2001 Lavaca County, Texas Queries

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Randow Sun, 7 Jan 2001 17:17:52
Am looking for information on grandparents Charles Frederick William RANDOW and Louisa MEYER Randow who immigrated from Germany in about 1872 and were married in Lavaca County on 1/1/1873 and homesteaded some farm land in Sublime, Texas. They raised 10 children, 5 sons and 5 daughters who moved to various parts of Texas. Would appreciate any information.

Monica L. Molinar Sat, 27 Jan 2001 17:06:30
I am trying to locate any information available on my great-grandmother, Julia Irene (SHARP) KNIGHT (01/26/1889-05/27/1983). She was widowed by my great-grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Knight (07/05/1886-06/??/1948). She never remarried. I understand that she lived much, if not most, of her life in Beckville, Texas. In later years, she resided (and, I think) died in a nursing home in Shiner. I do not know whether or not she had siblings. Her father's name is either Alexander Thomas Sharp or Thomas Alexander Sharp, I'm not sure which. Her mother was Elnora BARBER. I would be ever grateful for any assistance you could provide on the SHARP, BARBER, and KNIGHT individuals and allied family members. Thank you in advance for your time. Sincerely, Monica Pleasants Molinar

Judy Thu, 25 Jan 2001 14:53:37
Seeking information on John McKINNEY married to Narcissa MOSS. John was 1st Sheriff of Lavaca Co after the county seat was moved to Hallettesville. Their children were: Ellen (my line) b 1828; James b 1829; Martha b 1831, Narcissa b 1834, John Jr b 1834, Mary b 1838, Sarah b 1839, William, b 1842, Tennessee b 1846 and Rebecca Jane "Janie" born 1848. Any info on any of these people appreciated. Will share what I have.

Barbara Pettit Tue, 30 Jan 2001 12:21:22
I am looking for any/all info. you may have on Josef SEITZ, Josef SHULAK or Claude CLIFTON families in Lavaca Co. Thank you.

Mary Margaret Meyer Mon, 5 Feb 2001 15:57:20
I am seeking information about the following families: MEYER, JACKEL, ROTHER, WIDNER, NEUMANN, GUETTNER, DORVAK, PODSIM, BEYER, WOLTERS, BENA, HOERIG, KRAM, ROEDER. Vincent Meyer (wife Clara) and family came to Lavaca county around 1840 from Austria/Germany and lived in the PAGEL Settlement near Hallettsville. I believe Vincent and Clara had four children: a son named Joseph Meyer married Helena Jackel, two daughters - Emelia Meyer married man named Rother, Annie Meyer married a man named Widner; and my great grandfather, Vincent Anton MEYER married Barbara NEUMANN, and they had three children: Clara MEYER (she was adopted by her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Neumann, Sr,) b. January 22, 1882 - d. November 30, 1977, was married to Ferdinand Guettner, William Meyer b. May 1883 married Mary Dorvak, Jane Meyer b. July 1884 married Albert Podsim. After Vincent's first wife died in 1888, he maried Annie BAASS, widow of Frank Beyer. Vincnet (Jr.) and Annie had three children: Annie Meyer b. December 8, 1893 -d. August 26, 1975 married Fredrick Wolters, Emelia Meyer b. January 31, 1895 -d. March24, 1974 married Joseph Frank Bena. Any information concerning these families will be appreciated.

Cody Garner Wed, 07 Feb 2001 16:27:54
I am trying to locate information on my great-grandfather J. J. MORGAN who lived in Lavaca County Texas and died there in October of 1880. He and his wife, Mary J. MURPHY Morgan had 4 children . Edmund Carter Morgan (1869-1956). Aurelia E. Morgan (1877-1961), my fraternal grandmother, Loretta Morgan (no dates) and John J. Morgan (no dates). This was his second family. I believe he lived in New Orleans prior to coming to Lavaca County. His wife was originally from New York State (Whiteplains) I have not be able to trace any of his history but believe that he was a medical doctor at one time. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Boyd Sun, 18 Feb 2001 22:08:47
Looking for information about Harrison McCLURE. I believe he lived in or very near Yoakum TX.

Beverly Frantzen Thu, 01 Mar 2001 21:05:28
On February 24, 2000 a Mary Lou LISENBE asked for information on the surnames TRICE, KOERCH, and STOUGH. I can't find out on to get in touch with her, could you please help me.

