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1 "A little boy" born with a Frauentauf. A Frauentauf literally translates to "Women's baptism." Because infant mortality was great and the fear that a child might die unbaptized was even greater, the midwife also provided holy water at each birth. If the child was weak or the birth was difficult (i.e., there was an apparent danger to the child?s life), the midwife baptized the child immediately. The priest would then record it as Frauentauf.
Pfaundler, Little Boy (I687)
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Felix Mitterer: On the passing away of Wolfgang Pfaundler
Ross Grind

On April 20, 2015 Wolfgang Pfaundler von Hadermur (as it stands on the party note) died in Ötztal hamlet Piburg. Several years ago, he retired here, cared for by his consort Herlinde Menardi, a folklorist. For three days he was then laid out in the room of the old farm, as was always the custom, but actually no longer allowed. The kids just did it. The Piburger and the Oetzer came to the Rosary. Pfaundler stood high in their respect.

Apart from the legendary governor Eduard Wallnöfer, only Wolfgang Pfaundler is considered to be so much the epitome of the Tyrolean, Tyrolean, and Tyrolean patriots. But that was not his birth. For Pfaundler was born not in Tyrol, but on 1 January 1924 in Vienna, grew up there and went to school. Piburg - that was just the summer residence of the family. His father's name was Hermann Pfaundler and, as a lawyer, head of section in the Federal Chancellery. The mother's name was Gertrud Schönfeld and came from a Jewish Budapest family. As a 14-year-old sees Wolfgang, as the Vienna Nazis force Jewish neighbors to brush the sidewalks on his knees. At school, Wolfgang is called a "Saujud" (Jews' sow). Then the Nazis ask Father Hermann to divorce the Jewish woman. The father refuses, loses his high official position and must feed the family throughout the war with the grant of tutoring. All this characterizes Wolfgang and will lead him to organize the resistance in the Ötztal as a 20-year-old and hiding refugees and deserters in the woody cliffs above Piburg.

On Friday, April 24, at 2 pm, I stand in front of an old grave plate, which is embedded in the cemetery wall of Oetz. Dr. Meinhard von Pfaundler (1872-1947) is buried here, professor of paediatrics in Munich, so famous as a pediatrician, that he was even brought to the Tsar's court. This is a brother of Wolfgang's father. He also loved Piburg very much and built himself a beautiful house in the 1920s directly above the lake, which belonged to him and which he then donated to the community Oetz. The Pfaundleri were thus Tyroleans who went out into the world to become something there. The young Wolfgang Pfaundler came back to become something in Tyrol.

The ancient farm, of which I had always believed that the Pfaundler family had been stuck and proud of it since the Middle Ages at the latest, had not been in the possession of the family for a long time, and Wolfgang passionately fought for him and carefully prepared him.

The Oetz church stands high on a cliff above the village and the climb is steep, very steep. One wonders how old, frail people managed this over the centuries. Many say goodbye to Wolfgang Pfaundler. All Oetz, all of Piburg, the whole Ötztal takes part, and from afar the old friends have come. Many of them are not coming because they have already gone before Pfaundler, as well as the best of all his friends, Paul Flora. There are also rifle companies, including one from South Tyrol, with them Eva Klotz, the daughter of Georg Klotz, the "partisan" among the South Tyrol fighters. Salut will not be fired. This will have upset the Pfaundler a bit.

Later the funeral meal in the Gasthof Piburger See, which is opposite the Pfaundlerhof. You meet people you have not seen for ages. And wonder how old they have become. (One likes to look over his own age.) Over there at the church it was hot as hell, here on the dark side it is almost too cool to sit outside. We tell each other about the Pfaundler.

At the beginning of the seventies I was invited to the Pfaundler-Hof for the first time. And got to know artists for the first time - writers, painters, composers, even architects. Likewise, people from the university like the Germanists Walter Methlagl and Michael Klein. Pfaundler had discovered me and published texts of mine in his legendary half-year magazine "die Fenster". Pfaundler has either discovered or at least greatly encouraged almost all Tyrolean writers in his active time. The great South Tyrolean poet Norbert C. Kaser, then still misunderstood and outlawed in his homeland, was particularly well supported by Pfaundler and Flora. Not all of them thanked Pfaundler, some of them became enemies of him, distanced themselves from him, denounced him too. But patricide must be well, in the patriarchal Tyrol.

As a young person I did not trust him completely. I, a former working-class child, a failed middle school student and now a forced customs official, who looked up to the 68-year-old revolutionaries in the FRG, read "pardon" and "concrete", had no idea of the Tyrolean cultural life and his personalities. I knew nothing of Pfaundler's existence before he found me. When I found out who supported me there, namely a so-called "Südtirolextremist", who had been sentenced to dungeons for 20 years in absentia, I was somewhat disturbed. For me as a young man, the "Bumser" were all right-wing radicals, with whom I wanted nothing to do. He was the "gray eminence" of Tyrol, it was said, the "cultural pope", you cannot pass him, you want something. And the Jungbürgerbuch, where he earns so much, even though he is not at all the sole author ... and so on and so forth. Besides, I was afraid of him. He seemed to me stern and harsh and authoritarian, and snappy and malicious, and jealous of anyone poaching in "his territory."

