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Bandera County Family Histories in
this section of the Courier:
letter to Polish Descendants & Residents of Bandera County
Jureczki and Jacob Jureczki
Sept. 29, 2005|
Morawiets (Moravietz) family
Part 1 of 2
Sept. 15, 2005|
family, Part 2
Continuation of the children of Thomas,
Catharina, Anna, and Maria Morawietz.
Sept. 22, 2005|
Dugosh (Jan Johann Dlugosz), Part 1
Dugosh (Jan Johann Dlugosz), Part 2|
Haiduk (Part 5)
Kalka (Part 8)|
Mazurek (Part 13)
A letter to Polish
Descendants & Residents of Bandera County|
by Elenora Dugosh Goodley
|Published Jan. 5, 2006|
The first time
I asked the Bandera County Courier if they would print the
histories of Bandera’s Polish Immigrants for the 150th
anniversary of St. Stanislaus Catholic Parish, without
hesitation, the answer was a quick "Yes." The Polish
descendants and residents of Bandera and Bandera County should
know that Gail Joiner, the Publisher- Editor of the Courier
donated space for almost one year to this project. Without the
Courier’s generosity, these Polish histories would still be on
my computer waiting to be printed. I have received many
letters since the first history appeared in the Courier. Many
people are sending me pictures and information. The
information for Bandera’s Polish histories keeps
The Polish Genealogical Society
of Texas was pleased to get Bandera’s Polish histories and has
featured them in their Summer 2005 Periodical Edition. A
Special Edition dedicated to Bandera, Bandera County, and St.
Stanislaus Catholic Parish history. A copy has been sent to
the Library of the U. S. Congress. If anyone is interested in
purchasing this book, please call Elenora Goodley at
210-695-3958 or Annette Schulte at
When I received my copy of
the Polish Footprints, the Bandera Special Edition, and after
reading through the book, I found that I had sent the Jureczki
workshop transcript, not the corrected and updated version.
After checking the history I had sent to the Courier, it too
was the Jureczki workshop transcript. Again I called Gail
Joiner and she immediately told me to send her the corrected
transcript and she would run the full story
To the Jureczki family, I
apologize and deeply regret this mistake. I have printed
correction sheets that will be included with each Polish
There is some exciting
news for the Jureczki descendants. After the Jureczki history
was first featured in the Courier, a picture of Thecla
Matyszek Jureczki was sent to me by Theresa Batto Helbert.
Theresa’s great-grandmother, Frances Jureczki Pyka, daughter
of Thecla Matyszek Jureczki, had this picture. This is a
picture of one of Bandera’s first Polish settlers. It is a
rare find. Thecla Matyszek married Jacob Jureczko in
Jemielnica, Poland. She was born Sept. 20, 1825 in Grodzisko,
Poland and baptized Sept. 22, 1825 in St. Michael Catholic
Church in Rozmierz, Poland. It is not known when this picture
was taken but it had to be before 1910. Thecla Jureczki died
in 1910 in Bandera. She was 85. The Polish Genealogical
Society of Texas, the Panna Maria Historical Society of Panna
Maria, Texas, and the Father Leopold Moczygemba Foundation are
excited to have a picture of Thecla Matyszek. So thank you,
The corrected Jureczki
history is published
Franz Jureczki and
|Published Jan. 5, 2006|
(Jureczko) was the son of Jacob Jureczki and Sophia Graca. He
was born April 19, 1828 in Laziska, Poland. Franz married
Caroline Koza of Jemielnica, Poland on Nov. 25, 1851. They had
two children born in Poland, Hayacinth and Johana. Hayacinth
was baptized on Aug. 22, 1853 and died five days after birth.
Hayacinth was buried in Jemielnica,
Matysek Jureczko wife of Jacob Jureczko Born September
20, 1825, in Grodzisko, Poland. Picture taken before
Johana (Annie) was born Aug. 29,
1854 and was five weeks old when Franz and Caroline sailed for
America. Franz and Caroline spent their first Christmas in
America in Panna Maria. They left Panna Maria and settled in
Bandera in early 1855. In 1856, Franz purchased two lots in
Bandera and 40 acres of land on the Julian Creek. Franz and
Caroline had four more children born in Bandera: Ignatz
(Ignatius), Joseph, Maria and Albert. Franz’s signature was on
the 1856 petition to form Bandera County. In 1860, Franz was
listed as a farmer and grocer. He owned five milk cows, two
working oxen, and 11 other cattle. Franz became a U.S. citizen
in the spring of 1860. His application stated "…Francis
Jurecko has resided in the United States five years at least,
…and during this time he has behaved himself as a man of good
During the War Between
the States in 1862, Franz served in the Third Frontier
District as a private under Captain Bladen Mitchell. The
roster listed his weapon as a shotgun. Franz used to walk from
Bandera to San Antonio and back and usually took his dog with
him. One time his dog did not go on the trip. During the walk
back to Bandera that night, Franz was getting tired. He turned
off the road to get some sleep. Soon, a party of Indians
passed by. Franz said that if his dog had been with him, its
barking would have given him away and he would probably have
been killed. Franz took an active part in the community,
serving as constable and grand juror. He was also the St.
Stanislaus Church sexton and took care of the general
maintenance of the church. In 1876, Franz built a beautiful
two-story limestone house on the town lot in Bandera across
the street from St. Stanislaus Church. It was an
Alsatian-style home, suggesting the influence of the homes in
Castroville. The Jureczki house was officially listed in the
National Register of Historic Places by Don and Peggy Tobin in
January 1980. Franz died Jan. 9, 1897 and Caroline died June
5, 1902. They are both buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in
Johana (Annie) Jureczki was
born in 1853 and married John Anderwald, the son of Franz and
Elizabeth Anderwald, in 1872. Their children, John C. and Mary
Magdalene, were featured in the Anderwald article. John died
in 1929. Annie died in 1935.
(Ignatius) was the first child born to Franz and Caroline in
Bandera in 1857. Ignatius never married and moved away from
Bandera at a young age. He returned to Bandera for occasional
visits but eventually his family lost tract of him; however,
in the 1880 census, Ignatius was shown as being 23 years old
and living at home with his parents.
Joseph Jureczki was born about 1859 in Bandera. Additional
information has not yet been found on Joseph. Mara Jureczki
was born in 1866 in Bandera. She was baptized in St.
Stanislaus Catholic Church in June 1866. Additional
information has not yet been found on
Albert Jureczki was born in 1868
in Bandera. Albert played baseball and was on Bandera’s first
baseball team in the 1880s. For a short time, Albert lived in
Boerne and carried the mail from Boerne to Bandera. He
returned to Bandera and was engaged in ranching. In 1896,
Albert married Joanna Czerner. Joanna was the daughter of
Albert Czerner and Renate Ibrom, who emigrated from Poland in
1855 and settled in Panna Maria. By 1880, the Czerner family
was living in Bandera. Albert and Joanna had three children:
Henry I, Thomas and Ignatius. For many years, Albert was a
cattle buyer and drove cattle to market in San Antonio. He
sold his ranch to Dr. J. O. Butler and the ranch is now known
as the "Flying L Ranch." Albert served for over 50 years in
Bandera as a law enforcement officer. He was deputy sheriff
under sheriffs Tom York, Sam Smith, Henry Stevens and Billy
Burnes. In 1945, Albert was honored for 50 years of service by
members of the court and courthouse officials. He loved his
work and served as door bailiff for two years when Johnny
Faris was sheriff. Albert also worked for the sanitary board
as tick inspector for a number of years. Albert was an
outstanding citizen, serving Bandera well. Annie died in 1954
and Albert died in 1957.
Henry was born
in 1896. Henry married Thelma L. Duff in Bandera in 1924.
Thelma L. served as county treasurer of Bandera County for 26
years. She was a member of the Professional Women’s
Association of Bandera. Henry died in 1959 and Thelma died in
1993. Henry and Thelma L. had two children, Harvey and Thelma
Jean. Son Harvey was stillborn. Thelma Jean attended grammar
school and high school in Bandera. She moved to Colorado in
the late 1950s and married Charles Kuhn. Thelma J. and Charles
have four children: Jeffery, Lisa, Kevin, and Joanna. After
Thelma Jean’s daughter Lisa was born, Thelma Jean discovered
that her grandmother’s name was Joanna. She loved the name
Joanna and said, " if I ever have another daughter, I will
name her Joanna." A number of years later, Thelma J. and
Charles had another daughter and named her Joanna. Just
recently their daughter, Joanna, discovered that her
great-grandmother was born in 1871. Joanna was born in 1971,
100 years later.
Thomas was born in
1902. Thomas served honorably in the U.S. Army in WW I and WW
II. While serving in WW ll, Thomas was a Corporal in the Corps
Detachment of Patients, 1803rd Service Command Unit in Europe.
Thomas lived in California and later moved to Bandera where he
spent the rest of his life. Thomas died in
Ignatius (Naish) was born in 1906.
Naish left home at a young age. He went to Arizona where he
worked at the Grand Canyon for a number of years. He moved to
California and lived out the rest of his life in Pacific
Grove. He was married and has a daughter, Lynda Gail. Ignatius
died in 1983.
Jacob Jureczki (Jureczko)
was born in 1823 in Laziska, Poland. Jacob was the son of
Jacob Jureczko and Sophia Graca and was the older brother of
Franz Jureczki. He was baptized in St. Michael Catholic Church
in Rozmierz, Poland. Jacob married Thecla Matysek in
Jemielnica, Poland in 1849. Jacob and Thecla’s seven children
were all born in Poland: Leonard, Polycarp, Jacob Jr., Francis
Albert (Franz), Annie (Johanna), Frances (Franzka) and Joseph.
Jacob Jr. died in 1854 in Poland. The Jacob Jureczki family
received their document of dismissal from Prussian citizenship
in Opole, Poland July 7, 1856. They sailed to America on the
ship Suwa and arrived in Galveston in January 1867. Jacob and
his family settled in Bandera where Jacob’s brother, Franz,
was living. In 1867, Jacob registered his cattle brand and in
1868 Jacob purchased 60 acres of land for $100 on the Medina
River near Bandera. By 1880, the Jureczki farm appreciated to
$250. Jacob became a U.S. citizen Oct. 31, 1883 in Bandera.
After 20 years, the value of Jacob’s property steadily
increased when he paid taxes on 60 acres valued at $300. Jacob
paid taxes on a wagon assessed at $10, two horses or mules
valued at $30, 15 cattle worth $60 and a hog for $1. Jacob
died Nov. 19, 1888 and Thecla died July 2, 1910 in Bandera.
They are both buried in St. Stanislaus
Leonard Jureczki was born Aug.
12, 1850. As a young man, Leonard worked as an ox-team
freighter hauling supplies between Bandera and San Antonio.
Leonard had many encounters with Indians but was never
attacked. Leonard met Rosalie, the daughter of Albert and
Josephine Haiduk. Leonard loved Rosalie but had been slow in
asking her to marry him. In the early 1870s, when the Medina
River flooded the Haiduk’s house, Leonard braved the flood to
come and rescue Rosalie and her family. By the time he got to
the Haiduk’s house, Rosalie had already rescued her family.
Leonard assisted the Haiduk family through shallow water for
two miles to the farm of a neighbor where they were given dry
clothes and food. Afterwards, Leonard asked his beloved
Rosalie to marry him. He married Rosalie Haiduk in 1873 in
Bandera. Leonard was a hard worker. He hauled the stone used
in the construction of the Bandera Courthouse from his farm.
Leonard and Rosalie had 12 children: Joanna, John, Kate,
Urban, Frank, Rose, Thomas, Albert, Stella, Lucille, Cecila
and Matilda. Leonard died in 1941.Rosalie died in
Annie (Joanna) was born in 1873
and married John William Anderwald in 1891, the son of
Valentine and Josephine Anderwald. Annie and John were the
parents of eight children: Frances, Mark, Susan, Jerome,
Albina, Barbara, Angelinta and George. Annie died in 1926.
John was born in 1874. John never married and lived with
Leonard and Rosalie in Bandera. He died in
Kate was born in 1877. Kate left
Bandera and lived in San Antonio.
was born in 1879. Urban married Mary Josephine Kalka in 1916.
Urban and Mary were the parents of five children: Emil, Urban
August, Alice, Ignatius Howard and Mary Gladys. Mary died in
1935. Urban died in 1956.
Emil was born
in 1917 and married Retta Mary Baker in1944. Urban August
(Coby) was born in 1919. He married Estela Lopez. Coby and
Estela had six children: Mary Ann, Coby Charles, David, Stella
(Elaine), Daniel, and Lawrence. Mary Ann (Ruskin) had three
children: Helena, Teran, and Charlie. Coby Charles was killed
by a drunk driver. David and wife Elaine live in Leon Springs.
They have one son, Bryan. David is a building and remodeling
contractor. David remembers when his dad used to plow the
fields in Bandera. David would bring his dad the lunch his mom
prepared. It was frustrating for his dad because along the
way, David would stop now and then noticing all the hidden
treasurers underground. Sometimes his dad would take David
with him to plow. The idea of having to get up before the sun
was up, gassing up the tractor and greasing the equipment was
pure misery for David. Now when David looks back, he remembers
these as special times between father and son and believes his
dad was teaching him responsibility and the reward of hard
work. David was enlightened by the soft side of a very tough
man, his dad Urban August. David’s sister Elaine (mother of
Shelia, Chante and Royce) is married to Ed Barnes. Daniel and
his wife Debbie live in Florida and their children are Savanah
and Blaine. Lawrence and his wife, Karen, live in Johnson
City. Their children are Kalyn and
Ignatius Howard married Ruby
Singleton. They had two children, Cynthia and Howard. Cynthia
married Louis Martin Clements. Their children are Christoper,
Collin and Brandon.
Frank was born in
Rose was born in 1884. Rose left
Bandera and lived in San Antonio. Albert was born in 1889.
Albert married Helen Mazurek. Albert and Helen were the
parents of nine children: Leonard (Leo), Beatrice, Lloyd,
Gervasius, Richard, Mildred, twins Agatha and Ametia, and
Charles (Frankie). The twin babies, Agatha and Ametia, died
after birth in 1928.
marriage was to Alice Spratt in 1939. Leo and wife Mary Ann
had two children, Steve, who never married, and Angela, who
married Brian Cummings. Leo is 90 and still lives in
Beatrice married Paul Laskowski
in Bandera in 1936. Paul gave Beatrice $5 to buy a wedding
dress and some personnel items. She had enough money left to
get her hair permed. Beatrice and Paul had four children:
Gladys, Betty, Edward and Tommy. Beatrice met Paul in Bandera
and it was a Polish love story at first sight. From their
first Valentine’s Day together, Paul courted Beatrice with a
box of Valentine chocolates every year. Gladys said he
probably bought close to 70 boxes before his death in 2003 and
always told Beatrice how beautiful she was. Every night Paul
looked at their wedding picture that set on the dresser next
to the bed, and then looked at Beatrice and smiled. Beatrice
died in April, 2005. Gladys married Johnie Schmidt. They live
in Bandera County and their children are Vivian, Gergory,
Daniel, Lorielle and Timothy.
married Kenneth DeSpain. They had three children: Kenneth
(Kenny), Robert, and Daphine. Betty and Kenneth live in
Wyoming. Edward and wife Annette Miller live in Montgomery and
their children are Tamberlyn, Edward and Jason. Tommy and wife
Janice Whitaker live in Nevada and their children are Shelley
and Shawne. Lloyd married Lillie Miller in 1940. Their
children are Loretta and Kenneth.
