University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Lege Family Papers, 1831-1939



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lege Family
Title: Lege Family History Papers
Dates: 1831-1939
Abstract: The Lege Family Papers consists of a brief biography about the family between 1831-1939, annotated correspondence from John Charles Louis Lege to his wife Ellen, as well as copies of handwritten correspondence from John Lege while serving in the Civil War, and photocopied portraits of John, circa 1861-1862.
Accession No.: 2000-027
OCLC No.: 944452064
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

John Charles Louis Lege (Johann Carl Ludwig Lege, 1831-1890) was a German immigrant who settled in the San Antonio area in the mid 1800s. He served as an Assistant Quartermaster in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and was married to Ellen Hill in 1853. Together they had ten children. John died in 1890 at the age of 59, but his family prospered in Texas. One of John’s most successful relatives is his grandson, Fred Lege, Jr. (1881-1939), a successful oil businessman who pioneered the welding of gas pipe.


Scope and Contents

The Lege Family History consists of a brief biography about the family between 1831-1939, annotated correspondence from John Charles Louis Lege to his wife Ellen, as well as copies of handwritten correspondence from John Lege while serving in the Civil War, and photocopied portraits of John, circa 1861-1862.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lege, John Charles Louis, b. 1831-1890.
Lege, Frederick M. (Frederick Marion), 1881-1939.
Subjects
Genealogy.
German Americans--Texas--Genealogy.
Germans--Texas--History.
Places
Hannover (Germany).
Texas.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lege Family History Papers, 1831-1939, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amanda Reyes, March 2015.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

box
2.325/M73 The Lege Family History in Texas, undated
Correspondence:
Annotated letters to Ellen, 1853; 1862; 1865
Military correspondence, 1862
Photographs,
Photocopies of portraits of John Charles Louis Lege ca. 1861-1962