University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Frank Oscar Hanke Papers, ca. 1850-1907

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hanke, Frank Oscar, 1864-1958
Title: Hanke, Frank Oscar, Papers
Dates: ca. 1850-1907
Abstract: Recollections and genealogical papers of the Hanke Family.
Accession No.: 89-287, 89-334
Extent: 1-1/4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Contents

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.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hanke family
Hanke, Frank, 1823-1908
Hanke, Frank Oscar, 1864-1958 -- Archives
Carpentry -- Texas -- History
Farming -- Texas -- Bastrop County
Bastrop County (Tex.)
Confederate States of America -- History
Lockhart (Tex.)
Texas -- History -- Anecdotes
Texas -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frank Oscar Hanke Papers, [ca. 1850]-1907, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 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



2R31 Reminiscences of Bastrop County
2.325/A158 "The Writings of Frank Oscar Hanke, son of Franz Hanke and wife Therese"
Hanke family genealogy