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Dethloff Willrodt Dethloff Willrodt
Full Name: Dethloff Willrodt
Date of birth: December 19, 1840
Date of death: June 12, 1932

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 42 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (1) (2)   Democrat Bellville / Austin   Austin
(1) "Didn't run as a Democrat," 11/14/1898, p. 4. "Mr. Willrodt is no democrat and did not so announce himself." Galveston Daily News.
(2) Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, p. 1634. Birth date 12/19/1840 in the town of Luetenberg, near Kiel, in Holstein, a Danish province; first marriage to Margaret Herbst (died 1845), second marriage to Elizabeth Waak, 2/5/1869. A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Biographical sketch, Dethloff Willrodt (1840-1932). The Strangest Names in American Political History, 2013.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Company E, Waul's Legion. "But in 1862 he was a victim of the conscript laws of the Confederacy . . . " A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Other Resources
  • Dethloff Willrodt, birth date 1/19/1840, death date 6/12/1932, spouse Elisabeth Waak Willrodt, interment in Coshatte Cemetery, Austin County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Dethloff Willrodt, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Public Buildings and Grounds  

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