Colorado County Archived Queries

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Rhonda Bettencourt Morris Sat Feb 21 10:29:09 1998
2775 Everett Drive Reno NV 89503
Rhonda Bettencourt May 19, 1953

William G. Fuller, Jr.Wed Feb 18 20:21:58 1998
I would appreciate any information on the ancestors of August SCHMIDT and Alma WITTE, married 10 Nov 1908 (marriage license recorded in Colorado County on 21 Nov 1908. They had two daughters, Helen and Elda. The family moved to Wilson County before 1920. I believe August's family were long-time residents of Colorado County. Alma may have been a more recent immigrant. Any help appreciated.

Faith Holden Mon Jan 26 16:52:32 1998
1710 Yukon St. Medford, OR 97504
My g,g,parents William Solomon Holt and his wife Nina Dell Gilley lived and died in the area of Columbus, Tx. 1900- 1980. Walter Albin Seidel and his wife Loma McMillian are my grandparents are also from the same area and the same time frame. Would like to hear from relatives.

Andrea Dee (HOOD) Bucha Tue Feb 3 17:06:44 1998
PO Box 550 Beeville, TX 78104
Searching specifically for E. HOOD, listed on Colorado County 1880 census. How old was he? Whose household was he in, or who else was in his household? Where was he from? Also, any info on SIMER, SESSOMS or JOHNSONs in this area would also be appreciated. Many thanks...Dee Bucha.

Pete Apple Sun Jan 25 09:33:35 1998
POBox 1164, Portland, Tx. 78374
Have info to share on these families. Carl WERLLA moved to Eagle Lake from Cat Springs b. abt 1852 and d. 1919. Was a miller. Louis HINTZ d. 1944 in Eagle Lake.

Michael Thomas McDonald Sat Jan 24 23:12:09 1998
I have been looking for help with William H. "Bill" MCDONALD who was shot and killed in Eagle Lake, in 1898. Bill was from Ontario, Canada and was married to Hanna or Anna IRWIN from Ontario as well. They and Bill's nephew, James Nelson MCDONALD and his wife Harriet IRWIN came to the area sometime prior to August 22, 1897, because their first child IRWIN Alexander MCDONALD in Eagle Lake. The knowledge of how Bill came to get shot has been lost. Some feel he was a lawman, some a hired gun and others just a farmer like the rest of his family that stayed in North Dakota. Although not sure it is thought that his body was taken back to North Dakota by train. From reading the Capsule History of Colorado Co., it looks like things were hopping in the area in 1898. Of the children of this large family, almost nothing is known about Bill. He did have at least 1 child, a daughter Jeanette, born abt 1874 in Canada, but she may have married and never made it to Texas. Thanks for any help, Mac.

Leroy Warren Johnson Mon Jan 19 21:13:10 1998
610 Meagher St. Valparaiso, IN
John S. and Eliza (Lafevre) Johnson of Harrison Co.,WV had four sons, maybe others, that moved to Columbus, Colorado Co., Texas at different times after 1857. They were Jehu Warner, Jesse H., Columbus W., and Jerome. I Would like to share with anyone working on this JOHNSON line.

Brent Koym Thu Jan 8 20:25:21 1998
SIMMERS, Kathryn m ,1902 in Colorado Co, Brown Bedbord DUKE, step-brother Nicholas and step-sister Mary SOHMERS; looking for their father 1st name unknown worked for the RR probably the AT

Brent KoymThu Jan 8 20:32:18 1998
EARP, Martha "Mattie" m William T.A. STRAHAN and lived in Colorado Co 1840's-90's. Father, William died in AL on business in 1842. Mother, Ellender MCMILLAN, m also to DICKSON and KELCH. Looking for EARP ancestors.

Charles Blum Mon Dec 29 08:20:05 1997
317 Ranger Haysville KS 67060-1513
John William Waldrop, my wife's ggrandfather, was a doctor in Columbus in the 1920s-30s. We think he might be buried there with his wife Celia. Would appreciate any info.

Kathy BridgesFri Dec 26 21:42:25 1997
1016 N. C. St. Duncan, OK 73533
Researching Mary Ann Jones, born on farm near Weimar around 1863, brother William Henry Jones, born 1861. Married John Bass Camp in Utopia, TX 1884. Don't know if that's near Colorado County or not. Their father's name was William W. Jones (mother's name not known). There is one other sister, Maggie F. Jones, but I'm unsure if she was born near Weimar or not. Thanks for your help.

