Mrs. August Klump
Living Pioneer of Austin County
August Klump, nee Fehrenkamp, is probably the oldest living pioneer in Austin County. Mr. and Mrs. August Klump settled in
the timberland near New Ulm
in the year 1854. Mrs. Klump was ninety-seven years old in March, 1930. Unfortunately she lost her eyesight a score of
years ago which shut off
the beauties of nature to her vision and made her feel very lonesome at times. She lives with her daughter, Mrs. Emile Blaschke at Cat Spring, and is the mother of the following named
living children: William
and Otto of Stonewall County; Louis of Bellville; Ignatz of Goliad County; Ernest of Rockhouse; Mrs. Emilie Blaschke of Cat
Spring; Mrs. Henrietta Hines of Greenvine; and Albert Klump of Rosebud.
MRS. ELIZABETH PEEBLES
Rival To Mrs. August Klump
Elizabeth Peebles, nee Spies, is still active at the advanced age of ninety-six years. Mrs. Peebles is a
native of Switzerland but came to Texas long before Texas ceased to be a republic. She loves to reminiscence of the pioneer days and of events that
occurred prior to the civil War. She lives with her daughter, Mrs. M. N. Wood at Welcome.
THE DENTLAR FAMILY
George Dentlar in company with Lorenz Mueller, Lorenz Sailer and other Swabians came to Duff’s settlement in 1849. Later Dentlar built a log cabin
near the home of Jack Rinn near a Creek which still bears his name but more recently known as Post Oak Point Creek. The Creek was much larger and
swifter three-quarters of a century ago than now. It is the same creek in which Arthur W. Kuehn unearthed a fossil of the prehistoric ages about three
mowed grass on the prairies between Industry and New Ulm with a hand scythe for the wage of one dollar per acre. The hay was hauled away on a hand
made wagon and when loaded to capacity, nothing but the tongue, made from a post oak sapling, to which the oxen were hitched, could be seen. Visitors
from Duff’s settlement and Austin’s colony would occasionally inspect the hay-loads, ride around the wagon.
the early settlers locating in the Ernst league, near Industry, were Mr. and Mrs. – Bartels. Their
matrimonial union being without issue they purchased or adopted a young negro slave who learned to speak their language and respected and obeyed his
master and mistress with all filial love and did his part dispelling the monotony and loneliness which often darkened the modest little farm home on
the banks of Mill Creek.
it is said, was an educated man and aside of acquiring several hundred acres of fine fertile farming land adjacent: to Mill Creek, managed to
accumulate considerable cash money the greater portion of which he lend to his intimate friends who paid him a legitimate rate of interest for the use
of it. Bartels preceded his wife in death, however, his slave, Henry Williams, (still living on the farm inherited from his master) and his wife took
excellent care of Mrs. Bartels providing her with all comforts of life and brightened her declining days of life.
Mrs. Bartels suffered a stroke of paralysis of which she never recovered. For two long years she was an
invalid and unable to leave her bed without the assistance given her by her slave and his wife, who bathed, washed, clothed and fed her during her
prolonged illness and helplessness, until death relieved her of her pitiful condition.
both Mr. and Mrs. Bartels had passed away their joint will, providing for the cancellation of all claims due the estate and bequeathing all the
residue of their estate, both real and personal, to their slave Henry Williams, was offered for probate.
that’s why old, gray haired Henry Williams is still in possession of a pack of letters written in German three quarters of a century ago and which
he treasures highly and keeps snugly tied to his old deed from Mrs. Bartels.
C. C. KOCH
the most conspicuous characters of the pioneer days of Industry was C. C. Koch, who settled there about the year 1848.
He was married four times. His first wife was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ahlreid who died
without issue. For his second wife Koch married Mrs. Ernestine Appel.
Of the children born to their matrimonial union only one son, C. T. Koch, one of the oldest business men of New Ulm, survives.
The maiden name of Mr. Koch’s third wife was Rosalia Machak who died leaving surviving her one daughter Laura Miller, wife of the late Dr. K.
N. Miller of Houston. For his fourth wife Koch married Mrs. Marie Teufel, a sister of the late Oswald
Rehm, also a pioneer.
