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The Journey from Sweden to America

Description: Booklet discussing the history of the Blomstrom family from their time in Sweden to their arrival in America. It includes photographs and illustrations of the family, as well as the coat of arms for Laurentz Blomstom; also included are genealogy lists and family histories.
Date: 2005~
Creator: Blomstrom, Helen Spiers
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

The Old Mill

Description: Book consisting of a number of historical accounts from people living in Bosque County, Texas; the accounts also include strange stories from the area. The book also talks about historical buildings within the county.
Date: 1925
Creator: Duke, Clyde
Partner: Cleng Peerson Research Library at the Bosque Museum

From Pomerania to America

Description: Book discussing the history of the Radde Family from their European ancestors in Pomerania to their arrival in America. Included are various photographs and maps, as well as a list of Radde family members from the Federal Records Center: "Index to Passenger List of Vessels Arriving in Baltimore from 1820-1897." Index begins on page 87.
Date: 1989
Creator: Radde, Rebecca D.
Partner: Cleng Peerson Research Library at the Bosque Museum

Travis County Naturalization Records: Naturalization Record

Description: Recorded copies of orders issued by county court granting citizenship to aliens from 1892-1893 and 1896-1902, showing case number, name of ex parte (alien), judgment of court granting citizenship, and signatures of clerk and presiding judge. Arranged chronologically by date recorded. Referenced in Index to Naturalization Records of Travis County.
Date: 1892/1902
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

Travis County Naturalization Records: Petition and Record

Description: Record of final action taken by county court on petitions for citizenship by aliens who have previously filed declaration of intention, including: a) Declarations of intention to become citizen, showing declaration number; court of jurisdiction; county; name, age, occupation, personal description, place of birth, date of birth, and present address of alien; country from which alien emigrated; name of vessel on which alien arrived or character of conveyance or name of transportation company if alien arrived by means other than vessel; alien's last foreign residence; name of foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty to which alien renouncing allegiance; port and date of arrival in United States; statement that alien not an anarchist or a polygamist or believer in practice of the latter; signature of alien making declaration; date sworn and subscribed; and signature of court clerk or deputy. b) Petitions for naturalization, showing petition number; court; date of petition; name, residence, occupation, date and place of birth of alien; place of departure; date of emigration; date and port of arrival in United States; name of ship in which arrival made (or mode of transportation, if not by ship); marital status of alien; name of spouse (if married); date and place of birth of spouse; name, date of birth, place of birth, and residence of each child; and signature of alien. c) Affidavits of two witnesses as to character of alien, showing name of affiant; name of alien; statement of number of years of acquaintance with alien, of alien's residence in United States for five years and in Texas for one year preceding date of application, and of alien's behavior as person of good moral character; signature of affiant; and clerk's attestation. d) oaths of allegiance, including statement of oath, date oath administered, and signature of alien. e) Orders of court ...
Date: 1904/1906
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

Travis County Naturalization Records: Petition and Record

Description: Record of final action taken by county court on petitions for citizenship by aliens who have previously filed declaration of intention, including: a) Petitions for naturalization, showing petition number; court; date of petition; name, residence, occupation, date and place of birth of alien; place of departure; date of emigration; date and port of arrival in United States; name of ship in which arrival made (or mode of transportation, if not by ship); marital status of alien; name of spouse (if married); date and place of birth of spouse; name, date of birth, place of birth, and residence of each child; and signature of alien. b) Oaths of allegiance, including statement of oath, date oath administered, and signature of alien. Arranged chronologically by date recorded; indexed in file. Referenced in Index to Naturalization Records of Travis County.
Date: 1906/1907
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

Travis County Naturalization Records: Record of Declaration of Intention

Description: Notices filed by aliens from 1887 to 1902 in Travis County, declaring intention to become citizens of the United States, showing declaration number; court of jurisdiction; county; name, age, occupation, personal description, place of birth, date of birth, and present address of alien; country from which alien emigrated; name of vessel on which alien arrived or character of conveyance or name of transportation company if alien arrived by means other than vessel; alien's last foreign residence; name of foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty to which alien renouncing allegiance; port and date of arrival in United States; statement that alien not an anarchist or polygamist or believer in practice of latter; signature of alien making declaration; date sworn and subscribed; and signature of court clerk or deputy. Arranged chronologically by date filed. Referenced in Index to Naturalization Records of Travis County.
Date: 1887/1902
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

The Journey To Boerne, 4th Printing

Description: Booklet of the history of Boerne, Texas, including its founding members' immigration to the area and the development of Kendall County. The inside cover of the booklet has a road map of the area surrounding Boerne, Texas.
Date: 2007
Creator: Edmonds, Bettie
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

Travis County Naturalization Records: Declaration Minutes A, pages 209-466

Description: Notices filed by aliens, declaring intention to become citizens of United States, showing declaration number; court of jurisdiction; county; name, age, occupation, personal description, place of birth, date of birth, and present address of alien; country from which alien emigrated; name of vessel on which alien arrived or character of conveyance or name of transportation company if alien arrived by means other than vessel; alien's last foreign residence; name of foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty to which alien renouncing allegiance; port and date of arrival in United States; statement that alien not an anarchist or a polygamist or believer in practice of latter; signature of alien making declaration; date sworn and subscribed; and signature of court clerk or deputy. Arranged chronologically by date recorded; indexed in file. Part 2 of 2.
Date: 1890-11/1899-11
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). District Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County District Clerk’s Office

Travis County Naturalization Records: Declaration Minutes B

Description: Notices filed by aliens, declaring intention to become citizens of United States, showing declaration number; court of jurisdiction; county; name, age, occupation, personal description, place of birth, date of birth, and present address of alien; country from which alien emigrated; name of vessel on which alien arrived or character of conveyance or name of transportation company if alien arrived by means other than vessel; alien's last foreign residence; name of foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty to which alien renouncing allegiance; port and date of arrival in United States; statement that alien not an anarchist or a polygamist or believer in practice of latter; signature of alien making declaration; date sworn and subscribed; and signature of court clerk or deputy. Arranged chronologically by date recorded; indexed in file.
Date: 1900-03/1906-09
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). District Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County District Clerk’s Office

Travis County Naturalization Records: Naturalization Record 1890-1903

Description: Record of final action taken by district court on petitions for citizenship by aliens who have previously filed declarations of intention, including: a) Declarations of intention to become citizen, showing date of declaration; name,, country of nativity and allegiance, and age of alien; port from which emigrated; date of emigration; port and date of arrival in United States; recital of statement of application for citizenship, of intention to become citizen, and of renunciation of allegiance to foreign power; signature of declarant; and clerk's attestation. b) Petitions for naturalization, showing petition number; date of petition; court; name, place of residence, occupation, date of birth, and place of birth of alien; place of departure; date of emigration; port of arrival in United States; date of arrival; name of ship on which arrival made (or mode of transportation, if not by ship); marital status of alien; name of spouse (if married); date and place of birth of spouse; name, date of birth, place of birth, and residence of each child; and signature of alien. c) Affidavits of two witnesses as to character of alien, showing name of affiant; name of alien; statement of number of years of acquaintance with alien, whether alien has resided in United States for five years, whether in Texas for one year preceding date of application, and confirmation of alien as a person of good moral character; signature of affiant; and clerk's attestation. d) Oaths of allegiance, including statement of oath, date oath administered, and signature of alien. e) Orders of court admitting alien, showing term of court, date of proceedings, name of alien, order of court admitting petitioner, and signature of presiding judge. Arranged chronologically by date of proceedings; indexed in file. Referenced in Index to Naturalization Records of Travis County.
Date: 1890-09/1903-06
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). District Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County District Clerk’s Office

