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Aryanna A Lips



Aryanna A Lips was born in Sep 1855 in Hell Gate, DeWitt, Texas.1 She is listed as living with the family in the 18602 and 18703 census records.

On 24 June 1874, Aryanna married Martin Broers,4 the youngest son of Schweer and Deepke Saathoff Broer.5 In 1875 they were living in Goliad where their first child, Mamie Blanche, was born.6 On the 1880 census the family had moved back to Gonzales and another child had been born to the family, John William.7 However, on the census Mamie is listed as Mary B. Martin's occupation was listed as a "machine agent."8

A third child, Charles Fredrick, was born in Gonzales on 24 Novemvber 1878.9 Just a few years later on 18 August 1884 John William died at the age of six years. There was mention of his death in the Gonzales Inquirer which read "Broers, John William, died, little son of M. Broers.10

Martin Broer was born 7 December 1851 in Gonzales,Texas. His parents, Schweer Broers and Deepke Saathoff, were born in Prussia. They immigrated to America in 1849 with their three children, Anna, Peter and Brower, landing in Old Indianola. That same year they went to Gonzales to make their home.11

Gonzales Inquirer mentions Martin Broers several times. He writes a letter to the editor of the newspaper on 1 March 1879,12 his name is on the Comm Court List on 2 March 1878,13 as petitioner on 16 March 1878, as signing a petition regarding prohibition on 17 May 1879,15 and as repairing sewing machines on 8 March 1879.16 He also appears in the newspaper on 20 June 1885.17 According to the obituary of Mamie Broer Rose, his daughter, in 1936, it states "..at the family home located on N. College Street just across from the City Cemetery...There her father conducted an apiary for years. One of the early specialist of this section in bee culture, he was a contributor to magazines in the east specializing in that industry. At the time of his death many years ago, announcement with a tribute on his contribution to the industry appeared in these publications." It is thought that perhaps the mention of her father was a mistake and should have said her step father, John W. Crawford, who was in the apriary business. 18 Martin Broers died in 1887 at the age of 36 and was buried in the Gonzales City Cemetery.19

On 28 February 1889, Aryanna married John W. Crawford in Gonzales.20 He had evidently been married previously also, for two of his sons lived with the couple at the time of the census of 1900. They were Charles F., born in February of 1881, age 19 and John A., born in March of 1884 age 16.21 This is somewhat confusing, since they have the same first names as Aryanna's and Martin Broers' sons. Their middle names and dates of birth, however, clearly identify them as John's children from a previous marriage. His occupation is apiary business and AryAnna's occupation is listed as "bees and honey." They are living on College Street.

In 1910. John W. and Aryanna are living on Hamilton Street in Gonzales. John is supporting them on his own income.22 The other children have left home. Mamie has married William H. Rose.23 Charles F. has married Clara B. Bertling.24 It is not known where the Crawford children are.
John W. was a candidate for Mayor in March 1916.25 He evidently did not win but did run for City Alderman of Gonzales and held that position for many terms.26
John W. and Aryanna continue to live in Gonzales on North Hamilton Street through 1920 and 1930. In 1930 they are living next door to Aryanna's nephew, Charles O. Broer and wife Josephine.27 Aryanna must have owned a small piece of land and sold it to her daughter, Mamie B. Rose, on 2 April 1924.28
John Wesley dies in December of 1932. An obituary in the 3 January 1933 issue of The Gonzales Inquirer stated that he was a former city alderman and was buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery on New Year's Day 1933. The funeral was conducted by "his pastor of the First Presbyterian Church."

J.W. Crawford Passes Away, Funeral Sun.

