My wife's great grandfather was Gustav. He and his two sons lived in Menard County. Fritz, my wife's grandfather, lived across the San Saba from his brother and father. We still own the original land and the cabin which Fritz and his father built together. We think this was in the early 1890s. The original blacksmith shop has been donated to the city of Menard and you can see it the way it was from the very early 1900s. It was moved from the farm to the train station, ie; museum, in Menard a few years ago. Fritz was born in Germany. Fritz Beyer had a brother named Oscar. Oscar fought in France during WW1.