Geneva Eugenia Minchew

F, #1484, b. 15 August 1923, d. 5 December 1988
1st cousin of Joseph Wayne Peery
Descendants of William Peery
Descendants of Isaac Simpson Hayes
Geneva Eugenia 'Gennie' Minchew
Wife of Bryan H. Sonnier
Wife of Howard P. Herpstreith
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     Geneva Eugenia Minchew was born on 15 August 1923 at Orange, Orange County, Texas.1,2 Geneva Eugenia Minchew also went by the name of Gennie. She was the daughter of Thomas Reed Minchew and Ada Belle Peery. As of 14 December 1929, Geneva Eugenia Minchew lived with Thomas Reed Minchew and Ada Belle Peery at 1802 Tenth Street, Orange, Orange County, Texas.3 She appeared as a daughter on the census of 28 April 1930 in the household of Thomas Reed Minchew and Ada Belle Minchew at Pct 2, Orange County, Texas.4 She married Byron H. Sonnier on 17 May 1938 at Orange, Orange County, Texas.5 She became a widow upon the death of her husband, Byron H. Sonnier, circa 1942 at Orange, Orange County, Texas. She married Howard Joseph Herpstreith on 20 April 1947 at Orange, Orange County, Texas. She became a widow upon the death of her husband, Howard Joseph Herpstreith, on 23 May 1987 at Broaddus, San Augustine County, Texas.6 She died on 5 December 1988 at Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, at age 65 years, 3 months and 20 days.2,7 She was buried at Townsend Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas.7

Child of Geneva Eugenia Minchew and Byron H. Sonnier

Family: Geneva Eugenia Minchew and Howard Joseph Herpstreith


  1. [S1323] Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932, online, Geneva Eugenia Minchew in the Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932
    NAME:     Geneva Eugenia Minchew
    BIRTH DATE:     15 Aug 1923
    BIRTH PLACE:     Orange, Orange, Texas, USA.
  2. [S1422] Death Records, U. S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Name:     Geneva Eugenia Sonnier
    [Geneva Eugenia Crider Sr]
    [Geneva Herpstreith]
    [Geneva Eugenia Minchew]
    Gender:     Female
    Race:     White
    Birth Date:     15 Aug 1923
    Birth Place:     Orange, Texas
    [Orange Orang??, Texas]
    Death Date:     5 Dec 1988
    Father:     Thomas R Minchew
    Mother:     Ada B Peery
    SSN:     464183565
    Notes:     Feb 1939: Name listed as GENEVA EUGENIA SONNIER; Aug 1943: Name listed as GENEVA EUGENIA CRIDER SR; Apr 1949: Name listed as GENEVA EUGENIA HERPSTREITH; 14 Dec 1988: Name listed as GENEVA E HERPSTREITH.
  3. [S369] Family Search, online, Viewed on 04 Dec 2011
    Name: Thurl Edward Menchew
    Event: Birth
    Event Date: 14 Dec 1929
    Event Place: Orange, Orange, Texas
    Gender: Male
    Father: Thomas R Menchew
    Mother: Ada Bell Peery
    Certificate Number: 111427
    Digital Folder Number: 4687135
    Image Number: 02303.
  4. [S604] 28 Apr 1930, United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah, Roll: 2380, Image 1155.0, P25A.
  5. [S1421] Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015, online, Name:     Geneva Minchew
    Gender:     Female
    Marriage Date:     17 May 1938
    Marriage Place:     Orange, Texas, USA
    Spouse:     Byron Sonnier.
  6. [S806] Find A Grave, online, Memorial# 71470849 - Howard Joseph Herpstreith.
  7. [S806] Find A Grave, online, Memorial# 71471048 - Geneva Eugenia “Gennie” Minchew Herpstreith.
  8. [S314] Texas, U.S., Birth Index, 1903-1997, online, Name:     Atha Gwendolyn Sonnier
    Date of Birth:     20 Aug 1939
    Gender:     Female
    Birth County:     Orange
    Father's name:     Byron Sonnier
    Mother's name:     Geneva E Minchew
    Roll number:     1939_0008.