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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
measure which was favorably reported to the Senate.
Among other important bills, of which he was the
author in this body, was one requiring every county
in the State to conform as to public schools to what
is known as the district system.
August 9th, 1890, Mr. Garwood was married to
Miss Hattie Page, daughter of Col. Page, a prominent
lawyer of Bryan, Texas.
Mr. Garwood is one of the most promising of the
able young men that the South can boast. The
future holds for him many bright possibilities and he
can rise to nearly any eminence, either in his chosen
profession or in the walks of public life, that he
may desire. He commands the unbounded confidence
of the people of his section and of the
Democracy of Texas.
CHARLES ESSER, SR.,
Was born on the Rhine, in Germany, May 1st,
1827, and emigrated to America in 1849, when
twenty two years of age. Landing at New York
City he proceeded West, and for about two and a
half years lived on a farm at Burlington, near
Racine, Wis. He also lived for a time in the city
of Milwaukee. He left Chicago, January 1st, 1853,
for Missouri, and from that State came to Texas in
1854, and, drove a team in the first government
train-load of supplies sent from San Antonio to Fort
Belknap. Later he worked for two years for B. F.
Smithson, herding cattle in the Smithson's Valley
country. In the fall of 1857 he bought 207 acres
of mountain farm lands, and the following year
married Miss Henrietta Knetch. They have seven
sons and two daughters, viz.: William, Hermann,
Minnie, Paul, Clara, Henry, Charles, Jr., George,
and Richard. He now owns 400 acres of good
Charles Esser, Jr., was born on the home farm,
January 6th, 1871, and married Miss Amelia,
daughter of John Krauser, of Kendalia, Kendall
County, Texas. They have one child, Cora, born
December 20th, 1894.
Was born in Madison County, Ala., April 13th,
1825, and reared in Georgia, where his father,
Thomas Edge, was a well-known and prosperous
farmer. The subject of this notice followed farming
in Georgia until 1854; then came to Texas and,
after a brief sojourn, went to Arkansas, where he
lived until 1861, when he bought land from a Mr.
Pruett and opened a farm near Kendalia, in Kendall
County, Texas, where he has since resided.
He now owns 3,000 acres of fine farming, grazing
and timbered land. He married Miss Josah C.
Carter, a daughter of Paul Carter, in Oglethorpe
County, Ga., in 1850. Mrs. Edge was born in
that county, February 12th, 1833. They have four
children: William T., George W., Francis M., and
Elizabeth, now Mrs. Charles Dessler.
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