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Frederick Tegener

F. Tegener
Full Name: Frederick "Fritz" Tegener
Birth date: 1833
Death date: June 21, 1901

Terms of Service

  • House, 12th (2) (3) Legislature
    2/9/1870 - 1/14/1873
  • House, 11th (1) Legislature
    8/16/1866 - 2/7/1870
(1) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. Frederick Tegener sworn 8/16/1866, p. 62. House Journal .
(2) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/9/1870. House Journal .
(3) Party affiliation, Radical. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • E. Tegener in 11th Legislature, R.S.; Fritz Tegener in 12th Legislature, R.S., p. 2. House Journal . 11th R.S. 12th R.S.


Other Resources

  • Funeral notice, Fritz Tegener, 6/21/1901, p. 2. Death date 6/21/1901. Austin Daily Statesman .
  • Obituary of Mrs. Augusta Tegener, 1/3/1929, p. 8. "Widow of the late Judge Fritz Tegener, at one time justice of the peace, and member of the Texas legislature . . . " Austin Statesman .
  • Major Fritz Tegener, "Texas Marker Pays Tribute to Unionists," 8/10/1939, p. 7. "Tolbert's Texas," 11/24/1955, p. 21 (including comments from Fritz Tegener's granddaughter, Mrs. C.A. Maas of Dallas, about Tegener being honored on a monument to Union soldiers in Comfort, Kendall County, and going to Mexico to become a gold miner; "After the war he returned to Texas and was a legislator and judge."). "Texas' Private Civil War," 10/20/1958, p. 4. "Comfort to Honor German Unionists," 7/26/1962, p. 15 ("Fritz Tegener, the commanding officer of the Unionists, survived the massacre and later served as a member of the 11th Texas Legislature."). Dallas Morning News .
  • Census of 1860 - Frederick Tegener, Kerr County, age 27, born circa 1833 in Prussia, mast. carpenter, living in household with Susan Tegener (age 16), Texana Tegener (9 months), and Gustav Tegener (age 30).
    Fritz Tegener, marriage to Augusta Strunk 10/16/1866 in Austin, Travis County.
    Census of 1880 - Fritz Tegener, Travis County, age 47, born circa 1833 in Germany, farmer, wife Augusta Tegener, sons Gustav, Fritz, and Hilmar, daughter Therese. FamilySearch . 1880 1860
  • Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • Frederick F. Tegener (1833-1901), burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, with Augusta F. Tegener (1840-1929) and Gustave R. Tegener (1868-1882). Find a Grave .
  • TEGENER, FREDERICK [FRITZ] (1813-?). Portrait and historical marker photo. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Member of "Union Loyal League, a militia organized to protect areas of Kendall, Gillespie, and Kerr counties from Indian raids and Confederate actions . . . with the rank of 'Major.'" Handbook of Texas Online .
  • "Close examination reveals that the German wartime resistance leaders subsequently became Repubican politicians and civil servants. In these ranks were . . . Fritz Tegener," "Origins of Early Texas Republican Party Leadership," Vol. 40, No. 3, p. 449. Journal of Southern History .
  • Frederick Tegener marriage to Susan Benson 12/21/1858 in Kerr County, listed in Chapter IX, "Cupid on the Frontier," p. 63; Fritz Tegener's activities in the Union Loyalist League, major of the battalion, pp. 69-71. Kerr County, Texas, 1856-1976 1975.
  • Frederick Tegener. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Major Fritz Tegener, Union Loyalist League, p. 177. Gray, Edith A. Recollections of Boerne and Kendall County, 1949/1999, crediting Patrick Heath Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Marriage of Hon. Fritz Tegener of Kerr County to Miss Augusta Strunk of Austin, The Southern Intelligencer (Austin, Texas), 10/18/1866, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Photo and biographical information included in "Myth, Fate Clash Around Tegener’s Role in Unionist Movement." West Kerr Current .
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