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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.

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Last updated: 30 Dec 2020

BACH - Jakob (Jack) Bach -  Born in Stanischitsch, Batschka, Yugoslavia, on December 3, 1925. Passed away peacefully on February 21, 2013 at Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill in his 88th year. Loving husband of Maria for 65 years. Cherished Papa of Cornelia and her husband Frank Bittner. Adoring Opa and best friend of James. Jack will be missed by his best friends, the Rendl and Gross family. Jack was a devoted family man who always tried to keep everyone happy. His grandson James was his pride and joy and always brought a smile to his face. Jack was a special person who will be sadly missed by his family. His gentle, loving and generous nature will always be cherished in our hearts. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made in loving memory to Good Shepherd Ministries, if desired. - Toronto Star, Toronto, Canada.

BAKTER – Anton Bakter, 82, of Bronx, NY, died October 1966. Born 24 October 1883 [in Palanka, Austria-Hungary, married Elisabeth Bohn]. Social Security number issued in NJ. Palanka OSB Family #288. Social Security Death Index.

BAHM (Bahmer)Anna Bahm Groff (Graf)89, of Jonestown, PA, died 28 December 1973. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Wife of  late Adam Groff [Palankaer]. Pall bearers; Roger Krist, John Balog, Ralph Daub, Delmas Hernley, John Wenztel and William Boyer. Buried at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery. Palanka OSB Family #473. The Lebanon Daily News, 2 January 1974 issue.

BAKTER – Ferdinand Bakter, 55, of Mercer County, NJ, died 7 May 1975. Born 5 June 1919 [in NJ], son of late Joseph & Anna Burger Bakter. Survived by sister, Mrs. Anna McMnus of Yardville Heights, NJ and several nieces & nephews. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Social Security number issued in NJ. Palanka OSB Family #290. The Evening Times, 9 May 1975 issue and the Social Security Death Index.

BAKTER – Frank J. Bakter, 85, of Hamilton, NJ, died 29 September 1970.  Born in Austria [Palanka], husband of late Anna Piller Bakter. Survived by son, Albert Bakter of Trenton, NJ; daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Frederick, Mrs. John F. Garber of Morrisville, PA & Mrs. Walter W. Kramer of Bordentown, NJ; sister, Mrs. Mary Elmer of Robbinsville, NJ and three grandchildren & seven great-grandchildren. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #289. The Trenton Evening Times, 30 September 1970 issue.

BAKTER – John Bakter, Sr., 74, of Trenton, NJ, died 30 December 1932. [Born in Palanka, Hungary, husband of Elisabeth Piller]. Also survived by sons, Anthony Bakter & Karl Bakter of New York,  John Bakter, Jr. of Canton, OH and Frank & Joseph Bakter of Trenton; daughter, Mrs. Carl Elmer and 15 grandchildren. Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton. Palanka OSB family #285. The Trenton Evening Times, 31 December 1932 & Sunday Times-Advertiser, 1 January 1933 issues.

BAKTER – John Bakter, Jr., 46, of Canton, OH, died 11 January 1934.  Son of Elizabeth & late John Bakter.  Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #285. The Sunday Times Advertiser, 14 January 1934 issue.

BAKTER – Joseph Bakter, 75, of  Trenton, NJ, died 24 March 1964. Born 3 February 1889 [in Palanka, Austria-Hungary, married Katharina Burger], husband of  late Anna Burger Bakter. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Adrian McManus of Yardville, Heights, NJ; son, Ferdinand Bakter of Trenton; brothers, Frank Bakter of Trenton & Anton Bakter of New York City; sister, Mrs. Carl Elmer of  Trenton and seven grandchildren. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #290.  The Trenton Evening Times, 25 March 1964 issue, Social Security Death Index.

BAKTER – Karl Bakter, 46, of Bronx, NY, formerly of Trenton, NJ, died 17 August 1938. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary].  Survived by wife, Gertrude [nee Messmer]; children, Marie & Dorothy Bakter of  NY; mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bakter; brothers, Anthony, Frank & Joseph Bakter and sister, Mrs. Carl Elmer of Trenton. Palanka OSB Family #291. The Trenton Evening Times, 18 August 1938 issue.

BAKTER – Martin Bakter, 83, of  Wappinger Falls, New York, died 8 March 2013.  Born in Bronx, New York, 25 January 1930 to Martin & Anna Burger Bakter [Palankaers] and husband of Romana Haering. Buried at Wappinger Rural Cemetery.  Palanka OSB Family #?  Palankaer Heimatbrief, April/May 2014 issue.