"Gonzales lost one of her venerable and warmly esteemed citizens this moring in the passing of J.W. Crawford, who died at the family residence on North Hamilton Street at 7:45. The end came following a short illness of flu-pneumonia. Mr. Crawford had been very feeble for some time and suffered an illness about a month ago and when it was ralized he had developed pneumonia little hope was held out for his recovery.
Surviving him are his wife, stepson, C.F. Broer of Harlingen, and a step daughter, Mrs. W.H. Rose of Yoakum. The latter was at his bedisde when the end came, coming up to care for him and Mrs. Crawford when they were taken ill.
Mr. Crawford was a native of Georgia and was born March 12, 1851, reaching the age of 81 years, 9 months and 19 days. He came to gonzales many years ago when a comparatively young man and here he passed the greater paret of his life.
For a number of terms Mr. Crawford was a member of the city council serving his ward as alderman and the city with the utmost faithfulness and efficiency.
He was probably the oldest member of the local I.O.O.F.Lodge and was a faithful attendant upon its meeting until physically unable to get out.
Uniting with the First Methodist Church years ago, Mr. Crawford was one of its most devoted and faithful member, a regular attendant at the Sunday services and a member of the Men's Bible Class as well, never missing a service or class session unless prevented by illness. For some time he had been unble to attend on account of the increasing infirmities of advanced age.
In her loss the devoted wife and the step children will have the sincere sympathy of a host of friends. The funeral has been set for Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the services to be conducted at the family residence by his pastor, Rev. J.T. King.
His remains will be laid to rest with the burial ceremonies of the I.O.O.F. order, the local lodge conducting them. The funeral is under the direction of Kleine Brothers Funeral Home."29

Aryanna dies in 1936 and is buried in the Gonzales City Cemetery with her first husband, Martin Broers, their son, John William, and the Rose family.30

The Children of Aryanna and Martin Broers

1. Mamie Blanch
Mamie married William Harmon Rose31 about 20 Mar 1891 in Gonzales, Texas. William was born in 1868 in Texas.32
The children born to them:
     Pearly Martin in December 1893.33 She died about 10 October 1903.34
     Frank William on 1 October 189435 He married Bessie Mae Shuler, on 27 Sept 1916.36
     Dora born February 1898.37 She is not mentioned on any censuses so it is assumed she died before 1910.

Willís occupation was mainly as a bartender. He did have a band in 1899. There is mention in The Gonzales Inquirer that he took his band to Harwood.38 In 1900 Willís occupation is bartender.39

By 1910 Mamie and Will have divorced. Mamie is living with her son, Frank. She is listed as a widow on the census. To support herself, she is a seamstress for a private family. She owns her home free. There are two lodgers living with them.40 However, on the census, Will lists himself as divorced. He is living with his brother, Alfred, and his wife, Bridgie, and daughter, Luella, in Cuero, DeWitt County. Frank is also with his father on this census. So evidently Frank traveled between the two towns during the time this census was taken. Willís occupation is a bartender in a saloon.41 A few months later, he marries Josephine Schewitz in Cuero on 29 Aug 1910.42

It is not known how Mamie and Will get back together but they are together in the 1920 census. They are living with Frank and his wife, Bessie, in Yoakum. Will is 54 years old and is a manager of a Billiards Hall. Frank is working in his own Service Car business.43

In 1930, Mamie and W.H. are living next to Frank and Bessie, in Yoakum. Willís occupation is Night Police Merc. and Frank is an auto machinist.44

William Harmon Rose died in 1941 and was buried in the Gonzales City Cemetery along with Mamie who died 7 May 1958.45

Obituary for Mamie Broer Rose reads:

