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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
became part of Parsons' Brigade, and with which
he served from the date of his enlistment until the
close of the war. He took part in all the operations
in which this celebrated command participated,
including the series of engagements incident
to Bank's Red river campaign, in one of which his
horse was shot from under him and he was
severely wounded, necessitating his transfer to the
Quartermaster's department where, in recognition
of his gallantry and ability, he was made Quartermaster-Sergeant.
After the war Mr. Kempner returned to Cold
Springs, opened a store and engaged in the general
mercantile business at that place until 1870, when
he moved to Galveston. There he formed a partnership
with M. Marx under the firm name of Marx
own roof and by his own fire-side he realized the
best phases and the truest enjoyments of this life.
On April 13th, 1894, after a brief illness of ten
days, Mr. Kempner died, passing away in the prime
of manhood, yet leaving a name full of honor and
a record of many years spent without shame or
Marx Marx is a native of Prussia, born on the
Rhine, October 10th, 1837. His father, a Prussian
tradesman, a man of good character, was engaged
in mercantile pursuits for some years in his native
country when he emigrated to the United States and
settled at New Orleans. From there he came to
Texas and is now a resident of Galveston, making
his home with the subject of this sketch, and is in
his eighty-sixth year. The mother of Marx Marx
bore the maiden name of Gertrude Levi and was a
native of France. She died several years ago in
The subject of this memoir was chiefly reared in
New Orleans, in the schools of which place he
received his education. He attended Franklin
High School in that city to the age of fourteen,
when he entered his father's grocery store as a
clerk. After a year of this employment, not liking
the confinement, he left New Orleans and went to
Central America to seek his fortunes. After
spending eight months there and meeting with but
little success he determined to go to California
where he landed in 1852, a perfect stranger with
only ten cents in his pocket. He soon found a
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