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October 31, 2015, © 2015 - The Burgenland Bunch - all rights reserved

Editor: Thomas Steichen (email:
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Our 19th Year. The Burgenland Bunch Newsletter is issued monthly online. It was founded by Gerald Berghold (who retired from the BB in the Summer of 2008 and died in August 2008).

Current Status Of The BB:
* Members: 2379 * Surname Entries: 7673 * Query Board Entries: 5484 * Staff Members: 17

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1) THE PRESIDENT'S CORNER (by Tom Steichen)

Picture of Tom SteichenThis is an abbreviated newsletter, as my month has been busy traveling, having grandkids and other visitors in the house, and doing fall clean-up in the gardens and yard. Although the gardens are my wife's project, when it comes to the heavy digging, my old back always gets invited to the 'garden party' ...and she had lots of plants that needed dividing, thinning, discarding or moving this year! Ouch! Somehow, though, she did not find time to assist me on the working end of a leaf rake... but I truly did not expect she would!

As for grandkids, with a 4-year-old and a suddenly very mobile 16-month-old in a house not fully prepared for little ones, we ended their two separate stays feeling like very tired border collies! Needless to say, little research or writing was done while they were here! Likewise, we had friends from North Carolina stay with us for parts of five days, as they stopped overnight with us while traveling up to visit her daughter in Philadelphia, and then stayed two nights for a proper visit on the return trip. It was a good visit but made it difficult to work on a newsletter.

As for travels, my wife and I did a trip into the Finger Lakes area of New York, both to enjoy the area (as we had never been there before) and to do a little genealogical exploration into the fate of a great aunt of my wife who had moved from northern Minnesota in 1919 to Spencer, NY (and we learned much about her and her family, so the effort was a great success). We also traveled jointly with another couple on a trip into western Pennsylvania and to its major city of Pittsburgh. Our friends had never been to Pittsburgh and we had barely explored it on the single day my wife and I had previously been there, so it was an opportunity to properly enjoy the city, which we did!

Concerning this newsletter, it will consist only of some bits and pieces here in my "Corner" and our standard sections: Historical Newsletter Articles, and the Ethnic Events and Emigrant Obituaries sections.

BB Membership Forms Down But Now Fixed: We suffered a short-term problem with our BB automated Membership Forms this past month. Although we do not know the exact start date of the problem, it was between October 9 and October 16, this last date being when we were informed of the problem and when it was fixed. We do know that the forms worked correctly on October 9. If you attempted to register or modify your registered information during this time and you received an "Internal Server Error" message, your form data was not processed; you will need to reenter your data and/or changes. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Walt Groller Honored For 70 Years As A Band Leader:

John Issowits write: On June 13th, 2015, a party/dinner dance was held in Mt. Bethel, Pennsylvania, as a tribute to Walt Groller’s 70th anniversary as a musician and as the leader of the Walt Groller Orchestra. My wife, Linda, and I had the pleasure of attending this function with over 300 guests. Music was provided by Frank Billowitz and the Austrian Boys Band and, near the end of the evening, we convinced Walt to also play a few songs. It was a special day for Walt, with wife Marilyn at his side as well as his children Joe, Tom and Anita, his sister Delores and brother-in-law Dr. Ed Krupa (former band member) and their families. Walt Groller has always been proud of his heritage and music as a Burgenländer and is known for his motto of "Bringing people together through music." During the ceremony, Walt received an acknowledgement from the Austrian Ambassador in Washington, D.C., and numerous other awards from his Congressman, Charles Dent, the Mayor of Whitehall, Ed Hozza, and Mario Andretti. Walt and his family have organized a Viennese Ball for 39 years to raise funds for many charities in Pennsylvania. Walt was proud to announce that, after 39 years, his son Joe and his wife Ellen will now run the very popular Viennese Ball—which is held each spring—with the next one being in April 2016 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. After all the speeches, Walt took the microphone to thank all the people who were there and who have supported him over the years. Walt made us all laugh about one of the songs he wrote in 1985, entitled "Popa, the Old Accordion Man," and said that, 30 years later, he has now become that man.

