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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by robertc1024, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Everything I Own Is Paid For

    Jul 12, 2017
    Colorado County, Texas
    I am friends with the Texas State SAR Registrar. Can you PM me with contact information?

  2. Tex62

    Tex62 Member

    Jan 21, 2014
    Moved here in 1985.

    Dad was from Alabama and mom from Pennsylvania. They married in Childress in 1945 when my dad was stationed there in the US Army Air Corp.

    Had an uncle from Alabama who sold some 2000 acres around Georgetown in the 1850s that he was granted for fighting in the war for Texas independence.

    Wife’s mother’s side of the family were among the first settlers of Fredricksburg. German of course. There are some interesting stories from that side of the family including 2 direct line ancestors that were killed by an outlaw group of Rebels called the Hangerband. One was a father of 9 that had lost his wife to sickness 3 days earlier.

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  3. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    The oldest brother is the genealogy guru in our family.
    He has been tracing family branches way back to the 1500’s and even further.
    Several trips to Europe to dig through old records.
    My grandmother told a family tale that “way back there we had a couple of Swiss ancestors.”
    We all thought this was just old family lore and put no faith in it.
    Sure as shootin’ the brother was doing research and discovered there were indeed two brothers that left Switzerland to fight in The Thirty Years War. They met some local frauleins and stayed after the war. They were our no fooling ancestors! LoL.
  4. SloppyShooter

    SloppyShooter Certifiable

    Apr 24, 2018
    White Settlement, Texas
    Yeah, 100% German, born in Texas, in San Anantone.

    Germans made Texas great.
  5. Surplus Guy

    Surplus Guy My aim is steady. My temper is not. TGT Supporter

    Jul 21, 2017
    N Texas
    Mother's side from Seguin. Father's side from Missouri. Air Force brat at Randolph and Webb AFB. Family left Texas for 7 years. I made it back alone and will never leave again. Really wish I had those 7 years back too.
  6. baboon

    baboon Well-Known

    Born in Joliet, Illinois & could only take that crap until I was 23. Lack of work & state politics forced me out. Had a buddy working as an iron worker in downtown Houston talked me into coming to get into the apprenticeship in 1981. I came down New Years day 1982. He had the dates wrong for the apprenticeship program. I ran out of money & went to work for Randall's as an apprentice meat cutter. Spent 36 years there until I couldn't take Albertson's anymore.

    I've only left for my parents funerals & my buddies wedding. He stayed up yonder I stayed here. Found better friends & a wife. Besides Texas was way more to my liking as far as guns ownership!

    Had enough of Houston now planning to escape to some small town life. Hoping my inside the loop home gets back to pre Hurricane Harvey value real soon.
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  7. JeepFiend

    JeepFiend Member

    Jan 15, 2017
    Bryan, TX
    My great grandfather on my mother's side came to Mercedes, TX by way of Missouri. After my grandmother was born, moved to San Diego, CA. My father's side got to Texas in the mid 1800's, with most coming through Alabama and Mississippi and eventually settling in the Terrell area. They've been there ever since. Most are buried in Myrtle Springs. By the time I got back, they'd all passed except a couple of cousins. Not sure how my pop made it to San Diego where he met my mom, but he didn't stay around long enough to ask.
  8. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Cruise Control

    Jan 5, 2012
    As long as there no Czechoslovakia blood in it. You're good.

    For some reason I never understood. German Texans and Czech Texans did not like each other.
  9. busykngt

    busykngt TGT Addict

    Jun 14, 2011
    Probably a Sudetenland thing.
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  10. Jwr1221

    Jwr1221 Member

    Jan 6, 2015
    Houston, TX
    I was born on the Naval base in Corpus Christi; Dad's family was from Illinois and Mom's family was from Pennsylvania. Parents divorced when I was very young and Mom and I moved back to Pennsylvania. Grew up in a little hick town just outside Pittsburgh and then went to Erie, PA for college. Got involved in the oil industry (pipeline component manufacturer) and ended up relocating to Houston in 2012 to take a job with one of the oil companies.
    With the exception of Houston traffic, lovin' every minute of being "back" in Texas!

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