University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Valentine Hoch Papers, 1845, 1867-1868



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hoch, Valentine
Title: Hoch, Valentine Papers
Dates: 1845, 1867-1868
Abstract: Valentine Hoch, of Alsace-Lorraine, is the namesake of Hochheim, De Witt County, Texas. The papers include a letter, an affidavit, and a registry relating to family affairs.
Accession No.: 1932
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English and German.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hoch, Valentine--Archives.
Subjects
Germany--Emigration and immigration
United States--Emigration and immigration
Farming--Texas
Voter registration--Germany
Places
Illinois>
De Witt County (Tex.)>
Hannover (Germany)>

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Valentine Hoch Papers, 1845, 1867-1868, 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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2N406 Manuscripts, originals, and photostats