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Est. 13 May 2009 by Dennis Bauer, publication 13 May 2009 at DVHH.org by Jody McKim Pharr.

Last updated: 19 Jul 2021

MAAS – Eva Maas Schmeltz, 69, of Trenton, NJ, died 4 July 1980. Born in [Hodschag] Hungary, widow of John M. Schmeltz [Palankaer]. Survived by son, Joseph Schmeltz of Ewing Township, NJ; daughter, Mrs. Virginia Krause of Hamilton, NJ; grandchildren, Cynthia & Brian Krause; sisters, Mrs. Mary Gritmacher of Escondido, CA, Mrs. Catherine Helleis of Allentown, NJ, Ms. Anna Maas of Elizabeth, NJ & Mrs. Jackie Gallo of Linden, NJ. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #10288. The Trenton Times, 6 July 1980 issue.

MAERTZIG ANNA ROSE (nee Rohrbacher, born in Miletitisch, Batschka, Yugoslavia) of Eagleville, Pa. and formerly of Douglasville, Pa. and Port Richmond, died October 14, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Joseph N. Maertzig, Jr. Devoted daughter of the late Henry and Anna Rohrbacher. Loving mother of Joseph H. Sr. (Kathleen), Stephen F., Thomas (Linda), Michael (Eileen), and Jimmy (Kathleen). Sister of the late Stephen Rohrbacher. Also sadly missed by 13 grand-children and 6 great-grand-children. Anna Rose loved gardening, poetry, and corresponding with old friends and neighbors. She was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer.

MAHOTKA – Hans Mahotka, 87, of Laguna Woods, CA, died 15 April 2019. Born 26 October 1931 in Palanka, Yugoslavia, son of late Anton and Eva Mahotka (nee Beck) and husband of Theresa Kittelberger. They came to California in 1955. Survived by wife, daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter. Palanka OSB# 7154. Palanka Heitmatbrief, November-December 2019 issue.

MAJOFSKY - Andrew F. Majofsky, 73, of Trenton, NJ, died 13 August 1968.  Born in [Bukin] Yugoslavia [brother-in-law of Palankaer Jacob Bauer].  Survived by wife, Barbara Helleis Majofsky;  son, David A. Majofsky of Yardley, PA; brothers, Frank Majofsky of Trenton, Michael Majofsky of New Hope, PA & Joseph Majofsky of California and a sister in Germany.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #438.  The Evening Times, 14 August 1968 issue.
MAJOFSKY - Frank S. Majofsky, 87, of Hobe Sound, FL, died 14 June 1984.  Formerly of Trenton, NJ born in [Batsch] Yugoslavia. [brother of late Andrew Majofsky]. Survived by daughter, Betty T. Nolan of Hobe Sound; son, Frank J. Majofsky of Trenton; grandchildren, Thomas F. Nolan of Jacobson & Judith & Charles Majofsky of Trenton and sister, Marie LeVaye of TN.  Buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Trenton, NJ.  Friend to Palanka OSB Family #438.  The Trenton Times, 15 June 1984 issue and the Miami Herald, 16 June 1984 issue.

MALDACHER - Eleanor [nee Maldacher] Bohnert, of Hamilton Township, NJ, died 13 December 1945. Born in [Gajdobra, Hungary of Franz & Eva Linz Maldacher] Europe, widow of John Bohnert  [Palankaer]. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Mary Sherer of Hamilton, Mrs. Anna Bauer of Morrisville, PA & Mrs. Rose Manz of San Francisco, CA; sons, Adam Bohnert of Trenton, NJ & John Bohnert of Detroit, MI.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #1250 & 7171. The Trenton Evening Times, 14 December 1945 issue.

MALJE – John Malje, 67, of Trenton, NJ, died 29 October 1940. Husband of Anna [Engel, Palankaer] Malje,[ he was born in Gajdobra, Austria-Hungary].  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Poll bearers were, Jacob Lieblang, Andrew Stern, Peter Moyer, Peter Hill, Frank Dienes & John Kopf.  Palanka OSB Family #2323. The Trenton Evening Times, 1 November 1940 issue.

