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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Gustav A. Duerler Papers, 1866-1938

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Gustav A. Duerler Papers, 1866-1938



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Duerler, Gustav A., 1841-1928
Title: Gustav A. Duerler Papers
Dates: 1866-1938
Creator Abstract: Born in Switzerland, Gustav A. Duerler (1841-1928) came with his family to San Antonio, Texas, where he eventually established confectionery and pecan shelling businesses.
Content Abstract: Letters, certificates, financial documents, printed items, and notes provide information on the civic and personal activities of Gustav A. Duerler and his family.
Identification: Doc 11438
Extent: 35 items (5 folders)
Language: Materials are in English and Kurrent German.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, in 1841, Gustav Anton Duerler’s family immigrated to Texas in the 1849, settling in San Antonio, Texas. He was apprenticed in a printer’s office at an early age and worked in that field and in clerical positions before serving in the Confederate army for three years. After the Civil War, he returned to San Antonio where he established and developed a confectionery that eventually grew into the Duerler Manufacturing Company. Duerler held a number of civic positions, including San Antonio fire chief, and served several years on the city council. He married Magdalena Werner in San Antonio in 1866; they had three children. Magdalena Duerler died in 1926, Gustav A. Duerler in 1928.

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Scope and Content Note

Letters, certificates, financial documents, printed items, and notes provide information on the civic and personal activities of Gustav A. Duerler and his family. Most of the letters are personal in nature and include items received from family and friends in the German-speaking community of San Antonio. Certificates include appointments of Duerler to militia and city government positions by the Reconstruction government of Texas.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Duerler, Gustav A., 1841-1928.
Duerler, Magdalena, d. 1926.
Organizations
Texas. Militia.
Subjects
San Antonio (Tex.)
Locations
City council members--Texas--San Antonio.
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Certificates.
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Printed ephemera.

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Related Material

Herff and Duerler Families Papers, 1853-1995, Col 10441, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gustav A. Duerler Papers, 1866-1938, Doc 11438, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John Krueger and Eleanor H. Lamb, 2001 September.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 2001 December.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2010 November.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Gustav A. Duerler Papers, 1866-1938

Folder
1 Correspondence, 1869-1924
George Hoerner, San Antonio, Texas, to G. Duerler, New Braunfels, Texas, 1869 August 22.
George Hoerner, San Antonio, Texas, to G. A. Duerler, New Braunfels, Texas, 1869 August 23.
Sophie Plehwe to Lina Duerler, [circa 1870-1884] December 27.
Elise Verastegui, Toluca, Mexico, to Lina Durler, San Antonio, Texas, 1884 September 24.
Gus Duerler to unknown recipient, possibly 1886.
Gus Duerler, College Station, Texas, to unknown recipient, 1886 April 11.
Gus Duerler, College Station, Texas, to unknown recipient, 1886 April 12.
A. H. [possibly August Herff], San Antonio, Texas, to unknown recipient, 1889 July 23.
Sophie Plehwe, Leon Springs, Texas, to possibly Minnie Herff, 1889.
Gus Mueller to Gus A. Duerler, San Antonio, Texas, 1893 February 20.
Minnie Duerler to possibly mother, 1900 January 15.
Unknown sender to unknown recipient, 1904 July 26.
Berhard Dürler, St. Gallen, Switzerland, to Gustav Anton Duerler, San Antonio, Texas, 1908 August 11.
G. A. Duerler to General von Herff, Seeheim, 1908 July 17.
C. C. Leel, Manufacturers’ Club, San Antonio, Texas, to G. A. Duerler, San Antonio, Texas, 1916 November 16.
J. G. Kreijenbroek, Nederland Life Insurance Co., New York, to Gustave A. Duerler, San Antonio, Texas, 1924 March 26.
Folder
2 Certificates, 1866-1893
Bexar County: amnesty oath of G. A. Duerler, 1866 June 16.
State of Texas: appointment of G. A. Duerler, Texas Militia, with attached letter of transmission, 1870 August 16.
State of Texas: appointment of G. A. Dürler, San Antonio city councilman, 1870 September 6.
St. Gallen, Switzerland: birth certificate, Gustav Anton Dürler, 1886 April 30.
City of San Antonio: appointment of G. A. Duerler, chief of the fire department, 1893 May 2.
Folder
3 Financial records, 1908-1938 and undated
Bill: McGibbon and Company, New York, to G. A. Duerler, 1908 August 27.
Bill: Santa Rosa Infirmary, San Antonio, Texas, to G. A. Duerler, 1912 October 24.
Bill: Porter Loring, Funeral Director, San Antonio, Texas, to G. A. Duerler, 1926 December 1.
Promissory notes: Alfred Duerler, Gus A. Duerler, Minnie D. Herff, and August A. Herff to San Antonio Loan and Trust Co. [2 items, copies], 1930 June 20.
Notice of interest due: San Antonio Loan and Trust Co., 1938 October 26.
Notes on life insurance, undated.
Folder
4 Printed material, 1914-1928
Death notice, Bernhard Dürler, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1914 January 23.
Memorial book, Gustave A. Duerler, 1928.
Clippings, 3 items
Folder
5 Biographical notes

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