University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ernest K. Gruene Narrative, 1844-1855



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gruene, Ernest K.
Title: Gruene (Ernest K.) Narrative
Dates: 1844-1855
Abstract: The narrative is an historical documentation of the founding of New Braunfels by the German colonists written by Gruene.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Ernest (or Ernst) K. Gruene and his wife Antoinette were among the first of the German settlers to arrive in Texas in the 1840s. Gruene chose New Braunfels for his starting point. He and his two sons, Ernest (or Ernst) Jr. and Heinrich D., founded Gruene, Texas, about five miles northwest of New Braunfels, in 1872, and developed a farm system for growing cotton.

Source: Gruene, Texas. "Gruene, Texas History." http://www.gruenetexas.com/35/gruene-texas.php (accessed July 15, 2010).


Scope and Contents

The Ernest K. Gruene Narrative, 1844-1855, is an historical documentation of the founding of New Braunfels by the German colonists written by Gruene.


Restrictions

Use Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gruene, Ernest--Archives.
Meusebach, John O., 1812-1897
Solms-Braunfels, Carl, Prinz zu, 1812-1875
Subjects
Germans--Texas--History--19th century
Texas--Emigration and immigration
Places
New Braunfels (Tex.)
Gruene (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)
Indianola (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ernest K. Gruene Narrative, 1844-1855, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2R7 Founding of New Braunfels