Saturday, September 26, 2020

Georg Philip Eckert & Family

Georg Philip Eckert was born on 10 Nov. 1824 in Hueffenhardt, Mosbach County, Province of Baden. He was the third child of Mr. Georg Bernhardt Eckert and Miss Anna Margaretha Holoch.

 
Georg Philip emigrated to Texas together with his brothers - Karl Friedrich (elder brother) + his family - wife and four children , and Bernhardt (younger brother). They reached Indianola in March 1853. Due to Bernhardt's sickness, the family could not move on together - Karl and his people went to Fredericksburg, Georg Philip stayed with the younger brother in Victoria. There, Georg married Miss Margareda Karoline Vogler who was 25 years old then. Karoline was born on 18 August 1828. The marriage took place on 3 May 1853. 

 

Afterward, the couple relocated to Fredericksburg. Their first son Wilhelm Philip was born in the town on 6 Jan 1855 (1).

 

Sometime later, Georg, Karl and their families moved to Beaver Creek (Mason County) - the place situated thirty-five miles north-west of Fredericksburg. First, a log cabin was built and a farm and ranch founded. Georg made the items needed in the household (including all the furniture) on his own. He did both the carpentry and blacksmith work. In about 1870, a sandstone rock house was built near the log cabin as well.

 

After the passing of Georg's wife Karoline (23 Jan. 1888), Georg Philip Eckert lived in the home of his son Adolph's. Georg Eckert, the pioneer, died on 14 Jan. 1901.

Georg and Karoline's children

The couple had two pairs of twins - one child of each pair died in infancy. The ones who lived longer were:

Wilhelm Philip Eckert - a farmer and rancher - married Miss Christine Dorothee Henriette Lehmberg (b.14 July 1853/d. 7 Nov. 1917), daughter of Johann Julius Lehmberg and Anna Sophia Dorothee Christine Kreye. He died on 13 June 1942.

Ludwig Max Eckert was born on 6 May 1856, died on 8 July 1872.

 

Lena Louise born on 23 August 1857 (3) in Mason, Texas. She married Karl Dietrich Rode (b. 23 Nov 1856/d. 16 Nov. 1934), a farmer. Karl/Chas was the son of Friedrich Rode and Emelie Schorph (4).

Georg Adolf Eckert b. 26 Dec. 1858 in Hilda, Mason, TX (5)/d. 30 Jan. 1941 (6) - he was a ranchman and married Miss Emilie Lange (b. 6 May 1861/d. 23 March 1925). His second wife was Miss Margarethe Meyer (b. 6 Sept. 1882/d. 25 Sept. 1952).

Edward Eckert born 11 July 1860, a stockman, lived and died (11 July 1936) in Fredericksburg(7). He married Miss Ida C Lang (b. 30 March 1865/d. 6 Feb. 1865), daughter of Heinrich W Lang and Ursula Elizabeth Hohmann.

Elizabeth Karolina born 31 Dec. 1863, mason, TX/d. 13 Jan 1945, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan (8). She married Mr. John D Schenk (b 21 July / d. 5 Nov 1937).


Johann Dietrich Eckert was born on 15 Sept. 1866/d. 1 Dec. 1958 (9). Johann was a rancher and lived in Mason. In 1992, he married Miss Mathilda Kothmann Lehmberg (b. 5 April 1859/d. 6 Dec 1942), daughter of Friedrich Kothmann and Sophie Anna Hartwig. Mathilda's first husband (married in 1880) was Mr. Friedrich Julius Lehmberg who passed on in 1890.


Ludwig Bernhard Eckert born on 25 June 1868/d. 21 Nov 1953 (10). Ludwig was a rancher. In 1992, he married Miss Mathilda Leifeste (b. 6 Sept. 1872/d. 8 May 1947).

 Anna Marie Eckert born 12 August 1870/d. 28 Nov. 1953. She married Willie D Dechert (b. 21 May 1867/d. 24 May 1920), son of John Peter Dechert and Ernstine Pletz.

