Runnels County, Texas

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HENSLEY posted by Margaret Morrow on Thursday, June 1, 2000

Looking for Eva Louise HENSLEY born 9/1945 in Runnels County; attending elementary school in Alpine Texas.

PALMERTREE posted by O.D. McElroy on Friday, June 2, 2000

Would like to make contact with any PALMERTREE family members from or in Runnels County. Trying to make a Mississippi connection.

COUDLE posted by Toni Coudle Hamilton on Saturday, June 3, 2000

Have found the name David Andrew COUDLE, born in 1946 in Runnels County. The name is so rare, I believe we must be related somehow. We knew nothing of my Father's family. His name was William COUDLE. Anyone with any information, please contact me. If I can do lookups for anyone from here in Las Vegas, I will be glad to give it a try, though I'm really new at this.

BENNETT, GEISTMAN, PEACOCK posted by Jo Lancaster on Sunday, June 4, 2000

Looking for information on Nora GEISTMAN who lived in Ballinger Tx, Runnels Co between the years of 1940 and 1960. Her first husband was W. E. BENNETT, father of Homer BENNETT of Ballinger. Her maiden name is believed to be PEACOCK. If you have any information, obituary, names of kin, etc. please email me: Thank you, Jo Bennett.

CHAPMAN posted by Michael Chapman on Thursday, June 8, 2000

Looking for any information on my great-grandfather, Charles CHAPMAN. We believe he was born in Ballinger, TX, Runnels County, and died in Winters, TX, Runnels County. His sons would be Robert Earl, Carter, Howard and David. Charles died approx. 1963-1964, and would have been born approx. 1870-1890.


This is my REDMAN family....I have many questions and areas with missing information. Is there a cousin out there who can help fill in some of my blanks!? I grew up with some of my cousins but at that time didn't know how they were related or that they were related to me. I am in contact with cousins in Cleburne, Texas and we are working together on our LECK and REDMAN line. One cousin has numerous photos of some of the Redman line.

EISENBECK, LECK, MOLDENHAUER, NEIDIG, PFLUEGER, REDMAN posted by Peggy Herridge Wilson on Wednesday, June 14, 2000

Husband: E. Julius REDMAN b: 12 Aug 1843 in: Feisk, Germany d: 24 May 1918 in: Rowena, Runnels Co., TX bur: Protestant Cem., Rowena, Runnels Co., TX Father: Frederick Augustus REDMAN Mother: unknown census: 1880 Washington Co., Tx; 1900 Williamson Co., Tx; 1910 Runnels Co., Tx Wife: Anna Pauline MOLDENHAUER #22760 Married: Ca 1872 in: Germany b: 13 Aug 1843 Province Roseue, Germany d: 15 Nov 1922 Rowena, Runnels Co., Texas bur: Protestant Cem. Rowena, Runnels Co., TX Census: 1880 Washington Co., Tx, 1900 Williamson Co, Tx, 1910 Runnels Co., Tx M Child 1 William Frederick ( Fritz ) REDMAN b: 12 Jul 1873 in: Posen, Germany d: 1948 in: Rowena, Runnels Co., Texas ? bur: Protestant Cem. Rowena, Runnels Co., TX Spouse: Anna NEIDIG md: 28 Dec 1895 in: Austin, Travis Co.,TX census 1880 Washington Co., Texas; 1900 Bastrop Co., Texas A letter writen by W. F. REDMAN , 4 Feb 1939. I was born July 12, 1873, in Germany. In 1874 I came to this Country with my Parents to Burton, Texas, in Washington County. In 1885 we moved to Montgomery County, and in 1887, we moved to Bosque County, were I was confirmed, May 17, 1887, in the Evangelical Lutheran Church. In 1893, I went to Travis County. On the 13th day of April, 1895 I joined the Sons Of Hermann Lodge,in Manor, Texas. On December 28, 1895, I married Miss Anna NEIDIG, in Austin, Texas. On December 19,1903 we moved to Runnels, County. In 1915, I joined the Masonic Lodge in Miles, Texas. In 1919 we made 100 bales of cotton, and got 42 cents a pound for most bales. In 1920 we also made 100 bales of cotton. This cotton was made on the Pflueger farm north of Rowena. I had 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. My wife had 4 brothers and 7 sisters. About 30 years ago, I quit coffee and tabacco, and about 18 years ago I quit all strong drink, and I feel much better and happier. In 1923 we moved to our own farm 5 miles southwest of Rowena, Texas. We had 12 children, six of whom died in infancy. We reared 3 boys, and 3 girls M Child 2 Julius Emil REDMAN Born: 0 Apr 1876 in: Census: 1880 Washington Co., Texas F Child 3 Bertha Alvinia REDMAN Born: 3 Mar 1878 in: Washington Co., Texas d: 4 Aug 1956 in: Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX bur: Rose Hill Cem. Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX Spouse: Heinreich Y. LECK Md: 29 Oct 1895 in: Bosque Co., Texas listed as Bettie on their marriage record. Census: 1880 Washington Co., Texas F Child 4 Augusta REDMAN Born: 12 Sep 1882 Died: Rowena, Runnels Co., Texas Spouse: Willie EISENBECK Married: ca 1903 Spouse: Emil PFLUEGER Census: 1900 Williams Co., Texas F Child 5 Hulda REDMAN #22765 Census: 1900 Williamson Co., TX M Child 6 Earnest REDMAN #24278 census: 1900 Williamson Co., TX M Child 7 unknown male REDMAN #24279.

