Archived Queries

December 1999 - October 2000

I am seeking contact with anyone who had knowledge of a George MINER HUNTSINGER who was born Aug. 23, 1872 in Sheridan Twp, Cherokee, KS. and who died March 25, 1915 in San Antonio, Tx. Do not know who he married but know that he had at least two children, names Paul Russell (HUNTSINGER ?) and Marjorie Mignon. Thanks. R. L. Bunn

William Martin PANNILL died in Bexar County on August 31, 1910 at the S.W. Insane Asylum. Family history says he was originally from Fort Worth and was sent to San Antonio to an insane asylum because he suffered migraine headaches due to a head injury. Does anyone have record of a Southwest Insane Asylum. Does it still exist? William PANNILL or his wife and children don't appear to be on the 1910 census for Bexar or Tarrant Counties. Any suggestions on how to proceed would be very appreciated. Thank you, Sailers

I am looking for the lineage of my grandmother Polly DUQUE CLARK. She was born in Laredo to Mexican parents: Meliton DUQUE ESQUEDA and Ildefonsa LUNA. Her paternal grandfather was named Pomposo DUQUE. My grandmother wrote in her notes that "he" died at my grandparent's home, 2923 Saunders Ave. (in San Antonio). I'm not sure if "he" was my g-grandfather, g-g-grandfather, or both. My grandmother's mother died when Polly was very young; and was raised by her father, her grandfather and her spinster aunts (her father's sisters): Lucia, Teresa, Juanita and Virginia. Any information on any of these people, especially birth dates, dates of death, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Milton Clark

Looking for information on origins of ARCINIEGA surname in San Antonio. Wife's ancestor was Dolores ARCINIEGA (born about 1810), who married Crescencio LEAL (about 1830). They had several children, the first two of which are reported in the baptism records of San Fernando Cathedral in 1831 and 1834. I find the ARCINIEGA surname in the records as soldiers in the San Carlos (OR ALAMO) de Parras unit which occupied the former mission San Antonio de Valero after 1803 (giving it the name "Alamo"), but have not been able to make any definite connections. Jose Miguel de ARCINIEGA was a legislator, military explorer, and Alcalde of San Antonio in the period 1816-1839, and has an interesting piece in the Handbook of Texas (perhaps Dolores' brother?). There is also an ARCINIEGA Street just south of La Villita. Is anyone out there working on ARCINIEGA genealogy? If so, please contact me . Thanks.. Chris Kneupper

I am trying to find specifics about my grandfather, William Lee CLARK, born April 24, 1903, in Menard, Tx., (although one document claims April 24, 1883), died Feb. 18, 1954 in San Antonio, Tx. And is buried at Fort Sam Houston cemetery. He was born to Willie Lee CLARK and Frances Jane SIMMONS, with siblings: Marion (M), Myrtle, and Frank, At some point they relocated to the Austin area. I think Frank died many years after my grandfather (died?) in the San Antonio area. William (a.k.a. Willie) married Polly DUQUE (born Jan. 7, 1907, Laredo, Tx. died May 6, 1999) in San Antonio sometime around 1930 and was disowned for marrying a Mexican woman. We have no records for that side of the family. Children included: Milton Lee, born Nov. 30, 1931; Willie Lee Jr. born Oct. 4, 1934, died 1974; Joseph Lee, born Dec. 4, 1935, died Sept. 15, 1973; Francis Jane, died age about 6 or 7; Ronald Roland, born Feb. 27, 1947; Anthony Roy, born 1948 died May, 1999. What birth date does my grandfather's obituary have? (Menard, Tx. does not have any records of the family. What was the birth date and date of death of my aunt, Frances Jane? Thank you for any help... Milton Clark


I am searching for descendants of Elijah, Benjamin, Judd and Fred JONES, who lived in St. Clair, Missouri before 1900. Elijah built a hotel at St. Clair around 1860. His sons (Elijah's?) Benjamin and Judd were also in business. Fred, who was probably a grandson of Elijah, moved to San Antonio, Tx.. Fred's mother was "Nettie". Fred Jones married Juanita MURPHY, daughter of Ferd MURPHY, also of St. Clair before they moved to San Antonio. Juanita was still living in the area when her brother died in 1957. Tom JONES came to St. Clair from the same county in Ohio as Elijah but I have not established a relationship between the two men. I would like to correspond with anyone researching the JONES or MURPHY family lines that connect to Franklin Co., MO.. Thanks ... Sue Cooley


Am trying to find out information on the Henry CONNORS family. Henry CONNORS (born 1850 in Vermont, died May 28, 1917 in San Antonio, Bexar, Tx.) married Dora ? (born Sept. 1866, Texas, died after 1937 in San Antonio). They had the following children: Bertie (born Sept. 1889) who married Walter NEIDERT; Olive (born Oct. 21, 1893 died Dec. 12, 1937) married 1) Emil Adolph MEYER and 2) Cecil HARVEY; Inez (born Dec. 1894) married William BEVERSDORF; and Florence married William WILLIAMS. My husband is relation to Emil Adolph MEYER (1892-1918) who's parents were Fritz MEYER and Marie SCHMALKOKE. I have pictures of Olive ("Ollie") and Emil. Both Olive and Emil are buried at the Herman Sons Lodge Cemetery in San Antonio, Bexar, Tx. Thanks for any help...Laurie Ackels

