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, 2014-181
OCLC No.: 658055740
Extent: 11 ft.
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.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Index Terms

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

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.

Subsequent revisions made by Esther Kirchner 2015.

Detailed Description of the Papers



3F393 Correspondence
General 1928, 1949-1978 and undated
3F394 Genealogy
Adair - Hornburg 1845, 1887-1892, 1934, 1953-1974 and undated
3F395 Johnson - Mueller 1845-1849, 1882, 1901, 1917, 1959-1979 and undated
3F396 Nolte - Zahn 1861-1880, 1930-1933, 1952, 1963-1974 and undated
Certification of genealogy 1968-1972 and undated
Miscellaneous 1886-1890, 1962-1972 and undated
Genealogical research
German 1958 and undated
Heraldry 1959, 1972 and undated
Lutheran Church 1952 and undated
3F397 Geue and related families in Texas and Europe 1844-1850, 1866-1868, 1889, 1917, 1943, 1957-1965 and undated
3F398 Hander family in Texas and Europe 1850, 1903, 1943, 1959-1970 and undated
Maren Echels Schmidt Hander 1962-1973 and undated
Christian William Hander album and ledger 1854, 1894-1912, 1961-1970
3F399 Stirpes 1961-1972
Our Heritage, surname index undated
Publications, leaflets, and miscellany 1958-1974 and undated
3F400 St. Peter's Church, Spring 1963-1964 and undated
Lutheran pastors in United States 1930
St. John's Lutheran Church, Neudorf and Cypress undated
First Protestant Church, New Braunfels undated
Reverend Frederick Leigh undated
Nassau Farm 1930
German colony in Knox County 1902
Mormons and genealogy 1971-1972 and undated
German newspapers in Texas 1903, 1968-1970 and undated
New Braunfels Zeitung newspaper clippings 1853-1860, 1961
Texas counties undated
Naturalization and census records 1965-1966 and undated
German settlers
Hermann Lehmann and Indians 1923, 1972
Civil War 1961-1970
Index to Texas death records Flu - Ga 1903-1940
Austin and Comal County obituaries 1853-1854, 1964-1972 and undated
Texas census, 1850-1860, from Balkan and Eastern European American Genealogical and Historical Society 1967 and undated
United States census, 1870, Austin and Comal Counties 1870, 1965
Our Heritage surname indices 1959-1968
Marriage, cemetery and probate records
Bexar County marriage and cemetery records 1848-1852, 1879
Blanco County marriage and cemetery records undated
Comal County marriage cemetery and probate records 1846-1907, 1961 and undated
Texans in battle at San Jacinto and Germans at Alamo and Goliad 1845-1851, 1934-1942
Pioneer families undated
3F401 A New Land Beckoned
Contract and related information 1966-1974 and undated
Germans in Texas before 1844, 1906-1908, 1962
Prince Solm's reports 1844-1845, 1966-1967 and undated
Revision notes 1844, 1966-1973 and undated
3F402 Book reviews 1967-1969
Page proofs [1966?]
New Homes in a New Land
Contract and related information 1969-1975 and undated
Germans in Texas 1850 and undated
Miscellaneous 1852 and undated
Page proofs undated
Revisions undated
3F403 Publications about Germany and Austria
Ship passenger lists
Alberdina - Auguste Meline 1844-1871, 1965-1972
Bassermann - Buddeke 1845-1871
Canapus - Crede 1845-1871
Diamant - Dyle 1845-1867
Element - Everhard 1845-1870, 1972
Ferdinand - Friedrich Grosse 1844-1868
Galliot Concordia - Gutenberg 1845-1870
Hamilton - Hersel 1844-1880, 1966-1972
Iris 1857-1868, 1968
3F404 James Edward - Juno 1844-1860, 1972 and undated
Karl Ferdinand - Mississippi 1846-1855, 1871, 1972
Nahant - Norvegien 1844-1871, 1966
Orient - Riga 1845-1851, 1972
Sarah - Suwa 1845-1853, 1867
Talisman - Timoleon 1845-1853, 1967-1968
Weser - York 1844-1871
