Medina County Texas History and Genealogy - presented by Genealogy Trails

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Medina County, Texas

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My name is Diana and I am the volunteer county coordinator for the Medina County, Texas Genealogy Trails site.  My great, great, great grandfather, Reuben C. Smith, was scalped by Comanche Indians in Medina County on April 15, 1864 on a ranch near Hondo, Medina County, Texas. I live in the county directly to the east (Bexar) in San Antonio. I dedicate my efforts and time to those early families of Medina County who often times paid the ultimate price to settle this frontier area in the early 1800's.

Please feel free to email me to share any information you may have on Medina County, Texas. We are looking for stories, photos, newspaper articles, obituaries, biographies, marriage notices, death notices, birth notices, and any other sort of interesting information. Please include the reference(s) when available so that we maintain a valuable and trustworthy source of information for those researching their genealogy.

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Volunteer Information Page and contact Kim.

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We regret that we cannot perform personal research.


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Website Updates:
Mar 2015:
Obits:  Gregory P. Devine
Nov 2014:
Biography for Francis M. Long
Feb 2014:
Biographies for Walter Benjamin Adams, James M. Bright, George W. Brown, James R. Evans, MD, John H. Finger, Herman E. Haass, James W. Heath, John A. Kercheville, James C. Thompson
Events:  Trailing Indians
Obits:  Dr. J. A. Jones
Jan 2014:
Family Stories:  Joseph Ney
Dec 2013:
Two articles concerning the early History of Medina County
Obits:  Mrs. Agnes Becker, Capt. Charles De Montel, Gustave Koening, Mary Hedwig Uhr
Early Officials of Medina County (Report from 1890)
Sep 2013:
News:  Ledger and Texan, San Antonio, June 13, 1857, HORSE-THIEF CAUGHT; Dallas Morning News, Feb 29, 1924, YOUNG MAN KILLED AS PIECE OF DERRICK FALLS; Ledger and Texan, San Antonio, August 17, 1859, TARDE'S HOTEL; Flake's Bulletin, Galveston, April 16, 1867, FROM THE FRONTIER; Dallas Morning News, December 28, 1908, MEXICAN WAR VETERAN AND CASTRO COLONIST; Dallas Morning News, May 4, 1936, RETIRED STOCKMAN DIES; Dallas Weekly Herald, February 10, 1866, MILLER KILLED BY INDIANS

Aug 2013:
Family Stories:  Lewis L. White
Obits:  Carroll Dennis Biediger, Elmer Adolph Biediger, Raymond John Biediger, Richard A. Biediger, Manuel Schuchart, Benhardt Schueling, Sr.
July 2013: News: Civilian and Gazette Weekly, Galveston, Tuesday Morning, November 3, 1857, SKETCHES OF WESTERN TEXAS,Galveston Daily News, February 18, 1896, TWO DEATHS AT HONDO CITY
June 2013:
Family Stories:  Moore Family; Reuben C. Smith Family
Obits:  Mrs. Eleanor D. (Getter) Anderson, William Benjamin Weber, Joseph Alford Weber, Josephine Hardt Woerner, Mrs. Ann Pietsch Wunderlich, Frankie Parks Wyatt, Mrs. Sybilla Bendele Weiss, Myra Stawn Weiss, Emil Weiss, Margarete N. Weiss, Thomas H. Weiss


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