As I looked back over the 50 years that I have known Walt, he has accomplished so very much in life and has been honored so many times for helping to keep the Austrian music alive in America. He has gone to schools in Pennsylvania to perform and to teach the children about their heritage. Linda and I have been with Walt and Marilyn on a few cruises and the Pocono Mountain Christmas Weekends and we know how hard they worked to make sure that all of us attending enjoyed the days we were with them. Over the years, the Walt Groller Orchestra has recorded at least 24 record albums, cassettes or CD’s. I think he even had 8-track tapes, if you can remember those. He has had 31 group trips to Austria/Burgenland, Germany, Switzerland and many other European countries as well as 34 group cruises to Europe, Hawaii, South America and the Caribbean. Another popular function was the Pocono Mountain Christmas Weekends, which numbered 27 years. Walt admits putting all these big trips and functions together was a lot of work and credits his wife Marilyn for all her time and work that always make these a success. In addition to all of the above, it is hard to count the number of times over the 70 years that the Walt Groller Orchestra played for dances, weddings and musikfests throughout the country.

Over the years, Walt Groller received so many awards; some of them I remember are the 1995 Burgenland Medal of Honor (Ehrenszeichen) that he received from President Wolfgang Dax in a ceremony in the Parliament in Eisenstadt for his contribution to the country of Austria. In 1990, he received the Austrian Medal in Gold from the President of Austria in a Washington, D.C., ceremony and, in the same year, he also received the Austrian Golden Cross for continuing the Austrian culture in America. In 1988, he received a Grammy nomination for one of his albums and, in 1986, Walt was inducted into the Polka Hall of Fame in Chicago. As if he was not busy enough, he had a radio show on Sundays in Pennsylvania for 10 years, then hosted The German Hour on Saturdays for a number of years before moving onto a TV show called Café International on Fridays. This year will also mark his 31st year at the Bethlehem Musikfest. On Sunday Nov. 8th, Walt will be playing during a Mass Celebration at 11:00 a.m. and, at the Agriculture Hall in the Allentown Fairgrounds, along with Slovenian and Polish bands, at an affair called Pennsylvania Polka Fun Day.

We were glad to be there to honor Walt Groller for all his achievements over 70 years and to be with all the people who love his music. We all wish Walt many more years of "Happy Music."
                                            - John and Linda Issowits

Halloween in Familypark Neusiedlersee in St. Margarethen:

Short Follow-ups on Previous Topics:

The biography of Father Josef Graisy has now been incorporated into the BB webpages for his book. Look for the "biography" link after his name.

Likewise, links to the tutorial articles on the various Hungaricana Urbars and Maps and my Urbarial village names cross-reference table have been added to the BB homepage at the point where these resources are listed. This done with the intent that the tutorials and cross-reference remain accessible and useful.

Do You Have Some "Really Old" Photographs of Your Ancestors? A few months back, I talked about the very last living people known to be born in the 1800s. This month, I'll talk about old pictures... but I want you to note that I put "Really Old" in quote marks in my title question because I want you to think about what really old means in this context.

In actuality, it is quite easy to make a definitive statement that a "really old" photograph had to be created after 1826, since the very first permanent photograph was created by Frenchman Nicéphore Niépce in 1826. And, it wasn’t until 1839 that the details of the first commercially-practical photographic process, the daguerreotype, were announced in public. But that still leaves open the question of how old a "typical" old photograph is.

Almost all daguerreotypes made before 1841 were of immobile subjects, such as landscapes, public or historic buildings, monuments, statuary, and still life arrangements. Portrait photography required the sitter to face into the sun for several minutes while trying to remain motionless and still look pleasant... which seldom worked out well! Nonetheless, improvements continued and, by 1853 an estimated three million daguerreotypes per year were being produced in the United States alone. But they remained expensive and fragile and had to be handled very carefully, usually protected in a stout frame.

An early competitor, the calotype process, was developed by William Henry Fox Talbot, who succeeded in creating stabilized photographic negatives on paper in 1840. Unlike a daguerreotype, which could only be copied by rephotographing it, a calotype negative could be used to make a large number of positive prints by simple contact printing. However, calotypes lacked fine clarity due to the translucent paper negative, though this was seen then as a positive attribute for portraits. Talbot patented his process, which greatly limited its use so comparatively few photographs were made in this way (I think I have two among maybe 50 "old" surviving family photographs; one shown to the right). Nonetheless, Talbot's underlying process eventually became the basis for modern film photography.

