S: Barbara Esgen Stieren
BC: Mom's Legacy Wendy,Amy,George,Lisa,Kelly Prepared by Wendy Stieren Wirth
FC: Barbara Esgen Stieren May 14, 1932 - April 25, 2011 "Let your Gentleness Be known"
1: " I feel blessed to have known Barbara. To have her, as well as Wendy and Kelly, as our neighbor(s) was the best anyone could wish for. I always felt welcomed in her home and I especially hold dear all the times she included me in Your adventures at the club, ranch and lake. Great and special memories. She'll continue to have a place in my heart as one of the revered adults of my childhood. May the peace that comes from your memories Comfort you" All my Love, Diane Lohman Estes
2: Esgen Family Tree
5: Alice Pennock Born the 30th day of August in 1776 she married Timothy Gruwell on January 6, 1803, in Goose Creek, Bedford Co., Virginia and died on the 25 of April 1868. She was the mother of John Pennock Gruwell. Our Great Great Great Grandfather | Timothy Gruwell son of Peter Gruwell, Peter Gruwell fought in the American Revolution which makes us again Sons/and daughters of the American Revolution
6: John Pennock Gruwell, our 3rd Great Grandfather, born 1810 died 1896, married Sarah Miller. Their Daughter was Anne Eliza Gruwell, Great Great Grandmother, she married Judge John Kelly Johnson who in turn had Elizabeth Johnson, our Great Grandmother, who married Fredrick Weaver Esgen our Great Grandfather ( our Mother's Paternal side)
7: Anne Eliza Johnson was Alice Pennock Gruwell's daughter, she was Born on December 18, 1840 in Columbiana, Ohio and she died March 5, 1928 in Mahaska, Iowa. She married Judge John Kelly Johnson | Judge John Kelly Johnson was born on August 22, 1841 in Greene, Ohio he was the son of Abijah Johnson and Elizabeth Bailey. He married Ann Eliza on April 27, 1871 in Mahaska, Ohio. He died in 1894 in Oskaloosa Mahaska, Iowa
8: Elizabeth Johnson Our Great Grandmother, daughter of Ann Eliza and Judge John Kelly Johnson Born January 1, 1873 in Iowa. She Married Fred Esgen in 1897. Later died on March 10, 1956 in Los Angeles. She is the Daughter of Judge John Kelly Johnson and Ann Eliza Gruwell, the Granddaughter of Abijah Johnson and Elizabeth Bailey (paternal side). Her Great Grandmother was Rebecca O'Neall and Her Great Great Great Grandparents were Abijah O'Neill and Anne Kelly. Abijah O'Neal's biography is in a book "Biographies with Warren county Ohio Connections" (as a side note she is wearing her engagement ring from Fred Esgen that Mother lost at a dance in college.)
9: "Biographies with Warren County Connections" Abijah and George T O'Neal in Ohio "A.P. & G.T. O'Neall, farmers; P.O. Waynesville. In the early settlement of Wayne Township among the first and most prominent of pioneer families, we find the O' Neall family demands and extended and especial consideration. The genealogy of this family we are able to trace to early in the eighteenth century to one Hugh O'Neall (6th Great Grandfather), of Irish birth, born at Shane's Castle, county Antrim, Ireland. He was a midshipman in the British Navy, and was in service in the American colonies, but became dissatisfied with the service and determined to leave it, and, in pursuance of the resolve, while in the Delaware River, he jumped overboard and swam to the shore. From this time he had no communication with his family; he altered the spelling of his name by changing the letter (e) at the end of his name to (L). He settled in Maryland and married Ann Cox(GGGGGG Grandmother), whose father was a Captain in King William's army at the battle of the Boyne. His son William O'Neal (GGGGG Grandfather) married Mary Frost (GGGGG Grandmother), who as well as himself, was a member of the Society of Friends. He moved from Virginia to South Carolina and settled on Mudlick Creek, Laurens District; thence he moved to Bush River, Newbury District. He was the father of six sons and one daughter; the eldest son, Abijah, being the grandfather of our subject he married Anna Kelly (their daughter was Rebecca O'Neall). About 1797, he made a visit to this Western County, on horseback, prospecting for land and a location; there were then seven families in Waynesville and while here one of his horses was stolen, as is supposed, by a half breed Frenchman; he returned home and he and Samuel Kelly purchased 3,000 acres of land to located in Warren County, situated on the east side of the little Miami River, immediately north of Caesar's Creek. In 1799, Mr. O'Neall, with his family left South Carolina and came to this county to occupy his land; he settled where Mr. Graham now resides, his tract embracing a large scope of land where the village of Corwim is now located, he being the first settler east