Details For Comment No: 21

10/11/1999

Debra Markart

Hi Tom: I was browsing the internet trying to find some family history of the Markart family and came across your name and your article on you father's stay in Vietnam. I was touched by your writing. I thought what a great love you have for your father and family. My name is Debra Mae Markart. I'm the youngest child of six born to Joseph A. Markart, Jr and Arthea Markart. My brothers' and sisters' names are: Sharron Jo Markart Brooks, Arther Davis Markart, Roger Keith Markart, Robert Allen Markart, and Cindy Lee Markart Williams I don't know if we are related, but let me give you a little family history. My Great-Great Grandfather, F. Gustave Markart, was born in Saxony, Germay in 1845 and came to America in 1860 and settled in Muscatine, Iowa. In 1867 he married Margaret Haigh of Pennsylvania. In 1878, he and his wife and family of two sons and two daughters moved to Levenworth, Kansas. The children's names are Mary, Emma, Louis and Frank. Louis is my Great Grandfather who had a son named Joseph A. Markart. When my father, Joseph A. Markart, Jr., was 9 years old, his father abandoned his wife and family of one son and four daughters. I do not know what became of my Grandfather or if he remarried or had other children. So, let me know if any of these names sound familiar. Again, I enjoyed reading your article about your father. I was very touched. You can E-mail me at either markartdeb1@hotmail.com or markmitch@earthlink.net I look forward to hearing from you. Debra Markart