A Guide to the Ethel Hander Geue Papers, 1842-1978
Ethel Hander Geue (1904-1978), born in Beaumont, Texas, was an author and genealogical researcher. She was educated at the University of Texas and was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the Texas State Historical Society, and the Texas State Genealogical Society. With her husband, Chester William Geue, she wrote the books A New Land Beckoned: German Emigrants to Texas, 1844-1847 and New Homes in a New Land: German Emigrants to Texas, 1847-1861.
Source: "Geue, Ethel Hander." Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
The Ethel Hander Geue Papers, 1842-1978, consist of correspondence, photographs, maps, notes, and other items Geue gathered for the publication of her books, as well as additional genealogical material on the Geue, Hander, and other families in Texas and Europe, related to German immigration to Texas and the United States. The papers also relate to Lutheran and Protestant churches and clergy.
Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings; Texas and United States censuses; marriage, cemetery, and probate records; ship lists; and land and colonization contracts and reports; all of which relate to the immigration of Germans and other Europeans to Texas and the United States.
The collection is open for research.
Ethel Hander Geue Papers, 1842-1978, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers