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Struss Family History

Descendants of JOHANN STRUSS

Generation No. 1

1. GESCHE1 JOOST was born July 24, 1735 in Hakenweg, Germany, and died May 17, 1798 in Jaderkreuzmoor, Germany. She married JOHANN SOMMER July 13, 1756 in Jade, Oldenburg, Germany. He was born July 13, 1726 in Jaderkreuzmoor, Germany, and died September 10, 1778 in Jaderkreuzmoor, Germany.

More About JOHANN SOMMER and GESCHE JOOST:

Marriage: July 13, 1756, Jade, Oldenburg, Germany

Child of GESCHE JOOST and JOHANN SOMMER is:

2. i. GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, b. November 19, 1775, Jaderkreuzmoor, Kreis Wesermarsch, Oldenburg, Germany; d. June 26, 1836, Lehmdermoor, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany.

Generation No. 2

2. GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER (GESCHE1 JOOST) was born November 19, 1775 in Jaderkreuzmoor, Kreis Wesermarsch, Oldenburg, Germany, and died June 26, 1836 in Lehmdermoor, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany. She married JOHANN CHRISTOPHER 'CHRISTOPH' STRUSS May 15, 1804 in Jade, Oldenburg, Germany. He was born Abt. 1770 in Westerstede, Germany, and died Abt. 1813 in Lehmdermoor, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany.

More About JOHANN STRUSS and GESCHE SOMMER:

Marriage: May 15, 1804, Jade, Oldenburg, Germany

Children of GESCHE SOMMER and JOHANN STRUSS are:

3. i. JOHANN GERHARD3 STRUSS, b. May 30, 1804, Jaderkreuzmoor, Kreis Wesermarsch, Oldenburg, Germany; d. August 10, 1859, Frelsburg, Colorado County, Texas.

4. ii. FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN STRUSS, b. October 17, 1807, Berge, Oldenburg, Germany; d. April 23, 1875, Hahnermoor, Germany.

iii. GEBKE MARGRETE STRUSS, b. November 23, 1810, Jaderkreuzmoor, Kreis Wesermarsch, Oldenburg, Germany.

More About GEBKE MARGRETE STRUSS:

Christening: December 02, 1810, Jade, Kreis Wesermarsch, Oldenburg, Germany

Generation No. 3

3. JOHANN GERHARD3 STRUSS (GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born May 30, 1804 in Jaderkreuzmoor, Kreis Wesermarsch, Oldenburg, Germany, and died August 10, 1859 in Frelsburg, Colorado County, Texas. He married (1) ANNE MARGRETE HARMS April 27, 1838 in Rastede, Oldenburg, Germany. She was born October 06, 1808 in Jaderlangstrasse, Kreis Wesermarsch, Oldenburg, Germany. He married (2) MARY WILHELMINA COOK Abt. 1855. She was born Abt. 1787 in Oldenburg, Germany.

Notes for JOHANN GERHARD STRUSS:

Johann Gerhard Struss, from Oldenburg, Germany, was among the original members of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, Texas. On June 5, 1855, Reverend Roehm was successful in organizing the first congregation which were made up of many of Johann Struss's very close friends and neighbors. There were twenty-three families that made up the first congregation: Johann Gerhard Struss, Johann Gerhard Fehrencamp, Ludwig Kaiser, Reinhardt Stoeltje, Johann Krause, Heinrich Voskamp, George Kaiser, Friedrich Frerichs, Gerhard Mehrens, H. Hillman, L. Hillman, Gottlieb Volmar, John Koepke, Christian Aschenbeck, C. Lenka, Johann Schulze, Theodore August Becker, Wilhelm Frerichs, Johann F. Stolle, J. Guthmann, H. Schmiedekamp, F. Hillmer, and John Kaiser.

A "make-do" building in the town of Frelsburg, Texas was used at first as the meeting place for services. Frelsburg became over the next five years the meeting place for social work in and around the area. Captain Wilhelm Frels had a hotel where visitors would stay when they were in the area. In 1860, the new church was dedicated and cost the congregation $1,389.25.

In 1856, Reverend Roehm continued to preach the word of God, as well as organized social functions for the surrounding area. It was during one of these social functions that Johann Gerhard met Mary Wilhelmine Cook from Ross Prairie. The courtship began and was a relatively short one. Johann Struss and Mary Cook were united in marriage and Mary became the step-mother to Johann Diedrich and Charles Diedrich.

The marriage certificate so reads that to any regular ordained Minister of the Gospel, Judge of the District Court, Chief Justice of said County or any acting Justice of the Peace in and for said county --- Greeting! You are hereby authorized to solemnize the rites of Matrimony between Johann Gerhard Struss and Mary Wilhelmine Cook, both of this county, and due return make of these written 60 days from this date as the law dictates. Given under my hand and official seal this April 1, 1856. Duly married on the 8th of April, 1856 by Reverend Conrad Roehm, Minister of the Gospel.

Three years later on the 10th day of August, 1859, while attending church services, Johann Gerhard had a heart attack. Even though he survived, he was weak and taken to the hotel owned by Captain Wilhelm Frels. Doctor Friederich Becker was the attending physician. Johann gathered his family and close friends and dictated his last will and testament to Doctor Becker. It would only be a few days later than Johann Gerhard Struss would eventually die from the stroke he had a week earlier.

During the October Term in 1859 of Colorado County, the probate of Johann Gerhard Struss was done. It says, "we the undersigned, Fr. Frerichs and William Ocker, appointed by said court at its September Term in 1859 commissions to inventory and appraise the property belonging to the estate of John G. Struss deceased, return the following as an inventory and appraisement of the property belonging to the said estate ---

1. One-half interest in and to the homestead tract of said deceased situated in the County aforesaid on Cryers Creek between Cummins Creek and the Colorado Rivere appraised at $300.

2. Three cows and calves appraised at $45.00.

3. About twenty head of hogs appraised at $25.00.

4. A lot of corn feed appraised at $ 4.00.

5. House furniture, bedding, etc. appraised at $38.25.

6. One double-barreled shotgun appraised at $8.00.

The total of the appraisal for Johann Gerhard Struss is $420.25. All of the above is respectfully submitted and given under our hands this 28th dayk of September A.D. 1859. Sworn to and subscribed before me, H.E. Jordt, A Justice of the Peace in and for Colorado County, Texas.

More About JOHANN GERHARD STRUSS:

Christening: June 03, 1804, Jade, Kreis Wesermarsch, Oldenburg, Germany

More About JOHANN STRUSS and ANNE HARMS:

Marriage: April 27, 1838, Rastede, Oldenburg, Germany

Notes for MARY WILHELMINA COOK:

Mary Wilhelmine Cook Struss, the second wife of Johann Gerhard Struss and stepmother of John and Carl, moved to Fayettville after the passing of John in August of 1859. Johann Diedrich Struss had just gotten married and was expecting Wilhelm Struss in December at the time of his father's passing.

Because John was already married, Mary Cook Struss, the stepmother, elected to take Carl with her and move in with her lifelong friends, Eilert and Wilhelmine (WC) Damken. The Damkens were both 60 years old and Mary was 63 at the time when she and Carl moved in with them. The Damken family was not considered well-to-do, but did have a net worth at the time they invited Mary to move in with them equal to about $250 in real estate and $800 in peresonal worth.

Charles (Carl) was 17 years old at the time of his father's passing. He did not really agree with his stepmother's move to Fayettville and decided to stay with the Friedrich Frerichs family for a while until he could decide what to do with his life. He acted as a servant in the household of the Frerichs. He stayed here for about a year and then moved in with the Johann Stolle family and acted as a servant there for about a year before his enlisting into the Civil War in 1861.

Johann Diedrich and Charles Diedrich Struss did not wait very long to dispose of the farm that their father worked so hard at building for ten years. Only two and a half months had passed since the death of their father when Johann and Carl sold their interest in the homestead to August Beyer and John Koepke.

More About JOHANN STRUSS and MARY COOK:

Marriage: Abt. 1855

Children of JOHANN STRUSS and ANNE HARMS are:

5. i. JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4 STRUSS, b. August 06, 1838, Lehmdermoor, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany; d. Abt. 1862, Civil War at Santiago on the Brazos, Texas.

6. ii. CHARLES 'CARL' DIEDERICH STRUSS, b. March 17, 1843, Oldenburg, Germany.

4. FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN3 STRUSS (GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born October 17, 1807 in Berge, Oldenburg, Germany, and died April 23, 1875 in Hahnermoor, Germany. He married WUEBKE MARGARETE HILLMANN July 14, 1840 in Rastede, Oldenburg, Germany, daughter of JOHANN HILLMANN and CATHRINE ROHDE. She was born May 31, 1818 in Lehmdermoor, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany, and died July 31, 1890 in Hahnermoor, Germany.

More About FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN STRUSS:

Burial: April 28, 1875, Rastede, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany

More About FRIEDRICH STRUSS and WUEBKE HILLMANN:

Marriage: July 14, 1840, Rastede, Oldenburg, Germany

Children of FRIEDRICH STRUSS and WUEBKE HILLMANN are:

7. i. JOHANN CHRISTIAN4 STRUSS, b. September 29, 1845, Lehmdermoor, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany; d. June 22, 1903, Jaderberg, Germany.

ii. HELENE MARIE STRUSS, b. Abt. 1850.

iii. JOHANN GERHARD STRUSS, b. February 03, 1856, Hahnermoor, Germany.

More About JOHANN GERHARD STRUSS:

Christening: March 09, 1856, Rastede, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany

Generation No. 4

5. JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4 STRUSS (JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born August 06, 1838 in Lehmdermoor, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany, and died Abt. 1862 in Civil War at Santiago on the Brazos, Texas. He married MARY ???. She was born Abt. 1840 in Oldenburg, Germany.

Notes for JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN STRUSS:

On February 17th, 1861, Charles "Carl" Struss enlisted with his brother Johann Struss and mustered in the same day in Houston, Texas. They had the same Commanding Officer, Captain John R. Proudfoot. They were assigned to Company A, Infantry of the Rio Grande Regiment, TST. Their enlisting officer's name was Captain William Edwards. Both of the boys had the same Muster Officer, Charles Lovenskiold. The Company they were assigned to was originated by the authority of the Convention of People of Texas.

After Muster, both brothers were assigned to Captain William Edwards Company, Company A, Infantry at Brazos Santiago. It is unsure which battles they fought in or how involved they were in the War. However, at the end of hostilities, Charles Diedrich Struss would return and take a wife, Mary Shultz of Frelsburg, Texas and Johann Struss would not return. His whereabout after the civil war was never found.

More About JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN STRUSS:

Christening: September 02, 1838, Rastede, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany

Military service: February 17, 1861, Company A, Infantry, Rio Grande Regiment

Child of JOHANN STRUSS and MARY ??? is:

8. i. WILHELM WM.5 STRUSS, SR., b. December 15, 1859, Fayettville, Texas; d. August 12, 1953, Columbus, Texas.

6. CHARLES 'CARL' DIEDERICH4 STRUSS (JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born March 17, 1843 in Oldenburg, Germany. He married (1) MARIE SHULTZ February 24, 1866 in Frelsburg, Texas Lutheran Church. She was born Abt. 1844 in New Ulm, Texas, and died January 26, 1868 in New Ulm, Texas. He married (2) MARIA FRIEDRIKE DOROTHEA LUEDEKE Abt. 1869 in Frelsburg, Texas Lutheran Church. She was born in New Ulm, Texas.

Notes for CHARLES 'CARL' DIEDERICH STRUSS:

On February 17th, 1861, Charles "Carl" Struss enlisted with his brother Johann Struss and mustered in the same day in Houston, Texas. They had the same Commanding Officer, Captain John R. Proudfoot. They were assigned to Company A, Infantry of the Rio Grande Regiment, TST. Their enlisting officer's name was Captain William Edwards. Both of the boys had the same Muster Officer, Charles Lovenskiold. The Company they were assigned to was originated by the authority of the Convention of People of Texas.

