School Family History

The Zwinks, Johann F. Sr. and Soonia Eckerman Zwink, were from the village of Lippoldsweiler near the town of Backnang north of Stuttgart in the old southern state of Wurttemberg, Germany. They had seven children, Louise, Sophie, Johann, Friedericke, Gottlieb, Nanna and Adam. Louise lived in the New York area. Sophie came to Texas in 1880 and married Julius Hirsch of Rosehill/Tomball, Texas. Friedericke Zwink came to Texas in 1874 and married Christian Klenk Sr. Gottlieb Jacob lived in Oklahoma and Anna lived in Halettsville, Texas. Adam married the widow Emma Strelau in 1884. Johann F. Zwink Jr came to Texas in 1881 and married Fridolina Frommherz. Fridolina died two months after the wedding and Johann later married Elise Wunderlich in 1884. Johann or John Jr. and wife Elisa lived with Elisa’s father Jost Wunderlich, brother to Peter Wunderlich. They farmed on the land on Kuykendahl Road, just north of Spring-Cypress. They had nine children with six living to adulthood.


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