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Last updated: 29 Dec 2016

MAAS – Eva Maas Schmeltz, 69, of Trenton, NJ, died 4 July 1980. Born in [Hodschag] Hungary, widow of John M. Schmeltz [Palankaer]. Survived by son, Joseph Schmeltz of Ewing Township, NJ; daughter, Mrs. Virginia Krause of Hamilton, NJ; grandchildren, Cynthia & Brian Krause; sisters, Mrs. Mary Gritmacher of Escondido, CA, Mrs. Catherine Helleis of Allentown, NJ, Ms. Anna Maas of Elizabeth, NJ & Mrs. Jackie Gallo of Linden, NJ. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #10288. The Trenton Times, 6 July 1980 issue.

MAERTZIG ANNA ROSE (nee Rohrbacher, born in Miletitisch, Batschka, Yugoslavia) of Eagleville, Pa. and formerly of Douglasville, Pa. and Port Richmond, died October 14, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Joseph N. Maertzig, Jr. Devoted daughter of the late Henry and Anna Rohrbacher. Loving mother of Joseph H. Sr. (Kathleen), Stephen F., Thomas (Linda), Michael (Eileen), and Jimmy (Kathleen). Sister of the late Stephen Rohrbacher. Also sadly missed by 13 grand-children and 6 great-grand-children. Anna Rose loved gardening, poetry, and corresponding with old friends and neighbors. She was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer.

MAJOFSKY - Andrew F. Majofsky, 73, of Trenton, NJ, died 13 August 1968.  Born in [Bukin] Yugoslavia [brother-in-law of Palankaer Jacob Bauer].  Survived by wife, Barbara Helleis Majofsky;  son, David A. Majofsky of Yardley, PA; brothers, Frank Majofsky of Trenton, Michael Majofsky of New Hope, PA & Joseph Majofsky of California and a sister in Germany.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #438.  The Evening Times, 14 August 1968 issue.
 
MAJOFSKY - Frank S. Majofsky, 87, of Hobe Sound, FL, died 14 June 1984.  Formerly of Trenton, NJ born in [Batsch] Yugoslavia. [brother of late Andrew Majofsky]. Survived by daughter, Betty T. Nolan of Hobe Sound; son, Frank J. Majofsky of Trenton; grandchildren, Thomas F. Nolan of Jacobson & Judith & Charles Majofsky of Trenton and sister, Marie LeVaye of TN.  Buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Trenton, NJ.  Friend to Palanka OSB Family #438.  The Trenton Times, 15 June 1984 issue and the Miami Herald, 16 June 1984 issue.
 
MALDACHER - Eleanor [nee Maldacher] Bohnert, of Hamilton Township, NJ, died 13 December 1945. Born in [Gajdobra, Hungary of Franz & Eva Linz Maldacher] Europe, widow of John Bohnert  [Palankaer]. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Mary Sherer of Hamilton, Mrs. Anna Bauer of Morrisville, PA & Mrs. Rose Manz of San Francisco, CA; sons, Adam Bohnert of Trenton, NJ & John Bohnert of Detroit, MI.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #1250 & 7171. The Trenton Evening Times, 14 December 1945 issue.

MANZ – Frank Manz, 62, of San Francisco, CA, died 4 September 1943. Born 7 July 1881 [Gajdobra, Austria-Hungary, husband of Rose Bohnert Manz, Palankaer].  Palanka OSB Family #1250. California Death Index.

MARX - Nikolaus Marx, 73, of Philadelphia, PA, died 9 September 2002. Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia and son of late Franz & Magdalena Wacker Marx. Husband of Katharina R. Marx [nee Karl, Palankaer]. Also survived by daughter, Dr. Christine Elizabeth Marx and son-in-law, George B. Telford; grandchildren, Rebecca & Emily Telford and brothers, Karl & Ernst Marx, both of Germany. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, PA.  Palanka OSB Family #7289. Wetzel & Son Funeral Home web site funeral card, the Donauschwabe and the Philadelphia Inquirer, 10 September 2002 issue.
 
MATTES (Mathes, Matheis) – Anna Schmelz [nee Mattes], 72, of Flemington, NJ, died 5 October 1969.  Born in [Filipowa] Austria. Survived by husband, Martin J. Schmelz [Palankaer]; sons, Michael Schmelz of Hackensack, NJ & Martin B. Schmelz of Atlanta, GA; daughters, Mrs. Joseph Mosso of Flemington & Mrs. Lawrence O’Tolle of Philadelphia, PA; brothers, Jacob Mattes of Hightstown, NJ, Stephen Mattes of Trenton, NJ & Frank Mattes of Oakmont, PA and sister Elizabeth Reger of Trenton. Buried at St. Magdalena’s Cemetery. Palanka OSB Family #10294. The Trentonian, 6 October 1969 issue. 
 
MATTES - Joseph Mattes, 60, of Trenton, NJ, died 8 January 1955. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary of Josef Mattes & Katharina Tinnes]. Survived by wife, Eva Scheon Mattes; daughters, Mrs. Anna Thomann & Mrs. Evalin Ouskin; son, Joseph Mattes; mother, Mrs. Katherine Mattes of Roebling, NJ; sisters, Mrs. Anna Friedman, Mrs. Katherin Bierenfeld, both of Trenton, Mrs. Mary Bago of Roebling, Mrs. Elizabeth Wacher of Austria and Mrs. Theresa Weingartner of Winnipeg, Canada; several grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7330 & 10542.  The Trenton Sunday Times-Advertizer, 9 January 1955 issue.
 
MATTES - Katherine Bierenfeld [Mattes], 101, of Marietta, GA, died 31 March 2001.  Born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary of late Joseph & Katherina [Tinnes] Mattes. Wife of late Henry Bierenfeld.  Formerly of Trenton, NJ.  Survived by stepson and his wife, Herbert H. & Theresa Bierenfeld of Doraville, GA; sister, Theresa Weingartner of Winnipeg, Canada; and several grandchildren.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #7330. The Times,  15 May 2001 issue.
 
MATTES – Mary Mattes Bago, 87, of Florence, NJ, died 24 September 1990. Born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary, wife of late George Bago. Survived by daughters, Catherine Nyikita of Edgewater Park, NJ, Elizabeth Cesaretti of Fairfield, CA, Mary Kern of Florence, Vilma White of Fallsington, PA, Eleanor LaGuardia of Newnan, GA & Lorraine Pustay of Reston, VA; sisters, Katherine Bierenfeld of Trenton, NJ & Theresa Weingardner of Canada and many grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7330 & 10542. The Trenton Times, 25 September 1990 issue. 

MATTES -  Stefan Mattes, 78, of Hamilton Square, NJ, died 10 July 1979.  Born in [Palanka] Yugoslavia. Survivrd by wife, Rosalia Wildman Mattes; daughter, Mrs. Monica Freeman; granddaughter, Stefanie Freeman; brother, Frank Mattes of Oakmont and several nieces & nephews. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #10294. The Trenton Times, 11 July 1979 issue.

MATZER – Barbara M. Basler (nee Matzer), of Hamilton, NJ, died 13 December 2008. Born in Trenton, NJ, wife of late John Basler [Palankaer line]. Survived by son & daughter-in-law, John & Betty Basler; daughter & son-in-law, Cynthia & Sal Cappa; daughter, Dawn Uithol & fiancée, Edgar Welsch; grandchildren, Dawn Uithol & husband, Scott, Jay M. Basler, Alan Francis & fiancée, Melissa Brown, Christopher Francis, Christina & Samantha Cappa & Matthew Welsch and four great-grandchildren. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #381. The Times, 16 December 2008 issue.

MAURER – Anton Maurer, 83, of Trenton, NJ, died 28 March 1948. {Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary}. Husband of  late Katherine Blasius Maurer. Survived by daughters, Mrs. George Schon & Mrs. Joseph Piller of Philadelphia, PA & Mrs. George Goldy of Trenton, NJ & son, Matt Maurer of Philadelphia. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7424.  The Trenton Evening Times, 29 & 30 issues.

