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.
30 Nov 2020
Haderer Basler, 52, of Ewing Tpwnship, NJ,
died 8 July 1976. Born in Stuttgart, West
Germany. Wife of Josef Basler [Palankaer],
mother of Rolf Basler of Morrisville, PA &
Michael Basler of Ewing Township.
Buried in Fountain Lawn Memorial Park.
Palanka Family OSB #392. The
Evening Times, 9 July 1976 issue.
Eva (1952 - 2010, nee CAPDEBO). Born
in Budapest, Hungary, she was the daughter
of the late Dezso Capdebo & Eva Kvaszinger.
It is with much sadness that we announce the
passing of Eva on September 13, 2010,
beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and
friend to all who knew her. She will be
greatly missed by her husband George; son,
Szab (Erynn); daughter, Sophia (Mark) and
grandchildren, Alexander and Julianna. A
Memorial Service celebrating her life will
be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September
19, 2010 at St. Emeric Church, 12960 - 112
Street, Edmonton. Her obituary is found in
the Edmonton Journal of 9/17/2010. [Interview
with Eva, by Alex Leeb, 2008]
HAESILI – George Haesili, 63, of
Trenton, NJ, died 28 March 1966. [Born in
Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife,
Maria Beinstingl Haesili; daughters, Mrs.
Anne M. Pollich & Miss Elizabeth Haesili;
two grandchildren, all of Trenton and two
brothers of Europe. Buried at Our Lady of
Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB
#3966. The Evening Times, 28 March
– John Hamert (sic, Hemmert), 65, of Penn
Valley, PA, died 12 June 1926. [Born in
Obrowatz, Hungary]. Husband of Mary Hamert,
nee Mayer. Viewing at son-in-law,, Charles
Bauer’s, home in Penn Valley [Palankaer].
Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton,
NJ. Palanka OSB Family #442. The
Trenton Sunday Times, 13 June 1926
issue & the Trenton Evening Times,
16 June 1926 issue.
HANFTALER – Robert J.
Hanftaler, 59, of Cleveland, OH, died 7
October 2013. Born 20 January 1954 in
Linz, Austria, son of late Josef Hanftaler.
Survived by mother, Magdalena Hanftaler (nee
Fischer – Palankaer), sister, Renate (Edgar)
Geisler; nephew, Edgar Geisler, Jr.;
cousins, Frank (Sharon), Michael, Joanna &
Anton Graef and aunts, uncles & cousins in
Germany. Palanka OSB Family #4017. The
Plain Dealer, 13 October 2013 issue and
the Palankaer Heimatbrief,
November-December 2013 issue.
(Harras) – Robert Anthony Haras, 62, of
Ewing Township, NJ, died 8 September 1980.
Born 13 Jun 1918 Trenton , NJ, [son of late
Robert, Palankaer, & Rose Duacsek Haras].
Survived by wife, Margaret Girton Haras;
daughter, Bobbi Haras Erickson, of
California and several aunts, uncles, nieces
& nephews. Buried at Ewing Cemetery.
Palanka OSB Family # 2167 & 4042. Social
Security Death Benefit Index,
Ancestry.com and Trenton Evening
Times, 9 September 1980 issue.
Haesili) – Eva Goodwin (nee Hasili), of
Trenton, NJ, died 4 October 1992. Born in
Trenton, NJ, daughter of late Paul & Agens
Schmidt Hasili and wife of late David C.
Goodwin. Survived by sons, David Goodwin, of
Panama City, FL, James Goodwin, of Hamilton,
NJ & Gerald Goodwin, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL;
daughter, Monica Pangaldi, of Hamilton
Square, NJ; 15 grandchildren; 12
Catherine Van Pelt , of Hamilton and many
nieces and nephews. Buried at St. Mary’s
Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #
3963 & 10349. The Times, 6 October
HASILI – Paul
Hasili, 59, of Trenton, NJ, died 8 December
1945. [Born in Palanka, Austria-hungary]
Husband of Agnes Schmidt Hasili. Surived by
wife, daughter, Mrs. David Goodwin; son,
John Hasili and four grandchildren. Bured at
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.
Palanka OSB #3963. The Trenton Evening
Times, 10 December 1945 issue.
- Anna Heckenberger Brassinger, 94 of 7407 15th Ave., W,
Bradenton, Fl died Feb. 15, 1979 in Blake Memorial Hospital.
Cremation was by Shannon Funeral Home, Bradenton. Anna
will be buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Croswell, Michigan.
Anna was born in Kolluth (Kolut), Austria-Hungary and was
the wife of the late Anton Brassinger (Praschinger).
