I retired from SBC in April 2001. I now work part-time for Sears. I also work part-time for a local utility contractor, and enjoy spending time each week volunteering with Austin Habitat for Humanity. In my spare time I still do a little handyman work. I also enjoy digital photography and HAM radio(WB5GPO).
Since 2001, I have worked on building my Family Tree beginning with information gathered from family records and rememberances. I have met several relatives and other helpful sources through FamilyTreeMaker.com and Ancestry.com who have helped me expand my knowledge. I have identified un-verified family history back to the 1400's on my mother's side of the family and have started verifying the information in this family history. Some of the names in this tree are: Rea, Simmons, Schwarz, Groshans, Ochsner, Peter, Zimmerman, Vasey, & Eddy.
If you have corrections, additions, or comments regarding the information in the reports & tree on this web site, please contact me.
If you have Rea/Rhea/Ray/Rae/Rey/Reay/Raye/Wray/McRae/McRea surname ancestors, please visit the 'Rea DNA Project' web site at: http://garyr50.tripod.com/Rea_Surname_DNA_Project.htm
- Rachael Rea (68 KB)
Rachel Rea headstone in Osage Cemetery, Coryell Cnty., TX
- Cemetery Grave Markers I (382 KB)
Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin, TX.Pleasant View Cemetery, Troy, TX.Harris Creek Cemetery, McGregor, TX.Osage Cemetery, Osage, TX.
- Rev. & Mrs. J. Leonard Rea (35 KB)
- Cemetery Grave Markers II (401 KB)
Killeen Cemetery, Killeen, TX.Pottsville Cemetery, Pottsville, TX.Three cemeteriers in Hamilton, TX.
- Central Texas Map (364 KB)
Texas Highway Map
- James L. Rea, Jr. (3 KB)
Jim Rea, Austin, TX
- Dennis H. Rea meets Dennis A. Rea (176 KB)
July 22, 2002
- Arthur & Lenore Schwarz (33 KB)
"Our Wedding Picture" taken on the hospital train
- Rev. J. Leonard Rea (29 KB)
Rev. J. Leonard Rea
- George & Annie Simmons (71 KB)
George Nail Simmons (1854-1941) and Annie Mays Simmons (1862-1938) in Harlingen, TX.
- Mary Ann (Schwarz) Rea (3 KB)
Ann Rea (1998)
- Capt. Lewis Peter (32 KB)
WW-II P-51 Fighter Pilot in England
- Map of the area around Edenkoben, Germany (373 KB)
Map of S.W. Germany including Edenkoben & Landau - origin of ancestors in the Schwarz line from the 1500's.
- George Simmons Family (61 KB)
George Simmons Family in Nocona, TX. (1910)
- Harvey H. Vasey (25 KB)
Harvey Vasey, Saginaw, MI
- Map of the area around Odessa, Russia (424 KB)
Map of Odessa, Russia area where Schwarz ancestors imagrated from Germany.
- Sarah Jane Rea Obituary (75 KB)
Sarah Jane (Young) Rea
- Pearl E. (Eddy) Vasey (3 KB)
Pearl Vasey, Saginaw, MI
- James L. Rea Jr. (194 KB)
High School Senior - 1938Stephen F. Austin High - Austin, TX
- Mike Rea Family on Vacation (25 KB)
Mike, Kristina, Steven, and Susan Rea vacationing on Maui in May 2001.
- Michael J REA - July 2000 (17 KB)
Michael J Rea - the author of this site
- Arthur Schwarz (36 KB)
Arthur Schwarz as a young man