1999 Lavaca County, Texas Queries

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Glenn & Susie Toal Sun, 3 Jan 1999 17:02:05
Researching SMITH, TEAL, HILL. Major Smith and wife Sarah Teal, lived in Hope, Texas in 1862, before that in Robertson County. Daughter Sarah A. Smith married Henry Hill. will share information.

Sally Wed, 6 Jan 1999 23:13:47
Jesse Larkin JOHNSON b .2-23-1850 , probably in Virginia married Lucy Cathareen DEARING, b. 6-26-1854 in Columbus, GA. Lived in Moulton, TX, where my grandmother was born: Eugenia Jessie Johnson b. 8-29-1878. Other children as I know them: Claude, Will, George B., Walter, Emma and Neville. The family moved to Gonzales, TX. My grandmother married William Robert KELLY from Con Can, TX. If anyone has information please contact me.

Patrick Hohlt Sat, 09 Jan 1999 23:43:02
Looking for siblings to Heinrich HOHLT, 06/19/1851 - 10/10/1911, married to Adalina DAGERATH 06/21/1851 - 12/14/1918. Buried in Lavaca County. I know almost all the descendents from him but do not know if he had any siblings and what his parents names were. Born in Brandenburg, Germany and came to Texas in 1867.

Patrick Hohlt Sat, 09 Jan 1999 23:48:16
Looking for descendents of Berhardt FEHRENKAMP 02/05/1853 - 07/07/1938. Children were Walter, Minnie, Hilda, Bernard and Hattie. Looking for all descendents of these children. I am a descendent of a cousin to Berhardt.

Lucille Brown Fri, 15 Jan 1999 18:32:09
HUFFMAN, Charles. Does anybody have any info on this person? Possibly my great grandfather. 1880 Lavaca Co. Hallettsville, shows this info. 39 yrs. old. He came from Russia father from Hungary Mother from Prussia.

Blanche Byrd Fri, 29 Jan 1999 08:57:31
McAFEE, Leonard and Mary Johnson. Their children are Lincoln, Berline. Letty, Bernita, Katy, Betty, Alma. Julius, Vernon, Mary Adell, Ellen, Alice and Evelyn. I am Blanche McAfee Byrd daughter of Julius McAfee.

Ann Blakely Sat, 06 Feb 1999 12:04:33
THOMPSON, Montgomery B. was in Lavaca sometime in the 1850's. His daughter (my g-grandmother) Margaret Adeline Thompson was born in Hallettsville. I believe he may have had family in that area, but cannot find proof of this.

Don & Terri Gray Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 18:58:22
Hello. I am searching for information on Andrew Thomas GRAY. He was born on 1/10/1870 in Lavaca County, he later moved to Mason County where he married in 1894 and remained until he died in 1942. Afraid I don't have information beyond this. Any guidance or assistance would be greatly appreciated. I can be emailed at: dntgray@express-news.net or dgray@baptisthealthsystem.org. THANKS !!!

Haynes Sun, 7 Feb 1999 23:38:31
I am researching information on John W. (William or Willis) HAYNES. He married Annie Melissa BRISCO in December 1, 1886. They had 3 children: 1. James Arthur Haynes, b. Sept. 22, 1887, 2. Myrtle Evelyn Haynes, b. April 7 1889 and Johnie Willis Haynes, (female) b. May 6, 1890. John died from an accident on November 27, 1889. I am looking for his parents or sisters and brothers. In the 1880 census , I had found him in Lavaca Co. The census said this: J.W. Haynes, W.M.25, single, farming, born in AL. Parents in SC. SC. L. A. Haynes, W.F. 45, Mother, Widow, Keeping House , born in SC. SC. SC. M.?TC. Haynes. W. F. 21, sister, single, farmhand, born in AL. SC SC. SMITH, Elizabeth, W.F. 80, grandmother, widow, At home, born in SC, SC, SC. PEARCE, W. F., W.F. 33, Aunt, married, farmhand, b. in AL. SC. SC. Pearce, M.E., W.F. 3, Cousin, single, born in Texas , Tenn, AL. I would appreciate any help that I can get. John Willis Haynes is my greatgrandfather.

Pat Hooten Thu, 11 Feb 1999 01:47:41
Hi. I now know that my great grandparents were Gus and Theresa SMITH, my grandmother was their daughter, Jennie Smith. Do you have any info on this family from before 1900? Thanks.

Pat Treadwell Sun, 7 Feb 1999 17:01:31
Searching for family of John Adams and Fannie LATHAM who lived in Lavaca Co, near Hallettsville in Sept 1895, when their daughter Pheobe was born there. I doubt they lived there long, but do not know for sure. Any help appreciated.

Jimmie Ruth Eash Wed, 16 Dec 1998 05:15:03
The Bennett Cemetery, Sweet Home TX, is being processed as a historical cemetery and a marker will be dedicated, probably in 1999. Stephen Bennett's obituary states that "he was burned out in Washington County and settled in Sweet Home." Can you help me in verifying this?

J Holmgren Mon, 22 Feb 1999 17:09:17
McJUNKIN, John, George, "Shoeboy". Ranch owners named McJunkin. Freed slaves also had this surname. Have information on George: born Texas 1851 died New Mexico 1922. J. Holmgren 1150 Molly Road Fairbanks, AK 99709-6301

Douglas Frieling Sun, 21 Feb 1999 13:34:07
I am looking for the burial place and a confirmation of the full legal name of my greatgrandfather Karl Ernst August FRIELING, born in Germany on November 28, 1841. He was buried somewhere close to Halletsville in Lavaca county in a cemetery that was next to a Lutheran church (a church that burned down some time ago). I could not find the date of his death or the date of his burial. His second marriage was to Willhemena TESCH ADDICKS of Hallettsville. She died on March 26, 1912 in Sublime, Lavaca County, TX. I am not sure whether she is buried next to great grandfather or if she is buried next to her first husband Addicks.

Gary Shoemake Thu, 25 Feb 1999 09:43:49
Info needed on family of Ferrill Burrell & Annie SHOEMAKE who lived at the Sublime area from 1860's to 1920's. F.B. had a sister Sarah Brooks & a bro. James Calvin also at Sublime. F.B. Shoemake (1832 to 1913) was born in SC, raised in AL, & was in Lavaca Co. before 1870. He was married 3 times: 1st to Sarah HOUCHINS; 2nd to Mary McCARTY, and 3rd in 1874 to Annie Briscoe HARRIS (1844 to 1923). Sons were: John L, Wm H, Guy B, Robt L, James F, Edgar C, & Oscar. Dau's were (including married surname): Mary J (Mrs Geo.) ANDERSON, Annette (Mrs. James) CHADWICK, Lelah (Mrs. Wm G) TYNES, Maude (Mrs Oscar) CADY, Claudia Williford, Bennie (Mrs Edward) BUCHANEK, & Ada WILSON. Also had step son - Wm H HARRIS & a step dau.- J. Epsy Harris (Mrs James) BROOKS. I have very little info on F.B.'s origins & would appreciate any clues--thanks.

