Researching my mother's side of the family,
my Great Grandmother Anna (Ziegler) Hamm B.
D. 1999, was born in Merczifalva Hungary per
her Ellis Island paperwork (from 1911) and
death certificate N.Y. State. It seems
Frank Hamm (her husband) was also born in
Hungary but we do not have much information
on him. I have one picture of
him from the 1920 in upstate NY.
Anna's father was John Ziegler, her mother
was Anna (Friedrich) Ziegler. Per Ellis
Island they also came over but I cant find
where the lived or are buried. There are
about 2 dozen large cemeteries to research
in upstate area plus however many small
Pics of my Great
Grandmother Anna and her mother (also Anna). There
were taken from the early 1920s to 1940s in the US.
I also have some Ziegler, Hamm, and Friedrich in one
group shot taken 1919 in Nassau NY.
Ziegler's mother was Elisabeth Friedrich who stayed
behind in Mercydorf. On this site is a tombstone of
a Friedrich. Does anyone have a connection? Are there still
Friedrich still living in Mercydorf? How about
I have noticed 2 other
names that have popped up in my extended family tree.
Bode and Feilles but they look like from marriages and
from other back grounds.
About Frank Hamm
All I know about
Frank is that he was born 1898 + or - 2 yrs. in
Mercydorf. Came over wit his older brother around
1911-1913. Can't find Ellis Island records of him.
he died in the 50s. My grand mother did not speak of
her father much. she was pre-teen when Anna Left him
because he drank and was violent. His older brother
had a son he is still alive in upstate New York. I
can call him and see what I can learn. I don't know
his parents name. I not even a 100% sure he was born
in Mercydorf he could have been born near by in
another village. All I was told his that he was from
the same area.
Josef Hamm and his
wife Alissa had 2 boys in Mercydorf, Martin Hamm and
Martin Hamm had 5 kids, Flo, Judy, George, Frank and
Frank had 2 daughters with Anna Hamm (Ziegler) that
we know of. Possible more with 2nd wife
Rose J Hamm (later became Howland)
Frank Hamm is buried in Potters field on Harts
Island in NYC
This is George the son and middle child of Martin
Hamm. I don't know why the last name changed. I will
ask him why. Hannan, George M Flushing, NY
Anna Ham (Ziegler) had an older sister Katherine
Tolcser (Ziegler) She had one Daughter
Dolores (Lori) Blow (Tolcser) Husband is Ozzie
Ballston Spa, NY
George and Lori are 1st Cousins to Rose Howland