Batschka & Donauschwaben
Researcher & Author
Bauer, Dennis J.
Dennis J. Bauer was born in Trenton, NJ. He holds a
M.S. degree and teaches genealogy part-time. His
paternal grandparents were Donauschwaben from the
Batschka (Palanka & Batsch). His maternal ancestors
were PA Germans, Irish and Welsh.
He is presently Vice President of Cultural Affairs
of the Vereinigung der Donauschwaben, e.V. of
and serves as club genealogist and newsletter
editor. He is also a member of the Philadelphia
Donauschwaben and a long time member of the
Donauschwaben Villages Helping Hands (www.DVHH.org)
and coordinates the Batschka and the Obituary
Dennis is member of the
(AKdFF), the Association
Dennis and cousin, Hans
Martini, have developed
two power point
“A Brief History of the
Donauschwaben” and “The
History of the
Donauschwaben in Mercer
County, NJ”. These have
been shown to numerous
groups and associations.
He also lectures on
topics and writes
for several newsletters
and web sites.
He has written two family history books to date, The Hinkel Family from
Hesse, Germany to
Schuylkill County, PA
and From Batsch to
Trenton – The Trip to
America in 1913 by the
Lorenz Helleis Family.
In 2008 Dennis completed 25 years of research and published A Collection of
Genealogical Information of Palankaer-Americans and Related Family Members -
1895 to 2008. This work includes a brief history of Backa Palanka and the
Donauschwaben. The book is dedicated to the memory of fellow researcher and
Palankaer Peter Kiss and features over 500 Palanka related obituary abstracts,
ship passenger lists, U.S. draft registrations and Palankaer-American addresses.
Dennis at his email address if you are interested in obtaining a copy of any of
these books (Donauschwaben@mail.com).
The Danube Swabian
Association of Trenton,
New Jersey -
Donauschwaben e. V.)
Helping Hands (DVHH)
Coordinator & Obituary
[13 Jul 2010]