April 09 newsletter by CedricFebis


									   Washington County Genealogical Society
                         Newsletter No. 4, Aprl 6, 2009
                        2211 South Day Street, Suite 105
                            Brenham, Texas 77833

                                          April Meeting Apri 6, 2009
                                    7:oo pm—Blinn College Student Center
Members Dan Louis, Marjorie Draehn and Doris Rosenbaum will share their discoveries as they continue their
family research. You won’t believe Marjorie’s story. Make plans to attend and bring a friend.

   Wonderful rain finally. Our year is quickly coming to a close. We have accomplished the republishing of
   the Pennington book in “limp” fashion and it look great. Now we need to sell, sell, sell. Some fun events
   coming up in Austin and Brenham’s annual Maifest is being planned as we speak. for weekend of May 9
   so mark your calendars. I am on the library board and we are looking at establishing a German lan-
   guage section as each year we get a number of books written in German donated to the library. We are
   also looking to expand the genealogical section with more family histories so if you are writing one, don’t
   forget to give one to the library for posterity!! See you Monday the 6th of April…..Mary

                               QUERIES                   March was also a slow month for genealogists!!

 Phillip H. Hunter’s wife Louise, b. Oct 1852/1853
I am looking for info about my great grandparents, Phillip H. Hunter, b. Oct 1850/52 in Florida and his wife, Louise, b. Oct 1852/53
in Alabama during slave times. Louise remarried Travis R. Wells in 1905 in Washington Coounty and perhaps died there. Looking
for her maiden name and where burried. She and Phillip lived in Bastrop, Texas in 1870, then moved to Webberville, Travis County
and/or Manor County? They had twelve children:
1. Sarah Hunter Green        7. Alice Hunter Williams
2. Queen Hunter Meeks          8. Hattie Jane Hunter Wells
3. Tomye Hunter             9. George Hunter
4. Mollie Hunter Wells       10. Blake Hunter
5. Dora Hunter            11. Matthew Hunter
6. Angelina (Angie)         12. ?
Hattie Jane Hunter Wells is my grandmother. Have any family members written a genealogy history? Would like to meet these rela-
tives from the Hunter side. My sister Ruby Rhae remembers meeting Blake Hunter when she was a child.
You may contact me at 15881 McCraven School Road, Washington, Texas, 77880, 936-878-2218 or 936-419-9447. Author: Willie
Dailey Date: 22 March 2009
Clement Rainey (Original post 2004)
I have information about Clement Raney/Rainey. Contact me if still interested. Author: Castlepark Date: 24 Mar 2009

 Re: Louis Henry Pondruff
Hello! My father's grandparents were also William Pontruff and Anna Klaus Pontruff. Would love to find out more about your side
of the family and share information on ours! You can contact me at beth.rothermel@gmail.com Date: 17 Mar 2009
Koerth Family (Original post 2003)
Surnames: Koerth, Ullrich, Albrecht, Sturm, Loewe, Boelter, Sommerfeld, Roesler, Pawlofski
Keylich Family
Hello, Im trying to put together my family tree and Id like to see if this information is connected with my family. The Fedor Keylich
that you have mentioned, i show in my records that he married Elsie (no last name). Im showing only 1 sibling for Fedor, Annie. I
believe Fedors parents were Oskar and Annie. If any of this information matches yours, could you please let me know. I need to
know if my great grandmother's last name was Koerth. Thank you so much. Kind Regards, Jeannie Author: jeannie121877 Date:
13 Mar 2009

Re: Keylich Family
elsie was a Korth
anna's death record lists father as Kunze
copy paste this ok. let me know if i can help. Author: mrsduncan2007 Date: 14 Mar 2009

Rast and Schunick or Schanick
am trying to locate a Jon C. Rast that posts to this message board or anyone knowing something about the Rast/Schunick families
from Austin, Fayette or Washington County. Author: pierga Date: 9 Nar 2009

              Condolences to the family of Annie Belle Schwartz, honorary member of WCGS….

                                                Save The Date!
Germans in Texas Walking Tour – April 11
The Texas State History Museum is partnering with GTHS to present a special walking tour on Saturday, April 11 from
10:00 am to 12:30 pm. This is associated with their "Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island"
exhibit. The tour, led by experienced guide Howie Richey, begins at the museum and visits various German sites in
downtown Austin. It culminates at the German Free School with a talk on German immigrant life in the late 1800s and a
small reception. Cost: GTHS and museum members – free; non-members - $5.00. The tour size is limited. Call 936-4649
to reserve a spot.

Maifest in Austin – Saturday, April 25
Come celebrate Spring at this year's Maifest, held on Saturday, April 25, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The German-Texan
Heritage Society sponsors this fun day of German culture in the gardens of the German Free School in downtown Aus-
tin. Enjoy delicious German food and beer while listening to traditional music performed by Shirley Johnson, Joe Klaus,
the Austin Saengerrunde, and others. Activities include folk dancing by the Austin Waldorf School German students, a
marionette show, silent auction, German book sale and special activities for children. The wrapping of the Maypole takes
place at 1:00 pm. Please join us and bring your friends and family.

       Texas Hill Country Trail Region in association with the Texas Historical Commission presents
                                    A Cemetery Preservation Workshop
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9-3 Y.O. Ranch Resort Hotel & Conference Center, 2033 Sidney Baker, Kerr-
ville, Texas (Hwy 16, two blocks from IH10 830-257-4440        (Call for special room rate & spend the night)

            $15 (includes lunch) To receive your registration form,                                   I have been to the YO—-it is
    Email your name & address to ~ hctrail@fbgtx.org Or call ~ 830-739-1362                           beautiful….we need to get a
                                                                                                      group to go
You know you are a Genealogy addict when....
.... You brake for libraries..... You hyperventilate at the sight of an old cemetery.

.... You would rather browse in a cemetery than a shopping mall…...... You would rather read cen-
sus schedules than a good book.

.... You are more interested in what happened in 1699 than in 1999…....... Eenrum, Baflo and Gron-
ingen are household names, but you can't remember what to call the dog.

.... You store your clothes under the bed (or wear the same two outfits to save space), because
your closet is full of books and papers.

.... All your correspondence begins with "Dear Cousin".

.... You have traced every one of your ancestral lines back to Adam and Eve, you have it docu-
mented and still don't want to quit.

.... Your most important social life is meeting people who you run into while searching a family

Isn't it the truth!!!

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