Surviving are two sons, Joseph of Twining, Michigan and
Anton of St. Clair Shores, Michigan; a daughter Mary Haupt
of Bradenton, Fl, seven grandchildren and 10 great
grandchildren. The Bradenton Herald, Feb. 17, 1979.
Submitted by Judy Ottinger, St. Clair Shores, Michigan –
HERDT - John Herdt, 90, of Crosswicks, NJ passed away at his home on July 24, 2020. He was born in Palanka,Yugoslavia on March 7, 1930, and in 1944, he and his family left their homeland for Austria. In 1951, they immigrated to America and settled in Bronx, NY where John worked in a grocery store and learned the English language. He met the love of his life, Apollonia, whom he lovingly called “Loni” and they married on July 10, 1954.
John and Apollonia moved to Trenton, NJ where John learned the iron working craft, started their own family and finally settled in Crosswicks, NJ. John and his father Frank founded the fence business Herdt Fencing in 1959. John worked hard to build up his business and was proud of his workmanship over the next 36 years until his retirement in 1995.
John and Apollonia had four daughters who were blessed to have their father working in their back yard so that he was always available to them. John’s family was his #1 priority, despite enduring busy and long working days. He was proud of his growing family with the eventual addition of son-in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was proud of his heritage and was a member of the German American Society and Trenton Donauschwaben Club. He was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church.
Son of the late Frank and Magdalena (Kist) Herdt, brother of the late Katharina (Herdt) Mikkelsen and father of the late Rose Mary Herdt, John is survived by and will be greatly missed by his wife, Apollonia (Mayer) Herdt of 66 years, his daughters and son-in-laws Mary Anna and John Zeiselmeier, Katharina and Anthony Tozzi and Barbara and Michael Galati, his grandchildren Craig Kendall, Jr., Erika Kendall, Nicole Coleman, Alison Zeiselmeier, Matthew Tozzi, Michael Tozzi, Christopher Galati and Dayna Galati and their spouses and significant others as well as his four great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces, brother and sister-in-law Franz and Josephine Herdt and brother-in-law Richard Mayer in addition to many others whom he considered a part of his extended family.
Interment will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Hamilton. Source: Trenton Donauschwaben E-News, 27 July 2020 and the Trenton Times.
HETTIGER - Margaret V Hettiger nee Michnay. She passed away on Jan 11, 2014 at 101 years old. Living most of that time in Cleveland OH.
HIEL - Ferdinand (Fritz) Joseph Hiel - Today we lost
the ultimate Cubs fan and the "King of Hearts", Fritz Hiel,
second child of Peter and Madeline Hiel, died of natural
causes, on March 17th, surrounded by the love of his family.
Fritz was born on 1/2/1925 in Trenton, New Jersey, with
Charles his older brother and Peter the youngest. Fritz grew
up and went to school in Trenton, playing soccer throughout
his childhood. Not quite old enough for the military Fritz
lied his way into the Navy. During WW II he served on
several Naval vessels in the Pacific, manning the gyro
compass. Ask us about the "Jack of Diamonds" story. After
the war Fritz, or as his Navy tattoo reads "FRED", returned
to the States and found his way to Chicago, Illinois. The
real story begins here when he spotted a young woman lying
on the beach on the shores of Lake Michigan, Dorothy, the
soon to be "love of his life", found this sailor, fed him
some lunch, and stayed with him for 70 years. Fritz soon
found work after the war with Sears Roebuck and started his
family only 2 blocks from Wrigley Field. There, between Cubs
games, the family began, first with Michael, soon followed
by Jeffrey and Lisa. With the help of the G.I. bill Fritz
and his young family moved out of the city to the new and
expanding suburbs into a new house in the small town of
Carpentersville, IL. Still working for Sears Fritz's family
began to grow, grow and grow. After a lull of ten
years, Matthew, Madelyn, Julie, and Christine followed,
rounding out the family to seven children. Besides being
very active at home, Fritz was very active in his church,
St. Monica's and served on the City Council, and Police
Commission. As the family grew and started moving away,
Fritz and Dorothy followed Michael and Jeffrey to Montana in
1997. Here he became active with the Senior Center helping
with the "pinochle card" program, volunteering with his wife
at Hawthorne School library, until health problems forced
him to quit. Helena was now his home and there was never a
person he met that was not a friend. He sincerely was
interested in what they were doing and who they were. It
took many years of family prodding to get Fritz to go to the
VA at Fort Harrison, he always said that the VA was for the
"real sick", vets. Finally he started go there and has had
nothing but great, quality care until the end, and the
family is grateful. During his last years health problems
continued and help was needed. Daughter Madelyn and her
husband Ken moved next to Fritz and Dorothy and with the
additional help from Home Sweet Home health care continued
to care for him through the end.