of the little Miami River. The next year, or in 1800, Mr. Kelly came and located where his son Samuel still resides. Mr. O'Neall remained where he first located till his death, May 19 1823, aged 61 years; his wife died April 21, 1831 aged 73. They had eight children; seven grew to maturity all married and raised families except one the oldest who died with out issue. Mr. O'Neall was a more than ordinary man, firm and unyielding in his principles, yet kind-hearted and free almost to fault giving a helping hand to every neighbor who needed assistance. He was the leading spirit in the business community, and being a good server, he had much of that work to do, and bought and sold large amounts of land for
10: continued himself and others; and, as he was the first settler in this neighborhood, so he was first in activity and first as a useful and worthy citizen." Rebecca O'Neall, daughter of Abijah O'Neall (GGGG Grandfather) and Anna Kelly O'Neall (GGGG Grandmother) was born 23rd of September in 1796. She married a man with the last name Johnson. She died on the 1st of April in 1845 having given birth to a son Abijah Johnson (G.G.G. Grandfather). He was born on the 17th of June 1815, in Warren, Ohio. Abijah married Elizabeth Bailey(G.G.G. Grandmother) from Virginia on the 22nd of September in 1836 in Dover, Ohio. Mr. Abijah Johnson(G.G.G. Granfather) died in 1882 in California after he had buried his wife Elizabeth Bailey Johnson (G.G.G. Grandmother) in 1870. Their son was Judge John Kelly Johnson (G.G. Grandfather). The Judge's daughter Elizabeth Sarah Johnson (Esgen) was Barbara and Corinne's Grandmother. Our Great Grandmother paternal side)
11: Shane's Castle in Antrim County, Ireland | Birthplace of Hugh O'Neale(l) our 6th Great Grandfather married Ann Cox whose father was Captain in King William's Army at the Battle of Boyne. interesting tidbit: They settled in Maryland after Hugh jumped ship on the Delaware River being dissatisfied with his placement in the British Navy as a midshipman working for the colonies.
12: Elizabeth Sarah Johnson Mother of Weinand Kelly Esgen. Our Great Grandmother, pictured here, with Weinand Kelly She was Wife of Fred Esgen whose family made their way from Germany. His story to come but back to Elizabeth Johnson's Father. Judge John Kelly Johnson.
13: " A Narrative of History of the People of Iowa with Special treatment of their Chief Enterprises in education, Religion, valor, industry, business, Etc. by Edgar Rubey Harlan, LL. B., A.M. Curator of the Historical, Memorial and Art Department of Iowa Volume IV The American Historical Society, InC. Chicago and New York 1931" "Judge J. Kelly Johnson was a son of Abijah and Elizabeth (Bailey) Johnson, the former of whom was born in Warren County, Ohio, a representative of one of the sterling pioneer families of that section of the Buckeye State, and the latter of whom was born in Virginia, whence she accompanied her parents to Ohio. Abijah Johnson gained success both as a farmer and a Merchant. In 1854, when removal was made to Oskaloosa, Iowa. He continued as one of the honored pioneer citizens of this community until 1881, when his impaired health led him to remove to California, where his death occurred in the following year, his wife having died in that state likewise. They became the parents of eight children: Sylvia B.,J. Kelly Micajah D., Rebecca O., Overton A., Henry and Anna. Of the number Warren C., is the only Survivor" (1931)
14: Fred Weaver Esgen Born 1872 in Oskaloosa, Iowa His Father, Wienand Esgen was the earliest Paternal American ancestor bearing the Family name. He came to America From Dabringhausen, Germany in 1857. He married Sabine Weaver in 1863. She was also of German Descent. They had 3 Children but only 2 survived to adulthood. Wienand began a company with a mister Siebel with flouring and woolen mills under the firm style Siebel and Esgen.The business gradually developed along safe and substantial lines till in and or around 1892 when Wienand retired.
15: Wienand's Wife died one year before retirement and is buried in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Co., Iowa at Forest Cemetary, she was 51 years old. She is buried near an Esgen Monument with her 20 year old Daughter Leha Esgen born 1866, died 1886. A son Chas Esgen born 1868, died 1869, age 1 and Leta Esgen Born 1883, Died 1886 at 3 years of Age. I have two different records stating that Weinand was buried in California (Ancestry.com) and another (Iowa War Records,and individual burial Record) stating he was buried next to Sabine in Oskaloosa, Forest Cemetary with the rest of the Esgen's. He was 79 or 80 according to which record you choose. Died in 1918 or 1919.
