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Re: Zorn-Gentry link in 1880 Texas Census
Posted by: Charles Biesele (ID *****7123) Date: November 20, 2002 at 23:00:13
In Reply to: Re: Zorn-Gentry link in 1880 Texas Census by Brent Milligan of 384

Hit or near-miss: My gggrandfather Leopold Biesele was an original settler in the German settlement of Yorks Creek. A book by Prof. R. L. Biesele (my grandfather) "A History of the German Settlements in Texas" mentions that Leopold was a trustee of the Blum school in Yorks Creek. Later he taught at another school located only 1/4 mile from his farm. This may have been in Zorn. On the other hand, an uncle has said that the Blum school itself was in Zorn. Perhaps Yorks Creek became Zorn, because it no longer exists. Certainly the towns were close enough that Leopold could "commute" to either. Prof. Biesele did not specifically mention Zorn, but he was writing only about the German background of the area. If Zorn is actually Yorks Creek in disguise, the graveyard would probably contain Biesele, Bading, Carolus, Eigendorf, Nolte, Braunholz, Blume and Flagg headstones.


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