Richard served his country from 1942 to 1945 during WW II.
Richard was a PFC in Battery C, 951st Field Artillery
Battalion. Battles fought were Normandy, Northern France,
Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.
Mildred married Elden Collier. Elden served his country during
WW II. Elden died in 1981.
Charles Frank married Nancy
Williams. Charles and Nancy settled in Albuquerque,
Stella was born in 1891. Stella
married Charles Stephens, a Greek immigrant. They had one
girl, Eunyse, who married Edwin Riley. Eunyse and Edwin’s only
child, Edwin Jr., founded Riley Mack Sales and the Mack Truck
Lucille was born
in 1894. Lucille left Bandera and lived in San
Cecilia was born in 1897.
Cecilia married Dan Cannelis, also a Greek immigrant. Their
children were Arthur, Nellie, Constantine, Howard, Velma,
Dorothy and Lloyd.
Matilda was born in
1900. Matilda married twice. Her first husband was Mr. Ennis
and her second husband was Charlie McHugo. Matilda died in
Polycarp Jureczki was born Jan.
23, 1852. He married Maria Czerner in 1875. Polycarp and
Maria’s children were: Bernard, John, and Mary. Bernard
married Mary Jones and their children were Maria, Angeline,
Marian, Louis, Alice, Bernard Stephen, and Dorothy. Bernard’s
son, Louis, married Lorian Ballaghan.
John married Albina Adamietz and their children were Margaret,
Joseph, Frances, George and Walter. Albina died in 1943. John
died in 1954. Their daughter Margaret married Thomas (Tom)
Mazurek and their children were Elmyra, Thomas C., William,
Walter and Margaret.
(Franz) was born
Aug. 3, 1855. He married Frances Kalka in 1879. Francis Albert
and Frances’ children were Genevieve, Hedwig, Casamir, Antone,
Policarp, Agatha, Josephine and Victoria. Their five daughters
left Bandera and went to live in San
Casamir married Myrtle
Antone married Lucy Anderwald and
they had a daughter, Helen.
married John R. Duffin. Agatha and John’s nine children were
Helen, Dorothy, Leonard, Lawrence, Beatrice, Frances, Robert,
Jack and Gail. Agatha and John’s son Leonard married Rosalie
Wendland. Leonard and Rosalie’s children were Patricia, Paula,
Michael and Leonard.
Rosalie’s daughter Paula married Douglas
Victoria married Charles Lambert.
The Lamberts were the parents of Eugene, Charles (Bubba),
Genevieve and Marjorie. Frances Albert died in 1879. Frances
dies in 1936.
Johanna (Annie) was born
in 1857. She married Charles Haiduk in 1873. Annie and Charles
had five children: Marciana, Felix, Simon, Frances and Mary
(children were featured in the Haiduk story). Charles
disappeared in 1922. Annie died in 1938.
Frances (Franzka) was born in 1860 and married Frank Pyka in
1883 in Bandera. The children of Frances and Frank Pyka will
be featured later in the Pyka story.
Joseph was born in 1863. No additional information has yet
The Jureczki brothers worked
hard and were successful in building a new life in Texas. They
were active members of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and two
of Bandera’s outstanding Polish families. The Franz Jureczki
home on the corner of Cypress and 7th Street in Bandera is a
monument to their hard work and
by Eleanora Dugosh
|Published Oct. 13, 2005|
Franz (Frank) Kalka was born in Prussia (Poland) Jan. 25,
1825. He married Franciska (Frances) Lycek in Poland. It is
believed that they came from the small village of Broaczy in
Southeastern Poland south of Zywiec. Broaczy is located in a
beautiful valley surrounded by the Broaczy Mountains. Frank
and Frances had eight children born in Poland: Peter, Anton,
Albert, Frances, Mary Elizabeth, Charles, Rose, Joseph Frank.
Frank and Frances, with their children, came to America
sometime in the early spring or late summer of 1876. No ship
records have yet been found. They stayed in Cat Springs where
their daughter Victoria was born. After a few months, Frank
and Frances decided to leave Cat Springs. They arrived in
Bandera in 1877. They were surprised to find that a few Kalka
families were already living in Bandera, but they did not know
anyone in these families and could not establish a common
Ella Kalka, no date.
Chantal (Mary Elizabeth Kalka), daughter of Franciszik
and Franciska Kalka.
Valentine (Slim) Kalka, son of Albert and Elizabeth
Kalka Jureczki, Rose Kalka, and Victoria Kalka
Morawietz. Daughters of Franciszik and Franciska Lycek
Frank and Frances purchased
land for farming in Bandera County south of the Medina River,
later know as the Oak Mound Farm. While building a two-room
rock house, the Kalka family lived in a two-story log cabin
that belonged to Frank Jureczki on what is now known as the
Flying L Ranch. The following years were difficult. A terrible
drought occurred shortly after they arrived and there was very
little food. Frances would cook a big pot of mush with
molasses for dinner. Acorns were parched and ground to make
Learning the ways of a new
country, a new language and trying to save money was not easy.
They dug a well, built a rock cattle pen and a log corncrib.
They planted corn, cotton, and sugarcane. The farm animals
included horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, chickens and pigeons.
Livestock was driven to San Antonio to market and cotton bales
were hauled to Center Point. On one of the trips to Center
Point a tragedy occurred. Frank and son Joe were going up a
hill. The cotton bales began to shift in the wagon. Frank
stopped and tried to move the bales back when a bale fell and
crushed him. Joe drove the wagon with his injured father back
to Bandera. Frank received the last rites before he died Dec.
1, 1891. Frances died April 3, 1898. They are both buried in
St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Peter Kalka was
born in Poland. Birth records have not yet been found. It is
not known if Peter stayed in Poland or perhaps died
Anton Kalka was born about 1857.
He is supposed to have died of pneumonia in Mexico Feb. 15,
1904, where he worked in a mine. He married Ella M. (last name
unknown) in Bandera. Anton and Ella had a daughter, Katherine
Albert Kalka was born April 21,
1860. He married Elizabeth Anderwald Nov. 19, 1894 in Bandera.
Albert died Feb. 16, 1944. Elizabeth died March 11, 1946. They
were both buried in St. Stanislaus
Albert and Elizabeth had seven
children: Sebastian, Mary Magdalen, Barbara, Florentina,
Lusianaus, Cunegunda (Gundy) and Valentine
Sebastian married Irene
Skibinski. No birth date or death record has yet been
Mary was born July 9, 1896 in
Cestahowa. She married Thomas Stephen Laskowski in San Antonio
April 6, 1921. Thomas was the younger brother of Felix
Laskowski. Mary and Thomas had a son, Gilbert Ignatius, born
in San Antonio Feb. 1, 1922. They settled in Bandera where
Thomas sold insurance. Two children, Eugene and Lucille
Gladys, were born in Bandera. After living in Bandera for
several years, Thomas moved his family to Del Rio. Mary died
in 1994 in Del Rio. No death record has yet been found for
Gilbert lived in
Bandera as a young boy. He grew up in Del Rio. Gilbert married
Magdalena Suer May 14, 1958. Gilbert and Magdalena settled in
Alexandria, Va. Gilbert died Feb. 26, 2004. Magdalena still
lives in Alexandria. They had four children: Patricia, Thomas
Jacob, Suzanne, and Jessica Maria. Patricia married Richard
Kristobek and their two children were Andrew and Natalie.
Thomas Jacob married D'Ann Leggett and they had four children:
Julia, Emily, Thomas Jacob Jr. and Chris Anne. Suzanne married
Michael Collier and they had two sons, Michael Jacob and
Christopher Thomas. Jessica Marie married Stephen LaFlamme and
they had two children, Nicholas and
Eugene was born in 1924 in
Bandera, died in 2000. He married Gladys Smith May 14, 1958.
They settled in Dallas. No children have yet been
Lucile Gladys was born in 1925 in
Bandera. She grew up in Del Rio. Lucile married Robert
Williams Jr. Oct. 15, 1949. They had seven children: Robert
Joseph, Mary Lynn, Elizabeth Ann, Thomas Clayton, Patrick
Eugene, Teresa Marie and Michael Christopher. They live in
Barbara was born Dec. 4, 1898
in Bandera County. She died March 28, 1957 and was buried in
St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
born in Bandera County Sept. 21, 1903. In 1938, she married
Floyd Dornstin at St. Mary's Catholic Church in San Antonio.
No children have been found for Florentina and Floyd. No death
record has yet been found for
Lucianaus was born Dec. 29,
1905 in Bandera County. No death record has yet been
Cunegunda (Gundy) was born Dec.
29, 1906 in Bandera County. She died March 22, 1984 and was
buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Valentine (Slim) was born Oct. 27, 1909. He died Jan. 19,
1979. He went to St. Joseph's School and graduated from
Bandera High School. Slim married Magdalen Dugosh, the
daughter of Kasper and Josephine Dugosh, in St. Stanislaus
Church Sept. 5, 1940. Slim worked for Western Electric in San
Antonio. Later, he returned to Bandera and operated a lumber
company with Tom Anderwald. It was located next to the old Ice
House. Slim started his electric shop, Kalka Electric, in
1945. He wired many of the buildings in Bandera. Slim was very
active in St. Stanislaus Parish. He did all the electrical
work for the church barbecues. He was on the St. Stanislaus
Board of Trustees for 16 years and the Cemetery Association
for 12 years. He received the Archbishop Furey Award at San
Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio. Slim was also a member of
Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society. Their four
children were Valentine Jr., Gregory Thomas, Justina J. and
Kenneth. They adopted a 10-day old baby girl named Donna
Antoinette. Valentine Jr., Gregory Thomas and Justina J. died
Kenneth was born in 1942. He
attended St. Joseph's School and graduated from Bandera High
School. In 1964, Kenneth graduated from St. Mary's University
in San Antonio with a BBA degree in finance. Kenneth served
his country for two years in the U.S. Army. His tours included
El Paso and Korea. In 1977, Kenneth married Janet Stovall.
Janet had a son, William Robert. Kenneth and Janet have two
children, Valerie Leigh and Melissa Dawn. Kenneth and Janet
live in Mesquite.
Donna Antoinette was
born in Portland, Ore. in 1956. Donna married Greg Gleenon.
Their children are Kerry, Brian and
Frances Kalka was born Sept. 28,
1855 in Prussia. She married Francis Albert Jureczki Aug. 25,
1879 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Francis Albert died in
1918. Frances died Aug. 8, 1936. Their eight children were:
Genevieve, Hedwig, Casimir, Antone, Policarp, Agatha,
Josephine and Victoria. Most of the children of Frances and
Francis Jureczki were featured in the Franz Jureczki history.
Their daughter, Hedwig, who married Alex Pyka was featured in
the John Pyka history. Genevieve was born Jan. 3, 1881 and
died in Sept. 1929. She married Minor Wilkes. Genevieve was
buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in
Mary Elizabeth Kalka was born
Aug. 2, 1856 in Prussia. She grew up and went to school in
Bandera. When Mary was 26, she entered the Sisters of Charity
of the Incarnate Word Convent in San Antonio and was professed
Sister Chantal on Aug. 15, 1884. She made her perpetual vows
March 19, 1891. Sister Chantal served in Catholic schools,
hospitals, orphanages and in 1921 taught school at St.
Joseph's School in Bandera. She was a nun for 40 years before
her death on Nov. 17, 1924. Sister Chantal was buried in the
Incarnate Word Convent Cemetery in San
by Elenora Dugosh
|Published Oct. 20, 2005|
Charles Kalka was born March 27, 1858
in Prussia. When Charles was a young man, he left Bandera and
traveled throughout the United States working in various
places. He was only five feet and weighed about 135 pounds but
helped construct a drawbridge across the Mississippi River and
also worked in coal mines. After living in America for 20
years, Charles received his certificate of naturalization Nov.
16, 1896 in the Minnesota District
Julia Frances Grodzelik Kalka, no date.
Kalka and Mary Annie Anderwald, Feb. 11, 1896.
Frank, Mary Annie, Emelia, Cecelia, Frances, Christine,
Anthony, Frank John, and Ignatius.
and Jean Kalka receiving the Texas Land Heritage Award
from John Hightower, in Austin, Texas.
Charles married Julia Frances
Gordzelik in Peoria, Ill., Feb. 23, 1886. Julia was born in
Szedrik, Germany, in 1862. Charles and Julia moved to
Fairmont, Minnesota, where their four daughters were born:
Belle, Martha, Rose and Helen. In 1892, his wife Julia
developed rheumatism. The winters in Minnesota were extremely
cold and were not good for Julia's health. They decided to
move to Nebraska where Charles farmed to support his family.
Six more children were born in Nebraska: Julia, Louis,
Frances, John, Charlie (lived only one day) and Edward
In 1907, because of his wife's
rheumatism, Charlie decided to move his family to Mc Lean. He
leased some land and began farming. In 1915, Charles purchased
a section of grassland seven miles northeast of White Deer for
$10 an acre. He bought a two-story house that was built in
1913 near White Deer and moved it to their section of land in
McLean. Charles enjoyed milking cows. One day, when he was
milking cows in the barn, a windstorm took the roof off and
threw it against the house, breaking many of the windows.
Charles ignored everything and kept on milking. When Charles
was 70, he purchased a new car and learned to drive. He had a
hard time remembering how to operate the brakes and clutch.
Instead of putting on the brake, he would accelerate through
the garage and out the back. His son Eddie tired of repairing
the back of the garage and added two doors across the back.
Charles turned over the operation of the White Deer Ranch to
Charles and wife Julia
decided to travel, often making trips to the hot mineral baths
around the country for Julia's rheumatism. On August 4, 1934
on one of their trips to New Mexico and California, Charles
Kalka was killed on highway 60. His son-in-law, George Tulare,
who often drove them, escaped injury, but Julia had serious
internal injuries with deep cuts that required 138 stitches.
Julia died July 3, 1935. Charles and Julia are both buried in
the Sacred Heart Cemetery in White Deer. Most of their
children married and stayed in the White Deer area. Charles
and Julia Kalka had 40 grandchildren.
Belle was born Dec. 1, 1886 and died January 15, 1975. Belle
married Thomas Skibinski Nov. 18, 1907. They lived in White
Deer. Belle and Thomas had seven children: Irene, Evangeline,
Isabel, Margaret, Geraldine, Dorothy and
Martha was born April 13, 1888
and died Jan. 30, 1968. Martha married John Warminski Oct. 25,
1910. Their three children were Alice, Charles and Jean.
Martha and John also lived in White
Rose was born Dec. 27, 1889 and
died April 4, 1959. Rose married Edward Czerner on Jan. 22,
1912. They had six children: a stillborn baby boy (name
unknown), Cecilia, Gladys, Wilma, Alvin (deceased), and
Claudine. Rose and Edward lived in White Deer. Helen was born
March 28, 1892, died Nov. 28, 1972. She married Ed Warminski
June 19, 1917. Helen and Ed also lived in White Deer. They had
six children: Lawrence, Albert, Lucille, Lillian, Mildred and
Julia was born Feb. 2, 1894 and
died Nov. 7, 1986. Julia married George Tulare. They moved to
Oregon where George bought shares in a gold mine. Julia and
George had no children.