 

The fmily line in our extended family tree

Georg Philipp Eckert

his son John Dietrich Eckert

his wife Mathilda Kothmann Eckert

her brother Heinrich Friedrich Kothmann

his wife Conradine (Pluenneke) Kothmann

her brother Karl Friedrich Pluenneke (28 Dec 1860/24 Sept 1939)

his son Friedrich Karl Perry Pluenneke (28 August 1887, Castell, Llano, TX/ 2 July 1947 Dallas, Dallas, TX)

his wife Florrie (Keyser) Pluenneke

her mother Minnie May (Dye) Keyser (about 1869, TX/1900)

her sister Addie Lee (Dye) Brown (23 June 1866, Plano, Colin, TX/5 Jan 1930, Collin, TX)

her husband John Wesley Brown (24 Sept. 1858, Sumner, Tennessee/21 March 1934, Plano, Collin, TX) 

his brother Robert Jefferson Davis Brown - first husband of our grandmother Rachel Clementine Howard Gant

 Resources:

1, 2. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3DS-K4D : 13 March 2018), William Philip Eckert, 13 Jun 1942; citing certificate number 27758, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,137,102.
3. "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4LL7-9TZM : 14 February 2020), Lena Louise Eckert, 1857.
4. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3WY-438 : 13 March 2018), Carl Dietrich Rode, 16 Oct 1934; citing certificate number 44833, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,116,170.
5. "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4L27-X1N2 : 14 February 2020), Georg. Adolf Eckert, 1858.
6. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3M1-MP7 : 13 March 2018), Adolph George Eckert, 20 Jan 1941; citing certificate number 4098, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,138,244.
7. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3HD-VJG : 13 March 2018), Edward Eckert, 11 Jul 1936; citing certificate number 35820, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,116,938.
8. "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KF7L-KJV : 13 March 2018), Caroline E Schenk, 13 Jan 1945; citing Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing; FHL microfilm 1,973,128.
9. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K39T-BBJ : 13 March 2018), John Dietrich Eckert, 01 Dec 1948; citing certificate number 53568, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,223,078.
10. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K371-1BR : 13 March 2018), Louis Bernhard Eckert, 21 Nov 1953; citing certificate number 57738, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,113,986.

Findagrave.com

Mason County Historical Book Mason County Historical Society, Mason County Historical Commission, 1976.

My own MyHeritage research




Sunday, September 20, 2020

Edgar Earl Lackner

Edgar Earl Lackner was born on 8 June 1918 in Houston to Fred William Lackner and Laura Quensell (1). His grandfather was Karl Wilhelm Adolph Quensell who came to Texas from Kingdom of Hanover.
Edgar's father was a ticket agent and worked for Southern S. Railroad (2). E E Lackner was the youngest of the three sons of Fred and Laura's.

 

Edgar Earl was fluent in German which he learned from his grandma Louise who seemed to live with Edgar's immediate family after hear husband's death (3).


During WW2 E E Lackner served in the U S Army Air Force intelligence photo reconnaissance squadron. He was enlisted on 26 Oct 1942 (4). The end of the war found him at Eschwege in Germany.
Mr. Lackner worked as a book keeper in Second national Bank in Houston (5). Later he was also an internal editor.

Edgar Earl Lackner married Miss Ann Evelyn Ross (b. in Waco on 19 Nov. 1913). His in-laws were Ewander McIver and Margaret Napier (6).
Mr Lackner was a member of the Harris County Historical Society. He was engaged in his German ancestry research which resulted in writing the book "From Tyranny to Texas" (7).


Resources

1. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JLFB-LJM : 22 August 2020), Edgar E Lackner, 24 Apr 1998; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).


2. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HBP6-5T2 : accessed 18 September 2020), Edgar E Lackner in household of Fred W Lackner, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 69, sheet 3A, line 15, family 5, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2346; FHL microfilm 2,342,080.


3. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2MV-YD6 : accessed 19 September 2020), Edgar Lackner in household of F W Lackner, Houston Ward 3, Harris, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 94, sheet 1A, family 8, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1560; FHL microfilm 1,375,573.

4. "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8GD-4PX : 5 December 2014), Edgar E Lackner, enlisted 26 Oct 1942, Houston, Texas, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

5. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HBP6-5T2 : accessed 18 September 2020), Edgar E Lackner in household of Fred W Lackner, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 69, sheet 3A, line 15, family 5, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2346; FHL microfilm 2,342,080.

6. "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLS4-LB6 : 4 April 2020), Ann Evelyn Ross, 19 Nov 1913; citing Waco, Mclennan, Texas, United States, certificate 49674, Texas Department of Health, Austin; FHL microfilm 4,149,950.

7. "From Tyranny to Texas (A German Pioneers in Harris County)" by E E Lackner, The Naylor Company Book Publishers of South West, San Antonio, Texas, 1975.








Monday, September 14, 2020

Karl Wilhelm Adolph Quensell

Karl Wilhelm Adolph Quensell was born on 8 March 1829 in Rottehütte, The Kingdom of Hanover. He was the only child of Johann Christian Elias Quensell and his second wife Sophie Henriette Konradine Bethe.

Wilhelm attended school in Clausthal. For the next two years (from 16 April 1846) and He continued his education as a forestry apprentice under Forester Meyer. at Kupferhütte not far from Lauterberg, the boy learned practical forest and hunting essentials.


Map of Harz Mountains area where Karl Wilhelm was born and lived until the age of 24
 
In May, June, and July 1847, Karl Wilhelm learned all about charcoal burning. His mentor was Charcoal Master from Lonau, Andreas Ernst.

The successfully completed apprenticeship gave Karl Wilhelm A Quensell a government position of a Jäger (hunter) in Mündel. The job included field and office duties. Later Wilhelm was Forest Overseer in Welborn, Schulenberg, Lauterberg, and Oberhütte at Uslar.

The young man was not satisfied with the job and being dependent on several supervisors of various levels. His half-brother Christian L Bethje who emigrated to Texas inspired Wilhelm to seek a better life overseas. After practical preparations and having made several arrangements regarding his new life in Texas, Wilhelm left Germany on 19 April 1852 on the sailing bark Franziska which was owned by Friedrich Leo Quinsell (Wilhelm's relative) and William Stallworth.


Wilhelm traveled from Bremen to Galveston and later to Houston. In the beginning, he stayed at his half-brother's. After four months Wilhelm/William Quensell married Miss Anna Maria Louisa Reinermann nee Gerding. The girl was 17 years old and she was Christan L Bethje's stepdaughter. The marriage was performed by T. Cafer, justice of the peace, on 9 Sept. 1853.

William rented a farm in Harrison County. Both he and his wife frequently suffered from malaria attacks. Their life was full of hardship and chagrin. The couple had 12 children, however, ten died in infancy, one by one taken by fever, tetanus, and lead and arsenic poisoning (which came from enamelware). Only two daughters of William and Louisa's (Emma Quensell Helberg b. 1858 and Laura Quensell Lackner b. 1871) survived until adulthood.


William Quensell was granted citizenship on 4 July 1857. In the same year, he bought 300 acres of land with a house from his parents-in-law.

During the Civil War, he was inscribed in CA. He was private in Capt. H. Heidelmann's Battery of Light Artillery. He stationed in Arkansas and Louisiana from 1863 to 1864, participated in the battle of Mansfield, and Pleasant Hill. Later, private Quensell was transferred to the First Regiment of Texas Heavy Artillery at Galveston.

In 1871 William built a house in Houston on Dallas Avenue. He left the farm which he kept but rented only. On 20 Oct. 1820, malaria which had bothered William for many years, finally got him for the last time. The man died at the age of 65 from congestive malaria fever (1). William was buried at the German Society Cemetery (nowadays the Washington cemetery) in Houston.

Anna Maria Louisa Quensell passed in 1916.