Charles Bohmfalk Fri, 09 Mar 2001 00:05:59
Joseph LAWRENCE was born in 1800 in N.C. Married Mary Eleanor Mc GARY. They are both burried in Hackberry, Lavaca Co. at Andrews Chapel. He died in 1897, she died in 1864. It is reported that Joseph Lawrence started the Masonic Lodge in Hallettsville. I am very interested in finding out all I can about this person. He is my gg grandfather. I have a letter addressed to me, dated 1956, where it lists my father as a grandchild, but it goes no further than that. I would very much like to update the records, but have not a clue how to proceed. ANY info would be most helpful. I am sure there are many other living descendants. Would love to contact them. I can be reached at 972-272-8331.

Arthur von Rosenberg Fri, 16 Mar 2001 19:22:31
Looking for information on MACHU, HOLUBEC, REZNICEK, ONDRASEK, arrived from Czechoslovakia around 1880, settled in Hallettsville for 2 - 3 years before moving to Granger, Taylor and Smithville. Any information would be helpful. Frances Machu von Rosenberg

Sharlene Thomas Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:32:09
TAYLOR, John Franklin. Born November 14, 1848 in Lavaca County, TX. Parents unknown. Died December 28, 1935 in Beeville, TX. Spouse 1 is Elizabeth "Bettie" GIVENS, married September 9, 1872 in Live Oak County, TX. Children from this marriage are: Nettie, Ella, Wilie George and Marie. Spouse 2 is Julia Amelia GLYNN, married November 27, 1884 in Live Oak Co, TX. Children from this marriage are: Glynn Cyrus, Scott Franklin, Ray Chauncy, Lula Pearl, Lewis May, Eunice M., Maude and Katherine "Katie" Belle. John Franklin Taylor's siblings in part are Charley Taylor and Mary Taylor. Mary married James W. TOOMEY. Wanting to find parents for John Franklin Taylor and any other siblings that may have existed. Will share all that I have on this family. Thanks, Sharlene Taylor Thomas

Kaye Hancock Sat, 10 Mar 2001 19:20:01
HARMS/ADDICKS: I am searching for Heinrich (Henry) Harms and his wife Johanna Addicks (ADECKS/ADICKS) who were found in the 1860 Lavaca Co Tx census. I think that they may have married in Lavaca or Colorado Co shortly before 1855. I found Johanna Adicks Harms in the Sublime Cemetery, she died in 1904. Her husband Heinrich (Henry) Harms died before the 1880 census but I don't know if he was in Colorado or Lavaca Co. They seemed to move back and forth between these two counties or the county line changed. Johanna Addicks was born in 1834 in Oldenburg, Germany and I believe she had a brother named Fredrick J. Addicks who also lived in the Sublime area. Does anyone have any info on these two families? Can anyone do a 1850 census lookup for the Addicks family in Lavaca Co Tx? Any Addicks or Harms information would be appreciated. Thanks, Kaye Hancock

Mary Margaret Meyer Mon, 19 Mar 2001 11:33:25
I am seeking information on the following names: BEYER, BAASS, MEYER and NEUMAN who were living in Lavaca County during the period of 1850-1900. Also, looking for information concerning the Pagel Cementery, where located and information concerning Baass family members believed to be buried there.

Accofcws Thu, 22 Mar 2001 15:36:52
I am looking for information on Ms. Lottie JANECKA. SSN 459-54-2928 She was born Oct 8 1894 & died in Lavaca County in May of 1971. I beleive she is my birth mother. I am looking for information on my siblings. Me & my twin were put up for adoption in 1962. I also know that there were 3 other children at the time of our birth.

Beverly Aytes-Bowhall Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 11:30:23
POWER(S), Richard bn 1833 in AL; m. Ruetta who was from SC. On the 1880 Lavaca Co Census gives their children as: William H. bn 1859; Dick bn 1861; Corma bn 1867; Joseph bn 1869; Augustus bn 1871; Crockett bn 11/1873; Cora bn 1875; Chester bn 1877; Minnie bn 1879. I am looking for information regarding this family, other than the above and the descendants of Crockett I have no other information. Thank you.

Judy Grimes Sat, 24 Mar 2001 17:50:56
Hello, I have gg granpa Henry KITE and his family, wife, Margaret Winafred WILLIAMS Kite who moved into Lavacca Co. in 1860. His father may have beenwith them, Caswell Kite and his family. I do not know how long they were in Lavaca Co. Henry Kite was in Leon Co. TX in 1900. thanks for any Kite help. Sincerely, Judy Hugg Grimes.