Louis was born
Aug. 26, 1896. Louis with his brothers, John and Eddie, rode
horseback and drove cattle between two ranches in McLean and
White Deer, camping out on the prairie at night. Louis married
Mina Waldrop March 10, 1920. He bought the McLean land from
his father, Charles, for $14 an acre. Louis and Mina had six
children: Leonard, Beatrice, Dorothy, Carroll, Bill and
Johnny. After Louis died on May 27, 1953, the McLean Ranch was
left to his son Johnnie and daughter
Frances was born Dec. 3, 1898
and died Jan. 15, 1987. She married Samuel Mazurek Oct. 24,
1922. They moved to Amarillo and farmed. Frances and Samuel
had five children: Kenneth, Wanda Mae, Samuel Jr., Lois and
John was born Dec. 27, 1900
and died Jan. 31, 1980. He bought some land southwest of
Panhandle. John married Lucille Gaston. They settled on his
land in Panhandle. They had no children. John and Lucille
divorced. John later married Alice Cooper, and they had no
Eddie was born June 21, 1905
and died April 17, 1982. He married Rose Kotara Nov. 15, 1927.
Eddie and Rose lived with his parents, Charles and Julia, on
the White Deer Ranch. They had six children: Mary Ann, Evelyn,
(deceased), Edward Charles, Patricia and twins Alvin and
Robert. Eddie began a 50-50 partnership with his father in
farming and ranching.
Rose Kalka was
born Aug. 5, 1867 in Prussia. She never married. Rose died
Sept. 3, 1952, and was buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in
Joseph (Joe) Frank Kalka was
born March 19, 1870 in Prussia. As a young man, Joe Frank
helped his father operate the family farm in Bandera. After
his father's death, Joe Frank continued operating the family
farm. He stopped planting cotton because of the boll weevil.
He put in a fruit orchard, planted sugar cane, and made
molasses. Rev. J. Robert married Joe Frank and Mary Annie
Anderwald Feb. 11, 1896 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
They were active members of St. Stanislaus, riding in a wagon
or sometimes walking to church. On Sundays the family packed
their lunch and ate it after church in the Sunday house across
from the church. The men in the neighborhood gathered at Gabe
Anderwald's, John Anderwald's or Frank Pyka's place on Sunday
afternoons and played cards. Joe Frank loved to play the
violin and sing with his family. Many neighborhood dances were
held at the Kalka home with Joe Frank, Albert and Anton
Jureczki playing the violin and guitar. Joe Frank died March
16, 1930. Mary Annie died July 6, 1946. They were both buried
in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Bandera. Joe Frank and Mary
Annie were the parents of seven children: Emelia, Christine,
Frank John, Anthony Joseph, Frances, Ignatius Theophil (Nick)
Emelia was born Dec. 30,
1896 in Bandera and died July 26, 1984. She was buried in St.
Christine was born
March 10, 1900 in Bandera and died March 29, 1991. She was
buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
John was born Aug. 27, 1904 in Bandera. As a young boy, Frank
helped his father with the planting of crops and harvesting
fruit. After his father passed away, Frank continued to
operate the farm. He bought the first family tractor and disc
plow. He started a dairy, milking cows by hand twice a day for
40 years. In the morning Frank would load the truck with
bottles of fresh milk and drive across the Medina River up the
hill into Bandera. He delivered fresh milk to many of the
residents in Bandera. The name "Oak Mound Farm" was given to
the Frank Kalka farm to distinguish it from other Kalka farms
in Bandera. Frank married Evelyn Postert Dec. 30, 1935 in
Saints Peter and Paul Church rectory in New Braunfels. Frank
died March 21, 1980.
Evelyn died June 5,
1988. They were both buried in Stanislaus Cemetery. Frank and
Evelyn were the parents of two girls, Lois Annette and Nelda
Jean. After Frank died, the ownership of the Oak Mound Farm
was passed on to their daughters. In 1984, Oak Mound Farm was
accepted into the Family Land Heritage Program sponsored by
the Texas Department of Agriculture in recognition for
continuous family farming for 100 years or more. The family
received a certificate from the Commissioner of Agriculture,
John Hightower, in a special ceremony at the Capitol in
Annette was born in
Bandera. She attended St. Joseph's School and graduated from
Bandera High School and Incarnate Word College in San Antonio
with a BA in Education. She married Charles (Sonny) Schulte
March 11, 1984. They have no children. Annette and Sonny
continue to operate the Oak Mound Farm and are active members
of the Bandera community. Annette was a schoolteacher and
taught 8th grade at Washington Irving Middle School in San
Antonio. She retired in 1995. Annette is a member of the St.
Stanislaus Historical Committee, the Bandera County Historical
Commission, the Bandera County Retired Teachers Association,
and past member of the Frontier Times Museum
Nelda Jean was born in Bandera.
She attended St. Joseph's School and graduated from Bandera
High School. After graduating from high school, Nelda Jean
worked for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in San
Antonio and then for the postal service in Bandera. Nelda Jean
married William Neuman in Bandera. They had three children:
Dawn, Leanne, and Paul. Dawn married Dale Ramsey and their
three children are Garrett, Logan, and Lauren. Paul had a son,
Christopher and is married to Judy Hicks. Nelda Jean lives in
Bandera and is a bus driver for the Bandera Independent School
Anthony Joseph (Tony) was born
April 22, 1907 in Bandera. He married Louise Leferve in
Bandera. Anthony died in 1977. Louise died in 1999. They were
both buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Frances was born Feb. 8, 1913 in Bandera. Frances married
Dewey Wilson Morrow. She died Dec. 12, 1966 and was buried in
St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Ignatius Theophil (Nick) was born in
Bandera Feb. 8, 1910. He married Virginia Howard June 10, 1944
in St. Stanislaus. Virginia died Sept. 9, 1975. Nick died Nov.
16, 1978. They were both buried in St. Stanislaus
Cecelia was born July 29, 1916
in Bandera. Cecelia never married. She died Sept. 23, 2005 and
was buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Victoria Kalka was born in 1877 in Cat Springs. Victoria's
mother, Franciska, was glad to leave Poland because she was
embarrassed to be 50 and pregnant. Victoria married Joseph
Moravietz Jan. 19, 1904 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in
Bandera. Victoria died Sept. 22, 1970. Joseph died Dec. 10,
1965. They were both buried in St. Stanislaus
The Franciszek Kalka family
came to America searching for a better life. They were a
loving family that willingly helped their neighbors and
church. Their sacrifices and hard work created a good life and
secure home in Bandera and many friends. Descendants of
Franciszek Kalka still live in Bandera and the Texas
By Elenora Dugosh
|Published Sept. 29, 2005|
(Felix) Laskowski was born in Chicago, Ill. June 9, 1873. His
parents were Anton Laskowski and Anna Grajewski of the Kingdom
of Prussia (Poland). His grandparents were Laurence Laskowski
and Julia Morkowski of Prussia. Felix's parents, with their
sons Constant and Franz, sailed to America on the S. S.
America from Bremen, Germany. Anton was listed as 29 and his
occupation was a farmer. Their son Franz died and was buried
at sea. Anton, Anna and son Constant arrived at Ellis Island,
N.Y., March 28, 1873. They settled in Chicago, and lived in a
small wood house behind a factory. Making a living in Chicago
was difficult. Anton worked long hours in a furniture factory
for little money. Anton and Annie had heard of large
settlements of Polish immigrants in Panna Maria. When Felix
was about a year old, they left Chicago and settled in St.
Hedwig. Anton and Annie had 13 children: Constant, Franz,
Felix, Teofil, Mary, Michael, Nicholas, Rosalia, Hedwig,
Albina, Joseph, Leon and Thomas. Anna died in 1912. Anton died
picture of Felix and Annie Brzozowski Laskowski,
November 28, 1897.
Anton and Anna Laskowski taken on their 50th wedding
anniversary. Taken in the early 1920's
Laskowski Family, taken between 1930 & 1935 Top row
L-R, Paul, Catherine, Theodore, Gertrude, Vincent, and
Leo Bottom row L-R, Frank, Annie, Felix, and
Felix met Annie Brzozowski in
Gonzales County. Annie was a beautiful girl. She was born Feb.
4, 1875 in Poland. Her parents were Thaddeus and Juliana
Barton Brozozowki of Lublinetz (Lubschaw), Prussia.
Six-year-old Annie and her sister Clara (11 months) came to
America with their parents. They arrived Nov. 3, 1881 at the
port of New York. The family traveled to Texas and settled in
Guadalupe County. Later, they moved to Gonzales County.
Thaddeus had been a butcher in Warsaw, Poland. He worked for a
period of time in a New Braunfels butcher shop. Thaddeus and
Juliana had 10 children: Annie, Clara, Paul, Edward, Louis,
Emma, Joe, Otto, Alois, and Thado. Annie remembered this story
her mother had told her many times. "We had boarded the ship
to come to America. My mother was sad because she did not get
to say goodbye to my grandmother. She did not come to see us
off. As the ship was pulling away from the dock, grandmother
appeared with feather comforters and pillows that she had made
for us to take to America. My grandmother was screaming and
waving her hands for the ship to come back. But the ship did
not go back. With tears in our eyes and waving goodbye, this
was the last time that my mother and I saw my
Father P. M. McMakon
married Annie and Felix Laskowski in St. James Catholic Church
in Sequin on Nov. 28, 1897. Soon after their marriage, Felix
and Annie rented a small two-room house on a 100-acre cotton
farm in Gonzales. They could speak only Polish. Felix raised
cotton and made a decent living for his family. The family
managed to put aside some money for a rainy day. Annie was
tiny and petite, but could do the work of many. Felix and
Annie had nine children while living in Gonzales: Theodore
Paul, Gertrude, Vincent Alexander, Paul John, Clement, Emma,
Leo, Catherine and Frank. About 1916, after many years of
cotton farming and saving money, Felix started looking for
some land. He learned from a neighbor in Gonzales that land
was selling in Bandera County for $4 to $5 an acre. After
checking out the land prices, Felix learned that the $4 and $5
specials were mostly hills and not good for farming. He
checked into some land along the Medina River and purchased
235 acres at a cost of $17 an acre in Bandera County. It was
located a few miles north of the Medina River and about 10
miles east of Bandera. A wood frame house and two barns were
included. Felix did not have enough money to pay cash for it.
He got a federal loan and bought the land in 1917. Finally,
the Felix Laskowski family had the home they had dreamed
about. The assets of the farm included; farm machinery
(tractor), two wagons, four horses, milk cows, sheep, and some
chickens. They planted cotton, wheat, hay, corn and large
vegetable gardens. Felix and his sons sheered sheep for
In 1920, Annie gave birth to a
daughter, Sophie Hedwig, in Bandera County. Felix and Annie
were active members of St. Stanislaus Church in Bandera. Felix
and son Paul made trips to San Antonio to get supplies for St.
Stanislaus, sometimes taking three days or more. Annie baked
cakes, pies, and homemade breads for the priests of St.
Stanislaus and the nuns of St. Joseph's School. Felix donated
his time, skills, and made repairs whenever the church needed
it. Felix was a trustee for Dug Springs School in 1926 and
1927. After most of their children married and moved away,
Felix and Annie sold their farm and purchased a small house on
3rd Street in Bandera. Son Frank lived with them until their
deaths. Felix died Dec. 6, 1960. Annie died Feb. 21,1965. Both
Felix and Annie were buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in
Theodore (Ted) Paul Laskowski
was born March 26, 1899. In his young life Ted worked long
hours in the fields helping his dad with the farm. He did not
attend school and was educated by his younger sister,
Gertrude, who attended school and taught him what she had
learned. Ted was a skilled rock mason and carpenter. In 1921,
during the building of St. Joseph's school, Ted worked in a
rock quarry in Bandera. Ted repaired and helped build many of
the older houses in Bandera. He cut wood for fireplaces and
stoves and sold it to many residents in Bandera. Ted married
Rose Mary (Rosa) Adamietz Feb. 3, 1927 in St. Peters Catholic
Church in Boerne. They settled in Bandera, bought a lot, and
built a house on the corner of Cypress and 4th Street. The
house is still there with the rock face that Ted never found
time to finish. Rosa made some of the best potato salad in
Bandera. Ted helped cook the barbecue for the annual St.
Stanislaus Catholic Parish picnic in Mansfield Park. Ted died
March 18, 1966. Rosa died Aug. 30, 1970. They were both buried
in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Ted and Rosa raised four children:
Frances, Susie, Fred and Louis, who were all born in Bandera,
attended St. Joseph's Grammar School, and graduated from
Bandera High School.
Frances Agnes was
born Jan. 5, 1928. She died April of 1998 and was buried in
St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Frances was a happy girl and was
loved by her classmates in St. Joseph's School. After Frances
graduated from high school, she moved to San Antonio and was a
chef at a prominent restaurant in San Antonio. Frances had a
son, Roger Charles. Frances and her son Roger moved back to
Bandera. They lived in her father's house on 4th Street.
Frances worked at old Pollock's Corner Drug Store on Main
Street. She was once voted the "Town Grouch" in Bandera,
received a plaque, and often bragged about it. Frances' son
Roger graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree
in electrical engineering. Roger married Theresa Lazo. They
had two children, Jennifer and Christopher. Roger and Theresa
live in San Antonio. Their daughter Jennifer married Steven
Cortez and they had a daughter, Alyssa.
Susie Bridget was born Dec. 1, 1930. She was popular among the
students in the Bandera schools. After high school, Susie left
Bandera and went to live and work in San Antonio. She married
Marvin Leo Thomas June 29, 1957. Marvin Leo died June 22,
1992. Susie lives in San Antonio with her daughter, Marie.
Susie and Marvin raised five children: Marvin Jr., Marie,
Theodore Thomas, Rose and Daphna. Marvin Jr. married Reagen
Hennessey in 1981. They had two children, Marvin II and
Mariana. Marie married Mario Diaz in 1987. Their four children
were Susan, Janelle, Mario Jr. and Joseph. Theodore Thomas
married Gloria Carces in 1992. They had four children: Corey,
Victoria, Tyler, and Justin.
married Robbie Castro in 1983. They had a daughter,
Daphna married Victor Romas in
1979. They had five children: Stephanie, Victor Jr., Xanthie,
Tiffanie and Theresa.
Fred Alex (Freddy)
was born Feb. 11, 1933. Freddy spent most of his young life in
Bandera helping his family. He was happy, kind and loved by
those who knew him. His mother taught him to cook. Freddy
served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean
War. He was an Air Force cook. Later, he moved to San Antonio
and worked in construction. Freddy never married. He died Aug.