Daughters

Emma Louise Ernestine Quensell - b. 12 July 1858 (2) - married Mr. D. Chris Helberg (3) on 7 Jan. 1880.


Laura Quensell - b. 15 July 1871 - married Mr. Fred W. Lackner on 12 Nov. 1901 in Bell, Texas (4).


Resources:

"From Tyranny to Texas (A German Pioneers in Harris County)" by E E Lackner, The Naylor Company Book Publishers of South West, San Antonio, Texas, 1975.
Map - By Thomas Römer, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63390101

1.The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 49, No. 180, Ed. 1 Sunday, October 26, 1890, newspaper, October 26, 1890; Galveston, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth467541/: accessed September 13, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Library Consortium

2. "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F65F-FJM: 13 February 2020), Emma Louise Ernestine Quensill, 1865.

3. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXGZ-HHW : 4 November 2017), D Chris Helberg and Emma L E Quensell, 07 Jan 1880; citing Harris, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 25,224. 

4. "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-CGRL : 10 December 2017), Fred W Luckner and Laura Quensell, 14 Nov 1901; citing Marriage, citing Bell, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 981,038.





Friday, September 4, 2020

Oskar Edward Johnson Sjökvist

Oskar Edward Johanson Sjökvist (Sjöquist?) was born on 25 June 1880 in Byhult, Lekeryd Parish, Jönköping Community, Sweden (1). He was one of many Swedish people of Jönköping who emigrated to Texas.

When he was about 15, Oskar left his family home and decided to become an apprentice at a boot master's shop. As a result of the young man's action, his parents disowned him. However, one of his sisters kept in touch with Oscar and sponsored his five-year apprenticeship.

After finishing learning the trade, Oskar became a master craftsman bootmaker. Then, the Swedish Army put its hand on him. The young man went AOL and relocated to Texas. In 1901 Oskar Edward Johnson got to the Honey Creek near the Llano River. He rented a room at the local hotel and found a job at Mr. Christensen's boot shop.

Mason County Courthouse, Mason, TX

In 1902, Oskar Edward bought the place where he worked and started his own business.
Three years later, Mr. Sjökvist married Miss Ada Garner, the daughter of Mr. Richard Henry Garner and Martha Ann Cain. The father-in-law owned the hotel on Honey Creek, in which Oskar had been staying.

Due to the spelling and pronunciation difficulties, Oskar's surname was changed to Seaquist.

Oskar and Ada's children were:
Garner Edward - b. 28 July 1910 (2)
Daisy Deane - b. 6 August 1912 (3), d. 1964,
Charles Edwin Linden "Billy" - b. 27 Jan. 1919 (4), d. 1934.

View over Mason
In 1918 Oskar Edward Seaquist was registered by the Army (5). From the record, we can learn that the man was medium height, stout, had grey eyes, and light hair.


Oskar and Ada were a hard-working couple. Oskar hired employees at his shoe shop (6), he also helped some Swedish fellowmen (Edwin Lowgren and sam Linden Lockhart) to relocate to Texas and they worked at Oskar's shop for some time. The shoe and boot making business must have been going well as in 1919 Mr. Seaquist bought a house at Broad Street in Mason. The residence with 22 rooms previously belonged to the Reynolds family.

Seaquist house in Mason

Oscar passed over on 27 June 1933 due to asthma-related breathing complications (1).

Garner Oscar, the oldest son of Oskar and Ada's married Miss Clara Nowlin on 22 Oct. 1935 (7).


 The two restored the structure of the Seaquist house in 1972/73.


Not long ago, when in Mason, we went to see the house.
It is a magnificent and impressive structure. The house has 22 rooms. With all the porches, columns, elaborate wall, door and window frames decorations, and domes, it looks like a palace.


Considering that Oskar Edward Johnson came to Texas with not much more than a box of his tools, the purchase of his home may be considered as quite an achievement and a proof of his successful business in Mason. The man must have been a good craftsman indeed.