Sandra McGill Sun, 25 Mar 2001 00:46:51
Looking for information on Mandy HOLYFIELD and William McGILL. Their son George Samuel McGill was born in Hallettsville 4-22-1881. George's birth certificate states his mother was Mandy Holyfield from Jasper, Mississippi and his father William McGill was from Cherokee County, Texas. George married Deadro "Eddie" HALLIBURTON from Waelder, Texas in Gonzales County, and he also had two sister's named Willie and Mollie. I am stuck here. Any information on any of these people will help. Please e-mail me at smcgill@flash.net. Thanks.

Karen Christian Sat, 31 Mar 2001 08:52:43
I am searching for my ancestors of Lavaca County: KELLY, John, From Missouri to Lavaca County in early 1800. Kelly, James; Kelly, William; Kelly, Elija. Thanks, Karen Christian

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Sandra Holcomb Sun, 1 Apr 2001 14:45:59
Casper Ora BROWN's father was George Brown. His mother was Mickie HARVEY or Ora Harvey or Mickie Ora Harvey. Mickie died in childbirth in 1905 in Halletsville, TX. George Brown later remarried, wife's name unknown. It was this marriage in which George Brown had the two sets of twin boys, Frank and George Brown, and Lee and Louis Brown, and a sister, Georgia Brown. Casper Ora Brown was raised by his grandparents, the HARVEY's in Louise, TX, which is probably Wharton Co., TX. Am looking for any and all information on the Harvey's and the Brown's. Is anybody related to them? There's another name mentioned - Eunice DAVENPORT, who was a niece to Casper Ora Brown. Davenport may be her maiden name or married name.

Richard O. Johnson Tue, 03 Apr 2001 08:21:08
JOHNSON, Marcus Reinhart. Is the man of this name who apparently settled in Lavaca co. (buried Salem Cem.) the same who was b. Independence co. AR, and the son of Jonathan and Frances (Peel) Johnson? Would like to correspond with anyone concerning this family.

Nancy Wagner Fri, 6 Apr 2001 05:05:29
I would like some information on a Charlie KELLEY that died in Lavaca Co. 5-21-1915. If anyone is kin to this person or knows anything about him, I would appreciate information about him. He may be kin to me. I need his children's names and birthdate and where he was born and children's names. Nancy Wagner

Judi Fri, 13 Apr 2001 18:30:44
Looking for information on Rosie MERECKA born in Lavaca County Texas on Aug 16,1884. Her parents were Paul Merecka and Rosie ORSAK. She married Anton JANSKY born on Nov 3, 1879 he too was born in Lavaca County Texas. His parents were Anton Jansky and Annie TOBARCO. Please if anyone out there has any information it would help. I have hit a brick wall. Thank you. Judi

Kim Tue, 17 Apr 2001 11:22:04
I am looking for information on Lavinia LANGSTON. I believe she died in Lavaca Co. abt 1888. She was married to Henry Casper VANDERHIDER. Their son was Henry Vanderhider, b. 1840, d. 7 Dec 1903 in Lavaca Co. and married to Mary Anne Frances RYAN. Lavinia may have had a sister named Cora. I believe her father was Walter Langston. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Kim Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 10:46:09
I am looking for information on the parents of my Great Grandmother Caroline (Carrie) BROCKER, born 1873 and died 1967. She married Patrick VANDERHIDER. Her father was Joe or Joseph Brocker. I don't know anything else about them. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

John Ussery Fri, 27 Apr 2001 01:23:43
Looking for information on Benjamin LAMPLEY and wife Appaline SHIPPMAN who first came to DeWitt County in 1859 and moved to Lavaca County in the early 1860's. Any information greatly apprecieated.

Byron Goodwin Wed, 2 May 2001 14:25:34
I am seeking information on Joseph HOFFERNICK, born in Lavaca County, 3/9/1902. I believe he is a descendant of Joseph HAFERNIK who arrived at the Port of Galveston on 1/30/1871 with his wife Margaret, and 2 children named Margaret and Joseph. Would be grateful for any information or tips on where to look.

Vicky Hull Fri, 4 May 2001 18:41:25
I am looking for marriage record of Tom M. TURPEN and Nancy Ann HARBOR possably married around 1879-1880 In Lavaca Co. TX if you can help thank you.

