Expanding our knowledge of German immigration to Texas beyond the more fully documented Hill Country communities, Journey to Texas, 1833 also adds an important chapter to the story of pre-Revolutionary Texas by a sophisticated commentator.
Author: Detlef Dunt
Publisher: University of Texas Press
In 1834, a German immigrant to Texas, D. T. F. (Detlef Thomas Friedrich) Jordt, aka Detlef Dunt, published Reise nach Texas, a delightful little book that praised Texas as "a land which puts riches in [the immigrant's] lap, which can bring happiness to thousands and to their descendants." Dunt's volume was the first one written by an on-the-ground observer to encourage German immigration to Texas, and it provides an unparalleled portrait of Austin's Colony from the lower Brazos region and San Felipe to the Industry and Frelsburg areas, where Dunt resided with Friedrich Ernst and his family. Journey to Texas, 1833 offers the first English translation of Reise nach Texas. It brings to vivid life the personalities, scenic landscapes, and customs that Dunt encountered in colonial Texas on the eve of revolution, along with his many practical suggestions for Germans who intended to emigrate. The editors' introduction describes the social, political, and economic conditions that prompted Europeans to emigrate to Texas and provides biographical background on Dunt and his connection with Friedrich Ernst. Also included in the volume are a bibliography of German works about Texas and an interpretive essay discussing all of the early German literature about Texas and Dunt's place within it. Expanding our knowledge of German immigration to Texas beyond the more fully documented Hill Country communities, Journey to Texas, 1833 also adds an important chapter to the story of pre-Revolutionary Texas by a sophisticated commentator.
United States again offers to purchase Texas . ... Repeated offers on the part of
United States for the purchase of Texas . ... 1833. Santa Anna elected President .
Adjourned Texan convention prepares a constitution and a memorial to 1833 ...
“Johann, where are you and your family traveling?” 56 Reise Nach Texas, 1833
translates to Journey to Texas, 1833. It was written by Detluf Dunt and offers a
unique portrait of colonial Texas on the eve of the Texas Revolution and of the ...
Author: Sidney St. James
Publisher: BeeBop Publishing Group
At only eight years of age, the future Reverend Ada Slaton Bonds experienced her first lesson in responsibility and the power of devotion… and whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have FAITH (Matthew 21:22.) Book 1 – The ROSE of Brays Bayou – The Runaway Scrape 1836 (God Bless Texas Women) "I would like to make a very special toast for our Second Anniversary ball. The men of Texas deserved much of the credit, but more was due to the many women across Texas. Armed men facing a foe couldn't but be brave. But, my friends, the women, with their little children around them, without means of defense or power to resist, faced danger and death with unflinching courage. God Bless the Women of Texas!" --- General Thomas Jefferson Rusk For this novel to be considered Creative Nonfiction, it was written to be factually accurate. My primary goal in writing in this genre is to communicate the truthful information, just like a seasoned journalist, but to shape it in such a way that it reads like fiction. REMEMBER THE ALAMO! REMEMBER GOLIAD! COME AND TAKE IT! Dilue Rose Harris told her story for the Eagle Lake Headlight in 1900. A copy of the manuscript was given to the author of this novel in an edited form, and her story is now brought forth and told through the perspective of the creative nonfiction genre. Book 2 – ADVERSITY – Keeping the Faith (German Family Immigrates to Texas in 1845) Galatians 2:20 - I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the FAITH of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. This novel, although historical fiction, was based on a true story. In a sense, one might lean as far as to call it creative nonfiction. It follows the Strauss German family through the painful decision-making process to leave Germany and pull up roots from generations of farming on the River Hunte near Rastede and Oldenburg, Germany. They fought delays from unfavorable winds traveling through the North Sea, storms that took many lives onboard their vessel, the Johann Dethardt, contracting yellow fever and other terrible sicknesses, and Indian attacks. Book 3 – FAITH – Seventy Times Seven (First Ordained Woman of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church) Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. (KJV Matthew 18: 21-22) Reverend Mrs. Ada Caston Slaton Bonds is one of the most colorful ministers ever produced by the great Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Beyond a doubt, she overcame more difficulties and passed through more heartaches than any minister ever known to preach the 'Whosoever Will' gospel. Miss Ada, as all affectionately called her, possessed countless prodigies. By way of the corridors of her ministerial career, she helped shape the lives and mold the character of a great number of young ministers, who, today, rise up and call her 'blessed.' God sent her His Divine calling to preach. She then learned to preach. She carved out a place for herself among the clergy that was unique, without comparison. With bottomless emotion, genuine poise, and true dignity, Miss Ada Caston Slaton Bonds became the First Lady of the Cloth in the Louisiana Presbytery and had the highest honor bestowed upon her, the title of Mother of All Presbyteries.
D . T . F . Jordt arrived in Texas about 1833 and under the pseudonym of Detlev
Dunt wrote one of the earliest German books on Texas , ( Reise nach Texas [ Journey to Texas ) , Bremen , Germany : Carl W . Wiehe , 1834 ) while he lived
Author: Carl Solms-Braunfels
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
"Included in the Appendix are two additional important documents. First, is the diary of the colonial director of the Adelsverein, Alexander Bourgeois, who accompanied Solms until dismissed in August 1844. This record provides a unique counterpoint to Solms's viewpoint. The second is the Memoir on American Affairs, addressed to Queen Victoria. In this, written in 1845 some months after Solms's return to Germany, develops political views which were strongly influenced by Solms's stay in Texas."--BOOK JACKET.
Advising support of George Fisher as collector of customs . Austin to Samuel M.
Williams , Matamoros , May 31 , 1833. Reporting condi . tions of his journey .
George Fisher returning to Texas as tariff officer . Instructions concerning land at
The connections for Texas teous officials . ... The traveling man , knowing the no
less than twelve routes , via New Orleans COMFORTS OF A SOLID TRAIN AND
PULLMAN going , and via either the Missouri Pacific or BUFFET SLEEPERSIron
for Texas 1 FOCUS Section Overview This section describes how Mexico's offer
of huge tracts of fertile land brought ... Focus Skills Transparency 12-2 1821
Moses Austin receives land grant in Texas 1833 Santa Anna becomes president
35. in “Tadeo Ortiz de Ayala and the Colonization of Texas, 1822–1833,” ed. ...
Berlandier, Journey to Mexico, 1:270, 2:412–13,440, 542; Weber, Mexican
Frontier, 89, 92; William Kennedy, Texas: The Rise, Progress, and Prospects of
Author: Pekka Hamalainen
Publisher: Yale University Press
A groundbreaking history of the rise and decline of the vast and imposing Native American empire. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a Native American empire rose to dominate the fiercely contested lands of the American Southwest, the southern Great Plains, and northern Mexico. This powerful empire, built by the Comanche Indians, eclipsed its various European rivals in military prowess, political prestige, economic power, commercial reach, and cultural influence. Yet, until now, the Comanche empire has gone unrecognized in American history. This compelling and original book uncovers the lost story of the Comanches. It is a story that challenges the idea of indigenous peoples as victims of European expansion and offers a new model for the history of colonial expansion, colonial frontiers, and Native-European relations in North America and elsewhere. Pekka Hämäläinen shows in vivid detail how the Comanches built their unique empire and resisted European colonization, and why they fell to defeat in 1875. With extensive knowledge and deep insight, the author brings into clear relief the Comanches’ remarkable impact on the trajectory of history. 2009 Winner of the Bancroft Prize in American History “Cutting-edge revisionist western history…. Immensely informative, particularly about activities in the eighteenth century.”—Larry McMurtry, The New York Review of Books “Exhilarating…a pleasure to read…. It is a nuanced account of the complex social, cultural, and biological interactions that the acquisition of the horse unleashed in North America, and a brilliant analysis of a Comanche social formation that dominated the Southern Plains.”—Richard White, author of The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815
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Advising support of George Fisher as collector of customs . Austin to Samuel M .
Williams , Matamoros , May 31 , 1833 . Reporting conditions of his journey .
George Fisher returning to Texas as tariff officer . Instructions concerning land at
In the description of his journey to Texas , he has occasion to say that " the most
disagreeable part of the journey ... Petition of Francisco Ricardo , July 30 , 1833
and alcabala records for 1833 and 1834 . 3Bexar Archives . Eentries for José ...
Wm. F. Gray's Journey to Texas in 1835; and the Small Journal, Giving
Particulars of All that Occured During the Family's Voyage to Texas in Millie Gray.
Wednesday , June 12th , 1833 . Mrs J . Buck called for a few minutes — Magill
FIFTH LETTER Proposal for a Trip to Mexico. Colonization Plan in Texas. New
York, November 4, 1833 he doubts that I had about which route I should take to
St. Louis seem about to be resolved in a very simple way; that is, I will probably
Author: Eduard Ludecus
Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn
This collection of letters, written by a young German colonist in Dr. John Charles Beales's ill-fated colony "Dolores," provides an almost daily account of the colonists' journey to the Rio Grande from New York City harbor and their labors to establish a settlement there on Las Moras Creek. Ludecus's record of life in the colony emphasizes the deprivation suffered by the colonists. From the day of their arrival at the colony site to the day most of the colonists abandoned the settlement in desperation, Ludecus's letters are filled with descriptions of the colonists' hardships and frustration as they tried to protect themselves from Indian attacks; cope with an almost total lack of stone and timber for constructing houses, outbuildings, and fences; and survive the effects of extreme heat, barren soil, and a limited supply of water. Eduard Ludecus's letters are also an important source of valuable information about life and culture in prerevolutionary Texas. His letters are but one of a handful of eyewitness reports about the early Texas frontier. His observations are those of a young, well-educated German merchant who had traveled from the urbane environment of Weimar, the center of art and literature in Germany in the early nineteenth century, to the raw, hostile environment of Texas. He writes with sophistication, a wry sense of humor, a sharp eye for detail, and (at times) a wide-eyed sense of awe as he describes the people, customs, conflicts, flora, fauna, and land in his new environment.
The San Felipe convention adjourned on the 13th of April, 1833. Col. Austin
alone, of the three commissioners to Mexico, prepared for the journey. He
probably left about the first of May. We first hear from him in a letter to the
Ayuntamien- to of ...
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Portrait and folding colored map of Texas and California . 12mo . Philadelphia ,
1847 Choice copy of an important source book on early Texas , which embraces
“ Narrative of a Trip to Texas in 1830 ; Journey to New Orleans and Texas in 1833 ...
Author: American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)
Help From Local Preachers Texas Methodism will be forever indebted to the
handful of local preachers who rose to the challenge of the critical ... His report to
Fowler shows why Methodism was effective even in the absence of its traveling
preachers : “ As yet I have no horse . ... 70 Hord ( 1809 - 1886 ) , a member of the
Tennessee Conference since 1833 , had served Murfreesboro and Memphis .
The Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence--sketches of Their Lives
and Patriotic Services to the Republic and State, ... On February 13 , 1833 , he
forwarded from Nacogdoches a report of his journey in Texas to President
He began his journey to Texas , convinced that the Federal system in Mexico
would soon fall and that trouble lay ahead for Texas . He returned to Texas by ...
Developments in Texas , 1833-1835 A Period of Quiet . Austin found the Texans
“Epidemic Cholera in Texas, 1833–1834. ... Kerrville, Texas: Braswell Printing Co
., 1971. Haring, C. H. The ... “Journey of Lewis Birdsall Harris, 1836–1842,”
Southwestern Historical Quarterly 25 (October, 1921): 63–71, 131–46, 185–97.
Author: Andrés Tijerina
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
To be sure, the dramatic shift in land and resources greatly affected the Mexican, but it had its effect on the Anglo American as well. After the 1820s, many of the Anglo-American pioneers changed from buckskin-clad farmers to cattle ranchers who wore boots and "cowboy" hats. They learned to ride heavy Mexican saddles mounted on horses taken from the wild mustang herds of Texas. They drove great herds of longhorns north and westward, spreading the Mexican life-style and ranch economy as they went. With the cattle ranch went many words, practices, and legal principles that had been developed long before by the native Mexicans of Texas - the Tejanos.
On July 26 , 1833 , the small congregation , which grew by 11 on the trip , began
its journey to Texas . Parker reasoned that the ban did not cover organized
churches that moved into the territory . The congregation held its first conference