After Muster, both brothers were assigned to Captain William Edwards Company, Company A, Infantry at Brazos Santiago. It is unsure which battles they fought in or how involved they were in the War. However, at the end of hostilities, Charles Diedrich Struss would return and take a wife, Mary Shultz and Johann Struss would not return. His whereabout after the civil war was never found.

When Charles returned home, he found that his step-mother had passed away.

Later, in 1866, he married Marie Shultz. They had a baby girl in 1868, but Marie passed away giving birth to the child. Charles would then remarry Dorothea Luedeke from New Ulm. They would then have several more children of which there were three girls. All in all, Charles would have 4 Struss girls of which this research has yet to locate their relationships as time passed on.

More About CHARLES 'CARL' DIEDERICH STRUSS:

Christening: April 02, 1843, Rastede, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany

Military service: February 17, 1861, Company A, Infantry, Rio Grande Regiment

Notes for MARIE SHULTZ:

Mary Shultz died giving birth to Mary Catherina Struss.

More About CHARLES STRUSS and MARIE SHULTZ:

Marriage: February 24, 1866, Frelsburg, Texas Lutheran Church

More About CHARLES STRUSS and MARIA LUEDEKE:

Marriage: Abt. 1869, Frelsburg, Texas Lutheran Church

Child of CHARLES STRUSS and MARIE SHULTZ is:

i. MARIA CATHARINA LEOPOLDINE5 STRUSS, b. January 25, 1868, New Ulm, Texas.

Notes for MARIA CATHARINA LEOPOLDINE STRUSS:

Mary (Marie) was just over a year old with Charles and his new wife, Maria Luedeke, brought his daughter to the Lutheran Church in Frelsburg to be christened. The family continued to be christian Germans and attended church regularly. The same minister who united his father, Johann Gerhard Struss and Wilhelmine Cook, his stepmother, and who married he and Mary Shultz almost two years earlier performed the christening. His name, Reverend J. Conrad Roehm.

As was common in the 1800's in the Lutheran Church, the child who is christened is given a "baptism name. In this case Maria's full christening name given was Maria Catharina Leopoldine. The three witnesses and godparents there on behalf of Mary were Maria Voss, Catharina Ahlers, and Leopold Moebees. The witnesses first names fit girl-type names for the first two names, but what was needed for a male witness, Leopold, well...just add the "ine" to get Leopoldine.

More About MARIA CATHARINA LEOPOLDINE STRUSS:

Christening: February 14, 1869, Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, Texas

Children of CHARLES STRUSS and MARIA LUEDEKE are:

ii. STRUSS CHILD5 ONE.

iii. STRUSS CHILD TWO.

iv. STRUSS CHILD THREE.

7. JOHANN CHRISTIAN4 STRUSS (FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born September 29, 1845 in Lehmdermoor, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany, and died June 22, 1903 in Jaderberg, Germany. He married ELISE MARGARETE HENRIETTE ROHDE May 15, 1874 in Jaderberg, Germany. She was born July 28, 1849 in Jaderberg, Germany, and died March 16, 1918 in Wapeldorf, Germany.

More About JOHANN STRUSS and ELISE ROHDE:

Marriage: May 15, 1874, Jaderberg, Germany

Child of JOHANN STRUSS and ELISE ROHDE is:

9. i. JOHANNE MARIE GESINE5 STRUSS, b. June 12, 1889, Lehmdermoor, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany; d. April 28, 1953, Wapeldorf, Germany.

Generation No. 5

8. WILHELM WM.5 STRUSS, SR. (JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born December 15, 1859 in Fayettville, Texas, and died August 12, 1953 in Columbus, Texas. He married JULIA LILIE January 11, 1884 in New Ulm, Texas, daughter of FRIEDERICH LILIE and FRIEDERICKE MALSCH. She was born December 05, 1864 in Brushy Community, Near Columbus, Texas, and died November 19, 1937 in Columbus, Texas.

Notes for WILHELM WM. STRUSS, SR.:

Wilhelm "Gerhard" Struss was the center focus of attention in why the initiative began to do the STRUSS Family Heritage. He never did speak of his family or where he came from to his sons or daughters and it was speculated that he must have been an illigitimate child. The author of these writings setforth to find out who his parents were and some dealings of his life history.

Johann Diedrich Struss, son of Johann Gerhard Struss, married a woman, only known as Mary, from between Fayetteville and Frelsburg, Texas. His marriage was near the beginning of the year 1859. Johann and Mary saw the birth of their first son, Wilhelm "Gerhard" Struss on December 15, 1859. Wm. Struss never knew his birthday, but the Census of 1860 saw that in June 1860, Wm. Struss was shown to be 6/12 months of age. His cemetery marker reflects a date of June 1859, but the courthouse records have shown a corrected date.

Within a year after Wilhelm was born, John was discussing the hostility between the North and the South with Paul Machemehl of Bellville, Texas. Many Germans did not believe this was their fight and many joined Paul Machemehl and rode south to Mexico to sit out the war before returning. John and his brother disagreed with Paul, but asked if Mary and little Wm. Struss and his mother could stay with his family until he returned from the hostilities. Johann Diedrich Struss never did return from the war. During Wm. Struss's first ten years, he would be reared by the Machemehl family.

On Paul Machemehl's return from Mexico, it was around 1868 that Paul began his courtship with Hermina Brune in Colorado, County Texas. Because John never returned from the civil war, Paul felt somewhat responsible as John was a dear friend and he was left looking after his son. He would take Wm. with him while he courted Hermina Brune. A very good one room school existed near the Brunes. Lewis and Fredericka Brune discussed with Florenz Brune the likelihood of Wilhelm Struss remaining with the family since his father never returned and he needed to go to school.

Lewis and Fredericka Brune agreed with both Paul Machemehl and Mary Struss that Mary and Wm. could move in with their family and Wilhelm could go to school with Amile Brune, Lewis Brune's youngest son. Mary Struss would work around the the Brune homeplace and help with the household chores. It would be here that Wm Struss would gain an education and grow up during his teenage years.

Lewis Brune, along with his oldest son, Florenz, produced cotton and grain, as well as raised many head of cattle. When Wilhelm was not attending the Zimmerscheidt School, he was helping Lewis and Florenz Brune on the outdoors. It was when Wm. was only 12 years old that he got very interested in carpentry and the building of things.

Wm met Julia (Julie) Lilie in about 1880. Or, that is when she really caught his eye. The courtship would last for about four years because Julie Lilie's parents did not want her getting married too young. She was about 5 years younger than Wm. It was on January 11, 1884 that Julie and Wm. were married. Wm. and Julie would stay on at the Florenz Brune place for a few months before moving to the Colorado River bottom in Shaws Bend. In a few years, after the birth of their first two children, Louie and Annie, Florenz Brune would sell to Wm and Julie a piece of land for about $2,000 that they would move to and live until all of their children were married and rearing families of their own.

In an interview with Willie Tietschert of Shaw's Bend on his 81st birthday, much light was shed on pieces to the puzzle that were necessary to resolve the who and where of Wilhelm Struss. Willie said that Wilhelm was reared on the Florenz Brune place in Shaw's Bend, a small area occupied by a community of German immigrants. Florenz Brune sold a piece of land across from Willie Tietschert's home to Wilhelm for about $2,000. Wilhelm and Julie Lilie moved up from the Colorado River Bottom and raised their family. Before moving to the new place, Wilhelm and Julie Lilie had their first two children, Louie and Annie.

Wilhelm Struss was a hard worker and was an excellent carpenter. He would leave for days and build homes in New Gulf, East Bernard, Eagle Lake, Weimar, Columbus, and other cities, whereever work would call. Julia (Julie) Lilie would take care of the children and do all the farm work raising cotton, corn, potatoes, cattle, horses and pigs.

All of the children born to Wm and Julie Lilie, boy and girl, would see no families having any boys to keep the STRUSS name alive, except Alwin Joseph Struss who had one child, Elmer Alvin Struss. Wm Struss was able to grin about the STRUSS name carrying on two more times in his lifetime. After a stroke during the first part of August 1953, Wilhelm laid in bed weakening each passing day. On August 10, 1953 he was informed that another STRUSS boy was born, his name was Warren William Struss. The news reached Wm Struss in the hospital and he was strong enough to give a big grin when he was informed of the birth of another Struss boy!

Wilhelm Struss died at 2:15 a.m. on August 12th in the Columbus, Texas hospital at the age of 94 years. He was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Reverend G. Wolf of St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiated in the services. Untermeyer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Willie Tietschert, Herman Brune, Lee Hastedt, Albert Brune, Herman Barten, and Louis Voskamp.

After all the children were married, Wm. and Julie Lilie moved to Columbus, Texas where they both lived the remainder of their lives

More About WILHELM WM. STRUSS, SR.:

Burial: June 20, 1966, Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas

Cause of Death: Had a stroke during the first part of August, 1953.

Notes for JULIA LILIE:

The Colorado County Citizen Thanksgiving Edition of 1937 writes:

Mrs. Wm. Struss was released from an illness of more than ten weeks early on Friday morning when she was taken from this earthly life.

Julia 'Julie' Lilie was born at Brushy (outside of Columbus, Texas) on December 5, 1864, as daughter of Fred and Fredericke (Malsch) Lilie. On January 15, 1884, she married Wm. Struss. The young couple lived in the Brushy section for three years and then moved to Shaws Ben whence they came to Columbus in 1925. Of the seven children born to them, one died in infancy (Alma), whereas six mourn the death of their mother with their father. They are Mrs. Annie Huebel of Glidden, Texas, Alvin Struss of Eagle Lake, Texas, Walter Struss of San Antonio, Texas, Louis Struss of Shaws Bend, and W.A. Struss of Columbus, Texas.

She is survived also by two sistrs, Mrs. Katie Schulenburg of Glidden, Texas, and Mrs. Louis Mey4er of Columbus, Texas. Eight grandchildren carry with them sweet memories of their grandmother.

Funeral services were in charge of Untermeyer Bros. from the family home Saturday afternoon. Reverend W.A. Flachmeier of the local Lutheran Church officiating. The following acted as pallbearers, E.G. Miller, Louis A. Voskamp, Joe Stafford, B.A. Hastings, Herman Braden, S.K. Seymour, Jr., R.R. Hadden and E. H. Rabel.

The Citizen joins with many friends of the family in sincere sympathy.

More About JULIA LILIE:

Burial: November 21, 1937, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas

Marriage Notes for WILHELM STRUSS and JULIA LILIE:

Wilhelm "Wm" Struss, after a short courtship with Julia Lilie of the Brushy Area outside of Columbus, Texas, married in the Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, Texas on January 11, 1884. Julia moved in with Wilhelm on the Florenz Brune place for a few months after marriage before later settling on the Colorado River bottom near the Shaws Bend area (just outside of Columbus). They rented their first home there from 1884 until 1891. Three of Wm and Julia's children were born at the river bottom residence, Anna Katherine "Annie", William Albert, and Louis Theodore "Louie".

More About WILHELM STRUSS and JULIA LILIE:

Marriage: January 11, 1884, New Ulm, Texas

Children of WILHELM STRUSS and JULIA LILIE are:

10. i. ALWIN JOSEPH6 STRUSS, b. October 25, 1897, Shaws Bend, Texas; d. June 18, 1966, Eagle Lake, Texas.

ii. ALMA STRUSS, b. April 06, 1892, Shaws Bend, Texas; d. June 04, 1892, Shaws Bend, Texas.

More About ALMA STRUSS:

Burial: June 06, 1892, Fitzgerald Cemetery in Shaws Bend, Texas North of Columbus, Texas

iii. WALTER FREDERICK STRUSS, b. December 18, 1903, Shaws Bend, Texas; d. November 02, 1986, El Campo, Texas.

Notes for WALTER FREDERICK STRUSS:

Walter Frederick Struss was born in Shaws Bend, Texas about five miles north of Columbus off of Highway 71. His parents were Wm. and Julia Lilie. Walter was no different than the other Struss boys in that they all had a "hard headed" German temperament.

