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Klutts family album on ebay - William Monroe Klutts - TX Posted by: Pam Long (ID *****0417) Date: August 21, 2005 at 09:03:15 of 149
I do a lot of genealogy myself and find there is nothing sadder than old photo albums treasures that are no longer in the hands of their families. As part of my genealogy search and also the fact that I run across ebay all the time, I have made a point of when on ebay if I find a family connection to any postings I have found I make sure that it is posted on genforum. I have no connection to the seller or the family.
Klutts Family History with Photos vintage handwritten not a reproduction! very rare! historical treasure Item number: 5606975080
auction ends today, and I just found it. However, I do think that this might be connected to your family
This is a handwritten history covering the Klutts family in Texas for almost an entire century. It includes photographs from the late 1800's through 1972, complete with names, anecdotes and dates. There are even hand-drawn maps of where homes and farms were, including Friendship Community in Rockwall county. This book was assembled in 1949, and is very detailed. The Klutts family located in Terrell, Rockwall, Corsicana, and Friendship Community along Hackberry Creek in Rockwall County, TX. There are stories of childhood adventures and misadventures. It reads like a Little House on the Prairie story. Wonderfully vivid memories and histories. Small excerpts: "I was born on a farm January 17, 1889 in the Friendship Community about 8 miles east of the town of Rockwall, county seat of the county of Rockwall, state of Texas. "
"The Friendship Community at the time of my birth consisted of a cotton gin and a one room schoolhouse on the eastern bank of Hackberry Creek at the intersection of Rockwall Rd and the Chisolm-Royce City Road."
"The gin burned down about 1897. The school house was rebuilt about 1918, but has since been torn down or moved and the school ground that was originally donated by a Mr. Dean, is now being cultivated in cotton."
"Our home was just across the street west of the Terrell Baseball Field and had an upstairs veranda. And I remember that when the Terrell Ball Club played at home we would sit on the upstairs veranda and watch the ball game. Also, Ringling Brothers Circus would set up tents in the ball park in October and have their annual performance there.