Gillespie County Surnames
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From Gillespie County:
ALTHAUS Generations 1 - 10 | ALTHAUS Generations 11 - 12 |
ALTHAUSGeneration 13 | ALTHAUS Generations 14 -15 |
GARDNER | ICKE | KLAERNER | KLINKSIEK | PETMECKY |
ROEDER | WAHRMUND | WENDEL |
Also Comal and Guadalupe Counties: HELL | KOEPP | MAGNUS |
NEFF | ROEMISCH | SASSMANSHAUSEN | SCHIEVELBEIN |
SEILER | VOLKMANN | WAHL | WESCH | WETZ | YOUNG |
My German Ancestors website
CHAVEZ - ROSALES - HERNANDEZ - GARCIA - GALLEGOS
Michele Chavez <email@example.com>
CRENWELGE - BAUMANN - STAHL - HOHMANN - DIETZEL
METZGER - LEYENDECKER - KENSING - BREHMEYER - REEH
Siegmund - Baumann and their German ancestors.
I also be interested in Edwards with central Texas connections
especially Burleson, Williamson are.
DANZ - JACOBY - LINDIG - CAULEY
Linda Hancock Daugherty at firstname.lastname@example.org
DOELL - SCHAPER - HOHENBERGER - ECKERT -
HAHN - ANSCHUTZ
Susan Doell <email@example.com>
Jacob Felps settled in Blanco County in the 1850's. Now there are
Felps all over the Hill Country , going back east to N.C. & TN.
edna felps <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am Robert Feuge and I am researching Christoph Feuge (aka
Feige) who came to FBG in 1846. He is my great, great grandfather. I
live in Arizona but I will in FBG in early November to research his
land holdings. I know he had town lot 316 and I know where that is
located but I do not know where his outlying land was located nor
when he claimed that land. He died in 1853 so his claim has to be
between 1846 and July 1853. Please put me on your list of
researchers. thanks Robert L Feuge, PhD
Robert Feuge <email@example.com>
George - Solomon - Lott - Garrett
KIRKLAND - WARD - WOOD
My GGGF William D. George, GGGM Henrietta (Solomon)
George, GGGF Richard Garrett and GGGM Zilpha (Lott)
Garrett are buried in or near Willow City.
I have information on these lines and am happy to
I would like to know where these people are buried.
Any information appreciated.
david george <firstname.lastname@example.org>
HARDIN/HARDING - HART - WATSON - VASS
I am researching HARDIN/HARDING from Tn in 1825.
HART and WATSON from Ky. abt 1820.
VASS fom Ky abt.1880, and PALMER from Ms.and Tx abt.1870.
Dianne Hardin in Ca.
I only have one guy who was in Gillespie County. Charles HUMAN was
brother of my 2nd great grandmother and born about 1817 in Roane
or Morgan County TN. Along about 1836/37 he went to Texas.
By the 1860 census, he had settled in Gillespie County.
The 1860 census lists Charles HUMAN, a 42 year old farmer born
in Tennessee. He has real estate valued at $200,
personal property valued at $250 and is living alone.
Data from the Texas General Land Office, Abstracts of all original Texas
Land Titles comprising Grants and Locations indicates that
"Chas. HUMAN" received a land grant of 160 acres in Bexar District,
Gillespie County, certificate # 116. At this time I do not know exactly
when the grant was issued but the Patent was dated 15 May 1867.
Generally a person had to live on the land for three years and make
some improvements after the certificate and before the Patent was issued.
This grant was a "Third Class Headright Grant" issued to persons who
arrived in Texas between 1 Oct 1837 and 1 Jan 1840, so he was
definitely a citizen of the Republic of Texas.
The 1870 census for the Perdenales Settlement in Gillespie County lists
Charles HUMAN, a 52 year old man living with Espar DANZ and family.
No occupation, place of birth or real estate value are listed but it is
indicated that the value of his personal estate is $200.
I guess he must have died before the 1880 census was enumerated, since I
haven't found him on any census for that year. I sure would like to know
more about this guy - like what happened to the land he was granted,
was he ever married and when he died.
ernest hurst <email@example.com>
KRUSE - DIEGMANN
Johann Heinrich Kruse [Henry] born Nov. 11, 1821 in Heuthen, Prussia
Germany and married Feb. 8, 1847 in Heuthen, Prussia Germany to Maria
Franziska Diegmann. She was born April 15, 1823 in Heuthen, Prussia
Germany. His parents were Johannes Kruse and Dorothey Hey. Franziska's
parents were Johannis Diegmann and Katharina Wilhelm.
I have the children also incase you need more data. I have this line
back to 1600s in Heuthen, Germany. They records were in the Catholic
church there. We have had several cousin visit Heuthen and stay in the
home of the Kruse family who still live there. The website is
http://www.eichsfeld-net.de/heuthen/ . It is a nice little town about
ten miles behind the old iron curtain and in the East German section of
Germany. A Kruse cousin has this site. I don't know if you want to use
it as a connection or not. It might be good for the Gillespie County
site since more of the Kruse family stayed there.
LEINNEWEBER - McDONALD - BANTA - PURSLEY -
COLBATH - WALDROP
Terri Leinneweber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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LINDIG - IMMEL - KNOPP - HAUN - KALLENBERG -
PETSCH - WEBER - JANNICH
I am looking for descendants of Heinrich and Johanna Lindig of Stonewall, Tx.
The first generation descendants name include Immel, Knopp, Haun, and Kallenberg.
I am also researching descendants of Johann Joseph Knopp of Grapetown, Tx.
First generation descendants names include Knopp, Petsch and Weber, and Jannich.
Kay Huffman <email@example.com>
LOEFFLER - ZIZELMANN - SCHLOTTERBECK -
NEFFENDORF - DIETZ -
STALP - ROTH
Johan Martin Loeffler, b. 25 Dec 1818 in Cleebronne, Wurttemberg,
Germany d. 24 Jan 1891 in Fredericksburg.
Married first: Johanna Christianna Zizelmann in 1844 in Germany.
She died 1856 in Texas.
She was a sister to Phillip Frederick Zizelmann,
the early day Lutheran pastor who started several churches in the area
and later moved to Scranton, PA. Pastor Zizelmann married
Christiana Schlotterbeck in Fredericksburg in 1855.
Johan and Christianna Zizelmann had six children,
three of whom died in infancy.
My great grandfather was Paul Friedrich Loeffler, b. 1847 in Germany,
d. 1917 in Mason who married Mina Neffendorf, daughter of
Jacob Neffendorf and Katherina Margaretha Dietz, in 1870
Johan Martin Loeffler later married Juliane Jung Stalp,
widow of Heinrich Stalp in Fredericksburg in 1859
and had two more children.
Jacob Neffendorf, b. 1822 in Rettert, Nassau, Germany
d. 10 May 1910 in Fredericksburg
Katherina Margaretha Dietz, b. 1 March 1830
Hessia, Germany d. 7 May 1904 in Fredericksburg
Jacob and Katherina had 8 children, my great
grandmother Mina was the second child.
Katherina Dietz was the daughter of Johann Heinrich Dietz, b 1800 in
Obbornhoffen, d. 1891 in Fredericksburg and Anna Roth, b. 1799 and
Obbornhoffen and d. 1857 in Fredericksburg. They had five children,
four of whom came to Gillespie County and raised large families.
Would like to compare and exchange info with any descendant
of those listed above.
charles loeffler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
LUCKINBACH - ENGEL - RUEBSAMEN - ERNST - SCHMIDT
Carl A Luckenbach <email@example.com>
Nixon - Strackbein - Peter - Faught
Gaylon L Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MARTINEZ - MENCHACA FAMILIES
EDIBERTO GARZA <EGARZA@donnaisd.net>
NOVIAN - FRANTZEN - SCHUMANN - SCHUPP - HEINEMANN -
JUNG - SPILNER - BELL - SMITH - BROWN -
HENCY - MASON - ARMSTRONG - SPORNHAUER
William "Bill" Atherton <email@example.com>
Reichenau - Moldenhauer - Otte - Kruse
NICHOLS - DANIELL -McDONALD
son of William Roland Nichols and Meeky Day.
Samantha Catherine McDONALD b.1888 Gillespie Co., TX;
daughter of Benjamin Franklin (Bennie) McDonald
and Elizabeth Cordelia (Lizzie) Taylor.
The Daniell is James Wilson Nichols's wife's maiden name.
Billie Nichols Bennett
Rabke, August 1871
Sagebiel, Ottmers Dechert
Dorothy Sagebiel, daughter of Theo & Katie,
Granddaughter of Willie & Clara
D Sagebiel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Schmidt - Kensing - Schoenewolf - Kunz - Baumann -
Moritz, Blank - Hatscher - Kruse - Loth - Weber -
Woerner - Moehle - Meurer.
Jeni Hotmail <email@example.com>
SCHMIDT - SHORT - SMITH
I am researching Alfred Short, James Franklin Smith
and Mathias Schmidt
Gail Meacham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
DANZ - WALKER
I am researching these surnames.
Any and all information is greatly appreciated.
SELLERS & SAGESER
Hello all: I am still researching the SELLERS & SAGESER families
of Gillespie County and their allied families. Still looking for someone
that knows the link between these SELLERS and the SELLERS
of Coryell Co., TX.
Lynda Green JAG <email@example.com>
SOLOMON - FAIRCHILD - STRICKLIN - MCDONALD -
TAYLOR - GIDDINGS.
I am also interested in Willow City and Solomon Mountain.
Deanna O Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Deanna and Tommy Solomon
STOLLE - SCHOENBECK
. I am researching Heinrich Stolle and his wife Fredericka Schoenbeck.
They immigrated to Fredericksburg in the 1880s and
I have found them in the census through 1910.
WESTFALL - CAULEY - SMITH
Lewis Westfall at Lewis <email@example.com>
I am working on WESTFALL also
I am researching Stephen Wiley and his family.
He is buried at the Willow City Cemetery.
Mary Smithey <firstname.lastname@example.org>