Final Rites were held here Friday afternoon for Mrs. Mamie Broer Rose, 82, of Yoakum who died in the Huth Memorial Hospital there Wednesday, May 7. Following services conducted at the Buffington chapel at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Geo. William, the funeral cortege arrived at the City Cemetery here shortly after 3 p.m. where the remains were commited to their last resting place in the family lot with burial rites by the officiating minister. Pallbearers were Alfred Taylor, John Myllius, Fred Wolsdrof, Joe Jarmon, Claude Woodrome and C.R. Yeiser of Yoakum. Survivors include a son, Frank Rose. of Yoakum, a brother, Fred Broer, of San Benito, besides nieces and nephews, other relatives. Her husband and a baby daughter preceded her in death years ago. Mamie Broer Rose was the only daugher of Martin Broer and Arama Lipps Broer both descendants of pioneer families of Gonzales and the Hochheim area. Born and reared in Gonzales, Mrs. Rose grew to womanhood here at the family home located on N. College St. just across from the City Cemetery. There her father conducted an apiary for years. One of the early specialits of this section in bee culture, he was a contributor to magazines in the east specializing in that industry. At the time of his death many years ago, announcement with the tribute on his contributions to the industry appeared in these publications. For years after her marriage, Mrs. Rose continued to live on the same property occuping a new home built by the family on N. College St. just across from the entrance to the historic City Cementery. It is now the residence of Mrs. Charlie Graves. Moving to Yoakum some years ago, Mrs. Rose, however spent most of her life as a resident of Gonzales. Her parents, pioneer members of the local christian church once numbering a considerable congregation owning the church edifice now the Latin American Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Rose was a niece of Mrs. W.W. Patterson of this city and the late Mrs. Bill Johnston, widow of former Sheriff Johnston here. She was a cousin of E.L. Johnston, Mrs. Carroll Smith and Miss Annie Reese. Other relatives most of whom are descendants of the same pioneer families of this area, reside in San Antonio, the Rio Grand Valley, East Texas, Rising Star and Lubbock. 46

2. John William Broers

John William Broers was born on 1 Jun 1878 in Gonzales, Texas. He died at the age of six on 18 August 1884 in Gonzales. He was buried in the Gonzales City Cemetery.47

3. Charles Fredick Broers
Charles Fredick Broers was born 24 November 1880.48 He married Clara Bertling on 12 January 1904.49
Charles and Clara had the following children:

Beatrice who was born 4 March 190650 in Gonzales and married a Mr. Davis.51 She died 28 Mar 1997 in San Antonio, Texas.52
Zella who was born 16 Jul 190753 and married a Mr. Hartson.54 She died 1 October 1988.55
Willie Flynn was born 24 December 191556 and married Robert Condit.57 She died 22 October 2003 in Los Indios, Cameron, Texas.58

Willie F. Condit LOS INDIOS, TX

Willie Flynn Condit, 87 passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at Valley Baptist Medical Center.
Willie was born in Gonzales, Texas on December 24, 1915 to Charles and Clara Broer. She married Robert Condit on March 12, 1939.
Willie lived in Los Indios for over 60 years; she also served as Cameron County Elections Judge for over 25 years. She was a graduate of San Benito High School in 1935. Willie and her best friend Oleta were avid fishing buddies.
She is survived by her two nieces. Willie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Condit; two sisters, Beatrice Davis and Zella Hartson; and brother, Clarence Broer.
Visitation hours will be held Friday, October 24, 2003 from 12 p.m to 9 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services only will be heald Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 10 a.m. at aMont Meta Memorial Park with Reverend Jason Adams officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home.59

Clarence Edward Broers was born on 12 December 191760 and married Anna Mozella Mullica who was born in 1927.They were married 26 Mar 1944 and divorced on 27 August 1973.61 Clarence was in MM2C US Navy in WWII entering 9 Aug 1942 and ending 30 October 1945. He died on 4 January 1988 and is buried in the Houston National Cemetery.62 They had one daughter, Carol Sue Broer 64 who married Richard W. Schaller on 8 Aug 1969.65

