Sunday, October 7, 2018

August Weinert's birthplace

According to FS August was born January 24, 1826 in Fastenberg, GroB, Wartenberg, Breslau, Slesia, Prussia.

Festenberg was in Prussia. 
Slesia akSchlesien is the name of the province. 
Breslau is the government district. 
Wartenberg is where the district court is located.
Prussia was upper Germany and Poland.  

Festenberg had 1 Catholic church and 2 protestant churches. 
Today Festenberg is called Twardogora, and is in Poland. 
August’s parents and grandparents were all married in Festenberg. 
His parents and three siblings were all born in Festenberg.
There was and is a Catholic Church in the center of the town where the family went to church.
The church was called Bazylika Mniejsza pw. Matki Boskiej 
The church was replaced in 1874. There are many photos of there current building.

Festenberg is about 30 miles northeast of Breslau, and about 12 miles northwest of Gross Wartenberg.

Town Hall
Town Hall
Flag of Twardogóra
Coat of arms of Twardogóra
Coat of arms
Twardogóra is located in Poland
Coordinates: 51°21′53″N 17°28′11″E
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
 • Total8.29 km2 (3.20 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total6,866
 • Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Postal code56-416
Twardogóra [tfardɔˈɡura] (formerly Old Polish: Twarda Góra (Hard Mountain), German: Festenberg) is a town in Oleśnica CountyLower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Twardogóra.
The town was first mentioned as Vestenberg in a document dated 1 September 1293 as a trading place at the road from Wrocław to Poznań. In the 14th century, as part of the Duchy of Oels, it was transferred to the Kingdom of Bohemia, which became part of the Habsburg monarchy in 1526. The town adopted Lutheranism in 1538. In 1742 Silesia became Prussian and remained within Germany until 1945, when it was handled to Poland in accordance with the Potsdam Agreement.