The construction of the building started in 1887.  The first its owners were the Reynolds family.
The house got a State Historical Marker in 1974. The last permanent dwellers left the Seaquist house in 2003. Later, in 2015, the place was bought by the Seaquist House Foundation and has been improved ever since (to stop and prevent the structure deterioration).


At the time of our visit, the basement was not available to see - we could only admire the outside of the house. However, it seemed the cellar was quite large and intriguing as well.


Resources:
1. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3Q7-FX6 : 13 March 2018), Oscar E J Seaquist, 27 Jun 1933; citing certificate number 29025, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,115,548.
2. "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VHZV-MHM : 4 April 2020), Ada Garner in entry for Garner Edward Seaquist, 28 Jul 1910; citing, Mason, Texas, United States, certificate 51755, Texas Department of Health, Austin; FHL microfilm 4,112,514.
3. "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X2BR-6SZ : 4 April 2020), Ada Garner in entry for Daisy Deane Seaquist, 06 Aug 1912; citing, Mason, Texas, United States, certificate 28553, Texas Department of Health, Austin; FHL microfilm 4,127,998.
4. "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X2VP-866 : 4 April 2020), Ada Garner in entry for Edwin Linden Seaquist, 27 Jan 1919; citing Mason, Mason, Texas, United States, certificate 3476, Texas Department of Health, Austin; FHL microfilm 4,492,066.
5. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZX2-Y28: 24 August 2019), Oscar Edward Seaquist, 1917-1918.
6. United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2Q4-43J : accessed 31 August 2020), Oscar Seaquist, Justice Precinct 1, Mason, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 196, sheet 1A, family 9, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1576; FHL microfilm 1,375,589.
7. "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1H-NMR4 : 10 December 2017), Garner Seaquist and Clara Nowlin, 22 Oct 1935; citing Marriage, citing Llano, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,903,066.
"Mason County Historical Book", a compilation by Mason County Historical Society, 1976.





Friday, August 28, 2020

Kordzik Family

As I have noticed, all German-speaking immigrants who came to Texas tend to be regarded as Germans who came from Germany. It is not exactly true. Some of them were born in Germany indeed but many, due to the complicated history of Europe, were born in the area of the continent which had been taken over by Austrian and Prussian Empires, including the territory of Poland, divided during the partitions of the country and overtaken by foreign monarchies. The people spoke German because it was the language of the rulers, not only speaking Polish but even having documents written in that language was forbidden.

The Kordzik siblings, Henry, Lina, Minna, and Julius, children of Daniel Kordzik and Magdalena Simon came to Texas from Eastern Prussia on 14 December 1858, after a 41-day journey. Their home town was Angerburg (1). Nowadays Węgorzewo - situated in northeastern Poland in Warmia and Masuria region.

In 1701 Angerburg (its Polish name was Węgobork then) became a Prussian town. Later the town and its area were also occupied by Russians. The complex history of that region brought there French and Polish army again including the Polish king Stanisław Leszczyński. He stayed in Węgobork castle in  March and May 1736 (2).

In 1773 the town was part of the province of Eastern Prussia. The subsequent years brought Germanization of Masuria and the region citizens.

The word "kordzik" means in Polish a short sword.

kordzik

The Polish names browser shows that there are still 47 living persons of the surname Kordzik in Poland, 9 of them live in the Warmia and Masuria region, the same where the Kordzik siblings came from.

Further research tells that also their mother Maria Magdalena and younger sister Marie Therese and brother Otto arrived in the state.

Two years after his arrival in Texas, Henry Kodzik, b. 7 March 1837, lived at Precinct No. 1, Gillespie, TX. He worked and lived on the farm of Mr. Warren Cass (3).

Cave Creek area

When the Civil War started, both Henry and Julius served in the same units of the Confederate Army - 8th Battalion, Texas Cavalry (Taylor's Battalion, Mounted Rifles), Company C. Henry started the service on 1 May 1862 as a corporal. He was promoted to a sergeant. Then the man was part of Company E, 1st Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Yager's) (1st Mounted Rifles). He finished his military career as Second Lieutenant.

