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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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Julia Valentine
Thank you
Thanks again, Jan, for creating the memorial page for our family member and for transferring it to our care. I was so surprised to see that someone had actually taken the picture of the stone and connected it to That's how I found it.

You are a "top contributor" in my book!

:) Julia
Added by Julia Valentine on Jun 07, 2015 3:47 PM
Lisa Bailey
RE: Watkins and Wukash-Faucheux
Barbara was a sweet lady. I'll e-mail you what her fellow Zontions wrote about her.
Added by Lisa Bailey on Jun 06, 2015 1:53 PM
Lisa Bailey
Watkins and Wukash-Faucheux
Thank you for transferring Dr Watkins to me.
I assume you wanted to maintain Barbara, and I have transferred her to you.
Added by Lisa Bailey on Jun 06, 2015 1:50 PM
Trish Funderburg Walls
David Barnes
thank you very much Jan.
Added by Trish Funderburg Walls on Jun 06, 2015 10:22 AM
Trish Funderburg Walls
Memorial# 38419733
Hi Jan, David was my cousin and if you are not related, may I have the transfer of his memorial please.
Trish Funderburg Walls (#47262050)
Added by Trish Funderburg Walls on Jun 06, 2015 8:55 AM
Rhonda Hawkins
John Wesley Brown
Thank you so much for your special attention to detail and to adding these memorials. Also thank you for the transfer.

Added by Rhonda Hawkins on Jun 04, 2015 11:03 AM
Teresa Jarosek Elmore
RE: Edward Jarosek, born 22 Dec 1907
I created a memorial for him. His death date is not on his marker, so still no idea and have asked family. No one knows for sure, just that he was young. His marker says Baby Edward Jarosek.
Added by Teresa Jarosek Elmore on Jun 03, 2015 4:14 PM
Carol & David
Benjamin F. Rinker
Thank you for your kindness in transferring him to our family.
Added by Carol & David on Jun 03, 2015 4:30 AM
Teresa Jarosek Elmore
RE: Edward Jarosek, born 22 Dec 1907
No I do not, and I find it interesting that there is no memorial for him. I know he had a marker. Let me ask other family about this.
Added by Teresa Jarosek Elmore on May 14, 2015 9:53 AM
Teresa Jarosek Elmore
RE: Edward Jarosek, born 22 Dec 1907
Okay now that I am getting the facts straight... this is not the Edward I was thinking of earlier. I know who this Edward is and he died very young. If you are looking at the 1910 census and it says Edward is the child of Earl (Karl) and Annie... he is their son that died. Edward is buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Taylor, TX. I have been to his grave. I remember his sister's telling me he was their little brother. He would have been my great uncle. He is buried near his parents. I do not see a memorial for him.
Added by Teresa Jarosek Elmore on May 11, 2015 9:41 PM
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