A special thanks goes out to Betty (Home Sweet Home) and
Frontier Hospice whose compassionate efforts helped the
family during these trying times. Independent Record
(Helena, MT) - Sunday, March 24, 2019
Fritz was preceded in death by his wife
Dorothy, who passed last September, his parents, Peter
and Madeline born in Palanka, Hungary, and his brothers,
Charles and Peter. His legacy continues with Michael and
Debra Hiel, Jeffrey and Terry Hiel, Madelyn (Hiel) and Ken
Thomas, all of Helena, Lisa (Hiel) and Mark Kolkovich
Hartwell, GA, Matthew and Renee Hiel of Jefferson GA, Julie
and Wilbur Meyer of McHenry, IL and Christine and Boedy
Gann, of Elberta, Alabama. Grandchildren Sarah Linden, Peter
Hiel, Kaylee Hiel, Jaclyn Hiel, Brittany Chandler, Lauren
Maness, and Carly Thomas, all of Montana. Richard Kolkovich,
CO, Amanda Calvo, GA, Emily Adams, and Tori Hiel, GA, Emilie
Meyer, and Malarie Meyer, IL, Jacob, Miranda Engel, IL,
Zachary Engel, and Evan Gann, AL. Great-grandchildren Henry,
Adela, Riley, Trevor, Daxyn, Arthur, Lyndon, Alexander,
Kadyn, McKenzie, Kennedy, Scarlett.
The family is planning a celebration of both Fritz's and
Dorothy's extraordinary life together this coming June 26th.
A Funeral Mass for Fritz and Dorothy will be held at 12:00
p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Cathedral of Saint
Helena, 530 N. Ewing St. in Helena. A Committal Service with
Military Honors will follow at Montana State Veterans
Cemetery. The family will have reception following the
committal service at a location that will be announced
closer to the date of the services. Donations in his name
are welcomed to a charity of choice, the family recommends
Frontier Hospice, Angle Fund, YWCA, and Friendship Center -
all of Helena. Please visit
www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer the family a
condolence or to share a memory of Fritz. Independent
Record, Helena, MT 24 March 2019.
HEIM – Anna Heim Major
Lampman, 74, of Trenton, NJ, died 27 March 1960. [Born in
Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by daughter, Mrs.
Theresa Flores; sons, Albert G. Major & Anthony G. Major;
sister, Mrs. Eva Kamrad; brother, George Heim; four
grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Buried at Our Lady of
Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #4337.
The Trenton Evening Times, 28 March 1960 issue.
HEIM – Eva Heim Kamrad,
80, of Ewing, NJ, died 9 August 1978. Born in [Palanka]
Hungary, survived by husband Mathias Kamrad; son, Capt.
Joseph G. Kamrad, Retired USN, of Virginia Beach, VA; four
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Buried at Holy
Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family 34327 &
5213. The Trenton Times, 10 August 1978 issue.
HELLEIS (Helleisz, Helleisen) -
Barbara Helleis Majofsky, 73, of Trenton, NJ, died 26 May
1969. Born in [Batsch/Bacs] Yugoslavia, wife of late
Andrew F. Majofsky. Survived by son, David A. Majofsky
of Yardley, PA; sisters, Mrs. Theresa Bauer of Fallsington
[wife of Palankaer Jacob Bauer] & Mrs. Joseph Eisele of
Germany and brother, Frank Helleis of Allentown, NJ.
Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Trenton, NJ.
Palanka OSB Family #438. The Evening Times, 27 May
HELLEIS - Frank Helleis, 74, of Allentown, NJ, died
20 February 1985. Born in Bacs (Batsch), Yugoslavia.
Survived by wife, Catherine Maas Helleis and sister, Theresa
Bauer of Fallsington [wife of Palankaer Jacob Bauer],
PA. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Trenton, NJ.
Palanka OSB Family #438. The Times, 22 February 1985 issue.
HELLEIS - Lorenz Helleis, Sr., 71, of
Morrisville, PA, died 8 January 1938. [Born in Batsch/Bacs,
Hungary]. Husband of Barbara Blank Helleis. Survived
by sons, Lawrence Helleis Jr. & Frank Helleis of
Morrisville; daughters, Mrs. Andrew Majofsky of Trenton, NJ,
Mrs. Jacob Bauer of Morrisville [wife of Palankaer Jacob
Bauer] & Mrs. Mary Eislie of Austria; brother, Nicholas
Helleis of York, PA and sister, Mrs. Lena Ort of York.
