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Amerikanische Jagd- und Reiseabenteuer: aus meinem Leben in den westlichen Indianergebieten.

Description: This German text recounts the author's adventures traveling the western United States over a sixteen-year period. The author describes his encounters with Native Americans and the natural environment, especially the animals he hunted. The book also includes illustrations made by the author during his travels.
Date: 1858
Creator: Armand, 1806-1889
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 1]

Description: This German text is the first of a three-part historical novel about German emigration to Texas. Through the novel's fictional characters, the author portrays a romantic version of German emigration to the United States, particularly Texas. Set in the mid- to late-1830s, the novel discusses the history of Texas from Spanish rule up to its time as an independent republic.
Date: 1841
Creator: Belani, H. E. R.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 2]

Description: This German text is the second of a three-part historical novel about German emigration to Texas. Through the novel's fictional characters, the author portrays a romantic version of German emigration to the United States, particularly Texas. Set in the mid- to late-1830s, the novel discusses the history of Texas from Spanish rule up to its time as an independent republic.
Date: 1841
Creator: Belani, H. E. R.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 3]

Description: This German text is the third of a three-part historical novel about German emigration to Texas. Through the novel's fictional characters, the author portrays a romantic version of German emigration to the United States, particularly Texas. Set in the mid- to late-1830s, the novel discusses the history of Texas from Spanish rule up to its time as an independent republic.
Date: 1841
Creator: Belani, H. E. R.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Verbands-Bote.

Description: This is a bound volume of newspapers published primarily in German, although there is significant English-language content as well. The publication was the official newsletter of the Katholischen Staats-Verbands (Catholic State Association of Texas) and contains many articles about association business and events, editorials, and letters to the editor. The publication contains information about the association's history and bylaws as well as yearly listings of association officers.
Date: 1919
Creator: Catholic Staats-Verband of Texas.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Gesetze und Nebengesetze der Deutsch-Amerikanische gegenseitige Unterstützungs-Gesellschaft bei Feuerschäden in Travis und angrezenden Counties

Description: This short pamphlet contains the laws and bylaws of the German-American Mutual Fire Insurance Association for Travis and Neighboring Counties. The document describes the association's structure and rules for conducting business including: its purpose, titles and duties of officers, election of officers, intake of new members, types of insurance offered, procedures for investigating claims, and making changes to the laws and bylaws. The sitting president and secretary are named on the second to last page, and the last page contains a table of contents.
Date: 1891
Creator: Deutsch-Amerikanische gegenseitige Unterstützungs-Gesellschaft bei Feuerschäden in Travis und angrezenden Counties
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Die Tochter Tehuan's: oder Texas im vorigen Jahrhundert.

Description: This German text is a work of fiction that paints a historical picture of life in Spanish Texas. The protagonist is a young Spanish immigrant, Don Hesu Navarro, who befriends Tehuan and his family. The action is centered around the San Jose Mission in San Antonio.
Date: 1866
Creator: Hoermann, Alto S. (Alto Sebastian), 1829-1867
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika: mit besonderer Rücksicht auf deutsche Auswanderung dahin

Description: This German text is a contemporary history and description of the United States of America based on the author's first hand observations, written as a guide for German emigrants. According to the bookseller's note: "This book contains information about German travelers in the state of Texas. It includes discussions on the physical aspects of the land, natural products, Indians, the West, social life and customs throughout the state, as well as information about education, schools, and other stories."
Date: 1853
Creator: Menzel, Gottfried, 1798-
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter in German from the University Institute of Vegetative Physiology to Meyer Bodansky - November 1936]

Description: Letter from Herr Mostelise, of the Institut fur Vegetative Physiologie der Universitat, to Meyer Bodansky in Galveston, Texas. The letter is written in German and mentions several amounts of chemicals used in scientific work at Herr Mostelise's university.
Date: November 28, 1936
Creator: Mostelise
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT

Nebengesetze der unentwegt Loge No. 160

Description: This short pamphlet constitutes the bylaws of the O. D. H. S. steadfast lodge number 160, a chapter of the Order of the Sons of Hermann which was devoted to the preservation of German heritage and culture. The document describes rules for calling meetings, intake of new members, collecting membership dues, electing officers, attendance at member funerals, and making changes to the bylaws. The last page lists the officers of the lodge at the time the bylaws were approved.
Date: 1890~
Creator: O. D. H. S.
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Texas: mit besonderer Rücksicht auf deutsche Auswanderung und die physischen Verhältnisse des Landes nach eigener Beobachtung geschildert

Description: This German text is an account of the author's travels in Texas from December, 1845 to April, 1847. The book describes Texas primarily from a natural history perspective, although the author recounts all aspects of his travels including interactions with Native Americans. According to the author, the book was written with German emigrants in mind.
Date: 1849
Creator: Roemer, Ferdinand, 1818-1891
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Heinrich Weltner: Graphite Pencil Artist

Description: Book about Heinrich Weltner, including a biography for Weltner, detailed information about his graphite drawings, and the genealogy of the Weltner family. The index begins on page 45.
Date: 2009
Creator: Stappenbeck, Herb & Funke, Patricia
Partner: Anne and Mike Stewart Collection

Seidenstickers in Texas Since 1855

Description: Book containing a detailed family history for the Seidensticker family, who immigrated to Comfort, Texas from Germany in 1855. This book was compiled for the 2007 Seidensticker family reunion.
Date: 2007
Creator: Stewart, Anne
Partner: Anne and Mike Stewart Collection

Comfort Women in Comfort History

Description: Book about the history of notable women in Comfort, Texas. The book discusses female school teachers, journalists, religious leaders, free thinkers, artists, authors, and other women who made significant contributions to the establishment of the city of Comfort.
Date: 2008
Creator: Stewart, Mike & Stewart, Anne
Partner: Anne and Mike Stewart Collection

[Photograph of a Building in Fredericksburg]

Description: Negative of a building in Fredericksburg, Texas. The building is two stories and made out of stone and wood. There is a sign attached to the bottom of the balcony that is written in German. There is another sign on a pole by the edge of the photograph that can only be partially seen.
Date: unknown
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of a Building with Columns by a Lake]

Description: Photograph of building with columns by a lake. The building has columns all along its front and has stairs leading to the lake. On the stairs are decorative lion statues. Behind and to the sides of the building are trees. On the bank of the lake is grass. On the back of the photograph is German script.
Date: unknown
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of Das Peach Haus]

Description: Negative of Das Peach Haus in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is a wooden building with a wooden fence around it. The porch is covered, and there are hanging plants on it. There is a sign in front that says Das Peach Haus.
Date: unknown
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of Das Peach Haus]

Description: Negative of Das Peach Haus in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is a wooden building with signs hanging from the porch that say Apples, Sausage, and Honey. The name of the store is at the top of the building. There are two open doors, and pumpkins sitting outside on the porch. Two wooden paths lead up to the entrance.
Date: unknown
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of Der Kiichen Laden]

Description: Negative of a business in Fredericksburg, Texas called Der Kiichen Laden. The store is in a small white wooden building with dark trim. There is an "OPEN" sign in the window. There is a sign in front that says "Gourmet Cookware Der Kiichen Laden Local Crafts." There is another unidentified business to the right with a "CLOSED" sign in the window.
Date: unknown
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society