Informations to the settlement in the Banat
Informations to the everyday life of our forefathers with his miseries, joys and monotony:
Johann Philipp CANTON (*14.7.1737, oo Susanne Scherer) settles 45-year-old in H-Lowrin/ Banat (southeast from H-Szeged. LOVRIN today in Romania) as a Canto, Konto (the today's descendants of it: Kanton) in 1784 with woman, a son and five daughters. [BA01] Stader in 1997, page550, 551.
From this there are in Germany still descendants.
One more supplement to the cause of a lot of writing variants (CANDO, CANTON, CANTO, CONTTON, KANTO, KANTON, KONTO) in Hungary in the Banat:
To become "spoken" into Hungarian as a CANTO, must become "C" to "K" and receive "A" an accent, thus K Á NTO "written".
The "written" name CANTO is "spoken" in the Hungarian ZONTO! Grieben Guide Hungary in 1966, page 15 [BA03].
In the local chronicle of Schlossböckelheim [RP05] eight persons are given without destination information for 1748 as well. According to my present knowledge eight persons given there, and in H-Lowrin incoming are the same! Therefore, the year is in 1748 a not correct order of numbers in the local chronicle and must tell in 1784.
Georg Anton CANTON, son of Johann Peter CANTON Schlossböckelheim/ the Rhine Palatinate, marries 4.4.1785 in A-Wien II, Saint Joseph the ROBOUGE, Anna Elisabeth from Sobernheim/ the Rhine Palatinate, father Td. Dominik Robouge is an ornamental gardener.
Is it possible that he was on the traveling to Hungary!?
[BA01] Stefan Stader Teil I, A-D 1997, page 550 and Flacker-Website www.genealogy/privat/flacker/index.htm
Not completely half of the Banater colonists comes from provinces on the left of the Rhine, in particular from the diocese of Trier and Saarland, not a few from Luxembourg and the Palatinate (as well as our CANTON/ KANTON from Schlossböckelheim).The first Canton line with roots at Schlossböckelheim and in H-Lowrin (RO-Lovrin) southwest from H-Perjamos (RO-Periam) has find out Elisabeth Weinschrott, born Kanton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here still my single findings from the Internet which could not be assigned yet:
Canton Nikolaus +1789 (80-year-old) in H-Triebswetter. Origin: Barchain in Lorraine.
Canton Nikolaus in 1770 (47-year-old) in A Vienna and farther in the Banat. Origin: Lorraine.
Contton Klaudius in 1784 A Vienna. Want to go back again in the Banat.
Canton Claudius oo1773 in Szent Hubert (One of several of the so-called "French villages")
Canton Christopher: 1.oo1792 Glaser Eva Zichydorf
2.oo1842 Schneider Catharina
Canton Anton: oo~1816 Marx Katharina
Who knows more about further branching out in the Banat?!
Is remarkable that the colonists give the area of Chateau-Salins (Salzburg) as an origin often.
In period of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: map of 1901
Mir ware schun immer a bißl anerscht
wie die anre Schwobe aus'm Banat:
es bißl stolzer un reicher un aach
a anre Dialekt han mir doch ghat.
A Stickl franzeesisch im Name
un in der Sproch zu uns gheert -
doch ware mir immer ganz gude Schwobe
un alles Teitschi war uns was wert.
Die anre han uns gfoppt un geärchert,
mit "Rigola" un "Baberjoon" veräppelt.
Des war aber nor Hetz - schlimmer war's,
wann mer mitenanner han gekeppelt.
Triebswetter war eenmalich im Banat
als Dorf un die Leit vun besonderer Art -
uf uns hat gepaßt des scheeni Sprichwort:
De beschte Speck is unner die Schwaart!
The family names Danube Swabians, Transylvanian Saxony and Zipser Saxony illustrate nothing about the origin of the colonists, they are even misleading.
The Danube Swabians called themselves Swabia, they became from Hungary and Slavs also designated. They settled in the Banat, Batschka, Danube knee, Swabian Turkey, Syrmien/ Slawonien and Sathmar. All together about 200 000, of it the Banater with about 83 000 strongest colonist's groups.
The Banat lies between the Danube, Theiß and Marosch. Because the Banat was a marshland, the verse is delivered here:
"To the first one the death,
to the second one the need,
to the third one the bread"