Nena Smothers Sun, 06 May 2001 16:23:10
Seaching for information on ancestors of Lavaca County, SMEATHERS / SMITHERS / SMOTHERS. In particular seeking any infomation on Archibald Smithers and his daughter mary Jane Smithers FOSTER. Archibald was younger brother of John Bate Smithers sr who m. Mary Harris ASHBY. Know Archibald came from Ohio/Ind abt 1853 to Tx to meet up with his dau, Mary Jane. Do not really know when he died or was born . . dob abt 1790-1794. He did have a land grant in the Dewitt Colony. He must have some ancestors around Lavaca somewhere as should John Bate Smithers and Mary Jane. Mary J. died in Swisher county in 1913 but is not buried there. Wondering if she and Archibald are buried in Lavaca county. Do not know when MJ's husband, Alexander Foster died, but we believe somewhere around 1894 +/- as by 1910 MJ was living with her son, Joe Foster in Lockney, Tx. Would like any information and be willing to share what I have. Thank you Nena Smothers [WA state] John B Smithers/Smeathers Sr was my ggg grandfather and Mary Ashby my ggg grandmother. My grand parents being Mary Isabell MILLER and Edward Smothers of Morales, Tx.

Roger L. Robison Sun, 20 May 2001 14:34:55
In the 1850 census of Lavaca County, TX, I find Wm. N. JOINER enumerated with his wife Sarah J. and two daughters, Laura and Leonora. I believe him to be William Nathaniel Joiner who married Catherine M. "Kate" FARMER in Noxubee County, MS in 1862. If so, I have no idea what became of his first wife and children. If you have any information about the Wm. N. Joiner in the Lavaca County census of 1850, please contact me.

Kathy Cox Thu, 24 May 2001 14:26:51
JONES, ANDERSON. Searching for family of Maryland Jones (b. 1801 MO) married Sarah "Sallie" Anderson (b. 1817 Pike Co. MO) m. Dec 22, 1825 MO. Moved to Lavaca Co. Tx by 1847 following her parents, Carter Anderson and Margaret Lair Anderson who moved from MO to Bastrop Co. in 1835. Jones children: Mary M., Lucy Ann, Sarah J "Sallie", Richard Crockett, Edward, Rufus, H.D (Henry D.). All children born in MO.

Annette Wilks Whitmore Thu, 31 May 2001 15:44:09
William Durwood WILKS married ______ between 1918 and 1925. William Durwood WILKS was born February 27, 1902 in Shiner, Texas. Looking for marriage record or names of parents or grandparents of William Durwood Wilks.

Joyce Bujnoch Kallus Thu, 31 May 2001 17:17:35
My Grandfather was Theofil J. BUJNOCH of Vysehrad Community. I would like to know more about other members of the Bujnoch family in Lavaca County. Thank you.

Mary Biesel Fri, 8 Jun 2001 15:06:04
In doing research on my TOWNSEND kin, I have found that William Purnell Townsend and Sarah KENNEDY were married in Lavaca County,Texas on November 27, 1850. I would like to know the name of Sarah Kennedy's parents. Mary Biesel

Sonjalene York Littlefield Sat, 9 Jun 2001 06:16:21
Looking for Spear & Anna YORK, parents of Eten Franklin York who married Sara Francis STACY 6 Sep 1866 in Moulton, Lavaca Co., TX. Any information will be appreciated. Many thanks.

PBurke Mon, 18 Jun 2001 09:46:54
Lavaca County St. Mary's Church area. My ancestors included the Maryland Catholics, my great-grand mother Luvinia O'CONNOR gave birth to Mary O'connor in Texas between 1880 and 1887 probably 1884or 1885 she returned to Missouri without Francis O' Connor we do not know if he died or they parted company. In 1904 Mary O' Connor married in Missouri. She was from the Tuckers and Brewers. Any assistance in a birth for Mary and a death for Francis would be appreciated. Some references call Francis, Owen. Thank-you.

Ray Harrison Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:50
Lawrence Cleveland HARRISON, born: May 7, 1909. Mother: Rose BROOKS. Any information appreciated.

Ed Corey Tue, 26 Jun 2001 01:17:03
HENRY, William R. from GA and WARNER, Charlotte (Callie) from LA were married in 1853 in Lavaca Co. One son, William Dudley Henry was born in 1855 in Lavaca Co. Charlotte married Felix Greene in 1864. Any information at all on any of these individuals would be appreciated.

Eileen Kirkland Wed, 27 Jun 2001 20:03:15
Looking for info. on Ruth MURPHY SMITH and Clarence SMITH. Lived in Yoakum from about 1906 - 1920. Had 2 daughters Helen br.1909? and Ruthie br.1918 in Yoakum. Ruth Smith may have had mother E. RAINS-Murphy living with her.They moved to San Antonio about 1920.