MANDL – Theresa Haring (nee Mandl), 67, of Reading, PA, died 27 April 1941. Born 20 October 1873 in Palanka, Yugoslavia, wife of Paul Haring. Daughter of Joseph Mandl of Palanka.  Buried at Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale, PA.   Palanka OSB Family #???? PA Certificate of Death, Ancestry.com. 

MANZ – Frank Manz, 62, of San Francisco, CA, died 4 September 1943. Born 7 July 1881 [Gajdobra, Austria-Hungary, husband of Rose Bohnert Manz, Palankaer].  Palanka OSB Family #1250. California Death Index.

MARAKOVIC - Mrs. Renate Maria Adamson (nee Marakovic) , 80 of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, February 7th, 2019 in Kansas City, MO. Renate, daughter of the late Paul and Katherina (Marakovic) Winter, was born on June 13, 1938 in Stara-Palanka Yugoslavia. Renate was a small child during WWII. Her family fled their home in Augsburg Germany, by foot, making their way to Vienna, Austria where they lived with family for 6 years. When the war was over, they returned to Augsburg where she remained until she met the love of her life, A decorated US Army Soldier by the name of Don B. Adamson. Don spotted "The prettiest girl in Augsburg" while sitting in a train station, "It was love at first sight". The two married on October 19th, 1957.  Once married they lived in Fayetteville, NC, Orleans, France, Leesville, LA, Berlin, Germany, Marina, CA, and in 1979 finally settled in Muskogee, OK. It was Orleans, France where Renate developed a lifelong passion for Antiques. Once in Muskogee, Renate owned and operated Main Street USA Antique Mall and Renate's Antiques on 69 Hwy. It was at Mid America Antique Mall where Renate met some of her favorite celebrities: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and Steven Tyler who sang to her throughout his visit. He was shopping for jewelry and was kind enough to sign one of her Elvis Albums since she didn't own any by Aerosmith. Renate was a breast cancer survivor. She attributed her healing to her love of God and her Catholic faith. She also had many passions which included fishing, cooking, gardening, pets, and spending time with her family. Renate was preceded in death by her loving husband, Don Adamson; granddaughter, Elaine Marcum; parents Paul & Katherina Winter; brothers, Paul and Wilhelm; and Sister Olga Winter. Renate is survived and celebrated by her daughters, Renee Macomber and husband Steve of KCMO, Donna Marcum of Deming, NM; son, Tyrone Adamson and wife Lydia of Muskogee, OK; grandsons, Michael Moats and wife Laura of Roeland Park KS, James Marcum of Broken Arrow, OK; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 between 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Bradley Belltower Chapel in Muskogee OK. Graveside services will be at 11:00 am, Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at Greenhill Cemetery, St. Joseph Catholic section.  In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) would be greatly appreciated.  Services are under the direction of Bradley Funeral and Cremation Services. Condolences to the family may be left at www.bradleyfuneralservice.com. Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat (OK) - Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

MARTINI - Adam Martini, 82, of Hamilton passed away February 4, 2020. Mr. Martini was born in Bukin, Yugoslavia and has been an area resident since September of 1956. Mr. Martini immigrated to the United States from Austria where he learned his trade of Cabinet making and woodworking. He retired after 43 years as a Senior Craftsman from George Nakashima Woodworkers in New Hope, PA. he then operated the Martini Woodworking Co. He was past President and a very active member throughout the years of the Trenton Donauschwaben Club. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping and canoeing and has traveled to almost every state and every province in Canada. Son of the late Johann and Katarina (Lang) Martini. Surviving are his wife Eva Marie (Mayer) Martini. Daughter and son in law Monica M. & Jeff Gottfried of West Trenton. 2 sons and daughters in law Hans M. & JoAnn Martini of Hamilton and Raymond Adam & Marie Rose Martini of Alpharetta, GA. 6 grandchildren, Anna M. Martini, Luise E. Martini, Kathleen Anne Martini, Adam H. Martini, Maria E. Gottfried and Christina R. Martini. Sister, Maria Spiegl of Munich, Germany. The funeral will be 8:00am Monday from Knott's Colonial Funeral Home, 2946 South Broad St. Hamilton. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9:30am at St. Anthony Church, 626 So Olden Ave, Hamilton. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton. Relatives and friends may call Sunday 1:00 - 4:00pm at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Trenton Donauschwaben Club, 127 Route 156, Yardville, NJ 08620.
The Collected Works of Adam Martini & Hans Martini

