University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Carl Hilmar Guenther Letter, 1855



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Guenther, Carl Hilmer, 1826-1902
Title: Guenther, Carl Hilmar, letter
Dates: 1855
Abstract: A typescript copy of a July 14th letter from Guenther to his parents, Carl and Johanne Guenther, composes the Carl Hilmer Guenther Letter, 1855, which discusses his flourmill, a Fourth of July celebration, his butterfly collection, and his social life in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Accession No.: 1931
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in German.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born to Carl Gottfried and Johanne Rosina (Koerner) Guenther in Weissenfels, Germany, Carl Hilmar Guenther (1826-1902) immigrated to the United States in 1848. Settling near Fredericksburg, Texas, in 1851, he established a gristmill and flourmill. In 1855, Guenther married Dorothea Wilhelmine Henriette Pape, with whom he had seven children, including Fritz, Arthur, and Erhard. In 1859, the family moved to San Antonio, where Guenther built the Southern Ice Company and another flourmill, which later became G. H. Guenther & Son, Inc.

Sources:

Gideon, Margaret Guenther. "Guenther, Carl Hilmar."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 2, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgu02.

"History." C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc. Accessed June 2, 2011. http://www.chguenther.com/AboutUs/History.aspx.


Scope and Contents

A typescript copy of a July 14th letter from Guenther to his parents, Carl and Johanne Guenther, composes the Carl Hilmer Guenther Letter, 1855, which discusses his flourmill, a Fourth of July celebration, his butterfly collection, and his social life in Fredericksburg, Texas.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Guenther, Carl Hilmer, 1826-1902 – Archives.
Guenther family.
Subjects
Flour mills -- Texas -- Fredericksburg.
Fourth of July celebrations -- Texas -- Fredericksburg.
Places
Fredericksburg (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carl Hilmar Guenther Letter, 1855, 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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2D256 Carl Hilmar Guenther Letter, July 14, 1855