Archived Queries

Interested in contacting people with ancestors who immigrated to Medina County, Texas. My special interests are in the Muennink family and a lady known as "Henrich" in the early census. I have also entered much of the genealogy of the county into my Brother's Keeper software (from "The History of Medina County") and would be interested in exchanging GEDCOMs with others doing the same. Johann August Schaper was the first minister of the New Fountain Methodist Church. His son William married a Muennink. Four Schapers (J.A., wife Louisa, son William, and daughter Lisette Stein) are buried in the same small cemetery between Seguin and New Berlin in Guadalupe County. William was also a Methodist preacher, though he died young. Between them they preached over much of German Texas. William's widow remarried a minister, too. His name was Vordenbaum, and they lived out their lives in San Antonio.  Dave Crane

I am looking for information about the Kahn family. I am also looking for any information on Alfredo Pellegrin, His mother was Rosa Pellegrin. She lived with a Dr. Lowry and his father who I think died in Mexico was the son of a Jose Maria Garcia from the Canary Islands.Alfredo was born in San Antonio but lived most of his life in Laredo. He had a brother who died at an early age. He married Helen Kahn. Laval is another name that is of interest. Josephine Laval who was married to Etienne or Pierre Laval. They lived in San Antonio and had three daughters. He died mysteriously. She later lived in Laredo with her son in law Adolph Kahn. Castreville seems to be of importance.  Julie Hetland

seeking info on James Arthur Edwards. Born in San Antonio, adopted from Buckner Baptist Orphanage by Clarence Wilkerson Edwards and Georgia Edwards (maiden:Miller). Adoption was within a few months of birth. Birth was on June 16, 1944. Thank you for any help.  Terry Thomas

Webmaster note:  San Saba was created from Bexar in 1856
Actively researching many names in San Saba County, including GAUNY, KETCHUM, SUTTON, JONES, MC CARLEY, CRAIG, SCOTT and others. John N. GAUNY and wife Sarah Elizabeth KETCHUM (cousin of Black Jack Tom Ketchum) were one of the early pioneers in San Saba. Sarah KETCHUM's m&f: Mary Ellen RAY and James KETCHUM. The 10 GAUNY children married Binion, McCarley, Brown, McKee,Renz, Sauer and Gaines families. Also research William Adolphus JONES, sone of Samuel Daniel JONES (of Alabama); Samuell's father was John A(dam) C(rain) JONES, also of Alabama. William Adolphus JONES married Emma Linne SUTTON, dau. of Phillip D. Sutton. I have fairly extensive info, but hope to connect with others researching same names. Thanks!  Karen Gauny Crisalli

HALL, Maude BARRINGER lived on Rosewood in San Antonio, Bexar Co., from early 1930s to her death ca 1964. Need husband's name, copy of marriage record or death certificate for either one. Thanks for any help!  Lillian Follett-Hall 

George Thomas Howard of Washington DC and San Antonio was my GGGraandfather. I am seeking information on his extended family, particularly siblings, cousins, uncles and aunts. William C Bryson Jr 

Looking for any information on William Thompson, married to Celia Ann Read (Reed) circa 1890. They had a daughter Ethel Mylidia Thompson in 1891 that married my Grandfather Macky Jones Edwards. They suposedly met while he was attending Barber School in San Antonio. Any help greatly appreciated. Bob Privett

Webmaster note:  McCulloch was created from Bexar in 1856
Am looking for any information on the surname Davlin, ca. 1800's. Esp. in the counties of Robertson, Bowie, Navarro, Ellis, Dallas, McCulloch, or McLennan. J. P. Davlin has sometimes been mistaken for J.T.  sherry stringfellow  

I am searching for info on the above family lines. My great grandfather (JONES, George Wesley - b. abt 1882 in AR) came to TX and married PICKETT, Etta Prena (b. abt 1-18-1888 in Saltillo, TX of Hopkins Co. / d. 2-6-1953 in TX). They had 2 children together. JONES, Edgar (b. 12-24-1903 in Bexar Co., TX / d. 12-8-1987 in Pocahontas, AR) JONES, Annie May (b. 4-3-1907 in TX / d. 6-22-1919 in TX) GW took Edgar and returned to AR before 1909; leaving Annie with her mother (Etta). Annie died in a lightening storm while working in the fields. Etta Prena Pickett was the daughter of Jim PICKETT and Sarah HATCHEL. PICKETT, Jim (b. abt 1860 in TN / d. in TX) HATCHEL, Sarah (b. abt 1862 in TN / d. in TX) Daughter of H.G. and Nancy Hatchel. Jim and Sarah were married about 1887 and had children besides Etta: PICKETT, Bessie (b. abt 1889) PICKETT, Henry (b. abt 1890) PICKETT, Emma Etta remarried after GW returned to AR to COYLE, Benjamin Franklin. They had several children: Leon, Bob, Leo, Cleo, & Orver. I would appreciate any info on these people or family lines. I may be contacted at  Georgia Morgan  

Lacy, Raymond. I want to contact all of Raymond Lacy's family and friends. I am his grandson. WE both lived in San Antonio for many years. I have now started illustrating stories he told me while I was growing up in San Antonio. To enjoy the first two of these,please go to:   Especially enjoy the 1915 Christmas story. Mr. Lacy lived at 251 Shasta for many many years.  David R. Davis  

ANTON KRAUSE. I am helping a direct descendant of Anton. She would like information on Anton. He settled at Mann's Crossing. Anyone else out there researching KRAUSE, please contact me and I will give her the messages (no computer). Myra Borchardt 

Seeking any information on Francisco ANAYA, died in 1925 in San Antonio, Bexar County. Believe that he was from Sepulveda or Zaragosa Mexico.and was a traveling musician. Also searching for information on German GARZA. Information on him found in the 1900 Census for San Antonio, Bexar County. Married Maria Inez Gonzales and died in 1910.  C.M. Anaya  

Seeking info on Marquis/Mark RAPER b. abt 1816 TN. Father: William RAPER. Mother: Rutha Jane HICKS. Listed in the book "Texas Indian Fighters" by A.J. Sowell. Listed in 1850 census, Bexar Co. Need info from that census. In the 1860 Bexar census is a 32 year-old Michel RAPER, wife Teracia, dau Teracia. Too old to be Marquis' son. Don't know who that is. According to other family members, when Marquis died, date unk, probably late 1800's, he owned land in Bexar Co. Someone in TN was notified to claim land or it would revert to government. Evidently, no one could go to TX to claim the land. It is believed that Marquis also served as a volunteer soldier and fought in skirmishes with Mexican army. Any info would be appreciated.  Betty Merle 

