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Charles "Charley or Carl" Startz
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1888
Cypress Mill
Blanco County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1953
San Saba
San Saba County
Texas, USA

American spelling is Startz; German spelling is Starz; a descendent of the Starz line from Fachsenfeld, Aalen County, and later the Heilbronn area, all in the state of Wurttemberg, Germany. Charles was the grandson of Johann F. Startz who was a citizen of The Republic of Texas; and a "First Founder" of the German Colony/Town of New Braunfels, Texas. Charles Startz is a Son of Texas.

Charles Startz, he wrote "Carl" in the WWI Draft registration, most knew him as "Charley", born April 27, 1888 in Cypress Mill, TX., passed December 8, 1953 on his ranch southwest of San Saba, Texas. It was said that Charley died of cancer, possibly colon or related cancer that had returned after initial treatment in about 1950. Family members including his wife Pope, daughters Cozette and Tessie, cared for Charley during his last days in the old farmhouse. It was said that Charley loved lying on a cot on the front porch where he could see at least part of his farm.

Charley married Winsfred Pope "Poppie" (pronounced Pope-ie) Woods on 12/10/1911 by J. G. Braly, Pastor, San Saba, Texas. Winsfred Pope Woods was born 09/19/1890 in San Saba, died 2/12/1991 Austin, TX.

Charley's faith was strong and based at the New Hope Presbyterian Church. Charley was a good musician and Fiddler. When he was young, Charley and his brother Jeff played for dances on weekends. As Charley grew older he looked forward to singing in the New Hope men's choir (he called it the bullfrog choir).


(1st) Cozett b.12/19/1913 in San Saba, passed 1/1/2015 in the San Saba nursing home. Cozett was the last living child. Although she was unable to remember and convey early family life, I enjoyed talking with her as she was always in a the happiest mood; that's what I'll remember about her. When I mentioned Amil Startz' name; she was able to say his name; that's how I found out how my G-grandfather's name was pronounced. Married George Monroe Tyler. Children: Carl Tyler in San Antonio; Carol Taylor in San Saba; Bonny Tyler in Waco

(2nd). Tessie Bell Startz Carroll b.9/10/1918 (b. abt 1914 per 1930 census) in San Saba, d.6/4/2007 in Waco. Tessie married Samuel Nathan Carroll in San Saba. Tessie and Samuel lay at rest together, with burial at Goldthwaite Cemetery, TX. Children: Teresa, Nancy, and Mikey,

(3rd) Charley Jr. 11/23/1921-11/3/2004, all San Saba, on 2/9/1946 he married Lou Jerry Goodman 5/18/1929-7/25/2008, both buried Wallace Creek, Daughter: Peggy married Terrell Wright, both living in Lubbock, TX.

Charley and Pope Startz lay at rest at the New Hope Presbyterian Church Cemetery located behind the New Hope Presbyterian Church near Maxwell's Crossing of the San Saba River in Sloan Community. This cemetery is now listed as Sloan Cemetery.

Special Thanks to Mikey for his contributions. Please send corrections, pictures, and stories to Paul at new email Join the Startz and related family history project. Revised to note the passing of Cozett Startz Tyler. Revised to note new email address: on 6/14/2016.
Family links: 
  Louis Charles Starz Startz (1855 - 1936)
  Mary Jane Holman Startz (1861 - 1925)
  Winsfred Pope Woods Startz (1890 - 1991)
  Cozett Startz Tyler (1913 - 2015)*
  Tessie Startz Carroll (1918 - 2007)*
  Charlie Startz (1921 - 2004)*
  Emil Lawrence Startz (1885 - 1937)*
  Effie Wade Startz Taylor (1886 - 1958)*
  Charles Startz (1888 - 1953)
  Jefferson Davis Startz (1889 - 1965)*
  Cinda S. Startz Smith (1891 - 1969)*
  George Christopher Startz (1894 - 1961)*
  Louis Christopher Startz (1898 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Sloan Cemetery
San Saba
San Saba County
Texas, USA
Created by: P Startz
Record added: Feb 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65380440
Charles Charley or Carl Startz
Added by: P Startz
Charles Charley or Carl Startz
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Charles Charley or Carl Startz
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