Passengers A - Z 1845-1847, 1936-1938, 1966-1972
Ship lists
Solms' Archive, New Braunfels 1845-1859, 1931, 1973 and undated
Mass immigration of Germans to Texas 1844-1871 1966-1969
Unidentified 1847 and undated
3F405 Immigrants
Advice to immigrants 1851
Information 1871, 1883, 1902, 1971 and undated
German land contracts 1844-1849, 1964-1972
Colonization contracts and reports 1844-1947, 1859-1862, 1967-1972
Lists 1844-1850, 1966-1972
Fisher-Miller documents 1842-1845, 1964 and undated
Lists of names in Texas 1854, 1901, 1970 and undated
Germans to Texans 1842-1860, 1901, 1931-1933, 1964-1972 and undated
Books on German Texans 1966-1969 and undated
Germans in Texas prior to 1844 1969 and undated
Germans in Texas post-1845 1966
3F406 Czechs in Texas 1972 and undated
Polish in Texas 1966-1973 and undated
Wends in Texas undated
Mennonites from Russia to Texas and Oklahoma undated
Castro Colony research 1843-1844 and undated
Comal County 1852, 1966 and undated
Guadalupe County surname census 1860
Guadalupe County marriage records 1860-1871
Harris County naturalization index 1876-1892
Travis County citizenship and voter registry list 1971 and undated
Williamson County cemeteries undated
New Braunfels obituaries 1972-1973
Der Hermanns Sohn in Texas 1901-1903
Meusebach's report to Verein 1851
Count Castell's report 1847
Malcolm McLean, 1972
German American Ladies' College, Austin, Texas 1875
Soundex and use of Texas census undated
Fredericksburg architecture 1972
"Tolbert's Texas" 1969-1971 and undated
Texas newspaper clippings 1960-1973 and undated
Texas cities 1960-1972 and undated
Indianola Texas 1960-1972
German towns undated
World Conference on Records 1969
Miscellaneous 1851, 1965-1972 and undated
Germany 1966 and undated
North America [1851-1854?] and undated
New Braunfels 1967 and undated
Texas 1850-1851, 1863, 1972 and undated
Index to historical map of Texas undated
3F407 Chester W. Geue and Wilhelm von Wrede book
"Latin Settlement in Texas" in Texana, translated by C.W. Geue 1967
Sisterdale 1963-1970 and undated
Sisterdale clippings 1963-1974 and undated
Notes 1850, 1960-1970 and undated
Title page, biography, table of contents, and notes 1969 and undated
Book pages 1-332 1969 and undated
3F408a Verein ships to Texas (A - Z) 1861-, undated
Henri Castro colonists undated
Miscellaneous notes undated
3F408b Hiddessen - Kyritz undated
Laasch - Mausbach undated
Medingen - Obornik undated
Ochtrup - Reuten undated
Rheinbollen - Schwingen undated
Sebenitz - Tweierhausendericke undated
Ubbedissen - Weydicken undated
Widdern - Zwirschen undated
Miscellaneous cards undated
3F408c Ship lists and miscellaneous cards undated
3F409a Ben Nevis
Artltt - Zwahr undated
Henri Castro colonists
Verein ships to Texas
Cassel - Guthmann undated
Lages - Zuebe undated
3F409b Maimaldt - Menzel undated
Merherper - Myros undated
Nabel - Overhage undated
Paa(s)che - Pytel undated
Quast - Rhodius undated
Ribbel - Rost undated
Roth - Santer undated
Wilheine - Zuspann undated
3F409c Caltens - Dess undated
Dessauer - Durr undated
Hofheinz - Iwansky undated
Jach - Kauffman undated
Kause - Klemens undated
Klett - Korn undated
Kory - Kypter undated
Laas - Lyte undated
3F410a Abbehausen - Beverce undated
Bicken Dillkreis Wiesbaden undated
Dahlem - Everode undated
Fachbach - Gottschmerbruch undated
Graefenberg - Heuthen undated
Waack - Weinburg undated
Weindorff - Wilkening undated
Will - Wywial undated
Zabe - Zzargay undated
3F410b Saage - Santer undated
Sarasin - Schleutter undated
Schley - Scholz undated
Schome - Schuwirth undated
Seber - Sprütz undated
Staake - Stisser undated
Stock - Syrzinek undated
Taiber - Urner undated
Vahl - Voss undated
3F410c Glatz - Grobe undated