Roger Earwood Thu, 25 Feb 1999 22:29:27
Edward Austin EARWOOD and Mary Isabella McGONAGILL are my great grandparents on my fathers side. They were married on 10 Jan 1865, Hallettsville, Lavaca, TX. Looking for records showing what cities they were born in. This is the information I have: Edward Austin Earwood, b: 5 Jun 1843, , ,TN, d: 29 Jan 1910, Juno, ,TX; md: Mary Isabella McGonagill, 10 Jan 1865, Hallettsville, Lavaca, TX, b: 24 May 1846, , ,MS, d: 29 Mar 1921, Sonora, Sutton, TX

Carla Ratcliff Sat, 27 Feb 1999 08:53:01
Looking for descendants of : HILLMANN, FRELS, SWANK, SCHAEFER, EILERS in and around Yoakum, Tx. Have much to share. Thanks, Carla Hillman Ratcliff

Marcelyn Harris Sat, 27 Feb 1999 22:00:28 EST
Need obituaries of Jedediah K. ELKINS, wife Dalia Lea, children Orpha BROWNING and Ernest Elkins, all from Yoakum, Lavaca County. Is there a resource in Yoakum? Will share Elkins information.

Dorothy & John Koepke Sun, 28 Feb 1999 21:30:18
Searching for Augustus Baldwin McDONALD who lived in Lavaca County on1860's. Wives were Polly Clover, Mary COLEMAN, Sarah STOKES, and Martha Ann BELL. His daughter, Mary Ann McDonald by Polly Clover was married to Charles Fanklin SCOTT in Fredericksburg in 1855. They are the g-g-grandparents of John KOEPKE. Augustus B. McDonald died in 1869 in Lavaca Cty. We are interested in locating his burial site. Any assistance in this matter would be appreciated.

Scott Aly Sat, 6 Mar 1999 22:05:37
Looking for all info on Henry ROSENBERG, born 2-10-1871 in Hallettsville, Lavaca Co., Texas. Henry married Rosa Lee SIMMONS on 6-24-1891 in Bald Prairie, TX (where is that?). Need to know where Henry is buried, who his parents where and any other vital info possible. Scott Aly, 6407 Flamingo Road, Greenville, TX, 903-455-4534

Ileine Burke Wed, 10 Mar 1999 21:41:49
Researching NICHOLS, WALKER, SWEET, TADLOCK, GRANBERRY, from Lavaca County starting from 1856. Any an all information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Dee Sat, 13 Mar 1999 08:35:37
Our family, HOLYFIELD, started in Warwickshire, England in 1685 with Valentine Holyfield. Do not know father and mother's name. Ralph Holyfield was born christened on April 9, 1721 at St. Anne's P.E. Church in Annapolis, MD. Parents listed as Valentine and Elizabeth Holyfield. Ralph spent first 35 years as a farmer in MD. He married "Jemima", last name not given. They had a son whose name is not recorded. In 1760, Ralph, Jemima, their son, along with Valentine and Elizabeth, moved to Wake County, NC. There is no data on the son of Ralph and Jemima except he had a child named Sion. This grandson of Ralph Holyfield was born in Wake County, NC (this was originally part of Orange Co.). Sion moved to MS in the early 1800's and lived in Wayne Co., MS in 1820, Jasper Co. in 1830 and Kemper Co. in 1850. He married Charlotte (last name not given.) Their children were: Lewis, Henry, Hays, Needham, Alfred, Moses (my relative), Harriet, Berry G., Mary, and Jane. Moses was born 1825 in Wayne Co., MS. He married Unicy A. PHELPS in 1843. Their children were: Ramsom J. (my relative), Lazarus, Sine, John Henry Hays, and Amanda. Moses & Unicy came to TX and settled in Old Moulton, Lavaca Co., TX about 1870. Ransom J.(born abt. 1850) married Sally BEAVER In Gonzales Co., TX. Their children were Dee (my grandfather), Charley, Edward, Joseph, Pearl and Stella. G-grandfather Ransom J. moved to Houston, TX where he be became a large mule team freighter of oil field equipment. My apologies for giving so much info but you never know where some connection may be hiding! Dee

Thomas B Williams Thu, 18 Mar 1999 23:46:00
Trying to locate any info on Valentine Martin WILLIAMS who is buried in the Old Moulton Cemetery in Lavaca Co, TX. He was b. 1 May 1826, Alabama, d. 7 April 1898 m. Josephine REXFORD probably MS after the Civil War. Josephine Rexford d. 15 April 1906 in Lampasas CO, TX. Their children were: Mae Williams m. John SHOEMAKE; Sally Williams m. an ANDERSON; Issac Benjamin Willaims m. Bessie Mable O'BANNON; Ida Williams M. Dick LEWIS; Mattie Williams and Jessie P. WILLIAMS m. Elbert SMITH. Josephine Rexford Williams parents were Jesse Rexford and Artimesia BILLINGSLEY m. Holmes Co, MS. Josephine was born in Holmes Co, MS in 1846. Valetine Martn Williams parents were Elijah Williams and Sarah Ann MARTIN. Any help you can give me on this family and any records in Lavaca Co would be most appreciated. Will be more than happy to reimburse copy and mailing costs.

William W.Miller Sat, 20 Mar 1999 16:22:36
Am told there was a MAYO living in this County prior to a marriage in DeWitt Co.1883. Am seeking info on the Parents of Lemuel S. Mayo who married Josephine L. TILLEY in DeWitt Co.Sept 26,1883. Will share what I have on WALKER, Tilley, Mayo children, WILBURN. Billy Miller, Austin TX

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JLW Tue, 6 Apr 1999 21:43:51
I would like to know more about B. A. KNOCKE, Faith Healer. If there are there books with some reference about him. My wife's great grandfather traveled from George West to see if he could be healed. And he died there in 1930. His name was Jacob Alexander MALONE. He is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in and unmarked grave. This place was east of Yoakum off of Rd. 318. Thanks for taking the time. JLW

Suzy Crisci Tue, 13 Apr 1999 16:19:16
JAMISON, Mary Eliza, called Maydee by her husband James Joeseph MAY. Married September 1891 Had 7 children. I would love to know more about the Jamison family. I have a picture of her brother on horseback but I don't know his name. I have lots of MAY family info Thanks for your time and efforts Suzy Crisci

