University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Adolf Fuchs Family Papers, 1845-1846, 1882-1885, 1906-1942, 1969

Descriptive Summary

Creator Fuchs, Adolf
Title Adolf Fuchs Family Papers
Dates: 1805-1969
Extent 1 volume.
Language English
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Adolf Fuchs came to Texas from Koelzow, Germany, in 1845, first settling in Austin County and then moving to Burnet County in 1853. He was a pastor and composer.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, sheet music, a ledger, personal narratives, poems, pictorial materials and a sermon document the Fuchs family of German-born Texans. Included are records of the Fuchs farm (1882-1885); a diary (1881-1882) of Adolf Fuch's daughter-in-law, Caroline Romberg Fuchs; and Adolf Fuchs' musical compositions. Correspondence relates to personal matters and Texas politics.


Use Restrictions

Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult reference staff for further information.

Index Terms

Fuchs, Adolf, 1805-1855--Archives.
Fuchs, Adolf, 1805-1885--Pictoral works.
Fuchs, Caroline Romberg--Diaries.
Fuchs family--Pictoral works.
German Americans--Texas.
Immigrants' writings, German--Texas.

Administrative Information

Cite as:

Adolf Fuchs Family Papers, 1845-1846, 1882-1885, 1906-1942, 1969, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection



2E367 Adolf Fuchs:
"Farewell to the Old World," farewell sermon of Pastor Adolf Fuchs delivered at Koclzow, Meklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, on the twentieth Sunday after the Trinity, 1845
Correspondence, February 27, 1846
Song lyrics, undated
Songbook table of contents [typescript]
Songbook, [original] undated
Songbook, photostats undated
3H13 Robert von Adolf Fuchs, (CD-ROM) (1842)
3E367 Ottilie Fuchs Goeth, Memoir of a Texas Pioneer Grandmother, 1969
Conrad A. Goeth, correspondence, March 31, 1906 - July 21, 1942
Caroline Romberg Fuchs, diary, January 1, 1881 - January 7, 1882
Fuchs farm:
Plan for orchard, 1884
Cattle book, 1888
Accounts and notes, 1882-1885
Fuchs family history material:
"Mothers of the Nineteenth Century," by Frieda H. Fuchs, June 7, 1936
"Seeds of Freedom," by Paula Weston, undated
"At Grandfather's," by Helene Romberg McKensen
"On Emigration from the Rural Areas in Mecklenburg in the Previous Century" by Dr. Ali Suleiman (copy)
"Mail from Texas: Descendants of Adolf Fuchs, Reported in Rostock." by Werner Pade, Rostock and translated by Kenneth W. Fuchs (copy)
"Mecklenburg-Magazine," (copy of a translation) Friday, September 6, 2002
Kenneth W. Fuchs, letter to Dr. Werner Pade, (copy) March 14, 2003
3S41 Photographs:
Adolf Fuchs
Fuchs family
Fuchs family home
3S134 Oversized pictorial material
3Y129 Restricted
Photographic negatives