MAUER - Mary E. Mauer Goldy, 82, of Hamilton, NJ, died 30 May 1985.  Born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary, widow of George R. Goldy Sr. and daughter of late Anton & Katrina Blasius Mauer.  Survived by son, George R. Goldy Jr. of Groveville, NJ; daughter, Eleanor G. Guear of Yardville, NJ; brother, Matthew J. Mauer of Seaside Park, NJ; grandchildren, Lee Ann Funari of Groveville, George R. Goldy III of Hamilton and Christopher T. Guear & Jeffrey G. Guear of Yardville. Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7424.
 
MAUL - George Maul, 93, of Ewing Township, NJ, died 17 September 1968. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife, Clara Annasenc; daughters, Mrs. Clarence Randow of Trenton, NJ & Mrs. William Ford of Skillman and son, George Maul of Quebec, Canada. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #7361.  The Trenton Evening Times, 19 September 1968 issue. 

MAURER – Anton Maurer, 83, of Trenton, NJ, died 28 March 1948. {Born in Palanka, Austria-hungary}. Husband of  late Katherine Blasius Maurer. Survived by daughters, Mrs. George Schon & Mrs. Joseph Piller of Philadelphia, PA & Mrs. George Goldy of Trenton, NJ & son, Matt Maurer of Philadelphia. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7424.  The Trenton Evening Times, 29 & 30 issues.

MAYER -  It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Lorenz Mayer.  He was born on May 7, 1922 in Perles, Yugoslavia and died in Seal Beach, CA on November 26, 2008.  He is survived by his wife, Magdalena Mayer, his daughter, Renate Fruhner, his sons-in-law, Pete Fruhner & Randy Scherzinger, and his beloved grandchildren: Michael, Tina, & Robert Scherzinger and Paul & Angela Fruhner. The funeral Mass will be held on December 2, 2008 at the All Souls Mortuary Chapel at 1 pm. From DS Verband Web page.
 
MAYER – Maria Hemmert [nee Mayer], 88, of Trenton, NJ, died 20 November 1956. [Born 1868 in Obrovac/Obrowatz, Austria-Hungary] Widow of late John Hemmert [Palankaer]. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bauer [Palankaer], grandson, Matthew Hemmert (sic, Bauer) and great-granddaughter. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #440 & 4421. The Trenton Evening Times, 21 November 1956 issue.

MAYER - Markus Mayer, 87, of Hamilton, NJ, died 6 October 1995. Born in Obrovac, Austria-Hungary [son of Nikolaus Mayer & Rosina Kilbert], husband of late Eva Wagner Mayer [Palankaer]. Survived by son, Stephan Mayer of Mercerville, NJ; daughter & son-in-law, Eva & Adam Martini; sister, Apollonia Fien of Weiderstadt, Germany and grandchildren, Monica Gottfried of Ewing, NJ, Hans Martini of Whitehorse, NJ, Karen Mayer of Mercerville, Raymond Martini of Atlanta, GA & Stephan Mayer of New Egypt, NJ.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7615. The Times, 10 October 1995 issue.
 
MAYER - Nikolaus Mayer, 77, of Hamilton, NJ, died 7 June 1983.  Born in Obrovac, Yugoslavia.  Survived by wife, Anna Oppermann Mayer [Palankaer];  daughters, Anna Hahn of Morrisville, PA, Rose Kernast of Hamilton & Maria Vas of New Hope, PA; son, Nikolaus Mayer Jr. of Hamilton; brother,  Marcus Mayer of Hamilton and sister, Appolonia Fien of Germany.  Buried at Colonial Memorial Park Cemetery, White Horse, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #7613. The Trenton Times and the Trentonian, 8 June 1983 issues. 
 
MENROD - Anna C. Menrod Bahm, 95, of Trenton, NJ, died 19 January 1997. Born in Austria, wife of late Nicholas Bahm [Palankaer], daughter of late William & Elizabeth Menrod.  Survived by daughter & son-in-law, Anna M. & Joseph A. Knapp of Trenton and son, Nicholas Bahm of Allentown, NJ.  Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #477.  The Times, 20 January 1997 issue.

