A Guide to the Valentine Hoch Papers, 1845, 1867-1868
Valentine Hoch, of Alsace-Lorraine, along with his wife and three children, immigrated to Texas and landed at Indianola, where Mrs. Hoch died. Hoch and his children moved on to De Witt County, where he worked as a stonemason, and settled on a hill, founding what is now known as Hochheim (translated as "Hoch’s Home" or "High Home") in the mid 19th century. He remarried and adopted his three stepdaughters.
The Valentine Hoch Papers, 1845, 1867-1868, include a letter, an affidavit, and a registry relating to family affairs. The materials pertain to immigration to the United States, social conditions in Illinois and Texas, farm produce prices, and religion. Additionally, the papers pertain to birth registration and voter registration in Hanover, Germany.
The collection is open for research.
Valentine Hoch Papers, 1845, 1867-1868, 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.
Detailed Description of the Papers