16: FRED ESGEN'S PARENTS WEINAND AND SABINE (WEAVER)ESGEN, WEINAND CAME FROM GERMANY
17: Fredrick Esgen, Father of Weinand Kelly Esgen Our Great Grandfather, a real estate investor in 1915 | He was Born in Iowa and Died in California (or Iowa). He Married Elizabeth Johnson in1894
18: Elizabeth Johnson Esgen in 1950's with her two Children Sabine (or Aunt Beanie) and Weinand, with his daughter Connie (or Corinne) and the first Grandchild. Back row Wallace McGee, Julius Hydrick, Connie Hydrick, Middle Row, Elizabeth Esgen, Sabine Esgen Williams, Weinand Esgen, Fred Williams, in the Front is Little miss Julia Hydrick. Not Pictured Mother and Grandmother Francis. | Elizabeth Esgen with Julia and Connie Hydrick, Granddaddy Esgen. The photo was taken at Grandmother and Granddaddy's home in San Antonio, Texas on Luther Drive.
19: Weinand Kelly Esgen Born in Eldora, Hardin, Co. April 28, 1898 to Fred Weaver Esgen and Elizabeth Sarah Johnson. Married Dorothy Jeanette Rogers in Los Angeles 1923, in the Congregational Church.
22: Dorothy Jeanette Rogers Wedding Photo Left to Right Monette Haskell, Sabine Weaver, Dorothy Rogers Esgen, Corinne Rogers
23: Dorothy Jeanette Rogers Esgen our Grandmother born September 11, 1899, St. Louis, Missouri died April 26, 1947, Houston, Texas | Neighbor friend with Dorothy and Mary in St. Louis
26: Josiah Green Rogers | Father of Dorothy born est. 1872 in Missouri his father was born in Massachusetts and mother in Kentuckey but I cannot find his birth certificate. On a Census in 1880 where he is said to be 8 and attending school living only with his mother, Mary S. Rogers born around 1852
27: nicknamed "Papa Jo" in 1899 he is listed as having a job as a Jewelry Salesman working for Ethel's Father William Haskell who owned a Jewelry and Engraving store in St. Louis, Missouri. Census for 1910 and 1920 has him living in Los Angeles, California. Where on a Letter Head in 1932 states he bacame a manufacturers Representative. He and Ethel were married in about 1899 at the age of 27. They had Dorothy Jeanette Rogers in 1899 and a sister Mary C. Rogers born in 1902. I would guess that Mary's middle name is Corinne
28: William H. Haskell with Dorothy Jeanette Rogers
29: July 21, 1932 To whom it may Concern. Should anything happen to me on this trip. I have the following Insurance $2000.00 in the Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co. (See Mr. Ray) The Policies are back to the home office in Milwaukee and the script for both of these are in the Safe Deposit Box. Against them is a loan of $500.00 due later part of this year. Also $1000.00 in the Pacific Mutual Life Ins. Co. against which is a $300.00 loan due next July. This policy is in the Safe Deposit Box with the indorsement on it. Also, I have a $1000.00 certificate for 10 shares of Koke Slaudt and Co. Stock deposited with them (Mr. Russell) against which there is a $300.00 payment Mr. Slandt has promised to buy this stock and has paid to date the $300.00. Also there are 144 shares of Schlage Lock Stock of San Francisco purchased from Mr. Al Beuard of 704 Market St., San Francisco. All of which I leave to my wife Mrs. Ethel C. Rogers. She is to disperse of my other things as she sees fit. J.G. Rogers
30: Ethel Corinne Haskell Born in Missouri on August 22, 1977. Census 1880 lists her 3 years old in Saint Louis, Missouri. She Married Josiah Green Rogers in 1899. Her Father was William Haskell and mother was Mary Austin. | She and Papa Jo lived in Missouri till around 1910 according to Census and moved to California around 1920 Census. She died in California on August 23, 1959 at 82 years of age.
31: Mary C Rogers | 3952 Lexington Ave. St. Louis City, Missouri | Dorothy and Mary with nanny on front steps of House | Dorothy and Mary
33: Papa Jo holding Barbara
34: Aunt Connie and Mother in Houston when Granddaddy Moved to Houston, 1932, with his job as a Geological Scout in charge of the files of N. Central Texas under E. Holman | Dorothy Jeanette with her two daughters Corinne Ann and Barbara. Approx. 1940 Mother 8 and Connie 18 years of age approx. This picture might have been taken before Granddaddy went to work for Standard Oil Co. where he was head of Exploration Department in Egypt.
