Descendants of Joachim and Helene Wemken Koenning

“Branches and Twigs” are the descendants of our parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and great, great grandparents. At this time, I have not thoroughly researched most of these aunts, uncles and cousins. Some are deceased and other others living and our inherited photo albums held only a smattering of photos. We wish there were more to share, so if you have pictures you would like to share, please send them to me and I’ll add them to this section of the blog.

Adolph Henry Koenning was born on October 3, 1881, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. He married Marie “Mary” Kram on December 19, 1911, Shiner. They had three children, Victor, Gertrude and Melvin. He died on November 28, 1948, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, at the age of 66 and was buried in Mission Park South in San Antonio.

Grave Marker for Adolph Koenning, Mission Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

 

 Frieda Sophie Koenning was born about 1885, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. She married Hugo S. Onken in 1909, and they had one son, Arthur. She died about 1963 at the age of 78 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, and was buried in the Nordheim Cemetery in DeWitt County, Texas.

Grave Marker for Frieda Koenning Onken, Nordheim Cemetery, DeWitt County, Texas.

 

Henry Aloysis Koenning was born on July 12, 1886, in Schulenburg, Fayette County, Texas. He married Anna Sabrina Ida Kram in 1914. They have two children, Milton and Evelyn Helen Margaret. He died on March 7, 1966, in Lakeside, San Diego County, California, at the age of 79 and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lakeside.

Grave Marker for Henry A. Koenning, Greenwood Cemetery, Lakeside, San Diego County, California.

 

Louis Koenning was born April 3, 1888, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. He was not married. He died November 1, 1914, in Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas, at the age of 26 and was buried in the Hillside Cemetery in Cuero.

Grave Marker for Louis Koenning, Hillside Cemetery, Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas.

 

Olga Koenning was born March 1891, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. She married Henry Anton Hirsch before 1916 in Shiner, Texas. They had two children, Alvin and Lena. They divorced before 1930 and she remarried Dooley Donovan. She died on June 14, 1959, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, at the age of 68 and was buried in Mission Park South in San Antonio.

Grave Marker for Olga Koenning Donovan, Mission Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. (Shared marker with Adolph Koenning.)

Minhelda “Minnie” Koenning was born in May 1892, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. She married Fred “Fritz” Schwab in 1936. They had no children. She died on May 14, 1971, in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, at the age of 79, and was buried in the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, Mateo County, California.

Burial location for Minhelda “Minnie” Koenning Schwab, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Mateo County, California.

Rudolph Koenning was born on November 28, 1894, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. He married Vada Maurine Townsend in 1917 in Lavaca County. They had two children, Ellery Rudolph “Shorty” and Maurine Vada. He died on August 29, 1984, in San Diego, San Diego County, California, at the age of 89. Burial location unknown.

Walter Paul Koenning was born on July 12 1900, in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. He married Ida Lee Kunoth in 1923. They had three children, Welborne Paul “Wes,” Eddie Lee and Doris. He died on August 10, 1958, in Bexar County, Texas, at the age of 58, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

Burial location for Walter Paul Koenning, Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

 

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Adolph Koenning with sons, Vic and Mel.
Victor “Vic” Koenning
Melvin “Mel” Koenning
Adolph “Little Granddad” with granddaughter, Cynthia Croft.
Henry Aloysis Koenning
Henry and Anna Sabrina Koenning on their wedding day.
Adolph and Mary’s children, Vic, Gertrude and Mel.
Vic, Gertrude and Mel Koenning
Eddie Lee Koenning
Ellery “Shorty” Koenning with wife, Doodle, June 2003.
Vic Jr. with grandson, Coleman.

Descendants of George and Ethel Calk LeBus

“Branches and Twigs” are the descendants of our parents, grandparents, great grandparents and great, great grandparents. At this time, I have not thoroughly most of these aunts, uncles and cousins. Some are deceased and others are living and our inherited photo albums held only a smattering of photos. We wish there were more to share, so if you have pictures you would like to share, please send them to me and I’ll add them to this section of the blog.

 

Franklin “Frank” LeyBurn LeBus

Franklin “Frank” Leyburn LeBus born September 9, 1900, in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas. He married Thelma Ruth Henderson about 1919. They had two children, Frank Leyburn, Jr. and Eleanor Raye. Frank and Thelma Ruth were divorced, and he remarried Alice Imogene “Genie” Cox after 1930. They had one son, Jack “Jackson” Glen. Frank died on November 7, 1972 in Longview, Harrison County, Texas, at the age of 72 and was buried in the Memory Park Cemetery in Longview.

 

Hazel Annabelle LeBus Grizzle

Hazel Annabelle LeBus was born January 23, 1902, in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas. She married Homer Grizzle on July 3, 1921. They had three children, Margaret Ann, Gloria Gene and George Homer. She died on September 8, 1981, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, at the age of 79 and was buried in the Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls.