P. Burke Fri, 29 Jun 2001 10:29:01
My ancestors included the Maryland Catholics, my great-grand mother Luvinia O'CONNOR gave birth to Mary O'connor in Texas between 1880 and 1887 probably 1884or 1885 she returned to Missouri without Francis O' Connor we do not know if he died or they parted company. In 1904 Mary O' Connor married in Missouri. She was from the Tuckers and Brewers. Any assistance in a birth for Mary and a death for Francis would be appreciated. Some references call Francis, Owen. I have an exact date for my grandmother's birth-- December 24, 1885. Thank-you

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Benny and Linda Huff Sun, 1 Jul 2001 18:04:05
My name is Benny Huff. I am looking for the burial site of George COOK. I found him in both the 1860 and 1870 Lavaca County census. He was born in Prussia, Oldenberg, Germany. In 1870 he was 47. His wife was named Nancy and in 1870 she was 49. I know that Nancy was a widow in Lavaca county so I expect that George is buried there. In 1870 his children were John Henry (14), Mary (13), Lucinda (12), Margaret (12), and James (6). His name may have been spelled KOCH at one time. I am descended from John Henry. I have family photos of John Henry and James that I am willing to share. I also have a clothes brush that George brought with him from Germany that I would love for other descendents of George to see. I would love to contact descendents of Mary, Lucinda or Margaret and it would mean a great deal to me if I could find the burial site of George and his wife Nancy.

Chris Bell Mon, 02 Jul 2001 22:49:07
I am searching for a grave of my great grandfather, William Green BELL, Sr. My grandfather, William Green Bell, Jr was supposedly born in Shiner in 1862. His father was William Green Bell, Sr and was supposed to have had a ranch in the area. I do not know if he owned it, for sure. William, Sr died about 1868-9. Does anyone know of this ranch, a deed, or this family?

Kim Johnston Mon, 2 Jul 2001 12:19:22
GRAHAM, A and/or Amy, born in California March 25, 1878. Our record books indicate that she died in Lavaca Co. Sorry I have no other information.

Patricia Mon, 2 Jul 2001 11:12:11
I am searching for a death certificate or proof from a tombstone regarding my ancestor Richard Jordan ANDERSON. He is buried in the City Cemetery in Hallettsville, TX.. He may have been the first person buried in this cemetery. He was married to Ann MONTGOMERY FENNER (a widow), who is buried in Memorial Park or the Old Cemetery in Hallettsville. If you know anything about these people, I would greatly appreciate the information. Thank you very much.

Debra Zarnow Wed, 4 Jul 2001 21:15:04
I'm searching for information on Frederich (or Friedrich) ZARNOW. His wife was Mary Lubben Zarnow. They emigrated from Germany some time in the late 1800s - early 1900s and settled in Yoakum. Mary died in Yoakum 10 JUN 1935. I found a land grant for Friedrich Zarnow dated 18 FEB 1891 page 619 abstract 600 vol. 531;23. I have been unable to find any further information. Can you help me please?

John G. Morris Wed, 11 Jul 2001 18:24:00
I am seeking any information on my grandfather who arrived Hallettsville, Tx 1905 from Czech via Galveston. He went by one or two names -John MORRIS or Jan Moris or a combination of the two. Your effort is greatly appreciated. Most interested to know if he ma Anna mares there. resp Gary Morris

Roberta Weihsmann Thu, 12 Jul 2001 01:40:34
I am searching for any HUGHES, KOBB. Hughes may be spelled HUGHS as well. I am looking for my half uncle James Edward Hughes born 1929, August 1, in Lavaca county. His parents are Clarance Carl Hughes and Ruth Elizabeth Kobb. I am eager to reach him, please help me.

Sandra Holcomb Tue, 17 Jul 2001 14:36:20
Would like to get in touch with anyone researching CASTILLOW's (various spellings) in Lavaca Co., TX between 1850 -1900. Della Castillo(w)/ CASTILLA married to Albert Haynes, had son Claude A. HAYNES B. 1913, Halletsville, Tx.

Marlin Roberts Mon, 16 Jul 2001 13:31:25
Please provide me with any information that you can on the family of ROBERTS, John B:1838, Monroe County, AL. Died July 6, 1927 in Lavaca County, Texas. John was my great-grandfather. Thank You! Marlin Roberts

Sandy Holcomb Sun, 15 Jul 2001 09:39:44
Looking for family information on Albert Haynes and wife Della Castella HAYNES who had children Claude A. Haynes b. Halletsville, TX 1913, d. 1989 Bexar Co.; Willard Haynes, and two sisters, one named Minnie Haynes. Would like to know if Albert and Della Haynes are buried in Lavaca Co., and would like to get marriage record. Would love to get in touch with anyone regarding family members.

Jerrie Jackson McIngvale Sun, 15 Jul 2001 12:25:49
Looking for any information on my grandfather Edward Charles Bates. He married Laura Irene Evans, daughter of Elijah Asbury Evans. He died October 26, 1930 in Montgomery, AL. He is mentioned as being married in Lavaca County, or Colorado County, TX. There has to be a trail of him in Texas but I can find nothing. All I have is his death certificate which says he was born in Greenwich, CT. The certificate does not list his birthdate but states he was 64 when he died. If you can help please e-mail me at Oldmedic@aol.com or make post.

Leah Sessum Sun, 22 Jul 2001 23:47:48
I am interested in early Lavaca residents by the name of TANDY in the years of 1800-1860. I know my Tandy family came from there, but have very few names. My gg-grandad was Benjamin Stribling Tandy b. 1849. His brother was Francis (Frank) Anderson Tandy b. 1854. Their father was a William Mills Tandy who married Maria Elizabeth STRIBLING. Any possible link would be greatly appreciated.

Marie Dickey Mon, 30 Jul 2001 16:29:48
I am trying to find information on my grandparents. I know that my grandmother's name was Mary Anne Kuss and was born in Shiner, TX in the early 1900's. She married John Albert Roemisch and they settled in Hermleigh, TX, which is where my father was born. Any information anyone could give me on my grandmother would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Marie (Roemisch) Dickey

Marlin Roberts Tue, 31 Jul 2001 15:18:15
ROBERTS, (Lilly) (Lillie) later married CLARK, Lillie need help with family will share info. Thanks!

D.K. (Marge) Williams Sun, 5 Aug 2001 19:24:53
WILSON, Fannie was living in Yoakum, Lavaca Co. in 1914 or after. She was there with her father Wadsworth GOODE when he died in Yoakum. Would like to find out when and where she died. She had abt 11 children, Fannie, A. Jason Jr., W. Sam, H. Joseph, Clide (Clyde), William, E. Nancy, Thomas, L. Rosalie, J. Dixie and an infant. Wadsworth Goode is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Lavaca Co. but I can not locate Fannie Wilson there. She may be in DeWitt Co. Not sure of her home address. Any information on this lady would be greatly appreciated. She was a sister to my great grand mother Josephine Goode HARVEY. Maybe some of the Wilson descendants are still in that area.

Margie N. Simmons Sat, 11 Aug 2001 12:49:26
I am searching for any descendants of Henry and Mary LEMONS and Jake and Cherry (ADAMS) SIMMONS that were born and reared in Hallettsville. I was born in Shiner, Texas but all my relatives and descendants were born in Hallettsville, Williamsburg Texas. Thanks. Margie (Nell) Simmons; Daughter of Mason and Albertha (Williams) Simmons of Hallettsville; Great granddaughter of Henry and Mary Lemons; Granddaughter Jake and Cherry (Adams) Simmons; Great Granddaughter of Jerry and Rhodie Simmons

Kenneth Freeman Sun, 05 Aug 2001 21:49:02
J. S. FREEMAN in 1880 census of Lavaca Cty as Age 32, schoolteacher, widower, boarder, KY homeplace, In 1882 J.S. Freeman married Fannie GANDY and had daughter Olia 1884.(married Oliver GORDY) J.S. Freeman married Georgianne (Annie) EINKAUF in 1887 and had son Liby in 1891 and daughter Letha (married Columbus THOMAS) born on Jan. 22,1894 the date of J. S. Freeman's death. J.S. Freeman is buried in Providence Cemetery. All the events took place in Lavaca County. Liby Freeman married Winnie Bashie EASON in Lavaca Cty. Kenneth is the 9th of their 10 children and is looking for any of the family names for information, will share. Kenneth Freeman, 113 Reverse Street, Conroe, Tx, 77301

Karmella Haynes Sun, 12 Aug 2001 15:39:08
MAYO, Kinchen and Nancy KNIGHT both from North Carolina (b.1805), migrated to TN (1828 - 1832), then to Tallahatchie Co. MS (1833 - 1849), then to Lavaca Co. TX (1850). Children include William H., Macajah, Harmon, James Lawrence, Robert K., and Mary E. Mayo. Will share material on Knight, Mayo.

