Donauschwaben Team

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Danube Swabians/Donauschwaben
The Donauschwaben Team is a team of the Germany project focusing primarily on our ancestors who settled the greater Austria-Hungarian Empire borders.

The Team Leaders are Lori Beckett Zukerman and Maggie Nagy .

The Donauschwaben or Danube Swabians [1] is a term for the German-speaking population who lived in various countries of southeastern Europe, mainly the Danube River valley. Most were descended from 18th-century immigrants recruited as colonists to repopulate the area and guard the border.

The time period of focus for this team is roughly 1700-1945.



Team members; please add your name to the list here:

  • Lori Beckett Zukerman co-leader of Donauschwaben Project. Descendant of families from Kathreinfeld and Sartcha: Birong, Hettrich, Kindl and Weiss.
  • Maggie Nagy co-leader of Donauschwaben Project. Leader of Hungary Project.

How To Join

  • Join the Germany Project
  • Join the Donauschwaben Team by replying to this G2G post or posting a comment below.
  • Request to be on the trusted list of this page.
  • Post a comment on the bottom of this page and tell us why and how you can help us reach our goals


  • Create profiles for all the German people who travelled to the outer reaches of the Hapsburg Empire, also known as Austria-Hungary.
  • Free space pages for the six major settled regions.
  • Categorize and join the people profiles to the main WikiTree
  • Pool our knowledge and experience and assist each other.

To Do List

Completed tasks are added to the Tasks Completed list below.

  • Create Free space pages for the remaining five settled regions
  • Create Free Space pages about customs, heritage, coat of arms etc. (Possibly?)
  • Find images for the villages and depicting the fashion and homes
  • Possibly a free space page about the migration from the Alsace-Lorraine area
  • Possibly create One place studies either by region or village

Tasks Completed

  • Creation of a Free Space page for the Banat region
  • Creation of a Free Space page for the Batschka region

Team Resources

Donasuschwaben im Karpatenbecken


Donauschwaben villages could be found in six major regions:
  • Banat
  • Batschka
  • Hungarian Highlands
  • Swabian Turkey
  • Syrmia and Slavonia
  • Sathmar

Countries with significant populations

Hungary - 131,951
Romania - 13,510
Serbia - 4,064
Croatia - 2,965


Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, German


Roman Catholicism, Lutheran

Related ethnic groups

Germans of Hungary
Germans of Romania
Germans of Serbia
Germans of Croatia
Banat Swabians
Satu Mare Swabians

Coat of Arms

A black eagle representing the protection of the Emperor of Austria
A blue ribbon representing the Danube River
A crescent moon representing the waning of Islamic influence through the withdrawal of the Ottoman Turks
The Sun representing both Prince Eugene of Savoy and the light of Christianity; and
A fortress representing the fortified city of Temeschburg.


  1. Wikipedia - Danube Swabians


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Hi all,

I would love to hear a bit more feedback about Banat Location Categories in the G2G post about it.

Thanks and kind regards

posted by Florian Straub
Häring families in Parabutsch and later in Lovas

Are there any informations about where exactly in Baden, Germany this family originally came from?

posted by André Eugen Häring
I have a book titled, Unvergessne Heimat Donauschwaben, Grossgemeinde Drenje Slatinik, Manditschevac, Pridvorje in Slawonien. It contains family trees, village maps with house numbers and names and photos of villagers. Would this be help to anyone?