BANZHAF - Gerhard "Gary" Beloved husband of Christel (nee Melchien). Dear father of Rev. Martin (Gloria), Edgar J. (Kelley) and Herb C. Cherished grandfather of Gabrielle, Lukas, Kyla, Hope and Elliot Wolf. Brother to Helma Tomasovic and Dagmar Banzhaf. Son of the late Ludwig and Elizabeth (new Neumann) Banzhaf. Funeral Services will take place at 5 PM on Sunday April 7, 2019 at Holick Craciun Funeral Home 23045 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH where the family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 PM until time of Services at 5 PM. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. The family suggests Memorial Contributions be made to Ames Family Hospice Facility, Westlake, OH. [www.holickcraciunfuneralhome.com]

BARTEL – Elvira R. Annasenz (nee Bartel), 84, of Hamilton, NJ, died 23 February 2019. Born in Philadelphia of late Paul & Frieda Weishaupt Bartel, and wife of John J. Annasenz [Palankaer]. Also survived by children Marie (Sean) Gorman, of Hamlton and John J. Annasenz of Mansfield, five grandchildren and a cousin. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #186. The Times, Trenton, 25 February 2019 issue.

BASLER – Barbara M. Basler (nee Matzer), of Hamilton, NJ, died 13 December 2008. Born in Trenton, NJ, wife of  late John Basler. 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.

BASLER - Josef Basler, 73, of Mansfield, NJ, died 5 June 1993.  Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia    [son of Palankaers, Josef & Theresa Bauer Basler, husband of late Eleanore Haderer Basler]. Survived by his companion, Helen Way of Columbus, NJ; sons & daughters-in-law, Rolf & Beverly Basler of Making, PA and Mike & Linda Basler of Green town, PA and brothers, John & Michael of Germany.  Buried at Ewing Cemetery, Ewing, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #392. The Times, 7 June 1993 issue.

BAUER - Carol M. (McCabe) Bauer of Levittown, Pa. died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Pickering Manor in Newtown, Pa. She was 86. Born June 22, 1929 in Frackville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Albert Thomas McCabe and Minnie Gertrude (Boner) McCabe, and the sister of the late Erla M. Persichilli. She was the loving wife of Jacob Andrew Bauer.  Carol was a longtime resident of Falls Township since 1944 and a graduate of Falls Township High School, Class of 1947. After graduation, she attended beauty school in Trenton, N.J. and worked for Severns Department Store in Trenton for several years.  She and Jake were original Levittowners, moving there after living in Fallsington. She was proud of her German, Irish and Welsh ancestry from the Schuylkill County farming and coal region, several serving in the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War and World War I.  She was a hair dresser briefly in Trenton, N.J. and a longtime homemaker. She enjoyed her family, sewing, camping, traveling the U.S. with Jake and craft making.  She was a past member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Levittown and a Lioness with the Falls Township Lions Club. Carol is survived by her husband, Jacob A. Bauer; son, Dennis Jacob Bauer (Donna); daughters, Susan Gail Vaughan (the late William) and Lea Ellen Hepler (Thomas); grandchildren, Jason J. Bauer (Pamela), Melanie L. Brandecker (Stefan), Stephanie Pope, William Pope (Jennifer), Shawn Hepler, Melissa Hepler and Cory Hepler (Krista); great-grandchildren, Evan J. Bauer, Alex J. Bauer, Eric J. Bauer, Tina L. Brandecker, Edward Beck, Tyler Hepler, Colin Hepler, Calleigh Hepler, Caitlyn Pope, Jared Pope and Haley Pope; and several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to Carol's Life Celebration from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until her memorial service at 10 a.m., Friday, at Beck/Givnish Life Celebration Home, 7400 New Falls Rd., Levittown, PA 19055. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of these non-profit organizations: the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601; Pickering Manor, 226 N. Lincoln Ave., Newtown, PA 18940; or the Historical Society of Schuylkill County, 305 N. Centre Street, Pottsville, PA 17901.Beck/Givnish Funeral Home, Bucks County Courier Times, 8 June 2016, Levittown, PA www.lifecelebration.com

BAUER – Jacob Andrew Bauer, 90, of Yardley, PA and formerly of Levittown, PA, died 17 February 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Langhorne, PA. Born in Morrisville, PA on November 17, 1927, he was the son of the late Jacob Bauer [born Palanka, Austria-Hungary] and Theresa [nee Helleis, born Batsch, Austria-Hungary] Bauer, immigrants from the Batschka region of the former Austria-Hungary, brother of the late Elsie B. Penrith (Leon) and the loving husband of 67 years to the late Carol McCabe Bauer.  He was a member of the Trenton Donauschwaben Society. Jake is survived by; son, Dennis Jacob Bauer (Donna); daughters, Susan Gail Vaughan (late William) and Lea Ellen Hepler (Thomas);  grandchildren, Jason J. Bauer (Pamela), Melanie L. Brandecker (Stefan), Stephanie Pope, William Pope(Jennifer), Shawn Hepler, Melissa Hepler and Corey Hepler (Krista); and great-grandchildren; Evan J. Bauer, Alex J. Bauer, Eric J. Bauer, Tina L. Brandecker, Edward Beck, Tyler Hepler, Colin Hepler, Calleigh Hepler, Caitlyn Pope, Jared Pope and Haley Pope and several nieces, nephews,  grandnieces and grandnephews. Buried at Forest Hills Cemetery, Huntingdon Valley, PA. Palanka OSB #438. The Bucks County Courier Times and Trenton Times, 21 February 2018 issues and the Palankaer Heimatbrief, Nr.33, November-December 2018 issue.
 
