University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ethel Hander Geue Papers, 1842-1978



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Geue, Ethel Hander
Title: Geue, Ethel Hander Papers
Dates: 1842-1978
Abstract: Ethel Hander Geue (1904-1978), born in Beaumont, Texas, was an author and genealogical researcher. Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, maps, notes, and other items she gathered for the publication of her books, as well as additional material on the Geue, Hander, and other families, related to German immigration to Texas and the United States.
Accession No.: 80-010
Extent: 10 ft., 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Geue, Ethel Hander--Archives.
Geue, Chester William
Subjects
Genealogy--United States
Genealogy--Texas
Historians--Texas
Authors--Texas
Germans--Texas
Germans--Texas--Genealogy
Germans--Texas--History
Germany--Emigration and immigration
Texas--Emigration and immigration
Places
Beaumont (Tex.)
New Braunfels (Tex.)
Comal County (Tex.)
Bexar County (Tex.)
Blanco County (Tex.)
Germany

Related Material

See also the Chester W. Geue Papers


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ethel Hander Geue Papers, 1842-1978, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.


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