Henry H. HUNT b. 1850s KY m. 1883 Bexar Co. TX Mary Ann WURZELL b. 1860 OH. Ten children: H. Preston HUNT; Katie Agnes HUNT m. KILLIAN,BOLDT; Curtis Roff HUNT; Irene Delores HUNT m. PRESLAR; Mary Isabel HUNT m.McCASKILL; Hazel Stella HUNT m. DIXON, HEARD; Pearl Mary HUNT m. PHILIPPUS;Cornelia Elma HUNT m. McSHANE; Josephine Wurzell HUNT m. JAMES; and Joseph/and or/Harvey HUNT died as a child. Most of these were born in Bexar Co. Looking for researchers working on same HUNT line.  Earlene Pantel 

Hugh Francis MADDEN b. 1862 LA m. Annie Elizabeth THORNTON b. 1872 AR (first Husband Mr. ? BALL) 5 children b.LA and Bexar Co TX: Mattie Estelle MADDEN b.1894; Hugh Thomas MADDEN b.1898; Edward Claude MADDEN b. 1901, Elmer LeRoy MADDEN b. 1908; and Lillian Evelyn MADDEN b.1911. Previous marriage produced Thornton J. BALL b. probably LA. possibly Beeville, TX. Any info appreciated.  Earlene Pantel

John C PIERCE b 1835 AR, d 18 Dec 1912 Honey Creek , Bandera,TX married Nancy A HITCHCOCK b 1848 Indian Terr. d 30 Oct 1918 San Antonio,TX. they married about 1867 possibly in AR. John and Nancy had fourteen children, Matilda b 1868- d 1906 m 1-EJ FRYER,2-John PLUMLEY Ann b 1870-d 1923 m Peter LEACH John"Bill" b 1872-d 1918 m Margaret Annaliza CRAWFORD Jasper b 1874-d __ m Nancy Isabel BESSENT Polly b 1878-d 1918 m Wm Sam CRAWFORD Crocket b 1881-d 1918 m Emma MILLER Daniel b 1882-d 1918 m Della SLAUGHTER Benjamin b 1884-d __ m Sarah Jane BROWN C b 1886-d 1972 m Sarah Annie KELLY Wade b 1888-d 1918 never married Casey b-1890-d 1918 m Pearl HAGGERTON last three names unknown. have quite a bit on most; need help with Jasper and Ben . Most of this family died in the influenza outbreak of 1918 I descend from John "Bill" PIERCE 's son Vollie, and Vollie's son Ross. Vollie had moved his family to Campwood, Tx and avoided the influenza. contact at RMPIERCE  Ross M Pierce, II  

Looking for additional information on Henry Wax KARNES. He fought in theTexas Revolution and died in San Antonio.  Kimm Antell

Haynes, Charles-Born Sep.12,1814 Died Dec.29,1868, Texas soldier 1836-38 Member of the W.M. Lockhart Lodge No.59 and the first county commissioner of Caldwell County. My G.Grandfather received a post card from Leon M. Haynes of Marble Falls and Violet Alice Haynes of San Antonio, to attend the Haynes family reunion in 1930 that was held at the home of Charles Edward and Susie Ibera Chowning at 431 Van Ness St. San Antonio Tx. If you have any information the individuals named here please e-mail me. Charles Haynes 1st is believed to be my G.G.G.Grandfather but I have no further info Ronald S. Hulsey

I am looking for anyone who is knowledgeable of the cemetery across the street from Santa Rosa Hospital. The cemetery was covered over sometime early this century and made into the present park. Was any records of the burials kept anywhere? My Great Grand Mother Anna Orsak Vrazel reportedly died of Typhoid Fever in Santa Rosa Hospital sometime between 1880 and 1900, and was buried in the cemetery across the street. I have found no record of her death. Can anyone put me in touch with someone, who may be an expert in Bexar county cemeteries?  Jim Vrazel  

Looking for information on Howard Presley Miller. Believed to be born in San Antonio area around 1900. His Father is believed to have been a law enforcement officer in the area. Howard died in Tate County, MS. in 1930-31. Survived by HP Miller jr. Any info or suggestions would be helpful David Miller.

COOK, George Austin, B. 1843 in Tennessee and D. Jan. 4, 1924 in Bexar  County, Texas. George Autin Cook was married to a Sallie Kuhn who also died in Bexar County, Texas in 1922. He had a brother, Jacob Newton Cook who lived in Hunt County, Texas who was my great grand father. George Austin Cook and Jacob Newton Cook lived in Jackson County, Alabama before moving to Texas. Their father was a J.W. Cook, B. 1816 in Tennessee. I will appreciate any information about this Cook Family. I particularly want to know what family of Cooks they belonged to in Tennessee. Thanks.Gene Key

Searching for info on William MORRIS b. 1819 MS, last resided in San Antonio, Bexar Co. Tx in the 1880 census, he was listed as a medical doctor. He was marked a widower so his wife Cassandra R.
(MIDDLETON)MORRIS must of died bet. the 1870 & 1880 census's. They moved to Fayette Co. TX in the late 1860's with their children: A. Ozelda b.1851 MS; Laura L. b. 1854 MS; William P. b. 1856 MS; Emma J. b. 1858 MS; Christine J. b. 1864 LA; Ada I. b.1866 LA; Eugene b.1869 TX. Their eldest dau. Inez Z. b.1846 MS, m. 1 Jan 1863 LA to Bennett W. EDWARDS b.1838/1843 TN, they lived in Washington Co. till Bennett abandoned Inez & two children, Luvina Cassandra b. 1866/7 TX & Clement Morris b. 1869 TX, to her parents in Fayette Co. Inez and the MORRIS family moved to Refugio, Refugio Co. where she divorced Bennett EDWARDS April 1872. In the 1880 census Inez was still in Refugio as a teacher she moved to San Diego Co. CA sometime aft. the 1880 cen. and re- married to a John V. McCANN, where she died in 1914. Bennett EDWARDS remarried a Mrs. Eliza T. ELLIOTT in 1873, they had 3 children in the 1880 cen. Ada, Bennett Jr. & Ida Lee, there was probably more. Lost track of family, not in the 1900 census. Would like to know where and when Cassandra died, and if Wm. J. died in TX when and where. Where both are buried? Would like birth/baptismal dates of Inez's children. Like info on Wm. J. MORRIS as a doctor, where he practiced and etc. Any info on any family member would be appreciated. Would like to get in contact with any relatives to this family if still living in TX. Also need info on birth dates and places in MS of Wm. J. MORRIS 1819 and Cassandra R. (MIDDLETON) MORRIS 1826. Pauline Hallett

