Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the George Frederic Oheim Papers, 1846-1942



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Oheim, George Frederic, 1865-1947
Title: George Frederic Oheim Papers
Dates: 1846-1942
Creator Abstract: A native of Bavaria, George Frederic Oheim (1865-1947) was the long-time editor of the New Braunfels Zeitung, a German-language newspaper in New Braunfels, Texas.
Content Abstract: The George Frederic Oheim Papers contain correspondence, printed material, and manuscripts related to historical research and writing. Over 170 complete and partial copies of newspapers, most from various locations in Texas and most published in German, have been separated from the collection.
Identification: Doc 6177
Extent: Approximately 60 items (8 folders)
Language: Materials are in German and English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

George Frederic Oheim was born in Bavaria (Germany) on 1865 May 7. According to the 1900 census, he immigrated to the United States in 1880. He married Amy Lou Bell in 1884; the couple had five children: Monroe, Oscie, Joseph, Annie Lou, and Frederic.

George Oheim was working as a teacher at the Watson School in New Braunfels, Texas, when he bought out a partner of the New Braunfels Zeitung, a German-language newspaper, and assumed the editorship on 1899 August 3. He remained in this position until he became ill in 1941, at which time his son took over as editor. George Frederic Oheim died on 1947 June 5. His son Frederic took over ownership of the paper in 1948 after the death of his father’s partner.


Scope and Content Note

The George Frederic Oheim Papers contain correspondence, printed material, and manuscripts related to historical research and writing. Included are photocopies of letters and other documents of Heinrich Guenther, a pioneer New Braunfels educator and musician. Many of these were used as sources for an article on Guenther and German musical societies, the manuscript of which is included. Two original printed items are found in the papers, both issued by Gen. John Bankhead Magruder, concerning the defense of Texas during the Civil War.

Over 170 complete and partial copies of newspapers, most from various locations in Texas and most published in German, have been separated from the collection. Many of the earliest issues apparently were gathered by Hermann Seele, a predecessor of Oheim's at the New Braunfels newspaper.


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
Oheim, George Frederic, 1865-1947.
Guenther, Heinrich, 1821-1870.
Seele, Hermann.
Magruder, John Bankhead, 1807-1871.
Subjects
German American newspapers--Texas.
American newspapers--Texas.
Germans--Texas.
Choral societies--Texas.
Newspaper editors--Texas--New Braunfels.
Locations
New Braunfels (Tex.)--History.
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources.
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Correspondence.
Manuscripts.
Newspapers.
Printed ephemera.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Frederic Oheim Papers, 1846-1942, Doc 6177, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Frederic Oheim through the Institute of Texan Cultures, 1978-1979.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1997 November.

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


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

George Frederic Oheim Papers, 1846-1942

Folder
1 Letter: Adina De Zavala, San Antonio, Texas, to G. F. Oheim, New Braunfels, Texas, 1942 February 25.
Folder
2 Special orders: J. Bankhead Magruder, special orders no. 44, 1863 September 18.
Circular: J. Bankhead Magruder, “To the Soldiers and Citizens of Texas,” 1863 September 19.
Folder
3 Correspondence and manuscripts [photocopies], 1903-1939.
Folder
4 Manuscripts: “Texanische Sänger-Geschichte in den Jahren 1852 bis 1856,” “Ernst v. Rosenberg” [incomplete], “Casper Real,” articles published in Jahrbuch der Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung fuer 1942 [photocopies].
Folder
5 Heinrich Guenther documents [photocopies], 1846-1869.
Folder
6 Heinrich Guenther letters [photocopies], 1853-1862.
Folder
7 Document [photocopy], 1895.
Folder
8 Printed material [photocopies], 1876-1906, undated.



 

Separated Newspapers

Over 170 complete and partial copies of newspapers, most from various locations in Texas and most published in German, have been separated from the collection. Additional information about these items can be found in the inventory for the Newspaper Collection (DRT 12).
[Austin] Supplement to the Texas Almanac Extra
[Austin] State Gazette Appendix
[Austin] Texas Staats-Bulletin
[Austin] Texas Staats-Zeitung
[Austin] Texas Vorwärts
[Austin] Tri-Weekly State Gazette
[Austin] Das Wochenblatt
[Austin] Wochenblatt der Texas Post
[Dallas] Nord Texas Presse
[Halletsville] Lavaca County Nachrichten
[Houston] Der Texas Democrat
Lockharter Zeitung
Neu Braunfelser Post
Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung
[San Antonio] Freie Press für Texas
San Antonio Texan
[San Antonio] Texas Banner
[San Antonio] Texas Staats-Zeitung
Seguiner Zeitung
[Seguin] The Southern Confederacy
[Victoria] Der Texas Democrat
[Baltimore] Der Deutsche Correspondent
Berliner Zeitung am Mittag
Charlottenburger Zeitung Neue Zeit
[Indianapolis] Spottvogel
[Indianapolis] Die Zukunst
[Leipzig] Illustrirte Zeitung
[Mexico City] Deutsche Zeitung von Mexiko
[Milwaukee] Freidenker
[New York] Sonntagsblatt Staats-Zeitung und Herold
[New York] Texas New Yorker
[Shanghai] Der Ostasiatische Lloyd