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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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Clara Wukasch Wootan
She and her husband frank apparently still have plots in Greenlawn in Groves, TX though they are buried in Shiner. I don't know how closely related to them you are but it would seem like a nice thing if someone could find a way to resell or release the plot. It has a headstone!
Added by W on Jul 22, 2014 2:07 PM
Michael Upchurch
Mayme Rogers
Thank you for transferring the memorial of Mayme Rogers (#44107062) to my care.

Mchael L. Upchurch
Added by Michael Upchurch on Jul 17, 2014 11:39 PM
Bess Butler
43124292 link
Could you link Audrey 43124292 with her husband Joe Prowse JR
Added by Bess Butler on Jul 16, 2014 11:45 AM
Bess Butler
43124294 links
Could you link Joe JR with his parents. Mother 43124293 and father 43124295
Added by Bess Butler on Jul 16, 2014 11:43 AM
Bess Butler
43124293 Link
Could you linke Ida 43124293 with her husband Joe 43124295 married 15 Apr 1906 Hutto, Williamson Co., TX
Added by Bess Butler on Jul 16, 2014 11:40 AM
Gertrude Joann McCallion
I've submitted edits for Gertrude. She is related to my son-in-law. If you would like to transfer her memorial we will take good care of it and connect it with other family members. Besides creating a few memorials I like to connect those in my family to their parents/spouses to preserve for future generations research. Thanks.
Added by Carol on Jul 16, 2014 8:46 AM
Dianna Taylor
Thank You!!!
Thanks so much for the speedy edits on Hugh C Proctor's memorial.
Added by Dianna Taylor on Jul 12, 2014 6:30 PM
Charlene Sinclair
Nancy Campbell Kennerly
Thanks so much for the transfer of Nancy Kennerly.

Added by Charlene Sinclair on Jul 12, 2014 4:52 PM
sherri schaefer bagby
Bagby memorials
Thank you for creating Bagby family memorials and also for transferring.

Added by sherri schaefer bagby on Jul 08, 2014 8:35 PM
Liessi Kretchmar
Hello! I came across your memorial for Liessi Kretchmar. She is part of my family tree through my husband. While researching I found her complete birthname, parents, etc. I left a memorial with some of the information, please feel free to update her memorial biography. Should you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

Kim Henninger
Added by kmac on Jul 06, 2014 1:42 AM
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