Du musst mir sage ob du lieber auf deutsch oder auf englisch schreiben willst.Wahrscheinlich, willst du lieber auf spanisch.
I will begin the story in English.
The Bauernfeinds were soldiers in the Middle Ages.Many of the soldiers we would classify as mercernary soldiers.At the time of Karl der Grosse, the German empire was seeking to hold back invaders from the East - Slavs, Mongols and everyone else.There is a natural boundary to Central Germany.The Fichtl Gebirge are mountains running north and south from about Hanover south beyond Salzburg.This mountain range was a natural barrier.
The emperor and other lesser nobility sought to have strong defenses in these mountains.As a consequence fortifications were built.These castles were manned by those soldiers who could find enough support to maintain the forts and supply troops with weapons and training.The early Bauernfeinds were soldiers whose families began occupying these Burgs.As long as the defenses were maintained and kept in order, the right of possession followed each generation.
In the documents of the Salzburg area, we know of one Bauernfeind family that lost the right to occupy and administer a particular castle.The reason was poor administration.In other areas the family did quite well.The possessions and special tax status meant that these family members became petty nobility.
The first grant of such a occupancy right is listed in documents from Amberg in 1267.This is the first time we see the name of Bauernfeind [Pauernfeindt]We believe that the name Bauernfeind was used to differentiate between those knights [Ritter or cavalleros] who had lived in the Middle East and those common folk who remained in Medieval Europe.In the Middle East these German knights learned culture and manners.When they returned to Germany they found that they were enemies of the ways and manners of the peasants.Thus, the name Bauernfeind.
I have many family connections in the Oberpfalz, which is the western side of the Mountains.The eastern side is now in Czech.There is a Bauernfeind Mountain by Eger.I have many, many stories to tell.I am just out of time for tonight.Bauernfeinds are related to Mozart, possible Rudolph Hess and others.We have family members in Holland, Poland, Czech, Hungary, Italy, Austria, New Zealand, England and apparently all over the world.During the Middle Ages the Bauernfeinds offered their soldier and administrative services to any king or noble who could afford their services.That is how the family spread all over Europe.Most of the family still uses German, especially in Eastern Europe.
I am a labor lawyer in Washington, D.C, with a wife who now lives in Germany.My daughter lives in San Francisco.She is recently married.My father's name was George Edwin.