Soldiers in 1869 Austria - Hungary

In 1867,  there were 34 military recruiting stations in the county Abauj in Hungary.  In 1869, Jablonca had nearly 18 soldiers  in it's  meager population. The 1869 Hungarian census lists the soldiers that served Independent Hungary in the "absence" or  "notes " columns at the end of each individual information row .   Sometimes the family's soldier was listed as "away "; sometimes they were listed as a retired or a "home guard " soldier. Hungarians call the soldier HONVED. The word "honvéd"  means "the soldier who save our country".  As in HON = homeland  and VÉD = save.

This is a great link for doing research of your military relatives in old Hungary  at http://www.iabsi.com/gen/public/ahm.html#_edn7

This is an example of a large family in Jablonca with their young unmarried son away on military absence . I goggled war histories in that time period and the dual monarchy of Hungary-Austria began in 1867  so this young Josef Kovacs must have been conscripted to do some duty away for the Hapsburgs Rulers.

County District Town House No. Family No. Indiv. No. Surname Name M F Birthyear Rel. Status Occupation work Birthplace Native or Foreigner absence Literacy Notes
Abauj Torna Jabloncza 26 1 1 MERZEI Barbola   F 1795 REF Widowed Housewife   Szilica Native   none  
Abauj Torna Jabloncza       KOVACS Josef M   1830 REF Married Farmer Owner Jablonca Native   reads/writes  
Abauj Torna Jabloncza       TOTH Erzsebet   F 1830 REF Married Housewife   Kortvelyas Native   reads/writes  
Abauj Torna Jabloncza       KOVACS Josef M   1858 REF Single     Jablonca Native Military Away no info Soldier
Abauj Torna Jabloncza       KOVACS Ferenc M   1862 REF       Jablonca Native      
Abauj Torna Jabloncza       KOVACS Zsusanna   F 1864 REF       Jablonca Native      
Abauj Torna Jabloncza       KOVACS Marton M   1836 REF Married Farmer Owner Jablonca Native   reads/writes  
Abauj Torna Jabloncza       NAGY Maria   F 1837 REF Married Housewife   Jablonca Native   reads  
Abauj Torna Jabloncza       KOVACS Daniel M   1864 REF       Jablonca Native      
Abauj Torna Jabloncza       KOVACS Marton M   1867 REF       Jablonca Native      
Abauj Torna Jabloncza       IVAN Josef M   1853 REF Single Helper Yearly Jablonca Native   none