The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 67, July 1963 - April, 1964 Page: 585
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Finally, without the least intention of assigning relative values,
it should be entered for the record that Edward Clark's Christmas
greeting this year was a reproduction of a 1691 map of El Camino
Real (the King's Highway) in Texas secured through the instru-
mentality of J. P. Bryan about two years ago while searching
the archives in Spain.
Although the world was much disturbed in many ways, there
were still many rewarding aspects of Christmas, 1963.
R. Henderson Shuffler, director of the Texana Program of
the Humanities Research Center of the University of Texas,
honored Christmas this year by collecting many anecdotes and
tales about past Christmases in Texas. The stories were pub-
lished in at least two newspapers-Austin American-Statesman
and Houston Chronicle-and were aired on both KHFI-FM and
KTBC-TV in Austin.
Mrs. Ernst Marschall, the subject of the sketch which follows
(written by her daughter, Irene Marschall King), was truly a
remarkable woman of Texas. Mrs. Marschall was the daughter
of John O. Meusebach (born Ottfried Hans Freiherr von
Meusebach), who came to Texas in 1845 and was a significant
figure in German settlement and in Indian relationships. (See
Handbook of Texas, II, 18if). Mrs. Marschall was a distinguished
daughter of an illustrious father, who was probably the greatest
single force in the constructive German colonization in Texas.
Mrs. Marschall was a longtime member of the Texas State His-
torical Association; her life has been written in "Handbook-
fashion" by a daughter who has maintained family traditions.
LUCY MEUSEBACH MARSCHALL
(Mrs. Ernst Marschall, 1865-1961)
Lucy Meusebach Marschall, born Lucy Amalie Meusebach, was the
leaven in every situation in the life around her. She wanted to be a
part of the world, to know what was going on even to the last minute
of her ninety-six years. When she died, a newspaper fell from
History was a part of her daily life. Her heroic father was her hero.
A friend called her the living link with history, yet she was challenged
by the future. She could say with Shakespeare, "what's past is pro-
logue." The emphasis, however, with her was on the poet's conclusion:
Here’s what’s next.
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