Seeking information on birth mother, Doris DAY, her parent's names, her address at the time of birth and/or same information on birth father, Jonas BROWN, per the following: birth name, Hobart Joe BROWN, dob. Dec. 29, 1940 at Santa Rosa Hospital (4th floor) in San Antonio, Tx. Birth mother listed as Doris DAY and birth father listed as Jonas BROWN. Thanks for help. Mike Leinneweber

I am looking for anyone who might be familiar with a man named Wayne Cecil WHITE or Cecil Wayne WHITE. He had a son named Wayne Cecil WHITE on Dec. 21, 1934 in San Antonio. He had a sister named Jewel WHITE who was a private duty nurse. He worked for the H.B. Zachary Construction Co. around the time Wayne was born. We are told he died shortly after my dad was born from pneumonia or heart problems. He was possibly at the Robert B. Green Hospital. He was probably between the ages of 26 and 30. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Marolyn Locke

Looking for any information on Roy MITCHELL. He worked in the Maintenance yard for the City of San Antonio in 1949 and before. He died in San Antonio in Oct. 1950. His last wife was Carmen. May have been previously married to a Lucille WHITEHEAD. Thanks for any help. Sue Mitch

My great-grandfather, Albert James BROWN, was born in San Antonio, Tx. around Feb. 4, 1865. His father was a Welsh sea captain and his mother was born in Texas. Albert came to San Francisco around the age of 16 yrs. No records were found in San Antonio for his birth. Can anyone help. Thanks. Mark Schafer

I am looking for the following persons in Bexar County from 1795 thru 1855: 1) HASHAW, Francis (or Frances), male, born 1795 in Bexar and died 1870 in Trinity, Tx. 2) HASHAW, George W., male, born 1826-30 in Bexar and died 1863 in Civil War. Variations of HASHAW are HASSHAW and HASHSHAW. Thanks! Tim Hashaw

I have traced this family (both related but different spelling) to mid 1770's in San Antonio, Tx. and as early as 1741 in Mexico. Have information..Cast

Need information on family of PEQUES, Edward C. Sr., born April 6, 1858 and died May 27, 1928 in San Antonio, Tx. Children who did not die at a very young age were Charles Melton PEQUES, Claude King or Claude King PEQUES, and Virginia PEQUES LIDWIN who once lived in MS. Edward was born in Pontotoc, MS., and his wife Mary Lena "Mamie" MAGEE PEQUES was born in MS., the daughter of William Ira MAGEE. They were married on Dec. 3, 1900 in Abilene, Tx. My research is on the Magee line. Any help greatly appreciated. Carolyn Magee

Looking for info on Pauline LEVERENZ, dob. Feb. 18, 1870 and died March 27, 1927 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married a POSTON and had twins who were either Texas Rangers or in law enforcement in Bexar. Need her childrens' and husband's names. Thanks... Robert Beohm

Looking for information regarding Regina NORDIN JOSEFSSON-ANDERSSON who was born in 1888 and was living at 226 West Dewey in San Antonio in 1964. Thanks for any help!! Glenn Gustafson

I am looking for descendants of any of the GARRETSON's who lived in Bexar and Atascosa Counties from the period of 1859 through 1946. John Wesley GARRETSON Sr., (b?) May 19, 1812, died May 7, 1895 in San Antonio, M2 Annie WEST WILSON of Arkansas. Children were Annie Laura b. Aug. 16, 1859; William Wilson b. Dec. 13, 1861; Robert Lee b. March 2, 1863 who m. Laura A. KINMAN; Albert WILSON GARRETSON b. May 13, 1868; and John Wesley GARRETSON Jr. b. 1872. I am particularly interested in the Robert Lee GARRETSON lineage. J. Nixon

Am trying to determine ultimate fate of my grandmother's sister. She was Auguste GRONLE. She came from Fiehlen, Posen, Germany in 1888. Married Heinrich August Karl KOEHLER in 1890 in Comal County. They farmed in Guadalupe County until 1897 when they moved to Bexar County, acquiring 150 acs on Cibolo Creek in M.J.Rodriquez Survey in St. Hedwig area. They appeared in the 1900 census at that location. Land was rendered until 1900. In 1902, land was sold at a sheriff's sale to Anna SCHULZ. Have been unable to find any record of Auguste, Karl or son Otto after that date. Karl was the son of August KOEHLER and Karoline WESCH. Does anyone know anything or have any record of any of these folks? Capt

I am looking for the resting place of the following relatives who died "near San Antonio" according to family record. Any information on these families welcomed. Thomas Lyon Clifton d. May 1, 1883; Elizabeth B. Clifton (wife) d. February 2, 1891; John Daniel Morgan (son of Elizabeth by first marriage)d. August 31, 1878. Sons of Thomas and Elizabeth Clifton who were in area in early 1880's: Thomas Morgan, James Marion, and David Solomon Clifton (David in San Antonio 1891 and 1900, died in San Saba, Tx, 1919--10 kids by Harriet Lewis, who was from Atascosa County). Gary Clifton

My ancestor was Beatrice Charlotte JONES born 23 June 1888 in San Antonio. Father was David JONES born in Freestone County, Tx. c 1860. Mother was Virginia STEVENS born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tx. c 1860. I know nothing of Beatrice's ancestors other than the names. Seeking info on them and any siblings there might have been. At the time of Beatrice's birth, there was another child. Who was it? When and where did Beatrice's parents die? Buried where? Thanking you in advance for any help anyone can provide. Dixie

Seeking info on a Paul REEBE of San Antonio. Paul is supposed to be an Uncle to Beatrice Charlotte JONES born in San Antonio in 1888. Parents of Beatrice are David JONES and Virginia STEVENS. So that means Paul is either an in-law to David JONES or to Virginia STEVENS. Meaning there are siblings of them in the area. Who are they? Can anyone help me out? Would really appreciate it. Thank you. Dixie

