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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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Magpie Case
austin memorial park
Thanks for all the updates you've been doing for me!
Added by Magpie Case on Oct 25, 2014 10:59 AM
Trena Dodge
The Barnes and related families
As I was working this family, I went ahead and changed it. They were brother and sister. The results of my work is posted on in Family Tree(free site). You can look up either of them and see all the connections I made and the documentation. I have seen your name on many of the people I researched so you may find some of the rest of the pedigree interesting also. I got sucked in by the Standlee family and made some sideways jumps to wind up working on the Barnes family. I also tried to link parents and children on Find A Grave but am not sure I got them all linked.

You have done such a lot of work on Find A Grave and I really appreciate it. I am not sure if all the memorials you manage are family; but either way, you have done a lot of work. I use Find A Grave as a source in my research. I try to document the dates separately and use Find A Grave as the source for the burial place. I find that birth dates are often in error and sometimes even the death date.

Again, my thanks,
Larry C Dodge
Added by Trena Dodge on Oct 15, 2014 5:09 PM
Linda Solomon
Mary Solomon
Thank you for posting her info here. She was my aunt and died young from diabetes.
Added by Linda Solomon on Oct 15, 2014 11:24 AM
Magpie Case
The Case family
Thank you! That was quick!
Added by Magpie Case on Oct 09, 2014 8:31 PM
Rod & Kay Smith
Daisy McCall Kalpin #41404514
Are You related? If not would you consider transfering to me? Daisy Bell McCall is my aunt, my fathers sister. Her first Husband Washington Lynn Tillison McCall #41930964.

Thank You
Added by Rod & Kay Smith on Sep 25, 2014 7:54 AM
Shar R.
Alvah Otting
Thank You very much for the Transfer, that was fast
will get to the updating and linking him ASAP

I disagree with you just a little bit on a couple of points

1. speaking for myself, I always check for already submitted memorials first before I add one... but I don't always check on "all spellings" of the more difficult surnames and Opps a duplicate...that must happen to many of us

2. Sometimes, I think you have to add "older" death records or obits etc. when county burial records are prove the person is actually buried in a certain Cemetery, with no existing Marker..also in cases of the TVA removal of bodies to different locations,(sometimes with no markers either),just the Cemetery names..and date of removal

Thanks again,Shar R.
Added by Shar R. on Sep 23, 2014 5:33 PM
Great work
Thanks for being a great volunteer and helping people connect with their departed relatives. Your work is appreciated.
Added by AWCTX on Sep 21, 2014 7:42 AM
Nell Hall
Pearl Grover Reynolds
Trying to find anything about this man. I have searched so long and found nothing, Please contact me at Looking for anything anxious.
Thank you, Nell
Pearl Grover Reynolds
Carrie Scott
Added by Nell Hall on Sep 18, 2014 12:24 PM
RE: Katharine Luisa Sohns #30383183
That is Confirmed YES, on Son Gottfried Sohns
D/c it states NO Blood Relation..also on the marriage info.. it states her parents as be Sohns as well..i have only found one doc. that states the last name as being spelled Solms? But 6 out of the known 9 children list her maiden name as being Sohns.

Also i noticed that you punctuated John as what her husband went by..that is not correct..he was known as Michael also on researched doc's.

Thanks for your intrest,
Added by Kat on Sep 11, 2014 2:30 PM
Diane Moore
Curtis & Jettye Gourley
Thank you, Jan.
Added by Diane Moore on Sep 07, 2014 8:31 AM
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