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|Crosby Mercantile Co. 1900's|
My Name is Steven (most people call me Steve) and I was born and raised in The Lone Star State - Texas in the United States. My parents named me after me after one of my father's good friends, who I called "Big Unc" (as in Uncle - but no relation) growing up. I spent many of my early years living around various areas of Harris County, and even a short time in the neighboring County of Liberty, but eventually settled back into my family's hometown of Crosby.
in 2002, just a couple months after graduating, I married my high school sweetheart. By 2007, we had two children and were hopping around rentals properties in the area, but in 2008 settled into our current (permanent) property, which is on family acreage on the outskirts of Crosby and at the far reaches of Harris County. For some strange reason, in the middle of the 2020 Pandemic, my wife and I decided to build a new house on our property. While we are finally settled in now, it was quite a bumpy ride!
In my free time (what little I have left between WikiTree and hobbies) I enjoy working around the house. I consider myself a "jack of all trades (master of none)", so I will routinely dive into projects that might make my wife a bit nervous (although she would never admit it). If you need some to run a fence or tend the chickens, I'm your man!
While I had only dabbled around in family history for the younger years of my life, I had gathered enough oral stories (mainly by asking questions about items lying around my grandmother's house) to know that her family had emigrated from what is present day Czech Republic just before the turn of the century. I learned a bit of conversational Czech with the help of my grandmother and father, who as a child could only communicate with his grandmother in Czech.
On the 9th of April, 2011, with the passing of my beloved grandmother, Mimi, my perspective on my family history took a sharp shift that has brought me to where I am today.
|Josef Volčík's Headstone|
Standing beside her gravesite a few months later, I realized that I was not just surrounded by headstones, but I was surrounded by the resting place of my ancestors. After some research, I quickly realized that not only was I related to a great number of those were interred at Sterling White Cemetery, but one of those included my 3rd Great Grandfather (and one of my brick walls), Josef Volčík, who migrated to the United States in 1870 from the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Rakousko-uherská monarchie).
While I am not able to spend nearly as much time on my family tree as I would like, due in part to some pesky brick walls and my daughter's [#Interests band activities], I am active on WikiTree almost every day. You will most likely encounter me working on items for the Texas, Cemeteries, Categorization and Templates Projects, or surfing through G2G, offering assistance where I can.
My grandfather, who is turning 96 this year, is still sharp as a tack and has stories to share, so I am trying to take this time to learn what I can of the family history, from the best source I have available.
In the event of my death, or inability to continue with WikiTree in any capacity, I hereby give permission for all of my managed family profiles to be transferred to any of the following WikiTreers in my family, whether or not they are currently on the trusted lists:
For any profiles of Notables, or profiles of project-related importance, whether or not I was ever affiliated with or participated with the project, I give my permission for the profiles to transferred to any Project Leader, Project Coordinator, Team Leader or other active member of said projects who may wish to strengthen and/or maintain those profiles.
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