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John O. Meusebach
Full Name: John O. Meusebach
Date of birth: May 26, 1812
Date of death: May 27, 1897

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Nov 7, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (1) (2)     New Braunfels / Comal   Bexar, Comal, Medina
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/7/1851, p. 15. "Mr. John O. Meusebach, Senator elect from District No. 22, composed of the counties of Bexar, Medina and Comal, presented his credentials, was qualified, and took and his seat." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • While in Germany in 1851, "word came that in his absence he had been elected to the Texas Senate," p. 143. Returned to New Braunfels after service in the Senate; later lived in Gillespie County in the War years (Civil War). Chapters 20, "Texas Forever," and 21, "Texas Senator"; mentioned on first pages of Chapters 22, "The Hearth," and 23, "A House Divided." Biography in LRL Collection, 328.764 M572K 1987. John O. Meusebach, German Colonizer in Texas, 1967.
  • Biographical sketch, "German Intellectuals on the Texas Frontier," by Ira Kennedy, The Texas Hill Country, Texas History.
  • Biographical sketch, Senator John O. Meusebach of New Braunfels, pp. 211-212. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Other Resources
  • MEUSEBACH, JOHN O. (1812-1897). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Committee Informationtop
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Education  
    Peters' Colony, Governor's Message, Select  
    State Affairs  
     

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