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Need pre-1926 information on the Dierschke and Seidel families. (1926 and later is in the Texas Birth Records.) Pauline Seidel (b. about 1845), wife of Joseph Franz Dierschke, was my great-aunt. My grandfather Paul was only 4 when the family arrived in Nov. 1867 at Galveston. Pauline (Seidel) and Joseph Dierschke traveled on the same ship and already had two little girls. They accompanied her parents Joseph and Magdalena (Matschke) Seidel to America from Friedberge, Prussia and first settled in Austin Co., TX, moving to Moulton in Lavaca County in 1875. In the 1890's the Dierschke family lived in or near Coy City in Karnes County and some of the children married into families in the Runnels/Tom Green counties area. I'd like to know who Pauline and Joseph's 10 children married and who the children of those unions were. Many of Joseph and Magdalena Seidel's 9 children and numerous grandchildren scattered from Lavaca county. They moved to Bexar, Comal, Bastrop, Tom Green, Runnels, Guadalupe and DeWitt counties. By the way, I'm not as ancient as it would seem. :~) My grandfather arrived more than 20 years into his parents' marriage, my dad arrived 24 years after his parents married, and I was born in the 16th year of my parents marriage. Thank goodness we can finish our families sooner now! Thanks to anyone who takes the time to help with my quest!