BAUER - Charles Bauer, 62, of Trenton, NJ, died 8 February 1962. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife, Theresa Hebert (sic, Hemmert) Bauer; son, Matthew Bauer of Trenton; sisters, Mrs. Joseph Greg & Mrs. Julius Meszaros, both of Fallsington, PA and brother, Jacob Bauer of Fallsington. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #434 & 440.  The Trenton Evening Times, 8 February 1962 issue.
 
BAUER - Christian Bauer, 75, of Fallsington, PA, died 6 May 1950. [Born in Weprowatz, Austria-Hungary. Married the late Elisabeth Bohnert Bauer in Palanka, lived there until 1901].  Survived by [2nd] wife, Anna Bohnert [her 1st marriage - Josef  Ehos] Bauer;  sons, Charles Bauer of Trenton, NJ & Jacob Bauer of Fallsington; daughters, Mrs. Julius Meszaros of Fallsington & Mrs. Joseph Greg of Morrisville, PA; sisters, Mrs. Elisabeth Beffert of Morrisville & Mrs. Katharyn Braun of Europe and brother, Andrew Bauer of Europe.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #428, 434 & 437.  The Trenton Evening Times, 8 May 1950 issue.
 
BAUER - Elisabeth Bauer Beffert, of Fallsington, PA, died 24 February 1961. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary] Wife of late Casper Beffert.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Helen Burandt & Mrs. Catherine Wright, both of Fairless Hills, PA, Mrs. Anna C. Foster of Morrisville, PA, Mrs. Mary Bux of Mount Holly, NJ & Mrs. Elizabeth A. Callum of Levittown, PA; sons, Joseph Beffert of Bristol, PA & Jacob Beffert of Coatesville, PA. Buried at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Yardley, PA.  Palanka OSB Family #428 & 9072. The Trenton Evening Times, 27 February 1961 issue.
 
BAUER - Jacob Bauer, Sr., 67, of Fallsington, PA., died 10 December 1968.  [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife, Theresa Helleis Bauer; son, Jacob A. Bauer, Jr. of Levittown, PA; daughter,  Mrs. Leon Penrith of Fairless Hills, PA; sisters,  Mrs. Joseph Gregorchik of Morrisville, PA and Mrs. Julius Meszaros of Fairless Hills.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #438. The Trentonian and the Bucks County Courier Times, 11 December 1968 issues.
 
BAUER - Jacob Anthony Bauer, 88, of Lake Worth, FL, died 3 July 1999. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary, husband of Elizabeth Oczko Bauer, Bauer cousins in Falls Twp., PA]. Buried 6 July 1999, Del Largo Funeral Home, Lake Worth, FL.  Palanka OSB Family #436. The Final Edition,  6 July 1999 issue.

BAUMERT – Frank Baumert, 60, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, died 26 April 2012.  Born in 1951, son of  late Franz (died 1997) & Anna Eberhardt Baumert.  Also survived by wife, Vicky and daughters and son-in-laws, Amanda & Joel Hughes & Natalie & Dave Doran; son-in-law, John & Elsie Wolf and sister & brother-in-law, Betty & Rick Zangia . Cremation 1 May 2012.  Palanka OSB Family #?.  The Palankaer Heimatbrief, November/December 2012 issue and the Windsor Star, 30 April 2012 issue.

BAUMGARTNER – Theresa Radler (nee Baumgartner), of Bordentown, NJ, died 15 August 2010.  Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia of  late Josef & Julianna Haras Baumgartner and wife of late John Radler. Survived by sons & daughter-in-laws, Joseph & Maria Radler of Mt. Laurel, NJ and John & Lorraine Radler of Ewing, NJ; nine grandchildren; sister, Maria Hartmann of Germany and many nieces & nephews.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB #518 & 9299. The Times, 17 August 2010 issue.

