Archived Queries

September 1998 - March 1999

A. Toutaut Beauregard, born about Dec. 1885. I found a photo (at antique store) of this person at age 10 months old, dated October 22, 1886. Photography studio was in San Antonio (Bexar Co.), TX. Writing back looks like it is written in French. Seeking genealogy of this person. Julie Hampton Ganis

I am searching for my great-grandfather WALLACE, William Robert, b. ca. 1878 in (maybe) Temple, TX. He married NESBIT, Cora b. ca. 1874 born in (maybe) Madisonville, Kentucky. William's father was Wallace, J.H., b. in NC. William's mother was b. in TX. William served in the Spanish American was and lived in Austin at the time of enlistment. His father was in Austin as well. William and Cora had 5 children: Owen, Jesse (my grandfather), Mary, Helen (married COLE), and Jamie (Janie). They all lived in Bexar County, San Antonio, TX. I just can't seem to locate much on this family. Any information, please contact: Erin W. Mangiapane

ISO of anyone having information concerning the surname of JERSIG. My great-grandfather's sister, Eula Lee KELLY married Oscar JERSIG, who was believed to be a salesman. In the SSDI there is only one listed, a Harry JERSIG known to have lived and died in San Antonio. Since JERSIG is a very rare surname that I can find. The dates are about right time frame I am wondering if he might not connect. If you have any information concerning the JERSIG surname please contact: The Kelly's

Looking for information on MARLOW, Robert E., Confederate Pensioner in Bexar County. Rita Marlow

George Edwin ROBINSON, I am granddaughter of George. He was born on July 4, 1857 in San Antonio, TX..SHewitt

I'm researching James C. McDONALD & Eliza FORREST. They married in 1848 and appeared in the 1850 Census under the name of McCONNELL. At that time they were on Salado Creek in Bexar county although their marriage was registered in Guadalupe County. Lenard McDonald

I am looking for NATHAN, Arthur and Hallie, married either 1903 or 1908-may not have been married in Bexar County but resided there at the time of my father's birth, Aubrey P. Nathan, 1917. Terry Diebold

William L. & Myrtice E. Yantis. Sons: Gary W. Yantis, David McCullough Yantis (William L. only). Daughters: Linda E. Yantis Hall, Laura B. Yantis Gray. Gary W. Yantis

I am looking for information about the following family. Benito Cuellar died in 1956 in San Antonio. I would like to find out his parent's names and siblings. He was married to Ida Pearl, they had two children Benito, Jr. and Wanda Faye. He was married to another woman before Ida and had twin girls and a woman named Noma. If you have any information about this family, please e-mail me at: Tawsha Hubbard

Looking for ancestors/descendants of surname LINZY. Louise LINZY born Oct. 3, 1907 in Bexar county to Dave Linzy of Ohio and Ida OLIVER of Texas. African-American descent. RAGS1

This family resided in San Antonio from 1955-1970's. I have lost contact and am looking for any McCloud's of Bexar County now. Specifically-George Lee McCloud; brother, Eugene McCloud; sister, Doris McCloud; and parents, Blackie and Lorraine (Warren) McCloud. Last known residence for this McCloud family was on a street named Sunglow in San Antonio TX in 1961. George Lee and his family belonged to St. Joseph's Catholic Church and his father Blackie owned a road construction company that contracted with HB Zachary Co. Debbra McCloud Jansen

Am looking for information on Center Sylvester Clinton Dewitt Atkins, Sr. and his wife Ollie Mae French Atkins. Both are buried in Bexar County. Connie Dunlap

I am looking for Virginia Ruth Brookover, her family or relatives. She married 19 March 1942 in Bexar County Louis R. Maneely. She was 26 at that time and a stenographer at the Army camp. Nan Ross

I am searching for ancestors and siblings of my great-grandmother, Katherine Marie (LOESSBERG) DULLNIG. She married George Frederick Dullnig (1866-1911) and they lived in San Antonio, but I'm not sure where she was born. Dave and Marie

Am looking for information on Jessie Lee LAMM (or Lamb) born approx. 1894 TX. Married to Freddie Lee CAIN b. 1900 TX. Had a daughter, Geraldine Alice LAMM born Nov. 9, 1919 in Bexar County, TX. Diana Liuzzo

WILSON, James Joseph immigrated to US in 1896, living in Bexar County in 1900. Wife named Alice Harriette Dorell WILSON. Try to locate passenger list for this family. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching this name. Jeanne Wince Stone

I am searching for any or all descendants of Winford HUDSON, deceased, date unknown. He was the son of Thomas Gus HUDSON, of Coffee County, Alabama. Winford moved from Alabama to San Antonio probably in the 1950's. The only name I have is a son named Ronald. Dallas Hudson, Jr.