So, I searched for justification to be allowed to accept his ongoing promotion with a clear conscience. First of all, I looked at his wife, the noble, fine Gertrud Spat (died 2010), from a good Dutch house, the outstanding pianist, the devoted mother of his four children, his narrowest colleague in the background, the highly educated author of the "Tirol Lexikon", the wonderful hostess. Would this woman take a man for a husband if he is as many as he describes? And then, can one who has Paul Flora as a friend be as the enemies say and as I feared myself? Has such a friend as Arthur Koestler and Manes Sperber? Well, well, they were once communists and had now converted. But they were great poets before, and they remained so. But what should I say about Sperber's remark: "The Pfaundler is my favorite terrorist."

Salvation, when I learned (not from him), was that he had risked his life as a resistance fighter against the Nazis. (Of course, he had been drafted into the Wehrmacht before, as a 17-year-old, in Georgia he was injured by shrapnel, additionally fell ill with dysentery and typhus, but finally made the homecoming to Austria.)

As far as South Tyrol was concerned, I did not change my opinion until years later, when ORF commissioned me to write a four-part book about South Tyrol from 1938 to 1968, researched for two years, sat in archives and talked to many contemporary witnesses. Only then did I realize that active resistance had been necessary for the implementation of at least the autonomy of South Tyrol, even if the right-wing radicals, who later stood up as freeloaders, disavowed this resistance for decades.

Then I opened my eyes, turned to the photographer, and looked at his great black and white images of people, landscapes, cemeteries; looked at his ethnographic films, such as the Wampelerreiten in Axams; unforgettable, wild document of a wild, true folk custom, nothing at all for delicately tempted tourists like many other folk customs.

After Oetz I went with him, saw there an incredible performance of Schönherr's "earth"; he asserted that the ORF made a recording or documented the performance, because no one outside Ötztal understood what was being spoken on stage in the lowest / highest dialect.

At the end of 1981 I wrote "Stigma" for the Volksschauspiele Hall, they did not want the piece there ("pornography, blasphemy!"), The colleagues showed solidarity, we had to leave, nobody picked us up, not even Innsbruck. Pfaundler published the text in the "window", was displayed for it. Pfaundler sent us to Mayor Helmut Kopp in Telfs, who picked us up, without ifs and buts. He was also reported and threatened with shooting his family. Since the threatening phone calls did not cease at home, Pfaundler put his house in Alpbach at our disposal. After the premiere, the unnecessary vortex was over, and we were able to emerge again from the sinking.

Pfaundler and I approached each other more and more, that is to say, I came closer and closer to him, for he, I remarked quite late, had always liked and appreciated me not only as a writer but also as a human being. The wild guy who enthusiastically talked about how a hunting stag biting deep into his shoulder at the sight of a capital stag - the Pfaundler - with excitement - and not to scream - this savage man could be very gentle and affectionate, completely free of them other malice and vanities that so often tormented him.

In the developed barn of the Piburger yard I wrote "The Piefke saga", always the Acherkogel in front of me, who then appeared prominently in the play "In der Löwengrube".

The filmmaker and writer Georg Stefan Troller - living in Paris - became aware of me through "the window" (in all embassies and cultural institutes of the world cities was the magazine) and shot in January 1990, a consequence of his famous ZDF documentary series "Personal description". Since then I have a close friendship with Troller, with the emigrant who was not recalled to Austria after the war - like so many others. the only one who shouted was Axel Corti, and Troller wrote several screenplays for him, about young Freud, about the young Hitler, and then the multi-award-winning trilogy "Where and Back," dealing with his own fate.

In Ireland, of course, the Pfaundler also visited me and photographed in the pouring rain a sad emigrant Felix on Inch beach in County Kerry.

The sponsor Pfaundler had become my friend over the decades, and then he became a father to me.

He, the half or quarter Tyrolean, half or quarter Jew, born in Vienna, grew up, or whatever, was for me the last great Tyrolean. And that's because on the one hand he loved Tyrol above all, risked his life for this country on several occasions, but at the same time was completely cosmopolitan. Homeland love alone is not enough. Unless cosmopolitanism is added, it leads to nationalist dementia.

