University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Leyendecker Family Papers, 1817-1981



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Leyendecker Family
Title Leyendecker Family Papers
Dates: 1817-1981
Abstract The Leyendecker Family Papers record in detail the business and personal affairs of one of Texas's earliest German families which came from the Rhine Valley to New York in 1828 and moved on to Texas in 1834 where they took up residence on Cummins Creek in Austin's Colony.
ID Leyendecker Family Papers
Extent 16 ft., 9 in.
Language English
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Leyendecker Family Papers record in detail the business and personal affairs of one of Texas's earliest German families. Margaretha and Friedrich Zimmerscheidt came from the Rhine Valley to New York in 1828 and moved on to Texas in 1834 where they took up residence on Cummins Creek in Austin's Colony. In 1843 they were joined by their daughter Josephine, who had stayed behind with cousins, her husband Johann Leyendecker, and their four children. These were literate, enterprising people who had been fairly successful at home. Johann Leyendecker had been mayor of the town of Neuhäusel and had operated a tavern there. The lure of free land and unlimited opportunity enticed them and a few friends and relatives to form a small pocket of immigrants in what was by that time Colorado County in the Republic of Texas. The collection reflects their isolated struggle to achieve their goals and creates a much different picture from that of the later, large communities of exclusively German immigrants.

Johann Leyendecker raised cotton and ran a gin, and he had a large herd of cattle and other livestock. His oldest son Johann Friedrich, with whose family most of the material is concerned, after serving in the Civil War, became intimately involved in Colorado County politics, held at one time or another most of the local political positions, and engaged in various types of legal and financial business, as well as investing extensively in land. He was elected to the Texas legislature in 1872. He established the Pearfield Nursery in 1876 and became well known for his horticultural activities. When he died in 1908, his daughters Katherine (Carrie) and Laura and the latter's husband Emil Brune remained in the family home and ran the nursery.


Scope and Contents

Because of the multiple public and private activities of the family, recorded in two languages over a long period and concerning disparate groups of people, there are many overlapping areas. The older account books and notebooks, in particular, almost all contain sections having to do with several different enterprises over extended, though intermittent, time periods. For instance, the account book filed under “Colorado County records” also contains farm and nursery material, financial and land accounts, and material relating to estate administration. The business correspondence and personal letters are also not mutually exclusive, and in a few places letters have been photocopied so that they could appear under two headings to point out their dual relationship; an example is the case of Andrew Waugh, Catherine Leyendecker Hahn's son-in-law, who encouraged his uncle, J. F. Leyendecker, to enter the poultry business with him. The placing of such items has been dictated by the predominant subject, if possible, or otherwise was arbitrarily made. However, serious research in any field covered by the Leyendecker Family Papers will, of course, necessitate a thorough examination of the whole collection. Although the papers are primarily organized chronologically by subject, several groups of material have been arranged by name classification. In the case of the personal letters, which are arranged alphabetically, several generations and branches of a family may appear under one name even though more than one surname is involved. The genealogy contained in the collection can be used to identify the location of the more recent branches of the family. One small deviation in the arrangement of the personal letters is the insertion of the correspondence between J. F. and F. A. Leyendecker. This correspondence recording the courtship and early years of marriage of the main protagonists in the collection had been kept together with care through the years, and it was important to maintain it as a unit. The other classified groups contain only material as indicated and are arranged alphabetically or, in the case of the school papers and copy books, chronologically.

In several areas it seemed advisable to distinguish between documentation of activities that took place in Germany and those in Texas. Generally these can be separated by the emigration date of 1843, but since Johann Leyendecker instigated a series of suits in Germany as well as selling property there after his departure, this is not always true. There is, of course, much German material throughout the collection since the Leyendeckers continued to use that language as well as English in communications with acquaintances and relatives, both in Texas and in the Old Country. Part of this material has been translated, and the translations are interfiled with the documents. In a few places only a brief indication of the contents of the German material is given. A number of the letters from friends and relatives in Germany have deteriorated to the point that much of their content cannot be deciphered. These letters, along with the crumbling pieces, have been encapsulated, and in some cases an attempt has been made to translate the more legible parts.

