Family Mengersen and Blazov

Nearby Blazov Valley, in the woods near the road is placed cross, erected in 1908.

In seeking answers to the questions: who and why he built this cross, I found quite interesting facts about the family Mengersen, landowners in Blazov Valley and surrounding areas (among many others) .

Original text in Hungarian language:

Felejthetetlen édes atja


emlékéte állitotta



In English:

For unforgettable sweet father
Baron Augustus MENGERSEN
built in memory



Agos Mengersen - full name of Eberhard Friedrich Carl August - Baron von Mengersen - was a member of a wealthy family Mengersen, coming from Holland, then living in Germany, which received the title of nobility in18th century.

Augustus parents were Kurt Philipp von Mengersen and August Dorotea Luis Julian Wichmann. August was the owner of the castle in Reelkirchen and has great assets in Herrentrup. He reached the rank of colonel in C. k. Army.

August was born in 1829 in a family mansion in Reelkirchen. In 1857 he married Maria von Berzewiczy, who died in 1861 at the 27, at birth of her son Kurt Philipp von Mengersen VI. Perhaps this marriage brought property in Blazov for August from the family Berzewiczy from Brezovica.

The second time he married in 1871 Anna Constanze Gabriele Juhos of Levoca, with whom he had a daughter Mary.

August's son Philipp was, according to historical documents, oddball, and when he was young he left his family. Never more he gave any informations about himself to his family and he never married. Philipp died in Florence in 1907. According to the census of land owners, in 1897, just Philipp was a landowner in Blazov.

In the same year (December 18, 1907) Philippe's father August died too.

He is buried in the City of Kosice in Slovakia.

Daughter Mary (full name- Anna Maria Berta von Mengersen, later - Countess Zichy) married into the important noble family of Hungary - Zichy. Her husband was the Count Jacob Mesko Zichy von Zich. According to the text on the cross near Blazov Valley, she built this cross in memory of his father, a year after his death.