When I visited him a year ago, at his farm in Piburg, he was sitting on the bench, very frail, very shrunken, saying nothing, gesturing for me to sit next to him. And briefly squeezed my hand. There we sat now. And my heart hurt. Two tourists came by, looked in astonishment at the horse skull under the ridge, and asked what that was. "That's a Rossgrind!" Said Pfaundler. Devoured looks. "That's a horsegrind!" He repeated. "And now disappear, I'll get my book."

He had returned home to Piburg, and that was one of his reasons.

July 2015

Pfaundler, Wolfgang (I96)
3 1524 in Telfs AT [unclear date reference] Pfaundler, Conrad (I829)
4 1538 Forester in Achen [unclear date reference, unclear country for Achen, possibly France]
Appears on the Pfaundler Family Tree - Leopold Pfaundler 1878, however, unattached to the tree structure and not included in the family lineage. 
Pfaundler, Christof (I830)
5 1665, Cashier in Schwaz AT, a city in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It is the administrative center of the Schwaz district. See here for more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwaz Pfaundler, Mathias (I728)
6 1850 Audit counselor in Innsbruck  von Escherich, Franz Engelberg (I915)
7 1850 Major and commander in Maestre [referring to Mestre in Italy, especially since his wife is from Como, so he most likely spent time in Italy. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mestre for more information] and then retired in Vienna von Escherich, Josef (I916)
8 1878 version of the tree: death date as the 25th instead of the 15th Pfaundler, Johann B. Maria Franz Caspar (I549)
9 1915 version of the tree has Augustine's birth year as 1855 Mall, Augustine (I612)
10 1915 version of the tree has birthdate as 11 Jan 1842 Oberkircher, Hugo (I631)
11 1915 version of the tree has birthdate as 14 Oct 1839 Pfaundler, Emilie (I615)
12 1915 version of the tree has birthdate as 24 Apr 1856 Pfaundler, Anton (I622)
13 1915 version of the tree has death year as 1861 Pfaundler, Josef (I619)
14 1915 version of the tree has marriage date as 29 Nov 1873 Family: Josef Pfaundler / Augustine Mall (F213)
15 1915 version of the tree has spouse name as "Luise Gürtner" Gärtner, Ludwica (I625)
16 1915 version of tree has Birth year as 1826 Pfaundler, Anna Maria Cleopha (I585)
17 1915 version of tree has birthdate as 29 Dec 1914 Pfaundler, Elizabeth (I44)
18 1915 version of tree has birthdate as 8 Apr 1837 Pfaundler, Philomena (I605)
19 1915 version of tree has marriage date as 21 Jun 1913 Family: Hugo Emil Eisenmenger / Charlotte Sonya Escherich (F9)
20 1915 version of tree list Birthdate as 11 Nov 1819 Moser, Anna (I596)
21 1940 Baltimore Census lists Morris as a Salesman for a bag manufacturer. Forman, Morris R (I131)
22 1940 Census for Mt Vernon NY lists Lydia as a "lodger" in the household headed by Hugo Eisenmenger. Lydia had been Sonya Eisenmenger's assistant before Sonya divorced Hugo and re-married Ernst Weber in Reno NV. Alber, Lydia (I89)
23 2 children: Ferdinand, a lawyer
4 daughters: Therese Billese, married with 2 children
Escherich, Anastasia (I895)
24 A civil servant in finance [Wikipedia notation under brother Victor's page] Eisenmenger, Ewald (I535)
25 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Forman, Robert (I114)
26 A nun at the convent of Agnes in Mainz

After leaving the order, she married Leclerq Franz, Commissioner in Dunkirk, Son and daughter
Escherich, Maria (I897)
27 A nun in Vienna Pfaundler, Anna (I640)
28 A senator in Miltenberg, Bavaria DE. A historical map, see here: https://www.meyersgaz.org/place/20186036 Family: Franz Antoni / Agnes Escherich (F272)
29 A well-know artist that painted the frieze in the Austria Parliament Building in Vienna Eisenmenger, August (I29)
30 After Johann Pfaundler's death, her 2nd husband's name was Wiedtman Knöring, Asra (I662)
31 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Charles, Allan (I164)
32 ALTERNATE LAST NAME: Bince Bruce, Margaret (I8)
33 Alternate name: Ulrich Phudler
Death Date given with alt name: 1487 or 1488 [seems unlikely given the grant of coat of arms appears to be in 1535] 
Phawdler, Ulrich (I804)
34 Alumni Publications
B.A., William Smith College, 1939

Author of:
Play Directing: Analysis, Communication and Style
Prentice Hall PTR, 1994

Yankee Theatre: The Image of America on the Stage
Ayer Company Publications, 1969

Co-author of:
Dramatic Life As I Found It
Ayer Company Publication; Reprint edition, 1966 
Hodge, Francis R. (I233)
35 An administrator for the Princes of Schwarzenbach in Gimborn Escherich, Damian Friedrich (I873)
36 Ann Baxter was born in 1714 in Somerset, Pennsylvania. She married James Flack on September 12, 1734, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had 11 children in 21 years. She died on March 2, 1801, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, having lived a long life of 87 years, and was buried in Bucks, Pennsylvania.