Dorothy Tanner Thu, 8 Apr 1999 01:41:42
James (Jim) BAROS who was apparently killed around the river bottoms near county line-he had been shot. When his horse came home without him the family went looking and found him. This apparently happened 1900-1910. The story I was told that James was pecan hunting in river bottoms between Lavaca and Gonzales county. Most of the Baros people lived in Lavaca Co and are buried in St. Anns cemetery. I visited my great uncle Albert Baros in 1992, he would have known and been able to give me the correct story - all of the old timers in that family are gone now. Thanks for any help. Dorothy Tanner

Sandra Vossler Wed, 14 Apr 1999 19:43:53
Moses BAUCOM and wife Lucie came to Texas from Tennessee in the 1870's. They were first found on a census from Davis Co. **My first question is where is Davis Co.? All I can find is that Davis Co. was discontinued.** From there they went to Halletsville. Their last 4 children (Malissa, Maggie, Molly, and Dolly) were born in Lavaca Co. (Halletsville, and Sweet Home), between the years of 1875 and1883. (they had 11 children, the first 7 were born in TN). On a family group sheet I was sent a few years ago, their residence is shown as "plantation" in Halletsville. Does anyone know of this family? Any information would be greatly appreciated. I am willing to share material on Baucom's or related families. Thank you. Sandra Vossler P.O.Box 1705 Winnemucca, NV 89446

Elizabeth Bogue Sat, 17 Apr 1999 09:06:06
I am looking for information on a location shown in the Geological Survey as HARLESS Cemetery in Lavaca county. I am particularly looking for anyone by the name of COOK who might be buried there or if there was ever a city called Harlessburg at that location. Thank you for your assistance. Elizabeth Bogue, Salt Lake City, UT

Pat Baron Sat Apr 10 22:18:48
Searching for information on John F. LUCAS of possibly Witting, Texas. Also of the last name of ROESLER. I will be happy to share.

Joy Goade Zowie Sun, 2 May 1999 13:13:40
CLIFTON - STEWART...I am searching for Thomas Morgan Clifton b: March 3, 1891 Sweet Home, Lavaca, TX. d: Oct 29, 1968 Seguin, Guadalupe, TX marr: Mamie Bell Stewart b: Oct 12, 1908 Rancho, Gonzales, TX d: 1990 Nixon, Gonzales, TX. I am just starting on these surnames and need lots of help!!

Brenda McNeil Sun May 02 14:29:43 1999
Need infirmation on John McNEIL and wife Annie McNeil. They lived at 306 Hill Yoakum, Texas in 1920. They had a son Joseph B. McNeil age 20, daughter Isabel McNeil age 9, daughter Mae McNeil age 6. I beleive Isabel married someone in the BYRD family.

BRENDA MCNEIL Fri, 16 Apr 1999 20:48:36
Need infirmation on John McNEIL and wife Annie McNeil. They lived at 306 Hill Yoakum, Texas in 1920. They had a son Joseph B. McNeil age 20, daughter Isabel McNeil age 9, daughter Mae McNeil age 6. I beleive Isabel married someone in the BYRD family.

Marjorie Freeman Fri, 07 May 1999 21:52:26
Looking for information about Liby FREEMAN born in Lavaca County in 1891 to James Freeman & Annie EINKAUF Freeman . Liby married Winnie Bashie EASON in Lavaca Cty and many of their 10 children were born there.

Glenn & Susie Mon May 17 19:07:28 1999
In St. Joseph Cemetery, Yoakum, Texas Lavaca County. There are many listings for DOUGLASS, QUOTA Families. Need information on Douglass families. Originally from Cambria County, PA. Have information, will share.

Pankratz, Jana Wed, 19 May 1999 08:31:42
SPEAKE, Maude. Speake, Joseph Warren married Lu LUMKIN. 1851-1914 Any information on these people would be greatly appreciated. You may contact me at 3203 Festus Drive. Austin, TX 78748

Bobby Hicks Wed, 19 May 1999 10:28:28
Researching, decendents of George WALTON 1817 to 1904 and Louisa ZUMWALT 1824 to 1906. They lived in and around Lavaca county in the 1850's. Especially interested, in William, David , & Doc Walton. Bobby Hicks, 301 South 12th St. Junction,Texas 76849

OKDAD Thu, 20 May 1999 10:07:17
Trying to locate Melvin LONG who joined the Navy during January 1951 from Yoakum, Lavaca County. I have some photos from our Navy days to give him or his descendants. An e-mail response would be appreciated. Curtis in Oklahoma City

Annita Powell Wed, 19 May 1999 04:43:50
I would like information on BOXVILLE, Lavaca Co., TX. Annita BOX POWELL (wrpowell@cswnet.com) Thank you for your time.

Pam Mon, 7 Jun 1999 22:41:47
Looking for information on a Mary Ellen GREGORY who married Harry Lorimer HOY in Lavaca County August 8, 1878. According to the 1900 Census for Gonzales County, TX, she says that she was born in Alabama. The couple later operated the Waelder Hotel in Waelder, TX. Any information regarding her parents or siblings would be greatly appreciated. Pam

Thomas Bonorden Wed, 09 Jun 1999 20:15:56
My name is Thomas E. BONORDEN. My great-grandfather was Bernhard H. Bonorden. My great grandmother was Mary SALLENTINE. They married in Feb. 1856, Lavaca County Texas. The 1880 census list a Suzanna DREYER as mother-in law to Bernhard H. Bonorden. I have no information on this Suzanna Dreyer, can't find this name in any of Tise's cemetery books. My grandfather, Henry William Bonorden, born 1863, didn't seem to pass any information about this Suzanna to my father, Arthur E. Bonorden, born 1893. This is a very big mystery. I keep hoping there is some kind of information still floating around about this Suzanna Dreyer. Thanks. Thomas E. Bonorden, 239 Petunia, Lake Jackson, Texas, 77566, 409-297-8345

Terry T. Holland Thu, 10 Jun 1999 19:42:03
Bill SMOTHERS guided Stephen F. Austin from Natchitoches, LA to the Fort Bend area. He and several other families were left there to build a fort while Austin returned to the US to organize and solicit colonists. Smothers (also known as William SMEATHERS and William SMITHERS) was well known in KY where he had built three other forts and had established the site of Owensboro, KY. I am searching for any information I can find on Bill Smothers' life in the Lavaca Co., TX area. Thanks in advance for your help.

Sue Hancock Fri, 18 Jun 1999 09:24:39
DUKE, Burley J. and Mary Mildred YOUNG Duke, children Felix, Lavonia, Mary, Martha, Crutcher, and Lee. Family lived in Lavaca Co. during 1860-1880s. Would like to hear from others researching this line. I want to find parents of Burley J. Duke and Mary Mildred Young. Burley from GA. Mildred from TN. Thanks.

Joe Nance Sat, 19 Jun 1999 21:05:03
In the 1860 TX census for Lavaca County there was an Edward NANCE who was 50 years old, farmer and born in VA. His wife was Margaret, 45, OH. There were 5 children: Margaret,17,MO; Lewis,16,MO; Edward,13,IL; Clara,7,IL; and Dovey Viola,5,IL. In the 1870 TX census Edward wasn't listed but his wife Margaret was living with the Thomas SKAGGS family. Please provide me any information you may have on Edward Nance, especially date of death. Edward would be my GG Granddad. Thank you.

Warneke Sun, 20 Jun 1999 00:36:11
I am looking for any information I can get on Thomas JOHNSON who was listed in the 1880 Lavaca County Census. I am more interested in is wife, Louisa WARNEKE. She came to the USA on May 17 1867 from Hamburg, Germany. She was in Washington County, TX in the 1870 Census. Her children was Henry (or Hienrick) Warneke, Minda (or Dora) Warneke, and William Warneke. William is my great-grandfather. Louisa and Thomas had four children together. They are Mary Johnson, James Johnson, Charles Johnson and Louisa Johnson.

Bobby Hicks Sun, 20 Jun 1999 18:22:46
Laura Annie PONTON, daughter of Dr. Joel Ponton b.1802 d.1875 and wife Mary HENDERSON . Wife to John WALTON b. 1856 in Lavaca County who was the son of George Walton b.1817 d, 1904 & Louisa ZUMWALT b.1824 d.1906. Any information on Laura is appreciated.

Miki Chambers Mon, 21 Jun 1999 12:36:00
I am looking for information on the CHAMBERS and KOONCE families that lived and died in Lavaca Co. in the 1800's and 1900's. My husband's grandfather was John E. Chambers, married Ruby Lee Koonce. Any help of information would be greatly appreciated.

Sharon Denise Gore Wood Wed, 23 Jun 1999 08:45:31
Looking for the KLIEM ancestors of Theodore Herman Kliem, born: 1861 married Alma Goeth, born: 1868 their children were: Minnie Kliem, b. 1886 married Fred SCHNEIDER, Hulda Kliem, b.1887 married John BRAUNCHADEL, Otto Kliem, b.1889 married Louise ?, Dora Kliem, b.1892 married Julius Frank BECKMAN, Caroline Kliem, b.1894 married George KOOP, Ernest Kliem, b.1896 married Alma ?, Max Edward Kliem, b.1899 married Louise Henrietta Wilhemina MEYER, Benhardt Kliem, b.1901 married Lizzie ?, Selma Ruth Kliem, b. 1904 married Dick HABBINGA, Leon Hardt (Boy) Kliem, b.1906 married Lee Olla ? Other Surnames from Lavaca Co., that are part of this family one way are another are: BECKER, PRIESMEYER, FAIRCOMP, FEHRENKAMP, ROHDENBERG. Any help with any of these surnames would be appreciated.

Larry White Sun, 27 Jun 1999 11:37:17
James Newton ANDERSON from Coloasieu Parish, Luisiana (born May 30, 1848 died March 3, 1916) married Keron "Keetie" WOODWARD from Lavaca County (born January 7, 1855 died February 17, 1895) daughter of Lucinda Ann HINCH (born January 17, 1820 died January 23, 1877) and Jacob Woodward (born February 14, 1818 died January 9, 1894). All of whom died and are buried in Halletsville. I am seeking information on Woodward and Hinch.

Marie Talbott Sun, 27 Jun 1999 14:40:32
NELSON, Doctor Frank Hamer; m 1st: Anne DAVISON; Children; Frank, Fred, Elisabeth "Daisy Mae", Charles Hamer; Moved to DeWitt County prior to 1880. m 2nd: Oct 2, 1882 to Anna Mary HUGO of Petersville, DeWitt County. Anna was the daughter of Paul and Elisa Hugo. Doctor Nelson may have practiced in Yoakum, just miles from the Hugo/Clausewitz property in Petersville, where his 1st wife and perhaps Charles Hamer and another child of his may be buried in the "Hugo/Clausewitz" family plot. The DeWitt County 1880 Federal Census shows he is a physican at the time. So some time between the 1880 census and the marriage to Anna Hugo his 1st wife died and perhaps Charles Hamer Nelson. I am trying to locate any information on Dr. Nelson and his descendants. Since Yoakum is on the border of DeWitt and Lavaca counties there is a good chance some records could exist in Lavaca county. Unable to locate anything on Dr. Nelson. All information is appreciated. Thank you, Marie Talbott,

Joe Nance Wed, 23 Jun 1999 20:50:27
In the 1860 TX census for Lavaca County there was an Edward NANCE who was 50 years old, farmer and born in VA. His wife was Margaret, 45, OH. There were 5 children: Margaret, 17, MO; Lewis, 16, MO; Edward, 13, IL; Clara, 7, IL; and Dovey Viola, 5, IL. In the 1870 TX census Edward wasn't listed but his wife Margaret was living with the Thomas SKAGGS family. I would appreciate any information you may have on Edward Nance, especially date of death. Edward is my GG Granddad. Thank you.

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Marilyn Wilson Fri, 02 Jul 1999 18:03:51
We are currently searching for information on John Morgan POWER, especially the specific location of his birth. At this time we only know that it was Alabama. We do not know the county or any other information. He was born on July 17, 1832 and he died on November 10, 1910. He is buried in the County Line Cemetery. He was married to Sarah Ann DICKINSON on March 7, 1854 in Lavaca County. Any information you could give us would be appreciated. Thanks, Marilyn Wilson, Aledo, TX

Betty Vaughn Sat, 3 Jul 1999 17:46:36
Need help on my gr-gr-grandfarther William TUBBS. Census data varies, so all dates approximate. I think he was born around 1807 in KY. His father was born in SC and his mother in NC. He married in Alabama before 1837, her name might be Rody. William was the farther of William M., Sarah, John C, and maybe Wiley. Other children possible. He was in Austin County TX in 1860. His children are listed in Austin County in 1870, but William had returned to Alabama to marry Caroline BUFF HORN, widow of Little Page Calloway Horn of Perry County Alabama. William and Caroline married 31 July 1870. Their oldest son , Thomas Berry Tubb was born just after arriving back in Tex. In May of 1871. Their son, Leon Ernest Tubb was born in September of 1873. Around 1876, Caroline older son by her first marriage "ran off" William Tub for being abusive to Caroline. On 1880 census, William Tubb, age 73 is living with his son from first marriage, William M. in Lavaca Co. Tx; 10 yr. old Berry is living with his half sister Sarah and her husband J. S. ROSE in Lavaca County and Caroline, with 7 yr. old son, Ernest is living with her daughter, Fanny Horn HARRY in Yaokum, Colorado Co, TX. Any help would be appreciated. Betty Vaughn

John Sitka Mon, 5 Jul 1999 22:50:57
Attempting to collect information on the SITKA, and ORSAK family that lived in the early part of the century. My understanding is that Hallettsville has some info, and that no one in either family has complied any family tree data. Anything is greatly appreciated. Thanks. John Sitka III

Grace A. Gleason Tue, 06 Jul 1999 20:30:09
ADAMS, William Alexander, Janette KUYKENDALL, and son Abner DeWITT: found on 1850 census with Lewis and Lucretia STILWELL. Later moved to Goliad, where William died in December 1870. Thereafter, the family removed to Frio County. The Kuykendalls are well-researched, but William is a real mystery man. They are my g/g/g/grandparents. If anyone has any information on this family, I would be very grateful to have it. Does anyone know why they might be living with the Stilwells? Any little clue could be of great value. Happy to share any information I have.

Kristi Braun Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 17:23:39
I am looking for the descendants of Robert BRAUN, he came to Texas with his family after 1877. My husband is a descendant of Richard Braun son of Robert. Would like to know of other siblings of Richard and when the Braun's came to Texas. Robert Braun was born Mar., 16, 1846 in Germany and died May 19, 1927 and is buried in Shiner.

Dorothy B. Sat, 10 Jul 1999 19:52:48
I'm searching for obit, succession or death records for Eliza HAM and Hezikiah DUNHAM, ca. 1870-80. They are on the 1860 and Elizabeth is age 74 on the 1870 Lavaca census.The last time she is listed is 1880 Lavaca County, age 83 and widowed.. Son Mortimer T. Dunham is listed on the 1880 Lavaca Co. census by 1880 he is in LaSalle County, Cotulla and died there and no children. Son James is on the 1880 Milam Co, census, he did have children. Other connected family lines are FOSTER, BUNDICK, MARTIN.

Billye Sat, 10 Jul 1999 14:07:28
I am looking for the Shadrack Marion GUTHRIE family, CULPEPPERS, GOODSON and MIDDLEBROOKS families. Is it possible to get a 1900 census record?

Nancy Wed, 14 Jul 1999 04:13:05
I would like to find out more information on Phoebe PLATT that had married J.A. ALLEN in Matagorda Co. on May 6, 1905 and died June 24, 1907 in Lavaca Co. I was wondering if they had any children. It was rumored in our family that she commited suicide. You would think this news would be in a newspaper. She was the daughter of William Lee Platt and Clara Jane KELLEY. She was born December 1887 in Indian Territory, OK.

Diane Whitley Wed, 14 Jul 1999 13:55:28
Seeking info. about WHITLEY, Samuel Arthur Jr. descendants. Have info. from supposed 1900 census from Lavaca County which includes: wife, Sarah Alice Edwards. Children: Sam, Lester, Tom Nugent, and Otis Andrew. Have info. on Otis Andrew (i.e. wife, children etc.) but seeking info. about his brothers' wives, their children. Also known: parents of Samuel Arthur Jr.--Samuel Arthur Sr. and Rosila H. BRITTON. I would appreciate any help you can provide. E-mail me at dwmermaidtx@excite.com or dwhitley@accd.edu.

Kimberly Thu, 15 Jul 1999 09:06:53
Seeking information on Henry or Harvey Neut McELROY of Hallestville, Lavaca county. Thank you, Kimberly

Lloyd Wilson Thu, 15 Jul 1999 16:09:59
Miles GUM came from Ms. in 1858 to Texas. He was murdered in or about 1860 by a man name George FOUCH. His estate was worth about 4300. at the time. I am looking for the person who received this property. Thanks, Lloyd Wilson

Jennifer Baros Wed Jul 14 23:43:28 1999
BAROSH (BAROS), Michael and family, from Germany, to this County in 1870. Children included Name and Name. Will share material on Baros, Barosh.

B. Jacobs Tue, 20 Jul 1999 12:06:10
In the 1970's we were advised a JACOBS reunion was held each August in or around Hallettsville. If anyone has any knowledge of this (now) or in past years, please advise. Thank you. B. Jacobs

Bob Lindauer Thu, 15 Jul 1999 10:51:36
John PETER, born 1845 Morovia Austria (Czechoslovakia now), and Anastasia SCHUBERT, born 1850 Morovia Austria, are on the 1880 Census in Fayette County. They had 11 children many of which settled in Lavaca County. Their names were John, Roman, Franz, Ludwig, Clement Albert, Aberta, Charles, Imelda, Joe, & Rudolph. Most of them used "PETERS" as the last name. I am looking for ancestors and the Morovia village for this family as well as information on the children and descendants.

Vernon Orsack Sat, 17 Jul 1999 23:21:04
Seeking information on Grandfather Raymond ORSACK and the following relative Surnames: Orsack, ORSAK, BIALEK and PETRU. Thanks, Vernon Orsack.

Sandy Tubbs Sat, 31 Jul 1999 05:32:56
Thomas WALKER b. 1831 LA, m. 1) Nancy "Hettie" BIGGS 1857 Houston Co TX, and their children were: John, disappeared; Henrietta b. 1859 TX; Thomas b. 1863 TX; Harvey b. 1865 TX; Ellen b. 1868 TX; Nora Jane b. 1872 Caldwell TX m 1) Charlie HELLUMS and 2) James Andrew KING, d. Trinity co TX; Walter Robert b. 1880 m. Dora MAUSER, settled in Waco, McLennan Co TX. Thomas m. 2) Delala/Delada, a widow with a daughter Lilly. Thomas and Delala were in the 1900 Lavaca Co census, and we have been told they died and were buried there. Does anyone recognize this family? Can anyone tell me where they are buried? Glad to share any and all info on the Walker family.

Jeanie Liles Sat, 31 Jul 1999
GRIFFIS, WISE, ROTHWELL -- I am needing help on these names..

Lou Wilkerson Sun, 1 Aug 1999 10:56:54
James TUCKER and wife Theresa HAGAN: Am looking for records of the above listed have a homestead in Lavaca County prior to 1850. Some information indicates they were there in 1832 but went back to Missouri due to the trouble with Santa Ana. Can someone help me with this? Lou Ann

Melinda Mason Thu, 29 Jul 1999 23:58:02
I'm looking for information on Julia Ann MIDDLEBROOK who was living in Lavaca County in 1906 when her husband passed away. He was John Alpheus TERRY. We're looking for her family. She came to the area at the age of 10 and died in 1922 in Houston.