Rinn who settled at Post Oak Point near the banks of Pastoren Creek, was among the early settlers who came here at an early date.
Mr. Rinn was instrumental in encouraging immigrants to come to Texas in order that they might eventually become independent citizens.
efforts were crowned with success inasmuch as many of the new comers made their temporary headquarters with him and got their start in life on his
extensive farm. And yet he lived m a modest way avoiding the publicity that was due him because of his hospitality and his willingness to help provide
a home for those who followed him to the land of his adoption. He and Mrs. Rinn reared a fine family of
boys and girls all of whom followed their parent to the grave save one son, Paul Rinn, who resides at
of grandchildren are proud to trace their lineage to him and to bear his name.
Incomplete List of Early Pioneers who settled at or near NEW ULM,
Texas, Prior to 1858 and names of
their surviving children:
Ashorn, surviving children: W. C. Ashorn,
Mrs. Elizabeth Kretzschmar,
Rdward Ashorn, Sr., Mrs. Chas. Schuette, New UIm; Mrs. Ignatz Klump, Goliad County.
Aurich. The parents of Otto Aurich settled here at an early date the following grandchildren survive: A. G. Aurich,
Aurich, Paul Aurich, New UIm. Mrs. Ernest Klump, Rockhouse: Mrs. W. F. Krauss, Round Top, Mrs. Elvira Klatt, Burton, and ____Aurich of Ledbetter.
Bastian, surviving children: Mrs. August Hoppe, Sr., Adolf, August, New Ulm;
Mrs. Antonia Bader and Henry Bastian, Star Hill; Charles Bastian, Skidmore;
Mrs. Gustav Kretzschmar, Taylor; Mrs. Charles W. Rau, Columbus.
Brune: surviving children: Wm. Brune, Post Oak Point; Mrs. H. Runge and Mrs. Wm. Rinn, New Ulm; Mrs.
Henry Rinn, Old Glory.
Brune: Ed. Brune, Scaly, and Mrs. Elise Koy, New Orleans.
Brune; Grand children survive.
Mrs. F. Dorbritz, surviving children: C. A. Dorbritz, New Ulm; Mrs. Louise Albrecht, and Anna Dohmann,
Weser; Antonio Deininger, San Antonio;
Find, surviving children: E. C. Find, New Ulm; Mrs. L. J.
Rinn, Post Oak Point; Mrs. Emilie Rudloff, Sealy and Mrs. Auguste Wink, Glidden.
Mrs. Fritz Gross, surviving children: Louis Gross, Post Oak Point; Mrs.
John Rinn, New Ulm; Mrs. Wm. Altmann, Nordheim.
Holzmann, surviving children: Mrs. Anna Teufel; Mrs.
Reinhold Beckmann, Mrs. E. H. Wangemann, Industry; Mrs. __ Witte, Yoakum, and Mrs. John Koch, Idaho.
Hagemann; (Mrs. Hagemann is still living at a serene old age at La Grange) surviving children: Otto,
Haubold, surviving children: Alvin Haubold, Waco; Mrs. Lena Wotipka, Star Hill; Mrs. Natalia Wink, San,
Henkhaus: surviving grandchildren.
Kellner, surviving children: Oscar Kellner and Mrs. J. Weber, New Ulm; G. J. Kellner, Brookshire;
Friedrich Kellner, Sealy; Mrs. Schlueter and T. P. Kellner, Houston.
Krueger; surviving children: Reinhold, Emil, Albert and Leo, New Ulm;
Amandus, Houston; Julius, Oklahoma City; Samuel, San Antonio; Gustav, Brady; Mrs. Henriette Engelking, Waco; and Mrs. Auguste Martens, Nealsville, Wisconsin.
Krause, surviving children: Franz and Louis Krause, Star Hill; Mrs.
August Mueller, Latium.
Kieselbach, surviving child: Mrs. Ottilie Kochendoerfer, Star Hill.
Klump (Mrs. Klump is still living at the age of 97), surviving children: William and Otto of Stonewall County; Louis of Bellville; Ignatz of Goliad County; Ernst
of Rockhouse; Mrs. Emilie Blaschke, Cat Spring; Mrs.