I am looking for the genealogical information on the CASANOVA family who lived in San Antonio or thereabouts in 1878. My grandfather, Albert Joseph CASANOVA was born on Feb. 14, 1878, according to our info. I do not know who his parents were so it's very difficult to make lineage. Any assistance you could give me would be most appreciated. FMay

I am interested in any information on the Neumann and Nentwich families who moved from San Antonio to Macdona along the Medina River in Bexar County in the 1870's. Frances Neumann

Looking for information on a Lawrence FORE, b. 1896 in MO. His parents were William M. FORE and Lula E. SHANKS/FORE. Would be interested to know if Lawrence married and if there is a death date or obit somewhere for him. Lawrence is said to have lived in San Antonio. Susan C. Cosgrove

Looking for information on the SNODDY family. I have an Elizabeth Margaret SNODDY (b. Ca. 1814 TN) who supposedly, after the death of her father, William SNODDY (d. 1825) - moved to TX with her uncle, Graham SNODDY. I've found a marriage of an Eliza M. SNODDY to E.W. BULL on October 2, 1837 in Bexar County. This would be the right age for the Elizabeth Margaret SNODDY that I'm researching. Would appreciate hearing from any SNODDY family members. Carol Snoddy Byler

I am looking for the name: HARTWIG, John Fritz, died May 1932 in San Antonio, TX, married to Minna Wenzel. Gaysie

Looking for descendants of Thomas M. Cowan who relocated to San Antonio from Atlanta in 1900. Robert Edwards

We are assisting Dorothy Bauer in updating the Casper DANZ Family History Book, All Aditions including marriages, births, deaths, maiden names and places of events are needed. In addition any stories or photos of interest you want to submit to be included in the book would be appreciated. All photos will be returned. Identification of the people must be on the back of the photo. All data must be received by Dec. 1998. Those that have not updated the books will go to print Jan. 1999 without your current information. Send all data to Dorothy Bauer, 406 W. Hackberry, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, e-mail your data to Doris Gilpatrick or Edna Felps.

Family history is that Robert A. & Elizabeth Gibson went from Uvalde County to San Antonio to purchase supplies. On the return trip they were attacked by Indians and killed, along with other members of their party. This event took place around 1858. Would like proof of this and any other information on this family. Robert A. Gibson, b. abt. 1813, Tennessee, married Elizabeth Lackey, b. abt. 1823, Pope County, Illinois. Left Fannin County, Texas after 1850 and moved to Uvalde County. Descendants of this family clan that Robert & Elizabeth died abt. 1858 in Bexar County. Norman Davis

I am researching the McDONALD family, most especially Jarrell McDONALD. I have information that perhaps in April 1889 in San Antonio, Jarrell was shot and killed during a robbery in his store. I am unable to travel to San Antonio and research the newspaper files for a possible story covering this event or to check the obits. If there is anyone out there who has access to the newspaper files and would be willing to make a search for me, I would most certainly appreciate it and reimburse you for your trouble or if I can be advised or anywhere on the internet that I might search the records of death, newspapers, etc. concerning this, please advise. Thanks a million...I would be happy to assist anyone out there who also might be searching the McDONALD family. Pat McAlister

I am searching Thomas Hansford Bennett, son: Henry Anson Bennett m. Alice Land. They had two children, Hugh and Nadine Bennett. I need information on Nadine Bennett who married Calvin Surtees. They resided in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. They had two children: Mary Alice and Calvin Surtees, Jr. Would like to correspond with anyone on this family. Annie Bennett

Searching for any information on Jesse CORTEZ, born 3 June 1892 in San Antonio, TX, son of Toribio CORTEZ and Ines MUNOS. Mother apparently died duing or soon after childbirth and father died in some sort of accident when he was very young. Supposedly raised by a grandmother - think on the MUNOS side. Desperate for any information on this family. Jesse married Maria BURMUDEZ, b 11 February 1903, Monterey Mexico, died Aug 1970, San Antonio, daughter of Anastacio BERMUDEZ and Herculana MARTINEZ. Can't find birth certificates as county says to contact city and city says to contact county. Have also located a Jose Maria MUNOS in the pension files who served in Co. H, 3rd Texas Vol. Regt. Inf. and have located in the 1870 census. Think this could be a relative, but can't get any further. Jan Cortez

John Wesley DEVILBISS was the first Methodist minister to preach in San Antonio. He wrote that in April 1844 there was a mill eight miles below the city of San Antonio at which he found Mr. KERR and Mr. HIGGINBOTHAM, builders and proprietors of this mill. "Mr. Kerr was a strict member of our church and with his wife and sister-in-law, Miss Martha Ann HIGGINBOTHAM, were the only Methodists then living in the area." When he was appointed to the San Antonio mission station, he found no convenient house in town, but rented a house seven miles below, in the neighborhood of Kerr & Higginbotham's mill. The preacher tells how he preached in the neighborhood where he lived, at Brother Wm. P. Kerr's. He also organized a class meeting there. The first members are listed as Mr. Wm. P. Kerr and wife, Miss Martha Ann Higginbotham, Mrs Tabitha Ann Devilbiss, Mr. W.G. Cotton and wife, and Gustavus Elly, and Martha Lucinda Kerr, who joined on probation. In 1847 he was married to Martha Lucinda Kerr, a daughter of William P. Kerr. Roderick Toliver Higginbotham was Martha Ann's brother, and the other mill owner. If William P. Kerr, who owned the mill, was Martha Ann Higginbotham's brother-in-law, was his wife Martha Ann's sister? William P. Kerr's wife in 1850 was Rachel. Had he been married before to Polly Higginbotham? Can anyone shed any light on this mystery? Will swap data on HIGGINBOTHAM, McKENZIE, AMBERSON, VAUGHN, FINCH and related families.Tory Crook