Travis County Naturalization Records: Naturalization Record 1903-1906

Description: Record of final action taken by district court on petitions for citizenship by aliens who have previously filed declarations of intention, including: a) Declarations of intention to become citizen, showing date of declaration; name,, country of nativity and allegiance, and age of alien; port from which emigrated; date of emigration; port and date of arrival in United States; recital of statement of application for citizenship, of intention to become citizen, and of renunciation of allegiance to foreign power; signature of declarant; and clerk's attestation. b) Petitions for naturalization, showing petition number; date of petition; court; name, place of residence, occupation, date of birth, and place of birth of alien; place of departure; date of emigration; port of arrival in United States; date of arrival; name of ship on which arrival made (or mode of transportation, if not by ship); marital status of alien; name of spouse (if married); date and place of birth of spouse; name, date of birth, place of birth, and residence of each child; and signature of alien. c) Affidavits of two witnesses as to character of alien, showing name of affiant; name of alien; statement of number of years of acquaintance with alien, whether alien has resided in United States for five years, whether in Texas for one year preceding date of application, and confirmation of alien as a person of good moral character; signature of affiant; and clerk's attestation. d) Oaths of allegiance, including statement of oath, date oath administered, and signature of alien. e) Orders of court admitting alien, showing term of court, date of proceedings, name of alien, order of court admitting petitioner, and signature of presiding judge. Arranged chronologically by date of proceedings; indexed in file. Referenced in Index to Naturalization Records of Travis County.
Date: 1903-09/1906-11
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). District Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County District Clerk’s Office

Travis County Naturalization Records: Declaration Minutes A, pages 1-208

Description: Notices filed by aliens, declaring intention to become citizens of United States, showing declaration number; court of jurisdiction; county; name, age, occupation, personal description, place of birth, date of birth, and present address of alien; country from which alien emigrated; name of vessel on which alien arrived or character of conveyance or name of transportation company if alien arrived by means other than vessel; alien's last foreign residence; name of foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty to which alien renouncing allegiance; port and date of arrival in United States; statement that alien not an anarchist or a polygamist or believer in practice of latter; signature of alien making declaration; date sworn and subscribed; and signature of court clerk or deputy. Arranged chronologically by date recorded; indexed in file. Part 1 of 2.
Date: 1884-10/1890-11
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). District Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County District Clerk’s Office

Early Swedish Settlers

Description: Historical survey of the history of Swedish communities in McCulloch County, especially the East Sweden area and Soldiers Waterhole historic marker. This report contains compiled stories, correspondence, and tables.
Date: 1971/1972
Creator: McCulloch County Historical Survey Committee
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

The Cabin Book; or, Sketches of Life in Texas.

Description: This is an English translation of the German text, which is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.
Date: 1844
Creator: Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Family History of Jorgen and Ane Ingvardsen

Description: Family genealogy tracing the descendants of Jorgen and Ane Ingvardsen who immigrated from Denmark and settled in Danevang, Texas around 1904. The table of contents lists: Tusind Tak, History, Register Report of Ingvart Hansen Ingvardsen, Kinship Report of Ingvart Hansen Ingvardsen, and an index (starting on page 37). Documentation also includes immigration records for family members with a photocopy of the original manifest, and photographs from several generations.
Date: February 5, 2005
Creator: Ingvardsen, Gary Allen & Flagg, Irene Hansen
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Portions of a Book About Pioneer Narratives]

Description: Portion of Narratives of the Early Settlers of the South-West containing the frontier accounts of Colonel Brown, John Shelby, John Rains, and John Carr. Many pages are partially or entirely missing.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

The cabin book: or, sketches of life in Texas

Description: This is an English translation of the German text, which is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.
Date: 1844
Creator: Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864 & Mersch, Ch. Fr.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Das Cajütenbuch: oder nationale Charakteristiken.

Description: This German text is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.
Date: 1846
Creator: Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections