3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2021 6:51 PM by Denise Jenike

    Seeking family to return records of William F Jenike

    Barbara miller Newbie

      I have military records from a William F.Jenike.  His son or grandson were looking for these records.  I have most of these records plus personal letters and other family items. I really want to find the family and give them back.  He was in the Manhattan Project.  It includes a Western Union sent letter of son dying and other items.

        • Re: Seeking family to return records of William F Jenike
          Susannah Brooks Navigator

          This obituary for his son  from the 11 Aug 2019 Cincinnati Enquirer lists his son's relatives.

          Cincinnati - Jenike Sr., William F., loving husband of Jewel nee Penn Jenike for 70 years. Devoted father of Janice (David) Jacobs, Judith (Harry) Hadden, Martha Joanne "Jody" Jenike and, William "Bill" (Lisa) F. Jenike III. Adored grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 17. Beloved brother of Dr. Joseph Jenike of Dallas, Texas. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Passed away on Thursday August 1, 2019 at the age of 88, surrounded by his family and wife. Memorial Donations can be made to VITAS Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249. Funeral arrangements handled privately by the family.

          A website, such as familytreenow.com may help you find the address or phone number (less reliable on search sites) for a family member.

          • Re: Seeking family to return records of William F Jenike
            Jason Atkinson Ranger

            Dear Ms. Miller,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) does not provide services to locate living individuals.  The records in the custody of NARA were typically transferred from other Federal agencies at least 20-30 years after they were created and used.  Therefore, NARA records are not usually helpful in providing current information about individuals. Please review NARA’s Locating Veterans and Service Members web pages for some ideas.


            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

            • Re: Seeking family to return records of William F Jenike
              Denise Jenike Newbie

              I am very interested in this information. I am the granddaughter of William F. Jenike, daughter of Thomas E. Jenike. How do you happen to have these records, letters and other family items? Please respond to let me know more about your message and records. Thank you. Denise Jenike