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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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P Kristine Hurd
Find A Grave Memorial# 43645616 WELLS, Justice Eugene
There seems to be an error on his headstone. I have his Death Record and Death Certificate on Ancestry. Both state death was 27 August 1942. Cause of death was Gun Shot, and it was ruled a Homicide. He died at Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
This is what I found on Ancestry from his Death Certificate:
Name: Justice Eugene Wells
Birth Date: 20 Jul 1882, Birth Place: Ohio
Gender: Male, Race: White
Occupation: Watchman
Residence: 106 1/2 Chicon Street, Austin, Travis, Texas
Father: W. A. Wells, Mother: Eva Babcock
Age at Death: 60, Death Date: 27 Aug 1942, Death Place: Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA
Informant: Mrs. J. E. Wells, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, 28th August 1942
Attended from August 22, 1942 to August 27, 1942
Primary Cause of death: Bullet wound inflicted by assailant. Homicide

I will add a few corrections that I have found to his memorial.
Thank you for posting Justice's Memorial page.
Added by P Kristine Hurd on Nov 17, 2015 3:11 PM
Jon P Czarowitz
August Hempel
Added by Jon P Czarowitz on Nov 12, 2015 12:56 PM
Jon P Czarowitz
August Hempel
Added by Jon P Czarowitz on Nov 12, 2015 12:55 PM
RE: Walter E. Naylor
Noting Dub's nickname, occupation as a ranger or a little biography would be cool and informative for Texas history fans. I'm just glad he has a memorial. I have fond memories of playing in that cemetery as a kid. Thank you so much.

Added by Tejas on Nov 07, 2015 10:00 PM
RE: Walter E. Naylor
Thank you so much. I just talked to an old friend of Dub's and he also confirmed it was him. Dub was hiding in plain sight in ranger Frank Hamer's cemetery. I do ranger research and I've assisted on a few books.

Sloan Rodgers
Added by Tejas on Nov 07, 2015 12:18 PM
Walter E. Naylor
Is your Walter E. Naylor post, the noted Texas Ranger Walter "Dub" Naylor?
Added by Tejas on Nov 07, 2015 6:00 AM
Jon P Czarowitz
Thanks for the transfer of August Hempen.
Jon P. Czarowitz
Added by Jon P Czarowitz on Nov 05, 2015 7:36 AM
Tom Rader
I understand and I knew you were not just trying to be hard to along with. Thanks again, Tom
Added by Tom Rader on Oct 29, 2015 8:58 AM
Tom Rader
Henrietta Millard
Jan, Thank you very much for fixing my mess. Tom
Added by Tom Rader on Oct 28, 2015 1:19 PM
lorraine walter
RE: Lucille Lorraine Farmer Walter's Children
Paulette Ann Walter Miller yr of birth is 1945 no idea how that changed as all i was doing was confirming the relationship...
Added by lorraine walter on Oct 23, 2015 9:07 AM
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