Grobecker - Harpe undated
Harrer -Henzel undated
Herberhold - Hoffmann undated
Hof(f)meister - Jutte undated
Kaatz - Knuth undated
Kober - Kopisch undated
3F411a Pfaeffle - Ruppersberg undated
Saalmueller - Schnauss undated
Schniffer - Schulze undated
Schumann - Sÿring undated
Tag - Voss undated
Wachter - Wetz undated
Wetzel - Zusliff undated
3F411b Abel - Bauer undated
Baumann - Behrns undated
Beicker - Binz undated
Birk-Miller - Borman undated
Bornefeld - Byren undated
Kraeger - Kysella undated
Laake - Lille undated
Lincke - Mahring undated
3F411c Abel - Austrig undated
Baarsch - Bergmann undated
Bergtold - Bolz undated
Bombe - Bzycha undated
Callman - Dinker undated
Dipp - Emek undated
Emhoff - Freitag undated
Freks - Glass undated
3F412a Aake - Aurand undated
Baag - Behrns undated
Beiermann - Boelsche undated undated
Boetel - Butte undated
Kaderle - Klappenbach undated
Klar - Koeppel undated
Koepsel - Kussenberger undated
3F412b Haab - Heidrich undated
Heil - Hillmann undated
Hinz - Hutzfeld undated
Idel - Just undated
Ude - Voss undated
Waase - Wehrspann undated
Weichold - Wiese undated
3F412c Gabel - Gymenskey undated
Haag - Heiligromann undated
Heim - Hoffmann undated
Maas - Mertzger undated
Messer - Mohr undated
Moor - Myrick undated
Obenchain - Peyl undated
Naase - Nussbaum undated
3F413a Cabanis - Curth undated
Dahlem - Durst undated
Ebeling - Eyring undated
Ebeling - Ewald undated
Faber - Funk undated
Fabra - Furken undated
3F413b Pfeiffer - Pueschel undated
Quantz - Quitzow undated
Rabe - Rodscheid undated
Schaaf - Schmidt undated
Schmidt - Schroeder undated
Schubach - Schwind undated
Sebastian - Star(t)z undated
Startz - Thomae undated
Thomas - Voss undated
3F413c Laade - Lux undated
Mack - Mertens undated
Merz - Moelter undated
Mohlfeld - Mylius undated
Na(e)gele - Ottermann undated
Paddelaratz or Padelratz or Padelaratz - Pueschel undated
3S139.6 Wernigerode, Germany undated
Houses and buildings undated
Bellville, Castell, Llano, Leifeste home 1964-1968
Ship lists 1844-1846 and undated
German immigration ships lists undated
Fredericksburg and Sunday houses 1967-1970
Winedale Inn and Salt Lake City LDS Library 1966 and undated
Markers and gravestones undated
New Braunfels panorama undated
Maps of Texas photographs and negatives 1851 and undated
German postcards 1962-1972 and undated
People [1842?], 1964-1970 and undated
Verein Kirche, Fredericksburg, Texas undated
Immigrant ships [1871?] and undated
Portfolio of Galveston prints by Emil Bunjes 1971
3S125 Galley proofs
A New Land Beckoned
New Homes in a New Land
2.325/D27c Maps
Tracings of maps of Germany
Annotated Texas and European maps
2.325/OD15 Annotated Texas and European maps [oversized]
4J501 The Travel Diary of the War in the Southern States of the Union
Manuscript copy of The Travel Diary of the War in the Southern States of the Union 1962
Note: Includes source notes and handwritten corrections by Ethel Hander Geue
Condensed translation of Christian Wilhelm Hander's diary 1961
Typed copy of Christian Wilhelm Hander's Diary in the original German 1961
Correspondence with Leonard Plummer 1960-1963
Correspondence 1961-1962
Assorted research materials 1961 and undated
Drafts and research materials 1961-1962
3U305 Pictures of Christian Wilhelm Hander's diary and photostat of Civil War records undated
3S61 Negatives of Civil War papers and furlough of C.W. Hander undated
4J501 Booklets
The Journal of Mississippi History Vol. XXVI, No. 2 May, 1964
Texas at Vicksburgby Edwin C. Bearss 1961
Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi by William C. Everhart 1961
Texas in the Civil War by the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission 1962