Henriette Hines, Greenvine, and Albert of Rosebud.
Lingnau, surviving children: George, Needville; August and Mrs. A. W. Becker, New Braunfels;
Mrs. Paul Dorbritz, Waco; Mrs. Lydia Pagel, Bishop; Mrs.
Bertha Mittank, Shiner; Mrs. Mary Mueller, Moulton; Mrs.
Elise Baring, Eagle Lake and Louis Lingnau, address unknown.
Lesikar: Mrs. John Stalmach, Nelsonville; F. F. Lesikar, New Ulm;
Mrs.___Baier, Brenham: J. C. and C. O. Lesikar, Smithville, and Mrs. Anna Schiller, Deanville.
Lesikar; surviving children: Carl Lesikar and Joe Lesikar, New Bremen.
Miller, surviving children: Mrs. F. H. Kothmann, Mason, Texas; Mrs. W. J. Mogford, Streeter, Texas; Mrs.
F. C. Wolters, Schulenburg, Texas; F. B. Miller, Post Oak Point, and A. G. Miller, Beeville, Texas.
Mieth, surviving child, August Mieth, Sealy, Texas.
Muench, surviving children: Gerhard Muench, New Ulm, and Bernhard Muench, Houston.
Maerz, surviving children: Christian Maerz, Mrs. Emelia Dockal and Mrs. Elise Koneshick, Schoenau; William
Maerz, Welcome and Lorenz Maerz, Lavaca County.
Peschel surviving children: A. C. Peschel, New Ulm; Mrs. Chas. Becker, Sr. and August Peschel, Star Hill;
Mrs. F. Weige, Industry; Mrs. A. Bormann, Wesley, and Max Peschel, Rosebud.
Persky, surviving children: Wilhelm Persky, Milam County and Mrs. Meng, Moulton.
Pille, surviving children: Mrs. A. Haubold, Waco; Mrs. William Klump, Stonewall County and Mrs. A.
Kellner, Sealy, Texas.
Mrs. John Rinn; surviving children: Charles, August, Julius, Emil, and Miss Ida Rinn, New Ulm;
Mrs. Adolf Hoppe, Hatchel; Mrs. W. E. Weige, Bellville; Mrs. Hugo Klump, Bartlett;
Otto Rinn, Old Glory.
Rinn, surviving children: Henry Rinn, Old Glory; H. C. Rinn,
Mrs. Richard Galle, Mrs. Otto Heinsohn, Post Oak Point; Mrs. Louis Galle and Mrs. Richard Henniger,
Willow Springs; Mrs. H. Veith, Rockhouse; Louis Rinn, Pisek; and Mrs. O. Sonnenberg, Ballinger.
Rinn, surviving child: Ernst Rinn, Ben Arnold.
surviving children: Herman Runge, New Ulm; Willie
Runge, Yoakum; Carl Runge, New Braunfels; Mrs. Paul Dittmer,
Schweke, surviving children: Ernst. and Louis, New Ulm; R.
F. Glaeser, Post Oak Point and Mrs. Charles Heinsohn, Bartlett.
Sailer, surviving children: August W. Sailer, Brenham; Mrs. Bettie Shelburne, Somerville and Mrs. Emma
Schuette, surviving children: Mrs. Otto Wienke, New Bremen; Mrs. Anna Ernst, Rule;
Mrs. Otto Klump, Old Glory; L. A. Schuette, Alice and Robert Schuette, Brazil, S. A.
surviving child: V. C. Schiller, New Ulm.
Voskamp, surviving children: H. L. Voskamp, New Ulm; Mrs. Henry Trojan, Miss Pauline Voskamp and Henry
Wangemann, surviving children: Mrs. Henriette Becker and Mrs. Hugo Becker, Brenham; Mrs. F. B. Miller, Post Oak Point; Arthur Wangemann, Corpus
Wangemann, surviving children: E. H. Wangemann, Industry, Mrs. Louise Meyers and Mrs. Almietha Walcak, San Antonio, Texas
Wangler, surviving children: August Wangler, New Ulm; Mrs. Fritz Hattermann, Fayetteville, Texas.
surviving children: Max Wolters, Shiner; Robert Wolters,
Witte, surviving child: Mrs. Joe Holzmann, New Ulm.