There are a few oversize items in each large subject area dealt with. These are listed on a separation sheet included after the inventory. Pictorial items are also listed separately, as well as materials that have been transferred to the newspaper, map, broadside, and ephemera collections.

Collection includes artifact collection.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Access to a portion of this collection is restricted. See Inventory below, Box 3P193a. Contact repository for further information.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Alpiser, Nettie see Searson, Nettie
Bailey, Vernon
Baring, Ella Vera (Coonie) see Gentry, Ella Vera Baring
Baring, Otto Albert
Baumbach, Emmet
Baumbach, Nora Frels
Becker, E.
Boedeker, Charles
Braden, Anton
Brooks, John H.
Brune, Allen
Brune, Earl K.
Brune, Emil
Brune, Laura Leyendecker
Buehring, Th.
Burgess, George Farmer
Bushway, C. H.
Cooper, Mary Reitzer
Dahse, Aug.
Dungen, Frank
Dunovant, William
Fahr, A.
Faison, J. R.
Fowler, A. J.
Fowler, Aurelia Stanger
Frels, E. Gerhardt
Frels, Emmet
Frels, Josephine Leyendecker
Frels, Nora see Baumbach, Nora Frels
Frels, William Gerhardt
Fuchs, H. T.
Gentry, Ella Vera Baring
Gra, H. B.
Grunder, John
Heinrich, Clara
Heinrich, Elizabeth see Leyendecker, Elizabeth Heinrich
Henry, Clara see Heinrich, Clara
Hillebrand, Ida Brune
Jaeger, Maria Rienhardt
Johnson, J. R.
Kessler, A. J.
Koerner, Theo.
Kroeger, Bernhard Heinrich
Laake, Angela
Laas, Annie
Laas, Louis
Laux, F. P.
Lemburg, John
Leyendecker, Carrie
Leyendecker, Elizabeth Heinrich
Leyendecker, Frances Ann Stanger
Leyendecker, George
Leyendecker, Johann
Leyendecker, Johann Baptist
Leyendecker, Josephine see also Frels, Josephine Leyendecker
Leyendecker, Josephine see also Leyendecker, Josephine Zimmerscheidt
Leyendecker, Josephine Zimmerscheidt
Leyendecker, Katherine see Leyendecker, Carrie
Leyendecker, Laura see Brune, Laura Leyendecker
Leyendecker, Peter
Leyendecker, Robert
Locke, Otto
Mally, Frederich W.
Munson, T. V.
Nockemann, Hy
Onderdonk, G.
Pirtle, N. T.
Ramsey, F. T.
Rienhardt, Friedrich
Rienhardt, Fritz
Rienhardt, Gustav Adolph
Rienhardt, Joseph
Rienhardt, Maria see Jaeger, Maria Rienhardt
Rust, Albert D.
Searson, Nettie
Shattenberg, G. A.
Speckmann, S. P.
Stanger, Frances Ann see Leyendecker, Frances Ann Stanger
Stanger, J. A.
Stanger, Mary Cowden
Starbeck, H.
Steinmann, August
Stell, W. W.
Stevens, John A.
Stringfellow, H. M.
Toland, Mary
Vestal, Frank
Vestal, Jos. W.
Wampler, Melvina Stanger
Waugh, Andrew
White, Martha Stanger
Wink, Josephine
Wink, Ludwig
Wotipka, Frank J.
Zimmerscheidt, Friedrich
Zimmerscheidt, Josephine see Leyendecker, Josephine Zimmerscheidt
Zimmerscheidt, Margaretha
Subjects
Account books
Advertising
Agriculture
Alvin Nursery Co.
American Association of Nurserymen
The Austin Nursery
Baylor University
Bees and honey
Childhood diseases see also Names of individual diseases
Civil War, 1861-1865
Civil War, 1861-1865 - Texas
Clothing and textiles
Comal Springs Nursery
Commerce
Cotton gins and ginning
County government
County records (Texas) - Colorado County
Dances and dancing
Diaries
Domestic affairs
Education
Elections
Estate administration
Farmers' organizations
Farmers Union Cotton Company
Financial affairs
Fruit
Galveston Nursery and Orchard Co.
Genealogies
German language and literature
Germans in Texas
Germany - Nineteenth century
Germany - Revolution of 1848
Headright certificates
Honey see Bees and honey
Horticulture
Houses and housing
Immigration
Jennings Nursery Company
Land
Land grants
Legal affairs
Medical practices
Merchants and stores
Money - Confederate States of America
Music
National Nut Growers' Association
Nurseries see Horticulture
Nut trees see Pecans and pecan trees
Pearfield Nursery
Pecans and pecan trees
Physicians
Poems and poetry
Politics and politicians - Texas
Poultry
Powers of attorney
Schools
Sneed Wholesale Nurseries
Soldiers, World War II, 1939-1945
Songs and singing
State Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas see Texas A&M University
Taxation, County
Taxation, State
Teachers and teaching
Texas A&M University
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College and Experiment Station see Texas A&M University
Texas Agricultural Experiment Stations
Texas Farm and Ranch
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives
Texas Nut Growers' Association
Texas State Horticultural Society
United States. Department of Agriculture. Agricultural adjustment Administration
United States. Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Plant Industry
United States. Department of Agriculture. Division of Pomology
United States Fifth Military District
Universities and colleges
Waldheim Nursery
Wills and estates
Wine and wine making
Subjects (Places)
Colorado County, Texas
Columbus, Texas
Frelsburg, Texas
Horchheim, Germany
Houston, Texas
Lockhart, Texas
Neuhäusel, Germany