ED Dworsky Thu, 16 Aug 2001 14:50:33
CERVENKA, Jim married JURECKA, Mary Lived in Lavaca County (Sweet Home area) mid to late 1800, Children: Jim, Frank, Willie, Anna Janak, Carrie Janak, Pauline Janak, Albina Matusek, Matilda Opela, Mary Cervenka. I know Mary Cervenka was born July 14, 1887 in Sweet Home, Tx (Lavaca County) according to my mothers records. These are my Great, Great Grand parents on my fathers side of the family. If any records I would like to know arrival in US, Birth, Death and which cemetery they are buried. My mailing address is 415 Perkins, League City, Tx 77573

Nancy Wagner Thu, 16 Aug 2001 01:43:43
I am looking for someone to do research for me in the Lavaca Co. area. I will pay for copies and expenses. What I would like researched is a newspaper article on the death of John W. HAYNES. He was born March 3, 1854 in Alabama and died in Lavaca Co. Texas on November 27, 1889. He was a well digger and in the process of digging a well it caved in on him and injured him. He later died of these injuries. There may have been an obituary or an article about the accident. He is buried in the Geiger Cemetery near Sublime, Texas. His wife was Anna Melissa BRISCO. He married December 01, 1886 in Lavaca Co. Texas. I do not know who his parents were. Although, I have an 1880 census in Lavaca Co. where J. W. Haynes is listed as head of the household.This is my John Haynes. His father may be dead then and his mother is with him listed as L.A. Haynes. I would appreciate any information on him that I can get.

Charles Simmons Thu, 23 Aug 2001 10:34:28
SIMMONS, Sterling R. and Mary appeared in the 1870 Texas census in Lavaca County, TX. Children included Robert, Texana, John C., Christian. Are there death records available in Lavaca Co. for Sterling and Mary?

Wanda Kaiser Sat, 25 Aug 2001 23:14:24
Karl Friedrich Wilhelm FELLER and Christine Margarete SAILER had 3 children in Germany, Christian, 1867, Johanne Karoline, 1868, Gottlieb, 1872. They came by way of New Orleans to Washington Co. in 1882, then on to Shiner. Christian married Adelheid PODSIM, 1898, in Shiner, and Gottlieb married Martha PODSIM, 1902 in Washington Co. All are buried in Yorktown Lutheran Cemetery, Dewitt Co. Any info on other siblings, etc, of any of these is appreciated.

Wanda Kaiser Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 23:05:22
Looking for info on the Joseph PODSIM and Wilhelmine TAUTZ family, from Czechoslovakia. Their 3 children were Adelheid, 3-21-1879, Oswald, 8-4-1880, and Martha, 11-24-1881. Joseph's 2nd wife, Maria SCHREIDER had 6 more children, Anna, 1885, Emma, unknown, Ida Frida, 1888, Mary, 1890, Ella, 1892, and Walter,1894. Arrived in Shiner 1890. Relatives inviting them to America were Louis Schreider and Bernard HOERIG. Adelheid and Martha married Christian and Gottlieb FELLER, with Martha and Gottlieb, my gg grands.

Gena Saunders Mon, 27 Aug 2001 00:29:32
I am interested in determining if the Lavaca Co. FOJTIKs are related to the Fojtik family in Burleson Co., and if so, how? The earliest Fojtik's I have in Burleson are Jan and Rozalie, b. 1849 and 1850 respectively, and who immigrated from Czechoslovakia. Please email Gena Saunders. Thanks!

Gena Saunders Mon, 27 Aug 2001 00:29:32
FOJTIK. I am interested in determining if the Lavaca Co. Fojtiks are related to the Fojtik family in Burleson Co., and if so, how? The earliest Fojtik's I have in Burleson are Jan and Rozalie, b. 1849 and 1850 respectively, and who immigrated from Czechoslovakia. Thanks!

Barbara Gee Riemenschneider Thu, 6 Sep 2001 16:59:30
TUCKER, Elias M. - b 1875 Lavaca Co., d 1915, around Yoakum probably Route 4, buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Yoakum, married to MOORE, Elnora Jane. He was Woodman of World and a Mason. His birth certificate shows his parents were Hilary Tucker and Mary Ellen HAGAN - Her parents were James Levi Moore, Jr. and Amanda Almera SARTIN. Tucker, Joseph Ransome, Sr. b 1896, Lavaca County, d 1998, his parents unknown, married GRANBERRY, Laura Ethel in 1894 in Lavaca County, her parents were George Willoughby Granberry and Melvina HOWARD. Tucker, Tommy Prid, b 1905, d. unk, marr ROLLINS, Ruby Lee in 1935, his parents were: Marcel Tucker and Mattie HARRIS. All three of these Tuckers married into my Moore/Granberry Family. I am trying to make a connection between the three Tucker families. Can anyone help me. Will exchange information.