Desendants of Aryanna A Lips

⌈—Aryanna A Lips (b.Sep 1855-Hell Gate,DeWitt,Texas,USA;d.1936-Gonzales,Gonzales,Texas,USA)
 |  sp: Martin Broers (b.7 Dec 1851-Gonzales,Gonzales,Texas,USA;m.25 Jun 1874;d.1887-Gonzales,Gonzales,Texas,USA)
 |     ⌈— -- Mamie Blanche Broers (b.9 Oct 1875-Goliad,Goliad,Texas,USA;d.7 May 1958-Yoakum,Lavaca,Texas,USA)
 |      | sp: William Harmon Rose (b.20 Sep 1867-,Lavaca,Texas;m.Abt 20 Mar 1891;d.4 Apr 1941-Yoakum,Dewitt,Texas)
 |      |  -- Pearle Martin Rose (b.Dec 1893-Gonzales,Gonzales,Texas;d.10 Oct 1903-Gonzales,Gonzales,Texas)
 |      |  -- Frank William Rose (b.1 Oct 1894-Gonzales,Gonzales,Texas;d.1 Jul 1968-Yoakum,Lavaca,Texas)
 |      |  sp: Bessie Mae Shuler (b.22 Jun 1894-Gonzales,Gonzales,Texas;m.Abt 26 Sep 1916;d.23 Jul 1975-Gonzales,G,Texas)
 |     ⌊—   -- Dora Rose (b.Feb 1898-Gonzales,Gonzales,Texas;d.Bef 1910)
 |      -- John William Broers (b.1 Jun 1878-Gonzales,Gonzales,Texas;d.18 Aug 1884-Gonzales,Gonzales,Texas,USA)
 |     ⌈— -- Charles Fredick Broers (b.24 Nov 1880-Gonzales,Gonzales,Texas,USA;d.16 Dec 1964-of San Benito,Cameron,Texas,USA)
 |      | sp: Clara Belle Bertling (b.Abt 1882-,,Texas,USA;m.12 Jan 1904;d.5 Nov 1951-,Cameron,Texas)
 |      |  -- Beatrice Broers (b.4 Mar 1906-Gonzales,Gonzales,Texas,USA;d.28 Mar 1997-San Antonio,Bexar,Texas)
 |      |  sp: Davis
 |      |  -- Zella Broers (b.16 Jul 1907-,,Texas,USA;d.1 Oct 1988-San Benito,Cameron,Texas)
 |      |  sp: Hartson
 |      |  -- Willie F Broers (b.24 Dec 1915-,,Texas,USA;d.22 Oct 2003-Los Indios,Cameron,Texas)
 |      |   sp: Robert Condit (b.15 Sep 1911;m.12 Mar 1939;d.2 Dec 1989-Los Indios,Cameron,Texas)
 |         -- Clarence Edward Broers (b.12 Dec 1917-,,Texas,USA;d.4 Jan 1988-Houston,Harris,Texas)
 |        sp: Anna Mozella Mullica (b.1927;m.26 Mar 1944(Div))
 |           -- Carol Sue Broers (b.Abt 1947-,Harris,Texas)
 |          sp: Richard W. Schaller (b.Abt 1947;m.8 Aug 1969)
  sp: John Wesly Crawford (b.12 Mar 1851-,Gilmer,Georgia,USA;m.28 Feb 1889;d.31 Dec 1932-Gonzales,Gonzales,Texas,USA)


