Looking for info on towns: Bartfeld & Bardejov #austria-czech


JB Haber
 

One of my relatives mentioned that our great grandparents hailed from a town originally called Bartfeld, which after WWI was renamed to Bardejov (pronounced Bard-ee-yov).

I've found Bardejov in my research, but since that town dates back several centuries (according to an article on Wikipedia), I'm not sure that's the right town.

And I've not been able to find a town called Bartfeld.

Any suggestions?
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Jonathan Haber
Researching Haber, Raker, Mandel, Davis, Cohen, Lunche, Shapiro, Fostoff.
Researching Galicia, Pomorzany.
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Frank Szmulowicz
 

On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 11:46 AM, JB Haber wrote:
Barteld is the German name of Bardejov, Bartfa the Hungarian one.
Whether Bartfa, Bartfeld or Bardejov, it's beautiful

Čítajte viac: https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20014594/whether-bartfa-bartfeld-or-bardejov-its-beautiful.html
Besides defending his kingdom, King Béla was also preoccupied with getting rich. To this end, he lured Germans (and lots of them) to the hinterland to develop mining and other key industries. In "Bartfeld - the German name for Bardejov," trade was the name of the game, quickly raising this German colony's wealth and influence to a level rivaled in eastern Slovakia by only Levoča and Košice.

 https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20014594/whether-bartfa-bartfeld-or-bardejov-its-beautiful.html

Frank Szmulowicz


Kathy Lorber
 

Check out the Bardejov Jewish Preservation Committee. https://bardejov.org/who-we-are-and-our-mission/

They are restoring many of the Jewish sites in Bardejov. I have Lorber ancestors who lived in Bardejov in the 1870's.

Kathy Lorber
Montville, NJ

Researching:
LORBER: Poughkeepsie, Bardejev, Slovakia; FELDMAN: Varjufalu/Stulany, Slovakia; LIVINGSTON/LEVENSTEIN: Chicago, Davenport Iowa, Lithuania;
GOLDMAN/SZEYP: Davenport, Iowa, Mariampol, Lithuania; DAVIS: Chicago, Wales, UK; HERTZBERG: Chicago, Courland, Lithuania; GOLDBERG: Odessa, Ukraine


Dan Rottenberg
 

Also check out the yizkor book for Bardejov/ Bartfeldt, published by Abraham Grusgott of Brooklyn, about 1980. In English and Yiddish.

Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia PA