North American Donauschwaben Obituaries
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Bauer, PA - USA
Est. 13 May 2009 by Dennis Bauer, publication 13 May 2009 at
DVHH.org by Jody McKim Pharr.
18 Jul 2021
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. -
– 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
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
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
– 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.
– 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.
– 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
Sunday Times Advertiser, 14 January
– 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.
– 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
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]
– 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.
– 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
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
– 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
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.
(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
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.
(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.
– 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.
– Michael Benzinger passed away peacefully on April 29, 2021 at 93 years. Beloved husband of Magdalena (née Paupert), dear son of the late Franz and Katharina Benzinger (née Teubl), brother of the late Rosalia Pokorny, and special uncle to Mathias Pokorny. Proud father of Eleonora (2015) and Robert Mayer, Raymond and Pat Benzinger, Rita and Steve Winn, Claudia and Angus Francis, Walter Benzinger and Iuna Tomasini and Robert and Karen Benzinger. Loving grandfather of Christopher (Gabriella), Matthew (Marie), Andrea, Jessica, Alexander (Keshia), Sarah, Rachel, Cosette, Alexa, Michael, Sophia, Danielle, Maya, Joseph and Monica and great-grandfather of Miles, Lennon, Brynley, Finn, Hudson, Addilyn, and Gage.
Michael was a proud Donauschwaben, born in Batschsentiwan, Yugoslavia. Disrupting his studies at a seminary school, in 1944, he was interned in a Russian slave-labour camp, where he later met the love of his life, Magdalena. In 1950, they embarked upon their new life in Austria and started a family. In order to escape the Russian intelligence, he fled to Canada, where he later led a busy, yet inspiring life. Michael’s strong will was reflected in all his work – as an orderly at Hôtel-Dieu Hospital, in starting two small businesses, and at Sears Canada, where he worked as a maintenance supervisor up until his retirement in 1991. His work ethic and determination are greatly appreciated and recognized in the movement of gaining full government funding for
the Catholic schools of Ontario. Michael was a loyal and dedicated member of St. Michael’s German Catholic Church for 66 years – it cannot be a coincidence that the two share a name. In Rome of 1978, Pope Paul VI honored Michael with Knighthood of St. Gregory the Great for “leadership in education and training of lay leaders”.
Michael’s smile warmed every room he entered. He could make any moment a humorous one when he shared his hidden talent – headstands. Whether the floor of a wedding hall or a wooden park bench, he was always ready to entertain. However, his favorite form of exercise was pushing the buttons of his photocopier to make dozens of copies of his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments. No one was without a copy. Michael was energetic and continuously carried a special spirit with him. Although he was often referred to as the Energizer Bunny, his contribution to holiday dinners did not extend far past exclaiming the words, ‘Feed the People’. But no one thought to touch a fork before he announced his trademark. And Opa, we promise to carry on your
We thank Michael’s caregivers at Sunrise Senior Living and Huron Lodge for their kindness, patience and compassion. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East, on Tuesday May 4, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon. A private Funeral Mass will take place at St. Michael’s German Church. Burial to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Reservations and masks are required to attend visitation. Please call Windsor Chapel between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to make your reservation. In memory of Michael, memorial donations may be made directly to St. Michael’s German Church. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at
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,
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
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
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
– 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.
– 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
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
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.
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
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
Social Security Death Index.
– 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.
– 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.
- 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.
- 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
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
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
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
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
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?
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 &
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]