The 1715 Hungarian Census

There is this census in Hungary called the "Urbarim Register" which was basically a possessions inventory for the feudal estates which means it counts the landowners in Jablonca. It was like a tax list type of census .

German Settlers in Jablonca

KEISER is a German name, ethnically . There was a period in the history of the village when many German settlers settled along with Goral Poles, Ruthenians , Jewish and Slovakian families in Jablonca. Of course, many intermarried into Magyar families. Colonization of  abandoned villages in Northern Hungary was very popular as many Germans were invited to settle there by the Empress of Austria , Maria Theresia. Here is one of the Keiser families settled in Jablonca in 1869.

The biggest house in the village

                          In researching Jablonca in the Catholic records, the Herczogs seem to be prominent in the records, particulary as godparents for some of the villagers in the catholic records. Sometimes in the census, the first house visited as in this case - Jablonca # 1 -   is where the head manorial overseer for the main village estate owner lived ( in serfdom times, the feudal lord) as in this case with the Herczogs. This particular Herczog is a widow (Mrs.

A Jablonca Family named Nagy

                        In this transcription , this Nagy family has many generations living at Jablonca House # 9 : Step-mother, in-laws,  infants and hired  workers  . The family dynamics must have been interesting as they only had one sleeping room ! The workers slept in the cellar or the barn.They seem to have a larger property with more outside buildings for a working farm. Notice the four beehives ! The Nagy family are early Hungarian Reformed settlers in Jablonca.

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