Mary Ann Birg

Mary Ann Birg was born in Detroit in 1909 to Frank and Sophie Birg. Mary was the only daughter and fourth of five children. Her siblings were John Anthony (1899-1973 b. Heufeld); Franz Martin (4/1904-11/1904 Heufeld); Michael Franz aka Jack (1907-1935 b. Heufeld); and Joseph (1914-1965 b. Detroit). When Mary was nine, her brother John…

Josefia Mayer

Sophie was born Josefia Elisabetha Mayer in 1877 in Heufeld (Torontal) Banat to Michael Mayer and Theresia Schwartz. Heufeld is located in what is now Serbia near the border of Romania. The Banat is a part of the Pannonian Basin bordered by the River Danube to the south, the River Tisa to the west, the River MureČ™ to the north, and the Southern Carpathian Mountains to the east. Its…