Weige, surviving children: Adolf, Mrs. Minna Peschel, and Mrs. Emma Altmann, New Ulm; Mrs. Sophie Luedecke, Hallettsville, and Herman Weige, Bartlett,
Voelkel, surviving children: Mrs. Herman Schroeder and Mrs. Emil Rinn, Industry.
Zulauf, surviving children: Mrs. Anna Sternenberg and Miss C. Zulauf, Star Hill.
The whereabouts of the
following named pioneer families or their posterity is not known: Colonel Henderson, Georgie, Muckleroy, Sullivan, Waddel, Helweg Daniels, Schoelman,
Kroll, See, Baur, Bauer, Sitter, Hinze, Tafel, Roedel, Fahrenholdt, Wagner, Lueschner, Wischnevski, Heinemann, Haemerlein, and scores of others.
Boelsche, surviving children: W. F., H. H. and Mrs. Herman Lahrmann,
Industry; Mrs. C T. Koch, New Ulm, and Mrs. Lina Eckermann, Houston.
Breihan, surviving children: August and William Breihan, Rt. 1, New Ulm, Texas.
Buenger, surviving children: Adolf Buenger, Mrs. R. D. Franke and Miss Emilie Buenger, Industry.
Beckmann, surviving children: Robert. and Reinhold, Industry, Mrs. F. A. Weige, New UIm; Dr. Paul Beckmann, La Grange; Dr. Willie Beckmann, Missouri;
Mrs. Franke, EI Campo, and Miss Alma Beckmann, Temple.
Theodore Daum, surviving children: Herman and Miss Auguste Daum, Industry; Mrs. Robert Berndt, Perry, Falls County.
Eckermann, surviving children: Mrs. Herman
Dudensing, Post Oak Point;
Mrs. Theodore Fertsch. Halletsville; Mrs. R. Henniger, Ballinger,
and Herman Eckermann, Houston.
Eckermann: F. H. Eckermann and Mrs. Wm: Neumann, Rockhouse; Otto
Eckermann: Rudolf, Welcome; Edmund and Alex and Mrs. Theo Koch, Industry; Ernest of Greenvine and Mrs. August
Gramms, Cost, Texas.
Eckermann (Mrs. Eckermann is still living at the
age of 90).
Surviving children: Mrs. Henry Luetge, Sr.;
Mrs. Fritz Hupe;
Mrs. Otto Lindemann, Industry; Edwin, Fayetteville, Rt. 4; Adolf, San Antonio;
Louis and Mrs. ___, Miles, Texas.
Ernest, surviving grand children: Herman, Ferdinand, August, Fredrich and Mrs. Ed. Schroeder, Industry; Adolf, Alice, and Mrs. Herman Buenger, Ellinger.
Fordtran, surviving children: R. L. Fordtran, Industry; Tom
Franke, surviving children: Ernst and Miss Bertha Franke, Industry;
Mrs. H. W. Huebner, Welcome; Mrs. A. A. Laake, Cuero; Mrs.
Agnes Ringener, Bellville; Mrs. A. F. Wotipka, Smithville; Mrs.
John Light, La Grange; Mrs. Alex Eckermann, Schoenau; Oscar
Franke, Mexico and Max, New Ulm. Mrs. Franke is still living.
Franke, surviving children: R. D. Franke and Eddy Franke, Industry; Mrs.
W. O. Schramm, Glenflora;
Fisches, surviving children: Mrs. Edward Lindemann and Willie Fisches, Industry;
Mrs. Willie Moeller, Bartlett.
Gollmer; no surviving children.
Hugo Gloss. surviving
children: Gustav and Henry Gloss, Runnels County; Mrs. Max Ernst, Mrs. Henry Ernst and Mrs. Willie Ruppert, address unknown
Haverlah, surviving grandchildren.
surviving children: W C. Kliem and Mrs. Otto Kohlloeffel, Sealy.
Knolle, surviving children: E. M Knolle, New Ulm.
