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Connee Kroeger Sat Jan 18 15:09:33 1997
My uncle, Thomas Jefferson SCALLORN was b. 1818 in Hempstead Co., Arkansas. He married Marion Spier SCALLORN 22 Jan. 1846 in Fayette Co., TX, and then Nancy SAWYER 15 Nov. 1851. I am looking for any descendants of Thomas Jefferson SCALLORN, brother of my g.g.grandfather, John SCALLORN.


Wynell Simpson Tue Jan 21 19:05:44 1997
Ernst Otto came from Germany in 1872. He married 2nd in Lavaca Co., tX to Josephine (PAULER) Winkler, a widow with two children. Ernst and Josephine lived in Fayette Co., TX and had many more children. Ernst OTTO came on the ship SSKoln from Bremer. On the death certificate of one of his sons, it said he was born in about 1865 in OHLAN, GERMANY. I cannot find that on the map today. WHERE was that place? My great grandfather was the son of Ernst Otto and Josephine his second wife. His name is Fredrick R. Otto; he was born in Fayette Co., TX. Welcome all answers. Wynell Simpson He married Maria Bruns daughter of John BRUNS. Wynell Simpson


Donna Chapman Fri Jan 24 10:40:11 1997
I am searching for any information on the BARDIN family that lived in Fayette County from 1835 to at least 1876. Parents were Wasdin and Catherine Dickinson BARDIN, and they had Jesse, David Crockett, Andrew J. Shadrick D, Green S., and John Thomas BARDIN. I know Wasdin owned land in Austin, Colorado, and Fayette Counties, but am searching for his parents, or any information in general on the family. Catherine died in 1876 and my g grandfather Jesse BARDIN died in 1869 supposedly in Fayette County.


Gerald D Heinrich Fri Jan 24 17:26:52 1997
Researching the HEINRICH family that settled in Fayette County Texas in 1860.


Robert Brooks Tue Jan 28 23:02:07 1997
I am looking for any information you can provide regarding my uncle James Brooks, grandfather Thomas Harvey Brooks, and grandmother grace Mae brooks and any related persons. Your help is appreciated.


Kathy Hoover Wed Jan 29 16:52:50 1997
I'm looking for any information pertaining to any of these: Leonados William BARKER and Martha Rebecca PERRY BARKER, parents of Georgianne Vincene BARKER WHITEHEAD, who was born in Bastrop County in 1854. Leonados (L.W.) was the son of John and Permelia BARKER. I believe L.W. may have been a carpenter in Lexington around 1860. Martha Rebecca is said to be the daughter of Benjamin PERRY and Eliza KIMBRO, of unknown origin. Georgianne married James Bradford WHITEHEAD in Williamson County and lived in Liberty Hill, Williamson County, in the late 1800's.


Robin Reed Wed Jan 29 21:17:00 1997
NEELY - COLLINS PALO PINTO/HOOD/PARKER/ERATH Counties in Texas. Isaac Newton NEELY, Nancy COLLINS, Jesse COLLINS, Arthur Vinson NEELY, Charles NEELY. Know the family of Charles Neely, born 1820's, wife Jane Ann NEWTON, arrived in this area in the 1850's. Charles was born in Tennessee as was his first two sons (I.N. and A.V.) Arthur marries Julia A. Robinson. I.N. and A.V. were children of Charles first wife who the children list as having been born in Tenn, whereas Jane Ann NEWTON was born in Arkansas.Possible that the mother's first name was Louisa (both boys name their first girl Louisa). Any information on these families, where to verify or refute, would be greatly appreciated.


Dee Mitchell Fri Jan 31 10:20:05 1997
I am researching the name GILLENTINE. I would love to exchange and compare information with anyone. ~~~dee


Doris Maxwell Dell Fri Jan 31 14:44:14 1997
NUCKOLS, DUKE, HUNT Samuel Rueben NUCKOLS born Hanover Co VA, married (1)Mildred Overton DUKE in 1858, served 4h VA Calvary. Children: Eugene Overton NUCKOLS resided Bosque Co TX, Luther Newton NUCKOLS buried Hill Co TX, Virgil Buckner NUCKOLS resided Barren Co KY. Samuel Rueben NUCKOLS married (2) Lydia Evelyn HUNT (widow HALL) 1876 in Fayette Co TX. He resided in these Texas counties: Waller Austin Co, Gonzales Co, McClennan Co and Hill Co. He was buried 1903 in Bethelehem Cemetery at Whitney. Any information on this or other NUCKOLS/NUCKOLLS family as all are descendants from James NUCCOL who resided at New Kent Co, VA in 1670.


Doris DELL Fri Jan 31 15:17:03 1997
HUNT, GAINES, HALL, NUCKOLS, CUNNINGHAM Lydia Evelyn HUNT born 1854 in Fayette Co TX to William J. HUNT b TN and Loucinda GAINES b GA, married (1) 1872 to J. S. HALL, married (2) 1876 to Samuel Rueben NUCKOLS, married (3) 1905 in Bell Co TX to James CUNNINGHAM, sheriff of Comanche Co TX. Children: William Duke NUCKOLS, James Dillard NUCKOLS, Edwin Dabney NUCKOLS. Lydia Evelyn HUNT HALL NUCKOLS CUNNINGHAM died 1933 in Comanche Co TX and was buried by Samuel Rueben NUCKOLS at Bethelehem Cemetery in Whitney, Hill County, Texas. Any information on her family or descendents appreciated. Doris DELL, POB 4184, West Hills CA 91308.


Doris Dell Sun Feb 2 14:07:32 1997
HUNT, GAINES, CAMPBELL William J. HUNT born 1816 in Madison Co AL to George W. HUNT and Lydia CAMPBELL married 1836 in Talledega Co AL to Loucinda Hunter GAINES. They migrated 1837 to Washinton Co, Republic of TEXAS where he took a head right of 640 acres. They resided 1840 in Bastrop Co TX, then 1851 in Fayette Co TX. William served 1861 in the Dixie Grays. He was buried 1864 in the Old City Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette Co TX. Children: John Dillard HUNT b 1839 Elizabeth A. HUNT b 1843 Sarah B. HUNT b 1846 buried with parents Martha Ann HUNT b 1849 Alexander David HUNT b 1854 Lydia Evelyn HUNT b 1854 m J. S. HALL who died before 1876. Mary L. HUNT b 1857 Alice L. HUNT b 1860 Willie Lou HUNT b 1861 Any information on this family and their descedants appreciated. Doris DELL POB 4184 West Hills CA


Doris Dell Sun Feb 2 14:26:45 1997
HUNT, GAINES, CAMPBELL, MCGEHEE George HUNT and wife Lydia CAMPBELL arrived 1837 in Washington County, Republic of Texas. Their son John Campbell HUNT participated in the Battle of San Jacinto and lived near Smithville. George died not long after he arrive of a fever. Seeking the possible location of settlers of this period to search for George's grave. Any hint would be helpful. The family later move to Bastrop and then to Fayette county. I am not sure how long they remained in Washington County. A daughter married Thomas Gilmer MCGEHEE, who was in the same area. Doris DELL POB 4184 West Hill CA


Charles Ernest Stark Sun Feb 2 16:33:48 1997
My name is CHARLES ERNEST STARK and I am searching for ROBERT STARK Who lived in Kentucky circa 1800-1850. The reason for the TX search is the following excerpt from the 1850 Navarro County, TX Census: page 18 - 37/7: Robert Stark, age 44 b Va; Mary, 38; Samuel J 18; Amanda 15; Margaret 13; Robert 11; Constance F; 8, Henry Clay 6; and Bell 2. Robert and his son, Samuel, are listed as farmers. Mary and all the children were born in Ky. so they obviously left Ky circa 1848/49. There are STARKs listed in the 1860 Cooke Co. CENSUS who were born in KY. Any information you have would be appreciated E-mail to CHAZS@worldnet.att.net

Jackie Switzer Wed Feb 12 05:06:28 1997
QUERY: John SWITZER b. OH, listed on 1880 census Gonzales Co. Separated from brother, Daniel Webster SWITZER, in CW (according to family tradition). Children (John Henry, Mary Bell,Jake, Sallie) listed on school census 1877-1884. Jake found in CO.


Lori Hish Thu Feb 13 13:42:21 1997
QUERY: I am looking for the parents of MARY ELLEN ZUMWALT,b:1854. Mary Ellen Zumwalt married Jesse A. Clark,b:1850 Any information would be great as I have none. Thank you in advance.


John Brister Fri Feb 14 08:48:00 1997
ZAPALAC, James Felix, Born 1-13-1889 in Fayette Co. TX SCHNEIDER, Mary Magdalene, Born 7-20-1890, Weimar, TX. and the wife of James Felix ZAPALAC, some times spelled ZAPLAC. Would like info on above are any part the familys.


Carla Hillman Ratcliff Sun Feb 16 11:17:05 1997
QUERY: HILLMAN C.with him Dagin, 17 yr.old female, Killir, 32 yr. old female Fayette Co. 1850.HILMAN or HILLMAN, or HILLMANN, Carl or Charles . Will share information . this family lived in Faytte co. untill 1880.


Edmond Reschner Sun Feb 16 11:37:18 1997
QUERY: I'm looking for information on the Fernau family. Magnus Fernau and his wife, Mathilda, are buried in Fayette County, somewhere. The family is from Flatonia and the son of Magnus, Werner, was born in Flatonia on August 08, 1897. I need any information


Karen Monsen Sun Feb 16 15:37:33 1997
QUERY: Seeking information on Betty (Elizabeth?) BRADDOCK, m Nathan BROWN 1877 in Fayette County. Braddock (Brown) is buried in Pine Springs Cemetery in Flatonia. Any information appreciated or even better a search in cemetery. Is she buried with other BRADDOCKs?


Ralph Denton Mon Feb 17 14:58:55 1997
QUERY: Looking for information on William Menefee and his family. They are ancesters of mine and I know that him and his wife are both buried in the State Cemetery in Austin. I am looking for information on their lives, their ancesters, and their decendents. Thanks, looking forward to getting an answer.


Helen J Wilson Mon Feb 17 15:20:33 1997
QUERY: Seeking information on my grandfather's family. Pavel J. KOPECKY was born 1870 in Halenkov, CZ (part of the Austrian Hungarian empire) The young family arrived in Indianola TX Nov 1871/2 The father was Pavle KOPERCKY and the mother was Anna Marie JANACEK the children were Anna, under 7, John, Joseph, and Pavel. Another brother Martin was born in the state of TX The mother soon died and the boys, at least, went to live with a German family while the father went to work on the railroad. I cannot find any of them until 1900. Joseph married a Mary WOLF in Fayette County. Anna married a STACHA and Pavel married Antonia PRIKRYL in Williamson/Travis County and then moved to McLelland/HIll county. Any information on JANACEKs or WOLF's may hold the clue.


Carla Hillman Ratcliff Mon Feb 17 17:48:16 1997
QUERY: HILLMANN, HILLMAN Charles from Oldenburg Germany 1840.settled in Fayette co. Also looking for SAUER, Emma and Family 1860. lived in Fayette co. Need information about cemetery, Salem Memorial/ Sons of Herman/ Freiburg, Tx, Fayette co. Also looking for a cemetery. It is located on highway 609 off of interstae 10. It is at the engle exit. The cemetery is a german cemetery. It is names Salem Memorial /Sons of herman/ freiburg. does anyone know about this cemetery?