Seeking information on the family of William
BURCH. Also on daughter Cynthia BURCH HYSER. This family came from Ontario Canada, settled for a short period in Michigan and moved on to Texas. Records indicate they settled in Bexar & Collins Counties. Time period would be 1880 - 1940. Any assistance appreciated. Thanks in advance   Kathy Ainsworth

For several years, we have been developing the genealogy of my great great grandfather Joseph BURELL (1801-1894), one of Castro's Colonists. We now have over 600 names in this family history. Our objective is to self publish this compilation later in 1997 and we'd like to hear from other Joseph BURELL descendants who would like to be included. Many of these descendants settled in Medina and Bexar Counties. We are also in the initial stages of developing the genealogy on Theobald DIETRICH (1808-1893), another Castro Colonist. His son Eugene DIETRICH married Theresa BURELL at San Fernando Cathedral on 1 Jan 1863. Would welcome any information on this ancestor as well. Thank you! David MacCabe

Looking for any information concerning the DOWLING family that lived in Brady around 1929 to approximately 1970. Ralph Dowling was married to Ora Long. Ralph owned a business in car glass and body repair. His children were Augusta Jane, Ralph Oran, and Milburn Dowling. Mrs. Ora Long Dowling was a public school teacher for 40 years in Central school in Brady. Ora passed away November 1974. Milburn currently lives in Eufaula, Oklahoma. His brother, Ralph, lives in Fredericksburg, Texas and his sister lived and died in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Ralph DowlingSr. died approximately between 1940-1945. Any information on the Dowling family is greatly appreciated. Will be happy to exchange information.  Gary Chronister

I am looking for information on Eufrancia (also known as Gertrudes/Gertrude) Elcook. She was my husband's great- grandfathers wife. His name was William Wallace ELCOOK. He came to Bexar Co. as an Ohio volunteer in the Spanish-American conflict. She was a widow with children. They had a son names Loney Matthew Elcook who played semi-pro baseball. I have death certs on WW & his wife. I'm hoping to find her maiden name & possibly info on immigration. They are both buried at Fort Sam Houston. The death certs say their last place of residence was 1012 Rigsby Ave. San Antonio. He died in 1935/she in 1946. The story is that their son was to be names Lone ( for the Lone Star State) but the priest wouldnt allow it- thus Loney became the name. :) Lisa Elcook

I am looking for information concerning a Fritz MEYER (born 2 may 1867 Magdeburg, GE and died 9 Mar 1951 in San Antonio, Bexar, TX). He emmigrated to the US lived with his sister Friederike and husband Gustav MEYER in Blanco County before moving to Gruene, Comal, TX. He then worked in the Redwood-Zorn, Guadalupe County areas for awhile as teamster, farmer, and operating cotton gin. He married Marie SCHMALKOKE on 19 Apr 1890 in Comal County. They had 5 children: Hilda MEYER, Alvin Fritz MEYER, Emil MEYER, Erma L. MEYER, and Mary MEYER. Fritz then moved to San Antonio at sometime. He was a colorful man and bought some ranches near the Big Foot, TX area. He supposedly ran a bar in San Antonio and did a stint as a medicine man complete with a bear in a cage. He supposedly was married 4 times. One of his wifes was Lula and they were married around 1937 and lived in the San Antonio area. I am hoping for any information on this gentleman. He kept moving and is hard to track down. Thanks for any help you can offer...Any suggestions?  Laurie Ackels

Looking for NORTHCROSS family, on census in Pecan Grove area. Need to know if they are related to my James NORTHCROSS, died at Alamo 1836. Any leads very welcome!  Charla Marchione

Any information regarding the following SURNAMES is appreciated. BOLAND, BUCKNER, CHANCE, HATTEN, INGLES, MANN, McCAIN, McCLELLAN PEEPLES, RAY, and SMITH. Originating from Alabama, Arkansas, Virginia, North Carolina and Texas. Primary locations: Brownwood, Byrds Store, Whon, Plainview, Dublin, Pecan Bayou, Middletown and Union Hill  Leslie McCain

COOLEY, Simon and wife Alsetta in Bexar Co in 1850 census. A son S. Cooley was 6 yr. old in 1850. Does anyone know of them or their descendents. Could they have come before 1846?  Martha Booth Bernhardt

Francis KILPATRICK, Mary Alice KILPATRICK, Adaline KILPATRICK, Dixie KILPATRICK, one of these three sisters married a WILSON in San Antonio. Mr WILSON was involved in banking in the late 1800's or early 1900's. Also looking for information on Madison Jefferson KILPATRICK, who died in 1928 and is buried in the San Antonio area. I am attempting to locate any decendants of the KILPATRICK sisters.  John Allen Kilpatrick

I am looking for info on any descendants of the second marriage of Sarah BARTHELOW) ? Her maiden name was Joseph and she married my g-g- grandfather, Jefferson BARTHELOW. After his death in I believe Rio Grande City in 1862, she supposedly moved to San Antonio and remarried. She was born in Germany. Her son, my g-grandfather Adam, was a member of the Association of Brewers or Brewerys. Anyone having info on her would be doing me a great favor by contacting me.  Thank you. Ernestine Grace

I'm looking for any information (especially vital records) on the surnames DESPALLIER and ESPALLIER. Charles Despallier was one of the men that fell at the Alamo in 1836. His mother was called Caudida Despalier. He had two brothers. He probably came from Louisiana. Bert Vleugels

