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1 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Oliver, James Boyd (I8190)
2 Adolph did not marry. Opiela, Adolph (I3406)
3 After the death of their parents, the Meyer children moved to Miles, Texas where they leased farm land (Oct. 2, 1916). Meyer, August (I2053)
4 Albert was killed as a child by an ice wagon. Barth, Albert (I3279)
5 Also at  Source (S1005)
6 Also found at Rhodes Funeral Home Source (S887)
7 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Kerr, Angela Dee (I542)
8 August did not marry. Meyer, August Frederick (I4603)
9 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Margheim, Clarence Jake (I7388)
10 Baptism attended by Wendel Voigt and family. Source (S922)
11 Before moving to Miles, Texas, the Finck family was from the La Grange, Texas area.

OBITUARY: Mrs. Marie Caroline Straach Succumbs - Mrs. Marie Caroline Straach 86, wife of Fritz Straach, died Friday, July 3, at 9 p. m. at the Shannon Hospital in San Angelo, following an operation. She had been ill about two months preceding her death. Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the residence of Mrs. Henry Stock, a daughter, in Miles, and at the Trinity Lutheran Church here, with the Rev. G. E. Perry, pastor of the church, officiating, Assisting ministers were the Rev. F. W. Henkel, Lutheran minister of Sweetwater, Texas, her former pastor, and the Rev. J. L. Wallace, pastor of the Miles Baptist Church. Burial was in the Miles Cemetery, and the Lacy Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Straach was a native of Texas, and a Runnels County resident since 1909. She was born on July 27, 1869, at Haw Creek, near Fayetteville, in Fayette County, Texas. She was married to Fritz Straach on January 19, 1893, to which union one son and two daughters were born. Mrs. Straach grew up in the Methodist Church, and joined the Lutheran Church here in 1922, with her husband. Survivors include her husband, Fritz Straach, a son, Herbert Straach, of San Angelo, Texas, and a daughter, Lydia, now Mrs. Henry Stock, of Miles. One daughter, Mrs. Hilda Hennig preceded her in death in the year 1919. There are five grandchildren, Miss Vera Hennig, Elmer Hennig, Herbert Straach, Jr., Ida Lou Straach, and Imogene Stock. Surviving Mrs. Straach are also her four brothers, Henry Finck of Houston, Texas, Willie and Arthur Finck of Haw Creek, in Fayette County Texas, and John Finck of Miles, and a sister, Mrs. Adele Henrick of Castell, Llano County, Texas. A Sister, Mrs. Willie Raeke, of Industry, Texas, died in 1908. A large number of other relatives and friends also survive. Among others here for the funeral were Willie and Arthur Finck, Mrs. Adele Henrick, Edwin Raeke of Industry, Texas, and A. R. Eckermann and family of San Antonio, Texas. 
Finck, Mary Caroline (I1613)
12 Ben did not marry. Meyer, Ben Franklin (I4602)
13 Betty never married and spent her life taking care of her older sister Mary. Lechalk, Elizabeth "Betty" (I3258)
14 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Ibrom, Catherine Helen (I150)
15 BIOGRAPHY: As a child Hugo assisted his family with their crops, picking cotton, etc. The family could pick a bale of cotton every other day, a total of approximately 1500 pounds. He and his father did some carpenter work togehter, and Hugo thought of himself as a "jack of all Trades" because he learned to do so many things as a child which he continued to do as an adult. Hugo and his wife Bernice made their home in the Schoenau area in Texas. Hugo Eckermann tells this story, "I was confirmed in 1912 in the Industry Methodist Church by the Reverend Jacob Ott, attended school in Schoenau where my teachers were Mamie Banks and John Ahlhorn. I was born on the farm now owned by Lanard Luetge, but moved farther down toward the Mill Creek with my family later. During July and August we cooked molasses for people in the community. They would bring sorghum, sugar cane, or ribbon cane to have syrup made. Usually they paid for the job by giving part of the finished product, which we then sold to those who came to buy." Mr. Eckermann remembers getting about 45 or 50 cents per gallon for the syrup, and he recalls cooking for as little as five and one-half cents per gallon.