William A. Parks Thu Feb 20 15:02:10 1997
QUERY: Looking for information on my Grandmothers family.SLOAN,Rebecca Fannie,b.Flatonio,Fayette Co.1882.Married Asbury Cunningham PARKS.Had 2 sons,MERCER H.PARKS,ASBURY SLOAN PARKS,b.Jan.8th,1909 in Nolan,Co.Tx.,Roscoe,Tx.Believe Rebecca Fannie Sloan is decendant from MERCER'S Colony. Would appreciate any information anyone may have.Thank you


Carla Hillman Ratcliff Fri Feb 21 04:54:29 1997
QUERY: looking for family of MEYER, Dorothea married Carl Hillman in 1840 or 1850.Looking to know something about Black Jack Springs or Freiburg, Texas. Also reseearching SAUER, Emma, Johann. Thanks


Lou Ann Hutson Sun Feb 23 07:42:55 1997
QUERY: I am looking for info on Edwin HOWLAND. He had a daughter ,Lanie HOWLAND.I have seen Flatonia on some very old postcards but I'm not sure where he was born or died.Thank you for your time.LA53


Carla Hillman Ratcliff Thu Feb 27 04:23:15 1997
QUERY: Looking for information about Charlotte BETZIAN. She was married to Charles HILLMANN Sept. 27,1866. They lived in between Halletville Road and Bickner's Creek, FAyette Co. P.O. High Hill in 1870. Does anyone know this person or persons or have information about HIGH HIll. Thanks Carla RAtcliff


Mary Ann McTee Sun Mar 2 14:46:36 1997
QUERY: NEWTON, ANDERSON Researching ASA B NEWTON and wife, MARY ANN FARQUHAR. Asa originally settled in Fayette County, then moved to Colorado County (1839 - 1870) JOHN B ANDERSON and wife HANNAH NEWTON ANDERSON lived around the Fayetville area. Also JAMES NEWTON and wife ELIZABETH. Need to know where RUTH NEWTON, JAMES NEWTON, and HANNAH ANDERSON are buried and other general info. Will share info I have.


Barbara Tuttle Mon Mar 3 12:57:47 1997
QUERY: TUTTLE George and Mary Ann KARNES TUTTLE, daughter of Noah and Elizabeth MCCLURE KARNES. Lived on KARNES league southwest of La Grange.. Will share information on any of these with any and all.


Rox Ann Johnson Tue Mar 4 06:15:35 1997
QUERY: Looking for descendants of Friedr. "Wilhelm" PAGEL (1834-1873) and Magdalena FRITSCHE (1839-1886) who lived at Willow Springs. Their children were Frank m. Wilhelmina SCHILLER, Emma m. Ernst ALBRECHT, William "Albert" m. Helene JASHEK, Ernst m. Mathilda ZAPP, Ida m. Ferdinand SCHULTZ, and Helen m. Hugo ZAPP. Much to share.


Rox Ann Johnson Tue Mar 4 06:22:39 1997
QUERY: Looking for descendants of Gerhard HEINSOHN (1822-1902) and Sophie FEHRENKAMP (1838 -1916). Children: Minnie m. William SCHWEKE, August m. Adele SCHARNBERG, Emma m. Albert WAGNER, Mary m. Charles ZAPP, Friedrike, Gerhard W. m. Emma LINCKE, Emily m. Monroe JOHNSON, Louis m. Nora FEHRENKAMP, Charles, Matilda m. Adolph KRUEGER then Henry FEHLER, Ida m. Rev. August BETEIT, Ella m. Rev. Hans KRAUSE. Much to share.


Pauline Hallett Mon Mar 10 16:27:09 1997
QUERY: MORRIS, Cassandra R. (MIDDLETON), Looking for date of her death and death of their son Eugene, they died sometime after 1870 census and 1880 census. She was wife of Dr. William J. MORRIS. The family moved to Refugio Co. abt. 1871/2 where Dr. Morris ran the St. Mary's College. She either died in Fayette Co. or may have died after the move. Would like to know if she died there in Fayette Co. and if so where she is buried. Also want information about the family. Children were Mrs. Inez Z. EDWARDS w/ Luvina (Lula) C. and Clement M.(he was b. in Fayette Co.); A. Ozelda who was a teacher; Laura L.; William P.; Emma J.; Christine J.; Ada/Ida Ione; Eugene; all born in MS & LA except Eugene. Inez was abandoned by her husband Bennett W. EDWARDS to her parents home, I believe Inez and Bennett lived in Washington Co. at the time. Any history, burial records, school records


Mike Hefner Tue Mar 11 20:43:03 1997
QUERY: HEFNER, Thomas J. born in Fayette County estimated in the late 1850's to 1860's. Admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1883 in Stephensville. Trying to find the names of the parents, perhaps on his birth certificate or other means. Moved to Reeves County in 1885 and later became judge there. Lived in Pecos and had eight children, one of which is Charles Newton Hefner. Have some bio information on TJH on his later life I can share to anyone interested.


Gloria Walker Thu Mar 13 08:07:28 1997
QUERY: MICHALK - William Otto MICHALK b. 16 Feb 1896 LaGrange, Fayette Co., Texas spouse Mary HRBACEK b. 8 Dec 1896 Fayetville,,Texas; Child: Oscar Arthur MICHALK b. 22 Oct 1920 Port Arthur,Jefferson Co.,Texas. Would like to correspond with anyone researching this name. The family usually has a family reunion in LaGrange the first weekend of August.


Melanie Sat Mar 15 07:27:06 1997
QUERY: Looking for any descendants of FRANKLIN LEWIS & INDIANA GRAY. This couple was married in Fayette County, Republic of Texas, in August, 1841.


Carla Hillman Ratcliff Sat Mar 15 07:37:07 1997
QUERY: Researching HILLMANN in Fayette county. Freidrich, George, and Herman, and Herman with wife. They came aboard Franzika in 1846. Settled in Fayette county. Thanks, Carla Ratcliff


Carla Hillman Ratcliff Sat Mar 15 07:41:53 1997
QUERY: I would Appreciate any information about settlement called ROSS PRAIRIE in Fayette County. Ther was a church called St. John's Lutheran Church. Buried here are Johann Freidrich Meyer and wife Margaretha Dorethea Meyer. I believe they were parents of Doreta, Durtia or Dorethea Meyer that married HIllmann. Would Appreciate any information. Thanks, Carla HIllman ratcliff


Elmore Brown Sun Mar 16 20:52:47 1997
QUERY: HILLSMAN,Jordan and Margsrette in Fayette Co. in 1880. children were Nannie,John,Mary, Willie


Tom Blackwell Mon Mar 17 20:26:52 1997
QUERY: I am searching for information on ancestors and descendants of Elisha Edward BLACKWELL, early resident of Fayetter Co, TX His family also married into the RUMSEY and BERRY families in the mid 1800's, with connections to Milam and Williamson Counties.