VILLARREAL FAMILY: Seaching for any and all information regargin this family. I have the following information: GGG Grandfather: Rafael Villarreal, GGG Grandmother: Carmen. GG Grandfather: Felix Villarreal (b1846)(d7/24/1923 in Lockhart), GG Grandmother: Josefa Guerrero (b1858). They had 10 children - I only have the following names: Marie Villarreal (b1871) married Seviera Garcia (b1869), Felix Villarreal Jr. (b1890), Francisco Villarreal (b1893), G Grandmother Delores (Lola) Villarreal (b5/23/1897) Lola was born in Seguin TX, but moved to Calwell Co. Felix was employed at the County court house as an interpretor. Please contact me with any any all information, thank you. Dennis J. Cruz

Looking for information/connections to Earl Denton FISHER b.abt. 1898 OK or AR, d. abt 1955 San Antonio TX, and his wife Francisca CANALES b. 1902 in Benavides, TX.d. 1989. Francisca's parents were Ramon CANALES and Domitilia FLORES both from Mexico.Any help would be appreciated. Delia Gonzalez

Noah L. STERLING 3-17-1846 to 7-18-1925 Bexar county  Ellen White

Searching for any information on my GGrandfather and Ggrandmother, wish to determine his Mother and Brother's names. James A. "Jimmy" NELMS was born on 12 Oct 1860 in Mississippi. He died on 20 Aug 1890 in Austin Co., TX. OBITUARY from newspaper: "Dieed In Austin August 20th, 1890 Mr James A. Nelms from affets of an injury received from a horse. Mr Nelms was born in Miss. Oct 12th, 1860. With his mother he came to Texas about twenty years ago and settled in Bexar county was Married to Miss Leona Smith on June 25th 1881. Two children were born to them. He leaves besides, a wife two little daughters a mother and brother Mr Nelms was a good man sobor quiet peacable industrious and above all he was honest, He was a good citizen and his place in the community will be hard to fill Let those who mourn his loss strive to meet him in a better land." He was married to Leona SMITH on 25 Jun 1881 in Bexar Co., TX. Leona SMITH was born in 1863 in Texas. James A. "Jimmy" NELMS and Leona SMITH had the following children: 1..Ella Didemma NELMS.  Sharon Baehr

Wanting information from all descendants of colonists from Fisher and Miller's Colony, including Coke, Tom Green, Runnels, Concho, McCulloch, San Saba, Mason, Schleicher, Irion, Kimble, Menard, and Sutton counties. These are the counties that were actually within the grant and contain lands distributed to the colonists. I have indexes of Contracts (papers signed in Germany to join the Society), Transfers (papers to sign over half of the colonist's land to the Society and Fisher and Miller), and am now compiling a list of people that actually received land within the colony. Other related counties should include Comal, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Bexar, and many southeast Texas counties.  Patrick O'Neill

I am looking for my great grandfather and great grandmother: FRANCISCO MARTINEZ born 10/4/1894 in san juan,mexico died 2/16/79 in San Antonio,TX MARIA EUSEVIA RODRIGUEZ born 10/29/1896 in san juan,mexico died 8/24/59 in San Antonio, TX The date that they were married. and 2 of his seven children ANTONIA MARTINEZ MENDEZ (daughter of francisco) DOLORES R. MARTINEZ (daughter of francisco)  paul martinez

DILLARD, Von Harley Born abt 1895, believed to have died in mid 1940's. Listed on birth certificate as father in 1935 of Child born at M & S Hospital, San Antonio. Lived at that time at 222 Montrose Ave. If havve information please contact via E-mail Norman Shreffler

CRUZ Family - I am looking for any and all information on the Cruz family. I have teh following information. Name Dates JESUS MARIA CRUZ b. 2/6/1875 - Lampazos, N.L. Mexico, Husband LUCIA MIRELES b. 1/23/1885 - Lampazos, N.L. Mexico, Wife BENIGNO CRUZ b. unknown - Lampazos, N.L. Mexico, Brother I have verbal history that both husband and wife immigrated to the USA via Laredo in 1905. They settled in Devine, Texas, they then moved to Dilly, Texas, and then to San Antonio, Texas and to New Braunfels, Texas, and finally to Michigan. Please contact me with any and all information, I will respond back to you with any information that will be also helpful in your search.
MIRELES Family - I am in search for information on the following people: FRANCISCO MIRELES - b. 1855, Mexico, Husband, married: 5/24/1884, Lampazos, N.L. RAMONA ORTIZ LARA - b. 1865, Mexico, Wife children LUCIA MIRELES - b. 1/23/1885, Lampazos, N.L. Mexico, Wife JESUS MARIA CRUZ - b. 2/6/1875, Lampazos, N.L. Mexico, Husband IZIDORO MIRELES - b. 1888?, Lampazos, N.L. Mexico, never married PETRA MIRELES - b. 1890?, Lampazos, N.L. Mexico, wife ELIAS JIMENEZ - b. unknown, husband RAMONA MIRELES - b. 1893?, Lampazos, N.L. Mexico, wife PEDRO de los SANTOS - b. unknown, husband RITA MIRELES - b. 1896?, Lampazos, N.L. Mexico, wife AUGUSTIN SEPEDA - b. unknown, husband FRANCISCO MIRELES Jr- b. 1903?, Devine, TX, husband VIVIANA GUTIERREZ - b. 1898?, wife This family immigrated to the USA in 1903 via Laredo, TX. It is stated in verbal family history that FRANCISCO MIRELES was in the Mexican Army and also involved in Mexican law enforcment, when he immigrated to the USA he became a town marshall?. It was also said that he wasinvolved in a "possie" which was after Poncho Villa. During this possie he was shot and returned home, where he died from his wounds. The family lived in the counties of Webb, Frio, Medina, Zapata Please send any and all information to me. Thank You. Dennis J. Cruz

I am looking for information on my great great grandparents, RUBEN & MARY LIGHT, and their children. Their son JESSE was born in San Antonio on April 1, 1885. Their other children: BEN, SUSIE, AGNES (my great grandmother), JULIE, GEORGE,& LUCINDA, were all born in TX, but I'm not sure where, I have a feeling they were all born in San Antonio. Any information you can give me will be such a big help. Thank you so much. Doris White

