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The Littau Family

At this time, research has started with the first known ancestor in the Littau family, Abraham Littau. Hopefully, continuing research will provide more information about the Littau family in Russia.


Abraham Littau
(December 25, 1882 - May 31, 1912)

Elizabeth Gude
(September 30, 1888 - February 24, 1972)

Abraham was born on December 25, 1882 in Kartmyschik, Crimea, Russia. Abraham married Elizabeth Gude while still living in Russia. Abraham was killed by lightening on May 31, 1912 while fixing a fence on his farm. He is the first person to be buried in the Kiowa Cemetery, Lipscomb Co., TX.

Elizabeth Gude was born on September 30, 1888 in Kartmyschik, Crimea, South Russia. She was the daughter of John Gude and Margreta Elizabeth Littau. Elizabeth died on February 24, 1972 in Darrouzett, Lipscomb Co., Texas. She is also buried in the Kiowa Cemetery, Lipscomb Co., TX.

After Abraham's death, Elizabeth married Friedrich Buxman. Fred was born on March 06, 1881 in Saratow, Russia and died October 17, 1957 and is also buried in the Kiowa Cemetery Lipscomb Co., TX.

Abraham and Elizabeth's children:

1. Kate Littau
2. Charlotte Littau, b. November 7, 1907; d. September 16, 1998; married George Seibel
3. Sophia Littau
4. Pauline Littau

Friedrich and Elizabeth's children:

1. Fred Buxman
2. John Buxman
3. George Buxman
4. Richard Buxman

The following was published in the book "Dimensions in Progress Booker Texas 1919-1960" by the Booker Booster Club:

The following are excerpts from the Journal purchased from the American Historical Society of Germans From Russia,

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From Amarillo Globe Times: February 25, 1972
Mrs. Elizabeth Buxman Darrouzett -- Funeral rites are scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church here for Mrs. Elizabeth Buxman, 83, who died Thursday morning in a Beaver County (Okla.) hospital. Pastor John C. Heldbreder will officiate with burial to be in the Kiowa Cemetery South of Booker by Good Samaritan Funeral Service of Woodward, Okla. Mrs. Buxman resided in Lipscomb County from 1910 until she moved to Darrouzett in 1970. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Seibal of Booker, Mrs. Pauline Born of Darrouzett and Mrs. Sophia Born of Follett; two sons, Johnny of Florence, Colo, and George of Caron City, Colo.; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.