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Note for:   Jeptha Boone Davis,   7 OCT 1907 - 10 OCT 1984         Index
Burial:   
     Place:   Forest Park Cemetery, on Lawndale, Houston, Texas



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Note for:   Thos O Koehe,   23 APR 1868 - 19 DEC 1906         Index
Burial:   
     Place:   Washington Cemetery, Houston, Texas



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Note for:   Henry Leo Stelzig,   19 DEC 1892 - 7 APR 1978         Index
[Genealogy, Larry.FTW]

[Stelzig family.FTW]

Henry Leo Stelzig Sr. was a prominent Houston retailer for more than 40 years. He was chairman of the board of Stelzigs Saddlery Company, Inc. To many he was known as "Mr. Leo". He was a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and rodeo and a 32nd degree Mason.

He passed away on Friday, April 7, 1978 at the age of 85 in St Joseph's Hospital. Funeral services were 10:30 am Monday at the George H. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home chapel on Sage Road.

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Note for:   Ernst A. Fuchs,   ABT. 1878 - 1 NOV 1938         Index
Burial:   
     Place:   Washington Cemetery, Houston, Texas

Note:    Ernst Fuchs was a Private 23 in the US Infantry.

Ernest A. Fuchs

Ernest A. Fuchs served in the Spanish American War with Teddy
Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. He enlisted on May 21, 1898 in
Houston, Texas serving in the Regiment of the 23rd Infantry, Co. K.
He was discharged in Manila, P. I. on March 27, 1899 with a
disability, having lost an eye in combat. Under remarks on the
enlistment page is "Excellent." Several letters he wrote his beloved
wife remain in the family.

He was 5 feet 6 1/2 inches in stature with brown eyes and black hair
and dark complexion. At the time Ernest joined the service he was a
machinist. He later was employed by Bering-Cortes for many years.

Ernest used the German spelling of his surname Fuchs which is
pronounced Fox until the beginning of WW II when the name was changed
to the spelling of Fox. Many of German descent anglicized their
names at this time. On his tombstone his name is spelled Earnest
Fuchs. His first name is spelled Ernst, Earnest and Ernest is
various places. When born, his surname was spelled Fuchs and it is
on his tombstone.

Although husband and wife are buried side by side the surname
spelling on their tombstones is different.

The parents of Ernest A. Fuchs were Pauline Pohle and Ernest Fuchs,
Sr. They were both born in Germany (Prussia) and married in Houston,
Texas on September 28, 1874. They had thirteen children nine of whom
lived to adulthood. The nine surviving children were Annie, Ernest,
Herman, Emma, Charlie, Henry, Albert, Neal and Esther. Ernest Fuchs,
Sr., returned to Germany many times. Some of his grandchildren and a
daughter believe he had a wife and family there, too. He died and is
buried in Germany. Pauline Pohle Fuchs is buried in the Magnolia
Cemetery, in Houston, Texas. Thus far, I have not located a
tombstone for her grave. She may be in an unmarked grave or it has
been distroyed by vandalism. Years ago, my mother-in-law, Louise Fox
Davis, and I went there trying to locate it and were unsuccessful.

Doris Marshall, daughter of Esther Fuchs Scholl, recently found a
record in Galveston, Texas, at the Seaport Museum that shows the
following:

Pauline Fuchs, age 43, Esther Fuchs, age 2 and Albert Fuchs age 6
months, traveled from Hamburg, Germany on September 1, 1896 on the
ship ,Scotia, and arrived in Houston, Texas on September 24, 1896.

Ernst A. Fuchs married Ida (Eda) Stelzig in 1900. To their marriage
were born eight children, namely Ernest C., Elizabeth Pauline, Earl,
Henry Leo, Cleo, Clara Louise, William David and Hubert Albert.

Ernest had a pocket watch that was left to his grandson, Robert. He
is buried in the Washington Cemetery. He died on November 1, 1938
and is buried in the Washington Cemetery in Houston.

by Sherry Davis
Jan. 2001

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Note for:   Pauline Pohl,   1853 -          Index
Burial:   
     Place:   Magnolia Cemetery, Houston Texas

Note:    Doris Marshall, daughter of Esther Fuchs Scholl, recently found a
record in Galveston, Texas, at the Seaport Museum that shows the
following:


Pauline Fuchs, age 43, Esther Fuchs, age 2 and Albert Fuchs age 6
months, traveled from Hamburg, Germany on September 1, 1896 on the
ship ,Scotia, and arrived in Houston, Texas on September 24, 1896.