The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 232
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232 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
founded New Braunfels and Fredericksburg. My brother Fritz
accompanied Solms in the capacity of interpreter and guide. The
prince had a considerable retinue of horsemen, dressed mostly like
himself, after the fashion of German officers. Among the com-
pany were an architect, a cook, and a professional hunter (jaeger).
Whenever they oame ,to a good niece of road, the prince -would say,
"Now let us gallop," and then the whole party would charge down
the prairie. The hunter was commanded to kill a deer, but did not
succeed, and my brother rode out and killed one, causing much
pleasure to the prince.
While on the same journey, the party stopped at a farmer's, who
brought out watermelons and told them to help themselves. My
brother cut a watermelon in two, took a piece, and went out into
the yard to eat, whereupon one of the officers rebuked him severely,
asking him how he could dare to eat when His Highness had not
When the prince was endeavoring to establish the Karlshafen
(Indianola), and he and his party were making soundings, the boat
grounded. The prince was in great distress and insisted that the
only thing to do was to wait for the tide. My brother then took off
his clothes, got out, and pushed the boat off the sandbank.
I also remember that the prince's cook came to my mother for
information in regard to Texas dishes.
I lived in Industry until I married Louis von Roeder. Nearly
all my time was spent in attending to our household, and I had
little opportunity for traveling about. I was not in San Felipe after
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