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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.

Claudia (Jansen) Hartley
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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
RE: Michael Zimlich
Thank you for your kind comments!
Added by anony1234 on Oct 31, 2013 4:52 PM
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.
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
Bruce Genewich
CJ I need help
Appleton cemetery up here in "no mans land" is in need of clean up. I know that you told me of a method of cleaning old memorials so I can read them. Please hlep my weak mind. Tell me how I can read the old memorials. I am so close but so unsure. God Bless
Added by Bruce Genewich on Jun 11, 2013 4:06 PM
WW II - 101st Airborne - Mr. Powers
I wonder if they new each other?

Find A Grave Memorial# 17535513
Added by Graniema on May 26, 2013 2:54 AM
Todd Whitesides
RE: Mary Thomas Hillerich
The info I had was from her Jefferson County death record, so I'll leave it to your discretion as to how to describe it.
Added by Todd Whitesides on May 09, 2013 10:56 AM
Karen Thomas
Claudia, thanks for the link.
Added by Karen Thomas on Mar 13, 2013 3:45 PM
Sonny Diggs
RE: Charles A. Harp
Nannie Harp added........Sonny Diggs
Added by Sonny Diggs on Feb 17, 2013 12:49 PM
Sonny Diggs
RE: Charles A. Harp
Nannie Harp added........Sonny Diggs
Added by Sonny Diggs on Feb 17, 2013 12:49 PM
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