Melinda Mason Tue, 3 Aug 1999 21:29:08 EDT
Seeking Mariah BRAY MIDDLEBROOK, born 1818 in Chatham, N. C. Supposedly died in Lavaca County TX in 1974 (?..I doubt it, but I Found that in Mormon info). She was mother of Julia Ann Middlebrooks Terry.

Ray Hucek Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 20:14:59
HUCEK, DUDEKS -- I am seeking information about the Huceks that lived in this area at the beginning of the century. Any help would be appreciated.

D. Ryan Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 12:44:06
John Francis RYAN was son of Joseph Ryan & Theresa TUCKER. John Francis married Ann Vernon NEWSOME. Records show they lived in LaVaca County Texas. John Francis Ryan was my great-grandfather. I am decendent through John Francis Ryan's son Charles Arthur Ryan who had the following brothers and sisters: Nick, Dave, Jim, Henry, Miles, Alice, Dora Agnes, Maggie, Mollie. If you are working on this set of Ryan family, I would like to compare notes.
[Please note that Delores Rutland has passed away since she posted this message. However, her niece, Shanna Ryan Gregory-Saxton, has taken up the research on this family.]

Debbie Langton Tue, 10 Aug 1999 11:21:14
Looking for the ancestors of Cynthia KELLY and William SMOTHERS. William Smothers married Cynthia Kelly June 09, 1844 Gonzales County, Texas and had eight children. He maintained two stores in Hallettsville. TX and was a militant in having Hallettsville established as the county seat rather than Petersburg (early Zumwalt Settlement) to the south. When Petersburg lost the election for seat and refused to give up the county records, Smothers formed a posse, seized the records in Petersburg and escorted them to Hallettsville to the temporary county seat buildings he had provided for the new officials. William Smothers was a "hell-raiser" who loved to drink and gamble and in 1850 operated a liquor store in Hallettsville and operated a pool hall and gaming room in the establishment, indicted at least 9 times for breaking local liquor laws and over 17 times for gambling. Multiple times he was either on the receiving or giving end of local assault cases, acquitted in some and paying fines in others. After all that he was elected sheriff in 1860 and active in recruiting companies of local men for frontier service as rangers and later the Civil War. He was in the freighting business and finally killed in a shoot out with a Union agent in 1863. His son A.J. Smothers was Sheriff of Lavaca Co in 1882-1888. Regards, Debbie

Glaze Thu, 12 Aug 1999 11:25:27
EBNER, Frederick, from Baden, Germany to this country in 1853. Children included: Frederick, Magdaline, Elizabeth, John and William. Will share material on surname Ebner.

Billie Cathey Wed, 18 Aug 1999 21:34:25
STRIEBECK, William H., and Henry, two brothers lived in Lavaca County in l900. Immigrated from Germany in the l870's. Thank you very much. These men were my father's uncles.

Mike Wagner Wed, 18 Aug 1999 18:04:56
I am looking for imformation on Wenzel WAGNER. He lived in Lavaca County around Praha. I have imformation that he donated land for either the church or school at Praha. His children lived in the moulton and shiner area. Any imformation would be helpful. Please e-mail me with a reply if you have any imformation. ( I am sort of on my own with this search) Thanks.

Tracie Fri, 20 Aug 1999 14:03:58
Looking for information on the Charlie RHODES/RHODE family. I know that he and his wife had at least two sons, George Washington Rhodes born in Halletsville in 1868 and John P. Rhode who served in the Civil War. It is my understanding that John changed the spelling of the family name to Rhode. George later moved to Karnes County and married first Lillie and second Carrie Mae.

Ileine Nichols Burke Fri, 20 Aug 1999 22:21:30
Seeking Decendents of the NICHOLS family from Texas Norman Henry Nichols married to Anna Elizabeth WALKER seeking the family of Norman Henry Nichols aka Henry Nichols born in Lavaca county Texas in 1963 Seeking information on the brothers and sisters of Norman William B. Nichols being the father of Norman. But who is his Mother?.

Vernon Orsack Wed, 25 Aug 1999 08:16:04
I'm looking for information on my relatives. Anyone have these names: Orsack, Orsak, Orsac, Bialek, Petru? Thank you.

Jackie Wed, 25 Aug 1999 10:56:52
Need information on Adolph F. BROSCH parents and their history on arrival to TX. the time and port of entry, ship name and anything of this nature. Adolph F. Brosch b. Nov. 9, 1879 in Ammansivelle, TX. d. Mar. 18, 1934 in Shiner. Fathers name Frank Brosch born about 1851. Adolph F. Brosch married Annie Gieptner and had two sons. Alfred Gustav. and Edwin Adolph. Have information to share. Also need information on Annie GIEPTNER's mother Anna Kubena who came to US at age 16 with parents John and Susanna Kubena from Moravia, Czechoslovakia. Anna married Emil Gieptner and had 8 children that I know of. Need information about John and Susanna KUBENA arrival time, port of entry ship name and how they got to the area near Moulton, Lavaca county. They could have arrived around 1873 to the US since I know Anna was born March 24, 1857 in Moravia, Czechoslovakia.

Eloise Nicolos Sat, 28 Aug 1999 22:57:28
WATSON, Micha, of Lavaca county, enlisted Ragsdale's Batt'n, Cav., Texas, Dec. 26, 1861 in Houston. Other listings on his record were Capt. Andrew Daly's Company Mounted Troops; Capt. Andrew Daly's Company, Hobby's Reg't Texas Cavalry; Capt. Andrew Daly's Company, 4 Regiment Arizona Brigade. Micha Watson left his wife Sarah and three children in Lavaca. His name appears on a List Of Prisoners of War surrendered and paroled at Victoria, Texas, prior to Aug. 8, 1865. I would like information concerning the officers and battalions which might shed genealogical light on this family. Thank you for your help.

Onoldah Rone Mon, 6 Sep 1999 10:52:20
I believe my great-grandparents were in Lavaca Co., TX in 1880 and maybe before that. William B. DAVIS was born in 1852 in VA. He was married to Mary L. HUFF about 1876 in TX. Mary Huff was born in 1860 in TX. This family is shown in the 1880 TX census with a child, J. L. (looks like), age 2, born in TX and they were boarders with the J. Close family. William Davis was listed as a farmhand. By 1900 this family was in Bastrop Co., TX. It is known that William and Mary Davis had the following children:Arthur, Lon (Lonzy), Jessie, Mackie, Annie, Suzie, Nora and Ora. All children were born prior to 1900. Any help appreciated.

