Originally Posted by Curryong
Really Pranter? How interesting! I expect some of the carriages and coaches they made and refurbished are still around in museums and the palaces. Did any of them meet the Emperor, I wonder.
I don't know whether Royal dynasties occupy the thoughts of young people, much, nowadays. Maybe there will be some insights, however. Who knows? I don't know that much about the Hapsburgs but I have been interested for many years in what happened at Mayerling and the tragic end of Crown Prince Rudolf and Marie Vetsera.
I know! We have pictures of the Colonel (a photo of his painting..he was born in the later 1700's). The family (well the husband's branch) immigrated to the US in the 1800's.
Another member of the family married a Danish Baron. Maybe they met the Emperor? I kinda get the impression that even the carriage makers were of a higher social status...quite possible they met the Emperor as well.
My in-laws went over to Austria in the 80's and met cousins, one of which worked for the Spanish Riding school in Vienna.
Since the whole family has been Catholic forever, there were parish registers which makes it somewhat easier to track people down.
Myself I am of the peasant class LOL
Oh my guess is most of the younger crowd has little interest in monarchy. I wonder how well history is taught there.
The Habsburg certainly do have a tragic history. Who's to say if any of them that are left would even be interested?