Things changed in the mid-1850s when tintypes became possible. Compared to the daguerreotype, tintypes were not only very inexpensive, they were also relatively easy and quick to make. A photographer could prepare, expose, develop and varnish a tintype plate and have it ready for the customer in a few minutes. Further, unprotected tintypes, mounted on just a paper mat, were possible from the beginning. And compared to a calotype, the images were sharp and clear (I have a few of these too).

In 1884, George Eastman developed a dry gel process usable on paper or film to replace the photographic plate. By 1888, he created roll film locked within a single-use camera (you sent the camera back with the film still in it), so photography became available to the masses... though family portraits still tended to be done in studios.

Thus, if you think that "really old" photograph you have is of an ancestor who died before 1825, think again... it simply is not possible; realistically, it likely was made after 1840, with the 1850s being the big initial decade for now "quite old" photographs.

How to Add Digital Identifying Information to Photos Without Special Software: Have you ever wanted to add identifying information to digital images... but didn't know how? It is actually pretty easy (though tedious). Such information is known as metadata, or “data about data.” Adding digital metadata to a photo is a lot like writing your name and a note on the back of a physical picture. The information then travels with the photo whereever it goes. Because modern cameras can automatically add such data (like the date), digital space for other metadata is already available... you just need to fill it in.

Such data is viewable by a lot of digital photo-processing tools but is also available without any special tools. You can view and/or edit it by looking at the File Properties on a PC or the Get Info option on a Mac.  For photos that will be shared on a public or online website, it’s a good idea to add a few lines of basic information so that others can learn where the photo came from and who is pictured in the image. Basic data is usually enough, such as:

  • Your name and email address as the current owner of the image
  • A short title identifying the photo subject
  • A brief description or caption identifying any people, events, or dates

Adding Metadata on a PC

On a PC in Windows Explorer (the file manager), right-click on the image and select Properties... you should see a sub-panel appear that looks like the partial example shown to the right (I chopped off most of the lower part of it). If you want to rename the file, you can do that in the "General" tab, as shown here. The new name goes in the box (where "pic1870s.jpg" appears in my example). Be sure not to change the ".jpg" part of the file name (or whatever filename extension your file has).

To edit the metadata, you need to click the "Details" tab. Again, I've only shown the top part of the panel... what you should see is the named "Property" on the left with its corresponding "Value" on the right (most values will be blank). Clicking in the "Value" side of a "Property" will highlight the Property name and allow you to type whatever you want into the "Value" field. These new entries will remain with the picture, even if you send it to someone.

Adding Metadata on a Mac

While I do not own a Mac and therefore can't show examples, I'm told that you select an image and then open the information window with Command-I. Then you can rename the file in the "Name & Extension" box and/or add tags and keywords in the "Spotlight Comments" box.

What’s New on FamilySearch—September and October: Here is a part (~27 million) of the ~68 million records added to during these past two months:





BillionGraves Index



Added indexed records and images
Illinois Cook County Birth Certificates 1871-1940



Added indexed records
Illinois County Marriages 1810-1934



Added indexed records and images
Louisiana New Orleans Passenger Lists 1820-1945



Added indexed records

Maryland Baltimore Passenger Lists 1820-1948



Added indexed records
Massachusetts Boston Crew Lists 1811-1921



Added indexed records
Massachusetts Boston Passenger Lists 1820-1891



Added indexed records
New Jersey 1915 Census



New indexed records collection
New York Passenger and Crew Lists 1909 1925-1957



Added indexed records
Pennsylvania Civil Marriages 1677-1950



New browsable image collection
South Dakota Birth and Marriage Indexes 1843-2014



New indexed records collection
United States World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942



Added indexed records and images
Vermont St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings 1895-1924



Added indexed records


Book coverUpdate for book "The Burgenländer Emigration to America": Here is this month's update on purchases of the English issue of the 3rd edition of Dr. Walter Dujmovits' book "Die Amerika-Wanderung Der Burgenländer."