 

Archie Carlisle LeBus Nance

Archie Carlisle LeBus was born December 1, 1904, in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas. She married Bennett Allen Nance on January 1, 1925, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas. They had five children, Aileen, Dan Allen, Nancy, Lucy Ann and Steven Anthony. She died August 5, 1987, in Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas, at the age of 82 and was buried in the Sunset Cemetery, Mountain Home, Kerr County, Texas.

 

Jack Blackburn LeBus

Jack Blackburn LeBus was born April 17, 1906, in Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma. He married Nora Iona Neeley on March 1, 1938. They had four children, JoAnn, Jacqueline, Jerry Blackburn and James “Jim” Franklin. He died on July 19, 1938, in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas at the age of 32 and was buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.

 

Irene Clementine LeBus Bilbrey

Irene Clementine LeBus was born February 17, 1908, in Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma. She married Paul Bilbrey October 16, 1927. They had two children, Don Gene and Paula. She died June 21, 1983, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, at the age of 75 and was buried in the Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls.

 

Roy Henderson LeBus was born April 10, 1910, in Henrietta, Clay County, Texas. He married Lavena Mae Taylor on October 16, 1929. They had four children, Roy Taylor, George Richard, John Thomas “Tommy” and Sally. He died on Jan 14, 2000, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, at the age of 89.

 

Laura V LeBus Knight

Laura V. LeBus was born on January 28, 1913, in Henrietta, Clay County, Texas. She married Milton E. Dietert in 1931. They were divorced. She married Clarence Denton “C.D,” and they had three children, Francille, Hazel Emilie and Lynda. She died on November 25, 1996, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, at the age of 83.

 

George Franklin “G.F.” LeBus, Jr.

George Franklin LeBus, Jr. was born May 10, 1917, in Electra, Wichita County, Texas. He married Louise Latham on June 28, 1937. They had three sons, George Franklin III, James Latham and Joe Ballard. He died on July 25, 1990, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.

 

Ethel Marie LeBus Morrow

Ethel Marie LeBus was born August 6, 1919, in Electra, Wichita County, Texas. She married Thrall Shelton in about 1936. They were divorced before 1940. She married Denzil Bane Morrow in 1940 and they had three children, Ethel June, Pamela and Denzil Bane “Denny,” Jr. She died on November 23, 2010 in Cedar Park, Williamson County, Texas.

Donavel Calk LeBus was born on March 13, 1925 and died on May 22, 1925.

 

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George and Ethel LeBus with their children. (Seated L-R) Archie, Ma LeBus, Hazel, Irene. (Standing L-R) Laura V, Frank, Pa LeBus, Roy, G.F. and Ethel Marie.
Ma LeBus and daughters, Hazel, Archie, Irene, Laura V, Ethel Marie.
Ma LeBus with her daughters. (Seated L-R) Hazel, Ma LeBus, Archie. (Standing L-R) Ethel Marie, Irene and Laura V.

George and Ethel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 5, 1949 at the Wichita Falls Country Club. Here are a few photos taken on that very special occasion.

Grandsons, Frank Jr., George Richard, Dan Allen, John Shannon, Don Gene.
George and Ethel’s granddaughters, Francille, Jacqueline, Emilie, Lucy, Ethel June, Eleanor Raye, JoAnn, Nancy, Unknown, Eunice, Unknown.
George and Ethel’s children and Kentucky LeBus relatives.

Pa and Ma LeBus’ Grandchildren

 

Margaret Ann and Gloria, daughters of Homer and Hazel LeBus Grizzle.
Dan Allen Nance
Roy Taylor LeBus
Frank Jr. and Eleanor Raye LeBus
Bennett Nance with children, Nancy and Dan; nephews, Roy Taylor and George Richard LeBus.
Nancy Nance
Francille Knight and Ethel June Morrow
Lucy Ann Nance
Emilie Knight
Lynda Knight
Sally LeBus
Paula Bilbrey
Cousins, Dan Nance and George Homer Grizzle.
George Franklin LeBus III
Joe Ballard LeBus
Steven Anthony Nance
Tommy LeBus

Descendants of William and Alice Caulk Croft

“Branches and Twigs” are descendants of our parents, grandparents, great grandparents and great, great grandparents. At this time, I have not thoroughly researched most of these aunts, uncles and cousins. Some are deceased and others living and our inherited photo albums held only a smattering of photos. We wish there were more to share, so if you have any pictures you would like to share, please send them to me and I’ll add them to this section of the blog.

 

Croft family (Seated R to L) William and Alice Croft, Oscar Cameron, Paul Harold, Vede Weaver. George Allen, Edna Ruth. (Standing R to L) Fred Dewey, Frank Monroe, Floyd Ward, Grace Irene, Blanche Marie, Hope Cansada and Russell William

Oscar Cameron Croft was the first child of William and Alice Croft. He was born on June 19, 1887, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. He married Ethel Mae Mohler on October 5, 1910, in York County, Nebraska. They had two sons, Lloyd Ollie (1913-1987) and Keith Lyle (1920-1997), both born in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. Oscar died April 19, 1952, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, at the age of 64. He was buried in the Mission Burial Park South, in San Antonio.

 

Paul Harold Croft was born on June 20, 1890, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. He married Marie L. Lewis on January 1, 1913. They had three children, Lewis Allen, Helen Paula, and Lois Elaine. Paul died March 8, 1971, in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, at the age of 80. He was buried in the Mountain View Memorial Park in Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington.

 

Vede “Vida” Weaver Croft was born on August 28, 1892, in Fairfield, Clay, Nebraska. He married Opal Jenny Wolford on March 11, 1916. They had two children, Harold Ward and Harry. Vede died on October 25, 1977, in Glen Aubrey, Broome County, New York, at the age of 85. He was buried in the Glen Aubrey Cemetery.

 

George Allen Croft was born on March 20, 1894, in Fairfield, Clay, Nebraska. He married Lena Esther Houston on March 15, 1916. They had two children, Iris Gwendolyn and George Allen, Jr. George died April 21, 1979, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, at the age of 85. He was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

 

Edna Ruth Croft was born October 27, 1895, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. She married Merle Lee Durfee on September 22, 1915, in York, Nebraska. They had two daughters, Doris Winifred and Donna Lee. Edna died on December 29, 1985, in Washington, Washington County, Kansas, at the age of 90. She was buried in the Washington Cemetery.

 

Fred Dewey “Fritz or Doc” Croft was born on July 27, 1898, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. He married Isabel Roth on August 19, 1925. They had two children, Fred and Betty Lou. Fred died on November 14, 1988, in Glen Aubrey, Broome County, New York at the age of 90. He was buried in the Glen Aubrey Cemetery.

 

Frank Monroe Croft was born October 21, 1900, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. He married Gladys Scott in 1925. They had four children, Duane Monroe, Mildred Jean, Jeannine, and Cecile. Frank died on March 16, 1952, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California at the age of 51. He was buried in the Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.

 

Floyd Ward Croft was born on January 2, 1903, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. He married Erma Woolen in 1929. They had three children, Thelma, Shirley and David Gene. Floyd died on January 7, 1963, in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, at the age of 60. He was buried in the Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland.

Grace Irene Croft was born on June 2, 1904, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. She married Alfred Montgomery on June 11, 1924. They had eight children: LeRhee Delores, Willis Dean, Myron Leroy, Alton Leon, Ronald Jay, Claude Delmar, Bruce Alfred and Orville Ray. After her husband’s death, Grace married for the second time to Francis Kelly in October 1972. They had no children. She died on September 19, 1990, in Prosser, Benton County, Washington and was buried in the Prosser Cemetery.

 

Blanche Marie Croft born on March 17, 1906, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. She married Fred Mumford on June 2, 1928. They had three children, Darlene, Donald, and Joan Elaine. Blanche died in 2000 in Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, at the age of 94. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado.

 

Hope Cansada Croft was born March 20, 1907, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. She married William E. Thompson on April 16, 1927. They had five children, Eugene, Virgil, Merial, Mary and Lena. Hope died on November 3, 1930 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon at the age of 89. She was buried in the Douglass Oregon Historic Cemetery in Troutdale, Multnomah County, Oregon.

 

Russell William Croft was born on December 11, 1908, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. He married Mary Ann Ross on February 20, 1930 and they had one daughter, Donna Mae. Russell died on January 31, 1980, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, at the age of 71. He was buried in the Moore Cemetery in Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas.

 

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For many years, a Croft family reunion was held in Kansas City, Missouri. Here are several photos taken at two of these gatherings.

Croft reunion in Kansas City, Missouri, probably in the 1950’s.
Eight children of William and Alice Croft. Reunion in Kansas City, Missouri about 1960.
Croft reunion in Kansas City, about 1960.
Ethel and Oscar Croft, San Antonio, Texas.
Four generations of Croft men – William holding L.K. and Lloyd and Oscar standing.
Trudy and Lloyd, February 1945.
Cousins L.K., Cynthia, Richard and Mike Croft.
Gertrude with children, L.K. and Cynthia, about 1950.
Keith and Mildred Croft with sons, Richard, Mike and John.
Mike and Susan Croft with children and grandchildren.

 

Descendants of George and Lucinda “Lucy” Woodward Nance

“Branches and Twigs” are the descendants of our parents, grandparents, great grandparents and great, great grandparents. At this time, I have not thoroughly researched most of these aunts, uncles and cousins. Some are deceased and others are living and our inherited family photo albums held only a smattering of photos. We wish there were more to share, so if you have any pictures you would like to share, please send them to me and I’ll add them to this section of the blog.

