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Building permit for the construction of a slaughterhouse for István Benka, a pig dealer in Tešanovci


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Štefan Benko was one of the richest farmers in Tešanovci. In addition to his extensive estates, he also owned a restaurant and a slaughterhouse. He was one of the first farmers in the Prekmurje Region to trade in animals. The slaughterhouse was small, but he also sold meat in Graz, Vienna and Budapest. After moving to Murska Sobota in 1913, he transferred his catering and butchery business there. In the 1920s, his son, Josip (Jožef) Benko, took over the trade, and developed it from a small slaughterhouse to a modern slaughterhouse and meat factory. After the owner of the factory was executed in 1945, the factory was nationalized and became the Pomurka Mesna industrija factory.

Information on digitization

Name of site
Other settlement names
Mezővár, Tessanócz
Size description
različne velikosti
7 kosov
Place of origin/discovery
Name of institution or personage holding object; identification number of object
Pokrajinski arhiv Maribor Arhivski fond: SI_PAM/ 0088, Okrajno glavarstvo Murska Sobota, Te 182, spis 6420 SI_PAM/0088/012/00059
Written sources
Cipot, F. et al. (ur.), 2006. Josip Benko: zbornik z gradivom simpozija Tešanovci, september 2005. Moravske Toplice: Občina Moravske Toplice.
File name
400 x 400 dpi
Restrictions on use
Brez omejitev
Date of documentation
Person documenting
Ksenija Rojht, Gordana Šövegeš Lipovšek

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