As a matter of fact, when Walter would get mad during his teenage years, he would lose all insight to the world around him and would at times not know what he was doing. There was no such thing as sedatives in the early 1900's that would help this lifelong condition. It wasn't until Walter reached his 20's that this medication would come into being and would help stable this temperament condition.

Julia Lilie Struss, his mother, and sister Clara were always getting after Walter for doing something wrong causing him to be even more irritable. And, that is exactly what happened one day. He was known to have attacked Clara on more than one occasion around the home and on a few occasions tried to go after his mother with a butcher knife. The two brothers that Walter seemed to really get along with were Willie and AJ. He was particularly close to AJ. Neither Willie nor AJ would boss Walter around and take advantage of his hard working skills.

In 1921, just after AJ married Mathilda Wilhelmine Walling, Walter moved in with them to their first residence in Garwood, Texas. There he would work for different people in the area. It was in 1923 when AJ and Tillie were visiting Tillie's parents in Bernardo that AJ saw Fred Walling and asked him if he knew where an old strip-down Model T could be had at not too high a price. Fred knew where one was for $100 and AJ gave him the money and bought the car for Walter. Walter would then continue to work and stay with AJ and Tillie in Garwood until they moved to Eagle Lake, Texas in 1928.

In 1928, AJ took a job at the Chevrolet Dealership in Eagle Lake and Walter took a job working on the Hodde Farm on the Colorado River Bottom between Garwood and Eagle Lake. This location is where the Horton and Horton Gravel Pits were in the 1960's and early 70's. He had a one-room shack not much bigger than 200 square feet that had leaks in the roof and not much comfort. The Hodde Family once said that out of all the farm help they had, Walter Struss was by far the hardest worker they ever knew.

Walter was not very strong, but when it came to getting a job done, he would work from dawn to dusk, day-in and day-out. AJ and Tillie would welcome Walter on the weekends at their home in Eagle Lake where Walter would probably have the only bath that he would get from week to week.

Walter Struss never lost his bad temper that led to simple minded responses and was considered of unsound mind by the court systems and sent to the State Hospital in San Antonio in the 1930's. Willie and AJ hated to commit their brother, one they had tried to help all their life. However, it was necessary for the safety of the family as well as others who might be at the wrong place at the wrong time when Walter had a fit.

Elmer Struss, son of AJ Struss, reflects on his memories when he was 17 years old going with his parents to San Antonio to visit Walter. They would take him from the Hospital and go on a picnic. But, when it was time to go back to the hospital, Walter did not want to go. Elmer remembers how his dad had to be stern with Walter, but since Walter had always liked AJ as his favorite brother, he would subdue and check back into the hospital.

Walter Frederick Struss outlived all his brothers and sisters. Walter was the last to pass away. When Clara Struss Peters, wife of A.O. 'Andy' Peters, died, she left for Walter Struss two sums of money in the form of a bank account/ Bank Account One was an amount equal to a little more than a $1000 cash and Bank Account Two was a special trust account for the explicit purpose to be used for burial expenses. The State of Texas wanted that money because an individual responsible to the State Hospital can not have any substance and this meant excess cash in the view of the State.

In Walter's later years, Beepsie Struss Presley and her husband, Dr. Walter Presley helped in the transfer of Walter Struss from the San Antonio Hospital to the hospital in El Campo, Texas. Because of the medical background that Dr. Walter Presley had, he was able to convince the State to release Walter and let him come to El Campo, Texas to be taken care of there. This was done and many relatives for years would go and visit Walter on his birthday, December 18th.

In conclusion, there was a time that Walter and Beepsie approached Elmer Struss, Executor of Clara Struss's last will and testament, to tell him that the State wanted both bank accounts. Elmer won one-half the battle and released the cash account with the exception of an agreed small sum that Walter would have but did not release the trust account which Clara had declared to be used for funeral expenses. These expenses were paid out partially at the time of Walter Struss's passing on November 2, 1986. Walter is buried next to his mother and father in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas.

More About WALTER FREDERICK STRUSS:

Burial: November 04, 1986, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas

Cause of Death: Medical complications due to old age

Medical Information: Walter was of unsound mind and committed to the State Hospital in San Antonio, Texas in the 1930's. A.J. Struss becomes Guardianship in the mid 1950's.

11. iv. ANNA KATHERINE STRUSS, b. February 23, 1885, Shaws Bend Colorado Riverbottom, Near Columbus, Texas; d. March 10, 1972, Columbus, Texas.

12. v. WILLIAM ALBERT STRUSS, b. October 11, 1888, Shaws Bend Colorado Riverbottom, Near Columbus, Texas; d. November 26, 1964, El Campo, Texas.

13. vi. LOUIS THEODORE STRUSS, b. February 10, 1887, Shaws Bend Colorado River Bottom, Near Columbus, Texas; d. April 28, 1942, Shaws Bend, Texas (just North of Columbus, Texas).

vii. CLARA STRUSS, b. December 15, 1893, Shaws Bend, Texas; d. May 27, 1965, Columbus, Texas; m. ANDREA O. "ANDY" PETERS, August 02, 1923, Trinity Lutheran Church, Frelsburg, Texas; b. May 31, 1902, Ellinger, Texas; d. June 23, 1959, Columbus, Texas.

Notes for CLARA STRUSS:

Clara Struss was born in the lower Colorado River bottom near Shaws Bend (outside of Columbus, Texas) on December 5, 1895 to Wilhelm and Julia Lilie.

Clara was a few years older than Alwin Joseph (A.J.) Struss, her brother. A.J. really enjoyed dancing and music (see info on A.J. Struss). When A.J. started courting Tillie Walling, Clara would tag along sometimes to meet Fred Walling, Tillie's brother and double-date with Tillie and A.J. to the dances in Cat Spring, Bernardo, and Mentz, Texas. Many of the earlier photographs throughout the Walling Scrapbook show Fred and Clara right in the middle of all the group photos.

When Fred Walling went off to World War I, this ended any sort of real relationship that might have occurred. During this time Clara met Andy O. Peters of Frelsburg, Texas. On August 2, 1923, Clara married Andy at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg. Reverend Otto Lindenburg performed the marriage ceremonies. After getting married, Andy and Clara moved into their first home located near the present site of the Catholic Church in Columbus, Texas.

In 1941, Andy and Clara started a hardware and furniture business in Columbus, Texas and later moved to a shop located next to their second home, the home Wilhelm and Julia Lilie Struss built some twenty years earlier for he and Julia.

Andy and Clara did not have any children. But, they did have a very strong love for cats. They would take in abandoned cats, give them nourishment, and ended up having many cats that laid all around and in their home. It was not uncommon to count over 25 cats at one time throughout their home.

On Thursday, the 27th of May, 1965, Clara passed from this world. She laid bedridden in the Columbus Hospital for nine weeks. Last rites were held at the Untermeyer Funeral Home on Saturday. The Reverend H. L. Anderson of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus officiated and burial was in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery on May 29, 1965 beside her husband who died on June 23, 1959.

At the time of Clara's passing, she was survived by a sister, Mrs. Annie Katherine Struss Huebel of Columbus, Texas, and two brothers, Alwin Joseph Struss of Eagle Lake, Texas and Walter Frederick Struss of San Antonio, Texas. One of her brothers, William Albert Struss, prominent Columbus businessman, died suddenly on Thanksgiving a year before.

Pallbearers at the funeral were E.G. Miller, John E. Meismer, Louis A. Hohensee, Dick Lynton, Nolan Blaschke, C.A. Williamson, Anton Knappick, and Leon Berger.

More About CLARA STRUSS:

Burial: May 29, 1965, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas

Cause of Death: Several weeks of bedridden illness

Notes for ANDREA O. "ANDY" PETERS:

Andrea A. O. "Andy" Peters, Jr. was born May 31, 1902 in Ellinger, Texas to Andrew William Peters and Kathryn Braunschaedel Peters. He married Clara Struss on August 2, 1923 in Frelsburg, Texas. The Reverend Otto Lindenburg performed the ceremonies.

Andy and his wife established PETERS AUTO SUPPLY AND FURNITURE in Columbus, Texas on Milam Street in 1941. After he suffered his first heart attack, he reduced the stock and moved the business near his home. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Columbus Lions Club of which he was president in 1946.

Andy was always a lover of animals. As a matter of fact, for those who knew him, it was not uncommon to have as many as 25 cats around his home at any one time. Andy and Clara never did have any children.

One of the last things Andy did on Tuesday morning, June 23, 1959 before having a stroke and passing away was giving all of their cats a big breakfast. Just a few days before his death, he was deeply concerned about finding a good home for a young hound dog which had strayed to his place.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Thursday, June 25, 1959 at the Untermeyer Funeral Home for Andy O. Peters. He was 57 years of agen when he died. Andy died suddenly while waiting on a customer at his hardware store on Houston Street in Columbus. Andy had suffered from heart trouble since 1946, but most of his close friends said he seemed in good health until this day. Burial was at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas with Reverend G. Wolf officiating.

Besides Clara Struss Peters, his wife, Andy was survived by a sister, Mrs. Albert (Evelyn Peters) Brune of Columbus, Texas and two nephews, Lellius Brune stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Donald Brune of Columbus, Texas.

Pallbearers for Andy O. Peters were Louis A. Voskamp, Louis Hohensee, Edmund Fehrenkamp, J.E. Meismer, A.W. Peschel, Clyde Williamson, Alfred Chollet, and A.J. Pinn.

More About ANDREA O. "ANDY" PETERS:

Burial: June 25, 1959, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Medical Information: Andy Peters has suffered from heart trouble since being diagnosed with blood pressure problems in 1946.

Marriage Notes for CLARA STRUSS and ANDREA PETERS:

Clara Struss and Andy Peters were married in the Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, Texas. The Reverend Otto Lindenburg performed the ceremonies.

More About ANDREA PETERS and CLARA STRUSS:

Marriage: August 02, 1923, Trinity Lutheran Church, Frelsburg, Texas

9. JOHANNE MARIE GESINE5 STRUSS (JOHANN CHRISTIAN4, FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born June 12, 1889 in Lehmdermoor, Kreis Ammerland, Oldenburg, Germany, and died April 28, 1953 in Wapeldorf, Germany. She married FRIEDRICH ANTON FERKEN April 30, 1912 in Rastede, Oldenburg, Germany, son of KARL FERKEN and HELENE STULKEN. He was born October 02, 1887 in Wapeldorf, Germany, and died February 21, 1969 in Wapeldorf, Germany.

More About FRIEDRICH FERKEN and JOHANNE STRUSS:

Marriage: April 30, 1912, Rastede, Oldenburg, Germany

Child of JOHANNE STRUSS and FRIEDRICH FERKEN is:

14. i. LISA MARTHA HINRIEKE6 FERKEN, b. November 18, 1925, Wapeldorf, Germany.

Generation No. 6

10. ALWIN JOSEPH6 STRUSS (WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born October 25, 1897 in Shaws Bend, Texas, and died June 18, 1966 in Eagle Lake, Texas. He married MATHILDE WILHEMINA WALLING July 01, 1920 in Bernardo, Texas Home of Mathilde's Parents, daughter of JOHANN WALLING and JOHANNA OSTHOFF. She was born February 12, 1894 in Balltown, Iowa, and died November 29, 1982 in Eagle Lake, Texas.

Notes for ALWIN JOSEPH STRUSS:

Alwin Joseph Struss was the first child born in Wilhelm Struss's new home located along Shaw's Bend Road off Highway 71 north of Columbus, Texas. Wilhelm and Julia moved there after four long months of construction on the home. Much of the work and help was contributed by Louie, Wilhelm's second child. Annie, Louie, and William Albert were born along the river, a few miles toward Columbus from Shaw's Bend. The house still stands today.