26, 1973. He was buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in
Louis Ted was born Aug. 17,
1937. In his young life, Louis loved to play baseball. Louis
served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He
was a Teletype operator. His tours included Montgomery, Ala.,
Oson, Korea, and Biggs Air Force Base in El Paso. Louis
married Betty Pomeroy June 18, 1964. They settled in San
Antonio and raised three children: Cathy Sue, Cindy Lea and
Richard Henry. Cathy married Perry Buff and their three
children were Lindsey, Logan and Lauren. Cindy married Kirk
Stephenson and they had a daughter, Cybill Ella. Richard is
not married. Louis was an electrician and retired from the
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 60, in
San Antonio. Louis and Betty still live in San
Gertrude Clara Laskowski was
born Feb. 11, 1901. Gertrude helped care for her brothers and
sisters when the family lived in Gonzales. Gertrude grew to be
taller then her father. She was very strong, but gentle and
sweet and loved to laugh. She worked in the fields and planted
vegetable gardens with her brothers. She could do the work of
two men. Gertrude attended Dug Springs (Lone Star)
schoolhouse, located four miles south of Bandera with her
brother Paul. She learned to speak and read English. She
taught her mother and father to speak English and taught her
brothers Ted and Vincent what she learned in school. Gertrude
took care of the finances for the family farm. She was famous
for her chicken and dumplings and apple pies. Father Peter
Boivin married Gertrude and Joseph Arthur Kalka March 17, 1922
in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. They moved to Boerne and
built their rock home. In 1965, Gertrude and Joseph adopted
Karen and Larry Laskowski, children of Gertrude's younger
bother Leo, who had died. Gertrude died Oct. 2, 1982. Joseph
Arthur had diabetes and both his legs were amputated. Joseph
died in a nursing home in Boerne on March 3, 1996, five months
before his 100th birthday. Gertrude and Joseph were both
by Elenora Dugosh
|Published Oct. 6, 2005|
Vincent Alexander Laskowski was born
Jan. 21, 1903. As a young boy, he helped his father and
brother work in the fields. Vincent did not attend school and
was educated by his older sister, Gertrude. He was a kind man,
always had a smile on his face and loved to laugh. He worked
with his brothers as a carpenter in construction and was
always willing to lend a helping hand to a neighbor or friend.
He was everyone's "Uncle Vincent." Vincent charmed all the
single girls in Bandera. He never married and lived with his
sister, Gertrude, in his later years. Vincent died in 1986 in
Boerne. He was buried in St. Stanislaus
in the late 1950s of Leo Laskowski and Frank Laskowski
of Theodor (Ted) Laskowski and Rosa Adamietz. L-R, Paul
Laskowski (brother), Ted, Rosa, and Hedwig
Agnes Laskowski and Hubert Dugosh taken on August 19,
Laskowski Mazurek holding her doll and her sister's
Catherine's doll. Taken about 1926.
Paul John Laskowski was born
Jan. 23, 1905. As a young boy, Paul helped his dad on the
farm. He helped the family move from Gonzales to Bandera
County when he was 14. Paul went to Dug Springs School. He
learned the carpentry trade and started his own business of
repairing houses. Paul met Beatrice Rose Jureczk, the love of
his life, in Bandera. He was several years older than Beatrice
and had to do a lot of talking to get her mother and father to
let him court her. With his kind ways, a box of Valentine
chocolates, and wonderful smile, Paul won the approval of
Beatrice's parents. Paul and Beatrice were married July 1,
1936 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. They bought property
across from Paul's parents farm in Bandera County and built a
small wooden house. Beatrice helped Paul with his business and
painted the interiors of many houses in Bandera and Bandera
County. In his later years, Paul was a storyteller. He told
many stories of the early days and the life he lived. Paul and
Beatrice were active members of St. Stanislaus Catholic
Church. Paul had a bad heart and died Aug. 14, 2003. Beatrice
died March 29, 2005. They were both buried in St. Stanislaus
Cemetery. Paul and Beatrice raised four children: Gladys Ann,
Betty Jane, Edward Paul and Gervas Thomas. All the children of
Paul and Beatrice attended St. Joseph's School and graduated
from Bandera High School. They were featured in the Jureczki
Clement Laskowski was born Nov.
23, 1906. It is believed that he was a stillborn baby or died
in infancy. No death certificate has yet been found for
Emma Laskowski was born Sept.
13, 1908. It is believed that she died in infancy or was a
stillborn baby. No death certificate has yet been found for
Leo Anton Laskowski was born June
22, 1911. Leo was 6 years-old when his parents moved to
Bandera County. Leo also went to the Dug Springs School. He
helped his brothers and father on the farm. Leo served his
country during WW II. He was a nurse. Leo learned the
carpentry trade and worked in construction. He met and married
Fay Maurine Grover Sept. 2, 1948. They were married in St.
John's Catholic Church in Orange Grove. Leo and Fay settled in
Bandera. They lived on his parent's place, on 3rd Street, in a
converted garage. Fay was very young and tiny. They were the
parents of six children born in Bandera: Carolyn Rose, David,
Shirley, Jimmie, Larry and Karen. Leo and Fay divorced. Their
six children lived with Leo in Bandera. Leo was a good father
and loved his children. He took his sons fishing and hunting.
Leo died Dec. 31, 1964 and was buried in St. Stanislaus
Cemetery. Leo's parents and younger brother Frank cared for
his children. Larry and Karen were adopted by Leo's older
sister Gertrude and husband Arthur Kalka. The four older
children went to live with Fay's sister, Pearl Grover, in San
Carolyn Rose was born Sept. 11,
1949. Carolyn went to St. Joseph's School in Bandera and
attended Bandera High school. After her parents divorced,
Carolyn lived with her father and grandparents in Bandera.
When her father died, Carolyn tried to keep her brothers and
sisters, whom she loved, together. Carolyn, her two brothers
and sister, went to live with their mother's sister, Pearl
Grover, in San Antonio. Carolyn married Harold Brooks Jr. They
had a son, Harold Brooks II (little Brooks). Carolyn is
divorced and lives in San Antonio. She owns and operates a
David Wayne was born Nov.
25, 1950. He lived with his father and grandparents in
Bandera. David went to St. Joseph's school until his father
died. He was about 15 when he went to live with his Aunt,
Pearl Grover, in San Antonio.
Ann was born Nov. 21,1951. Shirley attended St. Joseph's
school in Bandera. She loved her father and was greatly
saddened when he died. Shirley was 13 when she went to live
with her Aunt Pearl in San Antonio.
Jimmie Roy was born Aug. 20, 1953. Jimmie attended St.
Joseph's School. He loved listening to his Grandpa Felix tell
stories. His father died when he was only 11 years-old. Jimmie
left Bandera with his two sisters and brother to live with his
Aunt Pearl Grover in San Antonio.
was born June 3, 1956. He lived with his adopted parents in
Boerne. Larry was a member of the Boerne Boy Scout Troop #
145. He was a good student and graduated from Boerne High
School. After high school Larry left Texas and traveled
throughout the country working as a laborer. He lived in
Washington State and then settled in Florida. Larry never
married. He died in July 2004 in Florida where he was
Karen was born Oct. 5, 1957. Her
adopted parents in Boerne raised her. Karen played the piano
and participated in recitals. She graduated from Boerne High
School. After high school, Karen went to live with her brother
Larry in Florida. She married Mr. Shreve in Florida and they
had a son, Jackson. Karen divorced Mr. Shreve and later came
back to Texas with her young son. They lived in Comfort. In
1997, Karen married David Peterson in St. Stanislaus Church in
Bandera. Karen, her son Jackson and husband David settled in
Catherine Agnes Laskowski was
born April 30, 1913. She was only 4 years-old when the family
made the journey from Gonzales to their home in Bandera
County. Catherine loved to play with her porcelain doll that
she got one Christmas. Catherine remembered a day when Indians
came to their house asking for food. She was very young and
scared because her father and brothers had gone to
Her mother Annie, with a
shotgun by her side, gave them some bread, eggs and chickens.
The Indians were pleased and left their house. Catherine was a
beautiful girl. She attended school at the Dug Springs School.
When she was old enough, her father let her ride a horse to
school. Riding a horse to school in those days was like
driving a car to school today. Sometimes she would let her
friends ride the horse after school.
Catherine married Hubert Dugosh Aug. 19, 1931 in St.
Stanislaus Church. They settled in a small house on SH 173,
south of Bandera and the Medina River. A few years after
Hubert's father Dominic died, Hubert and Catherine moved to
the Johann Dlugosz homestead. Hubert and Catherine planted
corn, maize, sugar cane, and made
They were the parents of 13
children: Rosalie, Ignatius, Conrad, Elenora, Elizabeth,
Albina, Josephine, Loucile, Richard, Mary, Genevieve, Roy and
Danny. Rosalie died from double-pneumonia when she was 13.
Conrad lived only five months.
developed a tumor on her spinal cord when she was 42. She lost
the use of her legs and was confined to a wheelchair for the
rest of her life. Despite this handicap, Catherine continued
to care for her children with the help of husband Hubert. She
sewed clothes and cooked meals. Catherine was an artist and
painted many pictures of the Texas Hill Country and wild
animals. Catherine's husband, Hubert, died in tragic
automobile accident Oct. 24, 1968. She lived with her son,
Roy, who cared for her until she needed special care in a
nursing home. Catherine died April 1, 1992 in San Antonio.
Hubert and Catherine were buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Ignatius, their oldest son, died from a heart attack in 2003.
The children of Catherine and Hubert attended St. Joseph's
School and graduated from Bandera High School. Most of them
live in Bandera County. The Dugosh children were featured in
the Johann Dlugosz history.
Laskowski was born Oct. 1, 1917. Frank was a baby when his
family traveled from Gonzales to Bandera. He grew up in
Bandera and lived with his parents on 3rd Street. Frank
attended Dug Springs Schoolhouse. Frank was a handsome, kind
and gentle man. He served his country in World War II from
1941 to 1945 in the 171st Engineer Combat Battalion. Frank was
in the Aleutian Island battle. He received the American
Defense Service Ribbon with Bronze Star and A. P. Service
Ribbon with Bronze Star. After the war, Frank worked for the
REA Electric Company in Bandera. Later, he started his own
business, Frank's Electric Company. Frank never married. He
cared for his aging mother and father and helped raise Leo's
(his brother) children. Frank died Feb. 23, 1974. He was
buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Sophie Hedwig Laskowski was born May 11, 1920 in Bandera
County, where she grew up. Sophie remembers Christmas when she
was a young girl. Her mother would put the turkey in the oven
on Christmas Eve before they went to church. After church, her
mother took the turkey out of the oven and the family would
all cut a piece of the turkey and eat it. Sophie said that
this was the best turkey she ever ate. She remembers the
delicious pies her mother used to make. Sophie was sent to
live with her older sister, Catherine, so she could go to
school in Bandera. Catherine and Hubert Dugosh lived closer to
Bandera and cared for Sophie during her school years at St.
Joseph's Grammar School. She loved to go to school and
received good marks. After Catherine and Hubert moved to the
homestead of Johan Dlugosz, Sophie was unable to attend High
School and continued her education at
Sophie was one of the most
beautiful girls in Bandera. Sophie helped her mother wash and
iron the family's clothes. She met Anton John Mazurek in
Bandera. Father F. S. Strobel married them Feb. 5, 1940 in St.
Stanislaus Catholic Church. It was one of the most beautiful
weddings in Bandera. Sophie and Anton settled in Bandera and
lived in a small one-room house on Anton's parents' farm.
Sophie and Anton were the parents of six children: George,
Margaret, Eleanor, Stephen, Virginia and Michael. Their son,
George, died Dec. 7, 1943 from to-mane poisoning. Stephen died
Sept. 19, 1977. Michael was stillborn Nov. 13, 1951. Anton
worked in construction. About 1950, Sophie started a laundry
business across from Stein's Clothiers on 11th Street in
Bandera. The children of Sophie and Anton were featured in the
Thomas Mazurek history. Anton died Jan. 11, 1992 and is buried
in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Sophie is 85 and lives with her
daughter, Virginia, in Pipe Creek.
Laskowski family worked hard and was successful. Felix and
Annie were always willing to give a helping hand to St.
Stanislaus Catholic Church and anyone in need. Their door was
always open and there was always room at the dinner table for
Part 1 of
by Eleanora Dugosh
|Published Sept. 15, 2005|
LUDWIG MORAWIETZ (Moravietz,
Morawiec, Moravits) was born August 25, 1802 in Kamien Slaski,
Silesian Poland. His parents were Urban Morawietz and Marianna
Noparlik. Kamien Slaski is located in beautiful southern
Silesia next to a nobleman's castle. Ludwig married Marianna
Rudolf September 20, 1829 in St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in
Kamien Slaski. Marianna was also born in Kamien Slaski and was
the daughter of Sebastian Rudolf and Rosalia Grabowsky. Ludwig
and Marianna grew up together and were baptized in the same
village church (SPII). Ludwig and Marianna had eleven children
born in Poland and baptized in St. Hyacinth Catholic Church:
Joseph, Thomas, Catharina, Anna, Franzka (Franziska), Johan
Nepomucen, Lucia, Maria (1), Jacob, Maria (2), and Franz. Only
five children survived : Franzka died 14 March 1842, Johan
died 21 May 1843, Lucia died 2 5 December 1844, Maria (1) died
14 April 1846, Jacob died 27 July 1848, and Franz died 27
October 1852 (LDSM). All six children were buried in the
Kamien Slaski village in Poland. Ludwig and Marianna had heard
of many Silesian families who left Poland and settled in
Texas. With sadness in their hearts, they made the decision to
leave their homeland and come to Texas. No records have yet
been found to determine what ship they sailed on and when they
arrived in America. The Morawietz family came to Bexar County
and settled on Martinez Creek, now know as St. Hedwig,
Thomas Morawietz and Frances Haiduk. Married in San
Antonio, Texas May 8, 1862
above was taken about 1912 of the Morawietz family in
front of the home of Thomas and Frances
Morawietz at her 100th birthday with her favorite Lamb
Cake. Taken in 1945.
On September 13, 1856, records
show that Ludwig registered his cattle brand at the courthouse
in San Antonio, Texas (BCD). Afriend of Ludwig's, John
Sczodrok from Kamien Slaski, also came to Martinetz Creek.
Ludwig and John formed a joint partnership and purchased land
in San Antonio. In 1856, the Morawietz family celebrated the
wedding of their oldest daughter, Catharina, in San Fernando
Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas. A year after Catharina was
married, Marianna became ill and died October 1, 1857. She is
buried in Campo Canto de San Fernando Cemetery in San Antonio,
Texas. Ludwig never remarried. Another tragedy occurred when
Ludwig's daughter, Catharina, became ill and died in1858.
Ludwig remained in San Antonio until January of 1859 when he
sold his home and 15 acres and moved his family to Bandera,
Ludwig came to Bandera,
purchased land, and made a home for his children. In most of
the Bandera County records his name is recorded as Louis
Morawietz. In 1859, in Bandera County, Ludwig was taxed for
some oxen and one wagon valued at $50 (BCTA 1859). In the 1860
Bandera County census, Ludwig was listed as a laborer. In 1864
he paid taxes on 18 acres assessed at $54, a town lot in
Bandera valued at $60, and livestock valued at $106 (BCTA
Ludwig always had a close
relationship with his children whom he loved. In his later
years, Ludwig lived with his married daughter, Anna Kalka.
Ludwig died January 24, 1892 and was buried in St. Stanislaus
Catholic Cemetery in Bandera. His name appears as Louis
Moravietz on the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church monument as
one of the early Polish settlers in
JOSEPH MORAWIETZ was the oldest
child and was born March 9, 1831. Joseph married Maria Anna
Anderwald November 14, 1858. Maria Anna was born March 25,
1838. She was the daughter of Franz and Elizabeth Anderwald,
who also emigrated from Silesia Poland. In 1864, Joseph served
as a private in Captain Bladen Mitchell's Third Frontier
District, Texas State Troops, in Bandera County (MRTST). In
the 1880 Bandera County Census Mary Anna was listed as keeping
house. Joseph and Maria Anna settled in Bandera and raised
nine children: Hedwig, Paullino, Mary, Albert, Bronestowa,
Theresa (Dereza), Antony, Marcelina, and Johanna (Anna). Maria
Anna died July 16, 1905. Joseph Morawietz died June 19, 1913.