BEFFERT - Alice Blackburn  (nee Beffert) ,  77, of  New Era, Pa., formerly of  Lower Bucks County, PA,  died 16 August 2013. Born in Fallsington, Pa. on March 25, 1936,  daughter of the late Joseph J. and Helen E. Bux Beffert [Palanka line]. Survived by her husband, Edward C. Blackburn Sr.; her children, Edward C. (Mary) Blackburn Jr. of Nescopeck, Pa., Joseph M. (Sandy) Blackburn of Levittown, Pa., Steven F. (Kelly) of Freeland, Pa., Kathleen M. Blackburn (Joe Trago) of New Albany, Pa., Susan A. (Michael) Wallover of Levittown; and her daughter-in-law, Nancy Blackburn of Lansdale, Pa. Alice also is survived by her brothers and sisters, Joseph (Betty) Beffert of Venice, Fla., Ronald Beffert of Youngstown, Ohio, William Beffert of Levittown, Arthur Beffert of Youngstown, Ohio, and Barbara Asta of Chalfont, Pa.; and  sisters-in-law, Joan Daley of Levittown, and Holly Blackburn of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and  numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald A. Blackburn, brother and sister-in-law, James and Nancy Beffert; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Josephine and Walter Blackburn, and Dorothy and Robert Litz; two brothers-in-law, Richard D. Blackburn and Benjamin Asta; and two sisters-in-law, Gayle Beffert and Lisa Beffert.  Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA.  Palanka OSB Family #428 & #9072.  The Bucks County Courier Times, 21 August 2013 issue.

BEFFERT – Richard Joseph Beffert, infant, of  Fallsington, PA, died 25 November 1928. Son of Joseph J. & Helen Beffert.  Survived by grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bux and Mr. & Mrs. Casper Beffert of  Fallsington also.  Buried Morrisville, PA Cemetery. Palanka OSB Family #428 & 9072. The Bucks County Intelligencer & the Trenton Evening Times 28 November 1928 issues.

BEINSTINGEL (Beinstingl) -  Maria Beinstingel Haesili, 78, of Trenton, NJ, died 6 April 1984. Born in [Palanka] Yugoslavia. Wife of late George Haesili. Survived by daughters, Anne M. Pollich & Elizabeth Haesili, both of Trenton; grandchildren, Anneliese Pollich & Monica Haesili, both of Trenton and a nephew in Germany.  Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB #746 & 3966. The Sunday Times, 8 April 1984 issue.

BENSIGNER – Katharina Bensigner, of Ridgewood, NY, died on June 1, 2003 at the age of 100. A native of Sekitsch, Yugoslavia, she was the widow of the late Philipp, devoted mother of Katharina Fetzer, mother-in-law of Peter Fetzer; also survived by two nieces in Germany, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Buried at Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery. Times Newsweekly, Ridgewood, NY, 12 June 2003. Submitted by Noelle Giesse.

BERNHARDT – Sebastian Bernhardt, 79, of Waterbury, CT, died 20 December 1958. [Born Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife.Anna. Buried Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury. Palanka OSB Family #897. Tombstone & Connecticut Death Index 1949-2001, Ancestry.com.

BERNER – Klara Berner, 90, of Trenton, NJ, died 6 July 2010.  Born 44 November 1919 in Palanka, Austria-Hungary. Daughter of late Franz & Maria Schmidt Berner. Survived by cousins, Hans Berner, of Munich, Germany, Anni Berner & Rosa Kernast, both of Trenton and sister-in-law, Lili Berner, of Munich, Germany.  Palanka OSB Family #871. The Times, 6 July 2010 issue, the Palankaer Heimatbrief, November-December 2010 issue and Social Security Death Index.

BLANK JOHN, (born in Miletitsch, Batschka, Yugoslavia) of Horsham, PA, died Dec. 25, 2010. Beloved Husband for 56 years to Eileen J. (nee Schubert). Loving Father of John M. (fiancee Barbara) and Stephen J. (Daryl M.) Devoted Grandfather of Stephen (Jessica), Nichole (Chris), Keith, John Jr., Michael, Alex and Matthew and great-grandfather of Christopher. Dear Brother of Rose Brantlecht (Charles). Past President of the United German Hungarian Club. He was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

BLASIUS – Katherine Maurer (nee Bläsius), 74, of Trenton, NJ, died 5 December 1942.  [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Wife of Anthony Maurer.  Buried at Our Lady of  Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #1070. The Trenton Evening Times, 9 December 1942 issue.

BLECHL – Adam Jacob Blechl, 86, of Trenton, NJ, died 24 February 2012. [Born in 1925, in Palanka, Austria-Hungary of  late Adam & Maria Anna Feldenzer Blechl]. Palanka OSB Family #1150. The Times, 3 March 2012 issue.

 

BLECHL – Mary Blechl Essert, 79, of Trenton, NJ, died 17 June 1944. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary], wife of  late John Essert [1st husband Nikolaus Remlinger]. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Planka OSB Family #1134, 2468 & 9616. The Trenton Evening Times, 19 June 1944 issue.

BOHNERT – Frank (Franz) Bohnert, 79, of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, died 10 June 2009.  Born 23 December 1930 in Tshonel, Yugoslavia of the late Jacob & Eva Bohnert and father of late Hans Bohnert. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1950.  Survived by wife, Katherine Bohnert; sons, Frank, Jr. (Theresa) Bohnert & Henry (Mary Bohnert and grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas, Adam, Katie, Ashley & Jacob.  Buried at Oakwood Cemetery.  www.billowfuneralhomes.com

BOHNERT -  Johann Bohnert, 78, of Backa Palanka, Yugoslavia, died  18 November 1925. “Death:  Mr. Johann Bohnert, who just celebrated his golden anniversary, died on the 18th of November of this year, after a short illness at 78 years of age.  The deceased left behind his grieving wife who stood at his side for 50 years as well as children in America.  Let the earth not weigh heavily on  him.”  Original in German, translated by Hans Martini, Trenton Donauschwaben, 20 April 2010. Palanka OSB Family #1250. The Die Wacht , Backa Palanka, Yugoslavia, 22 November 1925 issue.

BOHNERT – Katherine Schwendt (nee Bohnert), 44, of Jeffereson Hosptial, Philadelphia, PA,  died 25 April 1923.  Married [Peter Schwendt of Trenton, NJ],  born 6 January 1882 in [Palanka] Hungary to John Bonard (sic) and Eleanora Maldacher.  Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #1250. PA Certificate of Death, ancestry.com.

BOHNERT – Mary Bohnert Layton, 94, of Ewing, NJ, died 1 October 2010. Daughter of late Adam & Eve Bohnert, sife of late Harold Layton and sister of late Joseph Bohnert, Eva Wilhelm & Fannie Helleis. Survived by niece, Doris Bohnert Niski and her three daughters; goddaughters, Karen Warner & her husband Rolla, Sheely Didonato and great niece, Lauren Devido and her husband David; niece, Angie Helleis and daughter, Ginny Goodwin and several great-nieces and nephews.  Buired at Ewing Church Cemetery in Ewing, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #1252. The Times, 3 October 2010 issue.

BOHNERT – Rose Manz (nee Bohnert), 87, of Newberg, Yamhill County, OR, died 8 December 1985. Born 31 December 1897 [Palanka, Austria-Hungary, of Johann & Elenora Maldacher Bohnert, wife of Frank Manz].  Palanka OSB Family #1250.  Oregon Death Index & Social Security Death Index.

BONGART – George Bongart, Sr., Nov. 17, 2008, age 104, of Philadelphia, PA.  Born in Hungary. Father of Julia Fisher and Frank Bongart. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. The Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on 11/20/2008. Submitted by Helen Dubas.

BORICS – Anton Borics, 58, of Mansfield Township, NJ, died 23 November 2010.  Born in Gilching, Germany, son of late Anton & Teresia Kretz Borics [Palankaers]. Survived by wife, MaryAnn Slowikowski; daughter & son-in-law, Jennifer R. & Brian E. Noble of  Mansfield; grandchildren, Samantha Rae Noble & Adrianna Rose Noble; sister, & brother-in-law, Cathy A. & Daniel K. Cox of Columbus, NJ; sister-in-law, Judith A. & husband, John J. Semler of Columbus; brother-in-law, Kenneth C. & wife, Marie Slowikowski of Ewing, NJ and several nieces and nephews. Private burial. Palanka OSB Family #1288. The Times, 26 November 2010 issue.

BOTH, Ernst Age 81, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011. He was born March 17, 1929 in Mucsi, Hungary to the late Anton and Klara (nee Mertz) Both. He is survived by his wife Aranka Both of 57 years, his sons Leroy (Linda), Gerald (Deborah), and daughter Margaret (Colin) Ervin, a brother, Frank (Joann) and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Marie (Michael) Nylisai, and two brothers, Anton (Marie), and Stephan (Anna). Ernst was displaced to Germany after WWII and immigrated to Milwaukee, WI, in 1951. He worked as a butcher, a marble setter and manager of the Schwabenhof. Ernst and his family relocated to Mercer, WI in 1971 where they owned and operated Pine Trees Hideaway Resort until 1991. Ernst was known and loved by his family and friends for being a hardworking, honest, and compassionate family-man who was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Ernst was a member of the Mucsi Family Club. A Memorial service will be held this summer in Mercer. Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on February 14, 2011.

BRANDECKER - Joseph  Brandecker Sr. of Yardville passed away November 28, 2019. Mr. Brandecker was born in Siroko Polje, Yugoslavia. He has been an area resident since 1955. A member of the Danube Swabian Club in Yardville. A parishioner of St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish.  He is retired from Hill Refrigeration. Mr. Brandecker was affectionately known as Sepp and his late wife as Sophie.  Son of the late Anton & Katharina (Schmidt) Brandecker.  Husband of the late Josefa Brandecker.  Brother of the late Adam and Nikolaus Brandecker.  Surviving are his daughter, Klara Andrichuk. 2 sons and daughters in law, Joseph & Caroline Brandecker and Stefan & Melanie Brandecker.  5 grandchildren, Brittaney Brandecker, Joseph and Emma Brandecker, Greta Brandecker and Tina Brandecker. Sister, Maria Petty.  Sister in law Martha Brandecker.  Several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be 8:30am Wednesday from Knott's Colonial Funeral Home. 2946 South Broad St. Hamilton. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9:30am at St. Raphael Church, 3500 South Broad St. Hamilton. Interment will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00pm at the funeral home.

BRANDECKER - Josefa Sofi, 89, of Yardville, NJ, passed away Tuesday March 12, 2019. Mrs. Brandecker was born in Starchevo, Yugoslavia and has been an area resident since 1955. A member of the Danube Swabian Club in Yardville, NJ and a parishioner of St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, NJ. Daughter of the late Mathias and Klara (nee Kanape) Metternek and sister of the late Mauritz Metternek and Katherina Dlubak. Surviving are; her husband, Joseph Brandecker Sr., daughter Klara Andrchuk of Mt. Holly, two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph & Caroline Brandecker Jr. of Yardville and Stefan & Melanie Brandecker of Mt. Holly, grandchildren, Brittaney Brandecker, Joseph C. & Emma Brandecker, Greta and Tina Brandecker, sister-in-law, Maria Petty, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral will be 9:30am Friday from Knott's Colonial Funeral Home, 2946 South Broad St. Hamilton. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00am at St. Raphael Church, 3500 South Broad St. Hamilton. Interment will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Thursday 6:00 - 8:00pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Danube Swabian Club, 127 Route 156, Yardville, NJ 08620 or to Vitas Hospice, 521 Fellowship Road, Suite 110, Mt. Laurel NJ 08054.Source: Knotts Funeral Home.

BRAUCHLER - Ferdinand Brauchler, 68, of Goshen, NY, passed away Friday, November 30, 2007 at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh. Born December 4, 1938 Feketic, Yugoslavia. He was the son of Heinrich Brauchler Sr. and Katrina Gutwein Brauchler. He is survived by his wife: Christine Brauchler at home; two sons: John Peter Brauchler of Boston, Mass. and David James Brauchler of Salinas, Calif.; stepdaughter: Marion Corrao of New York, N.Y.; brother: Henry Bauchler Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Goshen at a later date. Published in the Times Herald-Record on 12/4/2007. Submitted by Noelle Giesse.

BURGER - Ludwig Burger of Middle Village died on December 13, 2004 at the age of 83. A native of Sekitsch, Yugoslavia, he was the beloved husband of Barbara, devoted father of Sigfried Burger, Ingrid Reinfurt and Brigitte Brady, dear brother of Johann Burger in Austria; also survived by eight grandchildren. Interment in Linden Hill Cemetery. Times Newsweekly, Ridgewood, NY December 16, 2004. Submitted by Noelle Giesse.

BOHNERT (Bohner, Bonert, Bohnet) - Adam Bohnert, 71, of Trenton, NJ, died 25 April 1951. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife, Eva Kamrad Bohnert; son, Joseph Bohnert; daughters, Mrs. Fannie Helleis of Trenton, Mrs. Mary Lawton of Trenton & Mrs. Eva Wilhelm of Florence, NJ; sisters, Mrs. Christian Bauer, Mrs. Joseph Scherer of San Mateo, CA & Mrs. Frank Muntz of Trenton and brother, John Bohnert of Detroit, MI. Palanka OSB Family #1250 & 1252.  The Trenton Evening Times, 25 April 1951 issue.
 
BOHNERT - Anna Bohnert  Bauer, 87, of Fairless Hills, PA, died 28 July 1962.  Born in [Palanka of Johann & Eleanora Maldacher Bohnert] Yugoslavia, wife of late Christian Bauer [and late Josef Ehos].  Survived by daughters; Mrs. Julius Masseurs (sic) of Fairless Hills, Mrs. John Loch of Yardley, PA, Mrs. Joseph Greg of Morrisville, PA, & Mrs. Charles Bauer of Trenton, NJ;  son, Jacob Bauer of Fallsington, PA and sisters,  Mrs. Mary Sherer of San Mateo, CA & Mrs. Rose Manz of Navato, CA.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #437, 1250 & 4873. The Trenton Evening Times, 30 July 1962 issue & the Yardley News, 2 August 1962 issue.
 
BOHNERT - Catherine Schwendt [nee Bohnert], of 630 Washington St., Trenton, NJ, died 25 April 1923 in Philadelphia, PA. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary, of Johann & Eleanora Maldacher Bohnert]. Survived by husband, [Peter] Schwendt; children, Nicholas, Peter, Catherine, Helen & Joseph; sister, Anna Ihas; sisters & brother-in-laws, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Sherer, Mr. & Mrs. Spiegel; brother, Adam Bohnert & family; cousins, Mr. & Mrs. John Wilhelm, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bauer, Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Bauer, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Lampman, Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Blasius and brother-in-law, Jacob Schwendt & family. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #1250 & 10910. The Trenton Evening Times, 26 & 28 April 1923 issues.
 
BOHNERT - Elisabeth Bohnert Bauer, 47, of Penn Valley, PA, died 27 December 1924 in Trenton, NJ. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary of Johann & Eleanora Maldacher Bohnert]. Survived by husband, Christian Bauer & children, Charles Bauer, Jacob Bauer and Elizabeth Bauer.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #434 & 1250. The Trenton Sunday Times-Advertizer, 28 December 1924, the Trenton Evening Times, 29 December 1924 & the Trenton Evening Times, 30 December 1924 issues.
 
BOHNERT - Fannie [nee Franiska Bohnert] Helleis, 92, of Spring Hill, FL, died 29 January 1992. A native of [Palanka] Austria-Hungary. Formerly of Trenton, NJ. [Wife of late George Helleis]. Survived by son, Ferdinand Helleis of Spring Hill and four grandchildren & two great-grandchildren. Service at Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville, FL. Palanka OSB Family #1252. The Trentonian, St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune, 30 January 1992 issues.
 
BOHNERT - John Bonert, of Detroit, MI, died 22 January 1970. [Born 16 November 1886 in Palanka, formerly of Trenton, NJ]. Survived by daughter, Helen Bonert [Zack]; grandchildren, Rose Middleton, Edward Versick & Mary Barbs. Service at Perry Funeral Home, Trumbull, MI. Palanka OSB Family #1250.  The Detroit News, 23 January 1970 issue.
 
BOHNERT – Mary Sherer [nee Bohnert], 100, of Greenbrae, CA, died 13 June 1991. Born 8 June 1890 [sic, 4 September 1891, Palanka], daughter of late Johann & Eleanora Bohnert, wife of late Josef Sherer. Palanka OSB Family #1250. California death certificate & CA Death Index.

BRAUCHLER - FERDINAND BRAUCHLER, 68 December 4, 1938 - November 30, 2007 Goshen, NY - Ferdinand Brauchler, 68, of Goshen, passed away Friday, November 30, 2007 at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh. Fred was born December 4, 1938 Feketic, Yugoslavia. He was the son of Heinrich Brauchler Sr. and Katrina Gutwein Brauchler. Fred was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Walden and a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a machinist for VAW of America in Ellenville from October 2, 1986 until he retired on March 20, 2002. Fred was a loving husband and father. He loved his home and family and took great pleasure in making both the inside and outside of his house beautiful. Fred loved fishing, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife: Christine Brauchler at home; two sons: John Peter Brauchler of Boston, Mass. and David James Brauchler of Salinas, Calif.; stepdaughter: Marion Corrao of New York, N.Y.; brother: Henry Bauchler Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Hometown Feketitsch.Submitted by Noelle Giesse.
 
BRUDER - Bruder, Joseph, 87, of Southampton, PA, died 29 March 2009. Born in Stanischitsch, Yugoslavia, husband of late Maria who died in 2008. Father of Joseph (Linda) and Petyer (Pam) Bruder and Mary Izzi (Bruce); brother of Maria Zisler; grandfather of Leila, Maria, Steven & Ryan. Buried at Forest Hills Cemetery, Montgomery Co, PA. Stanischitsch OSB Family #0327. The Bucks County Courier Times, 31 March 2009.

BUCHLER - Johann Buchler of Trevose, Pa. passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, one day after his 89th birthday. Johann is survived by his sons, John (Nancy), Robert (Victoria) and Heinz, his five grandchildren, Alexandra, Christian, Nicholas, Tyler and Zachary, as well as his two nieces and their families. Johann was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Annette. Born in German St. Michael, Romania, Johann immigrated to the United States in 1956 and became a citizen in 1963. A stone mason by trade, Johann worked for Community Home Improvements, Inc. until he retired. He was a kind man, always willing to help family, friends and neighbors with a project. He was a member of the Phoenix First German Sports Club and in his later years enjoyed gardening as well as buying and selling items at local flea markets. Burial on  Nov. 13 at the Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, 1215 Super Hwy., Langhorne, PA 19047. Published in Bucks County Courier Times on Nov. 11, 2020.

BUNDA – Frank F. Bunda, of Trenton, NJ, died 4 February 1939. Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia, husband of Katherine Bunda. Survived by sons, Joseph F. Bunda of Philadelphia, PA, Frank F. Bunda, Jr. & Michael Bunda, both of Trenton; daughter, Mrs. Frank Marks of Trenton; brother, John Bunda of  Europe; 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #1679? The Sunday Times-Advertiser, 5 February 1939 issue.