I am looking for information on the BENCE family that lived in Bexar I900-1940. I am especially interested in finding information on a James, John, or Jack BENCE who was crippled. Thanks! Charlotte

My great-grandfather, James N. CARDWELL, b. 27 Jan 1841 Washington Co., AR, married Sarah J. ______ b. 24 Mar 1844 in TX, they lived in Fayetteville, AR. James died "the week before 6 Mar 1880" in Bexar Co.,TX, as listed in the Fayetteville, AR newspaper. I believe his wife must have died also as two daughters were left with their grandparents in Fayetteville. I'm looking for obit and/or other information that has information about his death and possibly his wife's birth surname and her parents. Any help appreciated. Lou Hicks Nelson

Looking for August Nestor Maxmillian MANNEWITZ and wife Bertha or Dorothea KREMKAU MANNEWITZ who came to Bexar Co., Tx in 1871 or 1872 through New Orleans, on to Galveston and over to Bexar Co., from Germany. We are looking for any other relatives. We saw another C. MANNEWITZ and Bertha with 4 children who came in at New Orleans in 1857. We suppose that they came to Texas also. Anyone knowing about these families or can put us in contact with other German families, please help. Thank You. Virginia Mannewitz

Researching DELAHO, DE LA HO, DELAO family surnames. Macimo De La Ho, born 1842 and migrated with his wife (Genoveva?)Hjenoveva Flores from Tamaulipas, Mexico. It is believed that they had (3) children; Jesse F., Peter F., and Frank somewhere between Oklahoma and San Antonio, TX. The 1910 census for San Antonio, states he was 68 years old and married to Pomposa! Because the rest of Hjenoveva's story ends with her name, it is further believed he was married (3) times for the 1910 census also indicates "M3". Jesse moved to California where he had family, but information is sketchy. Peter remained in Texas and Frank went to New York where no further information has become available. Any and all relative information would be greatly appreciated for I am researching from New England. Any information can be directed to my email address. Hoping to hear from someone. P. Dawley

I am trying to locate an old friend. Name is Kevin IRISH in San Antonio, Texas. He is 41 years old and is from up state New York. Thank you. D. W. Rolin

Searching for descendants of Ira Asa EICHELBERGER and his wife, Ida K____. Ira died Oct. 19, 1930 in San Antonio and is buried at Mission Burial Park in that city. His obit. lists two children; a son, J.K., residing in Wichita Falls at the time of his father's death; and a daughter, Elizabeth, unmarried in 1930. Thanks for any help. JoAnn Eichelberger

Tom James killed in San Antonio in 1879 while being robbed. Wife was Henri (Henrietta?) and had a daughter, Betty and a son, Willie JAMES. Henri remarried to a MARTIN , who had a son, Luther MARTIN. Betty JAMES married either a McADAMS or a BLACKSTOCK. Willie JAMES and his step-brother, Luther MARTIN, fled to Louisiana after fighting with Luther's father. Thanks for help. Bennie J. James

Oscar James ROUNDTREE is listed in the Federal 1910 Census. He was a Texas Ranger, Frontier Batallian, last known residence was Bexar County. I would like an obituary, cemetery name, or any information. Thanks... Lauren E. Case-Pasket

I have been researching my family's roots in the San Antonio area as well as the Laredo area and also the State of Nuevo Leon. I have confirmed that my family lived in the San Antonio area in mid-1800's. I would like to share my information, as well as develop any contacts for additional information on past and present living relatives in the area. Thanks! Dennis J. Cruz

Searching for information on Henry (Heinrich) SCHURBOHM, born March, 1868, Germany; married May 1887 in Lavaca Co. to Bertha DOEBBLER. He died July 1902 in Gonzales County. According to newspaper accounts, he was placed on the train in Gonzales for burial "in San Antonio". I would very much like to find his burial location. Also looking for death and/or burial information on wife, Bertha DOEBBLER, who apparently died within a year of Henry. Bertha may have been living with her mother Auguste DOEBBLER, formerly WILLE, and (perhaps) her father Oscar DOEBBLER. The daughter of Henry and Bertha, Marguerite SCHURBOHM, born 1898, was listed in the 1910 Census of Bexar County as living with her grandmother Auguste DOEBBLER.. Thanks for any help. Joe Shaw

I am looking for Alexander Johnson WEATHERLY, born abt. 1846 in Tennesse. He married F. Ida RADLIFF. They had one daughter, Allie Lee WEATHERLY. Ida Radliff WEATHERLY's father and brother lived at 4 Duval (in San Antonio) in 1891 and both worked for the GH&SA Railroad. Her father Alonzo, was a night watchman and (brother) Menzo RADLIFF was a fireman. It is my understanding that A.J. WEATHERLY worked for the railroad too. Any information on Alexander Johnson WEATHERLY would be appreciated. Other members of the family are buried in City Cemetery #3 so I am assuming he is too. Thank you. Karen Smith

J. S. & Addie (RICE) WOODWARD lived in San Antonio in the late 1800's and early 1900's per family history. I know daughter Lela or Leila or Leida married John C. JACOBS, Cherokee Co., Tx. on Nov. 22, 1883. Lela died Sept. 9, 1923 in Galveston Co., Tx.. Any info/leads on any of the above much appreciated. Thanks... Jon M. Jacobs

Would like to know if anybody has any info on a Clyde WOOD who lived in San Antonio in the early 1900's. Her mother's maiden name was KIRK and they came from Mississippi. If anybody has any info about her family or know any of their family, I would like to hear from you. Thanks.... Wayne Holly

I am seeking information on the MATZDORF(F) family that lived in Texas - Bexar County for a time. It appears from various records I have located that (their) given names: Carl and Robert both arrived in Texas from Europe, probably from Prussia, in 1852; Charles is in the Bexar Co. land abstracts records; and Aug is in the 1870 Bexar County census. I have practically no information on the family, except that they immigrated to Texas, then eventually moved to California - probably after 1900. If anyone else is working on this Texas line, please contact me.. Corky K.

