George Bandorf


George Bandorf was born in Germany on 02 Jan 1879 and died on 02 Apr 1951 in the Glendale Hospital, Palatka, Putnam CO, FL. He is buried in the St Monica's Catholic Church Cemetery, Palatka, Putnam CO, FL.

George immigrated to New York between 1894 and 1898. Upon reading in a magazine of the golden opportunities in St Johns Park, FL he decided to come south. He was listed in the 1910 census as being , age 36, single, with a trade "Carpenter," occupation "Farmer," and was residing in the St Johns Park area in present-day Flagler CO.

In the 1920 census of Flagler CO, the family is listed on page 31 with his occupation "Farmer," his birth year as 1879, as coming to America in 1898 and being naturalized in 1903, being a widower and having a son. He lists his parents as being born in Germany while his son lists his father as being born Germany and his mother as being born in Illinois.

According to a sketch on this family in First Families of Flagler by Mary Ketus Deen Holland, his future wife came to the present day Flagler CO area with her mother, having left California after an earthquake and staying a while in Denver, Colo. They were married by a Catholic Priest in Palatka.

According to George’s WW I Draft Registration Card, her name was Mary. Mary was born about 1892, possibly in Illinois and died in Oct 1918, probably in Flagler CO, in the height of the flu epidemic. She is buried in the St Monica's Catholic Church Cemetery, Palatka, Putnam CO, FL.


1. John George Bandorf, born 15 Mar 1917, St Johns Park, Flagler CO, FL, died 27 Jan 1985 Harbor Oaks, Volusia CO, FL, buried Woodland Cemetery, Port Orange, Volusia CO, FL, married Laverne Austin, born May 1932. He enlisted in the US Army at Camp Blanding, Florida and served during World War II. A story in the Flagler Tribune of 15 Oct 1942 states, "Sgt John Bandorf has just received his fourth promotion in a year. He is now rated as a Technical Sergeant - still at Camp Blanding."

He retired after working 25 years as a refrigeration Mechanic for Foremost Dairies in Daytona. Issue;

(1) John Michael Bandorf, born Apr 1964, Daytona Beach, Volusia CO, FL, married 31 Jan 1990, Volusia CO, FL, Kimberly A. LNU (Div). Issue;

A. Anthony J. Bandorf, born 04 Oct 1990, Daytona Beach, Volusia CO, FL. In 2009, he was a college student in Tallahassee

B. Timothy R. Bandorf, 17 Nov 1922, Daytona Beach, Volusia CO, FL

(2) George A. Bandorf, born 24 Oct 1965, Daytona Beach, Volusia CO, FL. He attended St Alphonsus College in Suffield, CT as a seminary student and in 2009 was living in San Francisco, CA.

(3) Mark Anthony Bandorf, infant son, died 13 Jul 1967, Volusia, CO, FL and was buried Woodland Cemetery, Port Orange, Volusia CO, FL

(4) Theresa Laverne Bandorf, born 27 Apr 1971, Daytona Beach, Volusia CO, FL, married 05 Sep 1998, Tallahassee, Leon CO, FL, Robin Patrick Winton. Issue;

A. Garrett Winton

B. Tori Ann Winton

C. Clarice Winton

(5) Veronica Marie Bandorf, infant daughter, died 15 Aug 1972, buried Woodland Cemetery, Port Orange, Volusia CO, FL

(6) Step-dau, Linda Turner of Madison, WI

(7) Step-dau Carol Shipplet of Chicago, IL

(8) Step-son Don Harris of Edgewater, FL

2. Annie Bandorf, born 1916-1918, St Johns Park, Flagler CO, FL. Her mother died soon after her birth and as her father was unable to care for her, she was placed in St Mary’s Orphanage in Jacksonville, Duval CO, FL where she was adopted, however, she later contacted her birth family.

According to her father's obituary which appeared in the 05 Apr 1951 edition of The Flagler Tribune, she was married to a J P Jones and was living in Albuquerque, NM at that time.

Source: The First Families of Flagler by Mary Ketus Deen Holland who listed as sources, Census and Published Articles.

The compiler used the following additional sources: 1910 United States Federal Census, St Johns CO, FL; 1920 United States Federal Census, Flagler CO, FL; 1930 United States Federal Census, Duval CO, FL; 1935 Florida State Census, Duval CO, FL; World War I Draft Registration Cards; 1917-1918; WW I Civilian Draft Registrations; U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records; U.S. Public Records Index;

Florida Marriage Records, 1927-2001; Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001; Florida Death Index, 1877-1998; Social Security Death Index; Woodland Cemetery, Port Orange, Volusia CO, FL listing by William R. Morgan (2008); St Monica Catholic Cemetery Listing, Putnam CO Library System Archives, last updated, 31 Mar 2009; The Flagler Tribune, Bunnell, FL: 05 Apr 1951;

and John George Bandorf Family Information via email from John Michael Bandorf (Aug 2008 & Nov 2009).

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