Merk, Jacob A. - died 25 August 1957 in Trenton, NJ. Born 1 July 1879 in Erdeed, Austria-Hungary. Husband of Magdalena Gieger Merk, Also survived by sons, Andrew and John; daughters, Mrs. Mary Meany, Mrs. Rose Kurst, Mrs. Catherine Meehan and Mrs. Helen Malloch. Buried in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. - Trenton Evening Times, 26 August 1957 & P. Kurst.

Merk, Magdalena (nee Gieger), died 2 December 1987 in Trenton, NJ. Born 15 April 1886, Scheindorf, Austria-Hungary. Wife of late Jacob Merk. Survived by daughters, Mary Meany of Hamilton, Rose Kurst of Trenton and Helen Mallock of Worthington, OH; sons, Andrew and John Merk, both of Hamilton. Buried in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. - Trenton Evening Times, 3 December 1987 & P. Kurst.

MERGER (Merker) – Valentine Merger, 84, of Trenton, NJ, died 24 February 1980. Born in [Parabutsch] Yugoslavia, husband of Mary Varga Merger [Palankaer]. Also survived by several nieces & nephews.  Palanka OSB Family #7671 & 12548. The Trenton Times, 25 February 1980 issue. 

METZGER – Susanna Graf (nee Metzer) of Middle Village died on July 15, 2004 at the age of 82. A native of Banat, Romania, she was the widow of the late William, devoted mother of Helga Becking and William A., dear sister of Adam Metzger, Anna Ritter and Marianne Luka; also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Margaret Church, followed by interment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Michaels Funeral Home, 79-22 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village. The Times Newsweekly. July 22, 2004. Submitted by Noelle Giesse.
 
MILLA (Miller) - Elizabeth Milla Kramer, 92, of Trenton, NJ, died 21 June 1986.  Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia, daughter of late Sebastian & Anna Blasius Milla.  Survived by daughter, Catherine Murl of  Fort Lauderdale, FL; son, Stephen P. Kramer of Lawrence Township, NJ; brother, Nicholas Miller of Hamilton, NJ; sister, Katherine Hahn of Hamilton and grandsons, Robert D. Kramer & Gerald P. Kramer of Lawrence Township.  Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #7754. 
 
MILLA – Sebastian Milla, 51, of Trenton, NJ, died 5 March 1920. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife [Anna Blasius Milla] and children, Frank, Joseph, Nicholas and Eva Milla, Mrs. Elizabeth Kramer & Katie Hahn. Buried at Our Lady of  Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7754.  The Trenton Evening Times, 6 March 1920 issue.
  
MILLER – Joseph Miller, 41, of Trenton, NJ, died 3 June 1915. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife [Anna Wilhelm] and sons, John, Joseph, Philip, Nicholas & George. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7756. The Trenton Evening Times, 4 June 1915 issue.
 
MILLER - Katharine Miller Hahn, 100, of Trenton, NJ, died 16 January 1996.  Born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary, daughter of late Sebastian & Anna Blasuis Miller and wife of late Matthew Hahn.  Survived by daughter, Mary Hoffmann of Lawrenceville, NJ; son, Matthew Hahn of Hamilton, NJ; grandchildren, Thomas Hahn of Vancouver, WA & Kathryn Dawson of Hamilton and a brother,  Nicholas Miller of Hamilton. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #7754. 

MILLER - Michael "Mike" P. Miller, 72, of Norcross, GA. b. 3 Aug 1942 - died 17 Oct 2003, age 72; buried at Peachtree Memorial, Cemetery, Duluth, GA.  Mike was a dedicated DVHH supporter and long time Banater Researcher.  After several email attempts and no reply, I began calling his telephone numbers from time to time. I finally reached his wife on 20 Apr 2004, she told me the sad news.  He had died last October.  Mike was a man who always reached out to help others. Banat listers may recall his posting "I want to send a computer to Romania" this was a typical act of kindness he would do. Mike wrote the "FrontPage Tutorial for DVHH Village Coordinators" designed to give to a high-level introduction to using Front Page 2000 and later to help the Village Coordinator create and maintain village web sites.  This tutorial took a while for Mike to put together and I hope he knew how much it was appreciated.  Mike lived in the Atlanta area, as I do and although we talked on the phone many times about getting together with our families and making sausage, it just never happened. I wish now we had made time.  We have lost a truly nice guy, who cared about others and contributed to the Donauschwaben community. Mike will be missed by many, including his wife, 3 daughters and a son. Submitted by Jody McKim.

