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Nadine Hofmann (#47418269)
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Bio Photo In the early 2000's my parents created family tree albums for me and my siblings. It contained several trees and lots of family pictures through the years. At first I didn't pay that much attention. My Dad died in 2004 and then my mother in 2010 and I inherited the files and paperwork they had collected. There were a lot of blanks and I felt compelled to fill them in. The most exciting document was my great grandfather's original 1879 renunciation of German citizenship to become American - it contained everything I needed to start searching. So began my life as family history detective. I love it!

I've spent time at the LDS Family History Centers pouring over microfilms looking for births, deaths, marriages - mostly from Germany dating back into the late 1500's. Since my paternal German relatives settled in Newark, NJ in the latter 1800's, I've researched at the NJ State Archives in Trenton, NJ. I've found obituaries for most of them at the NJ State Library which has old newspapers on microfilm back into the latter 1800's. Great resources - all at my fingertips - all in one place - available for the price of a xerox copy or snap of a digital photo.

On my maternal Croatian side I've recently found Croatian church books online and have been able to find several relatives from the island and town my mother's father was born in as well as her mother's relatives from two other towns.

Then there are the cemeteries! All my life I've been fascinated by cemeteries. I can't pass one without looking and wondering about the people buried there. I like reading headstones. With this great F.A.G. resource and the internet, not only can I put up memorials for my ancestors, but help other people to complete their own memorials. I enjoy the research and being useful in a way that is meaningful to others.

The last relative of both of my parent's generation - my father's sister - passed away in 2011. I regret not paying more attention when they first gave me that album. There's no one left to ask for details.

Names I've been researching mostly in Essex and Union County, NJ (Newark, Springfield, E. Orange and Maplewood areas) are Hofmann, Hoffmann, Helmrich, Jahn, Gombert, Wild, Gummermann, Wilson. From NYC and NY state: Wild,Gummermann, Zitz, Horvath, Solar.
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Helmrich/Kunzel/Bunsow/Hu... (15)
Hoffmann/Hofmann (27)
Jahn (7)
Wild/Gummermann/Gombert/W... (20)
Zic/Zitz (6)
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St Peters Cemetery
I'm planning on visiting St Peters Cemetery in New Brunswick within the next few weeks to take pictures of some graves for Find A
If you call the cemetery office and get the plot and lot number of the person you would like a picture of their grave stone, I will try to get it while I'm there.
John 47600401
Added by seekers on Mar 17, 2014 7:38 PM
Margie & Bob
Tombstone photo for Bernhard Kuntz
Hi - you posted a grave photo that is entirely in German that belongs to his wife, Catherine Kuntz. I sent in a grave request if you would like to claim it and move her grave photo (you have posted it in a negative print format) from Bernhard Kuntz to her. Thanks. Margie
Added by Margie & Bob on Sep 29, 2013 4:53 PM
PaPa G
RE: Anna Lehr
email address is correct and current
Added by PaPa G on Sep 26, 2013 5:08 PM
PaPa G
RE: Anna Lehr
Hi Nadine,
If you want to send them that is fine. We are just trying to find out as much possible on her. I am not finding much online anyway and I live is western NY near Rochester so hard to research in person.
Again thanks and have a great day.
Added by PaPa G on Sep 26, 2013 2:46 PM
Lori Edwards
Clyde Roberts
Hi Nadine!

Thank you, once again! You are a gem!

Added by Lori Edwards on Aug 16, 2013 1:23 PM
Linda Burton Kochanov
RE: error.. I meant Kensico
Fascinating! Thank you.
Added by Linda Burton Kochanov on Aug 16, 2013 4:08 AM
Linda Burton Kochanov
RE: error.. I meant Kensico
Great! See...I said I was 99.99% sure..Do let me know what gender Kunigunda is, ok? It's driving me a little crazy!
Added by Linda Burton Kochanov on Aug 15, 2013 3:01 PM
Linda Burton Kochanov
RE: error.. I meant Kensico
I'm thrilled that I could do this for you. And, yes..I'm 99.99% sure. I, too, assumed there were 1800 but the office said that Katie was the first in 1900 to be buried.I did check out some on and's the 1900. Good luck with your search. Sorry it took so long to get this for you. If you ever need something else from this area...let me know and I'm on it!
Added by Linda Burton Kochanov on Aug 15, 2013 9:50 AM
Linda Burton Kochanov
RE: error.. I meant Kensico
(I do it all the time) Did you see all the Gummermans I entered?? Yes, I have paperwork. send me your email through my and I will send them to you. I will also transfer all the Gummermans to you later today.
Added by Linda Burton Kochanov on Aug 15, 2013 4:32 AM
Linda Burton Kochanov
Gummermans in Kensico
Hey..I'm the one who took the pictures. Sadly, there were no individual stones or date. I do have the cemetery documents..that's how I added the list. Email me with your email and I will send it to you. Let me know when/if you want all of them transfered...
Added by Linda Burton Kochanov on Aug 14, 2013 3:29 PM
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