Grave number : 6
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|Bauer, Family grave, Roisko Nr. 4 (Girglbauer), (Rajsko)|
|Bauer Barbara, Family grave, Kundratitz Nr. 15, (Kundratice č. 15) , * 17.2.1876, † 21.10.1918|
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|•|| The Spanish flu was the worst infectious disease since the plague in 1348. Around 25 to 50 million people have died worldwide. More people died than during the entire First World War. It has spread throughout the world, including Austria-Hungary.|
Bohemia, especially Šumava, has long been spared. My great-grandfather Georg Bauer, who was the mayor of Kundratice near Hartmanice, thought that the disease could not prevail in the beautiful green Šumava. In the summer of 1918 he read about the disease in the newspapers. More than 3,000 deaths have been known in the C. and K. imperial and residential cities of Vienna. Summer passed and Gerorg (1866-1956) and his wife Barbara (1876-1918) worked as usual on the farm in Kundratice No. 15, which covered 18.87 hectares of land. But in the autumn, everything changed.
At the beginning of August, a young girl, only 17 years old, died of the flu. From today's point of view, the first case of the so-called autumn epidemic in the parish of St. Mouřenec, to which Kundratice belongs. The great-grandparents were working in the field with a farmer and a maid when Barbara complained of severe headaches. Georg sent his wife back to the farm to prepare food for two children, Resi (13, my grandmother) and Pepi (8, my great-uncle). Later, the mother got a cough and chest pain, rest was out of the question. It was necessary to bring the crop and in the evening to handle "correspondence" for the mayor. Barbara, who was 42 at the time, ignored the body aches. It wasn't until the fever came that Georg forced his wife to go to bed. Maid Katharina served elderberry and linden tea, and in the evening there was a beetroot salad to help with the Spanish flu. But the fever did not subside. On the advice of Dr. Bauer (relative) received wraps to reduce sweating fever. The great-grandfather brought his best brandy to contain the virus, but even this old home remedy didn't help. Barbara Bauer, the mayor's wife, died suddenly and unexpectedly on October 21, 1918. There was not even enough time to notify the pastor of St. Franz Andraschko's pastry. Two days later, the funeral took place in the cemetery of St. Strawberries. The grave "Bauer z Roiska" still exists today. My great-grandfather Georg Bauer was a widower with two minor children at the age of 52. Sister Barbara - Rosa Bauer helped the widower during these difficult times.
In the parish of St. About 40 people died between October 1918 and October 1920, including 25 of the Spanish flu and its side effects, such as pneumonia, etc. They were all young, aged 16 to 40 years. Women, who seem to me to be particularly weakened by the double burden of work and family, were most affected.
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