The Schubert Reader: A Life of Franz Schubert in Letters and Documents

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PRENATAL RECORDS

1785-96
A. FROM THE MARRIAGE REGISTER of the Parish of 'The Fourteen Friends in Need' in the Viennese suburb of Liechtental 17th January 1785. Josephus Hollpein, sen., Co-operator.Bridegroom: Franz Schubert, a school assistant, native of Neudorf in Moravia, farmer's son, Liechtental No. 152, 25 years.Bride: Elisabeth Vietz, native of Zuckmantel in Imp. Silesia, master locksmith's daughter, Liechtental No. 152, 28 years.Witnesses: Ignaz Wagner, shoe-maker, Karl Schubert, a schoolmaster.

Franz Schubert, sen., who in those days was still assistant schoolmaster at his brother Karl's in the Leopoldstadt suburb (Brunngasse), is here actually described as "instructor." It may be that, having himself passed through six grammar-school classes, he was already giving supplementary lessons in Latin in order to augment his income. He lived at Liechtental with his bride, now 20 Badgasse (rebuilt).

B. FROM THE 'REGISTER OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS in the Family of the Schoolmaster Franz Schubert'
1. Ignaz Franz, born 8th March 1785, 5.30 a.m.
2. Elisabeth, born 1st March 1786, 5.45 a.m., died 13th August 1788, 7 a.m.

Franz Schubert, sen., is appointed schoolmaster in the Himmelpfortgrund, No. 12, on 13th June 1786. -- He had been assistant for five years, three of them probably in his Moravian homeland and two in Vienna. The school was probably situated already in the Säulengasse (later No. 10, now No. 3), and the house was called "The Black Horse" ( Zum schwarzen Rössel). It is said that not till 1796 did the elder Schubert move from Liechtental to the Himmelfortgrund, to the house No. 72 in the Upper High Street (now 54 Nussdorferstrasse), called "The Red

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Preface xi
  • Translator's Foreword xvii
  • Introductory Notes xxi
  • Prenatal Records 1
  • Appendices 926
  • List of Schubert's Works Mentioned in the Book 967
  • General Index of Names, Places, Titles, and Selected Subjects 979
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