MARX - Nikolaus Marx, 73, of Philadelphia, PA, died 9 September 2002. Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia and son of late Franz & Magdalena Wacker Marx. Husband of Katharina R. Marx [nee Karl, Palankaer]. Also survived by daughter, Dr. Christine Elizabeth Marx and son-in-law, George B. Telford; grandchildren, Rebecca & Emily Telford and brothers, Karl & Ernst Marx, both of Germany. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, PA.  Palanka OSB Family #7289. Wetzel & Son Funeral Home web site funeral card, the Donauschwabe and the Philadelphia Inquirer, 10 September 2002 issue.
MATTES (Mathes, Matheis) – Anna Schmelz [nee Mattes], 72, of Flemington, NJ, died 5 October 1969.  Born in [Filipowa] Austria. Survived by husband, Martin J. Schmelz [Palankaer]; sons, Michael Schmelz of Hackensack, NJ & Martin B. Schmelz of Atlanta, GA; daughters, Mrs. Joseph Mosso of Flemington & Mrs. Lawrence O’Tolle of Philadelphia, PA; brothers, Jacob Mattes of Hightstown, NJ, Stephen Mattes of Trenton, NJ & Frank Mattes of Oakmont, PA and sister Elizabeth Reger of Trenton. Buried at St. Magdalena’s Cemetery. Palanka OSB Family #10294. The Trentonian, 6 October 1969 issue. 
MATTES - Joseph Mattes, 60, of Trenton, NJ, died 8 January 1955. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary of Josef Mattes & Katharina Tinnes]. Survived by wife, Eva Scheon Mattes; daughters, Mrs. Anna Thomann & Mrs. Evalin Ouskin; son, Joseph Mattes; mother, Mrs. Katherine Mattes of Roebling, NJ; sisters, Mrs. Anna Friedman, Mrs. Katherin Bierenfeld, both of Trenton, Mrs. Mary Bago of Roebling, Mrs. Elizabeth Wacher of Austria and Mrs. Theresa Weingartner of Winnipeg, Canada; several grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7330 & 10542.  The Trenton Sunday Times-Advertizer, 9 January 1955 issue.

MATTES – Joseph F. Mattes, 91, of Trenton, NJ, died 22 May 2014. Born in Trenton to late Josef & Eva Schon Mattes [Palankaers], husband of late Elsie Mattes and brother of late Francis Mattes, Anna Thomann  & Evalin Ouskin. Survived by daughter & son-in-law, Barbara & Richard Christian of Hamilton, NJ,  grandchildren, Ranea & Michael Fouratt and Kerry & Bryan Misier and several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #?. The Times, 25 May 2014 issue.
MATTES - Katherine Bierenfeld [Mattes], 101, of Marietta, GA, died 31 March 2001.  Born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary of late Joseph & Katherina [Tinnes] Mattes. Wife of late Henry Bierenfeld.  Formerly of Trenton, NJ.  Survived by stepson and his wife, Herbert H. & Theresa Bierenfeld of Doraville, GA; sister, Theresa Weingartner of Winnipeg, Canada; and several grandchildren.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #7330. The Times,  15 May 2001 issue.
MATTES – Mary Mattes Bago, 87, of Florence, NJ, died 24 September 1990. Born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary, wife of late George Bago. Survived by daughters, Catherine Nyikita of Edgewater Park, NJ, Elizabeth Cesaretti of Fairfield, CA, Mary Kern of Florence, Vilma White of Fallsington, PA, Eleanor LaGuardia of Newnan, GA & Lorraine Pustay of Reston, VA; sisters, Katherine Bierenfeld of Trenton, NJ & Theresa Weingardner of Canada and many grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7330 & 10542. The Trenton Times, 25 September 1990 issue. 

MATTES -  Stefan Mattes, 78, of Hamilton Square, NJ, died 10 July 1979.  Born in [Palanka] Yugoslavia. Survivrd by wife, Rosalia Wildman Mattes; daughter, Mrs. Monica Freeman; granddaughter, Stefanie Freeman; brother, Frank Mattes of Oakmont and several nieces & nephews. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #10294. The Trenton Times, 11 July 1979 issue.