The land the home was built on was some land that Florenz Brune sold to Wilhelm Struss around 1895. All of Wilhelm's and Julia's children were independent when it came to likes and dislikes. A.J. as Alwin Joseph was called through life, was no different. He would play in the field and get excited over the "horseless carriages" that toured up and down the old Shaw's Bend Road. He never did lose his appeal for the automobile, so proved by his first opening an auto repair business in Garwood, Texas about 1920 and then later moving to Eagle Lake, Texas and establishing A.J. Struss Auto Supply, a business that is still running today by his son, Elmer Alvin Struss.

A.J. also loved to play musical instruments. When he was young, he took a fancy to music. He could play almost any instrument by ear. He use to play in the old dance bands from 1910 to 1918 on an old platform in Shaw's Bend where dances were held every Saturday night. The community, as it was back then, a blacksmith shop, dancehall, general store, and Lutheran Church.

Judge J.J. "Jake" Mansfield of whom the Mansfield Dam at Lake Travis was named after, in or about 1915, enjoyed A.J.'s playing so much one Saturday night, he flipped him a new Silver Dollar and said that his playing was some of the best he had ever heard!

Alwin Joseph died in his home in Eagle Lake, Texas from a stroke on June 18, 1966. Funeral services were held two days later, June 20, 1966, in the Presbyterian Church. Reverend E. E. Mulliner officiated and the burial was in the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas. At the time of his death, A.J. was survived by his wife, Mathilde Walling Struss, a son, Elmer Alvin Struss, 3 grandsons, Darrell Alvin, Sidney Elmer, and Warren William Struss. He was also survived by one brother, Walter Struss of San Antonio.

More About ALWIN JOSEPH STRUSS:

Burial: June 20, 1966, Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas Colorado County

Notes for MATHILDE WILHEMINA WALLING:

In her own words, Mathilde 'Tillie' Walling wrote in the late 60's: As far back as I can remember when I was very young and small we went to church in the two-seated hack. There was a new drainage ditch that we had to cross, and I almost fell out of the hack. This scared me so much that a few weeks later when we were going to the Christmas Eve program at the church at night (the only time we went away from home at night), I sat on the back steps when on my knees and my chin in my hands, I said for them to go and I would be right there when they got back. But they put me in the hack anyway. We all got a surprise package under the tree. Mine was a little china pitcher with roses. I guess that is why I have a pitcher collection now. Rose and Fred alway tried to teach me to whistle. I must have been about twelve years old before I could make a real sound. Every Sunday I was so excited when we could go to Sunday School. Even though I was real small, I always asked Mamma what I was going to wear. Of course, I only had one Sunday dress. But one Sunday Mamma wasn't feeling well, I guess, and when I asked the same question, she said to go and put on my velvet dress. The dress was not really velvet. I ran and told Lizzie to get my velvet dress down, and they all laughed at me.

Big days for me when Papa coming home from town with a box of apples, crackers, or prunes and maybe a piece of chewing gum for each of us. I even liked the keg of salted herring in the winter. We ate them for breakfast.

I remember going to Mr. Spoerl's house with a little bucket of milk in the morning. There would be a nickel in the empty bucket for the milk and also a piece of candy for me.

I'll never forget the pretty lady on the big white horse which I got to see in a parade before the big circus. And, I'll always remember crying a week, I think, when Grandma and the Aunts sent everyone in the family a gift with Papa following his visit to Iowa except me. It was just an oversight. Then there was the Christmas we all got a stuffed toy under the tree. Mine was a dog, but by Christmas morning a mouse had eaten a hole in it and pulled out some of the cotton. I cried and cried -- so a few days after Christmas, there was a new dog for me under the tree.

When Fred was about nine and I about eleven, Papa was sick, so Fred and I were told to kill the hen for dinner. I held the legs and put the hen's neck on the log. Fred raised the axe and we both shut our eyes. When the axe fell, I turned loose. We opened our eyes and there ran the hen with just her bill chopped off.

This writing was given to Mrs. W.A. Hefner during 1965 while she was compiling a Walling Family History.

Tillie Walling was an inspiration to Sidney E. Struss, author of this overall family history in the early 1970's as he compiled the first edition of the Struss Family Heritage. The first book can be found in the Eagle Lake and Columbus, Texas libraries.

Final rites for Mathilde Wilhelmina "Tillie" Walling Struss were held Monday, November 29, 1982:

Citizens in the area were deeply saddened this week upon the death of Mrs. A.J. Tillie Struss, a long-time resident of this community. Mrs. Struss closed her eyes to a peaceful rest at the age of 88 in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital on Sunday, November 28, 1982 at 1:35 am. She had been in failing health for some time.

The Reverend Mike Barron, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Lake of which she was a lifetime member, officiated at the services which were held Monday afternoon, November 29th at 2 pm from the chapel of Mill-Bauer Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas.

Mrs. Laurina Matthews provided favorite hymns on the organ during the touching services. Names as pallbearers were Robert Samuel Martin, Herbert Glick, Isidore Ramirez, M.G. Lanier, William Brunner, Sr. and Raymond Waddell.

One of nine children, she was born on February 12, 1894 to John Benedict Walling and Johanna Marie Osthoff. The family came to Texas in 1895, settling in the Crescent community in Wharton County. In 1905 the family moved to the Bernardo Community. In 1920 Tillie Walling and Alwin Joseph Struss were united in marriage and made their home in Garwood, Texas. She taught in several schools in the area in the early years and served as a rural mail carrier during World War I. She and A.J. started A.J. Struss Auto Supply in Eagle Lake, Texas in 1936, and she remained very active in the business until her retirement in the mid-1950's.

Tillie Walling Struss was preceded in death by her husband in 1966, five sisters and her parents. Survivors include one son, Elmer A. Struss, wife Frances of Eagle Lake, three brothers, Fred Walling of Columbus, Texas, Carl Walling of Austin, Texas and Walter Walling of Brazoria; four grandsons, Darrell Struss and Sidney Struss of Houston, Texas, Warren Struss of Austin, Texas, and Lt. John Moore, United States Navy; two great granddaughters, two great grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives; and a host of friends in the community and area.

Tillie was noted for here talented handwork such as afghans which she many times donated for community organization fund-raisers. She was a very loving woman and her friends could be counted by her acquaintances.

More About MATHILDE WILHEMINA WALLING:

Burial: December 01, 1982, Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas Colorado County

Cause of Death: Ailing health and heart failure

Confirmation: 1910, Mentz Lutheran Church

Marriage Notes for ALWIN STRUSS and MATHILDE WALLING:

Alwin Joseph Struss and Mathilde Wilhemina "Tillie" Walling were united in marriage on a Thursday afternoon at the home of the Tillie's mother, Mrs. Johanna B. Walling of Bernardo, Texas. The date was July 1, 1920.

Immediately following their wedding trip and honeymoon, the couple moved to Garwood, Texas where A.J. started an auto repair business and gasoline station.

More About ALWIN STRUSS and MATHILDE WALLING:

Marriage: July 01, 1920, Bernardo, Texas Home of Mathilde's Parents

Child of ALWIN STRUSS and MATHILDE WALLING is:

15. i. ELMER ALVIN7 STRUSS, b. May 21, 1922, Garwood, Colorado County, Texas; d. February 24, 2003, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

11. ANNA KATHERINE6 STRUSS (WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born February 23, 1885 in Shaws Bend Colorado Riverbottom, Near Columbus, Texas, and died March 10, 1972 in Columbus, Texas. She married JOHN HUEBEL, JR. March 15, 1909 in Glidden, Texas, son of JOHN HUEBEL and CAROLINA HANTZ. He was born April 15, 1884 in Ellinger, Texas, and died May 10, 1926 in Glidden, Texas.

Notes for ANNA KATHERINE STRUSS:

Wm. and Julia Lilie Struss did not waste any time in deciding to have a family once they got married on the 11th day of January in 1884. It was just 13 months later that they celebrated the birth of their first child, Anna Katherine Struss. Annie, as most friends and relatives called her in later life, was a very healthy looking baby when she was born. She was welcomed by one set of grandparents, Friedrich and Friedericke Malsch Lilie.

Julia had just turned the age of 25 years when her first child was born. Wm. had just turned 26 years old. Anna was 24 years old when she asked Wm. and Julia if she could marry this man that was working for the railroad in Columbus, John Huebel, Jr. They gave their consent, and on the 15th of March 1909, Anna Katherine Struss and John Huebel, Jr. were wed in Glidden, Texas.

Annie and John made their home in Glidden, Texas (just outside of Columbus, Texas) for many years while John worked for the railroad. It had been said many times by A.J. Struss, Anna's brother, that he supposed Annie got her recipe and talents from John at "Beer Making". Alwin Struss (AJ) and Tillie Walling reflected on some memories one day and said they were visiting Annie in Glidden when she had to go stir the cooking in the back shed where she was making beer. No sooner did she come back inside when an awful explosion was heard out back. They laughed about it years later, but Annie said it must have had something to do with some new added ingredients she had put in the beer!

Annie was married to John for 17 years when a freak accident on the railroad took his life. John Huebel died on May 10, 1926. However, John and Annie did start a family about four years after they were married. Born on the 18th of March 1912 was their first son, Leon William Huebel. It was seven years later before John and Annie had another child, and this time his name given was after his father, John Huebel. "Little" John later in life got to be known as Hub. Hub was born on the 27th of March, 1919.

After the death of John, Annie never remarried. She moved after several years into Columbus where she lived the remainder of her life. Sidney Struss would spend weekends in Columbus in a spare room while attending Texas A&M University between 1968 and 1972.

More About ANNA KATHERINE STRUSS:

Burial: March 12, 1972, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas

Notes for JOHN HUEBEL, JR.:

John Huebel was born on April 15, 1884 in Ellinger, Texas. He was well known throughout his lifetime as one of the best switch foremens and railroad repair men of the railway lines in Colorado County, Texas. However, his life was shortened tragically when a dump car in Glidden, Texas failed to operate properly.

John was 42 years old when the accident occurred taking his life. This was on a Monday afternoon, May 10, 1926 at 5:30 pm. His crew had been unloading some ballast gravel on the east lead track, and when one of the automatic dump cars refused to operate as the air was applied to it, John stepped in between the car track and body to see what was holding it. The car body with its immense load of ballast suddenly swung toward him and pinioned him between the body of the car and the truck frame. The edge of the car struck him in the chest crushing his body to a pulp and breaking both of his arms. He died instantly!

Yard Master J.R. McMahan and Assistant Train Master Weatherford were both present when the accident happened. Doctors from Columbus rushed to the scene, but life was extinct before they reached him. Justice of the Peace E.C. Thrower held an inquest finding that he met his death from accidental causes.

John's funeral services were held at the residence at 4:00 pm on Tuesday afternoon. Reverend E.F. Park of the Catholic Church officiated. The remains were laid to rest in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas. One of the largest crowds in recent times attended the obsequies.

John was one of the highest respected citizens of the Glidden area, an old employee of the railroad and popular with all who knew him. At the time of his death he was survived by his father, John Huebel, Sr. of Ellinger, a sister, Mrs. Buxkemper of Slaton, Texas, five brothers Frank and Emil of Ellinger, Henry Huebel of Flatoni, and Willie and Otto Huebel of La Grange, Texas; also, his wife Annie Struss Huebel and his two sons, fourteen and seven years of age.

More About JOHN HUEBEL, JR.:

Burial: May 12, 1926, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas

Cause of Death: John Huebel, Jr. was killed in the railroad yards in Glidden, Texas

More About JOHN HUEBEL and ANNA STRUSS:

Marriage: March 15, 1909, Glidden, Texas

Children of ANNA STRUSS and JOHN HUEBEL are:

16. i. LEON WILLIAM7 HUEBEL, b. March 18, 1912, Glidden, Texas.

17. ii. JOHN 'HUB' HUEBEL, JR., b. March 27, 1919, Glidden, Texas.

