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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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Hess family
My name is Sharon Hess, my paternal great-grandfather was William A Hess, he was a son of Phillip Hess and Mary Bachman from Louisville. Phillip had a brother Peter who married Theresa Brohm. I ma looking for info on my great-grandfather's siblings: Mary, Rosa, Louisa, Seraphin, Phillip, Catharine and Frances. Thanks
Added by Sharo on Oct 06, 2015 3:22 PM
Alvar & Gladys Fuller, John Gage & Willie Gaiser
Thank you so much for taking and posting the photos for these memorials. Great photos and thanks for the lot information, so helpful.
Added by Tamera on Oct 05, 2015 10:16 PM
John Hess, embalmer
Hi Claudia. I have a Hess family from Louisville. Do you know if this John Hess had any connection to the George Hess mortuary in Louisville? It was in operation from about 1837 into the 1920's or 1930's. Also, do you know the exact date in 1837 when Peter and Theresa Hess emigrated? George Hess, mortician arrived from Bleichenbach,Germany in Baltimore 7 Nov, 1837. The manifest indicates destination as Louisville. I am trying to validate a 3rd ggrandfather whose name is also George Hess. He is listed as a 16 year old on the same ship manifest.My name is Carol. Any of this sound familiar? Thanks.
Added by trouver on Apr 26, 2015 9:51 AM
RE: Lena Hillerich
Glad I was able to help Claudia! It's always nice to know for sure where your loved ones are. Glad you liked the picture.
Added by SLP on Feb 04, 2015 4:28 PM
Francie Ede
Frick memorials
Thank you so much for adding the obits to the Frick family memorials.
Added by Francie Ede on Jan 19, 2015 6:31 PM
Robin Blackshear
RE: William B. Dolle
You're very welcome. To me, that's some of what this site is about.... just helping each other and more!
Added by Robin Blackshear on Jan 01, 2015 4:16 PM
Garrett Gabel
Also, wanted to mention that John's son Joseph Bernhard Hillerich was married only a month to my great-grand-aunt Julia Jackson before tragically dying suddenly of an apparent epileptic seizure. Interesting enough, Julia re-married to John Henry Gabel and the passed the name Berhard to their first born son; Thomas Bernhard Gabel.
Added by Garrett Gabel on Aug 28, 2014 6:26 PM
Garrett Gabel
RE: John Adam Hillerich
Wow! This is so neat speaking to a Hillerich descendant! I grew up reading (and now writing)about the Civil War in this area which was basically a bloody guerrilla a.k.a. bushwhacker war which involved John Hillerich at the end of the war and post-war period. John apparently came very close to being killed a couple times in the Corn Creek/Yancy Mills area by the bushwhackers from stories I've read. John Hillerich is also meaningful to me because he was a neighbor to my Austrian ancestors on Corn creek; Johann Heinrich Gaebel and Sophia (Sehrader) Gabel. The children of these ancestors went to John's house when their mother was threatening suicide, (mentioned in articles of the period.)I mention this in my newest book of the southern Phelps Co. area as well as well other Hillerich items. I'll send you John's obit in a second. Regards, Garrett
Added by Garrett Gabel on Aug 28, 2014 6:23 PM
Garrett Gabel
John or Adam Hillerich
Hello, Well, I finally figured out the John & Adam Hillerich connection! They are the same fellow!! Adam was John's middle name, just to be sure, I requested the original military headstone application for Adam "Hillrich" and the death date is the same as John's, Dec. 27, 1893. So, I dropped the Findagrave profile for John, but added all the data over to Adam at bottom of his headstone picture when you click on it. It is Find A Grave mem# 10547712. I'm still curious though if he's kin to your Hillerichs' at Louisville, I'm quite sure of it. Garrett Gabel
Added by Garrett Gabel on Aug 28, 2014 4:30 AM
Garrett Gabel
Hillerich family
Hello again, I forgot to mention a major reason for my belief of the connection of John Hillerich of Phelps Co. Mo. to your Hillerichs' of Ky. In John's obit it states he resided in Louisville, Ky. before coming to Mo. in 1865. Coincidence?? I do not think so. Regards, Garrett Gabel
Added by Garrett Gabel on Aug 24, 2014 7:02 AM
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