On March 20 1638 Gergely Édes along with his wife, Katalin Kerekes and his brothers; Vince, Mátyás, György and Ferenc were granted nobility by Ferdinand III Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian empire for their valor in battle. This document commemorates that event. The title in … Continue reading →
Generations of the Édes family had lived and died in the Komárom region now just over the Slovakian border in northwest Hungary. Zsigmund Edes, born in Komárom in 1830 moved 350km south to the city of Vukovar in Croatia.
View of the Danube from Vukovar, 1917. photo from Wikipedia Commons
There he married Julianna Vill who was born in Apatin, Bács-Bodrog, Hungary. They were married in the Church of St. Philip and Jacob in February 1858.
Why did they move so far away from their family homes? What do you think brought them to Vukovar?
Marriage certificate of István Kancsal and Julianna Lázár 1903
Julianna was the second wife of great-grandfather István and stepmother to Krisztina’s. After the death of his first wife, Teréz in March 1903, István married 26 year old Julianna Lázár from nearby Zala-Apáti in July. Julianna raised Teréz’s 3 children and had 6 more children with István.