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The James & Peggy Finger Family of Texas

Updated March 10, 2009

James Reily Finger

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We are searching for data on the families who settled the town of D'Hanis, Texas, in 1847, the last of four colonies founded by Henri Castro. These families emigrated from Alsace (France) and from Germany. Any additional data we can find is appreciated, and we are happy to share what we have. We invite inquires and comments from anyone who is interested in this.

We have listed genealogy reports on the families Finger, Rothe and Nester. There is much overlap among these families. We have limited data on the Carle family, and are trying to collect more.

We would also like to find data on the family of Andreas Dorsch from northern Bavaria. His son, August, emigrated to the U.S.A. in the 1920s. Sons Josef and Johanes remained in the Wurzburg and Bonn areas.

Prominent names in our data base that we would like to expand or find additional data on are:
Batot (Batto), Bendele, Carle, Dorsch, Enderle, Finger, Fohn, Koch, Langfeld, Lutz, Nehr, Nester, Ney, Poerner, Reily, Rothe, Weynand, Wolff, Zerr, Zinsmeyer

The Genealogy Report on Jean Finger, born 1630, is data as far back as we have data. This includes the data on Francois Joseph Finger who emigrated with his son Joseph to Texas in 1847. Francois Joseph is found in generation number 6 in this report. This report traces the Finger family who remained in Alsace until 1970. (Updated March 8, 2001.)

My personal seb site can be found at More genealogy info may be found there, including a list of burials in two cemeteries in D'Hanis, Holy Cross and St. Dominic.

Ancestor Tree of Joseph Finger (born 1843) traces his Finger lineage back to 1630, compliments of our cousins in Alsace, Edouard and Marie Jeanne Finger. (Created June 9, 2004.)

Most of the Rothe family tree is the result of work by Cheryl Cox De Salme. She publishes the Rothe Rambles approximately quarterly, and collects information on the family tree. Her family tree effort was started by her father, Horace Cox.

Genealogy Reports were updated as of:
Francois Joseph Finger - June 16, 2007
Cheistopher Gottlieb Heinrich Rothe - March 10, 2009
Martin Nester - April 16, 2007

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