American Donauschwaben Obituaries
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Est. 13 May 2009 by Dennis Bauer, publication
13 May 2009 at DVHH.org by Jody McKim Pharr.
30 Nov 2020
CESNAK - Anna ORBAN (nee Cesnak)
of Akron, passed away at
her granddaughter's home in Madison Heights, Mich., on
May 30, 2017, at age 103. She went to be with her Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ. Born to Andrew and Anna Cesnak
on June 12, 1913, in Backa Palanka, Yugoslavia, she came
to Akron at the age of seven. Married to George Orban
(deceased), Anna was the mother of Jeanette (John -
deceased) Coch and Richard (Susan - deceased) Orban.
Beloved grandmother of six grandchildren: Roger (Leta)
Coch, Johnny Coch, Karen (Vince) Parisi, Kristine Coch
(deceased), Monica (James) Kulaga, and Cathleen
(Matthew) Hrtanek. Also sadly missed by seven
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, and many
nieces and nephews. Anna had a long, well-lived life.
She enjoyed entertaining family and friends with her
delicious cooking and baked goods. She had many friends
at the Akron Senior Center and traveled throughout the
United States. Playing cards with family and friends was
one of Anna's favorite pastimes. The family will receive
friends Friday, June 2nd from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday,
June 3rd from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the Anthony Funeral
Home Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, 1990 S. Main St.,
Akron, Ohio 44301. Funeral service will be held Saturday
at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Mark
Hanchett officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery
and luncheon following. (Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel,
Akron). Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - Thursday,
June 1, 2017
CHRISBACHER - Ernest Chrisbacher 1933-2020 On the evening of May 13th, 2020 Ernest Chrisbacher of Wayne, NJ died peacefully in his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Ernie was born to John Chrisbacher and Anna
Chrisbacher, nee Meinzinger, in 1933. He grew up in Hawthorne, NJ and attended Newark College of Engineering (now NJIT) where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. After graduating, Ernie joined the Air Force and was stationed at Sculthorpe AFB in Norfolk, England. Following his service, he began a rewarding career with several engineering firms, including his own startups.
Ernie met the love of his life, Marian, dancing at their 10th high school reunion, and they settled at Packanack Lake in Wayne, NJ to raise their three sons. In his spare time, he was an avid reader, hiker and skier. After finding arrowheads in local farm fields as a child and later as an adult, he developed a passion for, and expertise in flintknapping, the art of crafting an arrowhead from raw stone. He also had a passion for discovering his ancestry, and extensively researched his family’s genealogy for over 50-years. As a result, he became an expert on the German immigrants from Veszprém county, Hungary, and wrote and published a book on the subject that has sold out over 3 printings. He also wrote a lighthearted book titled Noontime
Dancing with short stories from his childhood.
When Ernie was 8, he discovered the world of butterflies and moths. With the help of a neighbor, he learned to catch, preserve, and display his insects, and later how to raise them. Ernie’s interest turned into a full-fledged hobby; he spent nearly his entire life as an amateur lepidopterist, raising and collecting butterflies and moths with his sons.
Ernie taught himself to ski as a young man. He joined, and later became President of Twin Hickory Ski Club of Nutley NJ, and taught his three sons to ski at an early age. Every winter, Ernie and family enjoyed a week of skiing in Vermont or Colorado. Ernie was still skiing with his sons and granddaughters at the age of 81.
Ernie enjoyed a nice glass of wine and loved to participate in blind wine tastings with his sons and family. In his retirement, he became a talented, self-taught winemaker and perfected his technique for top-notch, Dry Riesling.
Ernie was predeceased by his brother, John, who passed in March, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marian, sons and daughters-in-law, Peter & Kathy, George, and Carl & Janeene, as well as his five beautiful granddaughters, Leah, Katie, Julia, Anneliese, and Claire. A private memorial service will be held for immediate family.
Please click here for a slideshow of Ernie throughout the years.
Elizabeth Schilly (nee Csendekovics), 39, of Cleveland,
OH, died 19 January 1916. [Born in Palanka,
Austria-Hungary of Franz & Magdalena Csendekovics, wife
of Anton Schilly Buried at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland].
Ohio Deaths 1908-1932, Ancestry.com.
DAUTERMANN - Eva Flint Sklena (nee Dautermann),
Age 96, of Flint , died Friday, November 6, 2015.
Funeral services will be held 11AM, Tuesday, November
10, 2015, the United in Christ Lutheran Church, G-6330,
Corunna Rd., Flint. Pastor Steve Stahlhut officiating.
Burial to follow at Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris.
Visitation will be held 1 PM-8 PM Monday at Sharp
Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road,
Swartz Creek and 10 AM until time of service at the
Church. Those desiring may make contributions to United
in Christ Lutheran Church or to Home and Hospice
Advantage. Eva was born in Obresch, Yugoslavia, on
October 1, 1919 the daughter of the late Philipp and
Magdalena (Federmann) Dautermann. Eva married Johann
"John" Sklena on February 2, 1941 in Nikinci,
Yugoslavia. She and John came to the United States on
November 24, 1951. Mrs. Sklena enjoyed cooking,
gardening, sewing and retired from Mclaren- Flint in
1976. Surviving are: 3 daughters, M. Theresa (Al) McKee,
Magdalena "Leni" Jennings, Eve (Norm) Brown; 7
grandchildren, Paul Mayers, David (Terri) Mayers, Bill
Jennings, Charlie (Debra) Jennings, Alana (Gary) Crum,
Alyssa Brown and Adam (Cathy) Brown; 11
great-grandchildren, Lani, Jonathon, Jacob, Haylee, Kora,
Cody, Channing, Jazalynn, Adalyn, Breanna, Dylan and one
on the way. She was also preceded in death by her son,
Johann; daughter, Katharina; great-granddaughter
Victoria and several siblings. Online condolences may be
posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
DAVID – Nicholas
David, 54, of Bordentown, NJ, died 23 February 1985.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, husband of Sophie Teichmann
David [Palankaer]. Survived by daughters, Diana Grover
of Browns Mills, NJ, Rosemary Molton of Willingboro, NJ
& Annette David of Bordentown and son, Kenneth David of
Bordentown. Palanka OSB Family #11875. The Times,
24 February 1985 issue.
DEAK, William Harold,
b. 1923 -
d. June 20 2003 -
80 Years old; residence:
Ohio - USA.
Submitted by Jody McKim.
Bill was very cheerful and
helpful to all researchers. He passed
away at the age of 80.
He sure maneuvered the
computer well for his
age! His wife Rose
Ann has fond memories of
Bill. She shared
with me that he was a
talented man, among her
favorites, he was a
made vases and one of
his last accomplishments
was to leave behind a
family tree which he had
Ann lost her best
friend, but she knows he
is no longer in pain and
No one in Bill's family,
has picked up where Bill
left off working on the
Long after Bill is gone,
his footprints are still
among us, Html Gear -
Guest Gear View
Guestbook - he comments
"I believe in Angels"
I still have a copy of a
message from Bill sent
to me, dated March 2001,
he loved helping
Sent: Tuesday, March 06,
2001 6:31 PM
Subject: 1828 CENSUS
What a day!!!!!
I finally received a reply
from Beth Long -
Temesvar had its own census taken that is why it
is not in the county book.
I did receive many requests for look ups.
In Mehala I found :
Marmon Jakob - House # 453 Pg 148
& Marmon Johan - House # 454
& Marmon Peter - House #
Film # for these three
In Fibis (Fibisch) I found: Marmon Joanes - House # 101
LDS Film # 623,130
In Merrzsidorf (Mercydorf)
I found: Ingris Joanes
LDS Film # 623,133 & Schuck Joseph House #
I thought I would list these
other spellings, they could
be your people. My mother Klara Kuppis is
from Shag -Temes County & My
father Jozsef Deak is from
Magyar Szente Marton
I do hope this helps your
- Surnames Deak, Kuppis, Virag,
Draga, Bodnar and Fodor.
Family Photos: Klara
Draga Bodnar ---b.&d.
Dates unknown Married
Joseph Kuppis Mother of
Louis (D) Kuppis; Joseph
Kuppis Married Klara
Draga Bodnar Mother of
Louis (D) Kuppis; Louis
(D) Kuppis Married
Bill's website remains
William Deak Family"
September 5, 2000
DICKMANN, Maria (nee Graf), 74, widow of
Adam, Pennsburg, formerly of Philadelphia, died
Dec. 2, 2009. Born in Schag, Romania she was the
daughter of the late Edmund and Katharina (nee
Berg) Graf. Beloved mother of Rose, wife of Pete
Greskoff of Paoli, Adam Dickmann Jr. of
Pennsburg, Tony Dickmann and wife, MaryAnn of
Lansdale and Joseph Dickmann and wife, Jen
Teichman of Chardon, Ohio; beloved
daughter-in-law of Katharina Dickmann of
Pennsburg; beloved brother of Josef Graf of
Charleroi, Edmund Graf and wife, Erna of Jamison
and beloved grand-mother of Julie, Peter,
Michael, Kathryn and Matthew. Mass 11 A.M. Dec.
7, 2009 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 1325
Klinerd Rd., Pennsburg. Interment in Holy Cross
Cemetery, Pennsburg. Call 10 to 11 A.M. in
church. Memorials to The Danube Swabian
Foundation USA, 710 North Carlyle Lane,
Arlington Heights, IL 60004. (THE MANN-SLONAKER
FH 215-679-9589) Published in Philadelphia
Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on December
DIEL - ELISABETH DIEL of
Ridgewood died on January 24, 2010
at the age of 93. A native of
Sekitsch, Yugoslavia, she was the
beloved wife of the late Jakob and
devoted mother of Jakob Diel and
Elisabeth Roth; also survived by 12
grandchildren and numerous
great-grandchildren. Services were
officiated by Rev. Thomas Goodhart
at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood
Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave.,
Ridgewood, followed by interment in
Maple Grove Cemetery. Submitted by
(Tinnes) - Anna Dienes Link, 87, of Brooklyn,
NY, died 10 April 1988. Born in [Palanka]
Austria-Hungary, widow of Arthur Link and
daughter of late Jacob & Mary Dienes [nee Engl].
Survived by nephew, Frank J. Dienes of Trenton,
NJ. Buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery,
Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #12224.
DRES(S)NER – Thomas Dresner, 75, of
St.Louis Missouri, died 24 Aug 1940. Born 27 Dec
1864 in Apatin, Austria-Hungary, son of late
Thomas Dressner and Anna Gerschbacher, husband
of late Rozalia Holenecz; daughter of late Anna
Kastner, sons: Thomas, Joseph, late Charles,
Matthew, John and Michael. Buried 24 Aug 1940,
at STS Peter and Paul Cemetery, St.Louis,
Missouri. Sources: Missouri Death Certificate.
Submitted by Josip Trezner.
DROBNEK - Anton M. Drobnek, 83,
of Trenton, NJ, died 27 July 1982. A native of
[Gajdobra, Batschka] Yugoslavia, he was an area
resident for 61 years. Father of late Michael
Drobnek, survived by wife, Magdalena Rohrbacher
[Palankaer]; daughter, Madeline Woodrow; sister,
Anna Abel; grandchildren, Thomas & Michael
Woodrow, Mary Ann York & Patricia, all of
Hamilton, NJ. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes
Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #2165.
The Trenton Times, 29 July 1982 issue.
DROBNEK – Madalene A.
Woodrow (nee Drobnek), 84, of Hamilton, NJ, died 15 August
2015. Daughter of late Anton & Magdalena Rohrbacher Drobnek
and sister of late Michael Drobnek. Survived by husband,
Edward Woodrow, Jr. of Hamilton; children &spouses, Thomas
Woodrow of Morrsiville, PA, Michael & Mary Woodrow of
Hamiltonand Mary Ann & Fred York of Hamilton; grandchildren,
Edward & Laura Woodrow, Eric & Ashley Woodrow, Maura Woodrow
and Samantha and Alex York. Also survived by niece Patricia
Drobnek of Annandale, VA. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes
Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB #2165 & 9820. The Times, 17
August 2015 issue.
DROBNEK - Michael A. Drobnek,
55, of Hamilton Square, NJ, died 16 January
1981. [Born in Gajdobra, Yugoslavia]. Survived
by wife, Thelma C. Stannard Drobnek; daughter,
Patricia A. Drobnek of Falls Church, VA;
parents, Mr. & Mrs. Anton Drobnek [mother,
Magdalena Rohrbacher, Palankaer] of Trenton, NJ
and sister, Mrs. Madelene Woodrow of Hamilton
Township, NJ. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes
Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #2165.
The Trentonian, 19 January 1981 issue.
DUACSEK - Francis J. Duacsek,
of Trenton, NJ, died 1 April 1930. [Born in
Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by parents,
Frank & Anna [nee Busch] Duacsek ; brother,
George Duacsek; sisters, Mary & Anna and uncle,
John Oswald. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes
Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family
#2167. The Trenton Evening Times, 5 April 1930
DUACSEK - Rose [nee Duacsek]
Haras, 26, of Trenton, NJ, died 12 December
1924. [Born in Gajdobra, Austria-Hungary, wife
of Palankaer Robert Haras]. Buried at Our Lady
of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB
Family #4043. The Trenton Sunday Times-Advertizer,
14 December 1924 issue.
DUPP - Maria Kunert [nee Dupp],
66, of Hamilton, NJ, died 11 April 2002. Born in
[Gajdobra] Yugoslavia. Daughter of late Josef &
Anna Weiss Dupp [both Palankaers]. Survived by
husband, Albert Kunert; sons & daughter-in-law,
Michael Kunert of Hamilton and Robert J. &
Marianne Kunert of Hamilton; daughter &
son-in-law, Helga & Richard Travaglini of
Hamilton; grand children, Gregory, Timothy &
Robbie Kunert and Lauren, Ricky & Brian
Travaglini; brother & sister-in-law, Josef &
Barbara Dupp of Hamilton and sister-in-law,
Gerda Kurowski of Pennington, NJ. Buried at Our
Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB
Family #2187 & 6513. The Times, 13 April 2002
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