We are NO LONGER searching for the descendants of the JAEK (JASCHEK) family.
Josef JAEK born 20 Feb 1892. He worked as an auditor, was a German national.
On 19 October 1946 his family was deported from POVEL ( today part of OLOMOUC) to Germany as one of the expelled ethnic Germans from the Sudeten in Czechoslovakia.
His was the son of Franz de Paula and Anna JAEK.
He was married to Paula JAEK nee KRAUSE, born 11 Oct 1896.
They had 3 children:
Josef JAEK born 11 July 1923
Ilse JAEK born 2 July 1928
and Ingrid JAEK born 25 Jan 1930
Do you recognize any of the names?
Can you guide us in any way?
If you have no information, do you know of anyone else, anywhere, where we can ask?
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In the course of the search we have began to unearth some facts about Josef JAEK, the father.
A historian/archivist friend has unearthed the following documents from which we have assembled a family tree:
Descendants of Johann JASEK- 03 Apr 2012 ====================================================================================================================== 1. Johann JASEK Johann STEIGEL
sp: Marianne HLOBIL Anna DRAZNY
+-2. Franz de Paula JASEK- (b.27 Mar 1863-Strukowitz) sp: Marianne STEIGEL- (b.1 Jan 1865-Aussee) +-
3. Josef JASEK- (b.20 Feb 1892-Powel (Povel))
sp: Paula KRAUSE- (m.Abt 1922)
|-4. Josef JASEK- (b.11 Jul 1923)
|-4. Ilse JASEK- (b.2 Jul 1928
|-4. Ingrid JASEK- (b.2 Jul 1928
Birth record for Joseph JAEK
Taeufling: Josef JAEK, * 20 Feb, 1892 Powel Nr. 70, Olmuetz, Maehren, laut Zuschrift des Stadtrates zu Olmuetz vom 24. April 1922 aus der katholischen Kirche ausgetreten
Vater: Franz JAEK, Gartenpaechter aus Strischowitz [Strovice, Krom i Zlin], Maehren, Sohn des Johann JAEK, Familianten* in Strischkowitz und dessen Ehegattin Marianna, [Tochter des] Augustin HLOBIL, Haeuslers in Doloplaz [Doloplazy, Olomouc, Olomouc]
Mutter: Marianna, [Tochter des] Johann STEIGEL, Haeuslers in Maehrisch Aussee [Usov, umperk, Olomouc], und dessen Eheweibes Anna geb. Josef DRANY, Haeuslers in Struptschein [Strupin, Brniko, umperk], Maehren
Paten: Josef JOHN, Buerger und Baecker in Olmoutz; Theresia JOHN, dessen ledige Tochter.
* from Wikipedia: Familianten or Familianten Gesetz was the German term commonly used for the laws and the related record books which regulated the number of Jewish families in the Czech lands in the 18th and 19th centuries.
|In the Austrian casualty list Nr. 599 14 July 1917 I found a reserve cadet Josef JAEK, 8th company, k.k. Rifle Regiment Nr. 13, who was born in 1892 and had reportedly been captured and detained as POW in the Russian camp of Troitzkosawsk (now Kjachta), Siberia.
His birthplace was Powel, Olmutz, Moravia. Powel [Povel] was a village at the southern outskirts of Olmutz [Olomouc].
In the parish register of Powel, I found this Joseph JAEK. His fathers given name was Franz JAEK, his mothers name Marianna nee STEIGEL. The subsequent notice says that Joseph seceded from the catholic church in 1922.
Since the first child Josef of your wanted Josef was born 11 July, 1923, he could have seceded in advance of his marriage. Since the secession was announced in the city of Olmutz, the marriage could have happened there... (his godparents were citizens of Olmutz).
a map of the POW detention camps in Southern Siberia, edited by the Hamburg division of the German Red Cross in 1916, and the page containing the Troitzkosawsk camp.
Troizkosawsk (rather Troizko-Sawsk) was a Russian fortress just at the Mongolian Border. The detainees lived in new-built brick houses.
This document brings us up to October 1941.
The family was deported 19 October 1946 from POVEL which today is part of the city of OLOMOUC