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My mother, Clydelle Jacob, was born Mar. 21, 1930 in Yorktown as the only child of Robert Berthold and Jewell Clydelle Lantrip Jacob. She recalls that when she was little she would deliver milk from the family’s cow to neighbors using her bicycle. Her father would stake the cow out on his wa…

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My father, Arlon Clifford “Shrimp” Schroeder, was born June 27, 1931, in Yorktown to Adolph Carl and Anna Ella “Annie” Kimmel Schroeder. Shrimp was the youngest of three boys. The oldest, Adolph III, was born June 25, 1922, and died the following day. James Elliott “Jimmy” was born Jan. 7, 1…

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My paternal grandmother, Anna Ella “Annie” Kimmel, was born June 17, 1903, in Yorktown. Annie was one of seven children born to Paul E. and Marie Emma “Olga” Ladewig Kimmel. She was baptized on Oct. 30, 1904 in the Nopal Lutheran Church, DeWitt Co.

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My paternal grandfather, Adolph Carl Schroeder, was born Feb. 16, 1898 in Wied, Lavaca Co., to Heinrich Friedrich Adolph and Emma Wunderlich Schroeder. He was one of nine children. The Schroeder family later moved to the Gruenau Community near Yorktown in DeWitt Co. After finishing public sc…

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My great-grandmother, Marie Emma Olga Ladewig, was born Aug. 20, 1880 in Rockhouse, also known as Willow Springs, Fayette Co., Texas to Johann Heinrich "Henry" and Friederike Auguste Kettner Ladewig. Olga, as she was called, was baptized on Mar. 19, 1882 in Willow Springs, Fayette Co., Texas.

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My great-grandfather, Paul E. Kuemmel, anglicized spelling Kimmel, was born Jan. 26, 1882 in Voigstedt, Province of Saxony, to Friedrich Ernst and Therese Jacobine Helene Friederike Wilhelmine Rabenaldt Kuemmel. Paul came to Texas in 1885 with his parents; his grandparents, Carl and Amalie S…

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My great-great-grandfather, Friedrich Ernst Kuemmel (anglicized spelling Kimmel) was born in Voigstedt, Province of Saxony, on Jan. 15, 1854 to Gottfried and Johanna Christina Schneider Kuemmel. Ernst, as he was called, married Therese Jacobine Helene Friederike Wilhelmine Rabenaldt on May 3…

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My great-great-great-grandmother, Henriette Caroline Amalie Schmidt, called “Amalie,” was born on Aug. 19, 1829 in Weimar, Thuringia, to Johann Georg Wilhelm  and Johanna Marie Christiane Bauer Schmidt.  On Dec. 25, 1853 she married Carl Gottfried Christian Rabenaldt in the Stadtkirche (City…

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My great-great-great-grandfather, Carl Gottfried Christian Rabenaldt, was born Aug. 7, 1826 in Wolferstedt, Sangerhausen, Province of Saxony, to Johann Wilhelm and Wilhelmine Susanna Goldschmidt Rabenaldt.   According to Evangelical Lutheran Church records, he lived in House #28 in Wolferste…

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My great-great-grandmother, Friederike Auguste Kettner, was born in Coswig, Anhalt, Saxony on Nov. 8, 1853 to Leopold August and Johanne Dorothee Koetteritzsch Kettner.  Auguste was baptized in the Stadt und Stiftskirche in Coswig, Anhalt, Saxony on Dec. 5, 1853.

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My great-great-grandfather, Johann Heinrich "Henry" Ladewig, was born in Birnbaum, Posen, Prussia on Feb. 19, 1839 to Friedrich Christian and Dorathea Janetzki Ladewig.  Birnbaum is now part of Poland.  The Ladewig family were members of the Evangelishce Kirche Birnbaum (Lutheran Church of B…

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My great-great-great-grandmother, Dorathea Janetzki, was born Sept. 1, 1809 in Prussia. She married Friedrich Christian Ladewig, called Christian, who was born ca. 1802 in Prussia.

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My great-great-great-grandfather, Friedrich Christian Ladewig, called "Christian," was born ca. 1802 in Prussia. He married Dorathea Janetzki who was born Sept. 1, 1809 in Prussia.

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My great-great-great-grandmother, Johanne Dorothee Koetteritzsch, was born to Heinrich and Dorothee Krug Koetteritzsch on Aug. 30, 1815 in Naumburg, Saxony. She married Georg David Schulze on June 21, 1840.  Georg, a master carpenter, died in 1852.

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My great-great-great-grandfather, Leopold August Kettner, known as August, was born Jan. 15, 1824 in Coswig, Anhalt, Saxony, to the gardener Johann Christoph Gottlieb Kettner and his wife, Johanne Dorothee Scholz. August’s profession was master carpenter.

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My great-grandmother, Emma Wunderlich, was born Jan 23, 1870 in Shelby, Austin Co. Texas, to Henry August and Friedericke Treybig Wunderlich.  On Aug. 11, 1891 in Shelby, she married Heinrich Frederick Adolph Schroeder, called Adolph.  Adolph was born in Hannover to Heinrich Nicolaus and Joh…

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My great-grandfather, Heinrich Frederick Adolph Schroeder, known as Adolph, was born July 17 1867 in Hannover to Heinrich Nicolaus and Johanna Charlotte Dorathea Bode Schroeder.  The Schroeder family immigrated to the port of Galveston, Texas, in 1879, settling briefly in the community of Sh…

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My great-great-grandmother, Johanna Charlotte Dorathea Bode, was born Oct. 16, 1834 in the Lueneberg Province of Hannover. Dorathea or Doretta as she was also called, married Heinrich Nicolaus Schroeder sometime prior to the birth of their son in 1867. Heinrich Nicolaus, who was called by hi…

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My great-great-grandfather, Heinrich Nicolaus Schroeder, was born June 6, 1834 in the Wendewisch Province of Hannover. Following a very common German naming convention, he was called by his middle name, Nicolaus. He married Johanna Charlotte Dorathea Bode sometime prior to the birth of their…

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My great-great-grandmother, Friedericke Treybig, was born in Shelby, Austin Co., Texas on Oct. 30, 1847 to Johann Nikol Carlmann "Nicolaus" and Maria Barbara Plonne Treybig.  Friedericke's family were farmers, and were members of the Lutheran Church.

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My great-great-grandfather, Heinrich August "Henry" Wunderlich, was born on Dec. 1, 1844 in Feudingen, Bad Laapse, Wittgenstein, Westphalia, to Johann Jost & Marie Elizabethe Wied Wunderlich.  The Wunderlich family immigrated on June 30, 1848 to Galveston, Texas, on the ship “Antoinette,…

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My great-great-great-grandmother, Marie Elisabethe Wied, was born Dec. 23, 1811 in Feudingen, Bad Laapse, Wittgenstein, Westphalia to Johann Wilhelm Wied and Anna Elisabeth Gerhard. She married Johann W. Wied, and the couple had a daughter, Marie Elise Wied, born Feb. 22, 1837 in Feudingen.

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My great-great-great-grandfather, Johann Jost Wunderlich, was born in Feudingen, Heiligenborn, Bad Laapse, Wittgenstein, Westphalia on Feb. 17, 1811 to Johann Friedrich and Maria Catherina Hassler Wunderlich.  He had an older brother, Johannes Wunderlich.  The Wunderlich lineage can be trace…

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My great-great-great-grandmother, Maria Barbara Plonne, was born Oct. 14, 1804 in Veilsdorf, Thuringia, to Friedrich Wilhelm Plonne and Anna Margaretha Menz.  She and her family belonged to the Evangelical or Lutheran Church.

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My great-great-great-grandfather, Johann Nikol Carlmann "Nicolaus" Treybig, was born in Veilsdorf, Thuringia on Oct. 1, 1799 to Johann Nikol Trebyig and Anna Martha Bossecker.  According to his children’s baptismal records in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nicolaus was a farmer and a weaver.

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My great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary “Polly” Cooper, was born in Maryland on Feb. 19, 1790 to George and Elizabeth Cooper. George Cooper was born circa 1764, and Elizabeth was born circa 1768, and died on July 26, 1839.

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My great-great-great-great-grandfather, David Cornutt, was one of at least seven children born in Grayson, Co., Virginia. to James C. and Molly "Hicks" Cornett.  He was born circa 1788.  David  married Mary “Polly” Cooper on Jan. 18, 1820 in Grayson Co., Virginia.  Some of the branches of th…

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My maternal grandmother, Jewell Clydelle Lantrip, was born Sept. 28, 1905 in the Liberty Community near Milano in Milam County, Texas, the youngest of nine children born to John Wesley and Mattie Alley Lantrip.  Her siblings were:  Mary Alma, born May 6, 1881; Sarah Maud, May 24, 1883; Lilli…

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My maternal grandfather Robert Berthold Jacob was born Nov. 12, 1899 in Yorktown, DeWitt Co., Texas to Reinhold and Bertha Afflerbach Jacob in a house built by his father on a half block of land the family owned on the corner of Third Street and Eckhardt Street in Yorktown. 

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My great-grandmother, Martha Bowlin Euzene “Mattie” Alley, was born on Nov. 28, 1862 in Milam Co., Texas, to John Henry and Mary Elizabeth Stewart Alley.  She married John Wesley Lantrip on Dec. 18, 1879 in Milam Co.  The couple lived in the Liberty Community, a farming settlement near Milan…

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My great-grandfather, John Wesley Lantrip, was born Feb. 2, 1859 in Louisiana to George Wesley and Mary Ann Bagget) Lantrip.  Sometime after this, the family moved to the Liberty Community in Milam Co., Texas, where John married Martha Bowlin Euzene “Mattie” Alley on Dec. 18, 1879.  After th…

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My great-great grandmother, Mary Ann “Polly” Baggett, was born on May 2, 1822 in Florida, possibly to Edmund Baggett. She married George Wesley Lantrip circa 1841, probably in Mississippi. Mary Ann Lantrip indicated in the 1900 Milam County census that she had borne 12 children, though only …

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My great-great-grandfather the Rev. George Wesley Lantrip’s earliest known ancestor is believed to be John Lanthrope, born ca. 1660 near Middlesborough in Yorkeshire, England. John Lanthrope emigrated to Henrico County, VA in America in 1679, securing passage as an indentured servant of Benj…

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My great-great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Stewart Alley, was born Jan. 18, 1845, in Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia to Robert Haynes and Freelove Cornutt Stewart. The family moved to Milam County, Texas around 1851, when Mary was six years old.  

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My great-great grandfather, John Henry Alley, was born Nov. 27, 1829, in Alabama.  John H. Alley is listed in the 1860 Milam County, Texas, census as living with the Robert and Freelove Cornutt Stewart family as a laborer, and he is listed as having $400 personal estate.Very shortly after th…

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My great-great-great grandmother Freelove Cornutt was born to David and Mary “Polly” Cooper Cornutt on April 9, 1824, in Grayson Co., Virginia.  One of ten children, Freelove's siblings were Loyd, Alfred, Sally, Noah, Flareab, Bluford, Juliann, Eveline and Reuben.  There were some unusual na…

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My great-great-great grandfather Robert Haynes Stewart was born circa 1820 in Georgia. He married Freelove Cornutt in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia on July 2, 1843. The Stewarts moved to Texas in 1851 or 1852 as part of a larger migration made by Freelove’s family to Texas and Oregon.  Robert …

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My great-grandmother Bertha Afflerbach was born at home to Johann Heinrich and Marie Aschmann Afflerbach on their farm near Yorktown, Texas, on March 3, 1865.  She slept in a cradle which her father made for his children, and which remains in his descendants’ possession today.

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My great-grandfather Reinhold Jacob was born to Henri and Agathe (Sifferlen) Jacob on Hoosier Creek near Ander, Goliad County, Texas on Feb. 18, 1859. Reinhold became a contractor, a bridge builder, house-mover and a custom boot-maker.

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My great-great grandmother Agatha (originally spelled “Agathe”) Sifferlen was born Aug. 17, 1814 in Kruth in the upper Thur Valley in Alsace, France.

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My great-great grandfather Henry (originally spelled “Henri”) Andrew Jacob, Sr. was born in Kruth in the upper Thur Valley in Alsace on May 15, 1813. The Jacob family has been traced back to the early 1600’s in the Kruth area. Henry was the seventh generation known to be born there.

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My great-great-grandmother, Marie Aschmann, was born March 19, 1828 in Kreis Niederrung, Reguring Bezirk Gumbinnen, East Prussia and immigrated to Yorktown, Texas, in Nov. 1856 with her brother Michael, supposedly seeking adventure.

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My great-great-grandfather Johann Heinrich Afflerbach, called “Henry” in America, was born 23 Sept. 1824 in Erndtebrueck, Kreis Wittgenstein, Reguring Bezirk Arnsberg, Westphalia to Jacob Afflerbach and Justine Schmidt. He received a pipe with a very long stem upon completion of his apprenti…

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