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Jan Wukasch Pelosi (#47041603)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 9 days
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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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Joseph R. Klett
Everetts at Austin Memorial Park
Thanks very much, Jan, for the transfers. All the best to you. -Joe
Added by Joseph R. Klett on Jul 23, 2016 7:23 PM
Amanda Robson
Find A Grave Memorial# 31337423
Not sure if he has a sister named Deliliah... but he (James H. McKeown) does have a daughter named Deliliah Ann who married Julius Josiah Peacock and they are buried in Burnet, Tx

Delilah Ann & Julius Josiah Peacock had at least 8 children~only one boy. Julius Colbert Peacock who is my grandfather. (JC is buried at Cauble Cemetery Burnet County)

So, Delilah Ann's father is James H. McKewon/buried in Lee County~Giddings City Cemetery.

I would love to find out more about a sister Delilah.

thank you,

Amanda Robson
Added by Amanda Robson on Jul 13, 2016 8:10 AM
You made suggestions for the plots on the Woodrow & Lenora Yount names in Bagdad Cemetery - are you certain this is correct? Your source is _? If you'll notice in the "note" section I have the comment about assorted suggestions I've been given for them. Suggestions have been numerous, all of which vary each time.
Added by Deb on Jul 02, 2016 8:28 PM
Kallie Jurgens
Kenneth C. Jurgens
He has brothers buried in Memory Gardens, Arlington Heights IL; just so you know. One brother, Elmer H. is buried in Bend, OR. His parents are also buried in Memory Gardens; Albert & Sophie Jurgens.

Hope you can use this info.


Kallie A. Jurgens
Added by Kallie Jurgens on Jul 01, 2016 12:19 PM
Bryan Johnson
Memorial# 43334789
Oh... also their daughter Irene (Memorial # 43334789), if it's not too much of a bother. Sorry for the 2nd message. I just noticed you maintain both of their memorials. Thank you again.
Added by Bryan Johnson on Jun 17, 2016 6:14 AM
Bryan Johnson
Memorial# 41640597
Hi Jan. I was wondering if you would be so kind as to transfer Lola Hawkins Le Court's (Memorial # 41640597) to me if you are not related. She was the first wife of my great-grandfather. Would be much appreciated.

My member # is 47012205. Thank you.
Added by Bryan Johnson on Jun 17, 2016 6:10 AM
Larry Wayne Dipprey
Would you transfer Larry's memorial to me if you have no ties to this family. Thanks
Tom Dipprey
Added by Tom on Jun 14, 2016 4:32 PM
Carolyn Davis Bonnet
Transfer of Leland Starnes
Jan, would you please transfer ownership of Leland Starnes, #142604105 at Bagdad Cemetery to me? He was my first cousin and like a brother to me. I see that someone else posted his obit too, so if I can have ownership I will try and contact this person also to remove hers. Thanks!
Added by Carolyn Davis Bonnet on Jun 13, 2016 11:03 PM
R. A. Romero
Jenkins Family
Thank you so much for all your help with the Jenkins family updates. Much appreciated. : - )
Added by R. A. Romero on May 28, 2016 5:25 PM
Florence Roselle #41196238
Hi Jan, thanks for all your contributions! I am trying to connect the Roselle, Porter and Jenkins families and don't know if Florence L. Jenkins might be a match. Would you know if Florence was married to Millard E. Porter before she married Jenkins? Millard died in 1909 in Travis Co. TX They had one daughter b. 1909 named Lillian. Would you have any information to share on this family? Any new insight is always appreciated. Thanks, Brenda
Added by Brenda on May 28, 2016 11:01 AM
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