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P Startz (#47270052)
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STARTZ is the American spelling; or anglicized version of the original German spelling of STARZ. The name Starz has been identified back to 1577 in southern Germany. The name is religious based and means monk or constellation of stars. My name is Paul, a 6th generation descendent of Johann F. Startz(Starz) and Catherine E. J. Wenzel (Denzer widow). Genetic tests indicates I'm a diverse European mutt, one in a wave of amazing human life.

Johann F. Startz (Johannes F. Starz in Germany) was born 1798 in the town of Fachsenfeld, County of Ostalbkreis, grew up in Stockheim and Heilbronn area, all in the State of Wurttemberg, Germany (or as proud locals claim it is really the ancient country of Swabia, and they have good reason to be proud of their endless list of inventors and intellectuals including Einstein, Kepler, Diesel, on and on). After at least 200+ years; Starz families are still around that same area of southwest Germany. Other Starz and Startz families in the US originally from Wurttemberg Germany could be related, so please email me. Johann F. Startz immigrated to The Republic of Texas in 1844 with his adopted and natural children. He was a "First Founder" of New Braunfels, Texas in 1845. Johann and his second wife Catherine had only one son together before they both died in Jan 1854, this was Ludwig Carl Startz(renamed Lewis Charles), my GG grandfather. Thankfully, Johann's older son Heinrich, successfully raised his own 13 children, and his brother Ludwig, and that allowed me to be here. Paternal family line: Johann F. Startz, Ludwig Carl(Louis Charles) Startz, Emil Lawrence Startz, Clarence Eldon Startz, Lawrence Eldon Startz, and my brother and I, David and Paul.

The original 2-year mission was to collect, consolidate, and redistribute family data, stories, and significant photographs of all available Johann Startz and related descendants. The project is larger than expected and will require more time. Now that I know I have family in Germany; quess I need to learn Swabian German and go visit my cousins. All assistance with corrections, genealogy data, source data, pictures, stories, and other information is appreciated. Information security is also paramount. Find me on Also, be sure to visit the Startz Cafe in Startzville, Texas. Revised 2/8/2014.

Danke für Ihren Besuch mein Profil im Jahr 2014 und ich hoffe, Sie haben ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und ein glückliches neues Jahr.

Danke, einen schönen Tag, Paul
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Billie Blackstock
Valerus Hector
Would you please remove the picture of the headstone of Sallie J Hector from Valerus Hector memorial This was called to my attention by someone else.

Thanks Billie
Added by Billie Blackstock on Feb 01, 2014 3:55 PM
Erica Tiff
Im a Startz by birth
I found this page looking for my relatives. My immediate family lived in Victoria county, and alot lived in Fayette county. Im curious if we are related somehow. I have account on, if you do also maybe we can link up and see if we have comman ancestors. I come from a long line of Williams and Joseph's (Josef).
Added by Erica Tiff on Jul 13, 2012 6:28 AM
Judy in California
John Sidney Burgett and Lula Birdie Burgett
Hello Paul,
My name is Judy Stacy Bradshaw, and your grandfather and my grandmother, Lula Birdie Burgett Smither were brother and sister. I have info on the Burgett line if you would like more. May I use your photos of John in my genealogy files?
Judy Bradshaw
Added by Judy in California on Jul 04, 2012 6:28 PM
Added by YVONNE BILGIN on Mar 30, 2011 1:57 PM

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