J.Harrison Carpenter Thu Dec 18 13:32:27 1997
6052 Birdhall Rd. Hahira,Ga.31632
I am looking for information and decendents of my g.g.grandfather Clement Allen(b.1810 Ky.orIl. d.4-21-1873 in Columbus,Colorado Co. Texas) He came to Texas about 1834 with wife Artemesia- settled in Austin Colony. Have war records 1835-1836.He fought in fall and winter with Capt.John York Co. and Col.Ed Burlesons Reg. and served in the campaign against San Antonio deBexar. He received land grants. Had 1 son James b.1836 with Artemesia.Married Arlannia Duff (11-14-1837 in Austin Co. had 3 children twins Thomas Jefferson (my g.grandfather) and Mary b. 8-28-1838 and son John b.1840. He was on tax roll in Austin Co. 1840 and 1846.1850 census Colorado Co. Texas he is remarried to a Mary Ann. She had 4 children.They had 1 daughter Sarah b.1848. Need to know what happen to first 2 wives, information on place of birth, parents, and siblings and where he is buried. Thanks for any help.

Michelle GreisenWed Dec 17 10:54:23 1997
PO Box 230785 Tigard, OR 97281
Looking for information regarding John LINDERHOLM and the town of Chesterville. "The area had its beginning with the coming of one John Linderholm, a land promoter from Chicago, in 1894. Between the years of 1894 and 1909, he had purchased for colonization 60,000 acres of land, located 50 miles west of Houston in Wharton and Colorado Counties." came. The town is no more, but remains an important rice center in the county." I believe this may be my great grandfather, John Albert LINDERHOLM (1867- 1954). Any info about John LINDERHOLM or the town of Chesterville would be very much appreciated!

Cathryn Clegg Mon Dec 1 09:00:10 1997
Route 4 Box 4056, Trinity, Texas 75862
We are searching for the maiden name of Maria b. 3/16/1798 as well as her parents and siblings. She was wife #1 of John REYNOLDS b. 12/03/1794 and died 7/16/1850. They had 12 children and some migrated from Ulster County NY to IL-TN and Colorado County, Texas between 1850 and 1880. Some of these children known to be in the area are: Rufus, Alonzo, Edwin and Elizabeth.

Travis John Allen Mon Dec 1 12:23:11 1997
8606 Rayson Road, Houston, TX 77080-3511
Seaking information about John Monroe Woolsey and his family who settled near Oakland abt 1855 to 1858 in Colorado County and about a near by community called County Line and the Methodest church there.

Tim Wilson Mon Nov 3, 1997
I'm seeking information on the ancestry and descendants of Alexander (8/26/1814 Germany - 10/26/1885 Colorado Co., TX) and Clothilde Oske (6/13/1821 Germany - 12/3/1907 Colorado Co., TX) HIMLY. They had ten children, the two oldest daughters born in Goettingen, Germany, the rest born in Colorado Co. The family came to TX ca1849 and settled just south of the San Bernard River in Colorado Co. Their children were: (1) Agnes m. Egmont BRETSCHNEIDER; (2) Marie m. Otto TRENCKMANN; (3) Carl m. Lena VORNKAHL; (4) Hedwig m. Karl SENS; (5) Adele m. Herman KERSTEN; (6) Bertha m. Karl KRETZSCHMAR; (7) Johanna/Jennie m. Carl BRETSCHNEIDER; (8) Oscar m. Ida BRAST; (9) Alexander; (10) Clothilde/Lillie m. Adolph GRIMM. Any information would be appreciated. I would be happy to share information. Thanks, Tim Wilson

V. Vaughn Fri Oct 17 06:25:45 1997
Looking for information on a HOWARD family from Weimar, Colorado County. Zeretta HOWARD born 6/17/1905 daughter of Daniel HOWARD and Charlott HAYDEN . I am at a standstill with this line please help. There are also siblings in this family. The given names I have at this point are Queen Esther and Serena HOWARD. Thanks in advance for your help !

Alton Perkins Thu Oct 16 21:49:32 1997
Looking for information on Algerine G. PERKINS, my grandfather, a schoolteacher and a Baptist minister. Born ?, died 1902. I belive he taught school in the Garwood area. Graduated Waco University ,now Baylor University, 1877. His address at that time Bremond (Brenham?)Texas. Married to Susan Perkins, brother Oscar Perkins Also need information on Jane Pertnina Ing and all of the above. All of the above are buried in a family plot in Rocky Ridge Cemetary Route 2434 off intrstate 10 Thanks Alton E. Perkins 4624 Minnesota Ave. Fair Oaks CA 95628

Berniece Lemmons Mon Oct 13 18:50:49 1997
Trying to find any and all information on my grandfather, Frank Wilson LOWE, born June 13, 1866 (do not know where) lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Married Laura Etta WILKINSON. Frank died Jan 28, 1939 in Colorado Co., TX and is buried in Myrtle Cemetery, Rock Island, Texas. Need birth information, parents, and siblings; which information should be recorded at the time of his death. Would appre- ciate ANY help. Frank was a street car conductor in Houston abt 1925 Berniece Lemmons 6805 NW 64th Terr Okla City, OK 73132 e-mail

Nancy Brusseau Marshall Mon Oct 6 12:33:51 1997
SUGGS, Mary Margaret "Mollie" was born on 23-Mar-1868 in Columbus, Colorado, TX. Am searching for any and all info. re. her parents: John SUGGS and "unknown" or any siblings. Their only surviving child (of 11)is Bertha Mae PENDLEY ALLEN, my husband's grandmother.