Looking for any family members of John REDDING and wife Tenny. Oscar and Sanford were their children. Have family picture dated 1915 in San Antonio, Texas. John was my great-grandmother's brother. Her name was Lucy Redding born 1866 died 1925. Will exchange info. Robbie Harrell

Looking for any information or descendants of James A. BURNETT, listed as a resident of Bexar County in 1870 Census. He was born in Scotland in 1829, emigrated to USA about 1850, fought in US Civil war and was promoted to Major in command of 1st Texas Sharp Schooters in Samuel B. Maxey's Brigade of Texas Infantry Volunteers. Appointed a magistrate in 1873 and died April 12, 1874 at Rancho Escondido near San Antonio. Thanks.... John Burnet

Am seeking information on Joseph Stough KING who purportedly died in circa 1934-36 in San Antonio. He was a retired Baptist minister. Am documenting for the DAR. Thanks.... Terry Rogers

Seeking information Sidney SMITH married to Grace Darling TOWNSEND Dec. 14, 1913. I believe that Sidney was married (1st) to Vastie COUCH of Kaufman County on July 10, 1907. I can find no past on Sidney. I see where he marries Grace but then Grace remarries in 1920 and dies in 1921. Trying to find out what happened to Sidney between 1913 and 1920. Sidney and Vastie would be my grandparents. Thanks.... R Jobin

I am looking for William A. and Martha MITCHELL. I last found them in the 1920 Bexar County Tx. census in San Antonio, Tx. living with their daughter Sara MITCHELL MCDANIEL and her son and daughter-in-law Laurence and Irene MCDANIEL. William A MITCHELL is listed as being born in TN. about 1847 and is listed as being a Watchman for the Railroad. His wife Martha MITCHELL is listed as being born in TN. about 1847. Sara MCDANIEL is listed as being born in IL. about 1870. Laurence MCDANIEL is listed as being born in Tx. about 1894 and is listed as being a Brakeman for the Railroad. Laurence's wife Irene MCDANIEL is listed as being born in Tx. about 1896. If anyone out there is researching this family, I would be appreciative of any help and would be willing to trade/share what I have. Thank you. C. Londrigan

I am trying to locate a family BALARDO OR BALLARDO; this could possibly be the name of a married sister of the family. All I have to go on is a G.I. who brought home to San Antonio a bride from W.W. II in 1947-48. To which were born three children; two boys and a girl. Roberto (?), Rogelio and Amanda. From what I understand the father's family were land holders in the old Mexico (Guerrero I believe). The parents were divorced in 1956-57. The wife and mother (Ellen) also taught dancing at the Arthur Murray School under the name of Ellen Paige. There were two brothers named BALLAS who worked with her. Any information on how to contact the children or what other avenues I might follow would be much appreciated. You see, I too am Ellen's son. Craig Hagen Reimel

I have been looking for John H. DACUS, son of William DACUS for a long time. I've finally found him in the city directory for San Antonio in 1891 and 1894. I'd like to know what became of his family. Any information would be appreciated. I have a lot of genealogical information to share. Thanks. Phyllis Solter

I would like to compare notes with anyone researching the LAYMAN line. My great uncle, Albert Filmore LAYMAN and his family left their Tennessee home about 1885 and moved to Brown Co., Texas. Albert LAYMAN was born in 1853. Descendants lived in Brown Co., Bexar Co., and Tom Green Co. Sons were Charles and Walter LAYMAN. I have information to exchange. Thanks... Earl R. Layman

I am looking for information on Mrs. G.B. MATTINGER. She is listed in the 1891 City Directory for San Antonio and was living at 1115 Avenue D at that time. I am also interested in information on anybody else with that surname. Angela Hatfield

Looking for info on the Newton A. YOUNG family who moved to Bexar Co. approx. 1875 from Jack Co., Tx. NEWTON's wife was Mary LAUDERDALE and her sister was Amira WYNANT who also was living in San Antonio about 1891. Newton YOUNG was an Accountant and he and Mary had at least one daughter Norinne who married a KROEGER. Would like to have info on any of this family. Sandy Avery

I would like to contact the descendants of the following people: William PIEPER, b. Jan. 4, 1836, died Jan. 30, 1899; wife Mary Marie GEMBLER, b. Nov. 7, 1846, died Dec. 13, 1916; their children Amelia PIEPER b. April 1, 1876, married Henry TORREY; Anna PIEPER b. Mar. 11, 1878, died Jan. 1, 1956 married to Nelson DAWSON. Their children Elva Marie DAWSON, married to Gilbert SPIVAK, they had 2 children; Helen and Randall. The deceased are buried in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Mary Marie GEMBLER is my g-grandmother. This is her second marriage. Any information is appreciated. Thank you. Edna Schievelbei Felps

