My name is Daniel Bode and I was born in Dayton, Texas. I grew up in the Eastgate Community in western Liberty County. Back then, it was an agricultural community and the majority of the people here were of Czech descent. I became interested in genealogy when I was still in high school. I appreciate my dad's German culture from the prairie of Central Texas, as well as Germany itself, and my mom's deep East Texas heritage from the Piney Woods of Polk and Tyler Counties. Mom was also descended from some of the earliest German families to settle New Braunfels in the 1840's. I am now a school teacher and very active in my church and thankful for all the blessings God has given me!
RE: Magdalena Jalowy I live in Orchard, Tx - we seem to get forgotten on most of the rain anymore. I haven't figured out how to grow things here - seems to get too hot - have grape vines but birds eat them before I get to them and my fig and plum trees don't seem to produce. LOL
Johanna Gerhard Blum Hi Daniel, I am still working on school and will finish master's by end of October. Job going very well !! Again I want to thank you for putting that picture of her in findagrave. When I look at her I see my grandfather, my mother and ME !! will get back to you later this fall. Caroline
RE: Wilson Family Pleased to meet you to Mr. Bode. Francis was my ggg grandfather. The one that posted his memorial, EastTexan, is my brother. He does all the genealogy in my family. I have to depend on him to know who I am related to lol. Anyway, nice to know more of my relatives. Wishing you a very blessed evening.
RE: pictures of Louis & Ida Rosentreter Thank You for Your message! I also attended the Rosentreter & Kelm Reunions as You did at the Shive Hall so many times & taking my Grandfather & Grand mother with us all those years, before my Grandmother got sick & my Grandfather where He almost gave up on driving out there to Shive & He gave up on LIFE after my GRANDMOTHER had passed away in 1974. I was almost 20 then. It doesn't seem like she has been gone that long! She is indeed missed & always loved very dearly & deeply! I hope You don't mind me sharing notes from myself towards the two of them especially for their birthdays, anniversary,Christmas & Easter! We will always stay in touch since we're cousins. May God Bless You & YOURS! Please recite the Lord's Prayer along with any prayer requests YOU may have! At my Church in Grapevine I am a prayer team partner. So if You would send me any requests, please, send them to me firstname.lastname@example.org & I'LL respond to them & then I'LL send to my Captain, OK? Bye for NOW!