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Claudia Jansen Hartley (#46940099)
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Bio Photo I am a native of Louisville, KY and currently reside in East Texas. I have been doing family research for over 20 years. My maternal great grandfather anglicized his german surname Haubrich to Hambrick. I've always known that I had a great uncle 'Charlie' who changed his last name from Hambrick to Charles M. Hamburg and played professional baseball. I first found him on the Deadball Era web site by Frank Russo. I then found him on Find A Grave, also submitted by Mr. Russo. I seem to have a connection to baseball, as I am a distant relation to the Hillerich's of the Louisville Slugger fame. My ggrandmother, Mary (Hillerich) Vogel, was a first double cousin to J.F. "Fred" Hillerich, father of John A. "Bud" Hillerich, who made the first bat fashioned for an individual player, Pete "The Old Gladiator" Browning (as legend tells us), thus the birth of the "Louisville Slugger".
Other family surnames I'm researching are Jansen, Bosse, Mathies/Mathias/Mathews, Wenzel, Hess and Vogel. Many more too numerous to mention.

I'm enjoying working with this site and have added all of my family members that I've found so far. Most of my Ancestors are buried in St. Louis Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Resthaven Memorial Park and Cave Hill Cemetery, all in Louisville.

If anyone finds an error on any of my contributions, please don't hesitate to inform me and I will be happy to correct it. Families are for sharing, so feel free to use any photo I post in your own family genealogy, just please provide photo credit when uploading to genealogy websites. Please use the Suggest a Correction feature to make requests for modifications or transfers. Transfer requests should typically meet the Find A Grave guidelines, but I do make exceptions. I would rather a memorial be with 'family' than not. I do not do this for the 'numbers'. I do not transfer my own ancestors.

A genealogy tip for those posting obituaries. When listing an obituary and sourced to a particular newspaper, the obit should always be written exactly as printed. Any errors should be sited as a 'correction' at the end of the obituary.

A very special thank you to my very special Olin E. Hartley for sponsoring my parents memorials.

Thanks also to a special findagrave friend Diane Miller for sponsoring my maternal grandparents.

I appreciate all who leave tributes for my family members and please forgive me if I don't get a personal thank you out to all individuals. I am retired, but stay busy with family research and try to keep up with the chores that beckon me daily. I leave tributes when I can, but find it a task to keep up with my own family sometimes. Not enough hours in the day, but so thankful to have each day and the friends I have made on this site.

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Bruce Genewich
I'm back
Just did a ton of photos for cold springs. Feels good to walk around again.
Added by Bruce Genewich on Jun 25, 2014 12:26 PM
Lynn Byerley
RE: Re: William R. Costin
Hey Claudia, No I did not receive you 5/15 e-mail. Please do try again. Again, thank you so much for all your help. Because of you I have finally been able to match William Costin with his parents.
Have a great summer.
Lynn
Added by Lynn Byerley on May 19, 2014 7:10 AM
Lynn Byerley
RE: Re: William R. Costin
Thank you so much for your persistence on this task, your time and efforts are truly appreciated.
Lynn
Added by Lynn Byerley on May 18, 2014 4:22 PM
Honor
RE: Lorraine Edsell
Claudia..You're very welcome! No, I am not related at all (that I know of lol). I was trying to track down possible husbands of a very distant relative of mine (Cora Randall Thompson) from Louisville and that is how I arrived at your memorials. Your memorials are beautifully done and I just thought, while I was there, I'd pass that information along to you about the name. Since I was already sending a correction anyway, I looked up her SSDI record on familysearch for the full date of birth. Regards, Laura.
Added by Honor on May 11, 2014 4:31 PM
Lynn Byerley
RE: Re: William R. Costin
Claudia, Thank you for taking your time to check this information out for me. Your time and efforts are truly appreciated.
Lynn Byerley
Added by Lynn Byerley on Apr 25, 2014 6:33 AM
Vickie Oates Woods
Oates Transfers
Thank you very much for the transfers. I will take care of them.

Sincerely, Vickie
Added by Vickie Oates Woods on Apr 23, 2014 7:51 PM
Mark Persons
Katherine Kalbfleisch
The other point I wanted to make is that the other memorials had identified the place of burial where your memorials indicated that the place of burial was not known. If you have not done so you might want to update your memorials to reflect the place of burial.
Added by Mark Persons on Nov 04, 2013 8:42 PM
anony1234
RE: Michael Zimlich
Thank you for your kind comments!
Added by anony1234 on Oct 31, 2013 4:52 PM
KUber
Norton
Claudia, I'm very late in thanking you for uploading the pic of George's headstone, but I thank you for your time and efforts.
Kathy
Added by KUber on Aug 04, 2013 6:38 AM
Todd Whitesides
George v. Gilbert
Thanks for the update. I changed it over.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Jul 06, 2013 10:36 AM
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