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Message Number: 68 - Friday, June 23, 2017 19:37:03 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Gary Gabrich
How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  google search
Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Great help in understanding lifes struggles brings life to names.
Surnames you are researching:  Amrein (Amhrein)
Villages of interest to you:  Lengyel, Zavod

Completed my mothers (Riba) Hungarian ancestry from the Fertoszentmiklos,Sopron,Hungary area back to 1701. Now I learned from this site and Family Search.Org website that my Croatian grandmother (Amrein)was descended from the Swabian Turkey area of Hungary and am now back to the 1750 with my Amreins from the villages memtioned above. Soon hoped to be back to Germany somewhere after further research. Been back to Hungary and Croatia several times, never to Tolna which will now be this fall.
Gary - From Indiana, USA

Message Number: 67 - Monday, May 22, 2017 12:37:13 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Linda Schultz
How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Phoenix Club
Surnames you are researching:  Morawek and Csintalan
Villages of interest to you:  Pancevo Banat and Kernei Backa

Planning a trip to Europe next summer and would love to find where my Grandmother (maternal) is buried. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Csintalan and married name Bauer.

Message Number: 66 - Wednesday, April 12, 2017 17:50:36 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Caroline Greulich Brandon
How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Web search
Surnames you are researching:  Sellinger, Kottak, Feisthammel
Villages of interest to you:  D-Etschka

I'm so curious about where the family came from prior to D-Etschka... my Ancestry DNA did not link me to the Banat region but I have three great grandparents from there.

Message Number: 65 - Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:10:05 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Jessica Weintz
How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Google
Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Message Boards
Surnames you are researching:  Weinz
Villages of interest to you:  Neu-Schowe

I am so grateful for everyone who has contributed to this website. I just started researching my family history and am absolutely thrilled this website exists. I can't tell you how much help it has been to me. Please keep up the good work!


Message Number: 64 - Tuesday, March 14, 2017 06:27:01 PDT
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Posted From:Brazil
Name:  Efraim de Carvalho Barboza
How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Google
Surnames you are researching:  Kauder, Marsi, Nagy, Stark, Balazs, Horvath, Schmidt
Villages of interest to you:  Nova Pazova, Pancota, Donja (Yoguslavia)

I'm searching for these surnames. If anyone has information, please send me an e-mail!

Message Number: 63 - Tuesday, January 17, 2017 20:10:55 PDT
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Posted From:Canada
Name:  Anne Lyle
How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  stumbled onto it
Surnames you are researching:  Stefan, Simon, Brand(t)
Villages of interest to you:  Bela Crkva (Weisskirchen), Vrsac, Panchevo

I'm looking for any relatives that may have survived WWII, from my mother's family. Particularly great- aunts or uncles and/or 2nd cousins etc.

My mother Margaret (Margit on her birth certificate) was born in Bela Crka in Apr 1925 to Janos and Katerina Simon. Her father Janos was born Nov 1898, died 1946. Katerina was born in Sept 1908, died 1937. Mom had a brother Johann born Apr 1927, died Oct 1987 in France and a sister Julianna 1932-1933.

I think Janos had a sister Marishka, and maybe a brother Ferenc and Katerina had a half-brother Nikola who died in 1944.

Janos' parents were Ferenc and Julianna Simon, and Katerina's mother was Theresia (Rezi) Brand.

Mom married Franz Gerhard Stefan in June 1941 and had 3 children, Franz 1940-1945, Jakob 1941-1942, and Erika 1943-1975. She was interned in a couple of different concentration camps after her husband disappeared in 1943 and she eventually escaped with my half-sister Erica to Austria. From there she emigrated to York, Alabama, USA, and later moved to Canada where I was born.

Thank you in advance for any information you may be able to share with me.

Message Number: 62 - Tuesday, November 22, 2016 13:21:19 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  David Witte
How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  found it
Surnames you are researching:  Dekold, Potje, Furo, Valeri, Heh, Himmel
Villages of interest to you:  Klek, Ernsthausen, Sartcha, Neusin, Sigmundfelf

I haved been researching my family for years. I have two copies of the history of Klek written in German that I would like to share. I can read some German but not all of it. Plus I have the first hand account of a family who lived in Klek and was able to flee in October of 1944. I also have a few cassette recordings that I made as a teen when I was interviewing my grandmother, her siblings, and cousin back in the late 1970's as they describe life in Klek.

I also have the Heimatbuch for Ernsthausen (the village of my grandfather and great grandfathers, hoping to find information on the village of Neusin.

Message Number: 61 - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 18:13:36 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Chris Hoff
How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  Genealogy searches
Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Thank God for all of your efforts!
Surnames you are researching:  Hoff, Dinger
Villages of interest to you:  Franzfeld

Hello. My grandparents were born in Franzfeld, Yugoslavia in 1919/1920 and came to the U.S. in the early 1950's, eventually settling in Mansfield, Ohio. Unfortunately I have never been able to figure out which Hoff ancestor led the way from Ulm (presumably) to the Banat. I have a treasure trove of items inherited from my Opa, but unfortunately my German is not that great to be able to read most of it.

I came across this website several years ago when I was devoting more time to genealogy (it comes and goes). This is a fantastic site and I thank all of the contributors and hosts for taking the time to support our Donauschwaben community. Prost!

Chris Hoff
West Chester, Ohio, USA

Message Number: 60 - Thursday, October 13, 2016 15:59:35 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Susan Balnek Ballard
How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  My grandson's research
Comments/suggestions about the Project:  Exciting to know I might find help researching my father's ancestry.
Surnames you are researching:  Balnek, Schatz, Freimeyer.

My father, Fred Balnek, was born in Panschowa in 1913 to Mathias/Matyas Balnek and Christine Schatz. They emigrated to America in 1921. My father's older sister was Julia/Juliana Balnek; a younger sister, Christine Eleanor Balnek was born in Panschowa on a later trip from America. My grandmother wanted her youngest child also born in her native land.

Over the years I have tried without success to locate any information on my father's family; the name "Balnek" seems to be rare. Now I realize I am not alone in my search and others have had the same difficulties I faced. What a relief to know I may be able to trace my families' origins.

Message Number: 59 - Monday, May 9, 2016 01:17:02 PDT
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Posted From:Australia
Name:  Barbara Nicholson
How did you learn about the DVHH site?:  searched for franzfeld recipes
Comments/suggestions about the Project:  what a find!!!
Surnames you are researching:  Schneebacher, Beringer
Villages of interest to you:  Franzfeld, Titel

My father now lives in Australia but was born in Franzfeld, in 1928. We were wondering if there are any relatives anywhere.

Also has any one heard about children being rescued by an old lady from Rudolfsgnad camps?