The Themel Hutsteiner farm

The very first Hutsteiner farm located at the Hutstein in Upper Austria was founded between 1488 and 1509. In the Urbar of 1488, the earliest description of the dominion available, no farm at the Hutstein can be identified, even the location Hutstein can not be identified, while 1509 Tameln (=Thomas) already paid his taxes there. So, it was founded and the wood was cleared there in the years between 1488 to  1509. 

The first farm at Hutstein: the Themel Hutsteiner farm

 

The size of the farm was: “9 Tagwerk” (= ~ 9 x 3407 square meters) fields, “4 Tagwerk” (= ~ 4 x 3407 square meters) meadows und “ein Tagwerk” (= ~ 3407 square meters) forest.

Around 1750 Michael Grubauer at this farm reported 4 oxen, 4 cows, a single sheep and 2 pigs.

The later founded second farm at Hutstein within the dominion of Falkenstein was of same size originally.

The first, the Rannariedl farm, had to pay taxes, the so called tenth, directly to the parish of Pfarrkirchen i.M., where original documents from 1600 and following are available. According to these documents of 1613, more than a century after its foundation, this farm was still called the “Themel” Hutsteiner farm, which refers to the very first inhabitant of the farm: Tameln.  It also shows that Tameln inhabited this farm for a longer time as his name prevailed publicly for such a long time, i.e. he was living there for 10 years and more. Taking into account that Andre followed Tameln shortly after 1509 – there are  only minor changes of identified inhabitants between 1509 and the ones recorded in the urbar mentioning Andre – it results that Tameln was living at Hutstein already in 1500 or before.

Likely at that time the name Thomas became a guiding name for the Hutsteiners descending from this particular farm. Beside others there are three more farmers known in this region: Thomas Hutsteiner in Kollerschlag about 1690, Thomas Hutsteiner in Aiglsöd about 1660 and Thomas Hutsteiner in Wildenranna about 1650. According some court records they seem to be closely related to each other, i.e. an origin at the Themel Hutsteiner farm may be anticipated.

part of church balances, stating the Themel Hutsteiner in 1613

 

Nowadays this farm does still exist with expanded territories. 

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