Knolle, surviving children: Dr. W. L. F. Knolle, Washington, Texas;
A. L. Knolle, and Mrs. A. L Baring, Houston; Mrs. A. W. Brill, Austin and Chas F. Knolle, Industry,
Knolle: surviving-children: Dr. B. E. Knolle, Industry and Dr. A. P. Knolle, Ellinger, Texas.
Kroulik, surviving children: Mrs. J. J. Frnka, New Ulm;
Dr. John Kroulik, Nelsonville; Dr. Frank Kroulik, Joe Kroulik and William Kroulik, Smithville, and
Rudolf Kroulik, Shiner.
Lindemann: Edward Lindemann and Mrs. Henry Raeke, Industry; August
Lindemann, Willie Lindemann, Mrs. August Raeke and Willibald Lindemann, Gonzales; and Otto Lindemann,
Meissner, surviving children: Mrs. Robert Beckmann and Mrs. C. O. Sternenberg, Industry;
Mrs. Julius Steck, California; Miss Ella Meissner, Bellville;
George Meissner, Ft. Worth and Oscar Meissner.
Muenzler, surviving children: L. C., Willow Spring; Mrs.
Sophie Breihan, Bartlett; G. G. Muenzler, Avoca, Texas; Mrs.
Rosina Walter, Amarillo, Texas.
Niebuhr, surviving children: F. H. and L. A. Niebuhr, Industry.
Neumann: H A. Neumann, Robert Neumann and Ben Neumann, Houston.
Rudloff, surviving children: Otto, Bellville; Mrs. Bertha
Dorbritz, New Ulm; Albert, Industry; and Mrs. Augusta Schlabach, Goliad County.
Henry Raeke, surviving children: Henry Raeke, Rockhouse; Carl Raeke, Bartlett; August Raeke, Gonzales and Willie Raeke, Rockhouse.
Franz Schramm, surviving children: H. A. Schramm, Industry; Joe and Robert Schramm, Brenham; Dr. Chas. Schramm, Fayetteville; William Schramm, El Campo; August and Hugo Schramm, New York; Mrs. Chas. Find, El Campo; Mrs. Walters, San Antonio.
Carl Schulze (Mrs. Schulze is still living at a serene old age), surviving children; C. A. Schulze, and Mrs. Adolf Buenger, Industry; O. L. Schulze, Houston.
Fritz Schroeder, surviving children; Herman, Otto and Eddy, Industry.
Sterneberg, grandchildren survive.
Schmidt, surviving children: Mrs. R. C. Find, New Ulm; Otto
Schmidt, Austin; August Schmidt, and Mrs. Ella Neumann, Yoakum.
Schmidt, surviving children: Mrs. George Koch, Temple; Mrs.
E. H. Sternenberg, Norheim; and Mrs. ___El Campo.
Wuertz, surviving child, Mrs. C. H. Berndt, Industry.
Witte; surviving children: Mrs. B. E. Knolle, Industry; Mrs.
Arthur Warnasch, Shelby; Mrs. O. G. Pophanken, EagIe Lake; Dr.
Wallie Witte, Waco; Dr. Kenney Witte, New Orleans, and Mrs. Hodde, Brenham.
Brune, surviving children: Florenz Brune, Frelsburg; Herman
Brune, Columbus; Mrs. Paul Machemehl and Mrs. Ernst Laas, Bellville.
Bruedigam, surviving children: Fred Bruedigam, Mrs. Sophie Brune; Mrs.
Fredericka Warschak and Mrs. Ed. Venghaus, Frelsburg.
Becker, surviving children: August Becker, Frelsburg; Willie
Becker, Bellville; Mrs. Louis Pflughaupt, Post Oak Point;
Mary Schmidt, Welcome.
Kollmann surviving children: F. G. Kollmann, Frelsburg;
Kollmann, Edwin A. Kollmann, Kenedy; Mrs. H. A. Buescher, Columbus;
Mrs. L. H. Baron, Bellville; Mrs. Dr. H. E
Shiner; Mrs. Wangemann, Mrs. Moeckel and Miss Ophilea Kollmann,
D. Pophanken, surviving children: R.
E. Pophanken, New Ulm; T. A. Pophanken, Post Oak Point; O. G. and Willie
Pophanken, Eagle Lake.
Moeckel, surviving child: Emil Moeckel, Frelsburg.
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