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Username: Nancy Gray Schoonmaker
UserEmail: nancys email.unc.edu
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Date: 01 Mar 2010
Time: 08:42:34

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I have found this to be a rich source for serious scholarship over the years, and deeply regret that I never took the time to express my gratitude to Mr. Block. Many thanks for keeping his work available.

Username: Betty Sternberg McLaughlin
UserEmail: b_mclaughlin sbcglobal.net
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Date: 27 May 2010
Time: 17:34:03

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I believe that there is an error in Mr. Block's article about the Olive Sunset Sawmill. He states that twin girls, Annie and Paula Sternenberg, were bookkeepers for the mill. However, there are no girl twins in the family. There are twins, Pauline(f) and Emil Paul(m) who are a part of the Rudolph A Sternenberg family. However, Pauline died in California. I'd love for the family to be leader in hiring females, but unfortunately, I don't believe these are true facts.

I am researching the family genealogy and wish to use the data from the article for personal publication only.

Username: Ryan Fogg
UserEmail: ryanfogg msn.com
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Date: 28 May 2010
Time: 15:14:48

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Our young family has been researching events that Mr. W. T. Block may have been involved in. We have a great uncle who was in the 78th division from early winter 1944 until his death on Feb. 10 1945. Do you have any information or writings that may give some light on the events of early Feb. 1945? We have read the one about Simmerath where we were today and have followed his steps from December through February but information about this one particular event is not clear. Have you ever heard or read anything about a dam that was captured? Or the battle for Schmidt?

The article we are reading in our hotel here is wonderful and really helps us to understand what our nearly forgotten Uncle went through.

Thank you so much for your efforts.
Sincerely
Ryan

Username: Joni Scott
UserEmail: joniscott aol.com
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Date: 22 Jun 2010
Time: 14:07:26

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I was thrilled to read about the Hillebrandt's. I just found out that I am a descendant of Chris Hillebrandt. This is a real "find" for me!

Username: Chris DiMattei
UserEmail: crdimattei verizon.net
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Date: 01 Jul 2010
Time: 10:55:28

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Hello, I am involved in researching an architect who is responsible for the design of a home for William Wiess, back in 1891. Since Mr. Block wrote extensively on the activities of William Wiess, I was hoping to learn that Mr. Block may have uncovered some information about the home William Wiess built in Beaumont, back in 1891. Is there anyone who now maintains the research Mr. Block accumulated for the articles and books he authored? If so, I would like to correspond with that person to inquire about any information Mr. Block may have uncovered regarding the Beaumont home of Mr. William Wiess. Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Editor: The library at McNeese State University has an archive of WT's papers.  See http://library.mcneese.edu/depts/archive/block191.htm. You may also find information about the Wiess family at the http://www.mykindred.com/ website.
               

 

Username: James connell
UserEmail: jpconnell2005 sbcglobal.net
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Date: 06 Jul 2010
Time: 15:43:55

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My dad's mother was Winnie Ursula Block b abd 1899,her father was hance irwin block b 1868. Common relative was George Carl Frederick Block b aug 1803. i need information before this time (1803) .

Username: Gary Randy Ware
UserEmail: rware2 windstream.net
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Date: 13 Jul 2010
Time: 17:29:02

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Hi,
My name is Randy Ware and the Johnny Ware you talked about that owned the post office was my grandfather that I never knew. His son, John Ware, Jr. was my father but Johnny died when my dad was only 12 from surgery complications. My grandfather also owned a bar in Nederland. My father died a few years ago but my mother is still living and just turned 86. She is Gloria Ware, formerly Gloria Gish, daughter of Earl Gish...former mayor of Nederland. My dad joined the Air force when I was very young so I never lived in Nederland very long but I still call it home. I live in Lincoln, Nebraska now and I'm 64. Your website was very interesting reading and I sent it to my mother to read.
Thanks for the memories.

Username: adrienne charlton robert
UserEmail: adrienne.robert hp.com
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Date: 23 Aug 2010
Time: 17:22:04

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I became friendly with WT a few years ago after timidly approaching him about an article or two in which he mentioned my great-grandfather Charles Napoleon Charlton. My timidity was short-lived after I received a warm reply and learned that not only was he intimately familiar with my family's contributions to Texas history but he also knew my father quite well as they had worked together in Post Office System. After that, WT and I shared many, many laughs and warm conversations through email. I regret that I did not make the journey to meet him in person. What a wonderful, amazing, brilliant, wicked (in a good/hilarious way), and talented man. I miss "talking" to him and will always remember him fondly.

Username: Sally Scheske Papin
UserEmail: tobascokat yahoo.com
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Date: 27 Aug 2010
Time: 06:56:13

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Just found your website and I am thrilled to read every word. I have traced my German ancestors coming over from Bremen in 1854 into Galveston, right the same time as the Ben Neives. A group of 4 traveled together under one name but after their arrival I find little on them and just a trickle of their children. Its here I decided to google for these settlers and why they came to TX. Your descriptions and words sure put a great visual as to why they do not appear anywhere and such a hard life they faced once here. Its actually a bit unsettling to think how they got the courage to travel the ocean to come to a better life and have it be such a hardship. Thank you for your wonderful articles.
Sally

Username: Steven Burr
UserEmail: maineguy_04043 yahoo.com
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Date: 04 Sep 2010
Time: 21:26:16

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This is a long shot: I have a a "painting" not sure what it is of (oil, water color, ink, etc...) of the Tug "Florida" it is dated 28-4-24 (I'm assuming March 28, 1924) and says "Sabine Pass". I read here about the oil pond and the whales, and Sabine Pass in Texas etc. I was trying to track down the artist "J Selman" and some info on the drawing and history of it and perhaps a value. I bought it years ago at a yard sale in Kennebunkport, Maine and have always wondered about it. Just thought someone reading the oil pond story might know something about J. Selman or the tug/pilot boat "Florida"

Username: Harold Havard
UserEmail: hghavard aol.com
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Date: 07 Oct 2010
Time: 21:18:02

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WOW! What a GREAT site for East Texans searching for history!
I am working on a site for the Havard's in the Angelina County area.
Would you mind if I linked some of your pages to my site?
My site is www.55yearsyoung.com/havard
THANKS!
Harold Havard

Username: Harold Havard
UserEmail: hghavard aol.com
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Date: 08 Oct 2010
Time: 20:31:50

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I am building a Havard family web site. Much of Mr. Blocks info pertains to the area the Havard's settled in East Texas.

I am seeking permission to use some of the info and to link pages to the Havard History website at www.55yearsyoung.com/havard

thanks,
Harold Havard

Username: Regina Staiger
UserEmail: rdstaiger comcast.net
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Date: 09 Oct 2010
Time: 12:04:13

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I am so excited to find a site that can educate me about the place my mother grew up. She was born in Beaumont in 1926 and was raised in the Beaumont Day Nursery from about 1929 to 1942 or 1943 and attended South Park High School. I am trying to get any history, photos, or names connected to the Nursery or the school. Can you guide me or assist me in any way? I would so appreciate hearing from you about the preceding. Thank you. Regina

Username: Charles Gunther
UserEmail: blkbry2 gmail.com
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Date: 22 Oct 2010
Time: 13:22:52

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On vacation just this month (Oct) I was told that George Block is my great, great, (however many great), great, grandfather. My name is Gunther and my father was born in Freeport. Do you know how, or through which marriage, this came to be, if its true.

Username: Tonya Morrison
UserEmail: venusgreen eatel.net
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Date: 09 Nov 2010
Time: 07:51:17

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What if you just bought densely wooded property in Newton Texas, with Quick sand creek running through your property and when they loggers were clearing it they said they saw a Black Panther. Could it be one or are they mistaking it for a Jaguar?

Username: Harold Havard
UserEmail: hghavard aol.com
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Date: 17 Nov 2010
Time: 21:06:46

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Good evening,
We touched base a month or so ago about putting your sites info on the Havard web site and you agreed. You asked me to contact as I added your sites links.
I have added a page with some of the articles that pertain to the area the Havards inhabited in south Angelina County. I'm not near near finished, but wanted you to see what my intent was. Each link takes the reader back to your site. If you have any suggestions or concerns...please let me know.
Thanks, Harold Havard

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