Poll bearers were Christian Bauer [Palankaer], Joseph
Majofsky, Jacob Maas, John Fuchs, Joseph Kuhn & Matthew
Hahn. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Trenton, NJ.
Palanka OSB Family #438. The Doylestown Dailey
Intelligencer, 10 January 1938 issue, the Trenton Evening
Times, 10 January 1938 issue & the Delaware Valley Advance,
13 January 1938 issue.
HELLEIS - Lorenz “Larry” Helleis, Jr., 59, of
Nokomis, FL, died 14 February 1958. Born in
[Batsch/Bacs] Austria-Hungary, formerly of Sackett’s Harbor,
NY. Survived by wife, Helen Helleis; son, Andrew
Helleis of Morristown, NJ; sisters, Mrs. Barbara Majofsky of
Trenton, NJ & Mrs. Theresa Bauer of Fallsington, PA [wife of
Palankaer Jacob Bauer]. Palanka OSB Family# 438. The
Venice Gondola, 17 February 1958 issue.
HELLEIS - Theresa Helleis Bauer, 87, of Fallsington,
PA, died 30 June 1991 in Trenton, NJ. Born in
[Batsch/Bacs] Hungary, wife of late Jacob Bauer, Sr. [Palankaer].
Survived by daughter, Elsie B. Penrith of Fairless Hills,
PA; son, Jacob Bauer Jr. of Levittown, PA; grandchildren,
Dennis Bauer of Levittown, Daniel Penrith of Sewell, NJ,
Susan Burns and Lea Hepler of Levittown, PA. Buried at
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB
Family #438. The Bucks County Courier Times, The Times & the
Trentonian, 1 July 1991 issues.
Theresa Hemert Bauer, 87, of Hamilton, NJ, died 18 November
1985. Born in [Obrowatz, Austria-Hungary of Johann
Hemmert, Palankaer & Maria M. Mayer] Europe, widow of
Charles Bauer [Palankaer], mother of late Matthew C. Bauer.
Survived by daughter-in-law, Jean T. Bauer of Trenton, NJ;
grandchildren Christine Rednor of Lawrenceville, NJ & Mark
C. Bauer of Trenton. Buried at Holy Sepulchre
Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #440 &
4421. The Times, 19 November 1985 issue.
HEPP - Alexander Hepp, Sr., 72, of Trenton, NJ, died
14 June 1974. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary, marriage #1
Helena Katharina Bruder]. Survived by wife [#2], Jolan
Straub Hepp; sons, Alexander, Hepp Jr. of Yardville, NJ &
Wilhelm Hepp of Trenton; sister, Theresa Bohn of
Robbinsville, NJ; brothers, Joseph Hepp & Stephan Hepp of
Austria and Nikolaus Hepp of East Germany. Buried at
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (sic, Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery),
Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #4451.
HEPP – Therese Bohn (nee Hepp), 95, of Robbinsville,
NJ, died, 1 August 2004. Born in [Palanka] Yugoslavia, wife
of late Joseph Bohn. Survived by daughter, Marlena Novoselo;
son, Joseph Bohn and grandson, Major Markus Richard
Novoselo, U.S. Army in Bosnia. Palanka OSB Family
#4445. The Trentonian, 3 August 2004, The Times, 4 August
2004 & the Palankaer Heimatbrief, November 2004 issues.
HERDT - Frank Herdt, 94, of Crosswicks, NJ, died 1 March
2001. Born in [Neu Futog] Yugoslavia, lived in
Crosswicks since 1951. Husband of late Magdalena Herdt
(nee Kist, Palankaer), son of the late Michael & Katerina
Herdt and father of late Katherine Mikkelsen. Survived
by sons & daughters-in-law, John & Apollonia Herdt and Franz
& Josephine Herdt; son-in-law, Aren Mikkelsen;
grandchildren, Mike & Cindy Mikkelsen, Mary Anna & John
Zeiselmeier, Ingrid & Bob Schoen, Cathy & Tony Tozzi, Frank
& Arlene Herdt, Karen & Richard Lanning, Linda & Tod
Littleton, Barbara & Michael Galati and Susan Herdt.
Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, PA.
Palanka OSB Family #4466. The Times, 3 March 2001
issue and the Trentonian, 4 March 2001 issue.