They both are buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in
Bandera. Texas. There is not much information on their
Hedwig was born on October 10,
1860 in Bandera County, Texas.
was listed as 19 years old in the 1880 Bandera County
Mary was born in 1864 in Bandera
County. She was listed as 16 years old in the 1880 Bandera
Albert was born in
Bandera County in April of 1867. He died in Bandera County
August 10, 1944.
Bronestowa, a daughter,
was born about 1870 in Bandera County. Her name is hard to
read and may not be spelled correctly. Bronestowa was listed
as 10 years old in the 1880 Bandera County
Theresa (Dereza) was born in
Bandera October 14, 1872. She was married to John Sprencel.
Theresa died April 15 1934. John died September 2, 1946. They
were both buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Theresa and John
had two children, Joseph F. and Albina, born in Mayersvill,
DeWitt County, Texas. Joseph was born November 21, 1910, he
died October 14, 1967. Albina was born November 27, 1917. She
married Herman Victor Mazurek. Albina died August 30,
Antony (Anton) was born in Bandera
County on January 11, 1874. He was listed as 6 years old in
the 1880 Bandera county census. He died March 18, 1893, and is
buried in St. Stanislaus Catholic
Marcelina or Marcelinna, a
son, was born in Bandera County in June of 1877. Additional
information has not yet been found. Johanna was born in
Bandera County in May of 1880. She was baptized on July 9,
1880 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
THOMAS MORAWIETZ was born on December 13, 1833. He married
Anna Koza on September 30, 1860 in Bandera. Thomas signed a
declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United
States of America in Bandera County on August 8, 1860. He
stated that he arrived in Texas on or about November 15, 1855.
In 1861, Thomas wife, Anna, died giving birth to their
daughter, Mary Clara. Thomas later married Frances Haiduk on
May 8, 1862, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in San Antonio,
Texas. Frances was the daughter of Albert and Josephine
Haiduk. Thomas joined Willke's Battalion of Light Artillery,
Company D, Texas Cavalry in September of 1862. While on duty
he spent several months on the Rio Grande keeping back
Mexicans and Indians (FPALB). Frances also had encounters with
Indians. One evening when she was doing the chores, Indians
were approaching. She made it into the house unharmed, but the
next morning they found one of their calves killed near the
cattle pen where she had been milking the cows. Frances was
one of the women who helped dig the race along the Medina
River for water that ran the old grist flour mill. She used a
pick and shovel. Thomas died February 1, 1917. Frances died
January 26, 1946 at the age of 100 years, a month shy of her
101st birthday. They were both buried in St. Stanislaus
Cemetery in Bandera. Thomas and Frances were the parents of
ten children: Andrew Tom, Thomas Leonard, Joseph L, Paulus,
Sophia, Jesse (Jacob), Katherina, Francisca, Francisuis, and
Mary Clara was born in
Bandera County on July 22, 1861. She married Gabrial Anderwald
on February 28, 1881 in Bandera. They were the parents of ten
children: Adam, Annie Clara, Susan, Thomas Jacob, Raymond,
Genevieve, Frank, Henry, Augustine, and Amelia. The children
of Mary Clara Morawietz and Gabrial Anderwald were featured in
the Anderwald history and Dugosh history. Mary Clara died
January 28, 1938. Gabrial died November 25, 1943 in Bandera
Continuation of the
children of Thomas, Catharina, Anna, and Maria
by Elenora Dugosh
|Published Sept. 22, 2005|
Andrew Tom was
born in Bandera County on November 29, 1866. He married Agnes
Dupnik (Dupuiek) in Panna Maria, Texas in 1890. Andrew Tom
died on January 12, 1946 in Falls City, Texas. Andrew and
Agnes had ten children: Elizabeth, Emealia Clara, Peter Paul,
Frank, Barbara, Louis, Josephine, Florentina, Rosa Leonora,
Moravietz with her children.
Elizabeth (Lilly) was born in
Panna Maria, Texas September 23, 1891. She died October 13,
1974. Elizabeth married Emil J. Kowalik in 1923. Their two
children were born in Falls City, Texas. Dalton was born May
26, 1924. Imelda was born Aug. 21, 1927. Emil died May 3,
1969. Elizabeth died Oct. 13, 1974. Their daughter Imelda died
Oct. 30, 1976.
Emealia Clara was born in
Panna Maria Sept. 23, 1892. She died in 1981. Emealia married
Alexander Pollok June 14, 1914. They had three children:
Harry, Leslie Raymond, and Marcel. Harry married Dorothy
Niestroy in 1946 in Falls City. Texas. Their two children were
Allen and Harriet. Allen married Patricia Rose Dupnich in
Falls City, Texas. Leslie Raymond married Mary Koett in 1948
in San Antonio, Texas. They had three children: William
(Alex), Patricia, and Leslie Raymond Jr. Patricia married
Albert George Bordovsky in 1975. They had a son, Craig Thomas,
born in 1980. Marcel married Valerie Kolodziojczyk. They had
two children, Vera, and Marcel Jr.
Paul (Bud) was born in Panna Maria June 29, 1894. He died in
1980. Peter married Hedwig Swierc Nov. 29, 1917 in Holy
Trinity Church at Falls City. Texas. Their two children,
Dorothy and Beatrice, were born in Falls City. Dorothy was
born in 1918. She married Felix Dzuik in 1938 in San Antonio.
Dorothy and Felix's two children were Felix Jr. (born in 1939,
lived only one day), and Lester, born in 1941. Beatrice was
born in 1923 in Falls City. She married Andrew
Frank (Franz) was born in
Cestohowa, Texas, September 6, 1896. He died June 19, 1949.
Frank never married.
Barbara (Viola) was
born in Panna Maria Dec. 3, 1898. Barbara married Gerry Edgar
Merritt (Harry Marritt?). They had a daughter, Anna
Louis was born in Falls City,
Texas in 1901. Louis married Willie Mae Engbrock in 1930 at
Sequin, Texas. Louis and Willie Mae had four children born in
Sequin: Mary, Donald, Lawerence born Oct. 26, 1939, and
Elizabeth Jean born April 16, 1942.
Josephine was born in Panna Maria, Texas on June 21, 1903. She
died February 21, 1976. Josephine married Alvin Kowalik in
Karnes City, Texas. They had three children: Kenneth, born
1924, Joyce, born 1929, and Terrence, born 1938. Kenneth
married Jennette Bronder. Kenneth and Jennette had four
children born in Falls City. Texas: Linda, Debra, Howard, and
Kenneth Wayne. Joyce married Fabian Kasprzyk and their two
children were Darrell and Cynthia. Terrence married Shirley
Oetken. They had three children: Yvonne, Bernadette, and
Yvette. Alvin Kowalik died in 1984. Both Josephine and Alvin
Kowalik were buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Falls City,
Florentina (Florence) was born in
Panna Maria, Texas Dec. 15, 1905. Florentina married Adrian
John Richter Nov. 23, 1927 in Floresville, Texas. They had two
children, Wilfred and Gene. Adrian John died Sept. 22,
Rosa Leonora (RosaLea) was born
Aug. 30, 1908 in Falls City, Texas. Rosa married Thomas David
Pawelek Sr. in 1938. Rosa died in 1941. David Sr. died in
1975. They were both buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Falls
City. Rosa and Thomas Sr. had a son Thomas David Pawelek Jr.
Thomas David Jr. married Jerlene Mutz. Thomas and Jerlene
raised four children: Karen, Thomas David III, Marian, and
Alois was born in Falls City,
Texas Aug. 3, 1912. Alois married Mary Elizabeth Harp in 1941.
They had six children: Trinket, Donna, Doris, Rita, Bibi, and
Thomas Leonard was born in Bandera
Nov. 11, 1868. He married Joanna Anderwald Nov. 21,1905.
Thomas died March 6, 1955 and Joanna died March 13, 1963 in
Bandera. They were both buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in
Bandera. Thomas and Joanna had a son Michael who married Wanda
Joseph L. was born in
Bandera July 1, 1870. He married Victoria Kalka in 1904 in
Bandera. Joseph died in 1965 and Victoria died in 1970 in
Bandera. They had no children.
was born in Bandera March 20, 1872. Paul never married and
died Aug. 31, 1953 in Bandera.
was born in Bandera May 7, 1874. Sophia married Anton
Kolodziej in 1898. Sophia died in 1951. Anton died in 1956.
They had two children born in Cestohowa, Texas, Rosalia born
in 1901 and Marcella born in1907. Rosalia married Christian
Ploch in 1926. Their daughter, Rose Marie, married Charles
McDougal and their children were Cindy and
Jesse was born in Bandera Aug.
13, 1876. He died in 1962. Jesse married Marie Korzekwa in
1916 at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic
Church in Cestohowa, Texas. Maria died in 1965 and was buried
next to her husband in Cestohowa. They were the parents of
twins, Anthony and Annie.
married Theresa Jarzombek in 1947. They had four children:
Hubert, Jerome (Jerry), Sally, and Alice. Hubert married
Janice Boldt and they had a son, Kevin. Jerome married Susan
Sjurseth. Their two children were Stephanie and Anthony Todd.
Sally married Harry Lyssy and they had a son Josuha. Alice
married Anthony Johnson.
David Jarzombek in 1945. They were the parents of six
children: Mary Ann, Barbara, Katherine, twins, Patricia and
Patrick, and Kenneth. Mary Ann married Harry Palitza in 1968.
They had two children, David Charles and Paul Anthony. Barbara
married Joe Gutierrez in 1969. They had four children: Barbara
Jo, Thomas Wayne, Richard, and Robert. Katherine married
George Hall in 1973. They had three children: Annette Kay,
Christopher, and Matthew. Patricia married Alfred Casas in
1973. Their two children were, Christine and Alfred. Patrick
married Jody Buchanan in 1973 and they had a son, Joseph
Chance. Kenneth married Rose Reeves in
Katherina was born in Bandera
April 17, 1879. She died in 1943. Katherina married Samuel J.
Wasser Nov.r 21, 1905. They had no
Francisca (Frances) was born
in Bandera October 16, 1881. She married Adolph Fischer Dec.
7, 1910 in San Antonio. Frances died Oct. 4, 1973 and was
buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Bandera. It is not known
when and where Adolph died. Frances and Adolph had a daughter,
Edna, born Nov. 27, 1911.
Edna grew up
in Bandera. She had a daughter, Patricia, born September 11,
1935. Edna married Carnelius (Neal) Coutler Aug. 19, 1950.
Patricia (Pat) graduated from Bandera High School. She worked
at Lost Valley Dude Ranch in Bandera. Pat married George
Canellis April 5, 1959. They had three children: Alan, Dale,
and Pam. Alan was born in1961. He works at the Brooks City
Base in San Antonio. Dale was born in 1964. The Canellis
family suffered the death of their son Dale Nov. 6, 1965. Pam
was born in 1967. She works at Pacific Care in San Antonio.
Patsy and George still operate the original Moravietz Ranch in
Bandera, but make their home in San
Francisuis was born in October
of 1885 in Bandera. He died when he was a year old in
John was born March 6, 1887 in
Bandera County. John never married. He died Oct. 25,1954 and
was buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
CATHARINA MORAWIETZ was born in April of 1837. Catharina
married Thomas Haiduk in1856 in the San Fernando Cathedral in
San Antonio, Texas. Catharina and Thomas had a daughter,
Hedwig. Catharina died in 1858 at the young age of nineteen.
No burial record has been found. It is possible that she could
be buried in Bexar County, Texas. Later that year, Thomas
married Rosalia Hoffman. Thomas and Rosalia had one son,
Thomas Louis, born in 1860. By 1869 the family had moved to
Atascosa County. Thomas and Rosalia were both buried in
Atascosa County. It is possible that Catharina's daughter,
Hedwig, is also buried in Atascosa
ANNIE MORAWIETZ was born May 12,
1839. Annie grew up in Bandera and loved living in the
country. She married Joseph Kalka May 24, 1858 in Bandera
County. They moved to Atascosa County for a short time and
then came back to Bandera. Annie and Joseph had eight children
born in Bandera County: Frank, Frances (Franciska), Rosie,
Joseph (Jozef), Lawrence, Clements, Mary, and Alex. Frank died
soon after birth and Jozef died in infancy. Annie was a hard
worker and a good mother. She raised her children to be hard
workers and good neighbors. Annie and Joseph cared for her
aging father, Ludwig, who lived with them until his death in
1892. Joseph died Dec. 28, 1903. Annie died after having a
stroke Jan. 28, 1926. They were both buried in St. Stanislaus
Cemetery in Bandera. The children of Annie and Joseph Kalka
were featured in the Kalka history and the Dugosh
MARIA MORAWIETZ was baptized
Oct. 10, 1852 in Kamien Slaski, Poland. Not much is known
about Maria. She was given the same name as her sister who was
baptized April 5, 1846. No death records have yet been found
for a Maria Morawietz born in 1852 in Poland. It is assumed
that she came to America with her
The Morawietz family was one of
Bandera's outstanding families. They gave generously to their
church and community. Not many of the Morawietz descendants
now live in Bandera. They will be remembered for their hard
work and love of family.
Pat Canellis, Pictures and
Information Charlene Dugosh Hathaway Silesian Profiles II, pp,
157, 157, 206, 207.
St. Hyacinth, Kamien
Slaski, Poland, LDS Microfilm #0922844 &
St. Stanislaus LDS Microfilm
#0024903, Pp. 5, 10, 14, 18, 21, 50, 181, 271, 277,
St. James LDS Microfilm #0025492,
book #3, Pp. 20, 46, 91, 100 -- entry # 641 &
Bexar County Deeds. Volume O1, pp.
572, 573, Volume R1, pp. 151 & 152
Bandera County Census Records, 1860 &
Bandera County Tax Assessments,
1859 & 1864
Bandera County Deed
Records, Volume B-1, p. 206
of Captain Bladen Mitchell, Bandera County, Roll 583, Archives
-- Texas State Library
Americans by T. Lindsay Baker, pp. 74 & 194-n
John Dugosh (Jan Johann Dlugosz), Part 1|
Part 3 in a series of family histories published
to celebrate the 150th anniversary of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
By Elenora (Dugosh)
Story ran Feb. 24, 2005
was born on May 10, 1823 to Jacob (Dugosh) Dlugosz and Anna
Sowka of Rozmierz, Poland. John married Franciska Kasperczyk
in 1847 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Rozmierz. They had
three children: Catherine, Constantin, and Joseph. Joseph died
in Poland. The Dugosh family boarded the ship Weser in Bremen,
Germany. They spent their first Christmas in America at Panna
Maria. John and Franciska had four children born in Bandera:
John Jacob Jr., Francis, Kasper, and Martiana. Francis was
born about 1859. Martiana's baptism is recorded on Jan. 12,
John was a carpenter, a rock mason
and farmer in Poland. Many rock houses still remain in
Rozmierz, including one Dugosh house. John started his own
construction company in Bandera, Dugosh & Company. He
taught his sons the trade. His first employment was building a
combined house and store for a merchant named August
Klappenback. John constructed the Bandera store and post
office with cypress lumber from the mill.
He could speak only Polish and received
his instructions in sign language. John and Franciska
purchased 40 acres south of Bandera on the Julian Creek from
John James and Charles de Montel. By 1856, John and Franciska
had purchased four cattle valued at $46 and nine hogs worth
$55. They were charged 12 cents state and county tax. John
served during the Civil War as a private in Captain Bladen
Mitchell's company for Bandera County and provided his own
rifle and horse. John's signature is on the 1856 petition to
form Bandera County. He became a U.S. citizen in 1865. John
and Franciska lived with their son, Coustian, until their
deaths. Franciska died in l897. John died in
Catherine, born in
Poland to John & Franciska Dugosh appears to be about 50
years of age in this photo.