MATZER – Barbara M. Basler (nee Matzer), of Hamilton, NJ, died 13 December 2008. Born in Trenton, NJ, wife of late John Basler [Palankaer line]. 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.

MAURER – Anton Maurer, 83, of Trenton, NJ, died 28 March 1948. {Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary}. Husband of  late Katherine Blasius Maurer. Survived by daughters, Mrs. George Schon & Mrs. Joseph Piller of Philadelphia, PA & Mrs. George Goldy of Trenton, NJ & son, Matt Maurer of Philadelphia. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7424.  The Trenton Evening Times, 29 & 30 issues.

MAUER - Mary E. Mauer Goldy, 82, of Hamilton, NJ, died 30 May 1985.  Born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary, widow of George R. Goldy Sr. and daughter of late Anton & Katrina Blasius Mauer.  Survived by son, George R. Goldy Jr. of Groveville, NJ; daughter, Eleanor G. Guear of Yardville, NJ; brother, Matthew J. Mauer of Seaside Park, NJ; grandchildren, Lee Ann Funari of Groveville, George R. Goldy III of Hamilton and Christopher T. Guear & Jeffrey G. Guear of Yardville. Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7424.
MAUL - George Maul, 93, of Ewing Township, NJ, died 17 September 1968. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife, Clara Annasenc; daughters, Mrs. Clarence Randow of Trenton, NJ & Mrs. William Ford of Skillman and son, George Maul of Quebec, Canada. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #7361.  The Trenton Evening Times, 19 September 1968 issue. 

MAUL - George M. Maul, 83, 0f Hamilton Township, NJ, died 8 July 2014. Son of late Joseph J., Sr. & Frances May Friedman Maul and husband of late Theresa M. Molchnik.  Survived by brother, Joseph j. Maul, of Hamilton; sister-in-law, Mary Motchnik, of Hamilton; six nephews & their spouses, Joseph J., III & Diana Maul, David Maul, Daniel & Lisa Maul, Walter & Teri Motchnik, Steven & Tazuko Motchnik, Paul Motchnik; five nieces and their spouses; Susan Maul, Janette Maul, Laural Maul, Barbara & Ted Scabarozi and Karen & Phil DiMola; as well as several grandneieces and nephews. Buried at St. Mary’s Cemtery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB #?????  The Times, 11 July 2014 issue.

MAUL – George P. Maul, 95, of Baie-Comeau, Canada, formerly of Mercer County, NJ, died 11 October 2010. [Son of Palankaers, George & Clara Annasenc Maul]. Husband of late Donald Maul & Katherine Maul, brother of late Ann Randow & Claire Ford. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Nancy & Guy Bilodeau; sons and daughter-in-laws, Larry & Gerri Maul, George & Linda Maul and Jeff & Marge Maul; grandchildren, Susan, Karen, Larry, Matthew, Elliot, Jennifer, Shalena & Jessica; great-grandchildren, Denny, Stephanie, Kyle, Connor, Zander & Caiden. Palanka OSB family #7361. The Times, 15 October 2010 issue.

MAURER – Anton Maurer, 83, of Trenton, NJ, died 28 March 1948. {Born in Palanka, Austria-hungary}. Husband of  late Katherine Blasius Maurer. Survived by daughters, Mrs. George Schon & Mrs. Joseph Piller of Philadelphia, PA & Mrs. George Goldy of Trenton, NJ & son, Matt Maurer of Philadelphia. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7424.  The Trenton Evening Times, 29 & 30 issues.

MAYER - Josef Mayer (Sepp) February 21, 1927 - September 24, 2020.  It is with great sadness and broken hearts that the family announces the passing of Josef (Joe / Sepp / Opa) Mayer at 93 years old. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Katharina, sons, Eduard (Roseanne) and Robert (Karin), his granddaughters, Annemarie (Neil Dunleavy), Stephanie (Brian Rudick) and Peggy (Gerd Hauck) and his six great-grandchildren, Carina, Vera, Evelyn, Eleanor, Maren and William. 

Born in Larzarfeld, Serbia to Johann Mayer and Magdalena Gross on February 21, 1927, Joe immigrated to Canada in 1953. He lived in Leamington, Ontario until 1999 when he relocated to Scarborough. Joe owned Mayer Sausage Co. in Leamington from 1955 to 1980, was a founding member of the Donauschwaben Club in Leamington and the President of the Trans-Canada Alliance of German-Canadians

Joe enjoyed his long-standing friendships which he maintained online through frequent emails and Skype calls. The family would like to thank Sts. Peter and Paul Residence and the staff at Centenary Hospital for their kind care.
Forever in our hearts. Published on October 20, 2020

MAYER –  Lorenz Mayer was born on May 7, 1922 in Perles, Yugoslavia and died in Seal Beach, CA on November 26, 2008.  He is survived by his wife, Magdalena Mayer, his daughter, Renate Fruhner, his sons-in-law, Pete Fruhner & Randy Scherzinger, and his beloved grandchildren: Michael, Tina, & Robert Scherzinger and Paul & Angela Fruhner. The funeral Mass will be held on December 2, 2008 at the All Souls Mortuary Chapel at 1 pm. From DS Verband Web page.
MAYER – Maria Hemmert [nee Mayer], 88, of Trenton, NJ, died 20 November 1956. [Born 1868 in Obrovac/Obrowatz, Austria-Hungary] Widow of late John Hemmert [Palankaer]. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bauer [Palankaer], grandson, Matthew Hemmert (sic, Bauer) and great-granddaughter. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #440 & 4421. The Trenton Evening Times, 21 November 1956 issue.

MAYER - Markus Mayer, 87, of Hamilton, NJ, died 6 October 1995. Born in Obrovac, Austria-Hungary [son of Nikolaus Mayer & Rosina Kilbert], husband of late Eva Wagner Mayer [Palankaer]. Survived by son, Stephan Mayer of Mercerville, NJ; daughter & son-in-law, Eva & Adam Martini; sister, Apollonia Fien of Weiderstadt, Germany and grandchildren, Monica Gottfried of Ewing, NJ, Hans Martini of Whitehorse, NJ, Karen Mayer of Mercerville, Raymond Martini of Atlanta, GA & Stephan Mayer of New Egypt, NJ.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7615. The Times, 10 October 1995 issue. 

MAYER - Nicholas J. Mayer, 80, of Hamilton, NJ, passed away on December 19, 2020. Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia, he came to the United States in 1950 when he was 10 years old. He graduated from Trenton Catholic High School in 1959 where he enjoyed playing and watching soccer. Nick's family owned and operated Mayer's Bakery on South Broad Street in Hamilton, which the family started in the late 50's. Nick also worked for the Hamilton Twp. Road Department. He was a member of the German American Club and he enjoyed soccer, trips to Atlantic City, and watching his grandchildren and following their many activities. Son of the late Nikolaus and Anna (Opperman) Mayer, brother-in-law of the late Tony Hahn, Joe Vas, Pete Kernast, and uncle of the late Victor Vas, he is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Sally (Adams) Mayer, of Hamilton, his children Dorothy and her husband Robert Scranton, of Bordentown, Nick Mayer, of Hamilton, and Sally and her husband Christopher Corbin, of Burlington Twp., grandchildren Nathan and Rachel Scranton, and Patrick, Katelyn, Connor, and Taylor Corbin, his sisters Anna Hahn, Mary Vas, and Rose Kernast, nephews Peter Kernast, Ron Kernast, and Joseph Vas, and many other family and friends. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Knott's Colonial Funeral Home 2946 South Broad Street, Hamilton. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 10:00am at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church 626 S. Olden Avenue, Trenton. Interment will take place in Colonial Memorial Park Cemetery, South Broad Street, Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Redeemer Hospice 2 South Gold Dr. Hamilton, NJ 08691. Condolences can be left at knottscolonialfuneralhome.com. Palanka  OSB#7624.

MAYER - Nikolaus Mayer, 77, of Hamilton, NJ, died 7 June 1983.  Born in Obrovac, Yugoslavia.  Survived by wife, Anna Oppermann Mayer [Palankaer];  daughters, Anna Hahn of Morrisville, PA, Rose Kernast of Hamilton & Maria Vas of New Hope, PA; son, Nikolaus Mayer Jr. of Hamilton; brother,  Marcus Mayer of Hamilton and sister, Appolonia Fien of Germany.  Buried at Colonial Memorial Park Cemetery, White Horse, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #7613. The Trenton Times and the Trentonian, 8 June 1983 issues.

MAYER – Stefan Mayer, 82, of Hamilton, NJ, died 6 April 2014.  Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia, son of late Markus & Eva Wagner Mayer [Palankaers] and hgusband of late anne Crimmins Mayer. Survived by daughter & son-in-law, Karen A. & James P. McDonnell of Great Mills, MD; son & daughter-in-law, Stefan M. & Kellianne Mayer of Cimmaminon, NJ; grandchildren, Shannon M. McDonnell, Markus N. Mayer & Abaigaeal Mayer; sister & brother-in-law, Eva M. & Adam Martini of Hamilton; many nieces & nephew& cousins. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #7623.  The Times, 9 April 2014 issue. 
MENROD - Anna C. Menrod Bahm, 95, of Trenton, NJ, died 19 January 1997. Born in Austria, wife of late Nicholas Bahm [Palankaer], daughter of late William & Elizabeth Menrod.  Survived by daughter & son-in-law, Anna M. & Joseph A. Knapp of Trenton and son, Nicholas Bahm of Allentown, NJ.  Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #477.  The Times, 20 January 1997 issue.

Merk, Jacob A. - died 25 August 1957 in Trenton, NJ. Born 1 July 1879 in Erdeed, Austria-Hungary. Husband of Magdalena Gieger Merk, Also survived by sons, Andrew and John; daughters, Mrs. Mary Meany, Mrs. Rose Kurst, Mrs. Catherine Meehan and Mrs. Helen Malloch. Buried in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. - Trenton Evening Times, 26 August 1957 & P. Kurst.

Merk, Magdalena (nee Gieger), died 2 December 1987 in Trenton, NJ. Born 15 April 1886, Scheindorf, Austria-Hungary. Wife of late Jacob Merk. Survived by daughters, Mary Meany of Hamilton, Rose Kurst of Trenton and Helen Mallock of Worthington, OH; sons, Andrew and John Merk, both of Hamilton. Buried in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. - Trenton Evening Times, 3 December 1987 & P. Kurst.

MERGER (Merker) – Valentine Merger, 84, of Trenton, NJ, died 24 February 1980. Born in [Parabutsch] Yugoslavia, husband of Mary Varga Merger [Palankaer]. Also survived by several nieces & nephews.  Palanka OSB Family #7671 & 12548. The Trenton Times, 25 February 1980 issue. 

METTERNEK - Josefa Sofi Brandecker, 89, of Yardville, NJ, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Mrs. Brandecker was born in Starchevo, Yugoslavia, and was an area resident since 1955.He was a member of the Danube Swabian Club in Yardville and was a parishioner of St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish.Josefa was the daughter of the late Mathias and Klara (nee Kanape) Metternek; 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 and Caroline Brandecker Jr. of Yardville and Stefan and Melanie Brandecker of Mt. Holly; grandchildren, Brittaney Brandecker, Joseph C. and Emma Brandecker, Greta and Tina Brandecker; sister-in-law, Maria Petty, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral is at 9:30 a.m. Friday from Knott's Colonial Funeral Home, 2946 South Broad St., Hamilton. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Raphael Church, 3500 South Broad St., Hamilton. Interment will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. 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 Rd., Suite 110, Mt. Laurel NJ 08054.Knott's Colonial Funeral Home, 2946 S. Broad St., Hamilton, NJ 08610. The Times (Trenton, NJ) - Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

METZGER – Susanna Graf (nee Metzer) of Middle Village died on July 15, 2004 at the age of 82. A native of Banat, Romania, she was the widow of the late William, devoted mother of Helga Becking and William A., dear sister of Adam Metzger, Anna Ritter and Marianne Luka; also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Margaret Church, followed by interment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Michaels Funeral Home, 79-22 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village. The Times Newsweekly. July 22, 2004. Submitted by Noelle Giesse.

