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Herman Knittel Herman Knittel
Full Name: Herman Knittel
Other surnames: Knittle
Date of birth: December 4, 1835
Date of death: March 4, 1899

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 8, 1889 20th   19th (1)   Democrat Burton / Washington   Austin, Burleson, Fort Bend, Waller, Washington
(1) 19th Legislature - 1/13/1885, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "credentials of the new members were presented" and "had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 19th and 20th Legislature list name on First Day as H. Knittle. Index to 19th shows Knittel, Index to 20th shows both Knittel and Knittle. Senate Journal.
  • Senate Journal Senate Journal Senate Journal
    Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Hermann Knittel, Volume III, p. 1561, included in son-in-law Thomas Watson's sketch. "In 1884 he was elected on the democratic ticket to the Texas State Senate." A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Hermann Knittel, p. 81. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, H. Knittel, pp. 84-85. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Other Resources
  • Herman Knittel (name on grave marker), birth date 12/4/1835, death date 3/4/1899, interment in Mount Zion Cemetery, Burton, Washington County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Herman Knittel, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Herman Knittel, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Claims and Accounts  
    Comptroller's Office, Examine  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Education  
    Finance  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Public Health  
    Retrenchment and Reform (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
     

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