Need death date for my great-aunt, Lou Anna WHITE, b. 13 Nov 1923 and died in 1972 in San Antonio, Bexar County. She was married to Richard BISSEX 22 Feb 1946. She was the daughter of Luther Robert WHITE and Birdie YOUNG. She had two daughters, Peggy and Judy BISSEX. Her brothers were Robert Floyd WHITE and James Hubert WHITE. Thank you in advance for your help. Tanya Lynne Gilliam Griffin Tanya Gilliam Griffin

Looking for George M. ABNEY who was on the 1920 census of Bexar County. His wife was Mattie J. POWELL. He was a physician. Looking for link to them. Jane Keppler

Looking for the Family of Johnnie KOKERNOT (female) She married John Lawson Felder and was an architect in the San Antonio area around the turn of the century. Look familiar?  Keith Anderson

Does anyone have any information, death dates, etc on the surviving family members of Ben Thompson, legendary gunfighter, who was killed in San Antonio on 11 March 1884? Think he had a son and daughter, and widow Catherine who survived him? He also had a brother William whose fate is unknown. Very hard to research from Australia - would appreciate any help.  brian stevenson

On Feb 8, 1891, George TETER of Hamilton County, Indiana, was killed in an accident in San Antonio. Any information on this incident or leads will be greatly appreciated. Frank Cochran

Looking for Genevieve Viola Kinn who did live in San Antonio in 1958 do not know any thing else other than she was a DUNAWAY by birth. Shw was born about 1885 in Missouri. Shirley Dunaway Vachon

TROILO, Thomas migrated from Italy ca. 1880. His wife Filamina VENTO migrated to US ca. 1882 from Italy. They first appear in 1910 Census in San Antonio. Children: Julius, Arthur, Cordelia, Lena,Thelma and one daughter known as Jeff. Need help with this Italian family. Marsil Creech

Elvin Day CRONE Lytia Jane NEWMAN Carl Gustav ROOSE Crone,Ronald R.

Am looking for any information on my great-grandmother, MALINDA CATHERINE HAMPTON, born June 16, 1869 and died November 18,1928. Supposedly was born in Bexar County. She married GEORGE ARMSTRONG GULLETT. They had three children: LEONORA MAE GULLETT, EDITH GULLETT, and IRENE GULLETT. Any info on MALINDA HAMPTON and her family would be appreciated. Thanks! Sandy Odom

Seek info on Curtis MAYES b. 1830 Ala. married to Adelie GROSBECK in Llano, Tx abt 1860. Would like to identify parents and location of death, story has it he died on cattle trail from around San Saba going to Colorado. Any help or info appreciated  Kenny MAYES

I am looking for any information on William Andrew WALKER, his father Jesse W. WALKER from the Medina area. William is burried in Mean Cemetary. Also Mary Jane walker (MOORE), and any information on her parents Father is William MOORE (no other info known) and no info on her Mother. Just that they had a son Joseph who was killed along with his wife, Elizibeth by Indians in 1872. Also any information on George Washinton LEWIS, wife Jennet MONCUR. I have no info on George LEWIS parents. Jennet MONCURs parent were Abraham MONCUR and Jane BALLANTYNE. Jennet and George were married Nov 12 1863 in Bandera county. Anything at all would help. Clifford Walker

Pehl, Bordelon
Trying to help my husband find his birth mother. Her maiden name is Gladys Elsie Pehl married 1st to Francis M. Bordelon 2nd. J.C. Kiser or Kizer. Gladys lived in Paris,Texas for awhile. She had 2 children Wilkin Edgar Bordelon Kenneth Wayne Bordelon. Kenneth I think was adopted or name changed. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks to all in advance. Alice Bordelon

*ROGERS* Looking for information on Jesse William ROGERS he was born Aug 6, 1812 in Tennessee. He married Mary G MIDDLETON on Aug 14, 1832. They resided in Chickesaw Co Missippi until relocating to Texas sometime between 1840 & 1850...the Travis Co Census of 1850 lists them. Mary died Feb 14, 1883 near Lampassas, TX. Jesse died Dec 24, 1903 at Elmtown, north of Palestine, Anderson, Co, TX. Waiting to hear from anyone w/info.Dee Abbott

Carvajal, Garza
Carvajal, Jose Antonio married to Victoria de la Garza around 1850. Need marriage info on Antonio and Victoria. Son Adolfo G. Carvajal married Gerterudes Seguin Son Ramon G. Carvajal  Albert Seguin Carvajal Gonzales

Jimenez, Trevino
I am looking for the death certificates for Anita Delgado Jimenez ( died Dec 24, 1960), Olivia Morin Trevino (died Aug, 1996), Reginaldo C. Trevino (died > 50 years ago) and Federico Jimenez (died in 1992) in Bexar County, Texas Linda Goeders

Am researching MCWILLIAMS surname. Joseph McWilliams was on the 1870 Bexar Co., TX. census, Fort Concho. Was he the husband of Selena PORTER? They had children: Charles, Henry, and Wm. Robert (b: Oct. 26, 1874.) Selena d: ca. 1875 and Joseph remarried (name unknown). Where was Fort Concho? Any info. on this family greatly appreciated. Thank-you.
Marsha McWilliams .

Am searching for the parents of Anna Catherine KRAUSE, wife of Theodore Wilhelm GERFERS.  John Gerfers

The last known place we know that Uncle Jesse Lee STANLEY lived was San Antonio. He was born 22 Feb. 1889, son of Elias Kavanaugh STANLEY and Emmaline H. REYNOLDS. He married Mae MATHIS, probably in Victoria, Texas. They had sons Milton b.1919 and Allen Ray. Jesse lived in Harris Co. and may have died there, but a relative said he went to San Antonio. I would like to contact any descendants of Jesse Lee STANLEY, brother to my grandmother Lena STANLEY. Connee Kroeger

I am looking for any information on the SCHREINER, NELSON, or WEST families. My grandfather, Strauder Goff NELSON married Kitty West Schreiner.Strauder Goff Nelson III

Searching for Info on John DORNSTIN, said living at Sandy Hill, probably near St Hedwig in 1850's. Where exactly was Sandy Hill? Alan Miller

BARTHELOW - is the surname I am interested in. Anyone living in Laredo who is familiar with the name or knows of it, please contact me. My g- grandfather and second family were a prominent family in Laredo in the late 1890's.Ernestine Grace

DeLeon, Castano
Looking for any info concerning both the DeLeon and Castano families that have lived in the Lytle/San Antonio area since the very early 1900s. Thanks Dee Raymond