Merrell E. Davis Sun Sep 21 13:50:13 1997
My great grand-father, Edward DAVIS moved to south Texas near Columbus around 1860-61 and bought a home there. He deeded it to his wife when he joined the Confederate army.If he failed to return his family (son John born 1861 in Lamar County) they would have a home. When he returned, he found his wife (maiden name of Holcomb, lst name unk) had sold the home and moved. He later located her and a daughter had been born in 1863 named Belle. She was living with another man and apparently the father of Belle. After being told by the newcomer that it was his wife, his daughter and his land now---Great-grandfather, never getting off his horse, shot the man dead and rode off. Would like to know if a deed record exist or any news article exists.

May Thompson Yoss Mon Sep 15 13:07:17 1997
In Colorado Co., researching these names:
WINGFIELD, Harmon Holcombe (1857-1931)and Virginia Sample WINGFIELD(est 1862-64), William Jr.(1782-1856) and Sophia WINGFIELD,(1788-1874) James (1811-1861)and Rachel Holcombe(1812-aft 1870) Any proof of marriage, death, birth, or records helping us find more information on our ancestors.

Jim Weaver Sat Sep 13 16:56:43 1997
I am looking for information on a Henry Franklin WEAVER who lived in Weimar, Colorado, Co. Texas abt. 1880-?. He was born in Clermont Co. Ohio in abt. 1850. Thank you any information would be beneficial.

Suzanna Els Edwards Fri Sep 12 09:12:33 1997
HEINEKE/ELS/EISEMANN are my surnames. They were in Colorado, Austin, Fayette, Grimes, and Washington Counties. My gggrandfather came to Austin County in the early 1850's. My ggrandmother, born in Austin County about 1858, was Sarah Elizabeth or Elizabeth Sarah HEINEKE. Her father was Friederich b. Germany in 1809. Her mother was Elizabeth Marie. I don't know her surname. Sarah and my ggrandfather, Henry ELS, may have been married in Austin County about 1882-1883. I believe Friederich may have died about 1881. My grandfather, James Garfield, was born in Millheim. I have his original Baptismal Certificate. I also have many old pictures belonging to the ELS and HEINEKE family that Idon't know who they are. I also have one of Friederich RAUBE. I don't know how he fits into the family. I am specifically looking for marriage, death, birth documents, pictures when possible. I would appreciate correspondence.

Cathryn J. Clegg Thu Sep 11 12:59:45 1997
Searching for Dorsett W. RUSSELL m. to Amanda REYNOLDS who had a son Dorsett Guy RUSSELL on 9/20/1880. Amanda REYNOLDS daug. of Mary REYNOLDS b. in 1824 in NY. Guy RUSSELLl m. Effie Catherine SHORTT 9/17/1902 in Colorado County, Texas.

Mary Ann McTee Sun Mar 2 14:35:44 1997
Researching Asa B. NEWTON (b1809) m. Mary Ann FARQUHAR. Asa originally setttled in Fayette Co in 1839, then moved to Colorado Co with brother, James NEWTON. Asa was there until 1870s when he moved to Burnet Co. James NEWTON died ca 1856 in Colorado Co. Need info on these families and where James NEWTON is buried.

Mary Ann McTee Thu Sep 11 13:48:55 1997
NEWTON, ANDERSON, POPE, RICH, CLARK. Looking for info on John B. ANDERSON m. Hannah NEWTON (b 1806). They lived in Fayette Co in 1850s around Fayetteville, before moving to Trinity Co 1860-1870, where they lived around Pennington. Hannah's mother, Rutha NEWTON, may have lived with them. Some of their children were: Sarah m. J. B. POPE, Martha m. William T. RICH, Hannah Ann m. Christopher CLARK. John B. ANDERSON and Rutha NEWTON both d. in early 1860s. By 1880s Hannah Anderson and some of the children had moved back to Colorado Co, where she died 1880-1884. Need to know where they are buried and any info on these families. Will share what data I have.