I am researching the family of Mary Ann HAUCK b. 1867 Bexar Co. TX, d. 1941 Dallas, TX. She married George William Truesdale in 1883 in Bexar County. Had siblings: Lizzy, Tillie, Willie. 1900 Census for Dallas Co. shows father born in Germany, mother born in Texas. Have lost touch with remaining family links still believed to be in San Antonio and New Orleans. Willie was suppose to be an interior designer in San Antonio until his death around 1967. Would appreciate any information on Mary Ann's family or descendants. Barbara Atherton Collier

Looking for information on George Kenneth JURAY who died in San Antonio approximately Jan. 1967. This family name in unusual so anything on this family line would be appreciated. Ruthanne Leister

I am looking for information on Marie Unze KOAL, who died approx 1922 - 1927, and is buried at the City Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Any information will help. Steve Stapleton,

I am looking for descendents or information about the families of Sebastian KUENTZ (b. 7/17/1824 in Meyenheim, Alsace, France, and d. after 1866 in Bexar County Texas). Sebastian KUENTZ came to Bexar County in 1852 with his wife, Regina (nee Wohlfarth) KUENTZ. Their first child, Isadore KUENTZ was born on 7/6/1852, probably on the ship on the way to the U.S. Sebastian and Regina had four children in all, the last three of which were born in Bexar County: Emil KUENTZ, (b. 11/17/1852), Mary KUENTZ (b. abt. 1857), and Albert J. KUENTZ (b. 8/3/1869). After Regina (nee Wohlfaarth) KUENTZ died in about 1861, Sebastian KUENTZ married Caroline HERMANN. Caroline and Sebastian had five children, all born in Bexar County: Minna KUENTZ (b. abt. 1863), Henry KUENTZ (b. 1865), Sebastian Frederick KUENTZ (b. abt. 1867), Louisa Matilda KUENTZ (b. 11/10/1869), and George KUENTZ (b. abt. 1862). Andreas KUENTZ married Pauline Murra in Bexar County and they had four children: Louis KUENTZ (b. abt 1860), Louisa KUENTZ (b. abt. 1862), Paulina KUENTZ (b. abt 1865) and John KUENTZ (b. abt. 1866). After Andreas died, Pauline married a Frederick MARSH. I have a lot of information on the KUENTZ family and am willing to share it. I am still looking for information on several branches on the family that I cannot trace after the 1800's. Please contact me at: APKuentz

I am looking for information on Mary Marechial who married Neal Van Houten around 1900. Jeri Mollison

I am searching for any descendants of Don Juan MONTES. He was born in 1797. He is buried somewhere in San Antonio, which leads me to believe he lived there. He was married to Gertrudis CHAVES. Ronnie Montes

The 1870 TX Census index shows a Joseph Mose in Bexar County. Our family lore is that Lucinda A. (Adaline?) Swift, b. about 1847, Dallas Co., MO, married a Joe Mose and moved the Texas, where her father Hugh Swift went to live with them after his wife died sometime after 1872. Looking for any information on this Joseph Mose. Is Mose also found as "Moss"? Gary Swift

Seeking information on Carl SASSMANNSHAUSEN b. 6 Jun 1835 Hilchenback, Pressia. Left Germany circa 1875+ after death of first wife. Believe he went to Laredo first then to a place called Salado. Possibly Salado Junction in Bexar County. He married after arriving in US and had at least two children from his second marriage. Last time he was heard from was during WWI. There is speculation he was killed in either a natural disaster or a train accident of some kind. He had a brother named Rudolph SASSMANNSHAUSEN who was also in Texas. Rudolph fled Germany without permission, so Carl may have also. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Penny

I am looking for any information on Charles Van Houten, his sister, Mallie, his father Neal and his mother Mary Marechial. Charles was better known as Chuck Burns, the San Antonio Socker, a World Middleweight Contender. He boxed during the 1920's and 30's. Jeri Mollison

I am looking for information on Alice (Gainess) Whittle who was born in Maverick or Uvalde Co. about 1876. She died at the T.B. colony in Bexar in the 1920's. Her mother was probably born in Mexico. Her father, Frank Gainess, (he may have changed his name) was suppose to have been from North Carolina. Stella Anderson

Searching for information on Millard or Milford D. BEAVER who was said to have eloped and moved to San Antonio circa 1900. Searching for any family information. Leah McCalmon