Current total sales are 927 copies, as interested people purchased 4 more books this month. Four books is, by far, our worst monthly sales total ever... but the sales rate had to slow down eventually... and this seems to be the first indication of serious slowing. Given that, the book's rank dropped from 412 to 422 this month.

As always, the book remains available for online purchase at a list price of $7.41 (which is the production charge for the book), plus tax & shipping. See the BB homepage for a link to the information / ordering page and for any current discounts (and there is at least one discount on price or shipping available most of the time... if not, wait a few days and there will be one!).

(Last Month's) Cartoon of the Month:

A different take on DNA research...

Remember this cartoon from last month?

BB Members Editor, Hannes Graf, found it particularly humorous.

First, it prompted him to write a joke:

Two G-nomes sit under a microscope:
Says one: "Do you also feel someone is observing us?"
Says the other: "I think it is Snow White who searches for us!"

Then he sent a picture turning himself into a comparative "G-nome" ("because," he said, "whenever I find a new huge tree, I feel so small..."):

The picture is titled Drache-2015. Hannes tells me that the tree is located in front of the Tribuswinkel castle, in the parking area. His wife, Elfie, grew up in that area and says that visiting school children would sit around the tree, which had always been big, and they gave it the name "dragon" (i.e., Drache, in German) or "gentle dragon." It is a "London Plane" tree, a hybrid between an oriental plane and a sycamore, like 99% of plane trees in Europe. At about 10m around the waist, it is one of the biggest in Austria. There is also a  "single-stemmed" 7m circumference plane tree in the garden (called "dragon keeper") and the two are about 250 years old. Hannes says sycamores came to Austria around 1700, so it is impossible to have hybrids older than 300 years. He is aware of only 3 pure oriental planes and no sycamore in Austria... but thousands of hybrids. They were visiting the garden because Elfie was relearning how to walk after her knee surgery. He says that, with 2 crutches, one small round in the garden of about 1 mile, was enough of a start for walking again. We wish Elfie well in her recovery!


Editor: This is part of our series designed to recycle interesting articles from the BB Newsletters of 10 years ago. However, nothing "rang my bell" in the October 2005 edition so I have gone back further in time, to Issue 44 from September 30, 1998. In that edition, Gerry points out that primary language of the immigrant can be a clue to their origins in Burgenland or to their deeper origins in Europe. I expand on one item Gerry mentions, as it is a part of our joint Burgenland history.

September 30, 1998


While stuck in the mid-1600's, as far as expanding my own genealogy is concerned, I continue to pursue subjects that may aid the search. Recently I've been reading "In Search of the Indo-Europeans", J. P. Malloy, Thames & Hudson Publisher, 1997. Tracing the origins of each of the Indo-European peoples of Europe and Asia from both Neolithic and Eneolithic periods and using current archaeological and linguistic evidence, it is a fascinating story: a "prehistoric genealogy," as it were. A modern scientific appraisal of what used to be considered the migrations of the descendants of Noah's sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth. A point made by the author suggested this article. Paraphrasing his remarks slightly. "Languages upon the point of extinction are normally carried to the grave by the older members of the community when the younger members have failed to learn it. This process can happen within three generations. An immigrant family in (the United States), may speak exclusively (German) while their children become bilingual. They in turn decide to raise their children exclusively in English. Within three generations grandparent and grandchild can no longer communicate."

This applies to our research in two distinct areas. Since we have three major language groupings in the Burgenland (i.e. German, Croatian, and Hungarian, plus some Romany and Yiddish), we must always consider what language our individual immigrant ancestors used in the early days of their emigration. Why waste time looking in exclusively German villages for ancestors who spoke Croatian or Hungarian full time, or vice-versa? If we don't know what language they spoke, we may find some documents or perhaps the US Census may tell us (1910 and 1920 carry this data). We can then look in which villages the particular language was spoken. We can find information in the LDS holdings as LDS microfiche 6001476 "Topographical lexicon of the communities of Hungary compiled officially in 1773." Our area is mostly covered in the section under "Comitatus Castriferrei" (an older name for Vas Megye). Villages are listed under Latin, Hungarian, German and Croatian (Slavonic) names, by parish. Chief religion and principle language is then shown. While many of us know the primary villages of our ancestors, the above may also help in locating others.