Mary Lou HUCKABY Thu Sep 11 09:18:13 1997
Seeking information on John HOWERTEN m to Lucinda Jane HUCKABY, Her brother Charles Andrew HUCKABY and sister Betty Elizabeth HUCKABY-DOGGETT, m. to Cletus DOGGETT, were living side by side in 1900 Census in the North Bennet area, of Mills Co. Texas. In 1936 -1937, their son ???? HOWERTEN was married to a Rachel Harris living on the Carradan mail route of Mills Co. Texas. Researching HUCKABY, CARTER MILES, CARRELL families in Texas, they came from Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi to Texas.

Rosa Whitehorn Smith Fri Sep 513:32:48 1997
I am researching my husband's family. I need information on Amalie (Molly) KRUEGER. I was told that she was born 18 June in Cat Spring , Austin Co. Texas. She married Julius HOLLIEN the 12 of Febuary 1886 in Colordo County, Texas. Molly and Julius had six children; Annie (b) Dec 1886; Fredrick (b) Aug 1888: John (b) Dec 1889: Molly: Hulda: and Geurde (b) 18 June 1894 at Ramsey Point Colorado County, Texas. I believe that Molly's father's name was Wilhiam KRUEGER. My husband's grandmother Gerturde pronounced and spelled this last name KREZAR, but the marrriage record spelled it KRUEGER. I have not been able to find a census return for Wilhiam KRUEGER/KREZAR in Austin County. Can any one help me?

William Kirkpatrick Sun August 17, 1997
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

Dorothy Albrecht (contact Rox Ann Johnson) Tue Aug 12 22:01:37 1997
Looking for information on Fanny Asbury TOLIVER b 7 Aug 1869, dau of James A. TOLIVER and wife, Elizabeth (Bettie) YANCEY. She married someone named ANDREWS.

Tim Hudson Fri Aug 15 07:15:59 1997
MOORE, SOLOMAN, SCARBOROUGH Searching for information on David W. SOLOMAN who moved to Freestone Co TX in the early 1870s with his family. He married about 1860, Union Parish LA to Mary Ann SCARBOROUGH. David died by 1876 and Mary Ann remarried to Spaulding MOORE. She supposedly died in Colorado Co TX in 1895. Any information on them appreciated.

Randy Haechten Sat Aug 9 15:17:59 1997
I am researching ancestors of Broniflauf Anton SOKOLOWSKI and Anna Maria (WEIGEL) FREY, widow of Jacob FREY, who were married on Decmeber 29, 1891 at St. Roch's in Mentz, Colorado County, Texas. They later moved Westphalia, Falls County, Texas. Anton died in Westphalia in 1897 and Anna died in Temple, Bell County, Texas in 1896. I do not know when or how Anton came to the U.S. from Russia. I know Anna's parents were Conrad and Fransica (WINK) WEIGEL. I am also looking for a list of people buried in the St. Roch's cemetary.

Muriel Wilson Thu Jun 26 17:51:19 1997
Interested in finding who was the father of Moses G. WILSON who was listed in Harris Co in 1850 and in Washington Co. in 1860. I believe he may have died in the Civil War, but his sons Moses G. WILSON and John C. WILSON were still in Washington County in 1870. His son, Robert S. WILSON was in Williamson Co TX in 1870. His daughter PAMELA WILSON m. JAMES MAYFIELD and they were still in Washington Co. in 1870. Moses G. WILSON sold land in Colorado Co. in 1859 and 1860, and, in 1880, was in Travis Co., TX, son JOHN C. was in Burnet Co TX. Our gggggrandfather was named MOSES WILSON and he was in Tennessee and was in the vicinity of Green Co TN where MOSES G. lived in 1830. Would appreciate any info you might have on this WILSON. Thank you.

Brenda (Kuhn) Schrock Mon Jun 2 10:01:08 1997
Looking for any and all information on the MUNKE and KUHN families. Members include: OTTO JOHN KUHN, GEORGE MUNKE, THEKLA (MUNKE) KUHN, GUSSIE (MUNKE) KUHN, FRITZ KUHN, JOSEPH KUHN. They mainly lived around the Columbus/Weimer/Glidden area.

William R. Jentzen Sat May 31 09:11:22 1997
I'm looking for information about my G-G-G-Grandfather, Henry Livingston BAYS, born about 1805, place--unknown. He married Mary Ann WILSON on May 30, 1838 in Colorado County, Texas. Henry L. and Mary Ann BAYS had 5 children: George Washington, Peter, Joseph, Minerva E., and Davis H. My G-G-Grandfather is Davis H. BAYS, born March 4, 1839 in Colorado County, TX--died October 23, 1905 in Harrison County, Persia, IA. Any further information about Henry Livingston BAYS or his kin in Colorado County,TX would be greatly appreciated. I am willing to share information about the descendants of Davis H. BAYS.

