Ranger foundation member finds family connection
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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