The Earliest Days

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Roemer’s book notes that settlers’ hard times could be overcome by ‘German industry, frugality’

  • Roemer’s Texas 1845 to 1847 Dr. Ferdinand Roemer (Translated by Oswald Mueller 1935) Eakin Press (1995)
    Roemer’s Texas 1845 to 1847 Dr. Ferdinand Roemer (Translated by Oswald Mueller 1935) Eakin Press (1995)
Dr. Ferdinand Roemer’s book “Texas” is an excellent book (published in 1849) to catch a glimpse of the earliest days of Fredericksburg. Considered the “father of Texas geology,” his description of the landscape adds much to the early history of our region. With the prospect of vast acres of land available for immigration, Roemer was sent to Texas to get a first-hand look. He describes early New…

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