Separated Material

Oversized Documents


  • Headright certificate for the Zimmerscheidt League, 10 February 1846.
  • Headright certificate for Herbert H. Oats, 1/3 league, 12 February 1846.
  • Eagle Lake Headlight, 28 May 1981, account of burning of Leyendecker home.
  • “Sale of Lands for Taxes in the Unorganized Counties of the State,” from Galveston News, 7 October 1880.
  • “Notice of Tax Sale,” Colorado Citizen supplement, 1 October 1878.
  • Herald Supplement Delinquent Tax-List, 5 March 1883.
  • Daily Democratic Statesman, 24 April 1873, contains bill introduced and amendments made by J. F. Leyendecker.
  • “Governor Hogg's Great Speech, delivered at Wills Point, Texas, April 21, 1892.”
  • “Judge Sawnie Robertson's Speech at Hillsboro,”n.d. (1892), Supplement, The Railway commission.
  • Texas Staats-Zeitung, extra, 7 August 1873, and extra, 8 August 1873, Convention der Deutschen von Texas.
  • Appointment of J. F. Leyendecker as Justice of the Peace, 2 October 1865.
  • Appointment of J. F. Leyendecker as Justice of the Peace, 25 June 1866.
  • Appointment of J. F. Leyendecker as Notary Public, 1 July 1876.
  • Appointment of J. F. Leyendecker as Supervisor of Election, 16 October 1876.
  • Appointment of J. F. Leyendecker as Trustee of the School Community, 27 September 1877.
  • Appointment of J. F. Leyendecker as Notary Public, 19 April 1879.
  • Assessment of Poll Tax by Justice of the Peace for 1871, Colorado County.
  • Southern Mercury, official journal of the Farmer's Alliance of Texas, 27 August 1891.
  • Manuscript draft of the constitution of Southern Texas Horticultural Society, n. d.
  • Nurseries and Orchards, Columbia, Missouri, February 1895, two copies.
  • International Radio Atlas, Houston Post-Dispatch, n.d.

Pictorial files


  • [3S125]
  • Decorated envelopes:
    • Nichols the Photographer, Industry, 1904.
    • Waco Engraving Co., 1899.
    • “Cotton Blockade at Central Depot,” Houston, 1903.
    • “Finest Church in the South,” Houston, 1903.
    • “Post Office,” Houston, 1903.
    • “Birds Eye View Houston,” 1903.
  • Photos of trees:
    • Four copies and the negative of “Old Daisy Pecan Tree down in field.”
    • Four copies and negative of “Pecan tree down in field rebudded.”
    • Three copies of unidentified tree.
  • Photo of a moth.
  • Photo of branch with cherries.
  • Photo of Lillian Grub (Duke Cigarette ad).
  • Section of miscellaneous art torn from book.
  • “Battle of the Big Horn,” torn from book.
  • Saloon card with cartoon.
  • Miscellaneous flowers and fruit from magazines and books.
  • Miscellaneous popular art from magazines and books.
  • “A Chart of National Flags,” 1858.
  • “Flags of all Nations,” torn from dictionary, 1914.