Looking for CURVELLO surname in Bexar, Bee, Kerr or surrounding counties. William A. MORGAN m. Isabella "CURBELO" 04/15/1901 Kerr Co. TX which may be a mistake in the spelling of Isabella's maiden name. Bridget (Crowley) CRUVELLO w/o Gregorio CURVELLO applied for a Civil War Pension #169 in Bexar County 06/17/1863. Did they have a daughter named Isabella R. b. ca. 1885? Appreciate any info or assistance. Ruth A. McVey

Howard FRUGIA b. 10/01/1919 TX d. 11/1984 San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX. His wife Olive b. 07/17/1927 d. 07/1985 San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX. Howard was a retired San Antonio Police Officer at the time of his death and my 1st cousin. Howard and Olive have 2 sons, their names are unknown that I would like to get in contact with. If anyone has any info on the sons or how I may contact them, please send e-mail. Thank you. Ruth A. McVey

Looking for ancestors and descendants of Robert EVANS who was the Master of Ordinance at the Alamo. Some of his descendants received his land grants. He was from Wales then to Ireland then New York (?) then New Orleans then Texas. The family oral history for many generations spoke of a grandfather who died at the Alamo he had been detailed to destroy the powder magazine but was killed before he could. This matches as Evans is the maiden name of my grandmother. Her brother is still living in Texas, but doesn't have any additional info. Thank you. Donna MacDonald

Looking for record of marriage for Jessie J. KYES and Lola PEEL who were married sometime in 1906 in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Ronald L. Kyes

Looking for descendants of Abraham Geiger MARTIN, believed to be related to Tobitha (Martin) GIEGER (b. 1793 GA) of Covington County, MS, and perhaps to Tobitha's mother-in-law, Mercy (Martin) GIEGER (b. 1771 GA) wife of Abraham GIEGER (b. 1761 GA). Abraham Geiger MARTIN first married Angela NARARRO of Bexar County, secondly a Mary RUTLEDGE. He was reported to have been a County Judge, a County Clerk, and a District Clerk. Another researcher has a note written by A.G. MARTIN on the back of a Uvalde County deed, saying they were of the "Dunker" Denomination (German Baptist Brethern). Known children include Rachel, Mary Loviana, John, Ada Gertrude, James, Lois Buela, Laura Jane, Isaiah and Henry. Will correspond with others having these surnames and roots in SC, GA, FL, MS, LA, and TX Gerry A. Gieger

I am looking for more information on the families of Ma. Teresa de Jesus de Calistra ARRIOLA Y PENA, baptised at San Fernando Cathedral on 17 October 1801, her parents J. Estanislao de ARRIOLA and Ana Petra de la PENA. Ana Petra's parents were Ygnacio de PENA and Francisca de URRUTIA. J. Estanislao's parents were Christoval ARRIOLA and Maria de OCHOA. My name is: Mary Anne Curray

William POSTON and wife Elizabeth Ann died in Bexar. He in 1907 and she in 1918. They had a son Albert POSTON and a grand-daughter Mrs. W.B. ?LOG? Would be interested in corresponding with any descendants of this line. Phyllis Poston Jennings

I have a distant cousin saying that one of my SAUNDERS/SANDERS is the one who established the Saunders Station in Bexar County. Does anyone know of this landmark (I am assuming a train station, possibly renamed) and know any history of it. Thanks. Sam Sanders

I would be pleased to correspond with anyone that is researching the families of Mattie & Ed TAYLOR or SHIRAR. I have much material on the SHIRAR family. There were still living in Bexar County in 1952. Thanks. Dorcas Beaver

Looking for information on Morris FERRIS. Listed in the 1850 and 1880 Census in Bexar County. Wife Nancy. Children were David L., Ely, Mary Ann, Morris, Ellen J., George W. and Henry. Any information you have on this family will be appreciated. Patsey Martin

We're searching for birth & death dates on Tex Barney MORGAN who was born in San Antonio in 1901 or 1902. While he was still an infant, his parents were killed when their house caught fire. A good samaritan happened by, and seeing that the parents were dead, took the little baby boy and raised him. We do not know if MORGAN is the name of the good samaritan man or Tex's true surname. We do know that Tex's caregiver was a cattle rustler, that they lived in the country, and that Tex received no education until he was 20. At that time, he decided he wanted to learn to read and write, and we believe he finished his education in 3 years (possibly thru the 8th grade). The 1920 & 1920 Census records have been checked for him, and nothing came up under Tex Barney MORGAN. As an adult, Tex was a forest ranger, but finding no work in San Antonio, he moved to Seattle, WA, where he worked in a saw mill. He later was a teamster (horses), working on Empire Way. He was white, 6' " tall, wore a size 16 shoe, and had brown hair with a reddish tint. Apparently he was also a religious man. While in WA, he married Florence Grace Fithian JOHNSON and they lived on 9918 57th Avenue South in Seattle. They had two daughters: Frances Elsie (04/04/27) and Shirley Lorraine (08/23/28). On Frances' birth certificate, Tex is listed at age 28, Florence at age 29 (she was from Lansing, MI). The couple divorced when Frances was around 4 or 5 years old, and Tex moved back to San Antonio. A man came to Florence's door, saying that Tex had died and left her some money, to which she replied, "Well then it must not be the Tex I know!" and sent the man away; so they never really knew what became of Tex. Frances "Frankie" would appreciate ANY info relating to her father Tex B. MORGAN. Please email me at with any comments and I will see that they get to my great aunt Frankie. assistance.

