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Jan Wukasch Pelosi (#47041603)
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Bio Photo Native Texan! Native Austinite! Member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas!

Hook 'em Horns!

The WUKASCH side of my family were Wendish and emigrated to Texas in 1854 from Lusatia, an area in Germany comprising parts of Saxony and Prussia, (settling first in Lee County and then moving to Austin, Travis County, in 1898). The FAUBION side of my family settled in Williamson County in December 1853, moving here from Cocke County Tennessee (they were in Virginia before that).

My primary interest in is to add details about the WUKASCHes, FAUBIONs, and our allied families (HANNUSCH, KNIPPA, NOACK, SCHNEIDER, FISK, CAROTHERS, and others), but, as time permits, I will also be adding information on other Wendish families and cemeteries in Texas.

I am NOT one of those obnoxious Find a Grave members who are all about the numbers. If a memorial is not part of my family, I'm happy to transfer ownership of a record to you upon request. I don't require that your request follow the strict FAG guidelines. I would rather some even distant family member manage the memorial. These are rarely my relatives, they are yours. All these people belong to God now. All I ask is that you manage a memorial properly. Make every effort to maintain proper links. Spell words correctly. Use proper and correct grammar. Also, please feel free to use any picture I take of any headstone. I'm not a professional photographer. I just tramp through cemeteries trying to take the best picture I can with my little Nikon camera. I think the information and photos that appear on FAG should be shared not hoarded by whoever took the picture. This is a free, public site after all.

I have a few FAG pet peeves: 1) People who drop in to FAG, create a few memorials, and then just disappear--people who never respond to requests for corrections; 2) people who pay absolutely no attention to the details or accuracy of the information they post on FAG: 3) Duplicates! (or worse, I've even found triplicates); 4) posting the image of a person's death certificate--JUST PLAIN TACKY; and 5) copying census data and pasting into the Bio section--the same information can be added clearly and consisely if you'd just take the time to do so.

Before entering a memorial to FAG, please check to see one has already been entered before doing it again. It's just common sense.

Now that I've gotten all this off my chest, I'll add that I am addicted to this website. It's fascinating, and I never let an opportunity pass to let others know about it.

See y'all on Find a Grave -- my husband says I talk to dead people. I find them a lot easier to get along with.
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Carolyn Hebbe McLeod
Schmidt Family
Thank you again for the transfer of my family members to me.

Added by Carolyn Hebbe McLeod on Mar 04, 2015 1:13 PM
Susan Jenkins
Charlie W Liles
I would like to have my Great Uncle Charlie W Liles transfered to me.
Added by Susan Jenkins on Mar 03, 2015 5:09 PM
Carolyn Hebbe McLeod
Charles, Erwin & Henrietta Hodde
Thank you very much for the transfer of my family members to me.

Added by Carolyn Hebbe McLeod on Feb 28, 2015 9:08 AM
Emma (Shrum) Butler Duke
Myra Anita (Hord) Robison
I greatly appreciate the memorial transfer, thank you, Emma.
Added by Emma (Shrum) Butler Duke on Feb 25, 2015 10:17 AM
Russell Speir
Seaborn Speir
Thanks for transferring him. Made all the changes and deleted the one I created.
Added by Russell Speir on Jan 27, 2015 12:22 PM
Lee County Corrections

Thank you for making the corrections I have been submitting to you.

Added by PStrickland on Jan 25, 2015 7:13 PM
Mark Pelham
Bunn Marcus Pelham
I can manage this individual's grave. He is my father buried in Austin TX.
Thank You...
Added by Mark Pelham on Jan 09, 2015 12:03 PM
Joe F. Moore Jr.
Addie Lou Sparks
Hello Jan,

Do you have much info on Addie Lou Sparks, daughter of William and Martha Kuykendall? I have a Louada "Lou" Sparks who married a Lawson in Kennett, Missouri who's father was William Sparks, according to her death certificate. says he was born in Tennessee. Any help would be appreciated. This is my ex wife's family and I am doing the tree for her and my son. Thanks very much.

Joe Moore
Added by Joe F. Moore Jr. on Dec 27, 2014 10:52 PM
Sandra Bertram Meier
Hi Jan

I think we are some kind of kin if this Knippa line from F. John George and Dora is your family line. My great Aunt Mary Olive Bertram married Louis Alfred Knippa son of F. John George. They did not have any children - Aunt Mary and Uncle Alfred were two of my dad's favorite people. Just wondering if I had found another cousin.
Added by Sandra Bertram Meier on Dec 19, 2014 1:16 PM
Karen Norrod
RE: William Baggerly
So many of the markers were incorrect when matching them up to the plaque and to the memorials already created. This was the only one where the name was actually incorrect as well! Thank you for getting back to me. Happy Holidays! Karen
Added by Karen Norrod on Dec 06, 2014 6:04 PM
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