Google Bookshelf of Hungarian Social History

Google Books is my new favorite bookshelf. Searching for accounts of life in 19th century Austro-Hungary to  fill in the context of lives of our ancestors,  I have added several dozen free volumes to my reading list that were all published in the 1800s or very early 1900s. There are more contemporary volumes available for download for a nominal price. I’ll look at those later when I finish with the current virtual tower of books.

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Zsigmund and Julianna in Croatia

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

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?