Schwarzthal Settlers

researched by Douglas Reckmann

In 1902, R. F. Kaindl published a list from 1838 of future settlers in Schwarzthal. Of the 28 people listed by Kaindl in 1838, 4 died before Schwarzthal was founded, 11 settled in places in Bukovina other than Schwarzthal, 2 have not been found in any other references in Bukovina. Only 11 of these 28 people actually settled in Schwarzthal. Because Schwarzthal was officially founded in 1841, Kaindl’s 1838 colonist listing should not be used as a definitive list of the original settlers in Schwarzthal.

At the date of settlement, approval for 40 settlers was given, however before 1848 there were 41 settlers in Schwarzthal. In 1856, a list of Property Owners was made. In 1998, a copy of this list from the Suceava Archive, was sent to the author by Vasile Diakon.

Various Bukovina Church books are available to researchers. Some books were collected in Leipzip after WWII, microfilmed, and made available through the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS or Mormon). Some books are housed in the Suceava Archive.

The following list is a compilation of the 1838 list of settlers by R. F. Kaindl, the 1856 list of Schwarzthal Property Owners, and people found in the church registers identified as “Colonist”. Those people noted in bold are believed to be the original 41 settlers of Schwarzthal.


Johann Nepomuk Anger (*20.04.1785, Bavaria – †17.05.1870, Bukovina)

Jakob Aschenbrenner (*25.07.1795, Bohemia – †17.06.1843, Bukovina)

Peter Augustin (*20.06.1804, Bukovina – †02.12.1879, Bukovina)

Wenzel Baar (*31.05.1839, Bukovina – †08.12.1904, Bukovina)

Johann „Josef“ Baar (Beer) (*08.06.1815, Bohemia – †09.05.1880, Bukovina)

Andreas Baumgartner (*06.06.1788, Bohemia – †10.01.1839, Bukovina)

Sebastian Baumgartner (*15.01.1804, Bukovina – †BEF 1890, Bukovina)

Simon Bayerl (*13.07.1799, Bohemia – †30.07.1857, Bukovina)

Simon Bayerl (*09.05.1833, Bohemia – †12.01.1911, Bukovina)

Ignatz Beer (*14.11.1835, Bohemia – †15.05.1912, Bukovina)

Johann Georg Beer (*09.06.1791, Bohemia – †27.02.1840, Bukovina)

Sophie Beer geb. Weinfurtner (*20.04.1798, Bohemia – †10.05.1860, Bukovina)

Johann „Georg“ Beer (*28.10.1819, Bohemia – †1886-1896, Bukovina)

Georg Bernhauser (*23.01.1776, Bohemia – †17.07.1857, Bukovina)

Josef Bernhauser (*17.10.1823, Bohemia – †13.02.1899, Bukovina)

Bernard Binder (*20.08.1813, Bohemia – †02.05.1885, Bukovina)

Johann Binder (*11.07.1837, Bohemia – †07.07.1908, Bukovina)

Johann Nepomuk Binder (*13.05.1804, Bohemia – †08.09.1866, Bukovina)

Johann „Peter“ Binder (*22.11.1800, Bohemia – †25.08.1878, Bukovina)

Josef Binder (*23.02.1799, Bohemia – †10.03.1868, Bukovina)

Josef Binder (*21.08.1807, Bohemia – †10.03.1868, Bukovina)

Prokob Binder (*11.09.1810, Bohemia – †11.01.1882, Bukovina)

Andreas Böna (*21.11.1842, Bukovina – †?, Bukovina)

Martin Böna (*15.04.1810, Bohemia – †05.11.1874, Bukovina)

Andreas Brandl (*30.03.1838, Bohemia – †08.12.1902, Bukovina)

Franz Brandl. (*25.10.1810, Bohemia – †16.01.1869, Bukovina)

Johann Georg Brandl (*30.03.1812, Bohemia – †03.05.1864, Bukovina)

Laurenz Brettel (*~1810 – †04.12.1856, Bukovina)

Franz Denk (*~1793 – †31.12.1838, Bukovina)

Wenzel Fartaczek (*~1796 – †31.01.1873, Bukovina)

Anna Maria Fastner geb. Schmidt (*07.01.1782, Bohemia – †03.03.1852, Bukovina)

Wenzel Fleißner (*24.09.1802, Bohemia – †02.05.1876, Bukovina)

Ignatz Frisch (*10.07.1822, Bohemia – †04.04.1858, Bukovina)

Jakob Frisch (*26.05.1776, Bohemia – †20.03.1847, Bukovina)

Franz Fuchs (*21.02.1794, Bohemia – †14.05.1863, Bukovina)

Franz Fuchs (*14.06.1818, Bohemia – †14.05.1863, Bukovina)

Franz Xaver Gross (*19.12.1826, Bohemia – †24.10.1884, Bukovina)

Martin Gross (*06.05.1789, Bohemia – †01.07.1859, Bukovina)

Wenzel Hackl (*01.03.1817, Bohemia – †27.02.1892, Bukovina)

Josef Hasenöhrl (*24.01.1831, Bohemia – †07.10.1903, Bukovina)

Martin Hasenöhrl (*09.09.1797, Bohemia – †13.02.1856, Bukovina)

Adam Herzer (*~1819-†BEF 1896, Bukovina)

Ambros Hoffmann (*15.04.1810, Bohemia – †25.11.1885, Bukovina)

