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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
JOHN H. P. DAVIS,
J. H. P. Davis, head of the banking firm of J. H.
P. Davis her father was a
prominent farmer of his section of the " Blue
Grass" State. Mr. Davis' ranch, in Fort Bend
County, is one of the most valuable in the State,
comprising about 50,000 acres, 1,000 of which are
under cultivation. He has aided every worthy
public enterprise and is a man thoroughly in
touch with the best thought and purpose of the
The subject of this memoir was born at New
Braunfels, Comal County, Texas, February 1, 1851.
His father, George Runge, and mother, whose
maiden name was Dorothea Spieckle, were natives
of Germany. They came to Texas in 1850 and
settled at New Braunfels. At that time
1845 to 1855 -there was a large German immigration
into Southwest Texas.
Julius was sent to school at Cassel, Germany, but
did not attend the university located at that place.
Completing his studies at Cassel he attended a
commercial school in Saxony until 1867, when he
came to Galveston, where he has ever since resided
and has, since 1874, been a member of the wellknown
firm of Kaufman
vice-president of the Southern Cotton Press a director in the Texas Cotton
Press Co.; a director in the Galveston City Railway
Co., which built the Beach Hotel; acting president
of the Galveston Cotton Exchange during the past
five years; a director in the Island City Savings
Bank, which he helped to reinstate upon a strong
financial basis in 1885; one of the organizers of
and now one of the directors in the Galveston Cotton
a director of the Galveston
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Brown, John Henry. Indian wars and pioneers of Texas / by John Henry Brown., book, 1880~; Austin, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/369/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .