Katzer Families

Niederlipka   [Mittel-Lipka]

Frank Soural, whose grandparents, Franz Soural and Frieda Katzer, were running the above Lipka station inn, reports the following tragic story:

In winter 1910 an unexpected, hard stroke of fate hit my grandmother. It was late at night and the last patrons and people from the trains had already left. Just one unknown man was still there and you could see that he had already drunk a lot. Grandfather was just counting the money behind the bar when the man grabbed a beer stein and knocked him down. Grandfather died without regaining consciousness. The man escaped with just e few crowns across the border to Silesia. The next morning he was found half frozen in the snow.

The station inn of the Soural family