Lou Ann Hutson Tue Mar 18 10:44:01 1997
QUERY: I am looking for info on Edwin HOWLAND. He had a daughter ,Lanie HOWLAND.I have seen Flatonia on some very old postcards but I'mnot sure where he was born or died.Thank you for your time.


Carla HILLMAN Ratcliff Thu Mar 20 18:09:40 1997
QUERY: Seeking church records for a St. John's Lutheran Church, ROSS PRAIRIE. Also seeking info about EMMA SAUER who was born in FAyette county 1860's. Possible parents are JOSEF and JOHANNA Sauer. I would appreciate any direction. Carla


WILLIAM LEE MOORE Mon Mar 24 12:28:30 1997
QUERY: I am looking for WILLIAM BIRD MOORE b10-15-1850 in N.C.moved to Lagrange Tx.when he was16 marred ELIZABETH ALICE FRAME b12-06-1850 in Lagrange Tx. marred date 10- 22-1872in Lagrange Tx. They had 11 kids(1)MARY ADA MOORE(2)JAMES RICHARD MOORE (3)WILLIAM JOSEPH MOORE(4)JOHN THOMAS MOORE(5)EMILY ALICE MOORE (6)RUFUS BROWN MOORE(7)TRAVIS MARVIN MOORE(8)LAVONIA MOORE she is bruise in Noxville Tx?(9)OSCAR VALONY MOORE (10)JESSIE ANNIE MOORE(11)MAMIE OLIVIA MOORE ANY INFOR. WOOD BE helpful on MOORE or FRAME THANK YOU


Sue Tue Mar 25 12:53:12 1997
QUERY: Seeking info on Mrs.E.Y.SHARP, died 5 May 1873 in LaGrange. Supposed to be grandmother of William M. SPITLER, b 2 Oct 1833, New Albany, Floyd Co, IN. He came to Fayette Co in 1850's. He was son of Martin SPITLER & Ruth RAGSDALE MCMAHAN, m 3 Jan 1833 in New Albany. Ruth died in Memphis in 1860. Cannot make connection to SHARP. William SPITLER m Sarah Jane BURLESON 2 Jun 1858 in Bastrop Co and raised 7 children. Sue Wright, 3619 Forest Village Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339


Joanne Shaffer Wed Mar 26 18:11:02 1997
QUERY: Researching Thomas Philip Leonidus MOORE born abt 1834 in Va. He purchased land in Fayette Co. in 1854. Married Julia A. HENDERSON (dau of Thomas J. & Martha HENDERSON) in Fayette Co. 1865. They had 2 children Martha Elizabeth (Bettie) MOORE and Thomas Philip MOORE.


Linda Dawson Wed Apr 2 13:03:35 1997
QUERY: Seeking information about BLAIZE,William and wife Sarah, son John Walter who came from Terre Haute, IN about 1870 and settled in Schulenburg


Jack McMillin Wed Apr 2 18:52:18 1997
QUERY: SUTTON search. My GGF Isham MC MILLIN & SARAH SUTTON were M in Fayette Co. Dec 4 1843 I think her father was Wm SUTTON I have info they were From Tenn But that is all I know I would appreciate very much if some one could add to it


William Lee Moore Fri Apr 4 11:42:48 1997


Ben Rogers Tue Apr 8 16:25:31 1997
QUERY: GRULICH, Wilhelm and Theresa (BROUSCH), listed in Fayette Cty, in 1880 Census. Came from Moravia after 1870. Children include William, Ernest, Joseph, and Sophia.


Kathy Snow-Bryce Tue Apr 8 16:53:06 1997
QUERY: SNOW. I am very interested in any infomation on Owen SNOW b. [1820] his son Harvey Lewis SNOW b. [1843] M. 6/6/1865 In Fayette, TX to Lucretia BELL b 6/15/1845 Fayette, TX d. 5/1/1876 there childens names come from decendands of his second family and may not be accurate but were assumed to be Harvey SNOW, Dorm SNOW, Florence SNOW and Marion SNOW. Harvey Lewis remarried to Corabell DIVAN b. [1871] d. [1927] there childred were Lincoln Henry SNOW b 2/15/1888 Monroe WI d. 1/26/1970 Eaton Rapdis, MI, Hazel SNOW and Mable E. SNOW


Lauren Nash Fri Apr 11 11:35:34 1997
QUERY: I am looking for information on the family of Heinrich (Henry) MOELLENBERNDT, b. 5 Aug 1818 in Germany. He married Johanne KAFUS and they had seven children: Friedrich A., William, Conrad, Carl C., Friedrich Otto, Christina, and Johann F.


Ricky Long Fri Apr 11 19:48:18 1997
QUERY: LONG In 1880-90's my greatgrandparents lived between Weimer and Schulenburg, TX. Gloud and Eliza LONG had most of their children there, and near neighbors may have been Bennett and Sue POWERS, Gloud's sister. A relative has told me that just a few years ago, there was still a place in the area known as the "old Long place. " Does anyone know who these "old Longs were"? could it have been my great grandfather's farm, and does anyone know where it might be? Are there any Long's in the area?


William B. ATKINS, Jr. Mon Apr 14 11:52:32 1997
QUERY: Evidently there was a HANER family in Fayette Co. in the 1860s. Records indicate that Adilia HANER married Richard DOSS in Fayette Co. on 5 June 1864. I am seeking information on her parents and siblings.


Paul Ammons Wed Apr 16 16:56:03 1997
QUERY: DIPPEL, Hugo Martin (b: 4/8/1886 unknown location, d:1/29/1973 unknown location, buried Richter Cemetery, Round Top, Fayette Co) and KOENIG, Hilda Bertha (b:1/27/1890 Fayette Co, d:1/17/1968 Fayette Co, buried Richter Cemetery), married 1/1/1917 Fayette Co. Their daughter Sidell Grace DIPPEL (b: 11/4/1923 Fayette Co) married (7/20/1941 Fayette Co) Innis Wagner, Sr. (b: 4/23/1920 Fayette Co, d: 1/3/1979 Fayette Co, buried Richter Cemetery). Would like information on ancestors and other children of Hugo and Hilda. Will share information on WAGNER, DIPPEL, KOENIG, and other Fayette Co German families which married descendants of Josef Georg WAGNER, Sr: GIESE, KIEL, FRICKE, RUHMANN, WEYAND, SCHWIERZKE,and CITZLER.


