H. Knittle

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 19th (2) (3)   20th (1)   Democrat Burton / Washington   Austin, Burleson, Fort Bend, Waller, Washington

(1) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(3) 19th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/13/1885, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Junior Lieutenant, commanding officer Captain Robert Voight, Company E, Infantry, Waul's Legion. H. Knittel, enlistment date 4/10/1862 in Houston, residence in Washington County. Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, member of Captain Robert Voight's Company, General Waul's Legion, Hood's Brigade, taken prisoner in the siege of Vicksburg. A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.

Other Resources

  • Herman Knittel, birth date 12/4/1835, death date 3/4/1899, burial in Mount Zion Cemetery, Burton, Washington County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. H. Knittle, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H. Knittel, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
Claims and Accounts  
Comptroller's Office, Examine  
Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health  
Retrenchment and Reform  
19th R.S. - 1885
Agricultural Affairs  
Claims and Accounts  
Public Health  
Retrenchment and Reform (Chair) 
State Asylums  

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