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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.

Here is a little something that another fellow Find-a-Grave member, Jeff Gonyea, put on his profile:

"We don't "own" the memorials we manage - they are not ours. We may create them, we may update them, we may transfer them to others - we are but stewards. They are Find A Grave memorials of human beings, departed. They are not "friends" on a social media network website to be collected like baseball trading cards. And there's no prize for the one who dies with the most.

The reward (for me) comes from maintaining the most accurate and dignified memorials I can. What we record becomes history, and a record in someone else's family tree. We have a responsibility to do a good job of it. It's a privilege and an honor.

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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RE: Emma Mathis Jansen
Your welcome and my pleasure. She was very beautiful. Could have been a model...
Added by Nonny on Sep 11, 2017 8:33 PM
David Eschman
RE: Mathes
Hi Claudia, it's nice to hear from you. I am doing well and I hope that you are as well. Thanks for the information about the middle names. I have changed my memorials and profiles to reflect the new information.

Thanks again,
Added by David Eschman on Jul 09, 2017 4:33 PM
Debbie Smartt
Hello Claudia!

Are you related to Johanna Vogel?

Thanks! Deb
Added by Debbie Smartt on Jan 31, 2017 7:10 AM
RE: Louisa Foreman Hess
Thank you for approving the link. There should be more siblings linked in the coming weeks as well. If you're interested I have obituary information on John Messinger. I don't think there is a memorial for him as of yet but I need to check some different spellings first.
Added by senglema on Jan 12, 2017 11:01 AM
Stephanie Boswell
RE: Edward Vogel # 27601744
The photo was taken in the section of the cemetery where little to no headstones exist. All cemetery records are on file at the archieve office. Unfortunately they have not digitized or transcribed the records. I have visited tje archieves once. The records are in 4 different books.
Added by Stephanie Boswell on Sep 24, 2016 9:44 PM
Steve P.
RE: Edits
I'm not sure if they have changed the edit feature. I haven't used it much myself yet. I will get the pictures for David and Esther in the next few days so the Bielefeld family will be complete. (I think I've developed an attachment to the Bielefelds' since I've been working on them!)
Added by Steve P. on Aug 10, 2016 7:51 PM
Steve P.
RE: Bielefeld's
It took me a long time to learn about edits too, but makes it so wasy. On the edit page if you click on the PROCESS button it will automatically make the changes and save you from doing it on each page.
Added by Steve P. on Aug 10, 2016 6:46 PM
Steve P.
RE: Bielefeld's
Claudia, I have submitted edits to each memorial for the Bielefeld's. Check your edit tab and they should all be there waiting for your approval. I have maps of each section the family are in and will email those to you once I get back to work.
Added by Steve P. on Aug 10, 2016 5:49 PM
Todd Whitesides
Johann Georg Kuhn (1709-1753)
I've been able to add the parents and maternal grandparents for this ancestor of ours. His memorial is #155238552 in case you want to take a look.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Jul 09, 2016 2:43 PM
Steve P.
RE: Bielefeld
Claudia, I will work on that for you. I have taken the photos for all the Bielefeld family at Resthaven except two and I will take those once I find them. I will get maps of the sections from the office too.
Added by Steve P. on Jun 08, 2016 8:12 AM
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