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[Plat of Lands in the Northern Portion of San Antonio, Texas]

Description: Plat of Lands in the Northern Portion of San Antonio surrounding the Public Square, bounded on the west by San Pedro Creek and on the South and East by the upper Labor Ditch. The city surrounds the Public Square, bounded on the west by San Pedro Creek and on the South and East by the upper Labor Ditch.
Date: October 12, 1875
Creator: Freisleben, Gustave
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of the South West Railway System. Missouri Pacific Ry., Central Branch U. P. R. R. Missouri, Kansas & Texas Ry. Texas and Pacific Ry. St. Louis, Iron Mountn. And Southern Ry. International and Great Northern Ry. And their Connections

Description: The map accompanying the pamphlet, Heimstätten für dos Volk : Vorlesung über Texas ; dessen Clima, Boden, Hülfsquellen und die Art und Weise, wie sie gewonnen und nutzbar gemacht werden können.
Date: 1883
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[German Sod House]

Description: German sod house. Photo taken in 1890: North Clay County, Texas.
Date: 1890
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Map showing route of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway]

Description: Hand drawn map showing routes of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway including Texas counties and cities, rivers and topography of part of Idaho, Montana, North and South Dakotas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Arkansas. On the back of the map is text in German encouraging German Catholic colonization to Pilot Point.
Date: [1891]
Creator: Rand McNally and Company.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries

Marriage certificate in German

Description: German certificate of marriage for Friedrich Wilhelm Hermann Zchappel and Louise Elisabeth Zeiss. The certificate is illustrated with various scenes including a ship, a church, and a family sitting in a garden. It is signed by Ida Zeiss, Alma Amsler, Otto L. Schroeder, and Rudolph Johnke.
Date: November 30, 1892
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Kalender der Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung, 1903]

Description: The 1903 calendar from the New Braunfels Zeitung, the local German newspaper. "Kalendar fur 1903"
Date: 1903
Creator: Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

History of the German element in Texas from 1820-1850, and historical sketches of the German Texas singers'; league and Houston turnverein from 1853-1913, by Moritz Tiling ...

Description: This volume covers the German Element in Texas, 1820-1850; an historical sketch of the Texas German Singers' League (Texas Staats Saengerbund), 1853-1913; an historical sketch of the Houston Turnverein, 1854-1913; German Day celebrations in Houston, 1889-1910; and an appendices.
Date: 1913
Creator: Tiling, Moritz Philipp Georg
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Men's German Chorus Ensemble

Description: Photograph of a 26 member men's chorus ensemble and their director posing for the camera outside a Lodge No. 2 in Fort Worth, Texas in 1900. The sign above them says "Teutonia."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Turnverein Clubhouse and Grounds, Houston, Texas

Description: Color postcard depicting the Turnverein Clubhouse and grounds in Houston, Texas. Park benches and a gazebo sit outside the buildings of the clubhouse. Correspondence on the back reads, "Hello! Little Girl, After many adventures I arrived here. It is a beautiful place. But have been sleepy most of the time. Write me little girl, Maude" It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 517 High St., Oklahoma City, Okla. Postmark is from Houston, Texas on Jul 15, 1909.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes