|Several descendants and relatives of the Fulda Founders have attained national
notoriety. Below are biographical descriptions of a few.
If you know of any other Famous Fulda Faces, please let
|Pat Buchanan is a conservative columnist and pundit.
He ran for president in 2000 on the Reform Party ticket and has
twice sought the Republican nomination for president. He has
written numerous books on his political and religious views.
He graduated from Georgetown University in 1961 with degrees in
English and Philosophy. He received a masters in journalism
from Columbia University in 1962. Pat worked as an advisor and
speechwriter for Richard Nixon. .
Buchanan was White House Communications Director from 1985 to
1987 during the Reagan administration. He is a syndicated
political columnist and has appeared regularly on talk shows such as
The McLaughlin Group and Crossfire. He is the
executive director of The American Cause, a foundation dedicated to
advancing traditional conservative issues.
Pat is married to Shelly Ann Scarney. They have no
children. Pat Buchanan is descended from the Crock, Crum,
Noll, Schoeppner, and Schott families.
Angela "Bay" Buchanan was appointed as the 37th
Treasurer of the United States by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
She was 32 years old at the time, making her the youngest Treasurer
in history. She held this position until 1983.
A native of Washington, D.C., she has a masters
degree in mathematics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
She is divorced from attorney William Jackson and is the proud
mother of three sons.
Bay is currently president of The American Cause, a foundation
dedicated to advancing traditional conservative issues. Her
brother is Pat Buchanan. Bay Buchanan is descended from the
Crock, Crum, Noll, Schoeppner, and Schott families.
Below is a $100 bill with Angela Buchanan's signature in the
lower left quadrant.
Betty Jane Cornett (1932-2006) was
a member of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL)
memorialized in the Tom Hanks movie, A League of Their Own.
Betty's AAGPBL career began at the tender age of 16. She
played for the Rockford, IL Peaches, the Springfield IL Sallies, the
Kalamazoo, MI Lassies, and the Battle Creek, MI Belles. She was a
pitcher and third baseman.
When her professional career ended, Betty Jane played with
amateur teams within the tri-state area in West Virginia and
Hubbard, Ohio. Along with all former members of the AAGPBL, Betty
Jane is enshrined at the Cooperstown, NY Hall of Fame. An enlarged
copy of Ms. Cornett's Baseball Card is also included in a permanent
mural of outstanding Pittsburgh Sports Personalities at the Senator
John Heinz Sports Museum in Pittsburgh. Her mitt, hat and cleats are
on display along with her photo, on the second floor of the museum.
Although Betty Jane's ancestors were not from Fulda, she is
related to a number of families from the area. She is a
descendant of the Burkhart, Cornett, Kuhn and Zwick families.
Marilyn Manson (Brian Hugh Warner) is a gothic
shock rock musician whose style is influenced by heavy metal and
Brian Warner grew up in Canton, Ohio where he attended the
Heritage Christian School and graduated from Glen Oak High School.
His family moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he attended
Broward Community College. His band was formed in Fort
Lauderdale in 1989.
Manson's lyrics contain many references to sex, drugs, violence
and anti-religious sentiment. Members of the band dress in
outlandish makeup and costumes. Their behavior onstage and off
has led to protests, petitions, bannings and arrests of band
members. Marilyn Manson has three platinum records, three gold
records, and two number-one albums. In June 2003, MTV referred
to Marilyn Manson as "the only true artist today."
Marilyn Manson married his longtime girlfriend Dita Von Teese
(Heather Sweet) in Ireland in December 2005. They divorced two
years later. They have no
Manson is descended from the Hill, Michel, and Schoeppner families.