A Guide to the Ernest K. Gruene Narrative, 1844-1855
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).
The Ernest K. Gruene Narrative, 1844-1855, is an historical documentation of the founding of New Braunfels by the German colonists written by Gruene.
The collection is open for research.
Ernest K. Gruene Narrative, 1844-1855, 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.
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