(L-R) Annie Dugosh,
Agnes and Coustian Dugosh, Clement, Hubert, John, and Domonic
holding Frank are pictured in front of the Bandera Dugosh
Here is the Dugosh
house in Rozmierz. Poland. The original old house is at the
back of the large house, to the right of the roof with the
small smoke stack.
| Catherine married Anton Anderwald in
1867 in Bandera. In 1878, Catherine and Anton purchased 20
acres of the Dugosh land. Catherine and Anton had 14 children
(Named in the Anderwald story). Anton died in 1919. Catherine
died in 1929.|
Coustian married Agnes
Halamanda in Bandera in 1872. They had four children: Dominic,
Mitchell, who died of diphtheria in his first year, Jacob, who
died when he broke his back trying to repair a wagon wheel at
the age of 21, and Mary, who died of diphtheria one week after
Jacob. In 1871, Coustain and Agnes purchased 20 acres of the
Dugosh land and the original house. Coustian farmed, raised
pigs, and made molasses from sugar cane. He was also a
carpenter, rock mason, and worked with his father and brothers
on the St. Stanislaus Church in 1876. In 1889, the Bandera
Bugle reported "Dugosh & Co. have begun to rebuild the
rock bridge on the Medina road damaged by water." Coustian was
one of the pioneers who helped build St. Joseph School. He dug
cisterns by hand and winch. Franciska died in 1935. Coustian
died in 1936.
Dominic inherited the
Coustian farm and continued to grow crops, raise pigs, and
make molasses. Dominic married Annie Anderwald in 1904.
Grandma Agnes and Annie made lye soap from lard and pillows
filled with the soft feathers from geese. They made dresses
from flour sacks. Dominic and Annie had 10 children: Hubert,
Josephine, born and died in 1906, Clement, John, Frank,
Matilda, Balbina, Theresa, Catherine (died at 2 months), and
Dominic Jr. who died at birth. Dominic Sr. died in 1931 of a
heart attack on his father's birthday. Annie died in
Hubert married Catherine Laskowski
in Bandera and they had 13 children: Rosalie, died at 13 from
pneumonia, Ignatius (Nash), Conrad, died after birth, Elenora,
Elizabeth, Albina (Beanie), Josephine, Loucile, Richard, Mary,
Genevieve, Roy, and Danny. Catherine's mother, Annie
Laskowski, delivered all of Hubert's and Catherine's children
except Danny, who was delivered by his dad. Hubert inherited
the original Dugosh farm and was a rock mason and carpenter.
He continued farming and made molasses. The molasses pit still
remains on the original Dugosh farm.
Hubert's and Catherine's children helped run the farm. After a
day's work, feeling dirty and tired, the children looked
forward to jumping into the Julian Creek to cool off. They
would climb a large tree, grab a grapevine, and swing out over
the water yelling like Tarzan as they dropped into the water.
Hubert's wife, Catherine, fell ill in 1955 with a spinal tumor
that paralyzed her legs for the rest of her life. Hubert died
in 1968 in a tragic traffic accident. Catherine died in
Nash was the big brother that
protected his sisters from bullies. Nash married Mary Louise
Zatopek. They had three children: James, Carol, and Lisa. Nash
was an automotive technology instructor and was teacher of the
year in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 1991-92. Nash died from
a heart attack in 2003.
Elenora was an
airline hostess and met her husband, John Goodley, on one of
her flights. They had three girls: Lori, Joan, and Bonnie.
Elenora went to Poland in 2003 and started the
Sister-City/County agreement between Bandera and the city and
county of Strzelce, Opolskie, Poland.
Elizabeth (Liz) remembers when she and Elenora used to fight
over the flour sack material for new dresses. Liz was a
cheerleader for Bandera High School. Liz married Albert Oppelt
and they had two sons, John, and Thom.
Beanie was also a cheerleader for Bandera High School. She
married Wallace E. Butler and they had four children: Scott,
Gregory, Timothy, and Terri. The Butler family lost their
beloved Terri in 2003 to cancer. Beanie works for the Bandera
Independent School District.
recalled when she, Richard, and Genevieve were in the Julian
Creek bed by SH 173. They threw buckets of water on a hayride
passing by. The kids on the hayride got off and chased them
until the water was too deep. Josephine married Paul Megerle.
They had two children, Erin, and Kurt. Josie retired after 42
years with USAA. Lucile was also a cheerleader for Bandera
High School. She married Paul Pagel. They had three girls;
Jennifer, Emmy, and Laura. Lucile and Paul live in Wisconsin.
Richard got into big trouble when he was young. His dad sent
him to the north pasture to get a milk cow named "Penelope."
Instead of walking the cow home, he jumped on the cow's back
and galloped home yelling "yeh-ha." His dad met him at the
barnyard gate with a switch. Richard married Melanie (Mel)
Miller and they had one son, Christopher. Mel has a daughter,
Before school started, Mary
had to milk cows, feed the pigs and chickens, and make
breakfast for her mom. Mary met her husband John Marvin (J.M.)
Clements her junior year in Bandera High School. They had four
daughters: Kellie, Becky, Genie, and Tandie. J. M. and Mary
own and operate the Bandera Gun Club.
Genevieve remembers the times when they had pig rodeos. Two
brothers would hold the pig while one of them got on. Most of
the time the ride was short. Genevieve married Bud Modarelle
who died in 1991. Genevieve had a daughter, Shelly Sellars.
Genevieve is serving her second term as a Bandera School
Roy inherited the Dugosh farm,
recognized by the Texas Land Heritage registry for family
owned land of 100 years or more. Roy married Debra Disler. Roy
recalls the time his dad, Hubert, went to town and told him,
Richard, and Danny not to go swimming in the Julian Creek. As
soon as his dad left, they went swimming. They were having a
grand old time when a truck came up to the house. They got out
of the water to see who it was. It was his dad and he was not
smiling. Hubert had bought a newer truck and drove it
Danny met his wife, Silvia
Gunther, in Bandera High School. He played football and was on
the 1972 undefeated team, and voted lineman of the year. Danny
and Silvia had two sons, Clifton and Travis. Danny retired as
the Director of Maintenance for Bandera ISD in
Clement settled in San Antonio and
worked at Duncan Field (Kelly AFB). Clement married Loucille
Wood in 1936. They had two boys, Kenneth and Chester. Clement
died of cancer in 1976. Loucille still lives in San Antonio
and is a volunteer at the Methodist Hospital. She is
Kenneth played baseball at St.
Mary's University and was inducted into St. Mary's Athletic
Hall of Fame in April 1992. Kenneth married Helen Zinsmeister
in San Antonio. They had a son, Clifford, and a daughter,
Suzanne. Kenneth ran into his cousins often in San Antonio and
they would give him kisses. Helen had a hard time believing
they were all his cousins.
remembers the good old times at the Dugosh homestead. Every
Easter Sunday all the families came for barbecue, egg hunts,
and a family softball game. Chester also went to St. Mary's
University. He married Joyce Ella Chall. They had four
children: Kurt, Karen, Craig, and Keith.
John joined the U.S. Navy in 1944. After the Navy, he settled
in San Antonio. John married Gertrude Weidner in 1949. They
had no children. John worked and retired from Kelly AFB. He
died from a heart attack in 1985. Gertrude died in
Frank was a young man when he went
to San Antonio. He worked for and retired from the San Antonio
Transit Bus system. Frank married Hilda Jane Gerdes. They had
one son, David. David married Bette Gard and they had a girl,
Joyce. David and Bette were divorced. Later, David married
Sheila Bayha and they had three girls: Darcy, Deanna, and
Danielle. David died in
John Dugosh (Jan Johann Dlugosz), Part 2|
Continued from Feb. 24: Part 4 in a series of
famiily histories published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
By Elenora (Dugosh)
Story ran March 3, 2005
(Tillie) left Bandera to live in San Antonio. She worked at
Bus Barns CafŽ where she met her husband, Rufus McNees. They
had two sons, Robert and Roger. Tillie was an active member of
St. Ann's Altar Society in San Antonio. One of Tillie's most
treasured moments was her assignment to prepare the seminary
residence used by Pope John Paul II during his 1986 visit to
San Antonio. Tillie died in 1987. Rufus died in 1997. Robert
married Barbara Gramer and they had two children, Christopher
and Carmen. Roger is a Texas A&M graduate. Roger married
Barbara Britten. He has a stepdaughter, D'Anne and stepson,
Balbina (Bea) left Bandera to
live in San Antonio with her sister Tillie and mother Annie.
Bea was a bank officer for what now is known as Bank One. She
married James (Jim) Weatherby in 1944. They had two children,
Sharon and Michael. Bea and Jim moved to Pipe Creek in the
1970s. Jim died in 1986. Bea died in 2001. Sharon married
Douglas Moreau. They had two girls, Michelle and Jennifer.
Michael lives in New Braunfels with his son, Michael
Theresa left Bandera to live in San
Antonio. She worked for the Ice Cream Parlor and Pecan
Factory. She met and married Raymon Cielencki in San Antonio.
They had four children: Beverly, Mary, Raymond, and Sandra.
Raymon worked in construction. He helped build and remodel
many of the buildings in Bandera. Theresa died in 2002. Raymon
still lives in Bandera. Beverly lived in San Antonio and
worked at Kelly AFB for 36 years.
Front seat is
Cleofus and Mary Dugosh, and in the back seat is John Jacob
John Jacob Dugosh
and his wife, Francis Kalka. Taken on their 50th wedding
anniversary in 1929. They were married in 1879.
Kasper and Josephine
| She retired in 2000 and moved back to
Bandera to care for her mother and
Mary married Roger Duffy in San
Antonio. They moved to Ohio. Mary and Roger had one daughter,
Pamela. Mary's husband, Roger, died of cancer. Mary is now
living in Bandera. Raymond (Ray) married Shirley Stowaloski.
Ray was in the U.S. Navy from 1970-74. They had three
children: Joseph, Tracy, and Janet. Ray and Shirley live in
Bandera. Sandra worked at the Bandera Electric Co-op. She
married Jimmy Kinsey. They live in
John Jacob, known as Uncle John,
was the first baptism in the St. Stanislaus Catholic parish.
He married Francis Kalka in 1879. John J. and Frances bought
land one mile north of Bandera. He was a stonemason and built
his own house. John worked with his father and brothers on
many of the old rock building in Bandera, St. Joseph's school,
the First National Bank, and many more. John J. and Frances
made molasses and were known for their delicious molasses
recipes. John J. carried mail for 18 years from Bandera to
Medina using his own horse and buggy. Frances was known for
her beautiful flower gardens. John J. and Frances had 10
children: Catherine, Casper, Clara Mary, Joannes who died at
birth, Elizabeth, Joanno who died at birth, Annie, Cleofus,
Florence, and Christine.
married Robert Hubble in Camp Verde in 1880. They had six
children: Eva, John, Robert, Veda, Helen, and Lenora. Robert
died in 1965. Catherine died in 1977.
Casper married Lenora Arin in 1907 in Bandera. They had four
daughters: Arena, Dollie, Clara, and Edith. Lenora died in
1961. Casper died in 1963.
married Delmore Reeves in 1906 in Bandera. They had seven
children: Raymond, Annie, Ruth, Florence, Lucille, Dorothy,
and Etola. Delmore died in 1954 and Clara died in
Raymond (Jack) married Connie
Douglas. They had no children. Connie was inducted into both
the Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Jack
died in 1985. Connie lived to be 102 before being thrown from
a horse and dying from complications related to the
Annie married Prentice Witt in
1937. They had four children: Gerald, Gloria, Joe, and
Katherine. Gerald grew up working on the family ranch near
Center Point. He was a pilot in the U. S. Air Force for five
years and a Delta Airlines pilot for 32 years. Gerald married
Jean Holloway and they had two children, David and Marla.
Gerald and Jean live on the Witt home place near Camp Verde.
The Gerald Witt family was the first Dugosh descendants from
America to visit Rozmierz, Poland. Gloria married Terry
Goodman. They have two daughters, Cynthia and Allison. They
live in Kerrville. Joe married Merry Fowler and they had two
children, Mandy and Ryan. Katherine married Pat Fulgim and
they had one daughter Elizabeth. Ruth married Oscar Lott and
they had no children. Lucille married John Felderman. They had
two girls, Marilynne and Beverly. Florence married Glenn
Fisher. They had two children, Glenda and Darwin. Dorothy
married Joe Brothers and they had two children, Gary and
Patty. Etola married Harold McPherson and they had two sons,
Harry and Dennis.
Elizabeth and Henry
Hubble married in 1906. They had 15 children: Rena, twins
Eulah and Beulah, Clara, Angie, Leca, Charlotte, Buddy, twins
Leo and Cleo, Mickey, Ebbie, Thomas, Victoria, and Genavive.
Henry died in 1944. Elizabeth died in 1971. Buddy was the
commissioner of Precinct 3 in Bandera County from 1957 to
1972. Buddy married Nora Bendele and they had 10 children:
Frances, Elaine, Carol, Terry, Henry, Jackie, Carl, Gail,
Rocky, and Robert. Buddy's and Nora's first child Frances, who
married Richard Kaiser, was elected sheriff of Kerr County in
1989 and held the office for three terms. Frances is now the
Justice of Peace of Precinct 3 in Bandera
Annie married William James in
1914 in Kerrville. They had seven children: Annie Louise,
William, Wallace, John, Leslie, Casper L., and Luther. William
died in 1932. Annie died in 1974.
Cleofus married Mary Elsworth in 1922. They lived on the farm
with Cleofus's parents, John J. and Frances, in Bandera. After
Cleofus's parents passed away, they moved into town. Cleofus
did yard work and loved to fish. They had two boys, Charlie
and John Clarence. Cleofus died in 1985. Mary died in 1990.
Charlie spent 13 months as a prisoner of war during WW II. He
was held in Stalag 17B near Krems, Austria. He was wounded and
awarded the Purple Heart. He married Barbara Stoughton.
Charlie established Dugosh Aviation at the Kerrville Airport.
He operated the business for 36 years. Charlie and Barbara had
three daughters: Kitty (who was killed in a plane crash in
1978), Christine, and Charlene. Christine lives in Kerrville.
Charlene lives in Ohio. Charlie, 81, still lives in Kerrville.
John C. was also a veteran of WW II. John and Colene Isabell
were married in 1955 in Bandera. They had seven children:
Denise, Ann, Patty, Mike, Charlie, Tommy, and Jimmy. John C.
was in the USAF and traveled throughout the USA, Japan and
Germany with his family. John C. and Colene lived in Florida
until John's death in 1976. Colene lives with her son in South
Florence never married. She
died in 1984.
Christine and Fred
Zimmerman were married in 1936 in Chicago, Ill. They had no
children. Christine died in 1976.
married Josephine Czerner. They had eight children: Hedwig,
Julie, Pete, Theofile (died from typhoid when he was 16),
Isabel, Thomas, Mary (died in infancy), and Magdalen. Kasper
worked in the cotton gin in Bandera. One day the cotton press
was clogged. Kasper used a stick to try and clear the clog
when the machine grabbed the stick and took his right arm into
the press. He pushed away with his left arm and was able to
get his arm out. Kasper's right arm was so badly mangled that
it was amputated above the elbow. Kasper's grandson, Douglas,
said that even with one arm Kasper could do the work of two
men. Kasper supervised the quarrying of the rock used for
building St. Joseph's School in 1922. The Centennial History
of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church recorded: Kasper Dugosh, J.
