I understand it's hard to get history straight even when you live in the same counties. I find even in the record books names can be misspelled so if you're not real careful you can miss things.Uncle Newt was most colorful. The whole family is actually. I've many stories in my head that grandma told me. I've even wrote a few down. They even had calling cards that they'd leave for each other.Great grandpa George, brother of Newt, died in a fire in 1941. Grandma always believed it was set by her brother in law Fred Hamilton. I've been out to where the old homestead was when I was about 7-8 with grandma. We had a picnic there where she said they always went fishing and had picnics. If you are interested go to www.webshots.com and put in dclausen100 in the search area. I've posted quite a few family photos on there for anyone to look at and download. I enjoy sharing the family history from this branch. I was born in Refugio County and lived most of my life in Victoria. That is the main reason I was able to get lots of this branches history. Have a good day.