One could say that this isn't very helpful given that 85% of Burgenländers are German. However even here one can differentiate between those who spoke (speak) Hianzisch and those who did not. The former are probably from the southern half of Burgenland. Likewise there is a group in the Bakony Hills of Hungary (see previous newsletters) who speak something similar. Hianzisch is a softer language, slurred a little like a US southern accent and full of strange words and "o", and "oa" endings. To us, if it looks or sounds like German but differs from what we learn in US schools, it's probably Hianzisch.

The second area of relevance involves pre-Burgenland place of origin. Here also, language can play a part. I wouldn't look in Bavaria or Styria for ancestors who spoke Croatian or Hungarian. Even in the Germanic lands there is a possibility that the dialects spoken in Burgenland (like Hianzisch) may point to particular regions in the Germanic or Slavic lands. In other words, narrow the choices. Language within the framework of general family grouping is a clue to origin just like culture, music, food and folktales. Think about it as you search for that elusive village.

Editorial Note (current-day): The above mentioned lexicon, "Topographical lexicon of the communities of Hungary compiled officially in 1773," is actually a 1920 reprinting of the 1773 document "Lexicon Universorum Regni Hungariæ Locorum Populosorum" as republished by the "Delegation of Peace of Hungary," which was Hungary's delegation to the 1920 Peace Talks in Paris. (Note: A viewable / searchable pdf of this lexicon can be found here:

The major purpose of the Peace Talks was to decide upon the reparations to be paid by the losers of the First World War, and one outcome was the Treaty of Trianon, which redefined Hungary's borders (and also resulted in the formation of Burgenland). It should be noted though, that the delegation sent to the Talks by the Hungarian Government was imprisoned without being admitted to the Peace Talks and the Treaty of Trianon, which declared great losses of territory for Hungary, was declared final without Hungarian input.

Not surprisingly, the Hungarian delegation did nor want to accept what they considered an immensely unfair treatment and thus the delegation started to work to prove the historic errors, geographical mistakes and economic absurdities that have been termed crucial to the decisions of the Peace Talks.

One document generated for this purpose was the reprinting of the Lexicon, which was intended to show that the lingual boundaries in 1920 Hungary did not differ from those of 150 years before. As was stated in the preface added to the document in 1920, "The [in]tuitions which we can conclude from the Lexicon prove that the Hungarians used their political power in the past to no other purposes with regard to the nationalities living on Hungarian territory but to the spreading of western culture among them."

Of course the smaller successor states around Hungary were eager to receive parts of Hungary, thus their delegates tried to claim historic linguistic control of as much territory as possible, or claimed that the Hungarians had forced linguistic changes in the border areas. The Hungarians, of course, wanted to retain control of as much area as possible, especially those areas that they had controlled for over 1000 yearsincluding Burgenland, though most of the argument concerned the far larger areas on her other borders (such as in current-day Slovak Republic, Poland, Ukraine and Romania).

Nonetheless, the Lexicon (and other information) was entirely disregarded and the delegation was never allowed to participate in the Peace Talks. The French were especially eager to reward the nations who fought on the French side during the war. Despite the original intention to just weaken the entire Austro-Hungarian Empire, integral parts of Hungary were taken away that had belonged to her for over a 1000 years. According to Charles Danielou, a French politician, the victors really did not want to punish Hungary but rather wanted to reward and satisfy their allying states.

And thus we remake our world!




Sunday, November 8: Polka Fun Day at the Allentown Fairgrounds (Agri-Plex). Polka Mass at 11 AM. Music by the Walt Groller Orchestra, The Polka Quads, and John Stevens & Doubleshot. Info: (610) 871-1416.

Wednesday, November 11: Deutscher Gemütlichkeit Abend at the Reading Liederkranz. Info:

Saturday, November 21: Stiftungsfest of the Alpenrose Schuhplattler-Verein at the Lancaster Liederkranz. Info:


Friday, November 7, 7 pm: Heimat Abend. Austrian Donau Club, 545 Arch Street, $3. Music by Joe Rogers and his band.

Friday, November 21, 7:30 pm: Heurigan Abend. Austrian Donau Club, 545 Arch Street, $3. Music by Schachtelgebirger Musikanten.