Paul Ammons Wed Apr 16 17:10:43 1997
QUERY: SCHWIERZKE, Julius Hermann (b:7/26/1852 Germany, d:7/9/1914 Fayette Co, buried Richter Cemetery, Round Top) and GOEHRING, Ernestine (b:8/23/1852 Germany, d: 9/16/1929 Fayette Co, buried Richter Cemetery), unknown marriage date or location. Their son Julius F SCHWIERZKE (b:4/30/1892 unknown location, d: 4/2/1973 Fayette Co, buried Richter Cemetery) married Ella WAGNER (b:8/1/1898 Fayette Co, d:3/19/1988 Fayette Co, buried Richter Cemetery). Their daughter Ernestine SCHWIERZKE (b:4/12/1894 Fayette Co, d:7/24/1951 Fayette Co, buried Richter Cemetery) married Walter WAGNER (b:8/10/1893 Fayette Co, d; 5/10/1972 Fayette Co, buried Richter Cemetery). Would like information on ancestors and other children of Julius Hermann and Ernestine SCHWIERZKE. Would like any information on descendants of Julius F and Ella WSHWIERZKE. Will share information on WAGNER, SCHWIERZKE, and other Fayette Co German familes which married descendants of Josef Georg WAGNER, Sr: CITZLER, DIPPEL, FASKE, FRICKE, GIESE, KIEL, KOENIG, RUHMANN, SCHARNBERG, and WEYAND.


ANNETTE RICHARDS Thu Apr 17 11:17:54 1997
QUERY:Jessie Newell RICHARDS born Aug 1869 in Fayette Co. Parents Noah or Nash RICHARDS and Drucilla WOODS. Any information on RICHARDS or WOODS appreciated


Cathy Akin Thu Apr 17 14:18:49 1997
QUERY: I am looking for information on Wiley KAY b. ca 1890 SC & Hulda his wife, buried in Roundtop cem. A son William D. KAY b. 1830 GA.m. Nancy LAWRENCE, other childern George W, John,Eli,James Pickney, others please will share info.


Wynell Patton Mon Apr 21 08:40:50 1997
QUERY: GAINES, SAMPLE: Looking for burial date and site for Elizabeth(Ware)Gaines In 1860 census she is listed age 87, with daughter Mahulda SAMPLE age 60 in Fayetteville, Tx. Mahulda's son Leroy W. SAMPLE age 29 and his family live nearby. Did not find Elizabeth with Mahulda in 1870 census. I would appreciate any help I can get with information on Elizabeth or the Sample family in Fayette Co.


Carin Bentley Wed Apr 23 09:51:28 1997
QUERY: Hoping to share info on the following families from Fayette County: BOLLING, GRESSER, STEINMANN, VON ROEDER and related family by marriage. The families were mainly in Swiss Alps, Fayetteville and Schulenburg.


Lisa Richardson Fri Apr 25 13:41:21 1997
QUERY: I know that Margaret Jane Lee CARLETON McGAHAN was buried in Flatonia, Fayette, Texas beside her grandson Earl CARLETON. They died between 1897 and 1902. I would like any information the headstones will provide. Also any information someone may be able to provide on Margaret's husband Robert Augustus CARLETON. Thanks.


Steve Waters Sun Apr 27 00:19:16 1997
QUERY: RENICK, Rev. R.B. and wife Annette Jane EDWARDS. Daughter Eliza Patience RENICK was born in La Grange, Fayette Co circa 1850. She married George Washington WATERS in 1873 in Manchaca, Travis Co. I have info on some descendents. Seeking info on ancestors.


Marie Bayles Mon Apr 28 19:24:06 1997
QUERY: WOPPENKAMP; searching for information on the WOPPENKAMP reunion held in LaGrange, Texas. I know there were five WOPPENKAMP sisters that immigrated with the ROHDE family to Fayette Co., Texas in 1872. I understand there is a reunion of this family every year in LaGrange. My great-great grandmother was Helena WOPPENKAMP, who married Dietrich GERDES. I am very interested in contacting anyone from the WOPPENKAMP family.


Angie Hall Haviland Thu May 1 11:30:49 1997
QUERY: Looking for HALLs in Fayette Co, TX. Albert James HALL b. 5-14- 1868 TN d. abt 1933 West Point,TX m. Martha Ellen HATFIELD b. 3-3-1881 Dunlap, TN d. 5-29-1951 Nederland TX br. 5-30-1951 West Point, Fayette Co, TX Had the following children: Bertie HALL b. abt 1908 TX m. P L NULL, Loys HALL b. 8-22-1913 TX d. 6-1982 LaGrange TX m. Effie, Loyd HALL b. 7-30-1913 TX d. 10-1962 TX m. Valley, Dorothy {Dot} HALL b. abt 1918 TX m. Marvin SPITTLER, Jessie James HALL b. 6-5-1920 Kirtley, TX d. 7-12- 1988 Jefferson Co TX br. Port Neches, Jefferson Co TX m. Dessie Roseanner HALES, Hardu Eugene Hall {Gene} b.11-2-1922 Kirtley, TX d. 10-22-1984 Florida m1. Delta BARTLING 1945 m2. Jean daughter of Mrs. Phelps. Albert James HALL had a previous marriage to ?? and had the following children: Johnny HALL , Lee HALL b. abt 1901, TX and Audie HALL m. Will INGE. Am willing to share all information I have on my Halls.


Maurice Evans Sun May 11 20:01:35 1997
QUERY: Need marriage date and parents for Isaiah EVANS and Louisa ROPER. Isaiah born in PA abt 1810; Louisa born in TN abt 1820. First two children born in MO in 1845 and 1847. Find Isaiah and Louisa in Fayette Co in 1850 census and lived there rest of life.


