VEHOFER, (WEHOFER),   b. 30 Sep 1841, Bachselten, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother "Johanna" Janka WALTER,   b. 26 Mar 1842, Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 29 May 1865  Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 C?cilia SCHNELLER,   b. 23 Feb 1874, Kleinzicken, Oberwart District, Burgenland, Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 28 Mar 1905  Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Adolf WEHOFER,   b. 9 Mar 1908, Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1908, Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F14272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Aloisia "Louise" CSACSINOVICS,   b. 3 May 1875, Neuberg, Burgenland, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1905  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1896  Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Karolin CSECSINOVITS,   b. 5 Dec 1893, Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1895, Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Franz "Frank" WEHOFER,   b. 1896, Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Pal "Paul" WEHOFER,   b. 7 May 1897, Pinkamiske, Vas Hungary (Mischendorf) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1993, Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     4. Mihaly "Michael" WEHOFER,   b. 1 Oct 1899, Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978, Mischendorf, Oberwart, Burgenland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Janka "Johanna" WEHOFER,   b. 29 Jul 1901, Mischendorf, Oberwart, Burgenland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Jozsef "Joseph" WEHOFER,   b. 12 May 1903, Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1980, Mischendorf, Oberwart, Burgenland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Vinczencz "Vincennes" WEHOFER,   b. 5 Oct 1904, Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983, Mischendorf, Oberwart, Burgenland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Ter?z Theresia RADAKOVITS, R?d?kovics,   b. 21 Mar 1859, Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 7 Feb 1910  Mischendorf, Vas Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F14271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Was a building mason, tool and die maker at one time, and later a farmer after the war. Last contact was around 1955 asking relatives in U.S. for money to buy a tractor back in Europe, according to Joyce Wehofer (Daughter-in-law).

      I have copy of Pal Wehofer Hungarian Birth Registration from registration on 12 May 1897 in Pinka-Miske. Details match recollections of William and Joyce Wehofer which leads to further varification of details through the Catholic Church records of his father Franz and his mother Aloisia Csacsinovics.

      Residence: Geburt: Kleinbachselten Nr. 28 - Mischendorf Nr. 107

      Religion: Roman Catholic

      http://www.robertloerzel.com/genealogy/Burgenland/Cemeteries/mischendorfcemetery.htm provides 18 Wehofer gravesites in Mischendorf.

      Vas County arose as one of the first comitatus of the Kingdom of Hungary.

      Hungarian Economy

      The era witnessed significant economic development in the rural areas. The formerly backwards Hungarian economy became relatively modern and industrialized by the turn of the 20th century, although agriculture remained dominant in the GDP until 1880. In 1873, the old capital Buda and ?buda (Ancient Buda) were officially merged with the third city, Pest, thus creating the new metropolis of Budapest. The dynamic Pest grew into the country's administrative, political, economic, trade and cultural hub.

      Technological advancement accelerated industrialization and urbanization. The Gross national product per capita grew roughly 1.45% per year from 1870 to 1913. That level of growth compared very favorably to that of other European nations such as Britain (1.00%), France (1.06%), and Germany (1.51%). The leading industries in this economic expansion were electricity and electro-technology, telecommunications, and transport (especially locomotive, tram and ship construction). The key symbols of industrial progress were the Ganz concern and Tungsram Works. Many of the state institutions and modern administrative systems of Hungary were established during this period.

      The census of the Hungarian state in 1910 (excluding Croatia), recorded the following population distribution: Hungarian 54.5%, Romanian 16.1%, Slovak 10.7%, and German 10.4%.[43][44] The religious denomination with the greatest number of adherents was Roman Catholicism (49.3%), followed by the Calvinism (14.3%), Greek Orthodoxy (12.8%), Greek Catholicism (11.0%), Lutheranism (7.1%), and Judaism (5.0%)

      In 1920 by the Treaty of Trianon, the western part of the county became part of the new Austrian land Burgenland, and a small part in the southwest became part of the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (from 1929 as Yugoslavia). The remainder stayed in Hungary, as the present Hungarian Vas County. A small part of former Sopron county went to Vas county. Some villages north of Zalaegerszeg went to Zala County, and a small region west of P?pa went to Veszpr?m County. Yugoslavian part of the county was occupied and annexed by Hungary between 1941 and 1945 during World War II.

      Since 1991, when Slovenia became independent from Yugoslavia, the Yugoslavian part of former Vas county (known in Slovenian as Prekmurje) has been part of the Republic of Slovenia. In 1919 there was briefly proclaimed the Republic of Prekmurje, but it existed only 6 days, alike the Lajtab?ns?g.
      1900

      In 1900, the county had a population of 418,905 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]

      Total:

      Hungarian: 222,474 (53.0%)
      German: 125,570 (30.0%)
      Croatian: 17,896 (4.3%)

      Marriage Records added Nov 2021: https://www.the-burgenland-bunch.org/ChurchRecords/Mischendorf/MischendorfMarriages.htm Mischendorf Marriage Records: 1895-1921 lists 3rd Marriage to Theresia Radakovits, and lists Father Michael Wehofer and mother Johanna Walter. Also records for 2nd marriage to Cacilia Schneller in 1905. This marriage didn't last long, as Franz entered a relationship with Theresia Radakovits after the death of another baby with Cacilia. Paul Wehofer went to America to meet up with Theresia's son Adolf, his step-brother in 1913 and Franz and Theresia were married in 1910 (with records proof).

      1872, Wehofer Franciscus, "Hungary, Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895"
      Francisca
      url https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZ2L-BD2

  • Sources 
    1. [S1161] Patrick Gerald Kovacs, Pinka-Miske Registrar, Varified registration of son Pal and wife name (Reliability: 3).