W. Anderwald, Albert Kalka, and M. F. Johnson were called the
Four Horseman on the construction job of St. Joseph's School.
Kasper was a constable for four years, a justice of the peace
for two years, and Commissioner of Precinct 1 for eight years
in Bandera. Kasper died in 1942. Josephine died in
Hedwig married Frank G. Anderwald.
They were married in Bandera in 1904 and had six children:
Ignatius, Bernard, Leo, Margaret, Isabel, and Cornelia.
Ignatius and Cornelia died as infants.
Julie and Quilla Saunders had one daughter,
Pete left Bandera and went to
live in San Antonio. He married Gertrude Mazurek in 1906 and
they had seven children: Matthew, George, Josephine, Phillip,
Francis, Freida, and Freddy. Pete's son Phillip (Dugie)
managed the old Night Hawk Restaurant in Bandera for many
Isabel and Edgar Deskin had four
children: Alice, Beatrice, Edgar Jr., and
Thomas (Tom) left Bandera when he
was 14 and went to San Antonio. Later, he went to Boerne and
became part owner of a Ford dealership. Thomas developed a
love for bowling and was elected into the San Antonio Bowling
Hall of Fame. Thomas and Mary Saunders were married in Boerne.
They had three children: Thomas Donald, Beverly, and
Don never married and died in
Beverly married Raymond Kinsey.
They had five children: Matt, Lisa, Gregory, Stacy, and
Meredith. Beverly died in 2003.
(Doug) owns and operates a package store in Boerne. He greets
everyone with a smile and conservation. Doug has two children,
Heather and Vance. Heather helps her dad manage the store. She
has two children, Ashley and Ciera. Vance lives in New York
City and was a ballet dancer for the Joffrey Ballet
Magdalen worked at the Old
State Bank in Bandera for many years. She married Valentine
Kalka. They had three children: Valentine Jr., Thomas, and
Kenneth. Valentine Jr., and Thomas died in infancy. Kenneth
lives in Dallas.
The John Dugosh (Jan
Dlugosz) descendants were known for their quality rock
masonry, work ethics, and homemade sorghum molasses. A picture
of Dugosh families making molasses appears in several
in a series of family histories published to celebrate the 150th
anniversary of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
By Elenora Dugosh
Story ran March 10, 2005
was born in Upper Silesian Poland about 1810. The Albert
Haiduk (Heyduck) family was listed on the Dec. 9, 1854 "Weser"
(ship) passenger list from the Polish town of Grossstrelze.
Grossstrelz is known today as Strzelce Opolskie. Albert
married Josephine Garbela in Poland. They sailed to America
with their four children: Frances, Charles, Marsalia, and
Marianna. After arriving in Texas, the Haiduk family went to
Panna Maria where they spent their first Christmas in America.
In the early part of 1855, they left Panna Maria and settled
in Bandera. Six more children were born to Albert and
Josephine in Bandera: Rosalie, Hanka, Agnista (Agnes),
Vincent, Josephine, and Alexander.
Albert worked splitting shingles to make money. He purchased
land in the Bandera area and built a family house. He planted
corn and other crops. It was difficult for Albert to keep his
horses from being stolen by Indians. He would tie the horses
to the back door hoping they would not be seen, but many times
they were gone by morning. One night Albert and Josephine
heard a noise in the cornfield. They thought the cattle were
out. Albert saw three Indians in the cornfield. He flattened
himself against a tree trunk near the field. Two Indians
passed Albert on the way out of the field without seeing him.
The last Indian shot Albert in the left rib area with an
arrow. After the Indians left, Albert managed to get back to
Josephine cut out the arrow
with a butcher knife in the dark. They were afraid to light a
lamp. The arrow did not penetrate deeply and Albert survived.
Albert Haiduk's signature was on the 1856 petition to form
Bandera County. Josephine died in 1903. Albert Haiduk was one
of Bandera's best old-time fiddlers until the time he died on
May 13, 1906. Albert and Josephine are buried in St.
Stanislaus Cemetery in Bandera.
was nine when she came to America. She celebrated her tenth
birthday in Texas on Feb. 26,1846. Frances married Thomas
Morawietz in Bandera in 1862. They were the proud parents of
11 children: Mary, Andrew, Thomas Leonard, Thomas Jr., Joseph,
Paul, Sophia, Jessie, Katherine, Frances, and John. Thomas
died in 1917 and Frances died in 1946 in Bandera.
Charles and Annie
Jureczki Haiduk wedding picture Married May 7th, 1873 in
Marciana Haiduk with
son, Cleophas on her lap, Luke Mazurek with daughter, Monica
on his lap.
Vincent and Frances
Haiduk, taken for their 50th wedding anniversary in
| Mary married Gabriel Anderwald, the
son of Franz and Elizabeth Anderwald. Mary and Gabriel had 10
children. Thomas Leonard married Annie Anderwald and Thomas
Jr. married Mary Jureczki. Katherine married Samual Wasser.
More details on the children of Frances and Thomas were in the
Charles was born in
1850 and was four when he came to America. He grew up in
Bandera and married Annie Jureczki, daughter of Jacob and
Thecla Jureczki. They had five children: Marciana, Felix,
Simon, Frances Mathilda, and Mary Magalene. Charles Haiduk
disappeared on June 25, 1922. Three years later a skeleton was
found, believed to be Charles Haiduk. Annie died in
Charles' daughter Marciana married
Luke Mazurek. They had 11 children: Monica, Cleophas, John
Gabe, Lucy, Jacop, Remigius, Dominic, Urban, Thomas E,
Matthew, and Ignatius. Luke died in 1958 and Marciana died in
1961 in San Antonio.
Felix never married
and died in 1943.
Frances Mathilda was
married to Henry V. Adamietz and they had five children: John
J., Frances Anne (Kalka), Henry R., Felix P., and Marie
Glasscock. Henry V. died in 1949 and Frances died in 1960.
Frances Mathilda's children were covered in the Adamietz
article. Marie Glasscock is 78 and still lives in
Mary Magadalena married John
Frank Mazurek and they had four children: Anthony, Dorothy,
Clarence, and Ignatius. John died in 1978 and Mary M. died in
Rosalie was born in 1857. She grew
up in Bandera and was an expert swimmer. The Haiduk's home was
close to the Medina River. One day when the Medina River
flash-flooded, the Haiduk's home was surrounded by water and
it was coming into the house. Rosalie managed to get each
family member over the raging water to higher ground. She
helped her mother and father who were close to drowning by the
time she reached them. She placed her baby sister, Josephine,
in a sack that was partially submerged and carried her to
safety. Rosalie used crude first-aid methods and revived her
sister. Rosalie married Leonard Jureczki in 1873. They had 12
children: John, Kate, Urban, Frank, Rose, Albert, Stella,
Cecilia, Matilda, Tom, Annie, and Lucille (Will be covered in
the Jureczki article). Leonard died in 1941 and Rosalie died
Agnista (Agnes) was born in
1864 in Bandera. She married Leapold
Vincent was born in 1863 in
Bandera. Vincent met his wife, Frances Kotzur, while taking
refuge with her family from a storm. He was looking for work
near Panna Maria. Vincent and Frances were married in 1884 and
settled on a farm near Panna Maria. They had 10 children:
Rosalie, Bernard (Ben), Genevieve, Julie Florence, Floryan,
Agnes, Henry J, Tekesfor, Barbara (Betty), and Maria.
Vincent's daughter, Rosalie, married John Urbanczyki and his
daughter Genevieve (Jane) married Ben Urbanczyk. The Vincent
Haiduk family moved from their home in Panna Maria to White
Deer in 1910. They traveled by train with eight children. They
rented the largest boxcar, which was about 50-feet long, to
bring their cattle, horses, hogs, furniture, and about 450
bushels of corn. Their son Ben rode in the boxcar to care for
the livestock. It took three-and- a-half days for the family
to make the 600-mile trip to White Deer.
Vincent and Frances had a five-room house built northwest of
White Deer. On Sunday, the Vincent Haiduk home was where the
local Catholic people gathered to pray. In White Deer, the
first High Mass was sung by Father Bier at the Vincent Haiduk
home, April 17, 1911. The first marriage in White Deer was the
daughter of Vincent and Frances Haiduk, Julie Florence, who
married Thomas Moczygemba in 1912. Ben married Tekla Mika in
Panna Maria in 1912. Agnes married Louis Bednorz and Floryan
married Christina Gordzelik, in White Deer. Vincent died in
1952 and Frances died in 1957 in White
Josephine was born in 1867 and
married Joseph Rutkowski Sr. in Bandera. They moved to Falls
City and had seven children: Peter, Petronella, John, Steve,
Susie, Joseph Jr., and Sally. Their son John married Sophie
Pokluda in Kosciusko, in 1922. Steve lived in Karnes City and
never married. Joseph Jr. never married. Joseph Sr. died
around 1912 and Josephine died in 1915. They were buried in
Alexander was born in 1869
in Bandera. He married Carolina Snoga in Cestochowa. Alexander
and Carolina lived in Falls City. They had 10 children:
Julianna, Alexander Jr., Rosie, Justina, John, Virginia, Mary,
Clara, Daniel, and Chris. Both Carolina and Alexander died in
1958 and were buried in Falls City. Alexandera's and
Carolina's children who married are: Juliana who married
Edward Wiatrek; Alexander Jr. who married Amelia Lyssy;
Justina who married Louis J. Lyssy Sr.; John who married Laura
Haby; Virginia who married Cleophas Dugi; Mary who married
Henry Kowalik and Clara, who married Albert
Thomas Haiduk was born around
1832 in Poland. It is not known when or how Thomas came to
America and Bandera. Many in the Haiduk family believe Thomas
was the younger brother of Albert Haiduk and was with the
Haiduk family when they came on the ship Weser in 1854. No
records have been found in Poland for Albert Haiduk or Thomas
Haiduk. In 1862, Thomas and Albert Haiduk were in the same
home guard with Captain Bladen Mitchell's 3rd Frontier
District, Texas State Troops in Bandera County.
Thomas's first marriage was to
Catharina Morawietz, recorded in 1856 in the San Fernando
Catherdal in San Antonio. Catharina was the daughter of Ludwig
and Marianna Morawietz from Kamien Slaski, Poland, who came to
Bandera in 1859. Thomas and Catharine had one child, Hedwig,
who was baptized on Sept. 11,1857. Catharina died in 1858 at
the young age of 19. No burial record has been found. Thomas's
second marriage was to Rosalia Hoffman Kotula in 1858. Rosalia
Hoffman was born in Poland and was married to John Kotula.
After John Kotula died, Rosalia and her son, Joseph,
immigrated to America in 1856. Thomas and Rosalia had one son,
Thomas Louis, born in 1860. By 1869, Thomas and Rosalia Haiduk
had moved to Atascosa County. Rosalia's son, Joseph Cotulla,
changed his name from Kotula to Cotulla. Joseph had a cattle
ranch in LaSalle County and founded the town of Cotulla.
Rosalia and Joseph are both buried in Atascosa
The Haiduk family was part of a
growing frontier with many hardships. They met each challenge
with determination and success and played a big role in the
development of South
Part 8 in a series of
family histories published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of St.
Stanislaus Catholic Church.
|Story ran March 31, 2005
(Kelfer, Kalkau) was born in 1819 in Kadlub, Poland (Prussia).
His parents were Simon Kalka and Francisca Petruska. Casper
married Marianna Kolibaba in 1847 in St. Michael Catholic
Church in Rozmierz, Poland. Casper, Marianna and their two
children, Johann and Margaretta, came to America on the ship
Weser in 1854. They spent their first Christmas in Panna
Maria. Casper and his family left Panna Maria in early 1855
and came to Bandera. He was a farmer and provided well for his
family. Casper and Marianna had five children born in America:
Marianna, Francisca, Anna, Paulina, and Josepha. During the
Civil War, Casper served under Captain Bladen Mitchell in the
Bandera County Company, Third Frontier District, Texas State
Troops and was paid $2 per day. Casper was issued one rifle.
By 1866, the Kalka family had moved to Atascosa County. In
1870, Casper and Marianna's farm included 320 acres. Their
livestock were two horses, five milk cows, 10 oxen, 30 other
cattle and 30 pigs. They also produced 150 bushels of Indian
corn. In 1876, the Las Callinas, Texas home of Casper and
Marianna was the site of the first service of St. Joseph's
Catholic Church. When the decision was made to build a church,
Casper donated an acre of land and deeded property for a
parish cemetery and 22.5 feet of land for a road to the
John (Johann) was born in 1849
and baptized in St. Michael Catholic Church in Rozmierz. John
married Albina Adamietz in 1879 in Las Gallinas. John died in
1931 and Albina died in 1937. Both John and Albina are buried
in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Las Gallinas. Magaretta was born
in 1853 in Rozmierz and came to Bandera with Casper and
Marianna. Additional information has not been found on
Marianna was born in 1856.
She married Louis Matton in Las Gallinas. Marianna died in
1931 and is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Las
Lawrence Kalka, son
Joseph Kalka and Anna Morawietz. Photo taken around
wife of Lawrence Kalka. Taken around 1903.
Wedding picture of
William Kalka and Christian Duff. Taken in 1938.
Immigrant - Joseph
Kalka and wife Anna Moravietz (Morawietz.) Joseph came to
America with his older brother, Casper Kalka in 1854.
| Francisca (Frances) was born in
1859. Francisca never married. She died in 1889 and is buried
in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Anna was born in 1861. Anna married
Benjamin Arnold in 1881. Anna died in 1917 and is buried in
St. Joseph's Cemetery.|
Paulina was born
in 1864. She married Jacob Pawlik in Cestohowa in 1885.
Paulina's husband, Jacob, died in 1887. Paulina's second
marriage was to Peter Kosob. Paulina died in 1951 and is
buried in the Catholic Cemetery in St. Hedwig. Josepha
(Josephine) was born in 1867. In 1885, Josephine married
Kasper Adamietz in Atascosa County. Josephine died in 1949 and
was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Joseph Kalka was born in
Kadlub, Poland in 1836. Joseph is the younger brother of
Casper Kalka. Joseph was baptized in St. Michael's Catholic
Church in Rozmierz, Poland. Joseph was 18 when he came to
America with Casper's family in 1854. He settled in Bandera.
Joseph's signature appears on the 1856 petition to form
Bandera County. Joseph paid taxes on 12 hogs valued at $12 in
1856. In 1857, Joseph purchased two lots in Bandera for $25.
In 1858, he married Anna Morawietz (Moravietz), the daughter
of Ludwig Morawietz and Marianna Rudolf. During the Civil War,
Joseph enlisted in Captain Bladen Mitchell's unit and was
issued one rifle. After serving his new country, Joseph became
a citizen in 1865. Joseph was a mill worker and also a
The Joseph Kalka family lived
where wildlife was abundant and Joseph received payment for
hides from wild animals. In 1891 and 1892, Joseph was paid $4
for two coyote hides and a dollar for every wildcat scalp.
Joseph and Anna owned 140 acres of land on Indian Creek in
Bandera. Joseph and Anna were the parents of eight children:
Frank, Franciska, Rosemary, Joseph (Jozef), Lawrence, Clemens,
Maria, and Alex Joseph died in 1903 and Anna died in 1926.