FARRELL, Dick & Mike - Looking for information on great uncles.They may have been born in Ireland or PA. & lived in San Antonio in the early to mid-1900's. Mike & wife,Edna, had a son & grandchildren named Carmen & Steve. I think Mike died in San Antonio. Dick had at least 2 daughters,Mary & Jackie, who attended a Catholic school there. Dick moved to Cuero in 1930's or 1940's. Their sister,Alice FARRELL(married to Zadek Huber in Gonzales Cty.)was my grandmother. At one time both may have owned land & lived in Guadalupe Cty. James & Kathy Bruce

I am looking for information on Thomas Riley REED born in San Antonio on May 2, 1939. Barbara ROB who attended San Antonio Jr. High in 1933, and Willette Boultine who lived in San Antonio during this same time frame on Burnet St. Lela Evans

MARROU, MARCEL A. Born October 21, 1902 in Ottine or San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, died August 25 or 26, 1975 in Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado. Interested in any information on the MARROU family. Linda

Would appreciate any information on surname SHANDS. Mike Shands

Looking for fathers birth records: Michael James Davis born 5/3/25 I think in San Antonio Texas...tried for birth records nothing...He went to grammer school and one year of high school in San Antonio. He also inlisted in the service in San Antonio 1942. Father Roy who lived at 2311 Colony Court in Dallas Texas. Father mother was Inez Davis...Brother Henry lived at 2021 Westlawn Ave San Antonio 4, Texas wrote letter returned. Another brother Peter Patrick Davis 207 Ray Street SanAntonio4, Texas letter per military records 1962 (letter sent back) I need all records of births, death, and marriage ..Methodist.. Lorie Rassouli

SALINAS, LIMES, SIMS, CONKLIN. My husband's family is from Bracketville here in Kinney Co. Any information about the following families will be most appreciated. Beginning with my husband: Wardell Conklin WRIGHT & twin sister, Lillian Anita WRIGHT, b. Jun 1947 Del Rio, Val Verde, TX (was this the closest hospital?) Mother: MARGUERITE ETTAH CONKLIN b. 22 Jul 1915 San Antonio. Her father, FRANK MILTON CONKLIN b. 17 May 1871 in NY was in the army. In Kinney Co. he married TRINIDAD "TRINNIE" LIMES on 15 May 1902 (I have a copy of the marriage cert). This is the problem: Trinnie's last name on the marriage cert. is LIMES, but it is apparent she had a first marriage to Limes and had a child MARY HELEN LIMES b. 11 Apr 1897 in San Antonio, who apparently was adopted by Frank M. Conklin, her 2nd husband. What happened to Mr. Limes? I believe TRINNIE'S true maiden name was SALINAS. Here comes the 2nd complication. Trinnie's mother: THERESA I believe had a 1st marriage to a "SALINAS" before she married CHARLES K. SIMS in 1874. Please look at the census below. Both Trinnie & Simplicia married LIMES'-and they are shown as stepdau's. -Note the stepson Manuel SALINAS. But Trinnie used the last name of SIMS as her original lineage, erasing SALINAS until I found it this year. I need help with both of these marriages. Theresa to SALINAS and Trinnie to LIMES. What is NR? Does the local Catholic church have records? Mucho gracious. Doni Wright of Stafford VA. 1900 TX Fed Census, Kinney Co., pct 1 Sims, Charles K. W Sep 1848 51 PENN Theresa W Oct 1850 49 MXCO NR Limes, Simplicia SD Mch 1868 32 MXCO NR Salinas, Manuel SS Feb 1871 29 MXCO NR Limes, Trinidad SD Aug 1873 26 MXCO NR Sims, George S Oct 1886 13 TX Limes, Mary Helen GrandD Apr 1897 3 TX  Doni Wright

I am searching for descendants Of ANDREAS CHRISTIAN GEMBLER son OF JOHANN LUDWIG GEMBLER AND KATHERINA ELIZABETHA RIES b.12 DEc. 1817,Hnnover Germany ,Arrived USA, in 1853, Married GESKE TJADEN in Germany burial 6 Dec. ST. Johns Cemetery ,San Antonio,Bexar Co Tx. Children,CATHERINE ELIZABETH ,b. 20 APR. 1842 ,GERMAY Burial St. Johns Cemetery, San Antonio,Bexar Co Tx. JOHANN LUDWIG [LOUIS] b.6 SEP.1844 Germany,Burial 14 AUG.1907,ST. Johns Cemetery San Antonio, Bexar Co. Tx.MARY MARIE b. 7 NOV. 1848 Germany , Burial 13 FEB. St Johns Cemetery, San Antonio,Bexar Co Tx.,ANNA MARGUARETHA b.29 Dec. 1848 Germany, TJADE CHRISTIAN #I b. 2 FEB. 1851 Germany. DIED Germany.TJADE CHRISTIAN, B. 3 Mar 1852 Germany Died Germany. CATHERINE FRIEDERICA , b. 7 MAR 1854 San ANTONIO BEXAR CO TX. Burial 29 FEB. 1944 CITY CEMETERY # I San ANTONIO, BEXAR CO. TX.JOHN JACOB II b. 1 AUG. 1856 San ANTONIO BEXAR CO TX.JOHANNA DOROTHY b. 3 FEB. 1859,Burial 24, 1938 MEADOWLAWN cemetery, BEXAR Co. Tx. ANDREW CHRISTIAN, b. 5 MAR. 1861 San Antonio, BEXAR CO> TX Died, 18 FEb. 1938. Iam searching for all desdescendants of these families, ANDREAS CHRISTIAN, was my G G grandfather ,Mary Marie was my great grandmother. EDNA FELPS  

EDWARDS Looking for information about Roxanna Edwards, born in San Antonio, Texas, 1890. Need parents names, and any siblings. Have a big hole in family record that this info would fill. She was adopted or fostered at unknown age by G.W. Rutherford and wife. Married Stephen Blakeney in 1904 and ended up in Runge, TX where she died in 1970. Marsha E Blakeney