12. WILLIAM ALBERT6 STRUSS (WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born October 11, 1888 in Shaws Bend Colorado Riverbottom, Near Columbus, Texas, and died November 26, 1964 in El Campo, Texas. He married (1) JENNIE FRELS December 26, 1912 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Frelsburg, Texas, daughter of WILHELM FRELS and ANNA LEYENDECKER. She was born September 25, 1885 in Frelsburg, Texas, and died June 01, 1953 in Shaws Bend, Colorado County, Texas. He married (2) ADELE SCHERBIG 1954 in Columbus, Colorado County, Texas, daughter of HERMAN SCHERBIG and MATILDA SCHULTZ. She was born July 23, 1906, and died January 14, 1995.

More About WILLIAM ALBERT STRUSS:

Burial: November 28, 1964, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas

Notes for JENNIE FRELS:

Last rites were held for Jennie Frels Struss on a Tuesday afternoon who died at the age of 67 years in her home on Monday morning after having been in ill health for some time. The Reverend G. Wolf officiated and burial was in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Jennie had spent her entire life in Colorado County, Texas. She was born Jennie Frels September 25, 1885, the daughter of William G. and Margaretha Leyendecker at Frelsburg, a community which bore her family name.

She was a member of Saint Paul's Lutheran Church and a past president of the Lutheran Ladies' Aid; a member of the Columbus Study Club which organization she served as president from 1934 to 1936; an active member of the Columbus Garden Club; member of the Eastern Star; member of the Sam Houston State Teachers College Ex-Students Association; and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy having been recording secretary of the local chapter.

Pallbearers were her four son-in-laws, V.H. Ueckert, Lloyd Barrow, Walter Presley, and Robert Schiller and two nephews, Leon Huebel of Houston, Texas and John Huebel of Lake Jackson.

More About JENNIE FRELS:

Burial: June 03, 1953, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas

More About WILLIAM STRUSS and JENNIE FRELS:

Marriage: December 26, 1912, Trinity Lutheran Church, Frelsburg, Texas

More About ADELE SCHERBIG:

Burial: January 17, 1995, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

More About WILLIAM STRUSS and ADELE SCHERBIG:

Marriage: 1954, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

Children of WILLIAM STRUSS and JENNIE FRELS are:

18. i. RUBY ANNA7 STRUSS, b. November 18, 1918, Shaws Bend, Texas.

19. ii. ROSANNA ELIZABETH STRUSS, b. August 16, 1924, Columbus, Texas.

20. iii. ROBERTA CLARA 'BEEPSIE' STRUSS, b. January 15, 1921, Shaws Bend, Texas.

iv. NORMA STRUSS, b. Shaws Bend, Texas.

13. LOUIS THEODORE6 STRUSS (WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born February 10, 1887 in Shaws Bend Colorado River Bottom, Near Columbus, Texas, and died April 28, 1942 in Shaws Bend, Texas (just North of Columbus, Texas). He married (1) SOPHIA KOEHL, daughter of HENRY KOEHL and MARGARET EMBROCK. She was born July 11, 1902 in Columbus, Texas, and died June 22, 1981 in Bellville, Texas. He married (2) ANGELIKA 'YELA' TIETSCHERT November 29, 1910 in Shaws Bend, Texas, daughter of ERNST TIETSCHERT and CHRISTIANA PETERS. She was born May 06, 1888 in Shaws Bend, Texas, and died December 29, 1938 in Shaws Bend, Texas (just North of Columbus, Texas).

Notes for LOUIS THEODORE STRUSS:

Colorado County Citizen writes January 3, 1939:

Funeral services for Louis Theodore Struss, 55, who died suddenly Tuesday night at his home in Shaws Bend, just outside of Columbus in Colorado County, Texas, were set for Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence. Columbus Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, with Reverend W. A. Flachmeier officiating. Burial was to be in the Brune Cemetery at Shaw's Bend.

Pall bearers were Awald Kansteiner, Monroe Kuhn, Herman Brune, Fritz Horndt, W.H. Miekow, E.C. Fehrenkamp, Ned Burford, and Louis Voskamp.

Mr. Struss, son of William (Wm.) Struss and Julia Lilie Struss, was born in Colorado County on February 10, 1887. He had been a farmer and stockman in the Shaws Bend community for the past 30 years, where he was affiliated with the Lutheran Church and Sons of Herman Lodge.

In 1910, Mr. Struss was married to Miss Angelina Tietschert who died in 1939. He married Mrs. Sophia Koehl in 1941.

Surviving at the time of Mr. Struss's death are a daughter, Mrs. Harry Hlinsky of Austin, two sisters, Mrs. A.O. Peters and Mrs. Annie Huebel of Columbus; three brothers W.A. Struss of Columbus, Texas, A.J. Struss of Eagle Lake, Texas and Walter Struss of San Antonio, Texas; and a grandson, Neal Harris Hlinsky of Austin, Texas.

More About LOUIS THEODORE STRUSS:

Burial: April 30, 1942, Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend, Texas

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

More About SOPHIA KOEHL:

Burial: June 24, 1981, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

Notes for ANGELIKA 'YELA' TIETSCHERT:

On the afternoon of Friday, December 31`, 1938, funeral services were held for Angelika Tietschert Struss at her residence where she and Louie Struss lived for almost 25 years. in Shaw's Bend. The Reverend W. A. Flachmeier officiated and the choir of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church sang several selections. As mentioned earlier, Angelika was the daughter of Ernst and Catherine Peters Tietschert born on May 6th, 1888. Angelika was also baptized and confirmed as a member of the Lutheran Church.

At the time of Angelika's passing, she was survived by Louie Struss, her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Harry Hlinsky of Shaw's Bend, her mother Catherine Tietschert, and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Frank J. Miller of Houston, Mrs. Carl H. Walling "Frieda" of Austin, Texas, Mrs. Raymond Fowler of Columbus, Texas, Wilhelm "Willie" Tietschert of Columbus, Texas, and Max A. Tietschert of Valentine, Texas.

Angelika was buried in the Brune Cemetery located on the Shaw's Bend Road off of Highway 71 north of Columbus, Texas. The Untermeyer Brothers were in charge of all the arrangements.

The pallbearers were Louis Voskamp, Fritz Horndt, Ewald Kansteiner, Fritz Balzar, Theo Kuhn, and Herman Brune.

More About ANGELIKA 'YELA' TIETSCHERT:

Burial: December 31, 1938, Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend, Texas

Cause of Death: Died from complications from strep throat

Marriage Notes for LOUIS STRUSS and ANGELIKA TIETSCHERT:

Once again, a lifelong friend, and a descendant of the Brune Family with whom Wilhelm Wm. Struss spent many years, joined many friends and guests at the ceremony of marriage between Louis Theodore Struss and Angelika 'Yela' Tietschert on November 29, 1910.

His name was Louis H. Brune. Louis was present at the ceremony for two reasons, one, as a friend, and the other, as Justice of the Peace. It was Louis Brune that performed the marriage ceremony for Louie and Yela.

More About LOUIS STRUSS and ANGELIKA TIETSCHERT:

Marriage: November 29, 1910, Shaws Bend, Texas

Child of LOUIS STRUSS and ANGELIKA TIETSCHERT is:

21. i. LEONA ANNIE KATHERINE7 STRUSS, b. April 07, 1913, Shaws Bend, North of Columbus, Colorado County, Texas; d. November 04, 1998, Shaws Bend, North of Columbus, Colorado County, Texas.

14. LISA MARTHA HINRIEKE6 FERKEN (JOHANNE MARIE GESINE5 STRUSS, JOHANN CHRISTIAN4, FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born November 18, 1925 in Wapeldorf, Germany. She married KARL FRIEDRICH BUNTEMEYER June 26, 1948 in Rastede, Oldenburg, Germany, son of JOHANN BUNTEMEYER and JOHANNA HARMS. He was born August 04, 1915 in Hahnermoor, Germany, and died March 18, 1984 in Wapeldorf, Germany.

More About KARL BUNTEMEYER and LISA FERKEN:

Marriage: June 26, 1948, Rastede, Oldenburg, Germany

Child of LISA FERKEN and KARL BUNTEMEYER is:

22. i. FRITZ JOHANN7 BUNTEMEYER, b. 1948, Wapeldorf, Germany.

Generation No. 7

15. ELMER ALVIN7 STRUSS (ALWIN JOSEPH6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born May 21, 1922 in Garwood, Colorado County, Texas, and died February 24, 2003 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas. He married (1) DOROTHY MAUREEN SLATON August 28, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of SIDNEY SLATON and ADA CASTON. She was born December 12, 1923 in Mansfield, Louisiana, and died December 14, 1974 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He married (2) MARY FRANCES PRYOR August 21, 1965 in Woodland Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.

More About ELMER ALVIN STRUSS:

Burial: February 28, 2003, Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas

Notes for DOROTHY MAUREEN SLATON:

Dorothy Maureen Slaton was born on December 12, 1923 in Red River Parish just outside of Mansfield, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Sidney Slaton and Ada Caston. Her birthplace still stands today, 2002, located on what is known as "4 mile hill" just outside Mansfield. After Ada sold the home place to one of her daughters, Lexie Leona Slaton who married Eugene Goldsby. After the passing of Eugene and Lexie, the home was left to Jackie Goldsby, son of Lexie and Eugene. He still lives in the home where he and his wife have reared several children.

Dorothy was an average student in Mansfield High School and is so reflected by her graduating in the top half of her graduating class in 1940. Soon after graduating while attending a dance in Eagle Lake, Texas with her brother Prentice Slaton, she met Elmer Alvin Struss. Prentice was an oil field worker and was assigned to drilling wells near Eagle Lake at the time. As a matter of fact, Prentice Slaton was the crew foreman for the first well to be drilled in Shell Oil Company's successful field in Sheridan, Texas. Prentice died just a year after Elmer and Dorothy were married from a heart attack drilling a well just outside of Cleveland, Texas. Elmer and Dorothy's courtship began and as it was evolving, Elmer was assigned to Chicago, Illinois with the Navy. Dorothy Slaton traveled to Chicago with Elmer's parents in the Summer of 1943 where she and Elmer were married on August 28, 1943.

Elmer was attending part of Northwestern University in downtown Chicago where the Northwestern Medical and Legal School is located. This is where the 4-Month Officer Training School was located. Elmer was commissioned on August 20, 1943 while his parents and Dorothy were on their way up to Chicago. On August 28th they were married, only a week after Elmer's commission.

Dorothy and her husband lived in Chicago for the next five months. Dorothy would remain in Chicago while Elmer was out on a new destroyer, a 2100 ton Destroyer called the Cushing.

Dorothy and Elmer would live in Chicago until the middle of 1945 when the school was closed.

Over the years Dorothy would become very addicted to alcohol. She was a very serious alcoholic, much like her father was when she was growing up. The problem got so severe with Dorothy attending AA in Wharton, Texas to getting treatment at Austin, Texas on two different occasions, that Elmer Alvin and her began divorce proceeding in 1964. It was in 1965 that the divorce litigations became final. Dorothy moved to Shreveport and stayed with family. Dorothy's second son, Sidney, would bake a cake for each month that Dorothy would have a clean slate attending AA in Wharton, Texas. The longest Dorothy made it with AA was 12 months as Sidney had baked a cake and placed 12 candles on the cake. Dorothy returned home and had consumed so much alcohol, it was necessary to put her in bed right away. This, of course, broke her son's heart as he was really trying to help. Dorothy apologized for this happening and Sidney tried one more time, but only three months and three candles as Dorothy arrived home in a drunken slumber.

Dorothy was found dead in her apartment in Shreveport, Louisiana on December 14, 1975. She had many bruises on her body in the open casket ceremonies, but none of the family wanted to inquire into how they were received. Darrell, Sidney, and Warren attended the funeral services in Mansfield, Louisiana. Dorothy was laid to rest in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery a few miles outside of Coushatta, Louisiana near the location where her mother Ada Caston was reared in her early childhood.

More About DOROTHY MAUREEN SLATON:

Burial: December 16, 1974, Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Cause of Death: Liver failure and kidney problems due to excessive drinking

Medical Information: Dorothy, beginning about when she was 30 years old, started drinking excessively. She became an alcoholic and tried to kick the habit by attending AA in Wharton, Texas.

