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Neustift bei Güssing
Village of 560 residents in the Güssing district.
In 1604, Count Franz BATTHYÁNY took a loan from two (free) inhabitants of Neustift bei Güssing: from the wife (or widow) of Hans GRÖLLER and from RAYMIS aka Stefan KULCSAR. A document, signed by Count Christoph BATTHYÁNY in 1669, tells us that Stefan KULCSAR received one "sessio" of the village land, on which he built himself a house; his (tax-)free status was to last until the BATTHYÁNY paid back the debt; neighbour to this "sessio" was (in 1669 ?) a person named Nikli ILLIG. This 1669 document was handed out to Jakob RAYMIS, grandson of Stefan KULCSAR and his wife Frondl (= Veronika) CZIGNER and their children.
Neustift bei Güssing was burned down in 1605 by the BOCSKAY rebels.
Baptism records from 1669-1699 give the following names for people born in Neustift: Bauer, Pal, Nikles, Svalles, Draxler, Ingesics, Fersinger, Willisch, Posch, Nikics (Nikitscher), Nör, Gibisinger, Hanns, Knor, Nichal, Weber, Hafner, Schweitzer, Jörg, Minzeg, Pum, Philesmerty, Michel, Gröller, Peingurl, Greger, Mayr, Iling, Jagadics, Radis, Stimperger, Tapler, Petanovics, Fux, Fidler, Higecs, Hofer, Preiner, Prenner, Rämitz, Mor, Fischl, Bertl, Wechsler, Remisch, Peidel, Janespacher, Nistoz, Hosenpurger, Stumper, Radanovicz, Janos, Nochloch, Knaus, Wäliz, Rabath, Gaber, Kemeter, Kocher (Kucher), Jani, Ogner, Nichas, Jörg, Gittersdorff, Kamerle (Hammerle?), Has, Grogel, Ederer, Walsinger, Punch, Kober, Ratz, Philes, Vierhösl, Jakadicz, Jävispacher, Schusj, Sarger, Pek, Schmerdl, Stadinger, Posch, Botncz (Bodisch?), Lessl, Welfinger, Schermann, Reisinger, Donovicz, Fischer, Griebbauer, Heisler, Gili, Jagodicz, Hanczel, Simonsicz, Buslinger, Hasenpauer, Kurtz, Belacz, Schneider, Reicher, Stubenvoll, Adam, Simecz, Schmied, Heilimann, Peitl, Mendicz.
During 1580-1634, a part of the inhabitants were Lutherans, belonging to the Kukmirn parish; the Catholics belonged to Güssing parish and were also buried there until around 1800. Neustift bei Güssing already had a chapel with a bell in 1757, later they acquired a second bell. Both were taken away during WW I. In 1922, three bells were bought, 2 by the Catholics, 1 by the Lutherans, with the help of American emigrants.
The Catholic school can be traced back to 1799 when "Ludirektor" (teacher) Franz STRASSER died, aged 40. On 10 Apr 1828, Anna KOCHER, daughter of "the former teacher," died. We know more about the third "Ludimagister," Michael MÜLL: He wrote a "Rechenbuch" (mathematics book) in Neustift on 9 July 1824; from 1824-1829, three of his children were born there; in 1832, he was teacher in Inzenhof; then in Urbersdorf, where from 1837-1843, four of his children were born. In 1843, Johann RUISZ was teacher; he had 8 children there from 1844-1857. Other teachers: 1893-1900 Paul WESZELOVITS; 1900-1923 Emerich PRENNER; 1923-? Stefan SCHMAL.
The Lutheran school started in 1824. Known teachers: 1861-79 Johann Georg OCHSENHOFER; 1879-82 Theophil LUIPERSBECK; 1882-1923 Alexander KURZ; 1923-? Tobias BRUCKNER.
Names of Gypsy families are (in 1929) SARKÖZI, BARANYAI and HORVATH. They can be traced back to the 18th century.
Source: Dr. Josef Loibersbeck's series "Um den Eisenberg", published in "Volk und Heimat" 22/1956-1/1957; summarized and translated by Albert Schuch 10 Nov 1999.
Names from the 1720 Urbarium:
Taxpayers: Petrus FADLL; Andreas FIDLER; Michael FIDLER; Andreas FISSELL; Michael FLAMIS; Andreas FRAISZMUTH; Michael FRAJZNER; Joannes FUKSZ; Jacobus GILLIGH; Martinus GILLIGH; Andreas GRELLER; Andreas GRELLER özv.; Stephanus GRELNER özv.; Andreas GRILLER; Matthias HALEMAN özv.; Michael HOCHER; Georgius HOFFNER; Joannes KAMEDER; Georgius KELNER; Matthias KRELNER; Michael KURCZ; Adamus MAR; Georgius MAR; Joannes MAR; Joannes MAR; Michael MAR; Martinus MAR; Matthias MIKESS; Michael MIKESS; Joannes MIKIS; Georgius MIKLASZ; Georgius MIKLESZ; Joannes MIKLESZ; Georgius MIKLESZ; Joannes MIKLESZ; Matthias MIKLESZ; Martinus MIKLESZ; Paulus MIKLESZ; Paulus MIKLESZ; Andreas PAJDLL; Martinus PATANOVICH; Michael PETANOVICH; Georgius PRAINDLL; Matthias RAICHL; Adamus SORGER; Michael SRAJMAN; Andreas SZULCZER özv.; Georgius TAPLER; Mattthias TAPLER; Adamus TASSENER; Andreas VECHSZLER özv.; Christophorus VECHSZLER; Martinus VULFINGHER.
Others: Matthias BURKOVICH; Stephanus DEAK; Michael FAIFFER; Michael FUKSZ; Joannes GILLACSICH; Joannes GILLICH; Philippus GRILLER; Joannes JELENCSICH; Christianus JOVSICH; Georgius LAVANCZ; Joannes LUTKOVICH; Franciscus MAHOVA özv.; Georgius MAJER; Joannes MIKOVICH; Matthias MIKOVICH; Matthias MIKOVICH; Nicolaus MIKOVICH özv.; Georgius MLADBELOVICH; Matthias NIKIS; Joannes NIKOVICH; Michael PETANOVICH; Matthias PRAJNER; Michael PRAJNER; Petrus PULBETER; Joannes SMIDH; Christianus SMIECZ; Georgius SMIECZ; Martinus SVAJCZER; Matthias TURKOVICH; Adamus VALIS; Georgius VEBER; Adamus VOLFF; Matthias VOLFFINGER.
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