Terri Gibson Mon May 12 15:45:49 1997
QUERY: I am searching for information on Dubina. This was a Fayette County settlement mostly for people from Moravia (Bohemia) I have ancesters who settled there in the mid to late 1800's. Any information on this area would be greatly appreciated. My surnames are SUGAREK and SIMEK.


Joy Boatright McKelroy Sat May 17 13:45:00 1997
QUERY: Warren & Lucy LYONS lived in Fayette Co.in the 1850's. Lewis BOATRIGHT died in Fayette Co. June !859.Looking for Cemetery where he might be buried or obituary in newspaper around that time.


Debbie Brewer Cox Mon May 26 14:21:59 1997
QUERY: BREWER, James Jacob b. 1835-1838 in North Carolina. He married Malinda HARRELL on 9-13-1865 in Fayette County, Texas. They had 5 children: Martha (Liddi); Penia Elizabeth; Richard Robert; Clement; and Thomas. All born in Fayette County. I am looking for any information on the family of James Jacob Brewer.



Wm. R. McCright Mon May 26 20:12:38 1997
QUERY: McCRIGHT - Am looking for info on ancestors of Jesse Francis Marion McCRIGHT, who it is believed was born in Louisiana. His wife, Sarah Rebecca BARDIN, was from Fayette, Austin, or Washington Counties and moved to Llano County, TX, in about 1870. They may have been married in Washington County. Have large file on descendants.


Marilyn Brien Wed May 28 17:10:24 1997
QUERY: Robert Hugh PHELPS came to La Grange from Wood County, West Virginia, after the Civil War. He was a local lawyer and newspaper owner. He married Nettie SHAW. I'd like to connect with other PHELPS or SHAW descendants.


Marilyn Brien Wed May 28 17:16:30 1997
QUERY: Peter Vandyke SHAW came to Fayette County from Shelby County, Kentucky with his father, James Joseph SHAW, and his brother, Josiah SHAW. The SHAW'S were involved with the Mier Expedition in the Texas Revolution. Peter participated in the Civil War. Peter Vankyke SHAW married Mary HILL, daughter of Asa HILL. I'm searching for the ancestry of James Joseph SHAW, son of John SHAW and Fanny CLEVELAND. I'd also like to connect with other members of this SHAW family.


Marilyn Brien Wed May 28 17:20:11 1997

QUERY: Asa HILL came to Fayette County from Georgia. He participated in the Mier Expedition in the Texas Revolution. He has been confused with Abraham Wiley HILL of Bastrop County. I'd like to connect with other descendants/family members of Asa HILL and his wife, Elizabeth BARKSDALE.


Linda French Dawson 6/9/97

Looking for relatives of John Walter BLAIZE and Bettie CARTER married about 1880 living in La Grange or Schulenburg


Sidney Schuhmann 6/12/97

Looking for descendants of Albert and Emilie SCHUHMANN LENERT of LaGrange. They had 8 children: George, Emma, Edwin, Laura, Nora, Rose, Aurelius and August. Would appreciate any info on them.


Sidney Schuhmann 6/12/97

Looking for descendants of Friedrich and PaulineSCHUHMANN SCHILLING. They had 6 children: Olga, Alma, Oscar, Fred, Clara and Pauline.


Sidney Schuhmann 6/12/97

Looking for family of Emil and Dora ADLER KREIDEL. They had one child, Olga. Emil was born in 1862 and died 1943. Where is he buried? What happened to Olga? Please share info.


Sidney Schuhmann 6/12/97

ZAPP, Norma. Dau. of Max and Hedwig SCHUHMANN ZAPP in Round Top. Who has she married to? Where is she buried?


DeAnne Martin 6/14/97

Surnames: NEWMAN, RABB, "OLD 300"
Looking for information on families of Joseph NEWMAN and William RABB. I am interested in geneology, but more interested in the 'stories" about everyday life of "Old 300" settlers. If you have any information about these particular families, or any other "stories" of "Old 300" settlers, please email. Thank you.


Shirley Hager 6/16/97

Surnames: BURLESON
I am researching the BURLESON'S from Fayette Co. Texas. I would like to correspond with anyone working on this family. Thank you.


Erica M. Bauch 6/22/97

All information on BAUCH, MEYER, HART families who lived in Fayette County


Karl Powitzky 6/29/97

Surnames: POWITZKY
I am looking for information on my Great-great-grandfather Earnest H. Powitzky bborn November 10,1857 in Ledbetter,Fayette county.


Vanessa Schatz 6/29/97

Surnames: CARTER, HILL
CARTER, George Alan from St. John's Colony in Fayette County - late 1800's through abt the 1940's. Daughter, Sophonia, married Henry Clay HILL. Their 12 children included Lee Davis "L.D.", Nora, Grady and Gracie (twins), and Aurelia. He was said to have owned most of the property at St. John's Colony.


Vanessa Schatz 6/29/97

Interested in receiving any and all information about all African-American Community St. John's Colony, Fayette County, TX


Joan Elwell 7/9/97

WHITLEY James K. Polk and Martha A. married Dec. 31, 1868 in Fayette Co. I don't have Martha's maiden name, but she was born in Fayette Co. Jan 3, 1846. At least one child, Minnie Lee. Will share info on WHITLEY, GRAY, and BYRD.


Carla Hillman Ratcliff 7/18/97

Surnames: WHEELER
Looking for WHEELER family. I have ANDREW JACKSON WHEELER born1842 in Miss. It is said that there are many WHEELERS who came into Fayette Co. Would appreciate any info about this family. Thanks, Carla Hillman Ratcliff


Arlan Hewett 7/25/97

I am looking for information on the MERCER Family, Asa S. MERCER born 1792 in Wilkes Co. GA married Lucy GRIFFIN MERCER 1811 in Mississippi. Then Moved to Fayette Co. TX in 1812. Oldest Son Isaiah G. MERCER Born 1812 In Fayette Co. TX. Other children were Harmon G., Dennis and Margarite MERCER. Family Moved To LA and back to Fayette Co. in about 1849 Asa Died in Fayette Co. in 1850 and is buried there.


