Bohme .. bohm .. Miller .. Mueller

Complex language/ethnicity question. I know in the area East and Northeast of Plzen (blue circle) there is a significant population with German-originating surnames (Müller, Böhm, etc). Up to the beginning of the 1800s, many parish records there were recorded in German, but only briefly later they switch to Czech and never switch back. Of almost all the people I’ve found who immigrated to America from this place (ie Rokycany/Beroun), their graves are recorded in Czech (if not English) and never German (even those with German surnames) so that implies almost all people there from the latter part of the century mainly spoke Czech.

The area to the left, poorly scratched in red, was from what I can tell majority German and German-speaking (ie Sudetenland before WWII). What I’m wondering is were the people in the blue circle “initially” Germans who became “more Czech” when more Czech people migrated in with their language in the 1800s, or was this area “initially” Czech where Germans moved in (significantly enough to garner German priests) and gradually assimilated to Czech?

I feel like this question can apply to a lot of places, like Prague or Sudetenland. Was Prague & Sudetenland in medieval times actually “German”, or was it Czech to then become majority German, then going back to Czech after WWII? Or maybe this is just a “chicken and the egg” thing.

Paul Schultz

I am researching my Uncle Paul Schultz. He married an Elly Hohenhaus, geb. am 26.06.1901 in Berlin, evangelisch, gibt es eine Karte. Demnach hieß ihre Mutter Berta Hohenhaus, geborene Pinnow, geb. am 03.10.1879 in Kallies. Sie hat am 27.5.1947 beim Standesamt Tempelhof unter der Nummer 291/1947 Paul Schulz aus Magdeburg, geb. am 23.5.1900 in Magdeburg, geheiratet und dann in Mariendorf, Kurfürstenstr. 1 gewohnt. Sie war technische Angestellte.

Johann Gottlieb Bohme

Document for Johann Gottlieb Bohme ( who went by Gottlieb )

First page: 1. The Schmied (smith) Christian Heinrich Bernhard Böhm…of evangelic religion, born… in Saalfeld, Sachsen Heiningen, residing in Berlin Warschauer Straße 7, son of the Schneidermeister (master tailor) Johann Georg Heinrich Carl Böhm and his wife Christiane Frederike Henriette nee Franke, both deceased and formerly residing in Saalfeld. 2. The Marie Luise Böhme, without profession, …, of evangelic religion, …, born Kienitz, Kreis Lebus, reisiding in Berlin Warschauer Straße 7, daughter of the labourer Friedrich Böhme and his wife nee Engel, he deceased and formerly residing in Kienitz, she deceased and formerly residing in Berlin, Like · Reply · 8 hrs Ernst Simonsen Ernst Simonsen I read : Bride: worker Friedrich Böhme and Marie Engel, Groom: Schneidermeister Johann Georg Heinrich Carl Böhm and Christiane Frederike Henriette nee Franke. Watch the different names “Böhm” and ” Böhme”