Marriage Notes for ELMER STRUSS and DOROTHY SLATON:

The September 3, 1943 Edition of the Eagle Lake Headlight reads:

The marriage of Miss Dorothy Slaton, daughter of Mrs. Ada Slaton of Mansfield, Louisiana to Ensign Elmer A. Struss, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Struss of Eagle Lake was solemnized in the chapel of the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois, Saturday evening, August 28, 1943 at 5 pm with the Reverend Kenneth N. Hildebrand reading the double ring ceremony.

The bride wore a costume of navy velvet with black accessories and an orchid corsage. The groom wore his white navy dress uniform. They will make their home in Chicago where Ensign Struss is stationed at the U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipman's School.

Mrs. Struss is a graduate of the Mansfield, Louisiana High School and of Commercial College. She is a very lovable and beautiful girl and has a number of acquaintances and friends in Eagle Lake where she has frequently visited.

Ensign Struss needs no introduction to the community. He is a graduate of the Eagle Lake High School. He attended SWTTC at San Marcos and finished up at the University of Texas. Immediately upon graduation, he entered Midshipmen's School in Chicago. He is a young man of exemplary habits and numberous friends will join the Headlight in wishing for him and his fair bride the joys of a long and happy married life.

More About ELMER STRUSS and DOROTHY SLATON:

Marriage: August 28, 1943, Chicago, Illinois

More About ELMER STRUSS and MARY PRYOR:

Marriage: August 21, 1965, Woodland Baptist Church in Houston, Texas

Children of ELMER STRUSS and DOROTHY SLATON are:

23. i. DARRELL ALVIN8 STRUSS, b. November 02, 1945, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

24. ii. SIDNEY ELMER STRUSS, b. March 11, 1950, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

25. iii. WARREN WILLIAM STRUSS, b. August 10, 1953, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

Child of ELMER STRUSS and MARY PRYOR is:

iv. JOHN STEPHEN8 MOORE, b. March 18, 1954, Houston, Texas; m. NANCY MOHAN, March 18, 1978, Streator, Illinois; b. Streator, Illinois.

Notes for JOHN STEPHEN MOORE:

John Stephen Moore was born in Houston, Texas as the son of Max Moore and Mary Frances Pryor. He was only 10 years old when Elmer Struss married his second wife, Mary Frances. John did not fit in at first with his new three brothers, but after only a couple of years of toughening in a small town, and facing Morton Parker from across the street, the bully of the neighborhood, John immediately got accepted by Darrell, Sidney, and Warren.

John excelled most of his life in and out of the sports arena as well as in the classroom. On May 27, 1971, John Moore was selected for the University of Idaho Science Program. The University of Idaho announced that John Moore, a junior at Rice Consolidated, had been selected to participate in a six-week student science training program to be held in the summer in Moscow, Idaho. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the program was designed to give recognition and advanced training to high ability high school students from all over the United States.

John had shown exceptional aptitude for science at Rice High School and planned to major in some field of science or mathematics in his university career. At Idaho he studied solid state electronics, elementary particles, space science, environmental chemistry, number theory, and science and society. The 40 students selected for this program came from 20 different states.

Upon graduating, John recieved an appointment to the United States Corps of Cadets at West Point by Senator John Tower, Republican from Texas. He also received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy by Congressman J.J. 'Jake' Pickle. John would accept the Naval Academy appointment where he would spend the next 20 years of his military career and retire. After his retirement, John has continued working for the military, but in civilian status.

More About JOHN STEPHEN MOORE:

Appointment: June 1972, Nominated to West Point by Senator John Tower (R-Tx)

Football: 1969, Continued His Brother Sidney's Number 62 in High School

Valedictorian: May 25, 1972, Rice Consolidated High School, Altair, Texas

Notes for NANCY MOHAN:

Nancy was born and raised in Streator, Illinois. She was a 1972 graduate of Streator High School. After graduation she attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois from 1972-1974 and then the University of Illinois 1974-1976 and graduated with a BS in Accounting. At the time of her wedding with John Moore, she was employed with Schleeter, Monsen & Debacker in Charleston, South Carolina.

More About JOHN MOORE and NANCY MOHAN:

Marriage: March 18, 1978, Streator, Illinois

16. LEON WILLIAM7 HUEBEL (ANNA KATHERINE6 STRUSS, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born March 18, 1912 in Glidden, Texas. He married WILLOIS LACEY November 17, 1940 in Palestine, Texas, daughter of WILLIAM LACEY and MARTHA RUSSELL. She was born September 28, 1919 in Palestine, Texas.

Notes for LEON WILLIAM HUEBEL:

Leon William Huebel, also known as Lee, was born on the 18th of March, 1912 to John Huebel, Jr. and Anna Katherine Struss in Glidden, Texas in Colorado County. Leon attended elementary schools in Glidden and later graduated from Columbus High School in Colubus, Texas in 1929.

Upon graduation from high school, Leon enrolled in Texas A&M College in College Station, Texas. In 1939 Leon would receive a Masters Degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering. He was immediately employed by Baroid, a Division of National Lead, where he remained until his retirement in 1977. However, the day after his retirement, Baroid contracted him to return to work and continue his plans for the furtherqance of the company's acquisition program. In 1982, he fully retired and moved from Houston where he had lived since 1945 to 88-E South Bay Drive in Bullard, Texas where he and Willois are enjoying a wonderful life.

During Leon's tenure with Baroid, he worked in the Research and Development field of the company and in the late 1940's obtained a patent for treatment of drilling mud. The patent was the result of many years of agressive effort in the research and development field. These findings and results are still in use today. Subsequently Leon also directed a venture in oil field chemical treatment business, which became an important segment of Baroid's drilling efforts and are also in continuing usage. He was also successful in the initiation and development of a number of oil field drilling mud products, which continue to be useful.

And, he was credited with one of the most important of all the company's acquisitions. He was recognized throughout the nation for his work in this field.

In August of 1940, Leon met Willois Laceyl and later were married on November 17, 1940 in Palestine, Texas. Born to this marriage were three children, William Leon, David Lacey, and Martha.

Leon, along with his wife Willois, has been avid golfers for many years. They enjoyed dances of all kinds, gin rummy, and MaJongg as part of their social interests. Leon and Willois were always known for their wonderful parties and super cuisine. Leon was famous for his barbecue, both far and near.

The Colorado County Citizen writes during World War II:

Leon W. Huebel, with the chemical warfare service in Alaska, has been promoted from the rank of Captain to Major. He is a son of Mrs. Annie Struss Huebel of Glidden, Texas.

Major Huebel has been in overseas service in the Aleutian Islands and Alaska for almost two years. He entered the Army in December 1941, with the rank of first lieutenant.

Following his graduation from A&M College with a reserve commission, Leon continued at College Station as an instructor in chemical engineering, while working toward his Master's Degree. He was employed by the Baroid Sales company before he was called to active duty.

His wife and son William Lee reside in Palestine, Texas.

More About LEON WILLIAM HUEBEL:

Degree: 1939, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Graduation: 1929, Columbus High School

Retirement: 1977, Baroid, a Division of National Lead

Notes for WILLOIS LACEY:

Willois Lacey was the only daughter of Martha Elizabeth Russell and William David Lacey of Palestine, Texas. Willois graduated from Palestine High School in 1936 and entered Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she graduated in 1940 with a Music Degree. Willois though her studies and hard work became an accomplished pianist.

Willois was born in Palestine, Texas on September 28, 1919. In August of 1940, Willois Lacey met Leon Huebel and later were married on November 17, 1940 in Palestine, Texas. Born to this marriage were three children, William Leon, David Lacey, and Martha.

Willois, along with her husband Leon, has been an avid golfer for many years. She enjoyed dances of all kinds, gin rummy, MaJongg as part of their social interests. She was always known for her wonderful parties and super cuisine. Leon was famous for his barbecue, both far and near.

Willois recalls how famous her mother-in-law, Anna Katherine Struss, was with her unforgettable coffee cakes. Willois has excelled in this culinary art, also.

More About LEON HUEBEL and WILLOIS LACEY:

Marriage: November 17, 1940, Palestine, Texas

Children of LEON HUEBEL and WILLOIS LACEY are:

26. i. WILLIAM LEON8 HUEBEL, b. November 14, 1941, Los Angeles, California.

ii. MARTHA ANN HUEBEL, b. February 22, 1946, Palestine, Texas; m. ANDREW JOSEPH WILHOIT; b. December 12, 1948, San Francisco, California.

Notes for MARTHA ANN HUEBEL:

Martha Ann Huebel was born on the 22nd day of February, 1946 in Palestine, Texas. Her parents were Leon Huebel and Willois Lacey. Before Martha was one year old, the family moved to Houston, Texas.

Martha graduated from Lamar High School in Houston, Texas in 1964. Immediately after the short summer that followed graduation, Martha enrolled in SMU in Dallas, Texas where she graduated in 1968. After graduation, she moved back to Houston, Texas and began her teaching career in the Houston Independent School District.

After her first teaching assignment in Houston, Martha moved to Maracaibo, Venezuela where she taught school for one year in 1969 for children of parents of American Oil Company employees. Finding very quickly that life in Venezuela was not all that was imagined, Martha found her return trip back to Houston, Texas in 1970 long awaited for. Almost as soon as Martha returned she married Byron Thomas Berly. Four years went by and Martha agreed that this was not a marriage "made in heaven" and ended the union in divorce in 1974.

In the latter part of 1973, Martha ended her teaching career and joined the Public Television Network in Houston acting in a role of fundraiser. A few years later Martha left the television studios and went back to teaching, but in a corporate environment, training personnel to use computer software packages.

In 1982 Martha Ann married Andrew Joseph Wilhoit who today are proud parents of one dog and three cats.

More About MARTHA ANN HUEBEL:

Degree: 1968, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas

Graduation: 1964, Lamar High School in Houston, Texas

Notes for ANDREW JOSEPH WILHOIT:

Andrew Joseph Wilhoit was born in San Francisco, California on the 12th day of December, 1948 to Mary Gannon and Bill Rogers Wilhoit. Mary was born on May 19, 1922 in San Francisco. Bill was born on October 28, 1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The famioly moved to Texas in 1957. Andrew graduatred from high school in Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Academy in 1967 and graduated from the University of Texas in 1974. Andrew is quite an outdoorsman with a keen interest in hunting, fishing, reading, and maintaining a very low profile.

More About ANDREW JOSEPH WILHOIT:

Degree: 1974, University of Texas in Austin, Texas

Graduation: 1967, Corpus Christi Academy

Outdoorsman: Keen interest in hunting, fishing, reading and maintaining low profile

27. iii. DAVID LACEY HUEBEL, b. July 14, 1951, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

17. JOHN 'HUB'7 HUEBEL, JR. (ANNA KATHERINE6 STRUSS, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born March 27, 1919 in Glidden, Texas. He married MARY KATHERINE ADAMS March 17, 1948 in Honeygrove, Texas, daughter of ARCHIBALD ADAMS and KATE WILSON. She was born August 21, 1920 in Jacksonville, Texas.

More About JOHN 'HUB' HUEBEL, JR.:

Christening: June 01, 1919, Shaws Bend, Texas

More About JOHN HUEBEL and MARY ADAMS:

Marriage: March 17, 1948, Honeygrove, Texas

Children of JOHN HUEBEL and MARY ADAMS are:

28. i. ANNA KATHERINE8 HUEBEL, b. April 14, 1948, Columbus, Texas.

29. ii. ROBERT LEE HUEBEL, b. April 03, 1951.

18. RUBY ANNA7 STRUSS (WILLIAM ALBERT6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born November 18, 1918 in Shaws Bend, Texas. She married ROBERT EDWIN SCHILLER, JR. March 16, 1941 in Columbus, Texas. He was born July 17, 1918 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

More About ROBERT SCHILLER and RUBY STRUSS:

Marriage: March 16, 1941, Columbus, Texas

Children of RUBY STRUSS and ROBERT SCHILLER are:

30. i. ROBERTA ANN8 SCHILLER, b. September 19, 1943, Providence, Rhode Island.

