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INDIAN WARS AYND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
never to postpone till to-morrow what can be done
to-day; to attend to business first, pleasure afterwards;
to employ strict integrity and an unfailing
compliance with every obligation, verbal or written,
and, as near as possible, to do unto others as
he would have them do unto him. Whether his
income has been great or small he has always lived
within it; has avoided litigation; and in the discharge
of every duty has won the confidence and
respect of all with whom he has had business intercourse.
The cast of his mind is practical, and he
is well-built and strong, having a physical constitution
that insures prolonged vitality, and that
patient perseverance which moves steadily forward
in the path marked out; is earnest and active,
never hesitating to do his share of the work about
Mr. Easterwood has been as fortunate in his
domestic relations as he has been prosperous in
business, and, indeed, it is no doubt true that the
one is largely attributable to the other. In 1879
he married Miss Lillie Gohlman, a daughter of
S. L. Gohlman, an old and respected citizen of
Houston, Mrs. Easterwood being a native of that
place, in the society of which she was, previous to
her marriage, a leader. The issue of this union
has been four sons and two daughters.
His home circle is charming and pleasant, and
it is under his own roof and around his own fireside
that he realizes the best phases and the truest
enjoyments of life, as does every man who is
blessed with a good wife, an interesting family
of children, and the means to properly care for
C. H. NIMITZ, SR.,
Hon. Charles H. Nimitz, Sr., was born in Bremen,
Germany, November 9th, 1826, and was educated
in the schools of that city. He was named for his
father. His mother's maiden name was Miss
Meta Merriotte. His parents came to the United
States in 1843 and located in Charleston, S. C.
The, following year he left the Fatherland, tarried
for a time in Charleston with his father and mother,
and then pushed westward, arriving at Fredericksburg,
Texas, May 8, 1846, where he has since resided
and by thrift and industry accumulated a
April 8, 1848, he married Miss Sophia Miller.
They have eight living children, viz.: Ernest A.,
now a resident of San Angelo, Tom Green County;
Bertha, now Mrs. Nanwald, of Burnet; Charles H.,
Jr., who lives at Kerrville; Sophie, wife of Otto
Wahrmound, of San Antonio; Augusta, who married
a Mr. Schwerin and is now a widow residing
at Kerrville; Lina, wife of E. O. Meusbach, of
Waring; William, who resides at Kerrville; and
Meta, who is married to Henry Wahrmound, of
Chester B. Nimitz, who was in business with his
father, died in 1885, when twenty-seven years of
age. He was a bright and promising young man.
His death was a sad bereavement to his parents
and devoted wife. A son was born to his widow
six months after his death. Mr. and Mrs. Nimitz
lost several other children, but they died when
In 1861 Mr. Nimitz raised the Gillespie Rifles,
but two months later was appointed by the Confederate
States Government, enrolling officer for the
frontier district, and served in that capacity until
the close of the war. Mr. Nimitz is a devout member
of the Catholic Church. He is a Democrat,
true and tried, and has for years been a delegate to
nearly all conventions, and an active worker for the
success of the party. He has been a school trustee,
school examiner and member of the board to examine
teachers in the county, and in 1880 was elected to
the Twenty-second Legislature, from the Eightyninth
Representative District, composed of Gillespie,
Blanco and Comal counties.
He was a member of nearly all the important
House committees and made a record of which he
and his constituents have reason to be proud.
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