University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Jacob Schussler Papers, 1850-1890



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Schussler, Jacob, 1840-1929
Title: Schussler, Jacob, Papers
Dates: 1850-1890.
Abstract: Correspondence, and business records compose the Schussler Papers, 1850-1890, documenting family business and personal matters.
Accession No.: 1944
Extent: 4 items
Language: Materials are written in German and English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Farmer and Stockman Jacob Schussler (1840-1929) was born in Bonfield, German province of Wuerttemburg, and moved to Texas at age five. Shussler and his family were the earliest settles of Cherry Hill Spring, giving it its name. Schussler resided there until adulthood when he moved to Mason County and soon married his wife, Francis Hick, with whom he had seven children.

Source:

“Obituaries.” Rootsweb. Accessed October 23, 2012. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmason/obits.html.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, and business records compose the Schussler Papers, 1850-1890, documenting family business and personal matters. Correspondence is written in German and presumably from his family. Business records are comprised of contracts, bills, and receipts, primarily concerning items purchased and monies received.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Schussler, Jacob , 1840-1929 -- Archives.
Subjects
Germans -- Texas.
German Americans -- Texas.
Agriculture -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Farms -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Texas -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Places
San Antonio (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
Fort Mason (Tex.)
Cherry Spring (Tex.)
Texas -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jacob Schussler Papers, 1850-1890, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection processed by Rose-Marie Akselrad, July 1952. Subsequent revisions made by Maria Soscia, October 2012.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2N403 Correspondence and business records, 1850–March 24, 1890