I am looking for descendants or relatives of Robert Frank TUPA and Lynda FIELDS. I don't know when or where they were married but they had a son, Gilbert Eugene TUPA in San Antonio, Bexar County, born Sept. 4, 1946, possibly more children. I think Robert and Lynda both died in San Antonio. Their son Gilbert married Sharon CRAWFORD and they were living in San Antonio in 1962 and he died in Illinois in 1988. Please help. Rosalie Byrd

My name is JoAnn Ballenger. My husband's name is Edward. He has gogs of folks in Atascosa or use to. His grandpaw was Jacob WEST and Sarah SUGGS. We have been trying to get information on them. Some say Jacob was adopted but I really can't think so he belongs to all those WEST in Stockdale. If any of you folks have some information or can put me in contact with someone there, I would appreciate it for sure. We came down that way and talked with Annabell Royal and she gave us some information and her husband Kenneth died not to long ago. We haven't got to come back . Thanks... JoAnn Ballenger

I have a John OCHSE and a Sarah ARNOLD OCHSE who moved from Kerrville, Tx. to San Antonio I think before the 1880 census. I did some look ups and found John OCHSE listed in the telephone directory as an attorney. I would like to see if possibly he is the same John OCHSE. He married in 1859 to Sarah ARNOLD and he came from Germany. My line is through him but I don't know much about him. Also if you just happen to see info on his wife Sarah. Her father was Daniel ARNOLD. Thanks a whole lot! Nancy

I was searching the Texas Death Index for a relative and came across a name I need some help with. The index lists a Birden William KEITH, died Dec. 6, 1980 in Bexar County, Texas. I had a g-grandfather named William Birden KEITH born Feb. 15, 1841 and died Sept. 20, 1887 in Erath County, Texas. I would really like to know if there is any family connection. The names are too similar for me to think it was just a coincidence. I also have a letter from an uncle that indicates there was a relative that moved to San Antonio about 1925. His name was Steven KEITH. I am unsure of the spelling of the first name, it could also be Stephen. If any one knows any information; it would be greatly appreciated. Jan Keith McClaughry

Seeking information on Charles Wesley LOWERY died Aug. 14, 1966 in Bexar County. Parents were Wiley Wesley and Mary PIPPEN LOWERY. Thanks in advance. Mary Romero

I am seeking information an the family of James Mattison CUDE who lived in San Antonio with his family and died there in the late 1970's. He had a daughter Lois and sons Alton and G.W. CUDE. He remarried and had a son Elton CUDE. Any info appreciated. Judy

My mother Lillian J. KORFF Kelsey and her sister Jeanette Fern KORFF Ohlendorf both graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio. My mother graduated in either 1931 or 1932and her sister graduated in 1932. I think during Mother's Senior year, she was elected as something....been a long time and I am not real sure what, but something like "Most Beautiful" etc... Is there anyone who could go to the library and check yearbooks for these years and copy a picture form it? Barb

I am looking for info on Dr. Clarence WARFIELD, a eye-nose-throat specialist. His wife was Emma Geneva NICKS Warfield. They lived in Laurel Heights in 1920. Family records indicate they were married about 1895, maybe in San Antonio. Dr. WARFIELD was born about 1867. Emma in 1878. As far as I have been able to determine, they had no children. Thanks for any help. Tom Reid

I am looking for George NASH, Gilbert NASH Sr. and Gilbert NASH Jr.. I know that they started out in Illinois and ended up in Texas. I know that both Gilberts were buried in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. Gilbert NASH Jr. was buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in 1978. He was a MSGT in the United States Air Force. If you have any information for this family, please contact me. Thank you. Lesa Nash Starnes

I am looking for any info on any DAUDELIN families in Bexar County. I am doing research on all the DAUDELIN in Canada and USA. Thanks for any help. Micheline Weston

Are any of the SCHERFFIUS families of Bexar County descendants of Henry SCHERFFIUS and Emily BRANARD of Houston? George and Emily were born in Galveston, Texas in the mid 1800's. I am a descendant of Emily BRANARD SCHERFFIUS's brother George A. BRANARD, and I would like to exchange information with you. P. Hensley

Looking for my father Norman Lee OWEN. He was married to Julia Yvonne (Mills) Sauer in 1968 or 1969. He was in the military in San Antonio around that time period. I am his daughter, Deborah Lynn (Owen) Johnson. I don't know here he was born or where he lives. If anyone can find anything at all it would be much appreciated. Deborah Johnson

I am trying to help my sister-in-law, Joyce Merlene Morris Willis discover something about her natural parents. The only thing we know is as follows: born April 2, 1949 in Bexar County; birth given name was DRUCILLA; wasn't adopted until she was about 10 months old; and was told as a child that she was originally with her birth parent or parents. Sandy Hancock

Looking for relatives of Uriel WHITE, married 1st to Lucille WHITE, born 1896 in Texas, died 1976 in San Antonio then married 2nd Bertha PARKER. Children in second marriage were Albert, Howard and Dorthy WHITE. Bertha PARKER met Uriel in Los Angeles about 1921 (California 1920 census). I know Bertha had daughter Dorothy by William Arellanes in 1918 in El Centro California. Howard and Albert both had delayed birth certificates (1943) naming Uriel as father, but I found Bertha and Uriel's divorce in San Antonio, Bexar County in 1930 and no children were named. My father was Albert. Hope this helps. Appreciate any help. Larry White