"As a carpenter I received 15 cents per hour for the first house I assisted in building. That was in 1917 when hand saws, hammer, etc. were all handled and worked manually, with all lumber being put into place piece by piece and held until nailed. The first house I contracted to do with the assistance of members of the family was the Kautz house after their home burned in 1925. This house now stands in Industry where it was moved when Ella Kautz came to Industry to live. For this house I received 35 cents an hour. Thirty years later I built my last house which is the one on Highway 159 in which Robert and Hattie Lindemann lived." The house was later owned by Dennis Geistmann. [Luetge, SCISSORTAILS STILL RETURN TO SCHOENAU, p. 18] 
Eckermann, Hugo Richard (I2339)
16 BIOGRAPHY: Ben met Marie while he was in the military stationed in West Germany. Ben had been married once before before entering the military. Winkler, Benedict Albert "Ben" (I581)
17 BIOGRAPHY: Benito was a cartman in the 1850's and met his future wife while transporting the Opiela family from Indianola to panna Maria. Benito Lopez receieved a land grant from the state of Texas as a citizen of the Republic of Texas prior to his marriage to Carolina. He was in business in San Antonio in the 1860's, and later in Floresville. He had a pawn shop and general store which had merchandise ranging from a can of sardines to ladies' boots from Italy. He was the owner of the first two story brick building in Floresville. Lopez, Benito (I896)
18 BIOGRAPHY: Bernice tells her story, "I was confirmed in Industry Methodist Church at the age of thirteen. I attended the Industry School where my teachers were Gertrude Niebuhr, Sally Fordtran, O'Reed Fordtran, and R.W. Jackson. The school then had ten grades and I graduated there. I have always enjoyed sewing and quilting. I began sewing at the age of eleven and have no idea how many quilts I have done in the years since then. I have also tended to my poultry, like gardening, and generally tend to the farm now since Hugo is unable to do hard work any longer." There is still much wildlife in the area and deer often come to eat from the garden. Wolves also come near the place, often stealing a chicken or turkey before the dogs can chase them away. Mrs. Eckermann likes her Dalmations who help her care for the stock and assist with keeping the varmints away. [Luetge, SCISSORTAILS STILL RETURN TO SCHOENAU, pp. 18,19] Delion, Bernice Mildred (I2347)
19 BIOGRAPHY: Bill moved to New Braunfels with his family when he was 14. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Navy for three years, where he was in the Armed Guard. After working at New Braunfels Utilities for 36 years, where he was responsible for the traffic lights, he retired in April, 1991. Bill was an exempt member of the volunteer fire department, having been with them for over 25 years. He was also a member of both the Comal County Sheriff's Department Reserves and the New Braunfels Police Department Reserves for more than 25 years. It was through these organizations he worked security at local dance halls and at Landa Park on weekends for many years. Bill was an honorary member of Solms Bowling Club and also a member of the First United Methodist Church. Bill was preceded in death by his twin brother, John, in 1989. Printy, William "Bill" (I951)
20 BIOGRAPHY: Carol brought his family to the U.S. around 1855. They first lived in Panna Maria, TX and later moved to St. Hedwig, TX. Winkler, Carol "Charles" (I753)
21 BIOGRAPHY: Cecil was the second of nine children. He was employed by John Yantis Contractors in New Braunfels which later moved to San Antonio and became Yantis Corporation. In October of 1964, he returned to Marksville to bring Eola back to Texas. They resided in New Braunfels. Cecil was a member and Usher of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Porterie, Cecil (I1019)