Bonnie Luedtke Mon May 26 11:48:46 1997
I am researching my g.g. grandmother's family. Her name was Susan TOWNSEND. She was from Colorado County, Texas. She married my g.g. grandfather, Sion Record BOSTICK, April 4, 1839, in Colorado County. They were divorced in about 1856-57. She re-married. I also heard that her brother became sheriff, about that time, in Columbus, Texas. If anyone has information on the TOWNSENDs I would be very happy to receive any information on her family. I would like to know the nationality of this family...

Brenda Thu May 22 22:11:22 1997
Looking for William BENNET SCATES and GOODEs GEORGE WASHINGTON GOODE,O.GOODE,PEARL GOODE,WILLIAM GOODE. William BENNETT SCATES was one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. He and his wife both died in Colorado County, but the state of Texas moved their bodies to the state cemetery in Austin. Thanks for your help.

Mike Voirin Sun May 25 22:33:48 1997
I am looking for information on Martin DIAL (b. 1815 in TN/d. Feb 1870 in Columbus, TX) who married Margaret _____ (b. 1816 in TN/d. 1871 Columbus, TX). They had a daughter, Americus Sidney DIAL (b. Aug 1849 in Upshur Co, TX/ d. Abt 1918 in Irving, Dallas Co, TX) who married on May 11 1873 in Columbus, TX to Andrew WILLIAMS (b. 1847 in Philadelphia, PA/d. Apr 25 1914 in Dallas, TX). Andrew WILLIAMS was supposedly the son of Franklin WILHELMS (b. Hesse-Cassel, Germany). Any information on these families or proof of this information would be appreciated.

Mike Voirin Sun May 25 22:45:53 1997
I am looking for information on an Andrew Mable WILLIAMS (b. 1882 in Lampasas County, TX/d. Jul 1 1925 in Irving, TX). She married in 1903 to Andrew Jackson ENGLISH, SR (b. Jan 19 1883 in Cooke Co, TX/d. Nov 19 1958 in Irving, TX). She was the daughter of Andrew WILLIAMS (b. 1847 in Philadelphia, PA/d. Apr 25 1914 in Dallas, TX) who married on May 11 1873 in Columbus, TX to Americus Sidney DIAL (b. Aug 1849 in Upshur Co, TX/d. Abt 1918 in Irving, TX). Andrew Jackson ENGLISH was the son of James Nelson ENGLISH, JR (b. 1837 in GA/d. Abt 1918 in Irving, TX) and Martha Mollie LOWERY (b. 1843 in GA/d. Abt 1892 in TX).

Cindi Myers Thu May 15 11:01:01 1997
HILL, T. A., Captain in 42nd Georgia Infantry, C.S.A. Founded Hill Bank Weimar, Texas, Colorado Co. I need to know what initials T.A. stand for. Thanks

Karen Tomecek Wed May 7 19:12:15 1997
Can someone tell me that years the COLORADO CITIZEN newspaper was published, and if it is still published. Does anyone know where is can be viewed or where it is published?

Paul F Ammons Sat Apr 19 11:15:04 1997
RUHMANN, Edward, born about 1825 in Germany is listed in the 1860 TX Census in Frelsburg, Colorado Co, but missing in the 1870 census. His wife, Helen M MOSS, whom he married 5/7/1842 in Colorado, Co, is a widow in the 1870 TX census. Would like any information (birth date, death date, place of burial) on Edward and Helen and their six? children: Edward, Julius Paul (born 12/15/1848, died 5/6/1889), William, Albert, Emilie, and Augusta. Have lots of data to share on descendants of following Fayette Co German families: Josef Georg WAGNER, Wilhelm CITZLER, Martin DIPPEL, George Heinrich FRICKE, Friedrich W. GIESE, Friedrich W. KIEL, Louis KOENIG, Philip Emil RUHMANN, Ludwig SCHWIERZKE and William Ludwig SSCHWIERZKE (trying to tie these 2 together somehow), Frederick SPIES, and John J WEYAND.

Ricky Long Sat Apr 19 20:38:06 1997
LONG- My gg grandparents, John A. and Louisa J. LONG, were in Colorado Co, Weimar area, in early 1870's. Louisa J. and a son Abner W. are buried at Clear Creek Cemetery. Later, in early 1880's, 2 of John A.'s children returned and lived in the area. They were Gloud LONG and Bennett POWERS. Does anyone know of a place where this LONG or POWERS family might have lived? Does anyone have access to local tax records for the 1870-76 time period, who would look up John A. Long for me? Likely that other Decatur or Perry Co, TN families made the move with them. Do you know of Weimar residents from either of those counties, who could be allied?

Jerry Martin Mon Apr 21 17:23:27 1997
I am seeking information about Alfred KELSO. I have a copy of a letter to his brother-in-law John H. MARTIN of Fayetteville, TN. The letter describes his involvement in the Battle of San Jacinto. He may have been from Tennessee. He states that he had 6000 acres of land near Columbus in ca 1837. John MARTIN may have been one of my ancestors. KELSO may have been married to MARTIN's sister. Any information will be appreciated and will share descendant info if desired.

Desiree de Nantes Tue Apr 8 14:56:05 1997
I am searching for ANYTHINGin Colorado County bearing the surname INSALL. In the 1850 or 1860 Texas census there was an INSALL, probably Richard INSALL. I understand that Richard INSALL (others too?)was buried in Weimar. Please e-mail me at: <>. (e-mail address change 6/10/97 by gwb) THANK YOU!

Joanne Shaffer Tue Mar 25 18:34:20 1997
Colorado Co.---Researching Thomas J. HENDERSON born abt 1814 in Ga. Wife Martha? born 1818 in Ala. They first lived in Mississippi. They were in Colorado Co. 1850 and1870 Census and in Fayette co. 1860 census. They had 8 children Mary, Nina (m. Henry P OVERBAY), Lucintha (m. James DARBY), Julia (m. Thomas Philip Leonidus MOORE, Albert, Emma (m. John BRITTON), Cornelia, Ella (m. Anderson J. LAMPKIN)

Carla Hillman Ratcliff Sun Mar 16 06:33:13 1997
I am researching NOACK. Johann SAUER married an Anna NOACK about 1850- 60s. Any information about NOACKS would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Carla

Karen Tomecek Sun Mar 16 15:05:09 1997
I am looking for the burial place of Reinhardt and Hellina (JUNKER) STOELTJE Jr. They immigrated to Texas in 1845 and lived in Frelsburg, Colorado Co., through the 1880 census. They are not found on the 1900 census. Legend goes Reinhardt is the son of Renke and Margaretha (BRUNS) STOELTJE and that Reinhardt and Hellina lived in Blumenthal, Colorado Co. Both Reinhardt and Hellina were born in 1811 and he died before his mother in 1892 and she died in 1896. None of these dates have been proven! They had the following children; Anna FEHRENKAMP, Lizzie MEHRENS, Margaretha STEINMETZ, Helena SCHNEIDER who in 1893 moved her family to Bauersville, Lavaca Co., and George STOELTJE who never married and lived with his brother-in-law, Herman MEHRENS, in Wharton Co., until his death in 1902. Any help you can give me in locating their graves would be deeply appreciated. This has been an on going mystery!

Susie Lee Tue Mar 11 07:06:50 1997
Amanda DENTON-was living in Wiemar with one of her children at the time of her death, Jan 19, 1912. Would appreciate help finding which daughter she was living with: Sarah Rolling or Hardcastle; Katie Wilson; Martha Harrell; Fannie Denton-married name unknown; or with her son, Lafayette Denton. Her other daugher, my grandmother, Nellie Jane Denton Moore, lived in Hallettsville.

Debbie Bass Foley Sun Mar 9 17:15:55 1997
I am looking for info on Charles A D WILLIAMSON, who married Annie Elizabeth BAKER, they married about 1870, but not sure where. They where in Lavaca County in the 1850's to 1860's. Later they were in Limestone County in 1883 to 1887 for sure. Then after 1890 they were in Colorado County from 1893 till after 1910, I think. They had the following children: Lee Williamson, John Quincy Williamson, Avie Williamson, Alcie <Elsie> Williamson, Frank Williamson. Any info would be much appreciated.

Carla Hillman Ratcliff Wed Mar 5 04:28:36 1997
Looking for HILLMANN, Charles or Carl married Dorothea MEYER. Charles came from Oldenburg, Germany and Dorothea's family, from Hanover. They had their children christened at Trinty Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, Tx. Need info about SAUER, Emma born 1860 Texas. I would appreciate any information about these families or descendants. Thanks.

Jane Beattie Wed Mar 5 20:53:04 1997
Seeking information about Howard F. SHORTT, born 26 April 1882,Bedford Co. Tn, worked as a butcher in Eagle Lake, married to Nellie, had 1 son Walter, born 1909. Walter died 12 Oct., 1920 in Eagle Lake, buried Lakeside Cemetary, Eagle Lake. Information about this family would be greatly appreciated.

D. Auderer Tue Mar 4 20:40:39 1997
HARRISON - Searching for HARRISON family living in Columbus about 1875- 1890's. My grandmother was BIRDIE HARRISON who married T.C. COPPING of Houston in the 1890's. This HARRISON family has been reportedly related to William Henry Harrison. Any information would be appreciated.

