Danube Swabian Community
“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world.
In fact, it is the only thing that ever has." ~Margaret Mead

Villages Helping Hands

Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors


North American Donauschwaben Obituaries

[A] [B] [C-D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I-J] [K] [L] [M] [N-R] [S] [T-V] [W] [Y-Z]

Obituary Coordinator: Dennis Bauer, PA - USA
Est. 13 May 2009 by Dennis Bauer, publication 13 May 2009 at DVHH.org by Jody McKim Pharr.

Last updated: 02 Mar 2019

ILYES - Jewel Ilyes Fless, 91, of Hamilton, NJ, died 23 January 1997. Born in Hungary, daughter of late George & Julia Yambor Ilyes and wife of late Peter Fless, Sr. [Palankaer]. Survived by son & daughter-in-law, Peter, Jr. & Gail Fless of Hamilton; daughter, Jane Perna of Hamilton; sister, Helen McCarthy of Queens, NY; grandchildren, Mark Perna, Lisa Behrsin, Cynthia Jones & Dr. Kristin Fless and great-grandchildren, Taylor & Brooke Behrsin and Christopher Jones. Palanka OSB Family #2948. The Times, 25 January 1997 issue.

ISEMANN (Eisenmann) - Anna Isemann Trageiser, 66, of Hamilton Township, NJ, died 1 November 1957. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary].  Survived by husband, George Trageiser; son,  Joseph Trageiser; daughters, Mrs. Anna Schmidtt, Mrs. Rosina Armbruster, Mrs. Maria Paruta & Miss Magdalena Trageiser; sister Mrs. Katherina Fabritz and grandchildren. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton.  Palanka OSB Family #4916 & 12318.  The Trenton Evening Times, 1 November 1957 issue.

ISEMANN (Eisemann) – Maria Zentner  (nee Isemann), 88, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Hamilton, NJ, died 31 August 2011. Born in Paraput [Paripas/Parabutsch], Yugoslavia, she was the daughter of late Josef & Katarina Isemann, wife of  late Jakob Zentner [Palankaer] and  mother of  late Catherine Keller Peterson & mother-in-law of  late, Karl Peterson. Survived by grandchildren, Erika Peterson of Warminster, PA, Karl Peterson and his wife, Shelly, of Wycombe, PA & Kristina Kumi and her husband, Gent of Boca Raton and seven great-grandchildren, Emilie, Joey, Arian, Nora, Jake, Dardan & Rebecca.  A member of the Trenton Donauschwaben & German-American Club. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #13474.  The Times, 2 September 2011 issue.
JERKOVSKY – Bernhardt Jerkovsky,  75, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, died 27 June 2007. Born 10 October 1932 in German Palanka, son of late Franz & Elisabeth Kühn Jerkovsky.  Survived by wife, Magdelena Kuppek Jerkovsky; daughters, Resi & Rosa; son, Franz and sister, Rosa Reichhardt. Palanka OSB Family #5034. Palankaer Heimatbrief, November 2007 issue. *
JERKOVSKY – Wilhelm Jerkovsky, 64, of Hawthorne, CA, died 15 August 2005. Born in Palanka, 13 October 1940, son of late Bernhard Jerkovsky.  Survived by mother, Theresa Elisabeth Schön Jerkovsky; wife, Erna Tirheimer Jerkovsky; daughters, Monika & Linda and their families; sisters, Gertrud & Elisabeth and their families and relatives in Germany, Austria and Argentina.  Palanka OSB Family #5035. The Palankaer Heimatbrief, November 2005 issue. *

JOBBA, Rudolph (Rudy) Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga on September 1, 2013 in his 90th year. Rudy is survived by his lifetime love and loving wife, Emma (nee Fedor), of 68 years. They were married in Montreal in June 1945. Rudy is lovingly remembered by his children Evelyn (Robert) Kramer, Ken (Anne) Jobba & Louise (Paul Lake) Jobba, by grandchildren Jennifer (Pierre), Mark (Erica), Daniel (Emily) & Michael, and by his great- grandchildren Benjamin & Samantha. Rudy was predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth (nee Brunner) Jobba and his sister Julianna (Frank) Beck. Rudy was employed by Northern Electric/Nortel for 33 years where he rose to the position of Corporate Manager of Purchasing. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. A private memorial service will be held at Notre-Dame- Des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal. (Source: Montreal Gazette) Obituary at Legacy

Rudy was an early member of the DVHH community, contributing through the DVHH mailing list and website. His lively presentation of the Jobba family story can be read at the Knees in Banat village website: The Story of The Jobba Family.  Requiescat in pace Rudy!

Last Updated: 02 Mar 2019

DVHH.org ©2003 Donauschwaben Villages Helping Hands, a Nonprofit Corporation.
Webmaster: Jody McKim Pharr
Keeping the Danube Swabian legacy alive!