Sandi McGill Tue, 7 Sep 1999 22:46:02
Am looking for any information on George Samuel McGILL. He was born in Hallettsville, Texas (Lavaca County)sometime in 1880. He married Eddie HALLIBURTON from Waelder, Texas (Gonzales County) That's all I know. Any information would be truly appreciated. Thanks for the help.

Glenn & Susie Fri, 10 Sep 1999 07:35:01
Mary Elizabeth BISHOP married John McMAHON. Mary Elizabeth was born in about 1869. She died in 1923 in Markham, Texas. Need information on these relatives. She had at least one son named Lee. Mary Elizabeth had 3 brothers. Wiley, Thomas, & Augustine Douglass, and James Ray.

Mark & Jana Rooke Mon, 13 Sep 1999 15:29:30
Am looking for information about the ancestors and descendants of Elizabeth KELLY and James Benedict RILEY of Lavaca County, Texas. Their Children: Sarah, b. Sept. 16, 1858, d. Nov. 12, 1867; Mary, b. November 7, 1860, d. March 3, 1862; Matilda, b. Feb. 16, 1862, d. August 16, 1887; James, b. March 12, 1865; Terasa, b. Nov. 25, 1884, m. Ves TUCKER, Nov. 25, 1884, d. about Dec. 1938; John, b. July 6, 1869, m. Mary O'BRIEN, Oct. 21, 1895; Annie, b. Feb. 12, 1871, m. Leo BREWER; Paul, b. Sept. 20, 1873, d. Jan. 28, 1875; Ellen Mary, b. Feb. 12, 1874, Yoakum, Lavaca Co., m. James Bluford BAUGH, Nov. 6, 1895, d. Feb. 2, 1953, Clute, Brazoria Co. TX (my ancestor); George Henry, b. Nov. 12, 1878, m. Kate KING, Oct. 14, 1904, d. July 3, 1963; Lenard Francis, b. July 4, 1880, m. Mary Adna SIMMS, Miss RIZER, Bertha Mae Greener PRAFKA, d. 1976; Ada Idel, b. July 17, 1883, m. Mr. Knippa, d. Nov. 16, 1976; Charles Henry, b. May 4, 1885, m. Alice unknown. Any information about these Rileys or Kellys of Lavaca and Brazoria Counties would be appreciated!

Vickie Orton Wed, 22 Sep 1999 01:09:18
PEVODA, DROIGK -- looking for family. Do not know much.

Peggy Starr-Reason Thu, 23 Sep 1999 00:20:13
I am looking for any information I can get regarding history of the PONDERs. Ethyl Ponder born on 5/24/86 was born in Yoakum or even possibly in Hallettsville. Her father's name was John Nelson Ponder and her mother's maiden name was Viola GODWIN. Viola and John Nelson had the following children Author, Lewis (or Louis), James who was in the army and passed away during the flu epidemic at the time, Alice and one more son who I don't know his name. I really appreciate any help you can give me in trying to locate my people. My family were nomads including all of the above, so it has been really hard to locate any of them.

Toni Thomas Wed, 29 Sep 1999 09:55:06
Am looking for information on Robert CUMMINS who died at the Battle of Salado Creek 9/1/1842. I have the information on one of his children, Granville Newton Cummings, but not on the rest of the children or on what happen to wife Elizabeth Ann Cummins nee McFARLIN. Any help you could give me would be appreciated.

J. Hairgrove Sorrells Wed, 29 Sep 1999 17:13:37
Am looking for information about George Washington HAIRGROVE who with his wife (Sarah Jane (Sally) NASH) and several children came to settle in Lavaca Co. in about 1856. They came from Aberdeen, Monroe Co. MS. George W. purchased land and had several more children. One of his sons was Marcas Dee Lafayette Hairgrove who married Emiline HARBOUR in Lavaca Co. He served in the Civil War and is buried in the Texas State Cemetery Austin, Texas. He was a deputy sheriff for Lavaca Co. then elected Tax Assessor where he served for several years. His children were Alverly & Alice (twins), William, Mattie, Marcas Dee Jr. & Jackson. Can anyone help me out with George Washington's parents or brothers/sisters? Other Hairgrove members lived in Aberdeen at the same time GW but I can't make a connection. Would enjoy sharing information. Thanks J. Sorrells.

Robert R. Riemenschneider, Sr. Mon, 27 Sep 1999 18:24:30
My husbands great grandmother was Johanna BUNTE, she came from Germany on the ship Suwa, arriving in Galveston l2-23-1853 with 6 other members of the Bunte family, she married Henrich Valentin RIEMENSCHNEIDER who came on the same ship. From Galveston we know he traveled to Old Indianola, some way and came overland to Hallettsville. He set up a shop and made early furniture, served in the Civil War, wounded at Shiloh and walked home and died about l0 years later. They had three children, but we can find no record of the other six members of Johanna's family. We can find no record of their marriage and don't know if they married on ship, Galveston, Hallettsville? Barbara Gee Riemenschneider

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Susie Lee Tue, 5 Oct 1999 23:20:44 Researching the following in Lavaca County: BROWN, George W. b abt 1845 in MS -- married Amy HALL b 1850 in MS. Both families came to Lavaca county abt 1860. Their children: James Berryman Brown b 1867, Susie Brown b 1872 and Della Brown b?. HALL, Berryman b abt 1809 in TN - wife, Margaret -- children, John, Susannah, Margaret, Malinda, Rutha and Amarintha (Amy). Came to Lavaca Co mid 1850's.-- MOORE, Amos Vincent b 1824 in AL - wife, Nancy Cardelia CARTER b LA; children: Elizabeth, Eliza Jane, Julia Ann, Mark Anthony (married Callie Garner), Mary Ann, Emma, Rosa, Carrie, Amie and A.V.C. (my grandfather). O'NEAL, Bridges b 1814 AL - wife, Elizabeth; children: Martha, Aurena, Jessie (my grandfather), Sarah, Caroline, Emeline, Adelia, Mary and Alice Cora.-- O'NEAL, Jessie b 1844 AL - wife, Jennie WILSON; children: William B. (my grandfather), James, Mark, Thomas, Lillie, John and Georgiann. WILSON, William b 1819 AL - wife, Mary THOMAS; children: Elizah, James, John, Jackson, Mary and Jennett (my ggrandmother).

Karl D. Brosch Fri, 8 Oct 1999 15:24:57 I am looking for information regarding my grandfather who lived in the Hallestville Area. His name is recorded as Louis Joseph Brosch Sr. and died between 1964 - 1967. He had two sons- Louis Jr and Ben Brosch- Also had two daughters which were Beatrice and Berniece Brosch. I am just starting and will appreciate any information on my family tree.