Newspapers and Non-textual Records


  • Colorado Citizen: 22 October 1889 (Special Edition)
  • Der Hermanns-Sohn in Texas: July 1931 (vol. 34, no. 2)
  • Daily Democratic Statesman (Austin): 29 May 1873
  • Houston Daily Post: 5 February 1893
  • Houston Post-Dispatch: 25 March 1929
  • Houston Post: 28 April 1936; 13-17, 19 April, 15 August 1945; 27, 28 July 1953; 27 December 1954; 30 January 1955
  • New-Orleans Wöchentliche Deutsche Zeitung: vol. 10 (1870-71), nos. 21, 34-35, 37, 48, 51; vol. 11 (1871-72), nos. 1 (called vol. 10 in error), 5-8, 11-12, 16-20, 24-27, 30-31, 34, 36, 38, 41, 52 vol. 12 (1872-73), nos. 2-4, 10, 15, 24, 27, 31; vol. 13 (1873-74), nos. 15, 43-46, 51-52; vol. 14 (1874-75), nos. 1-7; vol. 16 (1876-77), no. 8
  • Southern Shippers Guide: 6 December 1904
  • Wochenblatt der N.Y. Staats-Zeitung: 8 June 1878

Newspaper Collection


  • Flake's Bulletin, 28 September 1872
  • Flake's Bulletin, 12 October 1872
  • Daily State Gazette, 29 July 1877

Broadsides


  • “All (animal) fanciers are notified:... ” German handbill announcing display of a Rhinocerous, eighteenth century.
  • “To the People of Western Texas,” Western Texas Agricultural and Industrial Assn. advertisement with by-laws, n. d.
  • “Achtung, Mitbürger!” pro-Hogg flyer, n.d.
  • “Justices, Election and Commissioners' Precincts of Colorado County,” 1875, 2 copies.
  • “To the Voters of the Eighth Congressional District of Texas...”23 October 1882.
  • “Circular! Biographical Reference to the past Political Record of J. W. Johnson... 7 October 1878, 2 copies.
  • “Circular. Then and Now,” 13 July 1875, concerns J. W. Johnson.
  • “Clark on Tariff Rates,” Waco, 12 September (1892).
  • Hon. Wm. Green of Bellville, Tex., declares for Congress, n. d.
  • “To the People of Texas,” E. M. Pease speech, 1 May 1866, extra of the Southern Intelligencer.
  • Colorado Citizen Extra, 28 March 1895, “Three of our County Commissioners Indicted.”

Maps


  • Haskell County, 1879
  • Map of Mineral Section in Mason County, 15 September 1890


Administrative Information

Cite as

Leyendecker Family Papers, 1817-1987, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Processed by Jeanne R. Willson

