My To Do List
- The Müllers of Stockenboi (aka the “Weissensee shipping dynasty”) are connected to the Müllers of Alberden and Mauthbrücken.
Arguments in favour:
- Our Müllers are Protestant; there are also Protestant Müllers in Stockenboi;
- Our earliest identified Müller, Johann, married a lass from Stockenboi, Barbara Örtl, in 1749. I haven’t found Johann’s baptism in the registers there though;
- It cannot be a coincidence that there is a Müller/Mösslacher family in Stockenboi (the one with the boats and holiday flats)!
- There must have been a lot of movement along the road leading from Stockenboi through Alberden to Zlan and Mauthbrücken. The road seems to follow the “Weg des Buches” (also here, and Google has more), a Protestant pilgrimage route along which German-language versions of the Bible and hymn books were smuggled during the time of “Geheimprotestantismus” in Austria;
- Nothing so far 🙂
Things to do:
- The Parish records say the Müllers lived, in chronological order, at Hammergraben, Alberden 1, and Mauthbrücken 12, so make sure to drive by when we’re in the area;
- Contact Christian Müller of Stockenboi and ask if he’s interested; if he’s Protestant, he might be;
- Consider staying a night or two in the Müller/Mösslacher holiday flat when we’re in the area;
- Explore Mauthbrücken and visit Gasthaus Mauthner for a beer and a chat (Landgasthof Mauthner. Mauthbrücken 9, 9701 Stockenboi. Tel.: +43 4761 320). Mauthbrücken is on the River Drau very close to Zlan, which belongs to Stockenboi; if the name signified a place, it may have been the location of the toll house for the bridge over the River Drau;
- Stop for a drink at the Gasthof Kasperle in Spittal a. d. Drau;
- Hike bits of the Weg des Buches (and here), tour the Goldeck Panoramastraße, and bike the Drauradweg.
- … to be continued …