Karl D. Brosch Fri, 8 Oct 1999 15:24:57 I am looking for information regarding my grandfather who lived in the Hallestville Area. His name is recorded as Louis Joseph Brosch Sr. and died between 1964 - 1967. He had two sons- Louis Jr and Ben Brosch- Also had two daughters which were Beatrice and Berniece Brosch. I am just starting and will appreciate any information on my family tree.

Sally Viada Tue, 12 Oct 1999 21:07:48
Looking for parents, siblings etc. of both Amanda THIGPEN and William BRATTON. Both bn ca 1857. Moved to La. after marriage.

Arliss Treybig Thu, 21 Oct 1999 13:05:22
FRANK, Charles & Catherine HEYNE/HEINE, located on Lavaca County census 1860, 1870, 1880; on Fayette Co. census for 1850. Known children are Caroline, Charles, Adolph, Anna, Louisa, William, Eliza, August/Augusta, Eliz./Betty, Andrew, Henry. Wish to contact descendants. Arliss Treybig, Box 1236, El Campo TX 77437.

Barbara Gee Riemenschneider Sat, 30 Oct 1999 19:56:52
I am searching for background on James MOORE dob abt 1843 in Miss., died in Lavaca County was a Confederate Veteran, his wife Amanda SARTEN, his brother Leander Moore, born in Miss. died in Lavaca County, their son James W. Moore, dob l866 in Miss., dod l943, Lavaca Co. Texas. The above four family memebers came from Lincoln County, Mississippi. They traveled down the Miss. River through the Port of New Orleans, into the Gulf and to the Port of Indianola, about l872. The came overland to what is now Lavaca County and spent the remainder of their lives there. James W. Moore's wife, Dannie HALL, dob l869 in Miss., dod l940, Lavaca County, TX, her father Seeb Hall, born in Georgia, her brother Press Hall, died in Lavaca County.James W. Moore had six sons and one daughter. Myrtle Moore GRANBERRY, Leland Moore, Travis Moore, Jack Moore, Aton Moore, Will Moore and Juliul Moore. Thank you for any help.

Kerri Glaspie Sun, 31 Oct 1999 16:02:51
Frances Kazmir POLANSKY. A cousin of mine passed away about 1940 in Lavaca county. Any information (obit, cemetery) would be appreciated.

Barbara Wilkinson Mon, 8 Nov 1999 22:24:23
I would like to know if there are any descendants of R. T. (Dick) HILL's family. I know his mother's name was Fanny and he had two sisters living in the area. This is my stepfather who died in 1969 and was buried either in Yoakum or Hallettsville.

JBL Thu, 11 Nov 1999 15:40:14
Seeking information on David O. DODD, who was born in Victoria, Lavaca County, Texas, on November 10, 1846, as a son of Andrew and Lydia Dodd-had sisters, Leonora and Senhora. Dodd was excuted in Little Rock, Arkansas as a Confederate spy during the American Civil War. Would accept census notation, or anything you might have on this family as I am working on a book to document the life of the "Boy Martyr of the Confederacy."

Dena Zumwalt McDermott Sat, 20 Nov 1999 11:02:44
I am interested in finding info on the Reuben BROWN Family. Reuben died in 1894. He had 10 children. Rebecca Brown ZUMWALT was one of those children. They lived and owned property in Lavaca County, Texas.

Jackie Brosch Sun, 21 Nov 1999 11:26:23
Information needed on Frank BROSCH native of Moravia, Austria. Left port of Bremen 1872 and arrived at the port of Galveston in 1872. Married Johanna BOHAC. They had five children: Adolph F., John, Frank, Agnes, and Carrie. Adolph F. Brosch lived in Shiner, Texas and married Annie Suzan GIEPTNER. Annie Gieptner's parents were Emil Gieptner and Anna KUBENA. Anna Kubena's parents were John and Susanna Kubena. Adolph F. and Annie Brosch had two sons Alfred G. and Edwin A. Brosch. Alfred G. Brosch was owner of the Lone Star Grocery in Shiner, TX. Edwin A. Brosch was a dentist in Wichita Falls, TX. I have information to share and need information.

Jennifer Thu, 25 Nov 1999 22:17:06
I am looking for any information on the surname FORCE about the year 1840-1865. Anything you can share would be most helpful.

Elizabeth Mraz Mon, 29 Nov 1999 10:08:51
Louis MRAZ b 6/1852 in Bohemia Immigrated in 1883 with his wife Marketta or Margaretha b 7/1855 in Bohemia immigrated in 1883 with their children: Maria, b. 3/1876; John, b 7/1879; Theresa, b 9/1881, all in Bohemia; Adolf, b 6/1883; Frank, b 8/1886; Louis, b 12/1888; Joe, b 12/1889; Eva, b 12/1893; Rosina, b 7/1894 all in Moulton, Lavaca County, Texas. This info came from Lavaca County Census record for 1900, at which time he was listed as naturalized. It also lists him as being married for 20 years and that his wife had 10 children with 9 living at the time of the census. My belief is that the last female child, Rosina was born premature and could have possibly had a twin who died at birth. The birthdate for Eva is 12/1893. The birthdate for Rosina is 7/1894 only 7 months later. Naturalization records do not have him listed. They only list Jacob Mraz, 8/10/1898, age 40, from Austria, John Mraz 2/15/1897 from Austria, and Tom Mraz 2/15/1897 from Austria. I have been told that Louis had a brother named Tom but have not been able to comfirm if this is him. The village of birth listed for Jacob is Jelivka or Jelinka. Does any one know of these villages? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. Elizabeth Mraz in Houston, Texas

D. Ryan Mon, 29 Nov 1999 15:07:39
Joseph RYAN came to Lavaca Co.TX in early 1830's. He was son of Patrick William Ryan. He is buried in Log Cabin Church Cemetery near Yoakum. He was instrumental in support to build St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Yoakum. Does anyone know Joseph's middle name (or possibly his first name). He was married to Theresa Luisa (TUCKER) Ryan. If you know any history on this family, please contact me. I know descendents. Thanks.

Walter McLendon Fri, 3 Dec 1999 15:26:06
Researching: Christopher Columbus LINCECUM b: 1859 Orange Co, TX d: 1926 buried Thompsonville Cem, Gonzales Co, TX. Christopher's portrait hangs in Pioneer Hall, San Antonio. He was a famous trail driver and maybe lawman. Married Nina COOK about 1902. Orange Co, 1860 census shows Christopher LINSICOMB, age 2. Walter McLendon

Sylvia Livergood Heath Mon, 13 Dec 1999 14:50:41
Looking for information on Thomas LIVERGOOD. Son of John Livergood and Hannah HIMES from Missouri. Younger brother of John Himes Livergood. Born in 1833 in Missouri. Not sure when he moved to Texas but have him living in or around Petersburg in 1850.