A Guide to the George Anton Pfeiffer Papers, 1838-1872
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
George Anton Pfeiffer Papers, 1838-1872, 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