FOLKNER, JARRET, JARRETT, MCMILLIAN posted by Regina McClure on Wednesday, June 14, 2000

I am looking for my ancestors if possible. My grandmother was Gussie Bird JARRET and she was born in Runnels Co., TX. She married a Herman H. FOLKNER from Eastland, Co., TX. Gussie's father's name was Gus Allen JARRETT. I know that my grandmother had several brother's and sisters. Gussie was the youngest of all the kids. I know of a sister she had was named Vera (JARRETT) MCMILLIAN. If anyone has any information on this, please e-mail me. I'm currently looking up my family tree.

BRICE posted by Dan Brice on Monday, July 3, 2000

Am seeking information about the BRICE family who lived in Crews and Truett, Runnels Co., around 1900-1915; both of my great-grandparents are buried in Crews Cemetery (Jim W. and Ellen{Elms}) and my gg-grandfather is buried in Winters. Any info would be helpful. Thanks.

ESTES, LEE posted by Marji Morton on Thursday, July 6, 2000

Searching for the family of Thomas LEE in Runnels County, Texas. Believe the family resided in Crews, Tx. Rebecca ESTES was the mother of Amanda ESTES LEE. Amandas' sister, Malinda Caroline descended from our family. Any help would be appreciated.

BENNETT, GEISTMAN, PEACOCK posted by Jo Lancaster on Saturday, July 8, 2000

Looking for any information on a Nora GEISTMAN in RUNNELS Co. Her maiden name was PEACOCK. First husband, W.E. BENNETT. 2nd husband may have been Teel GEISTMAN. Son's name, Homer BENNETT. They were living in Runnels county (Rowena/Ballinger) when the tornado of 1920/21 came through and wiped out houses. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

DANNELLEY, DUNN, GREENE, OWEN, SPARKMAN posted by Sandra Greene Camp on Monday, July 10, 2000

Searching for information on my great-grandfather in Runnels County. He was born about 1833 in North Carolina. He served in the Civil War as a Confederate soldier in Co. A, 28th Tennessee Infantry. He married Joann D. GALLOWAY on July 16, 1868 in Maury County, Tennessee. They had five children, William, Martin L., Cora D., Margaret, and Dillon Christopher. They came to Texas and were found on the Coleman County, Texas census in 1880. Someone who is also researching the DANNELLEY's was shown a book by someone at the Ballinger County Clerk's Office called "Runnels County Pioneers," which lists Confederate veterans. It gave DANNELLEY, S.G. Pvt, Co A 28th TN Inf. buried in Paint Rock Cemetery, at Eden in Concho Co., TX. In another book, "In Remembrance," published by the Runnels County Historical Commission a listing was found of my great-grandmother, DANNELLEY, Joe Ann wife of S.G. b 2 Dec 1852 d 7 Aug 1913, buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Ballinger. What I really ! need is someone who could possibly take a look at the book, Runnels County Pioneers, and tell me if it lists Swain's dates of birth and death. Also, I have corresponded with the man who keeps the list of burials at Paint Rock, and he has said he has not been able to find a grave for Swain G. DANNELLEY listed in that cemetery. Any help with this would be very appreciated.

FINCH, GREEN, LEWIS posted by Cynthia Corbett on Saturday, July 15, 2000

I am looking for a Thomas B. GREEN, marriage certificate (1971) states he was 71 years of age, the bride, Henrietta FINCH LEWIS (a widow) was 59. They were married in Runnels Co. The couple divorced 7 Oct 1976 and the divorce record (online) states the husband was 70 (younger than he was when he got married!). It is within the realm of possibility he may still be alive, but I doubt this. Henrietta is now deceased (Winters, Runnels, TX) and of course there were no children. However, I do recall (it was like a bolt of lightening hit me!) that the reason for the divorce was a fuss by Henrietta's church when they discovered they were cousins! I've had no luck researching Finch family in Runnels Co. and am hoping that the GREEN name will increase my odds. Can anyone furnish any info? This is my son's father's line.

