Looking for ancestor information for Fabian Heitzman, Sr., born 1/20/1844-45 in Baden, Germany, and died 10/24/1892 in St. Thomas Parish, Pilot Point, Texas.He married Frances ?, born 2/5/1854 in Wisconsin and died 12/13/1932 in St. Thomas Parish, Pilot Point, Texas.
After Fabian and Frances married, they went to Kansas.An infant daughter was born and died there.They also had two sons there; Lawrence (7/18/1878 - 9/15/66) and Fabian, Jr. (9/4/1880 - 12/24/1957).Later they moved to the State of Washington.There they had another son, Frank (7/25/1891 - 3/9/1969).
The 1880 Kansas Census for Washington County lists Fabian, Frances, Thos (?) as brother, and Afre as sister-in-law.
Fabian, Sr. heard about how great the area of North Texas was, so he went there alone to find a place.He planned to send for his wife and sons but he died before they arrived.He was the first parishioner to be buried in the St. Thomas Cemetery.