I am searching for descendants of MARY MARIE GEMBLER NEE WAGNER NEE PIEPER.b. 7 NOV. 1846 Germany, D. 13 FEB. 1913, buried ST. JOHNS cemetery San Antonio, Bexar Co Tx.married WILLIAM CONRAD WAGNER 18 JUL. 1868 SAn Antonio,Bexar Co. Tx.WITTNESS were AUGUST WAGNER AND JOHN LOUIS GEMBLER.Widowed around 1872,2nd marriage to WILLIAM PIEPER 3 NOV. 1875 BEXAR CO.TX.MARY had 2 children with WM C. WAGNER, they were, LOUIS CARL WAGNER, b.28 AUG. 1869 SAn Antonio, Bexar Co Tx. Burial 29, APR. 1927, LaVERNIA LUTHERAN Cemetery, Wilson Co. Tx.Married MARY HENRIETTA DUELM 29, SEP. 1891 ,San Antonio, Bexar Co. Tx. child #2 LIZZIE WAGNER b. 3 MAR 1871, SAN ANTONIO< TX. married ADOLPH S> ULLRICH, widowed, 2nd marriage FRED W. BAERMANN SAn ANTONIO, TX. Mary's children from 2nd marriage AMELIA PIEPER, b.1 APR. 1876 San ANtonio, Tx.,ANNA PIEPER b. 11 MAR. 1878. Edna Felps

I am looking for my first cousin, Mary LAMBERTH NOLAN -husband Richard (Dick ) NOLAN. They were living in San Antinio in 1982. I would like to make contact with her again and have her to help be update a branch of our family genealogy. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Susan Lamberth Williamson  Susan Lamberth Williamson


Searching for descendants of WM. HENRY PARKER,And MARY ANN THEIN .WM b. 8 APr. 1843, MARY ANN b. 25, Jan. 1865,BEXAR CO. d. 12 Feb. 1937,Children ,EMMA, ORA, EDNA FELPS

Searching for descendants of J.B. MEYERS and EMMA PARKER.married BEXAR CO SAN ANTONIO, TX.
Searching for decendants of ORA PARKER,MArried , --- KOBAST 19 Feb.1909 BEXAR CO. Son RAY KOBST.
Searching for decendants of ORA PARKER,MArried , --- KOBAST 19 Feb.1909 BEXAR CO. Son RAY KOBST. EDNA FELPS

ALEXANDER NORDHAUS and his wife HANNAH HYAMS NORDHAUS. Alex died abt 1870 in Bexar and supposedly buried in Beth El Cemetery although I can find no record of the cemetery. Hannah died May 15, 1916 in Bexar Co. also. Any info would be appreciated. I am in Tempe, Az.  Leonard Copple

I am just beginning a search for families with the name FLATHOUSE. My husband, VIRGIL EDMOND FLATHOUSE, was born in San Antonio as was his father, VIRGIL AUGUST FLATHOUSE and grandfather, AUGUST FLATHOUSE. We do not have much information on this family who remained mostly in the San Antonio and south Texas area. Pat Flathouse

I am looking for descendants of Effie Helen CAHILL, b. 1879. She married Samuel Alexander GREENWELL on 19 August 1919 in San Antonio, TX. She had a brother, Roscoe CAHILL, b. 1886. A friend has an old family Bible that belonged to Effie and would like to give it to someone who descends from that family.Virginia Deagan

CANALES -- Looking for the decendents of Juan and Cecelia CANALES who lived in Duval County during 1870. In 1880, Juan is no longer on the census. Children include: Ramon (who may have married Domitilia Flores), Porfidio, Gaspar, Elojia, Saulas, Rafael, Margarita, Antonia. Any help on this would be appreciated.Delia Gonzalez

I am looking for any information available on Fred W. (William?) BONN, Jr., born 7 Feb., 1897; and his parents, Fred W. (William?) BONN, Sr., born 1876, died 1948; and Emma E. (COOLEY) BONN, born 1874, died 1945.Karen Kuzniczci

Extensive info on Cherokee County LACY FAMILY now on line at the Lacy homepage. Lots of information about the Jasper Lacy Family and relations who lived in New Summerfield, Texas. Compiled by Margie Evjen. Also see illustrated oral history of Raymond Lacy in comic art form at David Davis website there 
Jasper LACY family information now on web at the Lacy/Lacey Family Homepage! Old photos now on line. Extensive genealogy information and research done by Margie Evjen can now be viewed at the site. The most complete listing of Cherokee Co. and New Summerfield, Texas LACYS so far! Also view the illustrated stories of the clan in early 1900s New Summerfield area. Lacey/Lacy Family Homepage url: R. Davis

Trying to locate a copy of the county death record of my great grandmother Martha Clementine GRISSOM who died in San Antonio, Bexar Co. on Sunday May 27, 1917. Her body was shipped back to Dallas, Texas for the funeral which occurried on the 29th of May 1917 and she was buried in Letot Cemetery. State DOESN'T have a copy of her Death Certificate Any help would be appre- ciated. Thnxs. Larry GRISSOM

Looking for information on THOMAS GODFREY MURPHREE born in Newburg, Alabama in 1869; died in San Antonio, Bexar County (?) in 1943. Barbara Murphree

I am working on my family tree. I have some information but am looking for more. My great-great grand parents were John and Frances PYKA. They came to Bandera from Poland in 1855. My great grandmother was Contantina ADAMIETZ, My grandmother was Anna Caroline ADAMIETZ, My mother's name (daughter of Anna Caroline nee ADAMIETZ, ABERNATHY) was Cecilia Constantine ABERNATHY, BANKSTON. I know one of my great aunt's Albina Adamietz married a JURESKI, another Frances, married Walter RUGE. I would greatly appreciate any information. Thank you very much. Betty Bankston Currie

According to the Union City Times, on Oct 23, 1908, Wm MANN of near San Antonio Texas visited relatives in Union City Indiana, and Sidney, Ohio. He stayed with H.A. HARRISON in Union City, and his sister in Sidney. What is the blood connection between these two men?
Tim Mann

Seeking birth mom EVELYN, surname unknown, born 8/29/40 (?). I was born 10/22/66 in San Antonio, Greene Mem Hospital; 5 lbs, 4 oz. Kelly Sieger