Both Joseph and Anna are buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Frank was born about 1859 and died soon after
Frances was born in 1860 in
Bandera. Frances married John Jacob Dugosh in 1879. They were
the parents of 10children: Catherine, Casper, Clara Mary,
Joannes, Elizabeth, Joanno, Annie, Cleofus, Florence and
Christine. Frances and John's children were featured in the
Dugosh story, Part 2. Both Frances and John Jacob died in 1937
and are both buried in St. Stanislaus
Rosemary (Rosie) was born in
1862 in Bandera. Rosemary married Phillip Mazurek, the son of
Thomas Mazurek, in 1879. Rosemary and Phillip were the proud
parents of 15 children: Victor, Sylvester, Kasper, Victoria,
Gertrude, Eva, Pauline, John, Helen, Joseph, Thomas, Stephen,
twins, Frank and Frances, and Raymond. Rosie and Phillip's
children will be featured later in the Mazurek story. Rosie
died in 1918 and Phillip died in 1934. Both Rosemary and
Phillip are buried in St. Stanislaus
Jozef (Joseph) was born in
1864 and died in infancy.
born in 1867 and grew up in Bandera. He was a rancher and
owned about 600 acres on the east side of Tarpley Pass, now
the site of the Boy Scout Camp. Lawrence married Hattie
Ballentyne in 1903. They were the parents of three children:
Joseph L., Annie F., and William. Hattie died in 1941.
Lawrence died in 1946. Joesph L. married Edna Welch in 1943.
Joseph died in 1995. Edna died 2002. Annie F. married Harold
Theteford in Bandera. Annie died in 1989. Harold died in 1964.
William (Willie) married Christine Duff in 1938 in Bandera.
Willie and Christina were the parents of 11 children: Hettie
Margaret married Cecil Gilstrap and their children were Tonya
and Natasha; Shirley's first marriage was to Sam Bradford and
they had a son, Mark. Her second marriage was to David Teague
and their two children were Carl and Shanna; Louis Jerome
married Evelyn Wilkerson and their children were Lisa and
Joan; Thomas married Sue Pick and their children were Heather,
Christi, and Tommy; Linda married Charles Samford and their
children were Allen and Tracy; Theresa married Jim Fleeman;
Mary (Elaine) married Richard Kinsey and their children were
Melissa and Kevin; Helen married Andy Wilkerson. They had a
son, Andy Lee; Wanda's first marriage was to Jr. Wilkerson and
their children were Michele and Tara. Her second marriage was
to Tom Swingler.
Connie married Danny Allen and
they had daughter, Candice.
born in 1871.Clements married Alice Mary Pue in 1890. Clements
farmed and ranched on land that was joined by the old Whitley
Ranch, now known as the Dixie Dude Ranch. He hauled freight
with a wagon and team from Kerrville to Center Point and many
times made a trip all the way to San Antonio. In 1912, Clemens
started a molasses business. Clements and Alice Mary's
children were Henry Paul, John Valentine, Joseph Arthur, Mary
Josephine, Alice Clementine, August, twin boys Frank and Louis
(died at birth), Edward, Anthony Bernard, and Christian.
Clements died in 1964. Mary Alice died in 1967. Clements'
wife, Alice Mary, was the daughter of Arthur Pue Jr. and Mary
Minear. Col. J. H. McLeary of the San Antonio Express reported
in 1880 that Arthur Pue Jr. was killed by O. C. Marsh in a
gunfight outside the old Hay's Saloon in Bandera. Arthur Jr.
caught O. C. Marsh cheating in a card game. Marsh pulled his
pistol around in front of him. Arthur quickly drew his
revolver and told Marsh that he did not wish to hurt him. They
both walked over to the bar and talked for over an hour. Marsh
refused to smooth things over and left. Marsh got the drop on
Arthur and shot him twice in the back after he walked out of
the Hays Saloon. Despite being wounded, Arthur managed two
shots into O. C. Marsh who died instantly. Arthur Jr. died the
Continued from Thomas
Mazurek, April 28: Part 13 in a series of family histories published
to celebrate the 150th anniversary of St. Stanislaus Catholic
by Eleanora Dugosh
|Published May 5, 2005|
Helen was born
in 1895. She married Albert Jureczki in 1914. Albert died in
1960. Helen and Albert were the parents of seven children:
Leonard, Beatrice, Lloyd, Gervasius, Richard, Mildred, and
Charles. Helen and Albert’s children were featured in the
wife Mary with children, Henry, Sam and Lucy with Mary’s
mother, Annie Kalka.
Theadore as a
Joseph was born in 1897
and died in 1986. He married Helen Pyka in 1920. Joseph and
Helen were the parents of six children: Jeanetta, who married
John Adamietz and had five children: Gerald, Barbara, Mary,
John, and Michael who were featured in the Adamietz story;
Dorothy, who married Henry Adamietz and their 10 children were
Raymond, Sylvia, Thomas, Margaret, Dorothy, Rita, Constance,
Henry, Bryan, and Bernice who were also featured in the
Adamietz story; Joseph Jr. married Barbara Jaceshke and their
children were Stephen, Cheryl, Linda, and John. They live in
California; Helen married Elmer Bills and they had four
children: Susan, Michael Joseph, Edward, and Daniel. They also
live in California; Lawrence, a twin to Louis, married Gloria
Clark; Louis married Mitzie Schulte and their children were
Brenda, Linda, and Terry.
born in 1899 and died in 1983. He married Margaret Jureczki in
1920. They had five children: Elmyra, Thomas Jr., William,
Walter, and Margaret. Thomas Jr. married Shirley Hilliard and
their children were Thomas III, Carol, and Harold. William
married Joy Pyburn and they had a son, William
Stephen was born in 1901. He died in
1969 of congestive heart failure in St. Vincent’s Hospital in
Los Angeles, Calif. He was married to Frances
Frances was born in 1905, a twin
to Frank. Frances married John T. Kindla. Their children were
Rose Mary, John Joseph, Alfred, Thomas (Tommy), and Lois.
Frances and John T’s children were featured in the Kindla
Frank, Frances twin, was born in
1905 and died in 1991. He married Clara Mumbrum. They had a
daughter, Cynthia, who married Rudolph
Raymond was born in 1908. He
married Sarah Bell in 1946.
Mazurek, daughter of Thomas and Hedviga, was born about 1857.
Additional information has not been
Frances Mazurek, Fannie’s sister,
was born in Bandera about 1858 and never married. She died in
Theodore Mazurek, the son of
Thomas and Hedwiga, was born in 1863 and died in 1951. He
worked as a stonemason in Bandera, Kerrville and San Antonio.
Theodore married Mary Kalka in 1891. They were the parents of
10 children: Henry, Samuel, Bernice, Lucy, Matthew (died at
two-months), Remeigus, Rose, Annie (died at age 3), Ludovicus
and Amelia. Theodore was a cowboy going on many cattle drives
from San Antonio to Wyoming, leaving Mary and the children to
manage the farm on Indian Creek. Mary was a hard worker. She
made her own brooms using the long strands from a plant known
as the broom weed. Theodore worked as a stonemason in Bandera.
In 1915, Theodore moved his family to White Deer. They stayed
with the Vincent Haiduks until they found their own farm and
home. Theodore worked on a ranch with Billy-the-Kid. He was
almost killed by Billy the Kid, but the foreman prevented the
Henry was born in 1892 and died
in 1956. He married Mary Pyka in 1914. They owned a farm on
Julian Creek. Henry hauled freight in a wagon pulled by a team
of mules. A trip to San Antonio and back would take three
days, camping in San Geronimo at night. Henry and Mary were
the parents of eight children: Agatha, Stanley, Anna, Helen,
Fabian, Elizabeth, Wilfred, and Maria. Henry died in 1956.
Mary died in 1965.
Agatha was born 1915.
She worked at Buck’s, the first dude ranch in Bandera. She
married Raymond Batto in 1936. They had 11 children: Margie,
who died in a tragic accident, Mary Frances who died at birth,
John Henry, Raymond Jr., Bernard, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Theresa,
Shirley, Barbara, and Patricia.
Henry served with the International Voluntary Services in
Cambodia in the early 1960s. He met his wife, Lucis Ablao, in
the Philippians. They have two children, Eva and John
Raymond Jr. married Elizabeth Butts
and they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Marie. Elizabeth is
the assistant principal at Jourdanton High School, and Marie
is a band teacher at Bandera High
Bernard married Teresa Becker.
They live in Indiana and Paul teaches at DePauw University.
They had five children: Rachel, Nathan, Amos, Jeremiah, and
Betty married Roger Childs. Betty
is a teacher’s assistant at Alkek Elementary School in
Bandera. They had four children: Roger, Beth, Alice, and
Dorothy joined the Sisters of
Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1959. Dorothy taught school
in San Angelo. She was the Diocesan Coordinator of Religious
Education and currently operates The Gardens for the spiritual
enrichment of women.
Robert Helbert. Theresa moved away from Bandera and returned
after Robert died of cancer. Theresa served as the city
secretary for Bandera and is currently the assistant city
secretary for Helotes. Theresa and Robert had five children:
Mary, Kathleen, Robert Jr., Nicholas and
Shirley married Ray Pokorny and
they live in Pflugerville. Shirley is the assistant principal
at a Pflugerville elementary school. Shirley and Ray had four
children: Ryan, Celeste, Tara, and Cody.
Barbara is the library director for the City of Devine. She
married Thomas Jefferson and they have a daughter,
Patricia also lives in Pflugerville
and has two children, Andy and Laura.
Stanislaus (Stanley) was born in 1916. He served during WW II.
Stanislaus married Cosma Standford and they had a son,
Stephen. Later he married Ruth Gessup.
Anna Mae was born in 1918. She worked for Rosco Hays, the
county clerk of Bandera County. She married John Francis
(Dick) Evans. Anna Mae and Dick lived in Bandera and later
moved to Arkansas. They had six children born in Bandera:
John, Mary, Leo, Michael, Gordon, and Thomas. Thomas was
killed in a hunting accident in the early
Helen was born in 1920. She
worked in the Bandera Post Office. She later moved to Bovina.
Helen had a daughter, Mary Ann.
was born in 1921. He served in WW II. He was a farmer and a
rancher. He married Ouida "Bee" LaBit and moved to Boerne.
They raised six children: William, James, Fabian Jr., Ouida,
Marilyn, and Edward. Ouida died in 1996. Fabian died in
Elizabeth was born in 1924. She
also worked at the post office with her sister, Helen.
Elizabeth married Joe Hudak. Joe died in a hunting accident.
Elizabeth’s second marriage was to James Lassiter. They had
three children: Esther, James, and Mary
Wilfred was born in 1927. He
married Winnie McClendon. They moved to Arkansas where he
taught high school. Wilfred and Winnie raised five children:
Wilfred Jr., Joseph, Gerald, Malinda, and Mary
Marie was born in 1930. She
married Horace Rappold. They moved to Arkansas and raised 14
children: Richard, Margaret, Cecil, Thomas, Agatha, Anthony,
Helen, Norbert, Dorothy, David, Andrew, Elizabeth, Monica and
George. Norbert was ordained into the priesthood in
Samuel was born in 1894 and died
in 1954. He was a carpenter. Samuel married Frances Kalka in
1922, the daughter of Charles and Julia Kalka. They lived in
White Deer. They had five children: Kenneth, Wanda, Samuel
Jr., Lois, and Martha. Samuel died in 1954; Mary Frances died
Bernice was born in 1896. She
married Joseph Levine and they had five children: Eva,
William, Paulina, Esther, and Rachel. Bernice later married
Lucy was born in 1898 and
died in 1993. She married Emmit Pyka and they had two sons,
Louis and Matthew (who died in infancy).
Rose was born in 1902. She married Richard Hamlin and they had
Annie was born in 1905 and
died at age 3.
Lewis was born in 1908
and died in 1958. He had no children.
Amelia was born in 1910. She died in a car accident when she
was in her early
Purina Mills Game Day Workshop
Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m.
Varner, Purina Mills Wildlife Nutritionist
Bandera Ranch Store
by calling 830-796-3342
Kiwanis Club of Bandera County
of the Bandera High School Key Club
School Builders Club.
All You Can
Meal includes Beans,
Cole Slaw, Fish & Drink
Saturday, Feb. 25,
5 to 8 p.m.
Bandera Fire Department
$3 Child 12 &
All proceeds go
to support scholarship fund & community service projects.
more information about Kiwanis, call 830-510-4649 or 830-796-9194
Western Heritage Cowboy Church Invites the Community to meet
us at The RANCH Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m.
Family Celebration of
Texas Independance Day
Dinner, Family events, Entertainment and more!
Serving from 11 a.m. 'til
7146 FM 1283 ¥ Lakehills
Behind Lakehills Library
Look for the Red & White
Saturday, March 11
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lakehills Civic Center
(noon) - 3:00 p.m.
Rabies and DHLPP: $25
Rabies shots: $8
Microchipping available for
3917 St Hwy 16
& CONVENIENCE ITEMS
of Ice with purchase of 12 pac of beer or soda
132 LAKE COUNTRY
LAKEHILLS PIPE CREEK
Take Hwy. 16 to Pipe Creek, turn on FM 1283 toward Lakehills
and follow the Nate’s Scapes and Pottery World signs.
RJ’s BEVERAGE BARN
3917 St Hwy 16 S
5:30 am - 10:30 pm
GAS & CONVENIENCE
Free bag of Ice with purchase of 12 pac of beer or
Bandera Gun Club Inc.
Ranch Road 1077
Skeet • Rifle • Pistol • Trap
& Hunting Supplies
Guns • Ammo • Reloading Supplies
Concealed Handgun Instructor
Rosa’s Hair Studio
Hill Country Play &
SAFETY IS OUR FIRST
PRIORITY IN CARING FOR YOUR CHILD
State of the Art
Come see our
6:30 a.m. - 6:30
823 Main Street,
(Across from Wells Fargo
Don't Let Ball Moss get
your trees down!
This is the
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Our work is
Conversions and Productions
8-Super 8MM Film
Camcorder Tapes to DVD
Les Walker 830-796-4769
Texas Star Hotel
450 Frontier Town
For God and
A Christian and Veteran
Rosaries and First
Communion Sets, Bibles and Covers, Children's Bibles, Shield of
Armed Forces pin, caps, car ribbon magnets, items for
the military enthusiast.
Variety of residential and commercial
flags and poles.
10AM to 6PM TUE-SAT
Side Street Behind Post
331 Main Street
Hand Crafted Western Specialty
American Legion Post
Every Friday 7 p.m.
hall call 830-535-6810
Ranchers and Landowners
Association of Texas
For information leading to the arrest and conviction of any
person or persons committing crimes against its members/property or
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Financing & Warranties available up to 4 Years.
Post 157 hosts a
Community Flea Market
1st Saturday Every
For available spaces call
Bandera County has a
serious stray animal problem.|
Do your part to help those who
are helping the situation!
Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance
Animal Welfare Society of Bandera
God and Country
A Christian and
Veteran Gift Shop
Shields of Strength
Military styled ID tags (Dog
sports, military, police, firefighter, medic alert and veteran
Authorized for wear with military uniform.
to be customized for your church or unit.
Ask for free brochure
on history of Shields of Strength.
10AM to 6PM TUE-SAT
1310 Mulberry, Bandera
Behind Post Office
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