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Famous Fulda Faces

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 Lynn know. 


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 industrial rock. 

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 children. 

Manson is descended from the Hill, Michel, and Schoeppner families. 


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