Marilyn L. Canfield 8/13/97

WIlliam "Bill" T. children Alice and Cora lived Rt1 Box 571 La Grange s/o Harvey . Grandson of Mary "Molly' Alley Thompson and Samuel Thompson Nederland Tx. Samuel s/o Robert and Missouri Ellen Alley , Floyd Co VA, Jefferson Co Tn. in 1880.. William and family would visit Luther and CW Alley in Anthony and Coldwater Ks. Will share information on THOMPSON . ALLEY.,


Suzanna Els Edwards 8/13/97

I would be interested in any information about these families. Johann ELS was listed in the 1850 cesus. I have found the other surnames in later census and have only started my research in this area.


William R. Kirkpatrick 8/15/97

I am searching for information about Henry BRILL of Austin Co, TX who is believed to have come to TX from Burgdorf, Germany in 1859. Henry married Louise (Lula) SIEPER in Industry, TX, 7/7/1869. They had 1 son, August Wilhelm BRILL, 5/1/1872, in Welcome, TX, a few miles north of Industry. The 1870 US-TX census lists Henry as a saddler. These BRILLs are my GG Grandparents. Henry married his second wife, Abbie PORTER 24 April, 1901 in Austin County, TX. I would appreciate having other information about the BRILL, SIEPER or PORTER family, including parents, siblings, and (possibly)other children. Thanks, William Kirkpatrick wrk@itouch.net


Donna Chapman 8/15/97

I am searching for information on Wasdin Bardin and his wife Catherine Dickinson Bardin. They lived in Fayette Co., from about 1840 to Catherine's death in 1875. In 1851 Catherine was living alone in Fayette Co., and Wasdin was living in 1851. They had 5 sons, Jesse James, Shadrack, Green S., John Thomas, and David Crockett Bardin. Also looking for relatives of Catherine's that might have migrated from Alabama with her and Wasdin. Their last names would have been Dickinson.


Pam Jones 8/15/97

Am seeking information on my greatgrandfather, Stephen F. Austin BAKER, born about 1840 (most likely in Texas). I do not know anything about any any brothers/sisters/parents or his wife's family (Harriet Georgia BYERLY). My father believes the Bakers were from were from the LaGrange area where my grandmother, Jessie Matilta BAKERwas born in 1888. Stephen F. Austin Austin BAKER served in the Civil War in Walls Texas Legion, Company E. Any information/leads you can give would certainly be appreciated.


Brian Bashaw 11-1-97

Surnames: PRIMM, WOOD
William PRIMM, James B. L. PRIMM, Sophronia Virginia PRIMM,
Mary Ann E. PRIMM, St. John PRIMM, David L. WOOD, St. John
Stuben WOOD - La Grange, Fayette, Texas


Sharon Johnson

Surnames: HOFFMANN
Hi, my name is Sharon Johnson. My Grandfather, Edgar A. Hoffmann, was born in Fayette County. We have a reunion once a year on the third Sunday of April at the Freyburg Hall. I have in my possession approximately 30 - 40 pictures (4X6's). I do not know who these people are - we have taken these pictures to our reunion, and no one remembers these folks. Everyone seems to say that they are related, but do not know the names. These pictures were all taken in the vicinity of Freyburg. Some of the photographer names are: M. Cadwell - Flatonia, TX -- Wm. Tauch - Schulenburg, TX -- R.J. Zimmerman, Schulenburg, TX -- Moeller & Kunz, Schulenburg, TX -- G.A. Pannewitz, Shiner, TX -- Alf Otto, Taylor, TX -- some of the others are from Austin, Giddings, New Braunfels and Galveston. I also have some little ones, about 2X3's - same photographers. I would love to find out who these people are! Three of these photographs are named - Rudolph Hoffman & wife, Minna Loth -- Otto Heine & "Lindermann Girl" -- and Anna Haas. Do you have any suggestions on how I might go about finding who these people are? The photo's are in various conditions - some extremely good, others are faded.

Sharon needs help identifying whose these people are, if you can help her, please contact her.


dlhouck@txcyber.com 11/05/97

I am searching for any information on Francis SCALLORN, daughter of Jesse Scallorn and her parents/siblings/ relatives. She was born ca.1845 in AL and married Andrew J. BUFFINGTON in AL. They came to Milam Co. in late 1880's but most of Francis relatives settled in Fayette County. Family rumor has it that the Buffingtons came to Lee or Fayette County before settling in Milam.


Janiece Keener 11/05/97

Surnames: BARRIER
Any Information about the BARRIER family who lived in Fayette County in the mid 1800-'s.


Pam Jones 11/8/97

Surnames: BAKER
Searching for information on Baker family in Fayette County. GGFather was Stephen F. Austin Baker born about 1840.


Tracy Hancock 11/11/97

I am seeking information on the SLONIKER family. My GGrandfather John William SCHOOLER b. 1861 married Matilda "Mattie" SLONIKER Aug 26, 1885. Is her sister Betty SLONIKER b. ca 1855 Fayette Co., TX d. ca 1878 Fayette Co.,TX? Betty m. ca 1873 in Caldwell Co., TX to Joseph Franklin HUFF. Their children Thomas b. 1874, Mattie b. 1876, Mary b. 1878. Any information would be appreciated.


Jill Lackey 11/11/97

Surnames: LACKEY
Do you have any records of a William Lemuel Lackey in Fayette County? He was supposed to have lived there. He would have been born about 1858 and married Sarah Clementine Lackey (a cousin) in 1879.


Diane Moore Harlow 11/14/1997

Surnames: MOORE, HART, Bowers
Looking for info on my 3rd great-grandfather, Edwin Lewis MOORE, d 12-26-1864 in La Grange. He was married to Elizabeth Lawson HART on 12-11-1821, but I don't know where. She died 3-16-1874 in La Grange. They had a daughter, Elizabeth Catherine MOORE, b 4-1-1841, who married Young Philemon Bowers on 11-03-1858. They had several children. If anyone has info on any of these names, please E-mail me. I would love hearing from you!

