Re: Where is "Siedmiogrod"? #general


Alexander Sharon
 

"Cory Streisinger" wrote in message

I've recently received a family tree written in Polish which includes some
branches of my WECHSLER family. I'm trying to identify Arnold WECHSLER
(born about 1820) and his daughter Fanny WECHSLER (born 1865), both of whom
were >from "Siedmiogrod" according to this tree. (There is an accent over
the second "o".) Is "Siedmiogrod" a specific city or town? My Google
search identifies it as a region of Transylvania, but I'd like to get
more precise if possible.

Thanks for your help.

Cory Streisinger
Portland, Oregon
Hi,

Siedmiogrod ("seven towns" in Polish) is the direct translation of
Siebenburgen, which is German name for the region known as Transylvania
in Romanian, Erdely in Hungarian and Urdul in Turkish.

Name Siebeburgen was established in 12 and 13 centuries by Saxons who have
settled in this region and they have founded seven principal fortified
towns.

Thus Siedmiogrod is the historical Polish name of Transylvania.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.

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