35: born CorinneAnn Esgen in July 4, 1924 in California a year after Granddaddy and Dorothy were married. At that time Granddaddy worked as a Welder Manager for Cisco Boiler and Welding Co. (half owner) | Connie with Doll held in Wendy Stieren Wirth's Doll cases as a collector of Dolls (2011) | our Famous Aunt Connie with the 4th of July Sparklers! Xugs!
36: Cousin Freddie, Corinne Ann, Barbara, and Cousin Anne | Aunt Connie and Mother in their Childhood Photos.
37: Our MotherBarbara Esgen born May 14, 1932 in Abilene, Texas. Mother on Blanket taken in Houston June 1932 | Barbara's Birthday with family and friends. Barbara 2nd from right standing next to cousin Freddie | cousin Anne and Barbara and cousin Fred.ie
38: Cousin Anne, Cousin Freddie (Aunt Beanie's Son) and Mom | Fred Esgen Williams Sabine (Aunt Beanie's) Williams Son | Mother and Cousin Anne with Santa in Sleigh.
39: Barbara Esgen | age 16 Cairo | in London 1946 | Age eleven
40: Sisters | Graduation from University of Texas, President of Pi Phi
41: Mother, Sigma Chi Sweetheart at University of Texas | Barbara Esgen University of Texas and Pi Phi Batchler of Arts in English
42: CORINNE ANNE AND JULIUS HYDRICK ON THEIR WEDDING DAY
44: GRANDMOTHER FRANCIS TANQUERY MCGEE ESGEN NUTTON WEINAND's SECOND WIFE | THEY WERE SAID TO HAVE BEEN HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS AND MOTHER LOVED HER NEW BROTHER WALLACE MCGEE
45: WIENAND KELLY ESGEN WAS BORNAPRIL 28, 1898, IN ELDORA, IOWA. HE MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY AT AN EARLY AGE TO CLAIFORNIA AND GRADUATED FROM STANFORD UNIVERSITY IN 1921 WITH A B.A. DEGREE. DURING THE SUMMERS IN HIS COLLEGE YEARS, HE CAME TO TEXAS AND WORKED IN THE OIL FIELDS AT RANGER AND BRECKENRIDGE. UPON GRADUATION, HE RETURNED TO NORTH TEXAS AND WENT TO WORK FOR A THEN RATHER SMALL, INDEPENDENT OIL FIRM KNOW AS HUMBLE OIL COMPANY. HIS FIRST JOB WITH HUMBLE WAS GETTING GEOLOGICAL SAMPLES ON HORSEBACK. ESGEN WAS SOON DISTRICT GEOLOGIST AND LIVED IN CISCO, TEXAS, FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. HE SUBSEQUENTLY BECAME CHIEF GEOLOGIST FOR HUMBLE. HE LEFT HUMBLE IN THE LATE 1930'S AND WITH MR. LEON MANRY AND MR. STUART SHEARER FORMED TRINITY PETROLEUM COMPANY, ESGEN BEING THE FIRST PRESIDENT. TRINITY WAS SUCCESSFUL IN OBTAINING PRODUCTION IN TEXAS AND LOUISIANA. AFTER SOME YEARS WITH TRINITY, ESGEN WENT TO WORK FOR BRITISH AMERICAN AND ESTABLISHED A NUMBER OF REGIONAL EXPLORATION OFFICES ALONG THE GULF COAST. SHORTLY AFTER WORLD WAR II, HE LIVED IN CAIRO, EGYPT FOR A TIME AND WAS IN CHARGE OF OIL EXPLORATION IN EGYPT FOR STANDARD OIL OF NEW JERSEY, LATER WORKING OUT OF A LONDON OFFICE FOR THAT COMPANY. SINCE THE EARLY 1950'S ESGEN FOLLOWED THE OCCUPATION HE MOST ENJOYED, THAT OF THE INDEPENDENT OIL PRODUCER AND WILDCATTER. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS, THE SOUTH TEXAS GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
46: MOTHER AND AUNT CONNIE FOR MOTHER'S BIRTHDAY PARTY, UNCLE WALLY WITH MOTHER AND MOTHER AS SHE HEADED OF TO MOUNT VERNON FOR COLLEGE.
47: IN LONDON WHEN MOM AND DAD MET! LEFT TO RIGHT ARTHUR T. STIEREN, JR., ELIZABETH "BETTY STIEREN, ELIZABETH HUTH COATES "MAMACITA", BARBARA ESGEN AND WALLACE MCGEE
50: I believe Mom went to California in the send off? | Arthur Tewes Stieren,Jr. after graduation from Yale left to go fight in the Korean War
51: Marriage on September 2,1953 St. Marks Chapel Reception following San Antonio Country Club
52: After they married they moved to Boston for a time while Dad went to Harvard Business School. Arthur then purchased from George Hunter Coates a portion of the El Negro Ranch in Gillett, Texas George Coates was Dad's Step-Father but to us he was our Grandfather and we called him "Papacita"
53: In September of 1954 they had their first child a daughter | At the time of her birth they were living in some apartments on Broadway around the 5231 Block. They began building their house in Gillett.
54: Lisa Dorothy Stieren September 28, 1954
57: Then along came George Louis Stieren, I Born June 7, 1957
58: Loving Lisa
59: George and Hunter Roberts our First Cousin, Elizabeth "Betty" Stieren Roberts son. | Lisa and George in their early years at Mamacita and Papacita's home on 133 Thelma Drive for Christmas and at the El Negro Ranch in Gillett Texas | Gentle George | Then......
60: Trouble......... | On September 16, 1959 Wendy Barbara Stieren was Born
62: And not long after that sweet Kelly Elizabeth Stieren January 8, 1961 | Not really, the gift comes later | Kelly on the couch with Grandmother Esgen and Patrick McGee, Uncle Wally and Aunt Sunbeams First child
63: Kelly Elizabeth Stieren born January 8, 1961
64: So as they say the party began! Four Children under 6 years of age. WoW Mom looks great!!!
65: Christmas 1963 at 133 Thelma Drive San Antonio, Texas
68: Christmas 1962 133 THELMA DRIVE SAN ANTONIO TEXAS
69: CHRISTMAS AT MAMACITA AND PAPACITA'S 1964
75: WITH OUR COUSINS: JULIA AND ANNE HYDRICK AUNT CONNIE AND UNCLE JULIUS'S GIRLS
76: UNCLE WALLY MCGEE MARRIES AUNT SUNBEAM (MOTHER AND CONNIE'S STEP BROTHER, THE SON OF FRANCIS ESGEN)
77: YEAH!!!! MORE COUSINS! | PATRICK MCGEE | KATIE MCGEE | AND JIM MCGEE
78: ABOUT THE TIME THAT JIM MCGEE WAS BORN SO WAS OUR BABY SISTER WE WERE ALL SO EXCITED! WHAT A BLESSING! | AMY ESGEN STIEREN BORN NOVEMBER 29, 1968 MOM ATE TOO MUCH ON THANKSGIVING THE DAY BEFORE OR SO THATS WHAT THEY SAID!
80: So now we are Five! Ready for some great Family time!
81: So Big!!!
82: Amy The Baby!
84: Christmas 1977 300 Alemeda Circle San Antonio, Texas Mamacita and Sam's House
86: Christmas 1969 Wow what cute cousins and family 133 Thelma Drive Mamacita and Papacita's House
88: Thomas Will Tommy Lisa Gretchen Teri, George Chase Amy Gage Scarlett Laura Wendy Heather, Brian Cori,Gillian,Dillon Sam, George Landry Butcher Arthur Tate Wally Missing: Emily Perryman, Jim, Kelly, Wilson, Corinne, Amy | Thomas, Scarlett Will Laura Tommy Heather Laundry, Tate Wendy Butcher Lisa, Wally Missing; Chase Wirth and Emily Perryman
89: Gretchen Cori, Terri Gillian, Dillon Chase, Sam Brian George Arthur Amy, George Gage Missing: Kelly, Jim, Wilson, Corinne, Amy
90: Emily and Chase, plus Ellie at 4th of July Celebration In Fort Worth, Texas, 2012 Chase Christmas 2012 Emily and Ellie Thanksgiving 2011
91: Corinne, Wilson and Amy Wilson's Graduation May 2012
92: Lisa and her Family | Lisa and Wally Cox Heather Hardeman and Butcher Cox 2013
93: George and his Family | Brian and Gretchen Stieren O'Gorman Teri and George Stieren Gillian and Arthur Stieren Dillon and Cori
94: Wendy and Her Family | Laura and Will | Thomas and Scarlett with Landry and Tate, Wendy and Tommy Chase and Emily
95: Kelly and her Family | Kelly and Jim Wilson, Corinne, and Amy
96: Amy and her Family | Chase and Amy Gage, Sam and George
97: Dorothy Jeanette Rogers was interred October 11, 1979 By Whom? Great Mistery | Who can solve the mystery?
98: Through the years Mom was the best, always there, always listening, a little stubborn, a Calm Spirit, a little negative, Patient, Kind, always teaching.