University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the George Anton Pfeiffer Papers, 1838-1872



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pfeiffer, George Anton
Title: Pfeiffer, George Anton, Papers
Dates: 1838-1872
Abstract: Correspondence and legal papers compose the George Anton Pfeiffer Papers, 1838-1872, documenting Pfeiffer’s life, family, and career.
Accession No.: 1931
OCLC No.: 752497707
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in German and English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Butcher and farmer George Anton Pfeiffer emigrated from Germany to Texas in the 1840s with his wife Maria Anna Deinhard, daughter of Johann and Margaretha Deinhard. The couple settled in Sandy Creek, near McDade, Texas, and had six sons and two daughters.

Source: Pfeiffer, Roy. “McDade German Catholic Family Mysteries.” Accessed August 1, 2011. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmdhms/pfeiffer_family_roy_1.htm.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence and legal papers compose the George Anton Pfeiffer Papers, 1838-1872, documenting Pfeiffer’s life, family, and career. Legal papers include Pfeiffer’s butcher apprentice certificate (1838), his release from compulsory military service, land deeds, and passport. Correspondence concerning familial matters include letters from his brother-in-law in Bastrop County, Texas and his parents-in-law from Germany. The collection also includes is a map issued by the Houston and Texas Central Railway showing the steamlines between Texas and Europe.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Pfeiffer, George Anton -- Archives.
Pfeiffer, Maria Anna.
Deinhard, Erhard.
Deinhard, Johann.
Deinhard, Margaretha.
Deinhard family.
Subjects (Organizations)
Houston &Texas Central Railway Company.
Subjects
Germans -- Texas.
German Americans -- Texas.
Texas -- Immigration and emigration.
Immigration &Society -- Texas -- 19th century.
Immigrants’ writings, German -- Texas.
Places
Laaber (Germany) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Neumarkt (Germany) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Frickenhofen (Germany) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Bastrop County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Anton Pfeiffer Papers, 1838-1872, 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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2N402 Correspondence and legal documents, 1838-1872