Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Marguerite T. Leroux Papers, 1821-1911, 1944-1949



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Leroux, Marguerite T., 1898-1991
Title: Marguerite T. Leroux Papers
Dates: 1821-1911, 1944-1949
Creator Abstract: A longtime resident of San Antonio, Texas, Marguerite Theresa Leroux (1898-1991) served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II. Her Brock family ancestors came from Germany to Texas during the Republic period and settled in Galveston. Leroux was a member of the Alamo Mission Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Content Abstract: Letters, military documents, legal documents, certificates, scrapbooks, and printed material make up the Marguerite Theresa Leroux Papers, documenting milestones of various family members and Leroux's World War II experiences.
Identification: Col 2325
Extent: 2.46 linear feet (2 oversize boxes)
Language: Materials are in German, some with English translations, and English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

A longtime resident of San Antonio, Texas, Marguerite Theresa Leroux (1898-1991) served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II. Her Brock family ancestors came from Germany to Texas during the Republic period and settled in Galveston. Leroux was a member of the Alamo Mission Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas.


Scope and Content Note

Letters, military documents, legal documents, certificates, scrapbooks, and printed material make up the Marguerite Theresa Leroux Papers, documenting milestones of various family members and Leroux's World War II experiences. Some items in the collection are photocopies.


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.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Leroux, Marguerite T., 1898-1991.
Brock, Johann George, 1794-1861.
Brock family.
Leroux family.
Moench family.
Organizations
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
Subjects
Germans--Texas.
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female.
Locations
United States--Armed forces--Women.
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Certificates.
Correspondence.
Genealogies.
Newspapers.
Printed ephemera.
Scrapbooks.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Marguerite T. Leroux Papers, 1821-1911, 1944-1949, Col 2325, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Marguerite T. Leroux, 1981 April.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1997 October.

Collection arrived with some English translations. Additional German-language materials translated by Peter B. Gawenda, 1984.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Tom D'Amore, 2011 August.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Marguerite T. Leroux Papers, 1821-1911, 1944-1949

Box Folder
Oversize 2 Correspondence, 1826-1875, 1945
1 F. W. Schröder, Vienna, Austria, to Wilhelmina Schröder, Dresden, Germany, 1826 March 26.
Letter to Johann George Brocke, 1828 June 13.
Fried. Gloor to Wilhelmine Cath. Mönch, German with English translation, 1875.
2 Marguerite Leroux, Hollandia, New Guinea, 1945 June 28.
9 Military records: Johann George Brocke, Gorlitz, Germany, German with English translation, 1821 November 29.
3 Licenses and permits, 1828, 1838
Lodging permit: Juliane Wilhelmine Brocke, Dresden, Germany, German with English translation, 1828 March 28.
Trade license: Johann George Brocke, Dresden, Germany, German with English translation, 1838 July 25.
10 Passport: City Police to Johann George Brocke, Dresden, Germany, German with English translation, 1839 June 25.
Baptismal certificates, 1842-1898
4 Amalia Anna Bauer, Vienna, Austria, 1842 July 7, German with English translation, certificate dated 1866 July 16.
Wilhelmine Katherine Mönch, Galveston, Texas, German with English translation, 1862 February 9.
Box
Oversize 1 Wilhelmine Catherine Moench, Galveston, Texas, 1862 February 9, certificate dated 1880 December 12.
Box Folder
Oversize 2 11 Theresa Wilhelmina Brock, Galveston, Texas, 1869 November 20, certificate dated 1873 November 21.
Auguste Caroline Brock, Galveston, Texas, 1873 April 20, certificate dated 1873 April 21.
Box
Oversize 1 John George Brock, Galveston, Texas, 1877 April 7, certificate dated 1877 May 26.
Antoinette Dororthea Brock, Galveston, Texas, 1881 December 25, certificate dated 1882 February 1.
Antoinette Etna Leroux, Galveston, Texas, 1891 January 1, certificate dated 1891 February 9.
John George Leroux, Galveston, Texas, 1897 May 2, certificate dated 1897 July 21.
Marguerite Theresa Leroux, Galveston, Texas, 1898 July 24.
Confirmation certificates, 1883-1911
Therese Wilhelmine Brock, Galveston, Texas, 1883 March 18, certificate dated 1883 March 20.
Johann Georg Brock, Galveston, Texas, 1890 March 30, German with English translation, certificate dated 1890 March 31.
Antoinette Dorothea Brock, Galveston, Texas, 1896 March 29.
Antoinette Edna Leroux, Galveston, Texas, 1906 April 22.
John George Leroux, Galveston, Texas, 1911 April 9.
Margeurite Therese Leroux, Galveston, Texas, 1911 April 9.
Marriage certificate: Anton Brock and Wilhelmine Moench, Galveston, Texas, 1880 September 5, certificate dated 1880 December 3.
Box Folder
Oversize 2 5 Funeral notice: Anna Elizabeth Pliska, Vienna, Austria, German with English translation, 1949 October 12.
6 Proclamation: Arbor Day proclamation, J. S. Hogg, 1892 January 14.
Genealogies: A Genealogical Table of the Ancestors of the Brock and Leroux Families.
Scrapbooks, 1944-1945
“Memoirs of No. A-808190 in the Women’s Army Corps,” 1944.
1945
12 Newspapers, 1944-1945
Honolulu Advertiser, 1944 August 10.
[Manila] Courier, 1945 September 2.
Liwayway, 1945 September 3.
Daily Pacifican, 1945 September 9.
Manila Chronicle, 1945 September 12.
Daily Pacifican, 1945 September 30.
Daily Pacifican, 1945 October 9.
Daily Pacifican, 1945 October 10.
Daily Pacifican, 1945 October 13.
7 Printed material
Brochure: Ahnentafel [photocopy], German with English translation.
Pamphlet: Robert M. Franklin, The Battle of Galveston [photocopy], 1911.
8 Artifact: pressed flowers, removed from letter of 1828 June 13.