Private Julius was enlisted to 8th Battalion, Company C on 2 May 1862. Later he served together with his brother in Company E 1st Texas Cavalry, till the end of the war (4,5).

On 30 January 1868, Henry married Miss Augusta Mayer (6) who was born in 1850.

In 1880, the family of Henry, Augusta, and their children Mina, Loui (b. 1871), Emil, Henry Jr., Lilly, and Max was registered during the census at Precinct 1, Gillespie County, TX. Henry ran a farm there. The family had a farm helper Robert Ledbecher who lived with the Kordziks (7).

The 1910 Census was more precise and gave the name of the area where Henry, Auguste lived. It was Cave Creek, Gillespie, TX. Two of their children Alfred C (age 22) and Meta L M (age 20) still lived at the parents' home (8).

Cave Creek area

Mina Kordzik (b. 26 Oct. 1868) married Mr. Konrad Hahne (b. 14 Oct. 1865) on 12 February 1887 (9). Konrad's parents were Konrad Hahne Sr. and Anna Regina Walch.

Emil (b. 4 March 1873) married Miss Mathilde Evers (b. 19 August 1873) on 11 Dec. 1896 (10). Emil's in-laws were Mr. Lugwig Evers and Ms. Pauline Itz.


After Mathilde's death in 1911, he married Hulda Moellering (b. 26 Nov. 1878).

C. Otto Kordzik was born 14 December 1874 (11).

Lilly Bertha Hedwig Kordzik (b. 24 May 1877) married Mr. Alfred Henke (b. 8 March 1874) on 30 Oct. 1900 (12).


Max (b. 18 June 1879) married Miss Bertha Kammlah (b. 27 May 1883) on 16 Oct. 1906 (13).


Alma (b. 7 March 1882) married Mr. Karl Friederich Kiehne Jr. (b. 31 August 1872) on  27 May 1902 (14). Karl was the son of Karl Kiehne Sr. and Ilse Konradine Henriette Hotopp.


Alfred (b. 13 Nov. 1887) married Miss Cora Aguste Moellering (b. 23 Jan. 1888) on 7 June 1910 (15). Cora was Hulda's sister.


Henry Kordzik Jr. (b. 14 Dec. 1874) married Miss Amalia Schmidt (b. 4 Oct. 1877) on 4 Feb. 1899 (16).


Meta (b. 18 Feb. 1890), the youngest daughter of Henry and Augusta's, married Mr. Henry F Schmidtzinsky (b. 27 Nov. 1882) on 30 Jan. 1912 (17). Henry was the son of John Schmitdzensky and Louise Dietz.


Louis Kordzik (b. 17 Jan. 1871) was the youngest son of Henry Sr.'s. Louis married Miss Lina Schneider (b. 13 March 1869) on 9 Nov. 1890 (18).


Henry Kordzik Sr. passed away of old age (91 years, 2 months, 27 days) on 31 May 1938 in Fredericksburg (19). His wife Auguste lived about 2 years longer, she died on 24 June 1930. in Fredericksburg as well.



Henry's sister Mina (Wilhelmina) Kordzik (b. 1842) married Mr. Georg Emil Van der Stucken of Fredericksburg. The couple had six children. Mina lived 75 years, 7 months, and 28 days (20). I did not find any information about Lina, sister of Henry's.


Henry Sr.'s brother Julius Kordzik mentioned above was born on 16 Nov. 1838 (21).

Julius married Miss Hedwig Martin, the daughter of Louis Martin and Elizabeth Ahrleger. The marriage took place on 30 Dec. 1868 (22). Hedwig was the first white child born in Gillespie county (see the paper clip below).



Louise Kordzik, Julius and Hedwig's daughter, was born on 11 April 1871.
Ottilie Danielle Kordzik, Louise's younger sister, was born on 1 March 1875 (23).

In 1880 Hedwig, Julius, and daughters Ottilie and Louise lived Fredericksburg. Julius was a teamster, Hedwig was a housekeeper (24).

