J.L. German

James Lafayette German

Full Name: James Lafayette German
Date of birth: May 8, 1835
Date of death: April 19, 1913

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 11 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1)   Democrat Orangeville / Fannin   Fannin, Lamar

(1) Orangeville lost its post office in 1904. Handbook of Texas Online.

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House District 11
Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876
Legislatures: 14th (1)  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Orangeville / Fannin
Counties in district: Fannin, Lamar

(1) Orangeville lost its post office in 1904. Handbook of Texas Online.

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • James L. German, birth date 5/8/1835, death date 4/19/1913, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Whitewright, Fannin County. Includes photo and biographical sketch from the Savoy College Yearbook. Find a Grave.
  • GERMAN, JAMES LAFAYETTE (1835-1913). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • James Lafayette German, including family photo. Bonham Public Library. Fannin County Folks & Facts, 1977, Bonham, Texas, crediting Fannin County Historical Commission, pp. 190-191. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, J.L. German, 4/25/1913, p. 6. Death date 4/19/1913. "James Lafayette German died late Saturday afternoon, April 19th, at his home one mile southeast of Whitewright . . . Funeral services were held at three o'clock Sunday afternoon [4/20/1913]." Whitewright Sun.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company G, 11th Regiment Missouri Infantry, enlisted 7/19/1862, Ordnance Sergeant in 1863, Sergeant Major in 1864, discharged 6/8/1865. James L. German, death date 4/19/1913 in Fannin County, Texas; widow Mrs. Eliza P. German, marriage date 1/11/1870 in Fannin County. Pension File No. 49768, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, adjutant general under Gen. Sterling Price. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. J.L. German, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.L. German, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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