I am a 3rd gen., once removed descendant of Emanuel Gottlieb HAAB. He was born 08 Apr. 1860 in Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. I have his siblings, and, his father was Emanuel Gottlieb HAAB, born 1825 in Germany. Emanuel, b. 1860, was employed by The Bering Saw Mill, Moscow, Polk Co., TX., U.S.A. as paymaster, being that "he spoke 9 different languages, fluently", where he died 14 June 1896 and is buried in The Moscow Cemetery, Polk Co., TX. Emanuel left surving spouse, Arabelle 'Belle' SWEARINGEN, born 16 June 1861 in Beech Creek Community, (Spurger), Tyler Co., TX. where they were married, on 08 Apr. 1889. They had 3 children;;; (1) Alfred Gottlieb HAAB, born 23 May 1890, married Alma E. WADDELL, b. 03 Dec. 1893 in Village Mills, Hardin Co., TX. (2) Florence Belle HAAB, born 11 Sep. 1892, married William Henry FREEMAN, b. 29 Mar. 1889 in Fred, Tyler Co., TX. ( my grand-parents). (3) Pearl Gottlieb HAAB, born 04 Sep. 1895, married John Henry Newton BAKER, b. 09 Sep. 1895 in Fred, TX.( 1st cousin to Wl'm. H. FREEMAN). Florence and Pearl HAAB's weddings were double wedding on Duncan D. "Dunk" "D.D." SWEARINGEN's front porch, Beech Creek Community, (Spurger), Tyler Co., TX. Belle SWEARINGEN - HAAB married a 2nd time to James HANNA, 01 Aug. 1900 in Tyler Co., TX., no children of this marriage known. She died 10 Nov 1912 in Tyler Co., TX. and is buried with other SWEARINGEN sisters and parents in Beech Creek Cemetery, Spurger, Tyler Co., TX. I have other BAKER - FREEMAN - HAAB - SWEARINGEN family info available. Thanks, Kenneth E. Freeman, Sr.