Jimmie Taylor Sun, 9 Sep 2001 17:20:30
I am desperately trying to located information on the family of Henry LAUER and Minnie SUGAREK Lauer. All I have is the following; What I desperately need is if you have any listing for these two in your cemetery information I believe they were Catholic and most likely buried in the St. Joseph Cemetery. I have tried desperately to locate names of their children but to no avail. any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Henry Lauer was born December 18, 1873, and died in Beeville, Bee Co.,TX.. He married Minnie Sugarek. She was born October 16, 1879, and died August 15, 1968 in Beeville, Bee, TX.

Dawna Selph Fri, 28 Sep 2001 01:41:50
I am searching for information on my grgrgrandfather, Marion Francis SELPH who marrid Susan BLUNDELL in Lavaca on Jan1,1874. If you could find any information on this family I would really appreciat it.

Shirley Tuttle Braun Mon, 8 Oct 2001 12:53:32
Looking for decendants of Nancy Ann FITZGERALD who married John ARNOLD in Lavaca County on November 7, 1867. Would like to know where they died. Nancy is a sister to my gg-grandmother Amanda Jane Fitzgerald HALE.

Joyce M. Bradford Thu, 18 Oct 2001 06:00:40
FENNER, Edward M. b. 1832 LA and died Lavaca Co, TX. When did he die? Married Sarah EILER/ILER, when and where? Had three children, Richard Albert Fenner; Nanny Fenner Adams; and Emma Fenner Neal.

Maurice Novosad Fri, 19 Oct 2001 22:15:33
Am looking for information of Anton JANSKY and second wife, Vincencie KRBANA Jansky, residents of Shiner, married 1898, children Charles, Emil, Emily, Edward (Father Edward Jansky), and Annie. Am particularly interested in finding information on Vincencie, who came to Yoakum from Moravia in 1896. Will appreciate hearing from and sharing information with anyone who may have information.

Ed Dworsky Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 18:52:49
SIMICEK, August arrived in USA in 1909 settled in Shiner, Texas. MAREK, John and Amelia were living in Shiner in 1912. Any information on these two inquiries. DWORSKY, Josef died in Sept. 1890 buried in Schulemburg, Need arrival date in USA and Ship name if available.

Ina Mon, 5 Nov 2001 12:50:26
Looking for information concerning my family. Robert HILL who married Martha GOODE. Robert's mother was born in Hallettsville. She was a slave. I do not know her name. Martha's mother was name Willie GOODE, but I do not know her maiden name They had 10 children: Willie, Oscar (my grandfather), Christie, Katie, Ted, Fred, Robert, Rosie, Luster, & Gladys. Any information is appreciated.

Ann Graham Tue, 6 Nov 2001 20:48:51
I am seeking any information on Anton and Rosina SEBASTIAN LAUW. Anton was born on March 3, 1827 and died October 19, 1897. He is buried in the Shiner Sons of of Herman Cemetery in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. He was married to Rosina Sebastian. He also may have married a second time. Rosina was born on May 10, 1843 to John and Mary Sebastian. She died in Yoakum, Texas on September 8, 1929, and is buried in Moulton, Lavaca County, Texas. Anton and Rosina had five daughters: Nina Lauw, Mathilda Lauw THAR, Annie Lauw, Julia Lauw SCHMIDT, and Lillie Lauw MANG.

Edwin W. Schramm, Jr. Wed, 14 Nov 2001 18:51:22
Would appreciate any information about burial sites of Dorsey ATKINSON, Dr. Jesse BEESON and Abraham YOUNGKIN, all residents of the Hope area in Lavaca County in the 1870s and 1880s.The place of death of Beeson and Youngkin is said to be Big Brushy, but nothing more than that. Atkinson's wife is buried in the Thomaston cemetery at Thomaston, DeWitt County, but no grave for Dorsey has been found there. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Gladys May Tue, 20 Nov 2001 07:22:54
Friedrich OEKERMANN and Minnie ____ were married Dec 27, 1891, at Charlottenburg (Sherlotenberg) Church at Shiner, Lavaca Co., TX. Does that church still exixt? If so, how may I obtain the marriage record?

Billie Cathey Mon, 17 Dec 2001 23:38:37
I am looking for a record of a marriage of F.W. STRIEBECK and Louise HAVERMANN, February 16, 1894 either in Lavaca or Colorado Co. I would appreciate any help you might provide. Thank you.