Juana de Dios URRUTIA was baptized on July 25, 1709 at Santiago Aspotol Church in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico. Her parents were Captain Joseph de URRUTIA and Rosa FLORES Y VALDEZ. Juana's first marriage was to Ignacio Gonzales INCLAN. Her second marriage was to Pedro Mariano de O'CON Y TRILLO on May 1, 1746 in San Fernando de Bejar. I am searching for information on Ignacio Gonzales YNCLAN. Ignacio and Juana had a son, Pedro Alcantar Gonzalez YNCLAN URRUTIA who married Maria Josefa Sandoval SAENZ on August 17, 1774 at San Jose Church in Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Appreciate any help. JVolcan

I am seeking information on Ollie MOFFITT, born ca. 1891, Corsicana, Texas who may have been the father of Roland MOFFITT, born 1934, Bexar Co., Tx. (Maria GUAJARDO, mother according to Texas Birth Records Index). Ollie lived in San Antonio approx. 1928-1935. He was the son of Albert Sidney MOFFITT (my g-grandfather), born 1862, Henderson Co., TN. who died in San Antonio on November 16, 1933. Ollie MOFFITT's aunt was Susan Amanda MOFFITT, born 1847, TN, widow of Joseph E. BARNHILL, who lived in San Antonio from about 1908 to 1920. Would appreciate any additional information on the MOFFITTS and the BARNHILLS of San Antonio. Mike Moffitt

I am trying to locate a Catholic Organization. Around 1951, there was a home by the name of Heavenly Haven (or New Haven...something along those lines) Home for Unwed Mothers in San Antonio or around Central Bexar County. It was run by Catholic nuns. From what I understand, it was either under that name or the locals knew it by that name. Also, some of those who came from there said that it was affiliated with a specific church (name unknown) and that the nuns had numerous orphans to take care of that they formed this home. I am told that it closed down a couple of years after 1951. I cannot locate any information on this home. I desperately need it. My mother was adopted and was told she came from there. Any information would be appreciated.. Thank you. Lisa Truesdale

I am looking for information on a Van Harley DILLARD who lived in San Antonio during the years 1934 and 1940 and probably longer than that. Thanks for any help. Norm Shreffler

My grandfather, Warren SHUMAKER, lived and married in San Antonio in the early 1920s and possibly a year or two before. My father, Donald Harold SHUMAKER, was born in San Antonio on November 28, 1921. His mother's name was Julia (last name unknown). Any help to learn my grandmother's last name is appreciated. Pat Vader

Looking for any information on my great-aunt Kate MURRAY SHIPMAN and her husband Judge SHIPMAN. They lived in Del Rio after he retired from being a Judge in San Antonio in the early 1900's. When they lived in San Antonio, they lived on acreage on Bandera Road. Thanks for any help. Janet Yancey

Louis NEUHEISEL and his wife Evalyn, both were born 1880 in Wisconsin and moved to Bexar County in 1923/24 from Marquette County, Wisconsin. Louis and Evalyn had two daughters: Dorothy born 1908 and Cecelia born 1915. What happened to this family? When and where did Louis and Evalyn die? Did their daughters marry? Whom and when? Any information or suggestions for further research are welcome. Thanks.. Tom McCarthy

My wife, Dolores Y. Garcia, is trying to find her uncle who lived in or around San Antonio. His name was Florencio GARCIA. His nickname was Pinky. He had a son name either Robert or Rudy. Anyone with any information on this family, please contact me. Thanks... Johnie Lively

This is an update on my original query posting on ENGELS, - Volume 20 posted in June, 1999. I would like information on two brothers. Franz ENGELS born May 2, 1908 in Arienforf, Rheinland, Germany and Mathias ENGELS born April 29, 1907 in Hoenningen, Rheinland, Germany. They emigrated to Texas separately sometime between 1925 and 1930. First to emigrate was Mathias and then two or three years later came his brother Franz. My g-grandmother, Anna Maria SAHS, BUECHNER, DOEPPENSCHMIDT of New Braunfels, sponsored both brothers. According to each brother's Social Security application form, their parents were Kaspar ENGELS and Anna Maria SAHS. My g-grandmother, Anna Maria SAHS is old enough to be the brother's grandmother and she and my g-grandfather Wilhelm BUECHNER had been living in Texas since 1881. The brothers called g-grandmother, Aunt. Also, one more strange twist is that the mother of my g-grandmother is Elisabeth ENGELS. So, I don't know at this time that they are related. The SS forms shows the two brothers lived and worked in San Antonio. My father said that in 1935, Mathias was working for the Pearl Brewing Company and he attended my parent's wedding. Franz, according to my father, married Rose PANTUSA of San Antonio. Franz and Mathias also were skilled iron workers, schooled in Germany. I believe at one time, they worked at Alamo Iron Works. Together they built the ornamental iron art work that was displayed in the lobby of the Majestic Theater in downtown San Antonio. Seeing the display as a boy, I remembered it to be huge in size. I would appreciate any information on Franz and Mathias ENGELS. Charles Buchner

I would like any information on Andrew Robert SHEPHERD. Born ? Died about 1901 in San Antonio. He may have owned a shoe store across from the Alamo. I have some details on his son Andrew Neville SHEPHERD (1896-1974). Thank you. Robert Rogers

I am searching for any information on William J. JOUVET. According to the 1891 City Directory for San Antonio, he was a driver of engine Fire Company #2 and he resided at 17 Avenue C. Please e-mail me.........Michelle Akin

Looking for any information on Robert Eldon BRUCE, born 1891, lived in San Antonio late 1920s. Had a son Robert Bruce Jr. , born ca. 1931 and a daughter for whom I have no given name, born about 1928. Seek further info on this family. C. Garafola

Looking for information on my grandfather, Louis (NMI) MENTGEN who died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas on January 4, 1917. Thanks. Glen Mentgen

I am looking for information about three sisters--Clara, Meta and Mary HOTOPP, daughters of Carl & Ida Schmidt HOTOPP of Gillespie County, Texas. I know these women were born in Gillespie County but lived their adult lives in San Antonio, Texas. I do not know the married name of any of these women. These women were my grandmother's sisters. Please any info appreciated. Faye Herbort

I am searching the BEIGEL surname. George BEIGEL resided in San Antonio from about 1855 until his death in 1874. His family continued to reside here until his grandson's death in 1986. If anyone has information on the Beigel name (also spelled Beigle) please contact me. Alicia Beigel Pais

I am looking for information on COKERs' living in or around San Antonio about 1880 to 1890. Family records and verbal stories indicate that Theodosia Hodges COKER, born 1859 was buried there in June of 1887. She was married to George Washington COKER and had 4 children: James Harvey, William Ed, Thornberry Alvin and Annie Josephine. Any help is appreciated. Thank you. Marilyn Coker Baker

Looking for a listing of the men of Troop M304 Calvary from Camp Stanley in San Antonio, Texas in July of 1918. Is there a published list for all of the Companies of 304? Thanks for any information you can give. Karen Reeese

I am researching Jessie Cleve YARBROUGH (1885-1975) and Pearl DAVIS (1887-1970). Pearl was born in the Oklahoma Indian Territories and is buried in San Antonio, Bexar County in the Mission Bell (?) Cemetery. Any information on Pearl's parents or siblings would be appreciated. Jim Yarbrough

I am seeking information on the family of W. W. MERCHANT, who was a resident of San Antonio, Bexar County in July 1929 and his wife who was the daughter of Mathias HEENAN, a resident of Houston at the date of his death on July 24, 1929. Would like to share family histories of HEENAN and FORSYTH families. I am a descendant of David FORSYTH, the brother of Isabella FORSTYTH HEENAN. Thank you. John Gill

My grandfather's name is Jose Arturo LEAL, born 1923 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. His father's name was Francisco LEAL, born between 1895 and 1901. His mother's name was Juana MALDONADO. Apparently a Caddo Indian. Stories that have been passed down are that we have a royal lineage and that we were Spainards. So what I am trying to find, is information from 1820 until 1923 to find a connection somewhere. Jose Antonio LEAL has always been brought up in our family genealogy talks as being the one who came here originally. But I don't know if he was Francisco's father. So I am hoping to find a tree that may have the link. Thanks ... Art Leal

Looking for a Laney (nee) Sellers born Aug. 23, 1949 in San Antonio. She was daughter of James Edwin SELLERS born 3-13-1912, died 6-4-1967 and Mary Kathryn JOHNSTON, died 1979. Any help would be appreciated. TxGirl2

I have been looking for two names in Bexar County. Ruby MARSHALL was listed in the 1931, 1932 and 1933 San Antonio phone directory as a domestic. On Sept. 1, 1934, she gave birth to a son and named him Johnie Lewis Kenneth MARSHALL. She was unmarried and I am not sure how long she stayed in San Antonio after that. Eventually she traveled with her son to Lubbock, Texas in 1941 where she placed him up for private adoption. After that, she disappeared perhaps she went back in the early 1940s to San Antonio. Anyway, in order to find any other information on either one of them, and since I reside in Massachusettes how would I go about getting a listing of the churches and hospitals of the early 1930s. Is there anyone working on the 1934 birth records? If I can get her address from the phone directory, that would give me a better indication of what churches were around her. Cindy Constantino

I would like to correspond with anyone interested in the family of Thomas E. MOOTY, born 1844 in Ireland; died 1906 in San Antonio. His widow was Abrana DESOTA MOOTY, remained in San Antonio until her death in 1929. The family of eight children remained in San Antonio. Please contact me .....Thank you. D. J. Peirce

I am looking for information in regarding: Robert HAY (1889-1976) and his wife Irma LIERHEIMER HAY (1893-1975) both died in San Antonio. They also had a daughter named Dorothy HAY who married a GOLDSTEIN. My grandfather was a first cousin to Irma LIERHEIMER. Any help much appreciated...... Mark Abing

I am looking for any kind of info on William DOWNS or his family. The last address we have is in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of the late Tom DOWNS of In.. Thanks... Clara Downs

Trying to make contact with members of the Anna SCHMIDT family that lived in San Antonio from the early 1900's. Anna SCHMIDT's maiden name was ADAMS and she was from Venango County, Pennsylvania. She was a full sister to my grandmother Adaline ADAMS SCHWAB/SWAB of Hope, Ark. Anna SCHMIDT had a son named Elmer and a daughter named Elsie. If anybody knows of this family and can get work to them, I would appreciate your assistance. Thanks David Tucker

I am looking for any information a George McKEE, he lived in San Antonio, Texas as late as December of 1973. I feel certain that he was a cousin to my grandmother. Anyone that has any info, please contact me... Thanks.. Angie Shoot

I am looking for any information about the DOUGLAS family of William Lewis DOUGLAS & Margaret Agnes O'Dwyer. Their children were Rhoda Marie, William Augustus and Robert James. Margaret lived in San Antonio most of her life and died there in 1963. Her son, William Augustus was the Assistant Postmaster of the City and he died in 1995. William Lewis DOUGLAS's father was William Malcolm DOUGLAS and he may have been born in San Antonio but we have no record. Margaret O'DWYER's mother was Laura Jacine JOHNSON. Laura died in San Antonio in 1937. She was married to Patrick O'DWYER of Dallas. Thank you for any help with these people. Bob Douglas

