[Chest of tools possibly belonging to Anton B. Wessendorff]

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It is believed that this chest and tools belonged to Anton B. Wessendorff, a cabinet maker who came to America from Germany about 1850 when he was about 20 yrs old. He started a small cabinet shop in Richmond about 1855 adding a small line of lumber and nails as demand developed. He also began making and finishing caskets.

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This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Fort Bend Museum Collection and was provided by Fort Bend Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 19 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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It is believed that this chest and tools belonged to Anton B. Wessendorff, a cabinet maker who came to America from Germany about 1850 when he was about 20 yrs old. He started a small cabinet shop in Richmond about 1855 adding a small line of lumber and nails as demand developed. He also began making and finishing caskets.

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Fort Bend Museum Collection

The Fort Bend Museum Collection presents a rich variety of historical materials, including photographs of artifacts from the museum and local history photographs. Among the interesting materials are photographs of U.S. Congressman John M. Moore, prohibitionist Carrie A. Nation, and Jane Long, the "Mother of Texas."

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  • April 15, 2005, 11:43 a.m.

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  • March 30, 2007, 3:54 p.m.

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[Chest of tools possibly belonging to Anton B. Wessendorff], physical object, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth158/: accessed September 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Fort Bend Museum.