I am looking for information on my great grandfather Walter Lee GREENWOOD b. 1868 in Georgia. He married Fanny COWAN b. 1874 in Tenn. (The census records that would contain he and his parents was burned by Gen. Sherman in Atlanta.) Family history says their home in Georgia was near, (within sight of), Lookout Mt. in N.W. Corner of the state, (just across the border from Chattanooga, Tn). When civil war fighting got to close the family relocated then or later to Ellis Co. Texas, where my Grandfather, Lester Franklin Greenwood was born in 1900. He had siblings: Lela, Hugh Lee, Clarence, Walter Lee II., Lucille, Velma, Loriene, and Frank. Any information you may have that you feel may help would be appreciated. Tim Allen Greenwood


I have been doing family research for years & finally located a death certificate for my great-grandfather's brother, Harry T.FREED The death certificate lists his date of death on 5-25-1956 at the age of 79. A Mrs. Maria Freed gave the information for the death certificate. he was buried in San Jose Burial park through Akers Funeral Home. Interested in any local descendants of this Harry Freed.I have much information about his brothers & ancestors even though his parents are listed as " unknown" on the death certificate. Thank you .J. MacRitchie

I am looking for information on the parents of Joseph Jonathan BEAKLEY. Joseph Beakley was my grandfather he was maried to Dora A. Long and lived in the community of Ditto in about 1910. I have been unable to find out the names of my Great Grandparents on the BEAKLEY side. I think my Great Grandfather might have been William Wright BEAKLEY but, I can't be sure. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks Joe Beakley

Does anyone know about the "Sons of Herman" organization; which was founded in 1840, to be a fraternal organization, for the German immigrants. I understand; that it is not as active since the world war 1? Is it in existance in San Antonio, today? And would genealogical records be available, to help verify our ancestors existance in the area? Does anyone have an address to write to? Please respond to Email address. Thank you. Joyce Armstrong-Cooper

Am researching the family of William Henry Earnst BRUNS. He was married to Elizabeth TAYLOR, and they both traveled west from KY. William is apparently buried in Inglewood, Ca.; but there is evidence; that some of the family died or remained in the San Antonio area. They had a son, William Summerfield BRUNS who apparently died in 1895, in San Antonio, TX. A daughter, Clara Anna Jenny BRUNS died in San Antonio, in 1903. Other children, which I do not show locations for, are : Mary Elizabeth BRUNS, born in 1873, who married William Frederick DERR. I have other names for future generations of DERR; but no location. It is possible they remained in TX. Ada Aftan BRUNS who married Frank BROWN ,may have remained in TX.[She died in 1915, we understand.]Ada's children ended up in CA., as did Carl Wesley BRUNS and Amelia BRUNS who married Harry HOFFSTATT. Another son, was Frank Newton BRUNS, who is my Grandfather. He and Bertha EDWARDS ended up in New York State. I have lots of information; but need to verify and add to it. Joyce Armstrong-Cooper

GOVER and HAWKES. Sam Gover was gg grndfthr and is buried at the Short Cemetery outside of Boerne, Tx. Am looking for any of his relatives, including maybe the names SHORT and NEWMAN. My grandfather was LOUIS P.(Patrick?) GOVER and he had 4 wives.(?) I believe the first one was ORIE MAY JUDD and they were supposed to have had one daughter. I found a name, LOUISA IDELL GOVER, born July 8th, 1907 that might be her. G grandfather LOUIS P GOVER married Emily Hawkes in Luling on August 29th, 1880. Her family came over from England and I believe there was at least one female relative of hers married in that area around that time. Any info would be most welcome! Patricia Bennett

Would like information about the family of Peter Herman MEYER b. 24 April 1889 Itzehoe, Holstein, Germany. Immigrated to Texas to live with relatives leaving 2 sisters and l brother in Germany. Married Adelhiedi Maria BOLDT 26 August 1909 Cuero, Dewitt, Texas, moved to San Antonio from Cuero, De Witt, Texas and raised family there Henry b. 1911, Adelaide b. 1914, Lydia b. 1918, Walter b. 1916, Irene, Dorothy b. 1924, Norma b. 1927. Would like any information about this family. Also, would like information about any MAHAVIER'S living in Bexar County, especially the Joseph MAHAVIER, b.Nov. 1870, family. Cindy Mahavier

Looking for birth & death dates for Aurelio & Bernardo FOUGA. Brothers Leopoldo born 10/1891-8/1979 & Robert born 8/1893-8/1943. Aurelio was informant for Robert. Their parents were Robert FOUGA & Antonia GOMEZ, I don't have any dates on them either. Leopoldo died in Mission, Hidalgo County. Others were in San Antonia.Deb Miller

NELSON, Dr. Frank Hamer, died on 14 Dec 1903 six miles out of San Antonio, on the Austin Road. Wife: (1) Annie DAVISON, b: in England d: abt 1880-82 in DeWitt County, buried in family cemetery for HUGO/CLAUSEWITZ outside Yoakum, in what use to be Petersville, across from what is now St. Ann's Catholic Church and cemetery. wife: (2) Annie HUGO, d/of Paul HUGO and Elsie CLAUSEWITZ; b: Jul 1849 perhaps in DeWitt Co., d: 1 Apr 1919 in San Antonio, buried @ Mission Valley Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Trying to locate where Dr. F.H.NELSON is buried. Obiturary states that the funeral took place in the Anchor Masonic Cemetery at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Survived by wife (Annie Hugo Nelson) and seven children: Frank, Fred and Tom NELSON, Mrs. Daisie TAYNE (actual: PAYNE) wife of Dr. H. TAYNE of Cholula, Mex., Mrs. A. Crom (Annie Nelson m. Azro CRON) and Misses Addie, Martha and Bessie NELSON. It also states that he was a surgeon in the Confederate army. (actually, he was a Stewart/nurse - at the on set of the war he was in college to become a doctor). Bessie's granddaughter, Cheryl Hagenson & I have searched each head stone in the Anchor Masonic Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas to no avail. Contacted the Lodge and they were unable to locate the records for the "N"s. Dr. NELSON, lived most of his years after the war in DeWitt county, but moved to San Antonio prior to 1896, and had a pratice downtown San Antonio, somewhere. Please if you know of any place where we can locate where this body is buried, it will be appreciated. Marie Talbott

ANDERSON,Patricia born 1951 gave up daughter for adoption in 1973. Daughter born 6/14/73. Born in Bexar County Hosipital. Trying to find out any information about birth parents. Fathers name unknown. Erica Brown