I am searching for Shirley Ruth WAICULONIS or any of her relatives. She was born in Bexar County on April 5, 1963. I am doing research on this Lithuanian surname. Thanks for any help. Robert E. Whychell

I am looking for a possible lead to Lupe GARCIA. Her parents are Refugio & Aurora GARCIA of San Antonio. She was attending high school in San Antonio in 1956. Does anyone know this person? She would be about 59 years old now. Thanks... Lawrence Gee

Does anyone have information on Ruth Vanmeter COOMBE? She was born ca. 1886 in either Burleson or Caldwell County, Texas. I believe she was living in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas from 1920s (or earlier) until at least early 1940s. Husband's name was William E. COOMBE. Thanks... Pauline Reynolds

I am seeking information on McDADE and ALLIED families of Bexar County, Texas. Thanks for any help. Mary Thoeni

Am looking for information on Milton Key ANDREWS, born 1878 in PA., died Sept. 27, 1946, buried at Mission Park South. Married Hallie A. TEMPLE, 1899. In 1890 census lived at 101 Omaha St. in San Antonio City Directory. Father may be Robert W. ANDREWS listed in 1890 City Directory as a Passenger Agent for San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway. Thanks for any help. Lynn Andrews

There is a book in the San Antonio area that has the names of past trial herd cowboys. My gggrandfather, John W. CATCHINGS was listed. I believe he signed his name to the book along with others. Supposedly, all the cowboys with the different trail herds were to have signed this book. I do not know the name of the book or where it is now. I remember being told that the book was located on the Riverwalk at one time (in a bar?). My parents and other relative have seen it, but it has been moved and no one knows where. I would like to find where this book is and its title. I would also like the opportunity to see the book and possibly copy a part of it. Thanks for any help.... Lynn

I am trying to find a Grace HARDING who may have been from either San Antonio or Brownwood. I believe that she may have been living in Los Angeles, Ca. in 1946 or 1947 when her daughter, Connie Ruth was born. Any info would be so helpful. Thank you..... Kathy Edwards

KENINGHAM, Abe or Aldo, and siblings Grace, Alice, and Sophia LEVSON or LAWSON. I would like to contact their descendants. They were listed on the 1900 census for Bexar County, San Antonio, Tx. My name is Julie Kemper and my mothers's maiden name was KININGHAM. Thanks for any help. Julie Kemper

I am very anxious to correspond with any member of the Thomas Patrick WALKER family. I believe Mr. WALKER passed away on July 2, 1966. I believe he was from Bexar County. Thanks for any assistance. .... Jack

Looking for William (Will) NICHOLS, born March 21, 1878 to the parents of James Marion NICHOLS and Mary MARSHALL. Will's parents were on the Burnet County, Tx. census in 1880 then in 1900 and after lived in Leon County, Tx.. Will NICHOLS married a woman by the name of Lottie. No maiden name known. They adopted a daughter and had twin boys. One of the boys might have been called Marty. Will and Lottie NICHOLS lived either in San Antonio or in the area. Lottie died first and then Will is said to have died late 1930s or early 1940s and buried in San Antonio, Texas. He was related to the William ROWLAND NICHOLS line that was one of the early families to settle in Kerr County, Texas. Would appreciate any information on NICHOLS families in Bexar County, Texas in the early 1900s.... Billie Nichols-Bennett

I am searching my family surname of DICKENS. My father William B. DICKENS was born in San Antonio. His father was William B. DICKENS who married Ruby (last name unknown). I would like to find any records possible: births, marriage, etc... Would appreciate any help. Donna Dickens

Jesus CARMONA was born (we believe) May 4, 1896 somewhere in Mexico. He died Sept. 6, 1976 in San Antonio. Jesus was in World War I. His last known place of residence was 2734 Dauchy Road in San Antonio, Texas. Jesus grew up in Tildon, Texas. His children were Gilbert, Meliton, Juan, Pablo, Jesus Jr., Hilario, Guadalupe (who married a Fernandez), Santos (she married a Shuler), Oralia (married a Flores), Rose Ann (married a Gonzalez), and Adalirada (married a Ramirez). I do not know who Jesus CARMONA married; we have no name or date. I hope someone can help. Thanks..... Beth Ivie-Allen

I am looking for any information on May TALLANT. Died Oct. 1977. Last residence was zip 78208 in San Antonio. Where did she die? Where might her children be? Thank you for any help you can give. M. Chambers

I am doing research on a World War II G.I. that was from San Antonio. His name was 1st Lt. Edward (nmni) MARTINEZ. His address before 1944 was 126 N. Frio St. with his wife Emma or Ella C. MARTINEZ. He was flying on B-24's that were painted all black and flew top secret missions at night over Europe. My great-uncle was on his crew until the night of March 3rd or 4th , 1944, when they were shot down over France. They were MIA until 1996 when a man from France found that they had been shot down onto a farm and killed that night. In 1998, they put up a monument to the crew with all their names on it. There were 8 crew members that night. We have found relatives of 5. WAGNER is another one we would still like to find. Can someone help us with some information? Brian Watts

I am looking for any information regarding a Leo & Nora (aka Tiny) JONES who it seems both died in Dec. of 1968. The last known address for Leo was Bexar County, Texas and for Nora it was El Paso, Texas (zip 79915). Leo was born in 1894 and Nora in 1897 in Missouri. Nora's maiden name was POOR. Any info would really be appreciated. Betty Botts