Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 421 of 1,110
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HITR F ALSCONY 0
He was married -in this city, in 1884, to
Minna Thiede, a native of Germany, and a
daughter of Christian and Caroline Thiede,
also natives of Germany. The parents were
married in that country, and in 1883 came
toDallas county, and they now reside near
Richardson, this county. Mr. and Mrs.
Thiede have reared a family of eight children,
six of whom are now living. Mr. and
Mrs. Baumann have three children: Otto,
Emma and Metha.
S AMUEL KLEIN, President of the Dallas
County Council, was born in Bavaria,
Germany, and is a son of Joseph
and Johanna (Weiss) Klein. He received the
thorough education characteristic of the
German nationality, and at the age of fourteen
years engaged in mercantile pursuits
with his father. He had been thus employed
for two years, when he determined to cross
the sea and try his fortunes in a foreign
country. The new world offered inducements
to the young and brave that the
European countries did not possess, and with
a heart full of brightest hope for the future
he landed in New York city. He continued
his journey to the West and at the age of
seventeen years he was engaged in the manufacture
of clothing at Rushville, Indiana.
He was very successful, and carried on this
enterprise until 1873, when he removed to
Texas, and settled in Dallas, which was then
a village. He first gave his attention to the
wholesale liquor business, associating himself
with Mr. Wolf, under the firm name of
Minnie A., the wife of Torn Morris, of
this city; N. J., our subject; and Mattie H.,
now Mrs. Credo, of Galveston, Texas.
The subject of this sketch was reared in
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and educated at the
schools of Ripley, Tennessee, after which he
engaged in clerking. A few years later he
began buying and selling real estate, and in
1874 he came to this county, where he en
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/421/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.