A Guide to the Frank Oscar Hanke Papers, ca. 1850-1907
Frank Oscar Hanke (1864-1958) was born to Franz (Frank) Hanke (1823-1908) and his wife Therese, German immigrants who came to Texas near the end of the Civil War. Like his father and grandfather, F. O. Hanke (as he came to sign his name) worked in a wide range of areas, including farming, ranching and cattle driving. His primary profession was carpentry.
Personal narratives and genealogical material comprise the Frank Oscar Hanke Papers, [ca. 1850]-1907, documenting the history of Bastrop County and the Hanke family. The narratives concern the conditions and activities of Bastrop County, Texas, both before and after the Civil War, and also describe the journey and day-to-day life of Franz Henke and his wife following their move to Texas from Germany. The collection also includes the Hanke family genealogy.
This collection is open for research use.
Frank Oscar Hanke Papers, [ca. 1850]-1907, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 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