Hrastovac - Eichendorf




Rosina T. Schmidt

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Rosina T. Schmidt,
  unless otherwise noted.


Hrastovac Photo Collection

Brazilian Hrastovacers

Page One - 2009 visit

Page-Two - 2009 visit

Page-Three - 2016 visit

Photos by Anna Bialleck

Many Hrastovacer young people left Hrastovac ca. 1920 for the greener pastures across the Atlantic. One of them was Peter Trautmann *1899. When he arrived in Sao Paolo, Brazil, his first job was to work on the  first sky scraper of Sao Paolo, seen in the photo here.

Anna Trautmann-Bialleck of Germany,  his great-grand nice, was able to reestablish  the connection between the families in 2008. In May of 2009 Anna visited them for the first time in Brazil.

 The Trautmann Cousins, Sao Paolo, Brazil 2009

A festive dinner in honour of Anna Bialleck who visited her Brazilian Trautmann Family for the first time in 2009. From left to right: Pedro Stock, husband of Erika Trautmann, Eirka Trautmann (daughter of Peter Trautmann *1924), Anna Bialleck, Catharina Trautmann (daughter of Peter Trautmann *1899), Helga Fetter (granddaughter of Elisabeth Trautmann), Helga's husband, Lurdes Fetter (wife of Bruno Fetter, the son of Elisabeth Trautmann), standing Bruno Fetter, a family friend, Fatima (wife of Arno Fetter, son of Elisabeth Trautmann), Solange (daughter of Anna Trautmann, granddaughter of Peter Trautmann *1899), Maria Trautmann (daughter of Peter Trautmann *1899) and Anna Trautmann (daughter of Peter Trautmann *1899).
Our Vilma Godoy-Wady flew in all the way from Santa Catarina to Sao Paolo together with her daughter to meet with Anna Bialleck and the Trautmann extended family. Here there are: Anna Bialleck and Vilma Godoy-Wady in May of 2009. Vilma's mother Katharina Fleisch and aunt Anna Fleisch left Hrastovac for Brazil in 1925.

Vilma Godoy-Wady and daughter from Santa Catarina, Brazil.


The adoptive children of Catharina Trautmann on both sides of Anna Bialleck. At right is Helena Trautmann Matos.