In the 18th century
after the beginning of the 'Silesian wars' in 1740 between Prussia
and Austria (Frederic II. and Maria Theresia) there since 1742
happened a regular exodus, covered by prussian troops, of czech
families mostly from nearby the border, to Silesia. Those people
feeled themselve as traditional followers of the reformator
Jan Hus and wanted to escape the permanent religious pressure of the
catholic church in Bohemia (cuius regio eius religio) after the
30-year-war (1618-1648) in
In Silesia in 1749 they
founded the villages Friedrichstabor and Hussinetz (Husinec), 1752 Friedrichsgrätz.
The greatest settlement in Silesia was Hussinetz, next to the town
Strehlen. Later in the next neighborhood the land for the villages
Ober-, Mittel- and Nieder-Podiebrad (czech: Horní Podibrady,
Srední P., Dolní P.) was purchased. Other nearby
villages with a great part of Czech descendants were Töppendorf
and Pentsch. The geographic datas of related villages in Silesia are
given in the next table. People from all these villages can be found
in the church books of Hussinetz (see internet-adresses). An other
related village is
Berlin-Rixdorf (since 1908: Berlin-Neukölln, see literature).
As an descendant of the founders of Hussinetz in Silesia and the later
founded nearby villages Hussinetz is in the centre of my webside.
Mr.Tscherny as well has descendants in the same villages. He summarized
a very extensive collection of literature concerning Hussinetz and
Strehlen (see internet-adresses).