Date: 15 September 1982


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory

box
3R41. Farm and nursery:
1. Cotton accounts, 1851-1859
2. Cotton accounts, and fragments 1860-1880, undated,
3. Cotton account books, 1841-1859
4. Cotton account books, 1859-1871
5. Cotton account books and notes, 1851-1860
6. Agricultural diaries, 1850-1859 and 1875-1878
box
3R42. Farm and nursery:
1. Agricultural diaries, 1892-1896
2. Farm work records, 1856-1869
3. Farm work and miscellaneous notes, 1851, 1857-1869, and undated
4. Nursery account books, set I, 1877-1885
5. Nursery account books, set I, 1885-1895
6. Nursery account books, set I, 1895-1898
7. Nursery account books, set I, 1898-1903
box
3R43. Farm and nursery:
1. Nursery account books, set I, 1903-1907
2. Nursery account books, set I, 1907-1913
3. Nursery account books, set I, 1913-1922
4. Nursery account books, set I, 1922-1939
5. Nursery account books, set I, 1939-1949
box
3R44. Farm and nursery:
1. Nursery account books, set I, 1949-1953
2. Nursery account books, set I, 1953-1956
3. Nursery account books, set II, 1885-1890
4. Nursery account books, set II, 1886-1887
5. Nursery account books, set II, 1886-1895
6. Nursery account books, set II, 1895-1909
7. Nursery account books, set II, 1906-1935
box
3R45. Farm and nursery:
1. Nursery account books, set II, 1935-1955
2. Nursery record books, 1885-1906
3. Nursery record books, 1895-1908
4. Miscellaneous invoices, 1934-1942 and undated
5. Miscellaneous notebooks, 1879-1955 and undated
6. Correspondence, 1877-1888
7. Correspondence, January 1889-September 1889
box
3R46. Farm and nursery:
1. Correspondence, October 1889-December 1889
2. Correspondence, 1890
3. Correspondence, January 1891-April 1891
4. Correspondence, May 1891-October 1891
5. Correspondence, November 1891-December 1891
6. Correspondence, 1892-January 1895
7. Correspondence, February 1895
box
3R47. Farm and nursery:
1. Correspondence, March 1895-June 1895
2. Correspondence, July 1895-August 1895
3. Correspondence, September 1895-October 1895
4. Correspondence, November 1895
5. Correspondence, December 1895
6. Correspondence, January 1896
box
3R48. Farm and nursery:
1. Correspondence, February 1896-March 1896
2. Correspondence, April 1896-June 1896
3. Correspondence, July 1896-September 1896
4. Correspondence, October 1896-November 1896
5. Correspondence, December 1896
6. Correspondence, January 1897-June 1897
box
3R49. Farm and nursery:
1. Correspondence, July 1897-October 1897
2. Correspondence, November 1897-December 1897
3. Correspondence, January 1898-February 1898
4. Correspondence, March 1898-May 1898
5. Correspondence, June 1898-October 1898
6. Correspondence, November 1898-December 1898
box
3R50. Farm and nursery:
1. Correspondence, January 1899-April 1899
2. Correspondence, May 1899-October 1899
3. Correspondence, November 1899-December 1899
4. Correspondence, January 1900-February 1900
5. Correspondence, March 1900-September 1900
box
3R51. Farm and nursery:
1. Correspondence, October 1900-November 1900
2. Correspondence, December 1900-January 1901
3. Correspondence, February 1901-October 1901
4. Correspondence, November 1901-December 1901
5. Correspondence, January 1902-February 1902
6. Correspondence, March 1902-September 1902
box
3R52. Farm and nursery:
1. Correspondence, October 1902-December 1902
2. Correspondence, January 1903-May 1903
3. Correspondence, June 1903-November 1903
4. Correspondence, December 1903-January 1904
5. Correspondence, February 1904-May 1904
6. Correspondence, June 1904-October 1904
7. Correspondence, November 1904-December 1904
box
3R53. Farm and nursery:
1. Correspondence, January 1905-June 1905
2. Correspondence, July 1905-October 1905
3. Correspondence, November 1905-December 1905
4. Correspondence, January 1906-February 1906
5. Correspondence, March 1906-July 1906
6. Correspondence, August 1906-October 1906
box
3R54. Farm and nursery:
1. Correspondence, November 1906-December 1906
2. Correspondence, January 1907-March 1907
3. Correspondence, April 1907-August 1907
4. Correspondence, September 1907-November 1907
5. Correspondence, December 1907
6. Correspondence, January 1908
box
3R55. Farm and nursery:
1. Correspondence, February 1908-March 1908
2. Correspondence, April 1908-1918
3. Correspondence, 1919-1931
4. Correspondence, 1932-1963 and undated
5. Undated miscellany
6. J. F. Leyendecker's literary productions, undated
7. Agents' order slips and records of orders, 1886-1908
8. Competition and awards, 1889, 1896, and 1920
9. Letterhead envelopes received, 1895-1907 and 1919
box
3R56. Farm and nursery:
1. Pearfield Nursery catalogues, 1888-1910
2. Pearfield Nursery catalogues, undated
3. Horticultural literature, 1840, 1872-1888
4. Horticultural literature, 1893-1905, 1930, and undated
5. Horticultural catalogues and advertisements, 1878-1888
6. Horticultural catalogues and advertisements, 1889-1901
box
3R57. Farm and nursery:
1. Horticultural catalogues and advertisements, 1902-1913
2. Horticultural catalogues and advertisements, 1933-1934 and undated
3. Agricultural literature, 1872-1903 and 1914-1927
4. Agricultural catalogues and advertisements, 1855 and 1890-1897
5. Agricultural catalogues and advertisements, 1904-1911 and undated
6. Farmers' organization literature, 1886-1907 and undated
7. Clippings, 1887-1906 and undated
box
3R58. Personal affairs:
Classified letters:
1. Ruby Fincher Allen, 1918-1930
2. Otto Baring and family, March 1889-July 1901
3. Otto Baring and family, August 1901-1908 and 1914
4. Eva Barker, 1899-1902
5. Nora Frels Baumbach, May 1898-March 1902
6. Nora Frels Baumbach, April 1902-December 1902
7. Nora Frels Baumbach, January 1903-May 1904
8. Nora Frels Baumbach, June 1904-December 1905
box
3R59. Personal affairs:
Classified letters:
1. Nora Frels Baumbach, 1906-1918, 1926, and undated
2. Baumbach family, 1907, 1923, 1933-1944, and undated
3. Allen Brune and family, 1930-1941 and undated
4. Emil Brune, 1906-1912, 1937, 1942, 1954, and undated
5. Laura Leyendecker Brune, 1900-1910 and 1930-1950
6. Karolina Rienhardt Daeffner family, 1850 and undated
7. Minnie Deason, 1908
8. Anna Eickelberg, 1923 and 1934-1938
9. Ferdinanda Erben, 1852 and undated
10. Alfred Fahndrich, 1891-1906
11. E. Gerhardt Frels, 1900-1908 and 1926
12. Emmet Frels, 1891, 1901-1907, 1918, 1922, and undated
13. Emmet Frels family, 1907-1908, 1928-1944, and undated
box
3R60. Personal affairs:
Classified letters:
1. Josephine Leyendecker Frels, 1901-1910
2. Josephine Leyendecker Frels, 1914, 1926, 1933-1941
3. Josephine Leyendecker Frels, 1942-1952
4. William Gerhardt Frels and family, 1875-1949
5. Olivia Gray, 1878 and 1898-1902
6. Hahn family, 1877-1899 and 1939-1940
7. Heinrich (Henry) family, 1901-1905 and 1940
8. Ida Hillebrand and family, 1900-1910, 1941, and 1958
9. Jacob and margaretha Kalb, 1845
10. A. J. Kessler, 1899-1902
11. Theo. Koerner and family, 1895-1907
box
3R61. Personal affairs:
Classified letters:
1. Laake family, 1897-1933 and undated
2. Laas family, 1896-1906 and 1952
3. Leyendeckers of Friedrichsburg, 1847-1855 and 1877
4. Katherine (Carrie) Leyendecker, 1901-1946 and undated
5. Clifford Leyendecker, 1941-1942
6. Elizabeth Heinrich Leyendecker, 1899-1952
7. Elizabeth Heinrich Leyendecker, 1953-March 1962
8. Elizabeth Heinrich Leyendecker, April 1962-1965 and undated
9. Frances Ann Stanger Leyendecker, 1901
10. George Leyendecker, 1898-1900
11. Johann and Josephine Leyendecker, 1865 and undated
12. J. B. Leyendecker and family, 1864-1914 and undated
box
3R62. Personal affairs:
Classified letters:
1. J. F. Leyendecker, 1855-1899
2. J. F. and F. A. Leyendecker correspondence, 1859-1873
3. Peter Leyendecker, undated
4. Robert Leyendecker, 1900-1905
5. Robert Leyendecker, 1906-1941
6. Adelia McBride, 1906-1907
7. Almeta Find Nave, 1899-1908
8. Rienhardt family, 1844-1848
9. Rienhardt family, 1849-1850
10. Rienhardt family, 1851-1853
box
3R63. Personal affairs:
Classified letters:
1. Rienhardt family, 1855-1859
2. Rienhardt family, 1867, 1886-1907, and undated
3. Anna Schmiedekamp, 1910 and 1923-1924
4. Schneider family, 1894
5. E. A. and Nettie Searson, 1898-1902
6. Nettie Searson, 1903
7. Nettie Searson Alpiser, 1904-1910 and 1917
8. Sophie Seyl, 1837 and 1846
9. S. P. Speckmann and family, 1896-1907
box
3R64. Personal affairs:
Classified letters:
1. Stanger family, 1855-1899
2. Stanger family, 1900-1904
3. Stanger family, 1905-1963 and undated
4. Johanna Steinmann, 1924-1933
5. Stevens family, 1899-1907
6. Wink family, 1835-1865 and 1891
7. Margaretha Zimmerscheidt, 1851, 1857, and undated
8. Miscellaneous letters, 1837-1896
9. Miscellaneous letters, 1897-1954 and undated
box
3R65. Personal affairs:
Domestic concerns:
1. Handiwork, 1904, 1935, and undated
2. Recipes and compounds, 1843, 1892, and undated
3. Household notes, 1852-1857, 1909-1914, and undated
4. Miscellaneous shopping lists, undated
Medicine:
5. Medical bills, 1852-1948
6. Prescriptions and remedies, 1863 and undated
7. Printed material, 1905, 1933, and undated
Obituary material:
8. Clippings, 1899-1980 and undated
9. Miscellaneous, 1891-1962
10. Christmas cards, 1912-1940 and undated
11. Miscellaneous greeting cards, 1901, 1940, 1947, and undated
12. Wedding announcements and invitations, 1891-1968 and undated
13. Miscellaneous announcements, programs, and invitations, 1887-1962 and undated
14. Miscellaneous clippings, 1875-1973 and undated
box
3R66. 1. Miscellaneous Civil War documents, 1862-1867 and undated
Schools and education:
2. Correspondence, 1853-1924 and undated
Classified school papers and copy books:
3. J. F. Leyendecker, undated
4. Katherine (Carrie) Leyendecker, 1877, 1881, and undated
5. Adolph Leyendecker, 1882-1886 and undated
6. George Leyendecker, 1889-1893 and undated
box
3R67. Schools and education:
Classified school papers and copy books:
1. Robert Leyendecker, 1890-1893 and undated
2. Peter Leyendecker, 1887-1891 and undated
3. Laura Leyendecker, 1895-1897 and undated
4. Emil Brune, 1892-1893 and undated
5. Earl K. Brune, undated
box
3R68. Schools and education:
Classified school papers and copy books:
1. Allen Brune, 1922-1925
2. Unidentified, 1896 and undated
3. Unidentified, undated
4. German elementary schoolbooks, 1854-1874
box
3R69. Schools and education:
1. Miscellaneous German schoolbooks, 1858-1865 and undated
Arts and literature:
Popular German literature:
2. Children's magazines, 1891-1895
3. Schinderhannes, undated
4. Kätchen Schneider, part 1, undated
5. Der Bastard, parts 9 and 28, undated
6. Ignaz von Loyola, parts 1-7, undated
box
3R70. Arts and literature:
Popular German literature:
1. Ignaz von Loyola, parts 8-9 and 11-16, undated
2. Ignaz von Loyola, parts 18-24, undated
3. Calendars and almanacs, 1861-1914 and undated
4. Magazine and newspaper subscription correspondence, 1859-1910 and 1923-1946
box
3R71. Arts and literature:
Poems and songs:
1. Manuscripts, 1855, 1861, and undated
2. Printed material, 1876-1902 and undated
Music:
3. Manuscript scores, Civil War period
4. Manuscript scores, 1896 and undated
5. Printed scores, 1879
Business and financial affairs in Germany:
6. Correspondence, 1829-1845 and undated
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3R72. Business and financial affairs in Germany:
1. Correspondence, 1846-1852 and undated
2. Miscellaneous account books, 1829-1838 and undated
3. Miscellaneous account books, 1841-1843
Business and financial affairs in Texas:
