ANCESTRY OF FAMILY NADHERNY Z BOROTINA


 Recordings about the family Nadherny dates back to the Thirty-year war. Martin (born 1641) had two sons, Jan (born 1680) and Pavel (born 1690). Jan had also two sons, Bartolomej (born 1724) and Frantisek, from whom two parallel family branches descended (derived).

Frantisek's son Ignac FLorian (born 1789) comes from the first ancestry branch. He was commence doctor in 1812, professor, protomedic, governorate board of directors, and in 1823 even rector (don) of a university. He was promoted to a Baron and two years later (July 23rd 1838) he was advanced to a Knight. Pope Rehor XVI. Decorated him with a commander rank (order) of St. Rehor the Great. He passed away in 1868.

Also brother Frantisek, court councilman, he was named a Baron in August 2nd 1832 and promoted to Knight on 23rd June. The relatives of this side of a family lived in Pribram, Slany and majority of the time in Wienna.

The founder of the Chotoviny Baron ancestry was above-mentioned Bartolomej, a poor miller from Bohutin. He and his wife Anna Cernochova had five sons: Vaclav (born 1757), Jan Nepomuk (born 1766), Frantisek, Matej (born 1774) and Vojtech (born 1782) and nine daughters: Marie, Josefina, Ann, Terezie, Ludmila, Rosalie, Veronika, Katerina and Tekla. The most noteworthy is Terezie who married Frantisek Tkadlik. She happened to be a mother of a famous Czech painter Frantisek X. Kadlik.

Jan Nepomuk lived in Prague since 1799 and with his remarkable abilities and resilient perseverance he was able to acquire an incredible wealth. In 1798 he founded ironworks (metal works) company in Zavesin. Jan Nepomuk gained so much wealth in metal business that he was able to purchase several new Estates: Kamenice, Kolinec, Svinare, Podol, Oucin, Vlckovice, Chotoviny (1806), Dub, Adersbach, Meziric, Jistebnice, Chlum, Pohori, Jenickova Lhota, Prehorov and Bradlin. He settled in Jistebnice where he established a new castle with a park from what used to be a Valassky house. As well-educated and very savvy landlord (farmer) he strived for an overall rationalization (development) as well as strict order. On August 15th 1838 he was promoted to a Baron for the progressive improvement (development) of his Estates. He managed all of his Estates until the very end of his life, always helped others and enjoyed his public worthiness (respect). Jan Nepomuk passed away on the 7th of March 1860. He was able to arrange a beautiful coffin for his first wife Antonie Johnova (passed away 7th July 1816) in Chotoviny. His second wife passed away in April 6th 1845.

Jan's daughter Anna married a Baron Konstatin from the Eisenwanger Family, the son of Ludvik Karel (Charles). Ludvik Karel managed Aderspach and from 1850 also Chotoviny during his fathers time. Than from his father he inherited Jistebnice and Veselicko Estates. Ludvik held the honor of Knight of the Prussian Order of Black Eagle and in September 8th 1865 was promoted to the status of Baron from Borotin (Borutin). A spectacular celebration was held right at the castle's ruins. In 1866 he was declared a loyal resident of Borotin. He married Sidonie Korbova from Weidenheimu in September 26th 1837 (died March 10th 1879). Ludvik passed away on May 5th 1868. The breathtaking palace of Nadherny Family in Vodickova ulice in Prague used to be a shelter for St. John's pilgrims from Tabor.

These are Ludvik's children: son Konstantin died during Prussian War in 1866, daughter Viktorie married to a Romanian Prince Cantacuzeno. The family Estates was divided between the other four sons. Otomar (born 1840) received Jistebnice Estate and between 1876-82 he built a new castle in a Tudor Style. He served in the Army . In May 14th 1898 he was promoted with a status of "free (single) man" and in 1876 he married Vilemina Baerenreiterova, a sister of a Secretary of Commerce of Austria. He died 12th September 1925. His oldest sister Marie Kristyna (born 1879) married a Prince Alfred from Aichelburg (died 1937) who held a prominent position among the Emperor's court. Marie Ann never got married. Son Josef Ludvik (born 1883) worked in a political administration of Tyrolia. The younger Konstantin (born 1887) inherited Aderspach from his uncle and because of his marriage to countess Karolina from Gudensu received half of an Estate Moravce in Moravia. From his father he also inherited Jistebnice Estate, which he exchanged for a house in Prague.

Ludvik's son Emil managed Veselicko Estate while his brother Karel managed Janovice Estate. He was 46 years of age when he passed away on March 25th 1895 and was buried in Chotoviny.

The oldest from all the brothers was Jan (born 1838) who managed Chotoviny. In 1873 he reconstructed the castle and in 1880 he also purchased a homestead (farm, estate) Mesice. He was a municipal and imperial representative as well as a member of multiple other institutions. He was decorated with a Iron Crown statue of 3rd degree. In 1882 he was promoted to "free man" condition by a diploma received from the emperor Frantisek Josef I. Unfortunately, during this ceremony he suffer a stroke and he died in March 19th 1891 in Prague. His estates were managed by his widow Marie (deceased 1909) who was born countess Bulgarini d'Elci. In 1899 she passed down the estates to her sons; the older son Oskar received Chotoviny and the younger son Ervin got Mesice. However they immediately switched their estates with each other.

Dr. Oskar Nadherny (born 1871) married countess Deymova from Striteze. Sister Zdenka married Count Herman Attemase and Luisa went to monastery.

Dr. Ervin Nadherny (born 1876) was interested in agriculture. He was a top member of many associations and during 1908-13 he was a municipal representative. During his childhood he loved literature. He translated a collection of poems by Vitezslav Halek "Vecerni Pisne" (Evening Songs) into a German language. In Chotoviny he was a member of a theatrical ensemble.

Ervin Nadherny married Baroness Ringhofferova and they had four children; Jan (born 1903, deceased 1936), Ervin (born 1909), daughters Marie and Frantiska.

Ervin, agricultural engineer, took over the Estates. After the war Ervin was accused of collaboration. That accusation was never proven to be true as well as those allegations of wrong doings against the Czech Nation. Ervin's wife Sidonie was a German. For that reason Sidonie and her son Jan Nepomuk (born 1943) were transferred into a collection camp. Than a good family friend, who at that time was working for the US Embassy, came to worn them about the possible transfer of the entire camp into the former SSSR. He helped them to move to Austria. Once those accusations against Ervin were proven to be incorrect and after overcoming obstacles Ervin left Czechoslovakia. Ervin and his family lived in California. He died in 1985.

Jan Nepomuk Nadherny returned to the native Chotoviny, after leaving when he was three years of age, in 1993 as a mature man. Through the restitution process he was able to recover his Estates. He began with remodeling the castle, in which was a school for last ten years, and the park with a exceptional energy and aptitude. In Chotoviny he got married again but unfortunately a severe illness ended his life in April 5th 2005.