Rox Ann Johnson Tue Mar 4 06:54:32 1997
Looking for descendants of Anton HEINSOHN (1829-1901) and Nancy STOELTJE (1835-1908). Their children were Wilhelm m. Matilda MERTZ, Mary m. Louis PFLUGHAUPT, Charles m. Louisa SCHWEKE, Reinhardt m. Emilie GUMMELT then Donie SAWYER, Gerhard, Helena, Anton m. Margaretha FRERICHS, Louisa m. Gus FRIEDRICH, Meta m. F.A.W. (Bill) ZSCHIESCHE, Augusta m. Alfred SPLITTGERBER, Heinrich, Edward m. Emma ANDREAS, and Adolph m. Mathilda WAGNER. Have much to share.

Rox Ann Johnson Tue Mar 4 06:45:52 1997
Looking for descendants of Wilhelm HEINSOHN (1814-1885) and Wübke (Meta) HARFST (1821-1901) who lived near Frelsburg. Their children were Marie m. Herman RAMTHUN, Dietrich m. Elise WEISHUHN, Heinrich, Gerhardine m. August KASTEN, Wilhelm m. Emma FRERICHS then Emma BRAND, Friedrich m. Mary SCHROEDER, Ernst "Theodore" m. Jennie TOLLIVER, Theresa m. Ernst HENNIGER, and Otto m. Clara Helena SCHROEDER. Have much to share.

Ross M Pierce, II Sun Feb 16 18:17:58 1997
I have some BEESONs that married into my WINGFIELD line. Let me share what I have.
John BEESON born 9 DEC 1827 in Mississippi or Alabama,died 4 Dec 1909 possibly in Uvalde Co., TX; married Sophia WINGFIELD, born 1835 in Claiborne, LA, about 1851 most likely in Claiborne, LA. Sophia is the daughter of James Holcombe WINGFIELD and Rachel B HOLCOMBE. John and Sophia had at least ten children:
1- Sophronia born 1853 in LA,
2- Margaret born 1853 in LA , married abt. 1878 in Colorado County, TX to William John MONROE
3-Josephine born 1856 in LA,
4-Jane Evaline born 15 Dec 1858 in Columbus ,Colorado Co., TX, died 7 Dec 1919 in Sabinal, Uvalde Co.,TX, buried in N-Hiway 90 Cemetery; She married abt 1881 in Colorado Co., TX, Joel S PEOPLES
5-John born Nov 1859 Columbus,Colorado Co.,TX, died before 1870 Columbus,Colorado Co.,TX
6-James E "Jim"; born 1866 in Colorado Co.,TX, married Didama "Dama" TOWNSEND.
7- Joab "AB" born 1868 in Colorado Co.,TX, married Sarah Rachel SMITH
8-Joel, born 1869, in Lavaca Co., TX, died before 1880 in Colorado Co.,TX
9-Jesse, born 1876 in Colorado Co.,TX
10- Elmedia Diantha, born 7 Feb 1880 in Colorado Co.,TX
I have documentation information, and If you have any information please contact me at RMPIERCE Ross M Pierce, II Los Lunas, NM

John Brister Fri Feb 14 08:48:00 1997
James Felix ZAPALAC, Born 1-13-1889 in Fayette Co. TX, m. Mary Magdalene SCHNEIDER, b. 7-20-1890, Weimar, TX. ZAPALAC is sometimes spelled ZAPLAC. Would like info on above are any part the families.

Rox Ann Johnson Thu Feb 6 14:06:52 1997
I am looking for descendants of the family of Carl "Friedrich" FISCHER and Wilhelmine PAGEL who were married in Colorado County in 1856. Their children were Caroline who married Charles GAUTEL and later Henry WIECHRING/WICHERING, Emilie who married Friedrich G. SEBASTIAN, Wilhelmine who married Henry DREYER, Christine who married Oscar ROSSE, Carl who married Anna ZIMMERMANN, Ernst who married Agnes LANGE, Louise who married Albert SCHULTZ, and Franz, Johanna, Pauline, and William who never married. I have much information to share.

Pat D. Fite Sun Feb 2 08:18:35 1997
Would like information on Rhonda MORRIS b 1831 MS; she married Charles KEMP in Noxubee Co MS in 1855. Charles died before they reached TX. I found Rhonda in the 1870 Colorado Co census record. They had two children Jessie Elizabeth b 1859 MS and Thomas KEMP b 1865. Jessie married Walter COLLINS HARRISS in 1878 Colorado Co TX. Their children were Rosa Mae b 1879, Benjamin Francis b 1881, Lillian Vivian b 1884 and Walter Lamar b 1886. Lillian married Welcome Claude DeARMAN in 1902 Hardin Co TX. Walter's mother Elizabeth COLLINS HARRISS came with them to Colorado Co and died in 1903. Elizabeth's parents were Rev. Jacob G. COLLINS and Mary Ann KING. She had a brother Rev. Powhatan E. COLLINS that was a minister in Colorado Co TX.

