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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: 19 Jul 2021

- Ferdinand Abel, 53, of Trenton, NJ, died 14 January 1949. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife, Anna Drobnek; son, George A. Abel, of Trenton; sisters, Mrs. Madeline Hiel & Mrs. Theresa Manz, both of Trenton; brother, Joseph Abel, of Reading, PA and several nieces and nephews. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #24. The Sunday Times-Advertiser, 16 January 1949 issue.
ABEL – Karl Abel, 47, of Trenton, NJ, died 3 October 1931. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by widow, Katherine Abel; parents, Ferdinand & Magdalena Abel [Palankaers]; daughters, Katherine R. Abel, Mary N. Abel, Elizabeth K. Abel & Anna Abel; sisters, Mrs. Frank Manz & Mrs. Peter Hiel of Trenton and brothers, Joseph Abel of Reading, PA & Ferdinand Abel, Jr. of Trenton. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #41. The Sunday Times-Advertiser, 4 October 1931 issue.

ABEL - Katherine Rose Abel Miller, 91, of Hamilton, NJ, died 4 September 2001. Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary of late Karl & Katie Spiegl Abel and wife of late Joseph S. Miller. Survived by son, Donald J. Miller of Hamilton; sister, Elizabeth Abel Taylor of Hamilton; brother-in-law, Nick Miller of Hamilton; cousin, Madeline Robinson of Lawrenceville, NJ. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #41. The Times, 7 September 2001 issue.

ABEL - Madeline Abel Hiel, 79, of Seminole, FL, died 22 March 1982.  Formerly of Trenton, born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary, wife of late Peter J. Hiel.  Survived by sons, Charles M. Hiel of Seminole, Ferdinand J. Hiel of Carpentersville, IL and Peter J. Hiel Jr. of Yardley, PA.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #24 & 4534. The Times, March 1982 issue.

ABEL – Mary M. Abel, 21, of Trenton, NJ, died 16 November 1932.  Daughter of Katherine & late Karl Abel [Palankaers]. Survived by sisters, Katherine Abel, Elizabeth Abel & Anna Abel. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #41 & #11244. The Trenton Evening Times, 17 November 1932 issue.

Abt, Johann (Hans), b. 25 Sep 1927, Semelzi, Croatia - d. 11 Nov 1997.  Submitted by Abt, Maria Abt of the Milwaukee Club, the mother of Joe & Rose Abt of the (Cincinnati Club) & Hermine Linz (DVHH Slavonia Village Coordinator for Keschinzi & Semelzi).

My father Johann (Hans) Abt passed away 10 years ago today.  He was born on September 25th, 1927 in Semelzi, Croatia; married Maria Hoffmann in Lager Haid, Austria on September 9th, 1951. Hans immigrated to the United States in August of 1955, where he settled his family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  

I was their only child born in Austria, they had 5 more children after moving to the US; Josef, John, Maria, Stefan and Heidi.  My father was a member of the Milwaukee Donauschwaben for many years.  Some of the list members may have met him and remember him. 

He was a wonderful father and grandfather, and we all miss him.  But he left us with many good memories; one of my favorite is of him in his white apron and cap roasting spanferkel.  He loved to do this, whether it was at home, at the club, or at Germanfest.  My brothers still carry on that tradition, Joe with the Cincinnati DS club, and Hansi and Stefi for family and friends in Milwaukee.  He made and smoked Hungarian bratwurst which he generously shared with everyone that asked, the recipe remains in our family and my three brothers have made sausage making an annual event.

So if you are pouring yourself a stampfel of schnaps today (as was his custom), make a toast to my dad.  My children and I certainly will when we get together later today to celebrate the life of our Tati and Ota.

Prost, Hermine 'Hermi' M. Linz, AR, USA; DVHH Coordinator: Keschinzi; Semelzi; Brother Sepp Apt & Rose

ABT, Maria (Nee Hoffmann) –  Entered into eternal peace on November 11, 2012, after battling multiple myeloma. In her final days, Maria age 79, was surrounded by her family and friends. Maria was born in Kechinci, Croatia on December 7, 1932. Forced from her home in Yugoslavia during World War II. She and her family escaped to Austria, where they lived for 10 years. She immigrated to the United States in 1955. Maria was the devoted wife of Johann Abt, who preceded her in death, and the beloved mother of six children Hermi (Michael) Linz, Sepp (Rose) Abt, Hansi (Claudia) Abt, Maria (Bo) Lueck, Stefan Abt, and Heidi (Doug) Kirchberg, the loving grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Rose (Johann) Dydyn, brother Peter (Marty) Hoffmann, and cousin Katharina Heide. Throughout her fight with cancer and various related complications, she never lost hope or courage. Her generous and loving spirit touched many and will live on through family and friends. Maria was a long-time member of the Milwaukee Donauschwaben, organizer of the Donauschwaben cultural exhibit at Holiday Folk Fair and Germanfest, past director of the Donauschwaben Frauengruppe and leader of the Donauschwaben Youth Group, a member of St. Matthias Parish, and survivor of the Ethnic German Genocide in the former Yugoslavia. Memorial gifts can be made to the American Cancer Society. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, November 15, at 9:30AM from Schaff Funeral Home to St. Matthias Church S. 93rd and W. Beloit Rd., for a 10:00AM Mass. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, November 14, at Schaff Funeral Home 4:00 - 8:00PM. Parish Vigil 7:00 PM.

AMBROSI –  Anton Ambrosi, Jr., 44, of Trenton, NJ, died 14 December 1962. [Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia]. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #133. The Trenton Evening Times, 17 December 1962 issue.
AMBROSI - Theresia Ambrosi Kinal, 74, of Hamilton Township, NJ, died 10 November 2000. Born in [Palanka] Yugoslavia. Daughter of late Anton & Theresia Petri [König] Ambrosi, wife of late Gregor Kinal.  Survived by daughters, Maria Smith & Anna Kinal of Hamilton; son, Peter Kinal of Morrisville; grandchildren, Mark & Melissa Smith & Alexandria Kinal.  Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #131 & 5510.  The Times, 20 November 2000.
AMS – Emmerich Ams,  82, of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, died 23 July 1999. Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia, formerly of Trenton, NJ. Survived by wife, Elenore Ams; sons, Detlef, Glenn & Robert Ams; daughter, Rosemarie Ams-Raynor; daughters-in-law, Karen & Suzanne & son-in-law, Gary Raynor; grandchildren, Christine, Jennifer, Alexandria & Matthew Ams and Sarah Raynor. Buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Manahawkin, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #137. The Press of Atlantic City, 26 July 1999 issue. 
ANGEBRANNDT - Louis (Ludwig) J. Angebranndt, 77, of Levittown, PA, formerly of Trenton, NJ, died 16 September 1980. Born in [Gajdobra] Austria-Hungary. Husband of late Elizabeth E. Angebranndt.  Survived by sons, Louis M. Angebranndt of Mercerville, NJ, Philip F. Angebranndt of Yardville, NJ, Conrad M. Angebranndt of Union, NJ, Albert J. Angebranndt of Bowie, MD, George M. of Levittown, PA & Dennis M. Angebranndt of Bradentown , FL; daughter, Mrs. Arlene Fisher of Levittown; brothers, Martin & John Angebranndt, both of Trenton and sister, Mrs. Marion Bahm [husband Josef Bahm, Palankaer] of Trenton. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #477, Gajdobra OSB Family #228.  The Times, 18 September 1980 issue. 

ANNASENZ – Clara (Klara) Annasenz Maul, 95, of Skillman, NJ, died April 1975.  Born 30 October 1879 in Palanka, Austria-Hungary.  Wife of late George Maul. Palanka OSB Family #166.  Social Security Death Index.

ANNASENZ - Elizabeth [nee Annasenz] Bahm, 83, of Hamilton Township, NJ, died 20 November 1961.  She was born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary.  Widow of Joseph Bahm, survived by daughter, Mrs. John Wagner; son, John Bahm, both of Trenton, NJ; sisters, Mrs. George Maul of Trenton & another sister in Europe.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton.  Palanka OSB Family # 166 & 480.  The Trenton Evening Times, 21 November 1961 issue.

ANNASENZ - John J. Annasenz 81 of Hamilton passed away Friday October 11, 2019. Mr. Annasenz was born in Palanka, Yugoslavia and has been an area resident most of his life. He is retired from General Motors. He is a United States Army Veteran. A founding member of the German American Society and a member of the Donauschwaben Club in Yardville. Son of the late Jakob and Magdalena (Schoen) Annasenz. Brother of the late Nikolaus Annasenz and his wife Rita. Husband of the late Elvira Annasenz. Surviving are his daughter and son in law Marie and Sean Gorman of Yardville. His son John J. Annasenz of Columbus. Grandchildren Kyle Annasenz, Kelsey Annasenz, Christina, Elizabeth and Shane Gorman. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9:30am Wednesday at St. Raphael Church, 3500 South Broad St. Hamilton. Interment will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00pm at Knott's Colonial Funeral Home, 2946 South Broad St . Hamilton. The Times, 12 October 2019.Palanka OSB#186.
ANNASENZ - Nikolaus M. Annasenz, 53, of Trenton, NJ, died 26 October 1994. Born in [Palanka] Yugoslavia. Survived by wife, Rita Valeric Annasenz; mother, Magdalena Schoen Annasenz; brother & sister-in-law, John & Elie Annasenz of Hamilton, NJ; father and mother-in-law, Anthony & Mary Valeric of Trenton; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Dominic & Patricia Valeric of NC, Anthony Jr. & Helen Valeric of Hamilton, Dolores & James Stevens of Hamilton.  Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #187. The Times, 27 October 1994 issue.

ANTON – Jakob Anton of Ridgewood died on February 17, 2008 at the age of 93. A native of Periamosch, Romania, he was the beloved husband of Margareta, devoted father of Margaret Damm and John Anton; also survived by two grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Matthias Church followed by interment in Linden Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood. The Times Newsweekly. February 21, 2008. Submitted by Noelle Giesse. 
ANTONI - Katharina Antoni of Ridgewood died on October 9, 2001 at the age of 63. A native of Sekitsch, Yugoslavia, she was the devoted mother of Peter Antoni, dear sister of Helene Karb, Gerlinde Losch. She was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church, Mary Martha Guild. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, officiated by Reverend John Stoudt, followed by cremation in Fresh Pond Crematory. Times Newsweekly, Ridgewood, NY, 18 October 2001. Submitted by Noelle Giesse.


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