MIKKELSEN – Paul Arbe Mikkelsen, 90, of Ewing Township, NJ, died 4 June 2013. Born in Borglum, Denmark, husband of late Katharina Herdt Mikkelsen (Herdt line from Palanka, Austria-Hungary).  Survived by son & daughter-in-law, Michael & Cindy Mikkelsen, of Ewing; daughters & son-in-law; Ingrid Schoen, of Medford, NJ and Karin & Richard Laning, of New Egypt, NY; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.  Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #4466. The Times, 6 June 2013 issue.
MILLA (Miller) - Elizabeth Milla Kramer, 92, of Trenton, NJ, died 21 June 1986.  Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia, daughter of late Sebastian & Anna Blasius Milla.  Survived by daughter, Catherine Murl of  Fort Lauderdale, FL; son, Stephen P. Kramer of Lawrence Township, NJ; brother, Nicholas Miller of Hamilton, NJ; sister, Katherine Hahn of Hamilton and grandsons, Robert D. Kramer & Gerald P. Kramer of Lawrence Township.  Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #7754. 
MILLA – Sebastian Milla, 51, of Trenton, NJ, died 5 March 1920. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife [Anna Blasius Milla] and children, Frank, Joseph, Nicholas and Eva Milla, Mrs. Elizabeth Kramer & Katie Hahn. Buried at Our Lady of  Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7754.  The Trenton Evening Times, 6 March 1920 issue.
MILLER – Joseph Miller, 41, of Trenton, NJ, died 3 June 1915. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife [Anna Wilhelm] and sons, John, Joseph, Philip, Nicholas & George. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #7756. The Trenton Evening Times, 4 June 1915 issue.
MILLER - Katharine Miller Hahn, 100, of Trenton, NJ, died 16 January 1996.  Born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary, daughter of late Sebastian & Anna Blasuis Miller and wife of late Matthew Hahn.  Survived by daughter, Mary Hoffmann of Lawrenceville, NJ; son, Matthew Hahn of Hamilton, NJ; grandchildren, Thomas Hahn of Vancouver, WA & Kathryn Dawson of Hamilton and a brother,  Nicholas Miller of Hamilton. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #7754. 

MILLER - Michael "Mike" P. Miller, 72, of Norcross, GA. b. 3 Aug 1942 - died 17 Oct 2003, age 72; buried at Peachtree Memorial, Cemetery, Duluth, GA.  Mike was a dedicated DVHH supporter and long time Banater Researcher After several email attempts and no reply, I began calling his telephone numbers from time to time. I finally reached his wife on 20 Apr 2004, she told me the sad news.  He had died last October.  Mike was a man who always reached out to help others. Banat listers may recall his posting "I want to send a computer to Romania" this was a typical act of kindness he would do. Mike wrote the "FrontPage Tutorial for DVHH Village Coordinators" designed to give to a high-level introduction to using Front Page 2000 and later to help the Village Coordinator create and maintain village web sites.  This tutorial took a while for Mike to put together and I hope he knew how much it was appreciated.  Mike lived in the Atlanta area, as I do and although we talked on the phone many times about getting together with our families and making sausage, it just never happened. I wish now we had made time.  We have lost a truly nice guy, who cared about others and contributed to the Donauschwaben community. Mike will be missed by many, including his wife, 3 daughters and a son. Submitted by Jody McKim.

Special posting by Mike:
From: "Michael P. Miller" < millermp@bellsouth.net>
Subject: [BANAT-L] Donauschwaben Organizations in decline?
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002
Greetings to the list:
It comes as no surprise to me that the various Donauschwaben organizations, especially those in North America, are in decline, if not already abandoned. In my view, "Assimilation" has a tendency to just simply "creep-in" and our "past family circumstances", whatever it is, is quickly forgotten and replaced by our own "personal current circumstances."  As a 2nd generation American and self appointed "family historian," I am constantly trying to keep my family's "heritage alive." And to "loosely" paraphrase Alex Leeb ... "Lest we forget" - I think that it is very important that my children know who they are, where they came from, and our family's history (as best as I can relate to them).  I hope that they can learn more from me/us (the list) about where our various villages are located, what daily life was like, and the sacrifices that our ancestors made to ensure a better quality of life for all of us that followed them. Actually, this is more like a personal goal for me!, but I'm not sure that I can fulfill during my lifetime ... but I'm going to give it one heck of of a try.
Mike Miller
Norcross (Atlanta area), Georgia, USA
p.s. Former member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Businessman's Association (no longer an active organization) and other professional/business organizations.

