need help on paternal great-greatgrandparents and paternal grandmother

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Paternal greatgrandfather George Richnow, born Berlin 11-11-1864...died Houston, TX 5-28-1924 also lived in Ricesdorf, germany....brothers Paul and Edward, sister Marie Barnak-------wife Clara Benedict, born Austria 12-12-1861...died Houston, TX 2-5-1936 Her father Paul Benedict. George and my grandfather emigrated to America Ellis Island 8-9-1892. paternal grandmother Hattie Schindler married William Richnow (i have no info on her but believe she was born USA although she spoke fluent german)
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Where were William and Hattie married? That is the best place to start. Try to find other Schindlers married in the same church or courthouse. Look for Schindlers living in the same county during the census before their wedding date. Even if those Schindlers end up not being related to her, the information you have on them will help you narrow in on her.
by Living B G2G4 (4.5k points)
What i was most interested in was parents of George Richnow and Clara Benedict.
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From  Hattie Schindler in 1910 is living in Galveston with parents Emile and Freda.  In 1920 she is living in Galveston with grandfather George Richnow.  So this may possibly mean that Freda Schindler, mother of Hattie, was born a Richnow.

Or is this a different Hattie?

United States Census, 1920

Name: George E Richnow

Residence: Galveston, Texas

Estimated Birth Year:   1864

Age: 56

Film Number:  821806

Digital Folder Number: 4390414

Image Number:                                 00080

Head George E Richnow                 M/56y

Spouse Clara Richnow                     F/58y

Grand dau: Hattie Schindler            F/13y

Grand dau: Clara Richnow              F/6y

United States Census, 1910

Name:                                               Emile Schindler

Birthplace:                                        Texas

Residence:                                        Galveston Ward 6, Galveston, Texas

Family Number:                                96

Page Number:                                   5

HEAD: Emile Schindler                   M/25y TX/GER/GER

Spouse Freda Schindler                    F/24y  TX/GER/GER

Child Walter Schindler                     M/5y   b. TX

Child Hattie Schindler                     F/3y  b. TX

Child Mary Schindler                       F/1y 8m  b. TX

Brother Thomas Schindler                M/21y  b. TX

Sis in Law Annie Schindler              F/17y b. TX/TX/TX

Thank you so very me somewhere to start!
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Hattie (Hedwig) Schindler was my great-grandmother and was born in Weimar, TX Oct 18, 1885.  She married William Paul Richnow, and they lived in Galveston, TX for part of their married life.  Hattie spoke German and fluent Bohemian.
by M Richnow G2G Rookie (200 points)

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