Special posting by Mike:
From: "Michael P. Miller" < millermp@bellsouth.net>
Subject: [BANAT-L] Donauschwaben Organizations in decline?
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002
Greetings to the list:
It comes as no surprise to me that the various Donauschwaben organizations, especially those in North America, are in decline, if not already abandoned. In my view, "Assimilation" has a tendency to just simply "creep-in" and our "past family circumstances", whatever it is, is quickly forgotten and replaced by our own "personal current circumstances."  As a 2nd generation American and self appointed "family historian," I am constantly trying to keep my family's "heritage alive." And to "loosely" paraphrase Alex Leeb ... "Lest we forget" - I think that it is very important that my children know who they are, where they came from, and our family's history (as best as I can relate to them).  I hope that they can learn more from me/us (the list) about where our various villages are located, what daily life was like, and the sacrifices that our ancestors made to ensure a better quality of life for all of us that followed them. Actually, this is more like a personal goal for me!, but I'm not sure that I can fulfill during my lifetime ... but I'm going to give it one heck of of a try.
Regards,
Mike Miller
Norcross (Atlanta area), Georgia, USA
p.s. Former member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Businessman's Association (no longer an active organization) and other professional/business organizations.

MUELLER – Elli Mueller passed away October 23, 2008 peacefully at the age of 79. Loving wife of the late Arthur Mueller. Beloved mother of Irene Ianni, Susan Calder and husband Wayne,  Marg  Minster, Bill and his wife Val, and Jim. Kitchener, Canada. From DS Verband Web page.

MUELLER (Müller) – Marie Horwath (nee Mueller), 88, of St. Petersburg, FL, died 12 September 2008. [Born 29 November 1919 in Palanka, Yugoslavia of Mathias & Anna Kuhn Müller, wife of late Stefan Anton Horwath of Batsch, Yugoslavia]. Survived by daughters, Hildegard Risi of NJ & Monica Mazzola of FL; brothers, Hans & Mathias Mueller; four grandchildren and one great-grandchildren. Buried at Memorial Park Cemetery. Palanka OSB Family #8004. The St. Petersburg Times, 16 September 2008 issue & Palanka Heimatbrief, November 2008 issue.

MUSCHAL - Anthony Muschal, 39, of Trenton, NJ, died 11 November 1918. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary].  Survived by wife [Rosalia Jozits] and children, Antony, Mathias, Peter, Jacob, Joseph & Rose. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #8046. The Trenton Evening Times, 11 November 1918 issue.
 
MUSCHAL - Anthony A. Muschal, 60, of Trenton, NJ, died 16 January 1963. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary of Anton Muschal & Rosalia Jozits]. Husband of late Nellie South Muschal, survived by sister, Miss Rose Muschal and  brothers, Mathias, Jacob & Joseph Muschal, all of Trenton. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #8046. The Trenton Evening Times, 17 January 1963 issue. 
 
MUSCHAL - George Muschal, 35, of Trenton, NJ, died 30 April 1925.  [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]  Son of late, Anton and Susanna [nee Wagner] Muschal. Survived by wife, Elizabeth [nee Eich] Muschal. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #8048.  The Trenton Sunday Times-Advertizer, 3 May 1925 issue. 
 
MUTTER - Elizabeth Feldenzer [nee Mutter], 32, of Trenton, NJ, died 1 August 1913. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Wife of John Feldenzer [Palankaer]. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #2692 & 8074.  The Trenton Sunday Times-Advertiser, 8 August 1913 issue and the Trenton Evening Times, 5 August 1913 issue.

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