MUELLER – Elli Mueller passed away October 23, 2008 peacefully at the age of 79. Loving wife of the late Arthur Mueller. Beloved mother of Irene Ianni, Susan Calder and husband Wayne,  Marg  Minster, Bill and his wife Val, and Jim. Kitchener, Canada. From DS Verband Web page.

MUELLER (Müller) – Marie Horwath (nee Mueller), 88, of St. Petersburg, FL, died 12 September 2008. [Born 29 November 1919 in Palanka, Yugoslavia of Mathias & Anna Kuhn Müller, wife of late Stefan Anton Horwath of Batsch, Yugoslavia]. Survived by daughters, Hildegard Risi of NJ & Monica Mazzola of FL; brothers, Hans & Mathias Mueller; four grandchildren and one great-grandchildren. Buried at Memorial Park Cemetery. Palanka OSB Family #8004. The St. Petersburg Times, 16 September 2008 issue & Palanka Heimatbrief, November 2008 issue.

MULLER (Müller, Mueller) – Anna Becker [nee Müller], 85, of Fortuna, CA, died 8 March 2013. Born 16 January 1928 in Palanka, Batschka, Yugoslavia. Daughter of late Johann [Müller] & wife of late Johann Becker and mother of late Robert Becker. She came to the U.S.A. in 1956. She is survived by Hannes (son) & Geraldine Becer, Margareta (daughter) & Ernst Gasteiger, her daughter-in-law, Virginia Becker and several grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Palanka OSB Family #675 & 7999. The Eureka Times-Standard. 14 March 2013 issue.

MULLER - John Muller, 91, of Harleysville, PA died 23 January 2014. He was born and raised in a German community in the former Yugoslavia (Batschka Palanka) along the Danube River in 1922, he moved to Germany in 1941, and immigrated to the USA in 1949. He lived in Lansdale, PA from 1952 until 2011, when he moved to Arbour Square in Harleysville, PA. He was the loving husband of the late Hildegard A. (nee Plefka) Muller for 52 years. Survived by his son, John Muller Jr. & wife Mary Ann of Franconia Township, PA; grandsons, John J. Muller & wife Karen of Malvern PA and Mark R. Muller of Franconia Township. He is also survived by two great grandchildren, Jake Muller and Claire Muller of Malvern PA; brother, Matthias Muller & wife Anna, three nieces and one nephew.  He was a long time member of the Trenton Donauschwaben Association. Buried at St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont, PA. Palanka OSB Family #8019.  The Reporter and The Times, 27 January 2014 issues.

MUSCHAL - Anthony Muschal, 39, of Trenton, NJ, died 11 November 1918. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary].  Survived by wife [Rosalia Jozits] and children, Antony, Mathias, Peter, Jacob, Joseph & Rose. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #8046. The Trenton Evening Times, 11 November 1918 issue.
MUSCHAL - Anthony A. Muschal, 60, of Trenton, NJ, died 16 January 1963. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary of Anton Muschal & Rosalia Jozits]. Husband of late Nellie South Muschal, survived by sister, Miss Rose Muschal and  brothers, Mathias, Jacob & Joseph Muschal, all of Trenton. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #8046. The Trenton Evening Times, 17 January 1963 issue. 
MUSCHAL - George Muschal, 35, of Trenton, NJ, died 30 April 1925.  [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]  Son of late, Anton and Susanna [nee Wagner] Muschal. Survived by wife, Elizabeth [nee Eich] Muschal. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #8048.  The Trenton Sunday Times-Advertizer, 3 May 1925 issue. 
MUTTER - Elizabeth Feldenzer [nee Mutter], 32, of Trenton, NJ, died 1 August 1913. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Wife of John Feldenzer [Palankaer]. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #2692 & 8074.  The Trenton Sunday Times-Advertiser, 8 August 1913 issue and the Trenton Evening Times, 5 August 1913 issue.


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