HERDT - Katherina Herdt Mikkelsen, 52, of Ewing
Township, NJ, died 17 February 1985. Born in Palanka,
Yugoslavia. Survived by husband Paul Arne Mikkelsen;
son, Michael Mikkelsen of Crosswicks, NJ; daughters, Ingrid
Schoen of West Trenton, NJ & Magdalene Herdt of Crosswicks;
brothers, John Herdt of Crosswicks & Franz Herdt of
Yardville, NJ and granddaughter, Stefanie Herdt of
Crosswicks. Cremation at Ewing Crematorium.
Palanka OSB Family #4466 & 7746. The Trenton Times, 19
February 1985 issue.
HERRING (Häring) – Sebastian Herring, of Trenton, NJ,
died 25 October 1913. [Born in Palanka,
Austria-Hungary, son of Andreas Häring & Anna Böhm,
husband of Elisabeth Bläsius]. Buried at Our Lady of
Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #3930.
The Trenton Evening Times, 27 October 1913.
HIEL – Jacob J. Hiel,
62, of Seaside Park, NJ, died 19 June 1966. Born Trenton,
NJ, 5 October 1904. Survived by wife, Rose Hiel; son, Robert
Hiel of Trenton; daughter, Mrs. Robert Meyers of Jamaica, NY
and brother, John J. Hiel of Trenton. Buried at Greenwood
Cemetery, Trenton. Palanka OSB Family #4527. Social
Security Death Benefit Index & the Evening Times,
20 June 1966 issue.
HIEL – John J. Hiel,
73, of Trenton, NJ, died 21 October 1979. Born 23 October
1906 in Trenton, NJ. Survived by wife, Kathryn Ward Hiel;
niece, Mrs. Betty Joan Meyer of Lincroft, NJ and nephew,
Robert J. Hiel of Lawrenceville, NJ. Burial mass at
Immaculate conception Church, Trenton. Palanka OSB Family
#4536. Social Security Death Benefit Index & the
Trenton Evening Times, 22 October 1979 issue.
HIEL - Walter Heil, 67, of
Pinellas, FL, born 30 June 1925, died 15 October 1992. [son
of late John & Catherine Hiel]. Palanka OSB Family #4536.
Social Security Death Benefit Index, Ancestry.com.
– Stephen Anthony Horwath, 82, of St. Petersburg,
FL, died 9 February 1997. born in [Batsch] Yugoslavia,
husband of Marie [Mueller, a Palankaer] Horwath . Survived
also by daughters, Monica Mazzola of St. Petersburg &
Hildegard Risi of Parlin, NJ and four grandchildren. Palanka
OSB Family #8004. The St. Petersburg Times, 10 February 1997
HOUBRICK (Haubrich) –
George Houbrick, of Trenton, NJ, died 17 February 1931.
[Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary], son of late Stephen &
Catherine Houbrick. Survived by brothers, Jacob & Stephen
Houbrick; step-sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sprietzer & Mrs.
Theresa Yasensky and step-brother, Stephen Wenzler, Jr.
Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.
Palanka OSB Family #4158. The Trenton Evening Times,
19 February 1931 issue.
HOUBRICK (Haubrich) –
Jacob Houbrick, 32, of Trenton, NJ, died 23 November 1936.
Born in [Palanka] Hungary. Husband of Elizabeth Bakter
Houbrick. Also survived by son, Robert Houbrick and brother,
Stephen Houbrik. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery,
Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #4158. The Trenton
Evening Times, 24 November 1936 issue.
- Jakob Hunsinger, 78, of
Mansfield, Ohio died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at his
home. Born June 17, 1934 in Cservenka, Yugoslavia he was the
son of Peter and Margaret (Michl) Hunsinger. He came to the
United States on March 15, 1952. A veteran of the United
States Army, he retired from Tappan and was a member of St.
Peter’s Lutheran Church. He was also a 54 year member of the
Liederkranz spending over 40 years as their President and
was very active playing soccer and later serving as a mentor
to the soccer teams while also participating in the golf
league, bowling league and the Liederkranz dance group. He
was also a lifetime member of the AMVETS. He is survived by
his wife, Maria (Felix) Hunsinger; a son Jacob Hunsinger of
Mansfield; two daughters, Mary (Paul) Frey of Mansfield and
Heidi (John) Mertler of Westerville; two step-sons, Walter
Harfmann of North Carolina and Edmund (Lynna) Harfmann of
Indiana; six grandchildren, Julie Mertler, John Mertler,
David Frey, Kaitlyn Harfmann, Alene Harfmann and Christine
Harfmann; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife,
Edith Hunsinger. He was preceded in death by his parents and
a brother, Peter Hunsinger. Burial at Mansfield Cemetery
where full military honors will be conducted by the Richland
County Joint Veterans Detail. Memorial contributions may be
made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Wappner Funeral
30 Nov 2020