Leo Cameron Mon Jan 27 16:58:09 1997
I'm trying to find someone who may have any information on my GGrandmother Ethel SPEAKES. She was one of the first African-American schoolteachers in Colorado Co. I also need some kind of information on her 3 siblings: Henrietta,Elmer, and Willie CONWAY. Any information on them would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me back.

Barb Boese Mon Jan 20 17:18:45 1997
Looking for the descendants of Gottlieb MOECKEL and his wife Fredericka UHLIG of Frelsburg, Colorado Co.TX. Their daughter Helene, b 4 Jan 1850 Lengefeld, Germany, d 1937 Austin, Travis Co, TX, married Karl/Charles KORFF of Shelby, Austin County, TX. Both are buried in Shelby.

Connie Wallace Perdue Mon Jan 13 12:02:40 1997
I am looking for more information about John Arthur STUART, who was born 1837 in Mississippi or Indiana. He died 19 Jan 1910 in Austin, Travis, Texas and I haven't been able to locate a death certificate for him. John married Eliza Jane OLIPHANT on 5 Jun 1872 in Travis County, Texas. They lived for a short while in Weimar, Colorado, Texas.

C. Elsom Sat Jan 4 15:35:27 1997
Seeking information about ?? EDWARDS,(nickname Dub), Union soldier stationed at Columbus Texas late 1860s. Oral family history says he died there, after the War Between the States. The burial site and full name are unknown. Please send any replies to E-Mail

Paddy Waloven Wed Jan 1 14:17:46 1997
I am researching the Ira MCDONALD family in or around Lavaca County, TX. Ira is shown on the 1850 Lavaca County Federal Census as being born in Va. occupation as a Blacksmith. His wife may be named Mary. His children are listed as Alvin K. MCDONALD, Mary J. MCDONALD, Eliza A. A. MCDONALD, George W. MCDONALD, Andrew MCDONALD, Sarah J. MCDONALD, and Benjamin Franklin MCDONALD. Benjamin is my great-grandfather. He was born July 4, 1847 in Lavaca County and the family was still there for the 1850 census. By 1872 Benjamin was in the area of Randolph County, Ill and Perry County, MO. He married Susanna HUTSON of Perry County, Mo in 1872. They lived in Kaskaskia, Randolph, Illinois and had 5 sons.

Bill Blackmon Wed Dec 4 11:05:39 1996
I am looking for information on Dr. Forrest Bedford SEYMOUR. He was born in Columbus, Tx. and died in Beeville, Tx. in 1911. His wife was Mary Irene HATCH. His children were Mona, Alberta, Bess, Anita and F.B. Jr. Any information on his ancestors or local census, obituaries, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Charles Vickers Fri Nov 29 15:22:02 1996
Searching for information on my father's maternal grandfather Charles SEITZ. According to papers filed for a Spanish-American War Pension, he was born in Eagle Lake, Texas, July 2, 1863; and d:19 March 1938 in Houston, Texas. He married Annie Belle OGDEN in 1900, in Liberty County, Texas. Any help in tracking his family would be appreciated.

Gene Winfree Mon Nov 18 07:26:00 1996
Could anyone give me the location of the Live Oak Community in Colorado County, Texas. My father Eugene S. WINFREE Jr. was born in Eagle Lake in 1903. My Grand Father, Eugene WINFREE Sr., was born in the Live Oak Community, June 22, 1876. He died in Corpus Christi, June 10, 1960. His father Andrew Jackson WINFREE was born March 4, 1848. His father Charles Jordan WINFREE was born in Anson County, NC 1802 and moved to Colorado County about 1836. He died in 1886, in Tom Green or Lampasas County. His wife Nancy Ann Flake WINFREE died in 1882, in Colorado County. Her burial place is unknown, but we think it is somewhere in Colorado County.

Gail Brown Sun Sep 29 18:30:02 1996
I am looking for information about Leon Darwin BROWN, who died in Eagle Lake, Texas, September 9, 1911. He was the first settler from the north to build on Satsuma Ridge. His wife was Lydia Swaze HUVENS, and his daughter was Gail Brown KOLBERG, 11/7/1885 - 1/20/1968, my grandmother. She and her husband, Olaf Gustav KOLBERG , 10/2/1875 - 2/8/1966, had 2 children: Donald Clark , 9/25/1914 - 1/6/1997, and Winifred Joy , 1/3/1917 - 3/8/1973. They lived in Eagle Lake until the mid 1960s. My mother, Winifred, was married to Harry Rudolph ALBRIGHT, killed WWII, and later to Pierce Butler WATSON, also of Eagle Lake. My grandmother taught school for many years in Eagle Lake.


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