Sunday, November 1, 12:30 pm: Katharina Fest Dinner/Dance. New Hyde Park Inn. Music by the Heimatklänge. Come meet other BB members. For info, call Frank Paukowits (718-776-2716).


Emma Legath (née Gober)

Emma Legath, 80, of Dobbs Ferry died peacefully on October 13, 2015.

Emma was born in Steinfurt, Burgenland, Austria and came to the United States in 1960. She settled in the Bronx and moved to Dobbs Ferry in 2001.

Emma was a chef at Castle Harbor Casino in the Bronx for many years. She was a member of the Brotherhood of the Burgenländer in New York.

Surviving is her husband Martin, son Herbert and his wife Barbara, grandchildren Ryan, Richard and Emily. Emma was predeceased by her daughter Heidi in 1988 and her grandson Erik in 2006.

The funeral service will be Friday 10:00 am Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry. Visiting Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Westchester Chapter, 200 Mamaroneck Avenue, Ste. 603, White Plains, NY 10601.

Published in the on Oct. 14, 2015

Pauline M. Menyhart (née Mersits)

Pauline M. Menyhart, 94, passed away at 9:25 am Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Pauline was born on September 19, 1921, in Gross Mutschen, Austria, to Anton and Theresa (Tustich) Mersits.

On April 26, 1943, in Holy Cross Church, she married Charles S. Menyhart. He died on November 4, 1981. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Veronica Menyhart, and a son, Charles Menyhart.

Surviving are a daughter, Marie Teresa (Faust) Alvarez of Helena, MT; four sons, Anthony Menyhart of Tecumseh, MI, John (Jody) Menyhart of Miles City, MT, Larry (Eileen) Menyhart of Teaneck, NJ, and Joseph (Karen) Menyhart of South Bend; 13 grandchildren, Dr. Angeles Alvarez, Anne-Marie Alvarez, Alina Alvarez, Aleida Alvarez, Andrea Alvarez, Russell Menyhart, Stephen Meny-hart, Catherine Menyhart, Anna Rapson, Elizabeth Felche, Joseph Menyhart, Kevin Menyhart, and Rosemary Menyhart; four step-grandchildren, Tim Klinedinst, Todd Klinedinst, Daniel Klinedinst, and Rebecca Partipilo; 21 great-grandchildren Connor, Joshua, Lena, Ari, Aleida Ann, Anderson James, Aiden Faustino, Austin Manuel, Elia Margaret, Eva Marie, Margaret, Miles, Lionel, Simone, Nelson, Stella, Clea, Drake, Dylan, Madison, and Marcus; and a brother, Anthony (Helen) Mersits of South Bend.

Pauline was an active participant of the former St. Anthony Society Ladies Auxiliary (Hervatske Zene), former DFV German Club Ladies Auxiliary, St. Joseph County Extension Homemakers, Mayflower Extension Homemakers, Serra Club, Forever Learning Institute, Polonaise (Polish Club), and was named 2006 Senior Volunteer of the Year in St. Joseph County.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am Saturday, October 24, 2015 in Little Flower Catholic Church. Friends may call one hour prior to services in the church. Zahoran Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place; entombment will occur at Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, or Forever Learning Institute, or to the charity of choice. To leave an online condolence, please visit our website at, or our facebook page, Zahoran Funeral Home.

Published in South Bend Tribune from Oct. 17 to Oct. 23, 2015

Julia Gredlics (née Kondor)

Julia Gredlics, 91, of Lower Macungie Twp., Pennsylvania, formerly of Bethlehem, died peacefully on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

She was the wife of the late Joseph Gredlics.

Born in Szakonyfalu (Eckersdorf/Sakalovci), Hungary, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Julia (Csuk) Kondor.

Julia worked as a seamstress for the former Fountain Hill Mills and was a parishioner of the former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bethlehem. She loved cooking and baking and spending time with her family.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Julie Hess of Allentown; her son, Joseph Stephen Gredlics and wife, Rebecca of Columbia, MD; her sister, Irene Schrei; nine grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Connell Funeral Home, Inc. 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018 ( Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.

Published in the Morning Call on October 27, 2015

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