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Countess - Tomb

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Countess Antonia Vandernath Hoyos born, lived in Kosice sometimes at the beginning of the 19th century. Her husband's name was Henryk Vandernath. Here in Humennom had a mansion that served as a summer residence.

The people used to say this legend:

Antónia expelled from Kosice in 1831 because it was waiting illegitimate child, which bore the elm (2km north of Humenného) and gave its name Johanna. The elm apparently knew people who worked in the castle, another source again states that the child's father was a teacher of Brestova. The exact truth will probably never know. Antonia was then only 16 years old.

This year was a near Humennom cholera. Countess Antonia wanted after fleeing from Kosice refuge in the castle in Humennom, it is her but failed and was banished to the fact that she and the child are infected. Dies and the daughter is likely in the forest, near the former nomadic journey to Brestova.

At this point is still grave. According to various historical and ancestral records are apparently not buried, but there is only a cairn in memory of her.

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