MOLDENHAUER, NEIDIG, REDMAN, URBANTKE posted by Jo Lancaster on Tuesday, July 18, 2000

W.F. REDMAN was born July 12, 1873 in Germany to Julius REDMAN and Anna Pauline MOLDENHAUER. Family came to this country in 1874. W.F. married Anna NEIDIG in Austin, Tx Dec 28 1895. Moved to Runnels C 1903, lived on Plueger farm. In 1923 W.F. and family moved to their own farm southwest of Rowena, Tx. They had 12 children, six died in infancy. They reared 3 boys, Gus, Fritz, and Alvin and 3 girls, Lillie Rose, Rosie URBANTKE and Vollie URBANTKE. Vollie of San Angelo, Tom Green Co and one daughter-in-law Elsie Hauz REDMAN, wife of late Alvin is still living. W.F. died May 2, 1948 and Anna died April 14, 1952. This information was taken from a Rowena Centennial Booklet printed in 1998 by Ballinger Printing and Graphics. Rowena Tx was celebrating its 100th birthday.

CALDER, DUPRE, DUPREE, KILCREASE, KING posted by Danny Kilcrease on Wednesday, July 19, 2000

Trying to establish solid links to my family in Runnels County. W.B. KILCREASE,M.L. KING, Lemuel(Lem)DUPREE, or Joe Lee CALDER are known family members. Thanx DK.

DANNELLEY, DUNN, GREENE, HOOTEN, LOCKE, OWEN, STEWART posted by Sandra Greene Camp on Thursday, July 20, 2000

Hello. I have now found more information on my great-grandfather, Swain G. DANNELLEY and his children in Runnels County, Texas. His daughter Margaret Eugenia (Lou Gena) married J. F. COATS/COATES on 9 Feb 1896 in Runnels County. She died 19 Aug 1915 (maybe in Runnels County). His other daughter, Cora Arteak DANNELLEY married J. T. STUART/STEWARD on 30 Oct 1887 in Runnels County. She died in Ballinger on 9 Jun 1915. Would very much like to locate information on the COATS/COATES and STUART/STEWART families. His son Dillon C. (my grandfather) married Hetty J. HOOTEN on 12 Nov 1899 in Coke County, although their marriage license was obtained in Runnels County. Am trying to locate information on her death and burial (before 1910) and on her parents. Have minimal information on a J.B. HOOTEN and would like to know if he is related to Hetty. Hetty was supposed to have died in a fire in a hotel along with one of her children. I only have information on three children, but t! here may have been four or five born to Hetty and Dillon between 1900 and 1910. The ones I have are Verna (abt. 1905), Ena Dillon (1906), and Carmer Edgar (1908). Would like to know Verna's exact DOB is possible, as well as the name(s) and DOB's of any other children born to Hetty and Dillon. I believe all of their children were born in Ballinger. I have a receipt for Dillon for service in the United States Volunteer Army for service in the Spanish-American War that states that he lived in Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas.

HAYES, RICE, SPEARS posted by chuck zonker on Sunday, July 23, 2000

Looking for great grandmother, Rachel Gennette HAYES,born Feb.11,1850 Ballinger,Runnels Co.died 1879(?)Married to Samuel RICE,date unknown,she was his fourth wife.Mother of Alice Anne RICE my grandmother who married William Monroe SPEARS of Coahoma Tx.

MCCANDLESS posted by Frank C. Durant on Monday, July 24, 2000

Searching Runnels County, Texas for descendants of James Madison and Margery (HARDIN) McCANDLESS of Meltonsville, Marshall County, Alabama, who resided there in the 1830s and 1850s, but some members of that Family came to Texas in 1853, and later. Perhaps some of those Texas McCANDLESS Descendants may have, or might be, "Researching" their 'ggg' or 'gggg'-Ancestry today? I would be thrilled to hear from some of those McCANDLESS 'Researchers'. What was the 'Maiden'-name of "Margery McCANDLESS"??

ALTMAN, CASEY, GRIGGS, HAUPT, LONDON, TURNBO, WHITE posted by David L. Casey on Tuesday, July 25, 2000

Searching for information regarding descendants of Louis and Juliett HAUPT who came to Runnels County ca. 1890 after immigrating the prior year from Germany. They had numerous children including Rudolph, William, Annie, Emma, Ida Mae (my grandmother), et al. Louis HAUPT (1855-?) and Juliett HAUPT (1855-1914) are buried at Fairview Cem. Would love to find descendants or folks with knowledge of this family to learn more of the heritage. Ida Mae Haupt (1893-1979) m. Overton Harris CASEY (1893-1986) in 1916 at Wingate, TX. They had daughters Marguerite, Leora, Bonnie, and Ester, and sons Daniel (died at 6 weeks of age) and my father David Houston CASEY, and Donald CASEY. Thanks, and anyone interested in my .gedcom can find it at the website listed...most of my data is about the CASEY lineage on this page.

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