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Jan Wukasch Pelosi (#47041603)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 3 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, MATTIZA, 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; 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; and 6) newly added--people who get on FAG and make comments/corrections regarding memorials but don't include their email addresses on their profiles so you can't reply to them with explanations.

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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Mary Fallwell Henderson
Billie (Fallwell) Joseph #41196645
Thank you kindly for the transfer of Billie's memorial page. I appreciate this so very much and have updated her memorial with an obituary. God bless you richly for your work on Find A Grave and helping others.
Added by Mary Fallwell Henderson on May 28, 2017 6:19 AM
Martha Moser
J. M. Moser
Jesse Millard Moser was my grandpa's first cousin. He died in the Austin Insane Asylum from syphilis he brought back from the war. His father was William Barnett Moser and mother was Theodosia Perkins Moser. Soon I'll come to place a stone. Hoping you could join his parents to his history. Thank you.
Added by Martha Moser on May 27, 2017 4:01 PM
Memorial reansfer requests
Hi Jan, I see that you created a number of memorials from Austin Memorial Park that are part of my family. If you don't mind, I would like to manage these memorials:
Autrey Ferrell Richardson #44106653
Vivian Jewell Mansfield Richardson #44106680
Charles B Richardson $44106656
Autrey Ferrell Richardson, Jr. #441066600
Billy Ray Richardson #44106654
Emma Mary Richardson Johns #41196305
Robert Albert Teague #43334262

Thank you so much for your consideration.
Added by Juaname on May 09, 2017 8:06 PM
RE: Infant Boy Christensen
Hello Jan! Thanks for the quick reply. My email is If you could transfer Infant Boy Christensen to me as I am a relative I'd really appreciate it. Then I can add some information that has been lacking for so long for this little babe. Thanks, Meya23
Added by Meya23 on Apr 11, 2017 12:23 AM
David Cross
Memorial# 43334559
Hello Jan,
Albert Tisdale was a medical doctor who practiced orthopedic surgery in Austin. I have submitted as an edit his spouse, Dr. Alice Tisdale who was a pediatrician in Austin.

Best regards,
David Cross
Added by David Cross on Apr 01, 2017 7:19 AM
minnie schreck
Eltie Mae Coker Wright was my paternal grandmother. Her husband was Sam Graham Wright, Jr and he is buried at Gonzales Memorial C=emetery, Gonzales, Tx
Added by minnie schreck on Mar 12, 2017 10:59 AM
Gary G. Mosley
lee Anna Fulfer
She was my great aunt on my fathers side which are the Crites. I would to hear form any of her family member and I would like to share my information on my family. I am 75 and some to be 76 (hope), and most of the time in no so good health, so would hope it is somer than later.

Gary G. Mosley
Added by Gary G. Mosley on Feb 26, 2017 4:34 PM
RE: Memorial 30517520 for Rozina Brezina
I am not certain that I ever answered your message. Rozina Brezina was a niece of Rozina Blaha. Her parents were Jiri Mazac and Mariana Kotrla Mazac.
Added by Rozz on Feb 19, 2017 1:14 PM
Jan Wallace
"Andy" Anderson Austin Memorial Park
Thanks for transferring Andy, I have linked him to his parents. Reading their obits is like small windows from my childhood. My dad was born in Sweden and a good number of my parents friends were of Swedish descent.
thanks again,
Added by Jan Wallace on Jan 09, 2017 7:10 AM
Jan Wallace
Dorothy Marie Anderson Austin MemorIal Park
Thanks for transferring Dorothy to me. I have added her obit and linked her to her parents.
Thanks again, Jan
Added by Jan Wallace on Jan 09, 2017 6:57 AM
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