Dona Paradise 11/16/97

Surnames: PARADISE


Joseph D. Rose 11/24/97

Surnames: ROSE, AESQUE
Looking for information on the family of Dr. Benjamin Franklin Rose Sr. Born 1809 in Washington D.C. I am decended through his eldest son Robert Sauls Rose who married Sarah Ellen Aesque in Fayette County circa 1870.


George Gregory 11/25/97

Interested in the families of Dr. David Gregory and trying to establish a connection between David and Unbelton Gregory.Umbelton is in the Fayette Cemetary and I think David is at Alleyton Cemetary. Davids son W.R. Gregory married a Nancy Wade and we loose WR about 1883. His wife and children may have moved to Dripping Springs about that time. Nancy reappears in Austin as a widow in 1903. I would like to find out what happened to WR.


Barry Kirkland 11/26/97

Surnames: STRUVE
I am researching families of Heinrich Struve, who emigrated to the area around LaGrange around 1845.


Patrick Price 11/27/97

Surnames: PRICE


Les Neumann 11/30/97

Surnames: Lee, Seymour
Searching for information on Elizabeth (Lizzie) LEE of Warrenton; married to Robert Hemings SEYMOUR on 5/30/1877. R.H. SEYMOUR died on 3/26/1909, but no birth or death records on Elizabeth LEE in courthouse. Any help would be appreciated.


Jean A. Shearin 12-1-97

Surnames: SHEARIN
I am looking for any and all Shearins, Shearons, Sherrons or any other spelling of the name. Any help would be appreciated.


Travis Allen 12/05/97

Surnames: PARR
Seaking decendants of Henry PARR & wife Mary, will probated, #391, in LaGrange, Fayette Co., in 1856. Children: Sarah, Fincher, John, Marshall, Dorcas and Mary Ann. Marshal married Elizabeth Johnson and died 1867. Children: Ella, Josephine, James, Susan, Marshall H. and Edmond. Also, Jackson PARR, Hiram Tilman PARR, Elnathan PARR, Ella PARR, Sannie PARR, Ethyl PARR, and many other PARRs. RSVP


Ron McCandless 12/16/97

Surnames: MOSS, HANEY
I am searching for descendants or information concerning John HANEY or R. MOSS, mayor of La Grange in Feb. 1906.

A train in Ottawa, Illinois killed JOHN HANEY on May 8, 1906. According to information found on his body he was a Civil War Veteran of the 4th Tex. Cav., CSA and the body was buried by the Grand Army of the Republic Chapter (Union Veterans) with full military honors for this their one time enemy.

From the OTTAWA REPUBLICAN TIMES (Ottawa, Illinois) May 8, 1906, I am quoting the newspaper article:

"From a paper found on his person it was learned that the deceased was John Haney, a former member of the 4th Texas Cavalry, and therefore a Confederate soldier. The paper was in the nature of a certificate issued by R. Moss, mayor of La Grange, Texas, under date of February 12, 1906, recommending John Haney to all charitably disposed persons who would assist him in passing from La Grange to his destination."

In order to bring this veteran home to his family at least in spirit we are trying to find descendants of either Mr. Haney or the mayor, R. Moss.

If you have ANY information please contact me

Ron McCandless ronmcc@exp.net


Dennis Clauder 12/21/97

Surnames: Dickerson


Valarie Westbrook Brooks 12/26/97

Researching ancestors of Robert Thomas WESTBROOK (b. ca. 1828 in MS) and Ellen BURNS WESTBROOK(b. ca. 1834 in MS). They moved to Fayette Co. ca. 1861. Names include Dennis Newton WESTBROOK (b. 3 Dec 1858 in Meridian, MS), William Robert WESTBROOK (b. 26 Jun 1882 in Flatonia, TX), Mary Frances "Mollie" WESBROOK BROWN, Dennis BURNS and more. Can provide extensive info on descendants of Robert T. WESTBROOK.


Deborah 12/30/97

Surnames: ENGLISH
Looking for any information on JAMES SAMUEL ENGLISH, born Fayette County, August 18, 1839. Married SARAH WHITTINGTON on April 2, 1983. James died at Oakland, near Schulenburg, on August 14 , 1871. English served with RIP Ford's Expeditionary Forces on the Rio Grande during the Civil War.

I would like to know the names of his parents, siblings, and where he is buried. Is there a cemetery in Oakland?

After James' death, his widow Sarah Whittington English, continued to reside at the family farm at Oakland for a number of years.. There were two children Rephlia and a son, I think his name was James, also.

Any info would be appreciated.


Robert C. Green

Surnames: GREEN


Wanda Qualls

I have some information on William Parr and am looking for information on Charles Andrews. Elvina Parr married 1.) ? Clanton MD 2.) Charles Andrews 3.) William Dodd. I would love to hear from anyone who has any information on these families.


Carin Bentley

My grandmother was a GRESSER, daughter of Christian Ferdinand Heinrich Gresser (Fred/Frederick). Although my Gresser's were around the Schulenburg area in Fayette County, the family homestead is in Fayetteville. The Gresser's married the Von Roeder's and still remain in this area. I have tons of info to share with anyone that is interested.


Carin Bentley

I am hoping to share info for the BOLLING family. My ancestor, Olinda Bolling married a Steinmann. Her father was Johann Dietrich Bolling who married an Augusta Schierenberg (sp?). Johann's and Augusta's children included Olinda, Wilhelmina, Eliz., Augusta, Sophie, Emma, Theodore, Henry, Lavina, Mary, Caroline, Louis and Olga. They married into the PLACKE, JOCHEN, FOERSTER, BRUEGGMANN, SCHUMACHER, KOETHER, BONNER, OTTO families from the SwisAlps area north of LaGrange. They were married Oct 5, 1876 in Fayette County and were in the SwisAlps area. I have tons of info to share with anyone interested.


Carin Bentley

I have tons of info on the STEINMANN family of Fayette County to share!! Christian Steinmann had two sons: William and Christopher then had many generations of Steinmanns from the SwisAlps/LaGrange/Schulenburg area. They married many of the German families in the area including KNAPPA/KNAPPE, STAHMER/STAMER, THIEL, BOLLING and many others.


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