4. Correspondence, 1843-1859
5. Correspondence, 1860-1869
6. Correspondence, 1870-1877
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3R73. Business and financial affairs in Texas:
1. Correspondence, 1880-1899
2. Correspondence, 1900-1965
3. Correspondence, undated
4. Bank accounts, 1880-1952
5. E. Becker, M.D., account books, 1880
6. E. Becker, M.D., account books, 1881
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3R74. Business and financial affairs in Texas:
1. E. Becker, M.D., account books, 1881-1887
2. E. Becker, M.D., account collection, 1881-1885
Land:
3. Correspondence and documentation, 1841-1858
4. Correspondence and documentation, 1860-1869
5. Correspondence and documentation, 1870-1873
6. Correspondence and documentation, 1874-1879
7. Correspondence and documentation, 1880-1889
8. Correspondence and documentation, 1890-1895
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3R75. Land:
1. Correspondence and documentation, 1896-1899
2. Correspondence and documentation, 1900-1905, 1928, and 1944
3. Correspondence and documentation, undated
4. Records and accounts, 1880-1899
5. Miscellaneous records, 1880-1885
6. Tax receipts, 1850-1884
7. Tax receipts, 1885-1911
8. Tax receipts, 1912-1961
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3R76. Land:
1. Tax deeds, 1877-1882
2. Tax deeds, 1883-1886
3. Official documents, 1817 and 1833-1843
4. Litigation correspondence, 1847-1849
Classified litigation:
5. Peter Best, 1847-1849
6. Peter Dillschnitter, 1847-1849
7. Bernhard Fein, 1849-1850
8. Adam Fries, 1847-1850
9. Johann Rosenbach, 1847-1849
10. Peter Joseph Segner, 1847-1849
11. Friedrich Stotz, 1849-1850
12. Peter Stotz, 1849
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3R77. Legal affairs in Texas:
1. Family litigation and correspondence, 1849-1897 and 1920-1923
Classified estate administration:
2. Mary Reitzer Cooper, 1903, 1922-1930, and undated
3. Frank Dungen, 1866-1884 and undated
4. John Grunder, 1889
5. Bernhard Heinrich Kroeger, 1845-1854 and undated
6. Johann Leyendecker, 1869-1883 and undated
7. Mary Toland, 1872
Colorado County records:
8. Correspondence, 1845-1868
9. Correspondence, 1869
10. Correspondence, 1870-1871
11. Correspondence, 1872-1874
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3R78. Colorado County records:
1. Correspondence, 1875-1908, 1930, and undated
2. Fifth Military District General Orders, 1868-1869
3. Account book, 1868-1900
4. Miscellaneous notebooks, 1868-1882
5. Clippings, 1871-1903 and 1920
6. Miscellaneous blank forms
Politics:
7. Correspondence, 1868-1878
8. Correspondence, 1880-1898
9. Correspondence, 1900- 1908
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3R79. Politics:
1. Printed material, 1870-1908 and undated
2. Election tickets, 1866-1893 and undated
3. Legislatorial correspondence, 1872-1876 and undated
4. Miscellaneous clippings, 1871-1896 and undated
Family history:
5. Zimmerscheidt-Leyendecker house, 1976, 1981, and undated
6. Genealogy
7. Miscellaneous genealogical material, 1843, 1902, 1908, and undated
8. Family tree
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3R79. 9. Solicitation, 1876-1904
10. Solicitation, 1933-1939 and undated
11. Merchandise and advertising, 1901-1941 and undated
12. Miscellaneous printed material, 1879, 1889, 1905, 1955, and undated
13. Business and calling cards, undated
14. Miscellaneous envelopes and addresses, 1853, 1891, and undated
15. Miscellany and fragments, undated
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3S49. Nursery plate book, around 1888
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3S125. Oversize documents: See separation sheet
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3P193a RESTRICTED
Prescription records, Columbus Drug Store, Columbus, Texas, October 24, 1944-June 6, 1946