 1. US Federal Census 1860; DeWitt, Texas; Roll: M653_1292; Page: 462; Image: 400; 15 Jun 1860
 2. Ibid
 3. US Federal Census; 1870 Precinct 2, Dewitt, Texas; Roll: M593_1582; Page: 232; Image: 463
 4. Texas Marriage Records 1851-1900 Dewitt County, Vol II/Book C-D/Aug 1865-1876
 5. "Broers, Schweer and Deepke" by Giles, Zella Broers Suche. The History of Gonzales County, Texas by The Gonzales County HistoricalCommision, F73, Page 233, This book contains the history of Gonzales,Texas and histories of families who lived in Gonzales, Texas.
 6. Census, US Federal 1880 Texas, Gonzales, Family Records: Broers, Mamie Blance Birth, Web Site, Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas; Roll: T9_1306; Family History Film: 1255306; Page: 383.1000; Enu, 11 Jun 1880, Ancestry, www.ancestry.com.
 7. Gonzales County Record Center, e-mail response from , received 6 July 2006, Gonzales Record Center and Archives, P.O.Box 77, Gonzales, Texas 78629, gonzalesco@gvec.net. Message recorded 06/01/878-08/18/1884.
 8. US Federal 1880 Texas, Gonzales, Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas; Roll: T9_1306; Family History Film: 1255306; Page: 383.1000; Enu, 11 Jun 1880 Surname is spelled Broress. Mamie's name is listed as Mary B.
 9. World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918, Bexar County, Texas; Roll: 1983588; Draft Board: 3.
10. Gonzales Inquirer, Vol. 32 #8, 23 August 1884.
11.Ibid; "Broers, Schweer and Deepke"
12. Gonzales Inquirer, Broer, M., Letter to Editor, Vol. 28 #38, 1 March 1879, p. 2.
13. Gonzales Inquirer, Broer, M., petitioner, 16 Mar 1878, p. 3.
14. Gonzales Inquirer, Broer, M., Com. Court List, 2 March 1878, p. 3.
15. Gonzales Inquirer, Broer, M., signed petition re prohibition, Vol. 26 #49, 17 Mary 1879.
16. Gonzales Inquirer, Broer, M., repairs sewing machines, Vol. 26 #39, 8 March 1879, p. 3.
17. Gonzales Inquirer, Broer, M., Vol 34 No. 1, 20 June 1885.
18. Obituary, Final Rites Held for Mrs. Rose, 82, Friday Afternoon, Annie Reese, 8 May 1958, in possession of Janice Hartman.
19. City of Gonzales Cemetery, Web Site, "Broers, Martin (Father);" http://www.gvec.net/gonzalesco/gonz010.htm. This cemetery was inventoried by members of STG&H Society in 1973-1974. Entrance is on College Street, Gonzales.
20. Gonzales Marriage Licences 1929-1948, Record #4230, Gonzales Record Center and Archives, P.O.Box 77, Gonzales, Texas 78629, http://www.rootsweb.com/~txgonzal/mgs.txt.
21. US Federal Census 1900; Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas; Roll: T623 1638; Page: 26A; Enumeration District: 51.
22. US Federal Census 1910; Gonzales Ward 2, Gonzales, Texas; Roll: T624_1556; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 82; Image: 46.
23. Gonzales County Marriage licenses 1929-1970, Web Site, Record #4628, Gonzales Record Center and Archives, P.O.Box 77, Gonzales, Texas 78629, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/gonzales/vitals/marriages/q-r-indx.txt. "Rose, Will and Mamie Brown - 03/10/1891 - #4628."
24. Gonzales Inquirer, Berting, Clara, married Fred Broer, p3 Daily Inq. 13 Jan 1904.
25. Gonzales Inquirer, Crawford, J.W., candidate for Mayor, 10 March 1916.
26. Gonzales Inquirer, Crawford, J.W. announce candidacy, Vol. 3, No 24, 17 March 1900.
27. US Federal Census 1930; Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas; Roll: 2337; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 2; Image: 59.0.
28. Hughes, Marva information Lot 3 Bk 10 Badger Addition to Mamie B. Rose, 2 April 1924.
29. Gonzales Inquirer, Funeral J.W.Crawford, 1 January 1932. 31 Gonzales County Marriage licenses1929-1970, Web Site, Record #4628, Gonzales Record Center and Archives, P.O.Box 77, Gonzales, Texas 78629, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/gonzales/vitals/marriages/q-r-indx.txt. "Rose, Will and Mamie Brown - 03/10/1891 - #4628."
32. Gonzales County Record Center, e-mail response from , received 6 July 2006, Gonzales Record Center and Archives, P.O.Box 77, Gonzales, Texas 78629. Message recorded is William Harmon Rose 1868-1941.
33. US Federal 1900 Texas, Gonzales, Web Site, Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas; Roll: T623 1638; Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 51., 26 Jun 1900, Ancestry, www.ancestry.com.
34. Gonzales Daily Inquirer 1 Jan 1903-31 Dec 1903, Web Site, Gonzales Record Center and Archives, P.O.Box 77, Gonzales, Texas 78629, http://www.gvec.net/gonzalesco/i1903.txt.
"Rose, Will, daughter Pearly died, p3 Daily Inq. 10 Oct 1903 Rose, Pearly, died, dau of Will Rose, p3 Daily Inq. 10 Oct 1903.
35. Social Security Death Index Record: SSN: 449-18-9713; Last Residence : 77995 Yoakum, Lavaca, Texas; Born: 1 Oct 1894; Died: Jul 1968
36. Gonzales Inquirer, Rose, Frank, married Bessie Mae Shuler, 27 Sept 1916
37. US Federal 1900 Texas, Gonzales, Web Site, Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas; Roll: T623 1638; Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 51., 26 Jun 1900, Ancestry, www.ancestry.com.
38. Dailey Inquirer, Rose, Will, to Harwood with his string band, Vol. 2 No. 218 39. US Federal 1900 Texas, Gonzales, Web Site, Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas; Roll: T623 1638; Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 51., 26 Jun 1900, Ancestry, www.ancestry.com.
40. US Federal 1910 Census, Gonzales Ward 2, Gonzales, Texas; Roll: T624_1556; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 82; Image: 52.
41. US Federal 1910 Census, Justice Precinct 1, Dewitt, Texas; Roll: T624_1545; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 34; Image: 655.
42. The Gonzales Inquirer; Rose, W.H., married Miss Josephine Schewitz, Cuero, 29 Aug 1910.
43. US Federal 1920 Census, Yoakum, Dewitt, Texas; Roll: T625_1795; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 46; Image: 482.
44. US Federal 1930 Census, Yoakum, Dewitt, Texas; Roll: 2324; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 985.0.
45. City of Gonzales Cemetery, Web Site, "Rose, William Harmon, Husband and Father;" http://www.gvec.net/gonzalesco/gonz010.htm. This cemetery was inventoried by members of STG&H Society in 1973-1974. Entrance is on College Street, Gonzales.
46. Gonzales Inquirer, "Final Rites Held For Mrs. Rose, 82, Friday Afternoon"; 9 May 1958; copy in possession of Janice Hartman. 47. Gonzales County Record Center, e-mail response from , received 6 July 2006, Gonzales Record Center and Archives, P.O.Box 77, Gonzales, Texas 78629, gonzalesco@gvec.net. Message recorded 06/01/878-08/18/1884.
48. World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918, Bexar County, Texas; Roll: 1983588; Draft Board: 3.
49. Gonzales Inquirer, Berting, Clara, married Fred Broer, p3 Daily Inq. 13 Jan 1904.
50. Social Security Death Index, Web Site, RootsWeb, www.rootsweb.com.
51. Morning Star Newspaper, Los Indios, Texas, U.S. Obituary Collection: Willie F. Condit, Web Site, 1 Nov 2003, Ancestry, www.ancestry.com. "Willie F. Condit"
52. Social Security Death Index, Web Site, RootsWeb, www.rootsweb.com.
53. Social Security Death Index, Web Site, RootsWeb, www.rootsweb.com.
54. Morning Star Newspaper, Los Indios, Texas, U.S. Obituary Collection: Willie F. Condit, Web Site, 1 Nov 2003, Ancestry, www.ancestry.com. "Willie F. Condit"
55. Social Securityy Death Indes, Web Site, RootsWeb, www.rootsweb.com.
56. Morning Star Newspaper, Los Indios, Texas, U.S. Obituary Collection: Willie F. Condit, Web Site, 1 Nov 2003, Ancestry, www.ancestry.com. "Willie F. Condit"
57. Ibid.
58. Social Security Death Index, Web Site, Ancestry, www.ancestry.com.
59. Morning Star Newspaper, Los Indios, Texas, U.S. Obituary Collection: Willie F. Condit, Web Site, 1 Nov 2003, Ancestry, www.ancestry.com. "Willie F. Condit"
60. Social Security Death INdes, Web Site, Ancestry, www.ancestry.com.
61. Courthouse.com, Marriage and divorce of Clarence E. Broer, http://www.courthousedirect.com/
62. Interment.net Broer, Clarence Edward, b. 12/12/1917, d. 01/04/1988, US Navy, MM2C, Res: Omaha, NE, Plot: L 0 108, bur. 01/11/1988 63. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, MM2C US NAVY WORLD WAR II, Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive Houston, Texas 77038, Section L Site 108
64. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997, Web Site, Ancestry.com
65. Texas Marriages 1966-2005, Web Site, Genlookups.com/texas_marriages.