THE AUSTRIAN JUCH CONNECTION
A paper by Armando Juch
2000 years ago, the
population was celtic and roman. At about 600 people
of slavonic origin settled
there. About 200 years later, the german settlement
and dominion started. From about 1550 to 1600 most of the carinthian people in the cities where protestants (Martin
Luther). At 1600 the austrian
emperor ordered them to became catholics or to leave
the country. Many people went to
At the council of Trient (1545 -) the decision was made, to register all the births, marriages and deaths by the churches. The southern part of carinthia belonged to the church distict of aquilea and the bishop visited the carintian churches rather seldom. So our books started later. Some books of the church at Kappel, where Martin Juch lived, were damaged by water and it is not possible for me to take a look at them. I found several entries of the name Juch in the Carinthian archive (inventories of bequeathments), but I didn't find a connection to Martin Juch. There was only a remark, that the sister of a certain Klemens Juch had the permisson to live in his house. A Klemens Juch lived in Göriach (only 8 km from Hundsdorf, where Martin Juch lived) and died in 1734 at the age of about 60 years. Obviously he had no children, so he could be an uncle of Martin. Maybe, I will find his birth entry (about 1670), then I should also be able to find the birth entry of Martin Juch's father. But this is depending on, where he was born. The books of some churches are reaching back to 1600.
Ferlach, Carinthia, Austria, is a
town of 8000 inhabitants about 10 km to
The ancestors of Armando Juch, his sons Andreas and Markus (only the "Juch - tree")
ARROWS & DATES INDICATE THE MIGRATION OF JUCH'S
ARROWS & DATES INDICATE
THE MIGRATION OF JUCH'S IN THIS
Further, Armando states that "some people say, that the name Juch has
sources in the slovenian
language (Jug means "South"). In the southern part of
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Armando and family have a Web Page that everyone is encouraged to visit at:
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The following biography is about the famous Emma JUCH, born in Austria
Emma Antonia Johanna Juch studied 3 years with Murio-Celli: debut in concert Chickering Hall; operatic debut in Her Majesty's Grand Italian Opera in London (june 1883) as Felina in Mignon, and later sang during 3 seasons under Col.Mapleson in soprano roles; sang alternate nights with Nilssan as Elsa in Lohengrin under management of Theodore Thomas in US; prima donna Am.Opera Co. 3 seasons; sang in festivals, orchestral symphnie concerts and in Emma Juch English Grand Opera.
Source: "Who was Who in
Lexion 1815-1950 Gratz & Köln Band 3 1965 sub voce Juch Emma Antonia Johanna
In a Special Issue of "Opera News", published by The
Metropolitan Opera Guild, Inc.,
"The Vienna-born American Emma Juch entered the arena with an aggregation largely made up of the defunct National (originally American) Opera Company, with which she had toured during its valiant existence. In 1885 Theodore Thomas had once again put aside his symphonic ambitions for the lyric stage. His opera company, unfortunately, lasted barely three years in spite of excellent productions. Juch sang six roles 164 times: Pamina (she had previously been praised for her Queen of the Night in the same opera), Elsa, Euridice, Chrysa (in Rubinstein's Nero, an American premiere), Marguerite and Senta, which she learned practically overnight. Her Elsa was warmly admired, as well as her courage in finishing the part one night at the Metropolitan (where the National Company was playing) after having been struck by a falling weight.
Juch's own company possessed one distinction apart from most of those directed by her sister artists: it was managed not by the indefatigable C.D. Hess but by Charles E. Locke, who had piloted the National. Juch had Felix Jaeger for conductor (and his wife for contralto) in October 1889; both had disappeared a month later, and the experienced Adolf Neuendorff, who had come closest to the Metropolitan by conducting its stepchild German tour in 1885-86, took over. Juch continued to sing in concert after she relinquished her opera company, and lived to the ripe old age of seventy-eight."
Descendants of Justin Juch
1 Justin Juch
2 Emma Antonia Johanna Juch 1865 - 1939
+Francis Lewis Wellman
This photo is on "vintage actress tobacco cards" by LORILLARD'S TIGER FINE CUT (tobacco)
being offered for sale on ebay.
This is an old score from Der
Freischutz by C. M. von Weber as produced by the Emma
Juch Grand English Opera, Charles Locke, Director.
There is no copyright date in this small paper back score, however there is a
full page testimonial in the inside front cover for Steinway Pianos, indicating
awards for superior product in London 1885, Sydney 1875, Philadelphia 1876,
Sweden 1868, Paris, 1867, London 1862. The score in English was published by
Picture by Mary & Dave Maxwell
JUCH, Ernst (1838-1909)
"Peasant Kitchen" by Ernst
Juch, Late 19th Century
Drawing-Watercolour , Watercolor ,40x29 cm (15.7x11.4 in)
Sorry for the poor quality
Ernst Juch also painted the following:
Galante Werbungim Salon
Street Scean in Vienna
Of special note also is Dr. Otto JUCH, Austrian Finance Minister between
16 October 1929 and 20 June 1931. Dr. OTTO JUCH was born 25 Feb 1876 in Kirchbichl Tirol, Austria died 19
Feb 1964 in Vienna. His profession: financial civil servant. From
1929 - till 1931 Financial Minister / 1929-1931 & Chancellor of the
Information provided by Flip Juch 29Nov1997
Federal Ministers for Finance
1929 - 1931 Otto Juch
Otto Juch is standing at the far right
HERMANN PAUL JUCH
aka HERMANNUS PAULUS JUCH
The above Hermann Paul Juch appears to have been a medical doctor who wrote medical books in Latin during the mid 18th century (1730-1752) I believe.
More research is required
A DIFFERENT HERMANN JUCH
born 19.9.1908 Innsbruck (Austria), d. 12.7.1995 Jona SG.
Married Geraldine katt, actress.
Studied of law in Vienna (1933 promotion). In addition to his work in the
Court practice j. studied voice, piano and composition. In 1937 he worked in
the Austrian Federal Theater administration, beginning in 1940, he was
Management Advisory Board of the Vienna State Opera, also served as a concert
and oratorio singer. 1942 j. became head of artistic planning of the Vienna
State Opera, after World War II he worked for a short time as President of the
French-Austrian society in Innsbruck. 1945-55 j. was Düsseldorf-Duisburg
Director of the State Opera in Vienna, where he called a renaissance of
operetta in the life, 1956-64 first General Manager of the Deutsche Oper am
Rhein (world premieres by Giselher Klebes «Predator» 1957 and «The deadly
wishes» 1959 and Peter Ronnefelds «Ant» 1961). →Herbert Graf , succeeding j. 1964-75 as
a Director led the Zürich City Theatre renamed →Zurich Opera House when
he took office. There he campaigned - 1964-71 in collaboration with →Nicholas Berio Zoff - very for the
Ballet. Important Opera directors were →Leopold Lindtberg, →Martin Markun, Otto Schenk, and
among other things
THE JUCH MYSTERY IN
By Roy Juch
On Saturday, 24 June 2006, my wife, granddaughter and I spent the night in the JUCHHOF hotel and restaurant in Larmoss, Austria. Please see below. This was one of the most enjoyable visits we found on our month stay in Europe. Of course we just had to spend the night in the JUCHHOF just to try and learn where the name originated and possibly find more Juch “cousins”! Unfortunately the proprietor Helmut Koch and family did not have any ideas where the Juch name came from. Mr. Koch did inform me that there was some effort currently being undertaken by someone in the City of Larmoss to investigate and possibly find an answer to this mystery. This information would be a very welcome addition to this Austrian web page!
I can highly recommend the JUCHHOF as a pleasant, friendly and immaculately clean place to spend a vacation. The food was exceptionally good in taste and value. I can still hear the Saturday night music, as it was very good also. Although we are not snow people and do not snow ski we do intend to return to the JUCHHOF on future visits to the area. We look forward to our next visit with the Koch family at the JUCHHOF.
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