Louise married James F Barttlet a physician. It happened on 17 Dec. 1889 (25).


They lived in San Antonio city, Ward 4, Justice Precinct 9 (26).

In 1900, Julius, Hedwig, and their daughter Ottilie lived in Justice Precinct 1, south part of Fredericksburg town. Hedwig was a telephone operator, Ottilie was registered as a school teacher unemployed for 2 months, Julius (a nursery agent) had also been unemployed for 3 months (27).

On 25 Dec. 1907 (28) Ottilie married four-year-older Florent J Maier (b. 10 Oct. 1871).


By 1910 Mr. Julius Kordzik had owned a nursery and Hedwig did not work (29).

Julius passed 6 Jan 1923. Hedwig two years later on & Nov 1925.


Clipping source: Edwards, Henry. The Tyler Journal (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 29, Ed. 1 Friday, November 20, 1925, newspaper, November 20, 1925; Tyler, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth620173/: accessed August 25, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Smith County Historical Society




Mrs. Ottilie Kordzik Maier died on 28 Jan. 1956. She was buried not far from her parents.



Louis Kordzik, one of the Kordzik siblings - the immigrants - (b. 1849 in Prussia) was recorded during the 1870 Census. He lived at Fort Stockton, Pecos, and was a butcher (30). I did not find more information about him.


Otto Phillip, the youngest brother of Henry's, was born on 29 Feb. 1856 in Germany. He was a ranchman. Otto Phillip married twice. Otto's first wife was Miss Emilie Schildknecht. They married on 11 July 1880 (31).


The two had one son Felix (b. 1882). Ten years after Emilie's death (1887), Otto remarried.
On 23 May 1897, he became the spouse of Miss Josephine Benkel (32).


Otto was widowed again. He spent the last years of his life in Altenhein (Old Folks' Home) in Precinct 3, Kerr County. The man passed on 27 October 1953 (33).


Meta (Theresa M) Kordzik, Henry's youngest sister married Mr. Ernst Albert Nimitz, the son of Charles Heinrich Nimitz and Sophia Dorothea Mueller. The two were united in marriage on 26 March 1874 (34).

Ernst ran a hotel. In 1900, the family lived in Justice Precinct 2, Maverick, Texas. The couple had 8 children, one died early (35). Ten years later Meta, her husband, and children were recorded during the census in san Angelo, Tom Green, Texas (36).

The Kordzik siblings' mother Maria Magdalena Kordzik lived in San Angelo as well. She passed away in 1894.


The family tree sideline goes from Mr. Henry Kordzik to our 3rd cousin once removed Mr. Rufus Monroe Angel

Henry Kordzik Sr.
his daughter Lilly Bertha Kordzik Henke
her husband William Nimitz
his sister Anna Bertha (Nimitz) Nauwald
her daughter Anna (Nauwald) Luckenbach
her husband Friedrich Luckenbach
his brother Louis Karl Luckenbach
his wife Jeannie Katherine Hart
her sister Elizabeth (Hart) Angel
her husband Rufus Monroe Angel - our 3rd cousin once removed



Resources:
Kordzik photo - Artur Andrzej / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