31. ii. REBECCA SCHILLER, b. October 12, 1946, Columbus, Texas.

32. iii. ROBERT JOHN SCHILLER, b. February 06, 1950, Bryan-College Station, Texas.

iv. RICHARD CARL SCHILLER, b. September 29, 1954, Bryan-College Station, Texas.

19. ROSANNA ELIZABETH7 STRUSS (WILLIAM ALBERT6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born August 16, 1924 in Columbus, Texas. She married VERDES HARDING UECKERT August 16, 1944, son of EDWIN UECKERT and TONIE ZAJICEK. He was born October 17, 1921 in Bellville, Austin County, Texas.

More About VERDES HARDING UECKERT:

Degree: 1942, Texas A&M University in Veterinary Medicine

Military service: Bet. 1941 - 1944, United States Naval Corps

More About VERDES UECKERT and ROSANNA STRUSS:

Marriage: August 16, 1944

Children of ROSANNA STRUSS and VERDES UECKERT are:

33. i. WILLIAM P.8 UECKERT, b. March 19, 1949, Bryan, Texas.

ii. DOUGLAS UECKERT, b. August 24, 1954, Las Vegas, Nevada; d. May 13, 1985, Las Vegas, Nevada; m. DIANA SMITH, August 20, 1983.

More About DOUGLAS UECKERT:

Degree: University of Nevada in Reno, Nevada

More About DOUGLAS UECKERT and DIANA SMITH:

Marriage: August 20, 1983

iii. EDWIN J. UECKERT, b. August 27, 1958, Phoenix, Arizona.

More About EDWIN J. UECKERT:

Degree: BS in Criminal Justice at University of Nevada

20. ROBERTA CLARA 'BEEPSIE'7 STRUSS (WILLIAM ALBERT6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born January 15, 1921 in Shaws Bend, Texas. She married DR. WALTER DUSON PRESLEY October 21, 1944 in Lutheran Church in Columbus, Texas, son of JOHN PRESLEY and NELLIE HICKS. He was born August 16, 1915 in El Campo, Texas.

More About WALTER PRESLEY and ROBERTA STRUSS:

Marriage: October 21, 1944, Lutheran Church in Columbus, Texas

Children of ROBERTA STRUSS and WALTER PRESLEY are:

34. i. JENNIFER 'JENNIE' LYNN8 PRESLEY, b. July 20, 1946, McAlaster, Oklahoma.

35. ii. KATHLEEN PRESLEY, b. June 20, 1949, El Campo, Texas.

21. LEONA ANNIE KATHERINE7 STRUSS (LOUIS THEODORE6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born April 07, 1913 in Shaws Bend, North of Columbus, Colorado County, Texas, and died November 04, 1998 in Shaws Bend, North of Columbus, Colorado County, Texas. She married HARRY JOSEPH HLINSKY April 24, 1933 in La Grange, Texas, son of THOMAS HLINSKY and ANNA SLOVACEK. He was born October 04, 1912 in Ellinger, Texas, and died November 17, 1976 in Columbus, Texas.

More About LEONA ANNIE KATHERINE STRUSS:

Burial: November 06, 1998, Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend, Colorado County, Texas

Confirmation: 1929, Shaws Bend Lutheran Church

More About HARRY JOSEPH HLINSKY:

Burial: November 19, 1976, Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend, Colorado County, Texas

Occupation: Ranching and Farming

More About HARRY HLINSKY and LEONA STRUSS:

Marriage: April 24, 1933, La Grange, Texas

Children of LEONA STRUSS and HARRY HLINSKY are:

i. NEAL HARRIS8 HLINSKY, b. February 01, 1941, Austin, Texas; d. August 26, 1994, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas; m. CAROLYN 'KELLY' ADEL GROSS; b. August 06, 1945, Clarksville, Tennessee.

More About NEAL HARRIS HLINSKY:

Burial: August 29, 1994, Brune Cemetery on Shaws Bend Road, Colorado County, Texas

Christening: November 08, 1953, St. Johns Lutheran Church in Ellinger, Texas

36. ii. PATRICIA ANN HLINSKY, b. December 21, 1953.

22. FRITZ JOHANN7 BUNTEMEYER (LISA MARTHA HINRIEKE6 FERKEN, JOHANNE MARIE GESINE5 STRUSS, JOHANN CHRISTIAN4, FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born 1948 in Wapeldorf, Germany. He married ELSBETH HILLE BEHRENS 1974 in Wiefelstede, daughter of KARL BEHRENS and DORA DUNKER. She was born 1948 in Mansholt, Germany.

More About FRITZ BUNTEMEYER and ELSBETH BEHRENS:

Marriage: 1974, Wiefelstede

Children of FRITZ BUNTEMEYER and ELSBETH BEHRENS are:

i. RALF8 BUNTEMEYER, b. 1975, Oldenburg, Germany.

ii. STEFAN BUNTEMEYER, b. 1980, Oldenburg, Germany.

iii. SANDRA BUNTEMEYER, b. 1981, Oldenburg, Germany.

Generation No. 8

23. DARRELL ALVIN8 STRUSS (ELMER ALVIN7, ALWIN JOSEPH6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born November 02, 1945 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas. He married MONIQUE THOMAS HOGGE October 21, 1978 in Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 116 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, daughter of LAURIER THOMAS and MRS. THOMAS.

Marriage Notes for DARRELL STRUSS and MONIQUE HOGGE:

The reception following the wedding ceremonies was held on the patio of La Hacienda de los Morales Restaurant on 10440 Deerwood Drive in Houston, Texas.

More About DARRELL STRUSS and MONIQUE HOGGE:

Marriage: October 21, 1978, Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 116 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas

Children of DARRELL STRUSS and MONIQUE HOGGE are:

i. THOMAS9 HOGGE.

ii. MARK HOGGE.

24. SIDNEY ELMER8 STRUSS (ELMER ALVIN7, ALWIN JOSEPH6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born March 11, 1950 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas. He met BARBARA JEAN O'DELL July 24, 1976 in Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, daughter of MILTON O'DELL and BERTIE SMITH. She was born October 27, 1947 in Austin, Travis County, Texas.

Notes for SIDNEY ELMER STRUSS:

Sidney Elmer Struss was born at 9:30 am on March 11, 1950, son of Elmer Alvin Struss and Dorothy Maureen Slaton, in Eagle Lake Community Hospital.

Sidney attended Eagle Lake Elementary and Middle Schools and graduated from Eagle Lake High School in May of 1968. Sidney received a Petroleum Engineering Scholarship from Texas A&M University, but because Darrell was attending, he did not want to have to go and clean his brother's shoes or do pushups and all that other stuff a Freshman does when entering A&M. So, he elected to go to Lamar State College of Technology where he majored in Nuclear Physics. His best friend from high school who was also on the football team with Sidney, Russell Konescheck, also attended and they were dorm roomates for half of 1968 and all of 1969. In 1970 Sidney transferred to Texas A&M University where he finished his education and graduated with a BS in December 1972.

Sidney's brother, Warren William Struss, graduated from Rice High School and attended Texas A&M when Sidney was a Senior. This was the first year of NFL Monday Night Football. As hard as it was for freshman attending college, the temptation of leaving campus and going over to a rent house where Sidney lived off campus on Monday nights and watching football did not help things. However, Warren gained numerous friends as it seemed that every Monday night, more and more of Warren's friends would leave their Freshman dormitories and head over to Sidney's place. It all worked out in the end as Warren successfully completed his degree in Parks and Recreation.

After graduation, Sidney's Uncle Leon Huebel, President of McCullough in Houston, Texas at the time, was able to get Sidney appointed his first job working as a wireline operator for Camco Wireline out of Houma, Louisiana. Sidney lasted only 3 months before he realized this wasn't why he went to school for almost five years. He came back to Houston in the Fall of 1972 and joined Seiscom Delta, a geophysical exploration company. His almost 20+ year career was holding the position of Chief Geophysicist, VP of Geophysics, and winner of numerous technical paper presentations. Projects worked on during the latter part of his career with Dresser Atlas were also submitted and patents were applied and received for downhole geophysical technology advancements.

Sidney won numerous awards before entering college in science and technology. Some of these were, Navy Award, Air Force Award, Army Award, NASA Award, Naval Science Cruiser Award, Grand Award on numerous occassions, and others.

Sidney married Barbara Jean O'Dell on July 24, 1976 in the Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas. Barbara's family is from Austin where her dad, Milton Berford O'Dell was a teacher at Austin High School for many years. He was also the Golf Coach where he coached Milton O'Dell, Jr., his son, Ben Crenshaw, and others to the state championships on several occasions. Sidney met Barbara Jean at the Winchester Club, a country-western dance hall in 1975.

Sidney lived in Bellaire West Community in southwest Houston for about 15 years where he volunteered and participated for several years on the board of directors for the Bellaire West Civic Improvement Association. He was President his last two years on the Board from 1985-1986.

In 1989 Sidney and Barbara feeling the crunch of low oil prices and many of the oil & gas exploration companies laying off thousands of employees, both quit their career jobs and headed to Austin, Texas to begin a new career. Sidney joined Temple-Inland Mortgage Corporation and Barbara joined the Texas Department of Transportation.

Upon arriving in Austin and not finding any companies that could use a good Geophysicist, Sidney did what helped him get through college and that was DJing for a local radio station, KOOL99. He also purchased sound equipment and operated a mobile DJ service called the KOOL99 Oldies Road Show. This has been successful all the way through 2001. Over the years Sidney also did some work on the air and as a mobile DJ for the Kountry Kat radio station and Oldies 103.5 FM who are currently still on the air in 2002.

To this marriage two girls were born, Vanessa Jean Struss and Stephanie Elise Struss.

More About SIDNEY ELMER STRUSS:

Degree: December 1972, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Elected: September 1985, President Bellaire West Community Improvement Association, Houston, Texas

Football: Bet. 1965 - 1968, Lettered and All District 1968 for Eagle Lake High School, Texas

Namesake: March 11, 1950, Named After His Mother, Dorothy Slaton's Brother and Father

Occupation: Bet. 1972 - 1988, Geophysicist in the Oil & Gas Exploration Industry

Outdoorsman: Bet. 1968 - 2002, Avid Duck & Goose Hunter & Guide & Fisherman

More About BARBARA JEAN O'DELL:

Degree: May 13, 2000, St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas

More About SIDNEY STRUSS and BARBARA O'DELL:

Single: July 24, 1976, Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas

Children of SIDNEY STRUSS and BARBARA O'DELL are:

37. i. VANESSA JEAN9 STRUSS, b. January 18, 1977, Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas.

38. ii. STEPHANIE ELISE STRUSS, b. November 17, 1979, Memorial SW Hospital, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

25. WARREN WILLIAM8 STRUSS (ELMER ALVIN7, ALWIN JOSEPH6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born August 10, 1953 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas. He married COLLEEN ELAINE STEHLE March 20, 1976 in Fredericksburg, Texas, daughter of FRED STEHLE and HELEN MEYER. She was born March 17, 1953 in Alice, Texas.

Notes for WARREN WILLIAM STRUSS:

WARREN WILLIAM STRUSS was born on August 10, 1953 in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital in Eagle Lake, Texas, a small 3,500 population community in Colorado County, Texas. He was the third son born to Elmer Alvin Struss and Dorothy Maureen Slaton.

Warren grew up in Eagle Lake his entire life and attended Eagle Lake Elementary, Eagle Lake High School and was part of the FIRST graduating class at the new Rice Consolidated High School in Altair, Texas.

As Elmer tried to get his sons Darrell and Sidney to either attend his alumni, The University of Texas or go to the Naval Academy, he thought he would be more convincing with Warren. However, Warren went against his Father's respectful request and enrolled in Texas A&M University in 1971 where his brother Sidney Struss was a senior.

