Ranger foundation member finds family connection

HONORING Gordon Sauer, second from left, for becoming a life member of the Former Texas Rangers Foun-dation, were Rangers, from left, Sr. Capt. H.R. Block, Foundation President Joe Davis, and Tom Roarick, foundation advisory board member. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

A desire to support a new Former Texas Rangers Foundation museum led to the discovery of a family connection for one local businessman.

Joe Davis, president of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation, presented attorney Gordon Sauer with a framed certificate on Thursday for becoming a lifetime member of the organization.

Sauer recently found that his great-grandfather Johan F. Sauer (1838-1909) had served four to five stints as a Texas Ranger, starting in 1861.

Davis said the organization has copies of handwritten records — since transferred to a database — and can trace the history of locals to see if their ancestors had served with the Rangers.

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