1. Pioneers in God's Hills. A History of Texas and Gillespie County People and Events. 1960, Gillespie County Historical Society. Printed by Boeckman-Jons, Austin, Texas.
2. Wikipedia
3. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFF-79V: 18 March 2020), Henry Kordzick in the entry for Warren Cass, 1860.
4. 1st Yager's Cavalry
5. Soldiers and Sailors Database
6. "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VK1T-S7K: 22 January 2020), Auguste Meyer in the entry for Heinrich Kordzick, 1868.
7. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFN8-PQQ: 15 July 2017), Henry Kordzik, Precinct 1, Gillespie, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 61, sheet 267D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,305.
8. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK1K-211 : accessed 15 August 2020), Henry Kordzik Sr., Cave Creek, Gillespie, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 147, sheet 1A, family 4, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1554; FHL microfilm 1,375,567.
9. "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VK1T-91L: 22 January 2020), Mina Kordzik in entry for Conrad Hahne, 1887.
10. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8T-92ZN : 22 December 2016), Emil Kordzik and Mathilde Evers, 11 Dec 1896; citing Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,802.
11. "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6P9-2BV : 13 February 2020), C. Otto Kordzik, 1874.
12. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8T-9VPY : 22 December 2016), Alfred Henke and Lillie Kordzik, 30 Oct 1900; citing Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,802.
13. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8T-9K5X : 22 December 2016), Max Kordzik and Bertha Kammlah, 16 Oct 1906; citing, Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,802.
14. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8T-9KSP : 22 December 2016), Charles Kiehne Jun and Alma Kordzik, 27 May 1902; citing Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,802.
15. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8T-9PKQ : 22 December 2016), Alfred Kordzik and Cora Auguste Moellering, 07 Jun 1910; citing Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,803.
16. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8T-92TV : 22 December 2016), Henry, Jr Kordzik and Amalia Schmidt, 04 Feb 1899; citing, Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,802.
17. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8T-9GZY : 22 December 2016), Henry Schmidtzinsky and Meta Kordzik, 30 Jan 1912; citing Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,803.
18. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8T-9K1T : 22 December 2016), Louis Kordzik and Lina Schneider, 09 Nov 1890; citing Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,802.
19. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KS1Y-CBP : 13 March 2018), Henry Kordzik, 31 May 1928; citing certificate number 21261, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,114,540.
20. Gillespie County Deaths and Obituaries 
21. Findagrave.com
22. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXGC-GBZ : 22 December 2016), Julius Kordzik and Hedwig Martin, 30 Dec 1868; citing Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,801.
23. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K37Q-43D : 13 March 2018), Hedwig Martin in entry for Otillie Maier, 28 Jan 1956; citing certificate number 7497, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,114,627.
24.  "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFN8-F8Q : 15 July 2017), Julius Kordzick, Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 61, sheet 254B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,305.

25. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8T-9JTC : 22 December 2016), James Bartlett and Louise Kordzik, 17 Dec 1889; citing Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,802.
26. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M325-LPK : accessed 22 August 2020), Louise Bartlett in household of James Bartlett, Justice Precinct 9 San Antonio city Ward 4, Bexar, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 92, sheet 8B, family 152, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,611.
27. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3GZ-9QH : accessed 22 August 2020), Julius Kordzik, Justice Precinct 1 (south part) Fredricksburg town, Gillespie, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 31, sheet 1B, family 10, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,638.
28. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8T-9PHL : 22 December 2016), Florent Maier and Tillie D. Kordzik, 25 Dec 1907; citing Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,803.
29. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK1K-KQ2 : accessed 22 August 2020), Julius Kordzik, Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 146, sheet 2A, family 24, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1554; FHL microfilm 1,375,567.
30. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXG4-VFB: 19 March 2020), Lewis Kordzik, 1870.
31. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8T-9JFV : 22 December 2016), Otto Kordzick and Emilie Schildknecht, 11 Jul 1880; citing Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,802.
32. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL8Y-BB9 : 22 December 2016), Otto P Kordzik and Josephine Benkel, 23 May 1897; citing El Paso, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 25,056.
33. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3HQ-7CR : 13 March 2018), Otto P Kordzik, 27 Oct 1935; citing certificate number 47651, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,116,705.
34. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXGC-LMG : 22 December 2016), Ernst Nimitz and Theresa Kordzik, 26 Mar 1874; citing Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,801.
35. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3PF-RK4 : accessed 25 August 2020), Theresa M Nimitz in household of A E Nimitz, Justice Precinct 2, Maverick, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 55, sheet 2B, family 31, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,657. 
36. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2QC-ZV1 : accessed 25 August 2020), Theresa Nimitz in household of Earnest A Nimitz, San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 281, sheet 8A, family 177, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1592; FHL microfilm 1,375,605.