Source: familysearch.org  
Baxter, Ann McDowell (I212)
37 ANN FLACK HEARD OBIT : Published 11/25/2014

1916 - 2014 (Age 98)

Merritt Island, FL

Ann Flack Heard, 98, passed away Thursday, 20 November 2014 at Wuesthoff Hospice and Palliative Care House, Rockledge, FL. Mrs. Heard was born to Miss Louella and Jesse James Flack, 1 November 1916. She attended Moorhead Sunflower Jr. College, and graduated from Peabody Teachers' College/Vanderbilt. After marriage in 1938, she became a teacher at GA Southwest Junior College. Twice moving to Brevard County as an Air Force wife, she became headmistress of St. Mark's Episcopal Church School in Cocoa and continued on the faculty until her retirement 18 years later in 1979. Ann was determined to find joy in every minute of her life. After retirement from the field of education, she became a highly competitive bridge player, and an avid tennis, basketball, and football fan. She read extensively until macular degeneration prevented her from doing so. She delighted in her family and friends.

Ann was predeceased by her husband, Wade C. Heard; a sister, and two brothers. Survivors include her daughter, Melinda Koethe (husband Jerry); her son, Hampton Heard (wife Virginia) with daughter, Carolyn Szabo (husband Stephen) and their children, Katie, Andy, and Miss Ellile.
Flack, Ann (I3)

1898          Born April 30, 1898, Meran, Southern Tyrol

1920-21     Attended Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Applied Arts)
1924          Studied at General Sculpture School of the "Akademie der Bildenden Künste" under Joseph Müllner

1924-25     Studied at Special School of Sculpture, under Joseph Müllner
1928          Studied at Special School of Sculpture, also under Müllner
1931          Completed Credo Altar, originally titled Glaubensgeheimnisse des Credo
1940          Found in Vienna directory Eisenmenger, Anna, af. Bildhauerin, IV Favoritenstrasse 12 (Bi ldhauerin Sculptor)
1954          Illustrates book Man Meets Dog with brother-in-law Konrad Lorenz
1959          Credo Altar Installed in Notkirche or "emergency church" Zum Gottlichen Erlioser
1960          Completed mosaic mural of St. Francis of Assisi as well as label panels for the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna
1961          Credo Altar transferred to the Doblinger Pfarrkirche St. Paul in Hofzeile 
1971          Credo Altar sold to an art dealer
2004          Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. purchases Credo Altar from dealer in Vienna 
Eisenmenger, Anna (I32)
39 Appears in 1555 as a widower, has three children
Married Erasmus Unterweger, surgeon 
Pfaundler, Magdalena (I806)
40 Appears on the Pfaundler Family Tree - Leopold Pfaundler 1878, however, unattached to the tree structure and not included in the family lineage.
Notation: "in Reutte [AT]. 1562 [reference is unclear] 
Pfaundler, Martin (I813)
41 Appears on the Pfaundler Family Tree - Leopold Pfaundler 1878, however, unattached to the tree structure and not included in the family lineage. Pfaundler, Michl (I808)
42 Appears on the Pfaundler Family Tree - Leopold Pfaundler 1878, however, unattached to the tree structure and not included in the family lineage. Gumer, Barbara (I809)
43 Appears on the Pfaundler Family Tree - Leopold Pfaundler 1878, however, unattached to the tree structure and not included in the family lineage. Stark, Elisabet (I810)
44 Appears on the Pfaundler Family Tree - Leopold Pfaundler 1878, however, unattached to the tree structure and not included in the family lineage. Hanns Pfaundler (I811)
45 Appears on the Pfaundler Family Tree - Leopold Pfaundler 1878, however, unattached to the tree structure and not included in the family lineage. Pfaundler, Galt (I812)
46 Appears on the Pfaundler Family Tree - Leopold Pfaundler 1878, however, unattached to the tree structure and not included in the family lineage. Pfaundler, Jonas (I814)
47 Appears on the Pfaundler Family Tree - Leopold Pfaundler 1878, however, unattached to the tree structure and not included in the family lineage. Pfaundler, Michl (I815)
48 Appears on the Pfaundler Family Tree - Leopold Pfaundler 1878, however, unattached to the tree structure and not included in the family lineage. Pfaundler, Helias (I816)
49 Appears on the Pfaundler Family Tree - Leopold Pfaundler 1878, however, unattached to the tree structure and not included in the family lineage. Pfaundler, Tobias (I817)
50 Appears on the Pfaundler Family Tree - Leopold Pfaundler 1878, however, unattached to the tree structure and not included in the family lineage. Pfaundler, Elisabeth (I818)

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