 

Willie Mae/May Nance Fisher

Willie Mae/May Nance was George and Lucy’s first child. She was born January 28, 1891 in Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas. She married Arthur “Doc” Fisher on January 12, 1910 in Electra, Wichita County, Texas. They had three children, Maxine Lucille (1911-1998), Ruth Marie (1914-2006) and David Arthur (1920-1966). Willie Mae died on June 24, 1932 in Electra, Wichita County, Texas at the age of 41.

 

Gladys with son, Harry Nance Hager.

Gladys Gertrude Nance was born August 10, 1892, in Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas. She married Harry Bateman Hager on June 11, 1914, in Electra, Wichita County, Texas. They had two sons, Harry Nance (1917-1978) and Weldon Bennett (1919-1993). Gladys died August 23, 1990, in Canyon, Randall County, Texas, at the age of 98 and was buried in the Rosedale Cemetery, Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.

 

Norma Dell Nance Beeker

Norma Dell Nance was born in March 1894, in Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas. She married Samuel Fred Beeker on April 20, 1915, in Electra, Wichita County, Texas. They had two children, Sammy Lane (1919-2005) and Murray (1923-2003). Norma died on November 30, 1976, in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, at the age of 82.

 

George and Lucille Nance

 George Edison “Brother” Nance was born January 3, 1896, in Lavaca County, Texas. He married Bessie Lucille Parker on October 1, 1924. They had no children. He died November 4, 1954, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, at the age of 58 and was buried in the Dreamland Cemetery, Canyon, Randall County, Texas.

 

Sadie Ann Nance Oliver

Sadie Ann Nance was born on July 5, 1897, in Sweet Home, Lavaca County, Texas. She married William Thomas “W.T.” Oliver on May 24, 1917, in Lockney, Floyd County, Texas. They had five children, Helene “Elaine,” Shirley Ann, Martha Dell, George Sanders and John E., II. She died on August 17, 1992, in Amarillo, Cameron County, Texas, at the age of 95 and was buried in the Llano Cemetery Mausoleum, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas.

 

Bennett Allen Nance

Bennett Allen Nance was born on December 23, 1901, in Charco, Goliad County, Texas. He married Archie Carlisle LeBus on January 1, 1925, in Wichita, Wichita County, Texas. They had five children, Aileen (1926-1926), Dan Allen, Nancy, Lucy Ann and Steven Anthony. He died on February 17, 1994, in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas, and was buried in the Sunset Cemetery, Mountain Home, Kerr County, Texas, at the age of 92.

 

John Allison “Al” Nance

John Allison “Al” Nance was born September 18, 1903, in Charco, Goliad County, Texas. He married Rosetta Casey on June 28, 1929, in Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas. They had three children, John Allison II “Jan”(1932-19952), Larry Lewis (1934-2007) and Susan. He died on December 13, 1972, in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas, and was buried at the Leakey Cemetery in Leakey, Real County, Texas.

 

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Bennett Nance with baby son, Dan.
Dan Allen Nance
Nancy Nance
Lucy Ann Nance
Susan Nance with cousin, Steve.
George, Mama Nance, Bennett and Steve Nance. (Standing) Lucy, Tom Boothe, Nancy Nance Boothe, Lucille, Eunice Smith Nance, Dan and Archie Nance.
Bennett Nance with sons, Steve and Dan.
Nance family reunion about 1954 in Brownsville, TX. (Standing L-R) Larry Nance, Harry Nance Hager, Bennett Nance, W.T. Oliver, George Nance, Harry Hager, Al Nance, David Fisher, Tres Overton, Steve Nance. (Seated L-R) Susan Nance, Lucy Ann Nance, Charlene Nance, Maxine Williams, Archie Nance, Sadie Oliver, Norma Beeker, Mama Nance, Gladys Hager, Rosetta Nance, Margery Fisher, Sammy Lane Overton, Ruth Marie Jarrell.
Mr. and Mrs. David Fisher
Sammy Lane Beeker Overton
David Arthur Fisher

 

George Sanders “Sandy” Oliver
John Allison II “Jan” Nance

                                        Dan Allen Nance

Nancy Nance
Larry Lewis Nance
Steven Anthony Nance
Lucy Ann Nance
Susan Nance with husband, Jerry Knight.
Bennett and Archie celebrate 50th anniversary with children, Dan, Lucy, Nancy and Steve.
Dan and Eunice Nance with children, Denise and Ben.
Tom and Nancy Nance Boothe with children, Hank, George and Bennett.
L.K. and Lucy Nance Croft with children, Leslie, Lyle and Lloyd.
Steve and Paula Nance with daughter, Stephanie.
Denise Nance
Ben Nance