|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1875|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 1946|
In early 1880's people by name of Whisenant moved into the Driftwood area of Hays County, Texas. There were several families of them and they had left the state of Georgia in the late 1870's by wagon train headed for Texas. The head of the clan was John Thompson Whisenant and the various other 40 members of the wagon train were his wife Caroline, sons, daughters, their spouses and children. They were six months on the trail and suffered many hardships. There were several who suffered illness during the trip and one family lost two children with the measles. Their destination was Austin, Texas, and they reached there in the fall of the year.
John Nicholas and Elizabeth, with a two-year-old boy, were living in Habersham County, Georgia, in the 1870 Georgia Census; their other children were grown, married and had families of their own. Two additional children were born to the couple before they left Georgia. In 1883 John N. Whisenant and his family came to live in the Driftwood area of Texas, following the lead of his sister, Mrs. C. C. Crumley, who had come to Driftwood, with her family in 1882. He had come to Texas, in the wagon train with the Crumleys, and had also made the trip to Colorado and back. The Whisenants bought some land on the west bank of Onion Creek and made their home on this land. Their nine children grew in the Driftwood Community and some continued to live there after they married.
Nannie Whisinant was born July 27, 1875 to John N. and Elizabeth Whisenant in Georgia. It is assumed that she was born in Georgia, but nothing has been found to support this birthplace, other than a statement of Georgian birth on her Texas Death Certificate.. Nannie made the trip by wagon train from Georgia when she was less than four years of age.
She married William Krueger July 23, 1890 in San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, son of Conrad Krueger and Anna Maria Moehrig, who had migrated to America in 1850 At the time Nannie and William Krueger applied for the license to marry, Nannie was so young that her father was required to give written permission. That note is still on file 115 years later, in the courthouse of Hays County, Texas.
Those who remember Nannie, remember her as a small person, who worked very hard and never spoke ill of anyone or anything. The marriage produced 15 children; thirteen lived to adulthood. Nannie was known for her baking and cooking for the men working on the farm as well as for her very large family. William was a successful farmer and the family home out of Martindale was a sign of that success.
After Nannie died, William was unable to continue life without her and less than one year later took his own life.
John N Whisenant (1845 - 1937)
Elizabeth Magness Whisenant (1846 - 1922)
William Krueger (1867 - 1947)
Mary Krueger Schulle (1902 - 1935)*
John T. Whisenant (1870 - 1938)*
Ben W. Whisenant (1871 - 1935)*
Nannie D. Whisenant Krueger (1875 - 1946)
Henry Columbus Whisenant (1877 - 1942)*
Ernest Nathaniel Whisenant (1880 - 1953)*
Sylvester C Whisenant (1883 - 1966)*
Virgil Green Whisenant (1885 - 1953)*
Bessie Mae Whisenant Miles (1886 - 1962)*
Clara Caroline Whisenant Miles (1889 - 1972)*
Maintained by: billye schulle
Originally Created by: Amanda Canion
Record added: Feb 08, 2009
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