Anton Hoffmann (*24.05.1813, Bohemia – †13.12.1886, Bukovina)

Wenzel Hoffmann (*21.07.1773, Bohemia – †24.11.1865, Bukovina)

Andreas Jung (*~1817-†1886-1896, Bukovina)

Josef Jung (*09.07.1821, Bohemia – †1886-1896, Bukovina)

Franz Kisslinger (*~1814, Bohemia – † BEF 1880, Bukovina)

Wenzel Kisslinger (*21.08.1797, Bohemia – †22.08.1848, Bukovina)

Johann Klein (*12.05.1814, Luisenthal BUK – †?, Bukovina)

Jakob Klostermann (*11.05.1785, Bohemia – †29.11.1846, Bukovina)

Johann Klostermann (*25.02.1841, Bohemia – †28.10.1925, Bukovina)

Josef Klostermann (*09.10.1835, Bohemia – †1886-1896, Bukovina)

Johann Evangelist Knaus (*10.12.1795, Bavaria – †29.05.1885, Bukovina)

Johann Krassel (*10.06.1818, Bohemia – †22.04.1882, Bukovina)

Josef Kuczera (*? – †?)

Josef Kübeck (*07.03.1841, Bukovina – †05.10.1904, Bukovina)

Wenzel Kübeck (*08.10.1812, Bohemia – †17.05.1875, Bukovina)

Johann „Jokl“ Landauer (*11.05.1805, Pawinow BOH – †? Bukovina)

Andreas Lang (*03.08.1802, Bohemia – †09.02.1853, Bukovina)

Johann „Philip“ Maidl (*30.01.1798, Bohemia – †21.10.1866, Bukovina)

Georg Neuburger (*04.05.1807, Bohemia – †06.04.1881, Bukovina)

Josef Pilsel (*14.03.1782, Bohemia – †12.12.1859, Bukovina)

Josef Pilsel (*08.08.1820, Bohemia – †14.02.1901, Bukovina)

Johann Nepomuk Pilsner (*31.01.1822, Bohemia – †02.07.1887, Bukovina)

Josef Pilsner (*09.03.1797, Bohemia – †18.06.1863, Bukovina)

Wenzel Pilsner (*15.02.1817, Bohemia – †15.11.1899, Bukovina)

Josef Prexl (*19.02.1774, Bohemia – † Bukovina)

Johann Prosser (*04.12.1792, Bohemia – †11.03.1833, Bukovina)

Johann „Adam“ Raab (*12.08.1782, Bohemia – † Bukovina)

Franz Xaver Rückl (*30.06.1823, Bohemia – †12.10.1896, Bukovina)

Michael Schaffhauser (*14.07.1804, Bohemia – †17.01.1873, Bukovina)

Wenzel Schaffhauser (*~1821, Bohemia – †09.11.1888, Bukovina)

Valentin Schuck (Valdin Schug). (*?? – †??)

Franz Schuster (*07.08.1805, Bukovina – †22.11.1849, Bukovina)

Michael Schuster (*28.09.1819, Bukovina – †1886-1896, Bukovina)

Anna Maria Seemann geb. Binder (*08.08.1796, Bohemia – †12.07.1849, Bukovina)

Johann Seemann (*08.12.1820, Bohemia – †10.02.1884, Bukovina)

Veit Seidl (*15.06.1801, Bohemia – †13.04.1880, Bukovina)

Josef Tauschek (*04.12.1792, Bohemia – †09.02.1839, Bukovina)

Franz Tauscher (*06.01.1838, ? – †19.12.1917, USA)

Jakob Tauscher (*02.08.1810, Bohemia – †1886-1896, Bukovina)

Jakob Tauscher (*~1837, ? – †1888, Romania)

Johann Nepomuk Tauscher (*24.11.1829, Bohemia – †03.05.1910, Bukovina)

Josef Tauscher (*11.03.1835, Bohemia – †08.11.1908, USA)

Wenzel Tauscher (*25.01.1804, Bohemia – †17.03.1760, Bukovina)

Wenzel Tauscher (*11.08.1831, Bohemia – †08.12.1905, USA)

Johann „Georg“ Visper (*16.04.1801, Bohemia – †21.01.1887, Bukovina)

Franz Weber (*05.03.1799, Bohemia – †05.07.1866, Bukovina)

Franz Weber (*07.05.1806, Bukovina – †21.12.1878, Bukovina)

Jakob Weber (*08.01.1834, Bohemia – †22.02.1911, Bukovina)

Josef Weber (*02.01.1825, Bohemia – †29.12.1861, Bukovina)

Konrad Weber (*15.11.1835, Bohemia – †03.01.1904, Bukovina)

Leopold Weber (*14.11.1828, Bohemia – †1886-1896, Bukovina)

Lorenz Weber (*10.07.1801, Bohemia – †20.04.1867, Bukovina)

Peter Weber (*17.03.1838, Bukovina – †19.04.1906, Bukovina)

Franz Daniel Wendling (*25.11.1790, Bukovina – †~1853, Bukovina)

Josef Wendling (*30.11.1823, Bukovina – †?? Bukovina)

Georg Winter (*18.11.1801, Bohemia – †14.04.1882, Bukovina)

Karl Wudi (*25.06.1807, Bohemia – †1886-1896, Bukovina)