It was difficult for Warren to do his studies on Monday nights in College Station because he found himself in his Sidney's rent house behind the Ramada Inn feeding the chickens and watching some of the first televised NFL Monday night football games. Before long, it appeared that Warren was leading the entire Freshman class at A&M to Monday Night Football at Sidney's house. However, one night a week without studying did not seem to curtail Warren's ability to gain his Bachelor of Science degree at A&M. In May 1975, Warren graduated with a degree in Parks and Recreation. Warren found out real quick that all the chocolate milk he use to get at the A&M Dairy and bring to Monday Night Football was going to cost him a lot on the outside...

Upon graduating, his first job was with the Pedernales Falls State Park near Johnson City, Texas in Blanco County where he started as Assistant Park Superintendent. In March 1976 after a short courtship, he wed Colleen Elaine Stehle of Fredericksburg, Texas in Gillespie County. Colleen Stehle is the daughter of Frederick Oswald Stehle and Helen Josephine Meyer. Colleen was born on March 17, 1953 in Alice, Texas.

After Warren and Colleen had been married for about three years residing in a trailer house on the park premises, Warren found an opportunity to further his career ambitions with employment in the Parks and Recreation Department in Austin, Texas. It would be with the City of Austin that Warren will spend his entire career and retire.

On July 23, 1984, Warren and Colleen's first chid was born, Heather Lindsey Struss. On April 10, 1986, their second child was born, Brandon Michael Struss.

More About WARREN WILLIAM STRUSS:

Confirmation: March 27, 1964, First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Lake, Texas

Degree: May 1975, Parks & Recreation, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Solo Flight: October 22, 1969, First Solo Flight in Cessna Airplane in Eagle Lake, Texas

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Marriage: March 20, 1976, Fredericksburg, Texas

Children of WARREN STRUSS and COLLEEN STEHLE are:

i. HEATHER LINDSEY9 STRUSS, b. July 23, 1984, Austin, Texas.

ii. BRANDON MICHAEL STRUSS, b. April 10, 1986, Austin, Texas.

26. WILLIAM LEON8 HUEBEL (LEON WILLIAM7, ANNA KATHERINE6 STRUSS, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born November 14, 1941 in Los Angeles, California. He married (1) BILLIE A. WINDER Abt. 1964. He married (2) CELSA DEL RIO Abt. 1975. He married (3) NEVA MAE WILLIAMS December 17, 1979 in Houston, Texas. She was born May 26, 1941 in Varnado, Louisiana.

Notes for WILLIAM LEON HUEBEL:

Not much information was found regarding the childhood days of William Huebel. He was born on November 14, 1941 to Leon William and Willois Lacey Huebel.

William was first married in the early 1960's to Billie A. Winder. To this reunion was born Margaret Willois Huebel on August 25, 1967. In the 1970's, William married again to Celsa Del Rio. To this reunion was born Anthony Lee Huebel. Anthony was born on January 11, 1977. Both of William's children from his first two marriages were born in Houston, Texas.

William would be seen marrying for the third time. This time was to Neva Mae Williams. Neva Mae was born in Varnado, Louisiana on May 26, 1941 and was baptized in Angie, Louisiana. Neva had been married before, also. She brought to their reunion two children, Richard M. Freeman who was born on June 1, 1961 in Bogalusa, Louisiana and Debbie D. Routheir who was also born in Bogalusa, Louisiana on March 22, 1959.

William Lee Huebel and Neva Mae Williams were wed in Houston, Texas on December 17, 1979.

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Marriage: Abt. 1964

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Marriage: Abt. 1975

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Baptism: Angie, Louisiana

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Marriage: December 17, 1979, Houston, Texas

Child of WILLIAM HUEBEL and BILLIE WINDER is:

i. MARGAROT WILLOIS9 HUEBEL, b. August 25, 1967, Houston, Texas.

Child of WILLIAM HUEBEL and CELSA DEL RIO is:

ii. ANTHONY LEE9 HUEBEL, b. January 11, 1977, Houston, Texas.

27. DAVID LACEY8 HUEBEL (LEON WILLIAM7, ANNA KATHERINE6 STRUSS, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born July 14, 1951 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. He married PATRICIA SUZANNE SHORT August 07, 1982 in Houston, Texas, daughter of ROY T. SHORT. She was born June 05, 1951 in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Notes for DAVID LACEY HUEBEL:

David Huebel was born in Houston, Texas on the 14th day of July in 1951.

On August 7th, 1982, at the age of 31 years, David was married in Houston, Texas to Patricia Suzanne Short. Patricia was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on June 5th, 1951. Her father was Roy T. Short.

To this reunion of David and Patricia Huebel, two children have been born. They are Lacey Nicole born on July 14th 1983 and Amy Anne born on April 19, 1986. Both children were born in Austin, Texas where, at the time of this writing, David and Patricia call home.

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Marriage: August 07, 1982, Houston, Texas

Children of DAVID HUEBEL and PATRICIA SHORT are:

i. LACEY NICOLE9 HUEBEL, b. July 14, 1983.

ii. AMY ANNE HUEBEL HUEBEL, b. April 19, 1986.

28. ANNA KATHERINE8 HUEBEL (JOHN 'HUB'7, ANNA KATHERINE6 STRUSS, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born April 14, 1948 in Columbus, Texas. She married BUSTER EDMUND PRUITT June 05, 1970 in Lake Jackson, Texas, son of MARK PRUITT and DIXIE BLOSS. He was born February 28, 1947 in Gurdon, Arkansas.

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Christening: 1948, 1st Methodist Church, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

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Christening: 1956, Methodist Church in Dickinson, Texas

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Marriage: June 05, 1970, Lake Jackson, Texas

Children of ANNA HUEBEL and BUSTER PRUITT are:

i. EMILY KATHERINE9 PRUITT, b. October 18, 1973, Dallas, Texas.

ii. JOHN ARLEN PRUITT, b. November 14, 1976, Eugene, Oregon.

iii. WILSON EDMUND PRUITT, b. October 07, 1982, Fairfax, Virginia.

29. ROBERT LEE8 HUEBEL (JOHN 'HUB'7, ANNA KATHERINE6 STRUSS, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born April 03, 1951. He married LAURA LOUISE MCDONALD July 21, 1979 in Lake Jackson, Texas, daughter of FRED MCDONALD and ALICE SLEDGE. She was born March 13, 1951 in Texas City, Texas.

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Christening: 1951, 1st Methodist Church, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

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Marriage: July 21, 1979, Lake Jackson, Texas

Children of ROBERT HUEBEL and LAURA MCDONALD are:

i. ROSS M.9 HUEBEL, b. March 03, 1982, Houston, Texas.

ii. ADAM G. HUEBEL, b. February 13, 1984, Houston, Texas.

30. ROBERTA ANN8 SCHILLER (RUBY ANNA7 STRUSS, WILLIAM ALBERT6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born September 19, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island. She married (1) JAMES W. CRAIG, JR.. She married (2) JOHN HOWARD THAMES December 22, 1985 in Kingwood, Texas.

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Christening: Construction Battalion Center Chapel in Davisville, Rhode Island

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Marriage: December 22, 1985, Kingwood, Texas

Children of ROBERTA SCHILLER and JAMES CRAIG are:

i. JENNIFER LYNN9 CRAIG, b. October 17, 1968, Bryan-College Station, Texas.

ii. JAMES ROBERT CRAIG, b. June 28, 1973, Bryan-College Station, Texas.

31. REBECCA8 SCHILLER (RUBY ANNA7 STRUSS, WILLIAM ALBERT6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born October 12, 1946 in Columbus, Texas. She married MR. ENLOE.

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Christening: First Presbyterian Church in Bryan-College Station, Texas

Children of REBECCA SCHILLER and MR. ENLOE are:

i. J. CARROLL9 ENLOE, b. April 15, 1966.

ii. JOHN D. ENLOE, b. December 13, 1967.

iii. ELIZABETH ANNETTE ENLOE, b. January 18, 1969.

32. ROBERT JOHN8 SCHILLER (RUBY ANNA7 STRUSS, WILLIAM ALBERT6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born February 06, 1950 in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He married DONNA SUE SEALY. She was born in Abilene, Texas.

Child of ROBERT SCHILLER and DONNA SEALY is:

i. ROBERT DON9 SCHILLER, b. August 08, 1986.

33. WILLIAM P.8 UECKERT (ROSANNA ELIZABETH7 STRUSS, WILLIAM ALBERT6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born March 19, 1949 in Bryan, Texas. He married LINDA CHRISTY.

Child of WILLIAM UECKERT and LINDA CHRISTY is:

i. W. PAUL9 UECKERT, b. September 16, 1979.

34. JENNIFER 'JENNIE' LYNN8 PRESLEY (ROBERTA CLARA 'BEEPSIE'7 STRUSS, WILLIAM ALBERT6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born July 20, 1946 in McAlaster, Oklahoma. She married JACK EDGAR REED March 19, 1966 in Presbyterian Church in El Campo, Texas. He was born April 06, 1941 in El Campo, Texas.

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Marriage: March 19, 1966, Presbyterian Church in El Campo, Texas

Children of JENNIFER PRESLEY and JACK REED are:

i. JOHN CLAYTON9 REED, b. June 28, 1968, El Campo, Texas.

ii. MELISSA DIANE REED, b. February 25, 1970, El Campo, Texas.

35. KATHLEEN8 PRESLEY (ROBERTA CLARA 'BEEPSIE'7 STRUSS, WILLIAM ALBERT6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born June 20, 1949 in El Campo, Texas. She married (1) PAUL JOHN BRODSGAARD. She married (2) THOMAS NOLAN POTTER. He was born June 20, 1949 in Dallas, Texas.

Children of KATHLEEN PRESLEY and PAUL BRODSGAARD are:

i. DEENA9 BRODSGAARD, b. December 26, 1968, El Campo, Texas.

ii. SAM PRESLEY BRODSGAARD, b. October 10, 1972, Wharton, Texas.

36. PATRICIA ANN8 HLINSKY (LEONA ANNIE KATHERINE7 STRUSS, LOUIS THEODORE6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born December 21, 1953. She married (1) FRANKIE JOE ANDREAS. She married (2) CLIFFORD JOHNNY FODGE, JR., son of CLIFFORD FODGE and EDNA MAES. He was born August 11, 1953 in Oakland, California.

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Christening: July 16, 1967, St. Johns Lutheran Church in Ellinger, Texas

Children of PATRICIA HLINSKY and CLIFFORD FODGE are:

i. COURTNEY ANNE9 FODGE, b. June 10, 1985, Fremont, Colorado.

ii. STEVEN FODGE, b. September 02, 1982, Fremont, Colorado.

Generation No. 9

37. VANESSA JEAN9 STRUSS (SIDNEY ELMER8, ELMER ALVIN7, ALWIN JOSEPH6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born January 18, 1977 in Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Child of VANESSA JEAN STRUSS is:

i. HALEY DAWN STRUSS -10 BASS, b. June 03, 1996.

38. STEPHANIE ELISE9 STRUSS (SIDNEY ELMER8, ELMER ALVIN7, ALWIN JOSEPH6, WILHELM WM.5, JOHANN DIEDERICH CHRISTIAN4, JOHANN GERHARD3, GESCHE MARGARETE2 SOMMER, GESCHE1 JOOST) was born November 17, 1979 in Memorial SW Hospital, Houston, Harris County, Texas. She married DAVID WAYNE PRATHER II April 10, 1999 in Austin, Travis County, Texas. He was born August 25, 1979.

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Separated: December 25, 2000, Austin, Travis County, Texas

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Marriage: April 10, 1999, Austin, Travis County, Texas

Children of STEPHANIE STRUSS and DAVID PRATHER are:

i. ALYSSA NICOLE10 PRATHER, b. October 25, 2000, Austin, Travis County, Texas.

ii. DYLAN JAMES STRUSS, b. December 21, 2001, Austin, Travis County, Texas.