BURG – Elizabeth Burg Korang, of Columbus, NJ, died 31 December 1953. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary], survived by husband, George Korang; daughter, Elizabeth Korang; sons, John Korang of Columbus & George Korang of Pemberton, NJ; brothers, John Burg of Roebling, NJ, Nicholas and Joseph Korang, both of  New York City, Anton Korang of  Hungary and a grandchild. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #1700. The Trenton Times Sunday-Advertiser, 3 January 1954 issue.

BURGER – Anna Bakter (nee Katharina Burger), 49/50, of Trenton, NJ, died 22 May 1944. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by husband, Joseph Bakter; mother, Mrs. Anna Burger; daughter, Mrs. Adrian McManus of Madison, WI and sons, Frederick Bakter of Trenton & Joseph Bakter in the US Navy, Pacific area. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #290 & 1720.  The Trenton Evening Times, 23 May 1944 issue.

BUSCH – Katharina Kohl (nee Busch), of Montreal, QC, Canada, died 12 August 2013.  Born 21 March 1917 in Palanka, Austria-Hungary. Daughter of late Peter Busch & Susanna Maurer and wife of late Frank Kohl, who died in 1974.  Survived by daughter, Irene (Josef) Schatz; grandmother of Caroline (Donaldson) Stevenson & Oliver (Aileen) Schatz.; great-grandmother of  Amannda Marie, Emily Katherine & Alexander Josef; sister of Peter (Friedl) Busch, of Germany and other family members. Buried at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery. Palanka OSB Family #1780 & 6031. The Gazette, 14 August 2013 issue & The Palankaer Heimbrief, November/December 2013 issue.

BUSCH - John "Greenie" Edward, Jr. - Born in 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home on May 1, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.  Anyone who knew John was blessed. Always a gentleman, always kind and always ready to assist Donauschwaben researchers in their hunt for their ancestors. He spent over a decade building a Banat family tree; the last I can remember it was over 60,000 names on it. He was almost certain that most Banat researchers would be connected to it and for most he'd provide a connection. Even during the years he dealt with illnesses, he'd bounce back enough to continue on. John was one of the first supporters of the DVHH in 2002. He became the village coordinator for the Banat villages of Grabatz, Nakadorf, Orzydorf, Seultour, and Zichydorf. His daughter Monica helped publish his village sites for many years. John was also one of the DVHH Hungarian Highlands Regional Coordinators, specializing in Schildgebirge Province, Fejer County. When DVHH formed a nonprofit in 2007 we were proud to have John serve as our first Vice President. Words can not express what an honor it was to have known him, someone who earned respect from all who knew him. He's gone but not forgotten. RIP John. See Family Obituary


John Edward Busch Jr., 84, PALATINE, IL -beloved husband of 58 years to Nancy Ann, (nee Helfvogt); loving father of Elizabeth (Michael), Monica, Julia and John Busch III (Cynthia); proud papa of Michael and Daniel Melle, James, Justin, Meredith, Joshua, and Malorie Fruhauf, Katie, Amy and Lindsey Bazzoni and John Busch IV. John passed away peacefully at home on May 1, 2018 surrounded by his loving family and his best buddy, Willie. Born October 12, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Elizabeth (Laub) Busch. Survived by sister, Rosemarie, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brother, Joseph and sister, Lorraine. After graduating Palatine High School in 1953, and then college in 1957 from the University of Dubuque; where he enjoyed a successful career as a student athlete participating in basketball, football and track. He was a member of the Dubuque National Guard, the US Army and the Army Reserves. Returning home, he proudly ran the family business with his father and brother at Busch Auto Service Center, Inc., and now John Busch III, continues the family legacy. He served for 25 years as a volunteer fireman and paramedic of the Palatine Fire Department where he became the first paramedic class of Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL. and later served a term as the Palatine Police and Fire Commissioner. Faithful parishioner and usher of St. Theresa Church in Palatine where he was awarded the Christifideles Award by Archbishop Blase J. Cupich in recognition of 60-years of generous service. A charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Ghost Council #4977 for 58 years where he was a part of a brotherhood whom together served our community with dedication and compassion. His greatest love was his family and cherished every moment he shared with each and every one. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60067. Prayers will begin Monday, May 7th at 9:15 a.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Palatine, and proceeding to St. Theresa Catholic Church, 455 N. Benton St., Palatine, IL, 60067, for funeral mass at 10:00 a.m., interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL, 60010, or to the at www.alz.org, is greatly appreciated. For information, call the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Palatine, at 847-358-7411, or visit www.ahlgrimffs.com. IF YOU MET JOHN, YOU LIKED HIM. IF YOU KNEW JOHN, YOU LOVED HIM.
[Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from May 3 to May 4, 2018]

 

 

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