Am trying to find information on Edward Buchanan PUE and his wife Laura A. LANGLEY. They lived in southern Bexar County on the Medina River near McDona. I would like to find some of the decendants. I would be glad to share what I have with them. Any help would be much appreciated. Hara Pue

I am trying to locate the parents of John SCHNEIDER. He was born March 1869 in Germany. He married Mary Kneupper of Kendall Co., TX in 1889, probably in Blanco Co. Texas. In 1900 census they lived at 408 Avenue A, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. They had four children: Margaret married Walter KARGER, John married Birdie _____, Mary married Peter BREIT and Harry married Annie?________. Any help would be much appreciated. Hara Pue

Am looking for a lost cousin. His name is SEAL and he was a preacher in Schertz at one time -- not sure when. Lost contact with his mother and family after his father, Archie SEAL died in 1945. If you know anything about where he might be found, would love to hear from you or him. Floella Seal

Does anyone have any information on James Arthur STUTTS, (wife, Grace) who arrived in San Antonio about 1921, was a bookkeeper, and later owned STUTTS Produce Co. and Main Ave. in San Antonio during the 1920's and 1930's. I have the data from Appler's and Worley's city directories through 1935, but would like to know more about James Arthur's ancestry. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Jim Wheat

Arthur APPLEBY was in Bexar County, TX sometime between 1880-1900. He married a "Tillie" and had two children. Arthur eventually left TX alone and migrated back to TN and married again to Margaret SNELLING. He left behind in TX, his wife Tillie, a son and a daughter named Helen APPLEBY b. ca 1890 who married a Fernando LOPEZ in Bexar Co., TX in 1910. Tillie APPLEBY (Arthur APPLEBY's first wife) eventually married again in 1927, Bexar Co., TX to a Harry L. Dryden. Mrs. Shirley J. Miles

I am looking for information about my father Jud COX who died in San Antonio in October.

I am searching for a cousin of my grandfather, he was killed in WWII...I believe. His name was Antonio DeHOYOS, and I believe he last resided in San Antonio (before the War). We have a picture of him in an army uniform, but do not know of any specifics, and anybody who would have known is no longer living. I found a list of the Texas casualties from Vietnam and Korea, but none on WWII...does anyone know of a site that might have information on WWII casualties by State or County? I would greatly appreciate it. Horacio Gonzalez

Looking for any information on John FARRAR who died in Travis County in 1848. He had 640 acres in Bexar County. He was the original grantee, Patent #531, Volume 9. The information I have states that it was a Class 3, Survey 360, Stream, Colorado, Bexar County, TX. It was 640 acres on the west bank of the Colorado River, below mouth of Oak Creek. Whatever happened to this land? Who was his wife? Whatever became of his three children: Jams Madison, John Abner and Matilda Malinda Mary? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Dena Farrar

I am looking for John (W, either Wesley or Walter) Heathcock. Thank you

Am looking for any information of Joseph C. HOPWOOD, born 2 April 1864 in England. Immigrated to the US about 1883. Addie YEARGAIN, born ca 1874 in California. Joseph HOPWOOD married Addie YEARGAIN, Aug. 12, 1896 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX. In the 1910 census they lived at 118 Denver Blvd., San Antonio and had 4 children, Annie (b. 7 Jul 1897), Roxanne (b 1901), Alice Ethel (b. 1906) & John Edwin (b.1910). Joseph HOPWOOD died Dec. 21, 1915 & his death certificate listed his occupation as reporter. Addie was listed in the 1920 census as living at 1205 Ave. B, but have nothing after that. Dian Granberg

Bessier, KERR lived in San Antonio 1930-1940 at 107 Gatewood Avenue, San Antonio, TX. Charlotte Ellis Pate

Rudolph Georg Frederich (George) LOELOFF b. 11/28/844 d. 5/5/1917 married on 2/15/1924. They are buried in Mission Burial Park in San Antonio. They moved to San Antonio (a settlement called Berg's Mill) about 1882. They had five children: Gustav (b. 1/30/1875, d about 1955, married Charlotte ARNAUD about 1900), Annie (b 9/7/1876 d 3/28/1849 married Greene Wesley DUKE), Josephine (b9/3/1878, d 2/26/1963 married about 1900 Andrew GEMBLER), George, Jr. (b. 7/21/1880, d about 1959 married 12/26/1907 Lillie REUS), Otto (b 1884/85 d about 1965 married 12/30/1919 Hulda Bertha GRAF. During the Spanish American War George, with the help of his sons, supplied saddletrees used to make saddles for the United States Calvary. Will be happy to share info. Floreda Duke Varick, 116 Glenhaven Terrace, Tallahassee, FL 32312.

I am looking for the McCOY family to find any relatives and family of mine. Any information you can help with will be greatly appreciated. My grandmother was Marie McCOY Donaldson, she was born 6-27-1888 in Iola, KS. She married George William Donaldson who was from Boscoville, WI. She had three brother and sisters. Clemens Francis McCOY, Sr. was born in Iola, KS Jan. 27, 1886 and died in Denison TX on May 12, 1963. He married Mary Rebecca Henry 1-22-1915. They had three sons who are Bill McCOY from San Antonio, Clement McCOY from Dennison, TX and Ted McCOY from Fort Worth,TX and a daughter Mrs. Leo Long of Dennison, TX. There were also six grandchildren. Clemens McCOY Sr. retired from Katy railroad as a conductor and his funeral was at the Johnson-Moore Funeral Home in Denison, TX. Other members of my grandmother's family were 2 sisters who both lived in San Antonio, TX; Mrs. Carolyn Barbee and Miss Helen McCOY. She also had 2 brothers named Col. E.D. McCOY of Ft. Worth, TX and Sterling McCOY of Houston, TX Thank you again for any help you may be able to provide. Patrician A. Sheridan Vescio

Looking for descendants and information on William E. W. MAC KINLAY, lived in San Antonio in the 1930's. Worked for the Express as a writer. He was researching the TRUMBO family. Carol Stevens

In researching my MORGAN ancestors I recently found William Alva MORGAN b. July 1877/78 LA s/o Oliver MORGAN & Florence (Guthrie) MORGAN. Oliver MORGAN b. 12 Aug 1858 Jefferson Co., TX (named on 1860 Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co. Census Almond MORGAN age 2) is the s/o Alvin MORGAN b. ca. 1839/42 LA and Eliza Meyer/Myers b. ca. 1836 LA. The city of Alvin, TX was named for Alvin MORGAN but very little is known about him before he came to Brazoria County in 1872. His obituary listed four children, only one was mentioned by name in his obituary with "three" other children residing in LA. William Alva MORGAN married Isabello/Isabel/Isabella Curbelo 15 April 1901 Kerr Co., TX. This marriage is also listed by another reseacher as Isabel Adeline Corbello b. 21 May 1884 married William Alva MORGAN. The MORGAN family is listed in Kerr Co. TX census records in 1920. According to Joan Copeland on Conroe (Curbelo researcher) they had eight children some born after the 1920 census. I believe some of the William & Isabella MORGAN family may still be living in or around Kerr or Bexar Counties. William Alva MORGAN is from my GF MORGAN's first marriage and I am from my GF MORGAN's second marriage. He was married three times and had thirteen children that I have found. William was his first son. Would appreciate any help in locating members of this MORGAN family and any assistance on the MORGAN/CURBELO ancestors. Ruth A. McVey

NEVINS, John died in San Antonio in the late 1930's or early 1940's. Married to Ella Mullins. Had at least one son named John Thomas NEVINS who died in Fort Worth in 1964. Need any info on John and Ella especially date and place of death. Thanks. Jim Sample

Robert D. RAGSDALE, 107 Kennedy Avenue, San Antonio, TX 1930-1940. Charlotte Ellis Pate

Seeking information on Robert E. Lee RUSHING (b. 25 Feb. 1871 in Pike Co. AL and d. 12 May 1956 in San Antonio, TX) who married Amelia Stroud (b. 23 Oct. 1876 in Pike Co. AL and d. 3 Mar 1969 in ?) 8 Mar 1898 in AL. Their children were Nell RUSHING, who married Sampson Wheeler Ridlehoover; John Robert RUSHING; Dorothy RUSHING, who married Julian Corey Dailey; James Leon RUSHING; Jennings Bryan RUSHING, who died in San Antonio, TX; and Woodrow Wilson RUSHING, who died in San Antonio. I have a good bit of information on this family from San Antonio that I am willing to share. Ronald Bridges

I am interested in locating any descendants with the last name of SAULS, REED or DIXON. My mother, Helen Marie, and my father, Loyse Albert SAULS were living in Universal City during the late 50's early 60's. He was stationed in San Antonio while serving in the Army. Father and Mother were divorced in 1962 or 1963. Mother also had 3 daughters from previous marriage. Daughters, Vicky, Jenny and name of third escapes me. Mother also had baby boy in 63 or 64, that was given up for adoption. The last name of daughters was REED. Mother, Helen Marie's maiden name was DIXON. She was born in Indiana. Approximate age of mother is 69. Any information would be extremely appreciated. Please contact James Sauls.

Does anyone have any information on the SHELTON line? James and Mary Ellen SHELTON, Arnetta (Arnie) married Thomas BREAZZEAL, Lilly & Lulah (twins), George (b. 1894), and James (Jim). And possibly another sibling I know nothing about. Thank you for your time. Michael Shelton

Catherine SMALLWOOD lived at 503 W. Lynwood Ave., San Antonio, TX in 1930-1940 era. Charlotte Ellis Pate

I am looking for any descendants of Lewis SOLOMON, son of Jeremiah SOLOMON, who died in San Antonio, Bexar County in the 1990's. I am doing research on the SOLOMON family and would like to have information about Lewis' children, etc. Carletta M. Keith

am looking for gggrandparents given names, and any information on parents of Louis Sunnum Tampke, John Larkin Faglie. Cathy

My mother was born on March 21st, 1920 in San Antonio, TX. She was adopted at the age of 6 weeks old. It is said that her father was the son of the minister at a Methodist church in San Antonio and her mother was a singer in their choir. My mother was adopted by the SALISBURYs. Mr. Salisbury was in the Army at the time. We know that her adopted mother had requested information from the District Attorney's office in October 1929 and received a letter back stating that a Mrs. Mary E. Wilson at 205 Melrose in San Antonio would be able to provide the answer. No one ever followed up on that lead. My mother had always felt "incomplete" not knowing of her biological family. I would assume that there were not that many Methodist churches in 1920. The information about her parents came by way of one of her adoptive mother's relatives. Does anyone have any information? Jack R. Duty

I am looking for information on homes for unwed mothers and/or orphanages in Bexar County in the years 1940-1945. I was taken from one of these places somewhere between the years 1943 and 1945. I was born in 1943 and have reason to believe it was in Bexar County as that is where the adoption procedures took place. I found there was an establishment called the Salvation Army Home for unwed Mothers, but can not find any further information on it. I can not find any information on any other establishment that may have provided for children on a daily basis. I really need some help on this and I would forever thankful for any and all information you can give me. I thank you for your time and consideration in this matter. Margaret Anne Lee (301-872-9044, please call collect if necessary).

I was born at Bexar county hospital August 15, 1969. I am looking for any information on my father Marco Aurelio DIAZ who was married to Helga DIAZ. I have no information on him at all so any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Linda Diaz

James M. ELLEDGE m. Sarah Margaret Clinton GOODWIN on January 6, 1895 in Bexar Co. TX. James ELLEDGE died Nov. 30, 1899. Some time after that - after 1901 - Sarah Margaret married someone named SIMMONS. Need marriage date and first name of SIMMONS husband. Will share what I have. Thanks. Joanne

I am searching for information on Santiago FLORES. He married Encarnaction MARTINEZ. They had a daughter named, Maria Josefa FLORES, around 1815 probably in San Antonio. Maria Josefa FLORES married Jose Francisco ESPARZA in San Antonio, Bexar Co., on 22 Oct 1828. I also like to have information on Juan Antonio ESPARZA. His son was Jose Francisco Maria ESPARZA, married to Ana Polonia PEREZ at San Juan, es Mesquital, near Saltillo in Coahuiola, Mexico, on 20 July 1799. Thanks for any help. Christina

I am trying to find information on Frank T. FULLER and Mary Ethel PUE. She was from southern Bexar Co. on the Medina River and her parents were Edward Buchanan PUE and Laura Langley. She was born in 1888, and would have married Frank FULLER about 1905-1910. Any help would be appreciated. Hara Pue

I am searching for any information on Jose Angel GOMEZ, born c. 1820 and died on 11-24-1897 and is buried at San Fernando Cemetery #1 in San Antonio, TX. He was married to Teresa de los SANTOS COY in 1855 and she died 1-16-1890 and is buried with him. Jose Angel GOMEZ is listed in the San Antonio City Directory of 1891 as being a "Ranchman" and living at 1025 N. Laredo Street. It is my opinion that Jose Angel GOMEZ had a brother named Silverio GOMEZ and two sisters, Crisanta GOMEZ (married 1st Pedro JIMENEZ, 2nd Miguel SUNIGA) and Pilar GOMEZ (married 1st Jose Maria CASTILLION and 2nd Antonio HERRERA). The siblings all lived either in San Antonio, Losoya, and Graytown, Texas. Jose Angel GOMEZ and his wife Teresa had the following children: Maria Y. GOMEZ (married to Manuel CADENA), Guadalupe GOMEZ (married to Andres LOPEZ), Jesus GOMEZ (married to Antonia HURON), Maria de Candelaria GOMEZ (married to Ramon CASTILLO), Santos GOMEZ (married to Maria de Jesus CADENA, Gertrudes GOMEZ (married to Miguel GARCIA), and Paula GOMEZ (never married). Robert Garcia

Looking for information on Susanna Gerber GROSS, wife of Richard GROSS and their children and descendants. She was born 22 April 1834 in Sainte Marie aux Mines, Alsace. She married Richard 12 Feb 1863 in Guebwiller. Richard died 5 June 1890 and is buried in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery in New Braunfels, Comal Co., TX. Their daughter, Louise Josephine, married Albert Frederich HABERMANN. I believe that Richard and daughter Josephine are the GROSS family listed as arriving in NY 12 Jul 1882 from Bremen. She is listed with her children: Jakob 17, Josepha 11, Elisabeth 8 and Anna 7. According to marriage registered in Sainte Marie aux Mines as 27 Sept. 1857. I think this child died before Richard & Susanna came to US. My mother, Sylvia Popp Haymes remembers Susanna, her great grandmother, always wore a white apron and cap, and that she always had a nickel in her pocket for her great-granddaughter. My mother believes she moved to San Antonio around 1921 to live with one of her children and died and was buried in San Antonio some time after. Any information on Susanna and her descendants would be greatly appreciated. Pam Graham

HARRIS - looking for a Raymond and his brother Harlan (Harley) HARRIS. They were living in San Antonio in 1916. They were from Monroe Co., WI. Interested in family members to share history with.

I am looking for descendants of Rufus LAMBERTH/LAMBERT. He was born 1851, Clarke Co., AL. He died Aug. 24, 1917 in Bexar Co., TX. His wife is Lavernia (sp.?) SKIPPER. They had at least 4 children, all born in Clarke Co., AL: Earnest S. (b. 1881), Henry A. (b. Sep 1877), William F. (b. 1887) and Rufus P. (b. 1892). My URL is: Janice Watson

Looking for any information on Hiram A. McDonald (son of Franklin M. and Susie D.) Born May 1878 in Texas, lasted sited in the 1920 U.S. Census living in San Antonio, Bexar County, with wife Dora and children Franklin (age 5) and Anna Mae (age 3). He was listed as a railway switchman. Many thanks! Peter Janke

I am searching for circa 1820-1826 marriage records for Joseph Antonio MENCHACA and Maria Leonar Teresa RAMON (Antonio and Teresa). Teresa is the daughter of Martin Agustin RAMON and Ana Manuela AGUILAR. Antonio is the son of Juan Mariano MENCHACA and Maria Luz GUERRA. Wayne Tyson

Looking for descendants of William A. & Isabella A. (CURBELLO/CORBELLO) MORGAN. Any help most appreciated. Ruth A.McVey

NEVINS, John William born 1865 (?) married MULLEN, Ella Teresa. John died 1/25/1937, Ella died 8/12/1938. Both are buried at San Fernando Cem #2 in San Antonio. Looking for parents of both + any other info. Jim Sample

Need death record for Carlos PORTER, native of Ireland, who died between 1850 and 1862 in Bexar. He married Lucinda YBABR (WEAVER) in Santa Fe, NM Dec 23, 1849 and they moved to Texas. He may have been a soldier. Lucinda WEAVER married Amado Villanueva Nov 19, 1862 in San Antonio. Need divorce record for them as she married Luis ESPARZA 27 Feb. 1869. Florence ESPARZA was born 23 Feb 1876 and baptized 16 Mar 1876 in San Fernando Cathedral. She was listed in the baptismal record as the natural daughter of Antonio Esparza and Felipa de Leon. She was raised as the daughter of Luis Esparza and Lucinda Weaver. She was educated at the Ursuline Academy where an aunt was a nun. Any information would be greatly appreciated as I live in Iowa and cannot run over to a repository and search for myself! Please send return information to Michaele Burris.

Sarah RAGSDALE married James L. KERR in 1889. Looking for descendants. Lived on Gateway Avenue in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX.

Robert Clark SMALLWOOD, M.D. married Mary Josephine (Robinson) CARD. Lived in San Antonio, TX.

Looking for Marvin Jr. SMITH that was born June 1925 and lived in Bexar County, Texas during the 1940's. His father was Marvin Sr. SMITH. Marvin Jr. left home when he was young never to be heard from again. His Uncle and Aunt were Penn and Siglee SMITH and they had four children: Nannie Fay, Ruth Mildred, Penn Jr. and Trudell SMITH. All have looked for him for years. Can anyone give me info on Marvin Jr. Would love to contact him or some of his children. Please contact Elaine at

Interested in descendants of Gottfried WELLER & wife Anna Maria SCHLATHER, who emigrated from Wurttemburg to Texas in 1867 with their grown children (Thomas, Jacob, Christiane, Carl), originally settling in Guadalupe Co. Jacob's descendants settled in San Antonio, including their daughter Anna WELLER (born 1861 in Germany), who married Andreas LANGE (or Andrew LANGE) in 1878. In 1900 Census, they are listed with 3 children (Alvina, Adolph & Pauline), & are residing with Anna's half-brother, Jacob WELLER Jr. & wife Pauline REINHARD. Thanks, Chris Kneupper.

Lyman Lycurgus WHITAKER b. March 1835 Ohio died 16 April 1917 San Antonio, Bexar County, TX and is buried at the National Cemetery alongside his wife Susan. Lyman WHITAKER served the GAR at San Antonio as Medical Director...he was a practicing physician at Bexar County from his office 916 East Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 1880's until his death. Bobby Christall