22 BIOGRAPHY: Ernest Joseph (E.J.) Hierholzer, son of Otto J. and Nettie (Blumberg) Hierholzer, was born on a farm in Bexar County in an area that is now a part of Alamo Heights, San Antonio, Texas. When he was about a year old his family acquired a farm in Wilson county between Floresville and Pleasanton, where he grew up and where he resides today. He graduated from Floresville High School and attended The University of Texas at Austin. After farming with his father for a number of years he began work at the Wilson County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (USDA) Office in Floresville. Later, he served as County Executive Director in the ASCS Offices in Crockett, Sutton, and Zavala counties. He then returned to Floresville and became the Wilson County Executive Director before retiring after 30 years of service. Hierholzer has always been deeply devoted to all the family and interested in their genealogy and history, and has researched them for years both in this country and abroad. He has the amazing talent of instantly quoting from memory, with great accuracy, the kinship and vital statistics of numberless families into extended generations. He learned German as a child, and his mother taught him to read and write the old script. One of his hobbies has always been the study of languages. His translations have been highly praised by professional translators! - Pearl Elley Beuthune Hierholzer, Ernest Joseph "E. J." (I1634)
23 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Pawlik, Everest (I353)
24 BIOGRAPHY: From THE HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE OF LIVE OAK COUNTY TEXAS 1856 to 1982: Anton moved to Live Oak Co. at the age of 16. He has served on the Spring Branch school board. Anton met Tillie in Yorktown at a wedding and married a year latter. The family lived on 136 acres in Block A of Live Oak Co., raising hogs, chickens, cows and turkeys during the Depression. The family's home tragicly was destroyed by fire in 1939. Believing stongly in education, they boarded teachers and the older daughters served as Substitute teachers. Pawlik, Anton Frank (I73)
25 BIOGRAPHY: from Walter's Funeral Service...
Walter was born in Bracken, Texas, in Comal County, on June 26, 1913, to Adolph and Elise Eckermann. A young Methodist preacher was staying in the Eckermann home at the time. His name was Walter Froehmer. Walter became the young preacher's namesake--perhaps an omen of the godly man he would become. Walter was welcomed into the family by three sisters--Wilhelmenia (Wilna), Anita (Nita), and Lillian who was called May and was but 13 months older than the newest arrival. The group would later welcome Raymond into the family, and then the circle would be complete.
The Eckermanns soon moved to nearby New Braunfels. And then when Walter was nine years old, they took a courageous, bold step - the family moved to another continent. Well - at least it seemed like another continent. It was SAN ANTONIO! Where the people spoke English instead of German, and policemen locked up children who dared to stray from the straight and narrow. Walter was petrified but soon adjusted to city life. He attended Mark Twain Junior High School and Edison High School where he played football.
After high school, he was bitten by the wanderlust bug, and he and buddy, Irwing Davis, and cousin, Homer Klein, "rode the rails" to Chicago TO THE WORLD'S FAIR, where they were eye witnesses to an amazing new invention - the escalator.
Several years later he fell victim to a bug virus even more serious than the wanderlust bug. Uhhh - it was the LOVE bug. Yes, it seems that Woody Smith, his old sparring partner, had a kid sister by the name of Violet. The love bug was far more permanent than the wanderlust bug, it lasted 58 years.
Walter served in the Navy in the final days of WWII. He also served in the San Antonio Fire Department during the 1940's. It was a job he relished - no doubt because of the adventure and daring involved. However, his father did not share is enthusiasm for this job and worried continually about Walter's safety. Finally, in 1947, he prevailed on Walter to throw his lot in with the U.S. Postal Service. It was a wise decision. He loved his job and the men with whom he worked.
It was during this time that Walter's life was touched and changed by his relationship with Jesus Christ. Under the leadership of Grover Lee and Ken Hutchenson and the ministry of Lakeview Baptist Church, his Christian walk governed every aspect of his life.
With mixed emotions he retired in 1977, after 30 years as a United States letter carrier.
But he didn't slow down. Kendalia was home by this time, and he was suited for the country life. Cattle auctions, Kendalia Community Club, Blanco First Baptist Church - these activities became his focus, but not entirely. He was free to travel and pursue and enjoy even more his love for the coutdoor activities - hunting particularly. Although he loved hunting, it was the camaraderie of his hunting companions that made it especially appealing - Jerry, Ernie, Raymond, Elmer, Edwin, Bobby - and then later Rob, Bob, and James.
He also had more time to spend with his grandchildren, Patricia Cecile, Robert Edwin (a namesake), and Alicia Jane, and to participate in their activities - and then later there were the great-grandchildren, Nathan, Andrew, and his latest namesake Jacob Edwin.
On July 30, 1995, at 9:30 in the evening, Walter Edwin Eckermann ended his earthly journey. It was a rich and joyous sojourn, and the Lord Jesus Christ welcomed him and said "Well done, my good and faithful servant. Enter now into the joys of My kingdom." 
Eckermann, Walter Edwin (I1761)
26 BIOGRAPHY: Hilda loved to watch baseball. She would stop everything to watch a game on TV. Once, while recovering in the hospital, she was visited by Rev. Higgins just before a World Series game. She told him that the game was soon to be on and that he could either join her in watching the game or he needed to keep his visit brief -- either way she was going to watch the game. She then preceeded compare the pitching staff of the two teams. Voigt, Hilda V. (I941)
27 BIOGRAPHY: Howard August Schaefer was born Oct. 14, 1914, and entered rest on Oct. 11, 1996, at his home in the Comal community at the age of 81 years. Son of Alwin and Viola Foerster Schaefer, he was married on December 23, 1936 to Alice Altwein. His life was devoted to farming the homestead that has been in the Schaefer family since 1876. He was a member of First Protestant Church. He enjoyed music, had played the tenor saxophone in numerous dance bands and the American Legion Band, and was an active member of Harmonie Gemischter Chor (German Singing Club). He also enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Alamo Shooting Club and the Guadalupe Valley Shooting Club. He was a member of Hermann Sons, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Texas Farm Bureau.

Howard is survived by his wife, Alice Schaefer and two daughter and sons-in-law of New Braunfels, Adelheid (Heidi) Reeh and Wayne F. Reeh, and Susan Seekatz and Henry (Hank) Seekatz, and two grandchildren, Ashley Seekatz and Howard Seekatz, and one brother, Alwin F. Schaefer of Marion, TX. Howard was preceedein in death by one sister, Thelida Schaefer Moeller. 
Schaefer, Howard August (I2839)
28 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Hahn, Allison Jean (I1274)
29 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Hahn, Dustin James (I1273)
30 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Genty, Jean Elizabeth (I1272)
31 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Hahn, Keith Allen (I245)
32 BIOGRAPHY: Margaret sometimes served as a Substitue teacher at the little country school of Spring Branch.
In 1966 the family took a tour of Europe. While on a side trip in Austria, Margaret, Henry, Frances, and Laura were killed in a highway accident. Mark was riding in another car and was the sole surviver. 
Pawlik, Margaret (I350)
33 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Kolodziejcyk, Brenda Marie (I159)
34 BIOGRAPHY: Schaefer (Shepherd) Adam Gottfried Voigt and his family lived in the town of Birkholz bei Falkenburg, Pommern before leaving for Texas with the help of the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants (the "Verein"). The family sailed from Bremen aboard the "Johann Detthardt" on 18 Sep 1846 and arrived at Galveston, Texas on 23 Oct 1846. Adam Gottfried Voigt exchanged a number of letters with the Verein before coming to Texas. These letters can be found in the Solms Braunfels Archives. Voigt, Gottfried Adam (I807)
35 BIOGRAPHY: Stanley moved with his father to Block A in Live Oak Co. in 1919. After his father's death he stayed with his brother Anton. Stanley helped construct Mathis Dam. Stanley met Justina at Justina's sister's wedding. After they married, they lived with Anton and Tillie Pawlik until their two room home was built on 97 acres of Block A. - THE HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE OF LIVE OAK COUNTY TEXAS. Pawlik, Stanley Joe (I74)
36 BIOGRAPHY: The family moved often. The family owned property in Block A in Live Oak Co. at one time. Winkler, Andrew Daniel "A. D." (I10)
37 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Kolodziejcyk, Dale Wayne (I160)
38 BIRTH-PLACE: The birthplace of the Frank was probably in or near Bytom Poland. Frank's Declaration of Intention describes his birth and last foreign residence as Freikorten (Frei Korten ?), Germany. But towns with these names have not been located in Silesia (Schlesien in German). The Hamburg Passenger List has his residence as Reuthen, Schlesien. A town by the name of Reuthen has not been located in Silesia. Frank's Death Certificate states that Frank's father John was born in Bytom Poland. The Polish town of Bytom in Silesia is called Beuthen in German. Bytom is also near several mines including silver, lead, copper, and coal. With the family legend of Frank being a miner and the similarity between the German name of Beuthen (for Bytom) and Reuthen, the evidence seems to indicate that the birthplace of Frank was in or around Bytom Poland.

BIOGRAPHY: At the 1994 Pawlik reunion, Joy Hahn of Cuero TX and Elsie Deloris Allen of Tyler TX told the story that Frank Pawlik was a miner (Coal?) before coming to Texas. Elsie also stated that the family lived near the border. First the family was required to give up their guns to German solders. Later they were forced to speak only German instead of Polish. Upon this restriction, Mary stated it was time for the family to leave. The Hamburg Passenger Lists state that Frank, Maria, Teofel, and Gertrude left Hamburg Germany for New York on 25 Sep 1890 on the vessel "Columbia". The family arrived in the port of Galveston on or about 15 Nov 1890. According to Sylvia Hadamek and the HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE OF LIVE OAK COUNTY TEXAS, Frank and his family settled first in Panna Maria, TX and latter in Cuero, TX. Cuero was largely German at the time. Frank rarely went to town, letting his wife Mary do the shopping since she could speak both English and German. In 1919, Frank moved with his five yonger children to Block A, near George West, Live Oak Co., TX in 1919 to farm 337 acres. Frank's Declaration of Intention (Naturalization) Record describes him as having fair complexion, height of 5 feet 6 inches, weight 120 pounds, grey hair (he was 66 years old at the time), and blue eyes.

PLACE: Beuthen, Kreise Beuthen, County Oppeln, State Silesia, Prussia is now Bytom, State Katowice, Poland. 
Pawlik, Franciszek "Frank" (I16)
39 Born in Oppein, Germany (Schlesien, Preussen). Landed in Galveston Texas in
1854. His naturalization papers indicate that he came through Mexico. The 1870 census gives Pru as birth place. Jon and Josephine lived at 301 Goliad, San Antonio, Texas 
Kush, John (I897)
40 Cemetery located near McKeesport, Pennsylvania GPS 402225N 794823W Source (S600)
41 Charles "Chuckie" was severely retarded and was unable to speak. He lived at home with his parents until he died. Orenyak, Charles "Chuckie" (I3265)
42 CHILDREN: Adele and Emil did not have children. Hupe, Adele (I2221)
43 CHILDREN: Agnes and Elmer had no children. Hahn, Agnes Catherine (I88)
44 CHILDREN: Cecelia and Joe had no children. Hahn, Cecelia (I84)
45 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Hennig, Elmer "Sonny" (I4299)
46 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Kolszar, Georgia (I3239)
47 CHILDREN: Joy and Henry did not have any children.

BIOGRAPHY: Henry was with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC's) in Kenedy, Texas in the early 1940's. Henry was also a special deputy with the DeWitt County Sheriff's department for several years. Henry's first love was for horses and dogs. He broke and trained horses for ranch work. He also trained and used cutting horses at feed lots. His hunting dogs were trophy winners. His cow dogs and horses were well trained and were used on several ranches, especially for hard to pen cattle. -- Joy Hahn 
Hahn, Henry Alexander (I85)
48 CHILDREN: Louise and Earl did not have children. Barth, Louise Madeline (I3242)
49 CHILDREN: Louise and Earl did not have children. Jones, Earl Herbert "Ducky" (I3243)
50 CHILDREN: Margaret and Oscar had no children Hahn, Margaret (I81)

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