County Reference Books
|If you own any
Blanco County books or references, whether listed or not, and will do look-ups,
please contact me via email
with the reference source, location of the source ie; library, court house,
personal collection, etc., and how you may be contacted. Volunteers are needed!
Feel free to request a look-up from the following books. Please limit your request to one name per request. Also, most of the volunteers are busy and often get MANY lookup requests. Please put Blanco County Lookup in the subject line of your request to ensure the message is not overlooked or accidently deleted, in the first line of the message, please put the name of the book from which you are requesting the lookup. You have no idea how many messages I myself recieve that have none of this information. I don't know what they are requesting...a lookup, or maybe a query post to my page, or maybe this was sent to me by accident. Again, PLEASE provide as much SPECIFIC information possible for the request you make.
If you request a lookup, don't forget to thank your volunteer for their time.
|Blanco County Histories|
|Heritage of Blanco County, Texas||Linda French Dawson
|Blanco County History||Linda Dawson||Linda Dawson|
|Blanco County Families for One Hundred Years||Linda Dawson
Larry W. Luckett
|Wimberley's Legacy||Emil Menard||EMenard@aol.com|
|Wimberley - Historic Belle of the Blanco||Emil Menard||EMenard@aol.com|
|The German Texans||Brian Bivona
I’m willing to do lookups in the censuses from 1850-1930
for Blanco County.
I have all of the records for Blanco County Cemeteries from 1986 and back and will be glad to do look-ups.
I have the book The History of German Settlements in Texas 1831-1861 with a lot of the early German names and settlements .
Rudolph Leopold Biesele wrote the book.
I am presently doing about 6 cemetery look-ups a week .
| I have the books ;
Der Friedhof Cemetery Records 1846-1996
Kurchenbuch Church Record Book of the Vereins-Kirche 1849-1870
A New Land Beckoned, German Immigration To Texas 1844-1847 by Chester W. Geue
New Homes In A New Land, German Immigration To Texas 1847-1861 By Ethel Geue
I would be glad to do lookups. Jean Schlather
|Blanco County Families for One Hundred Years by John Stribling Moursund; Nortex Press, Burnet, Texas; Revised 1981|
|Blanco County History by John Stribling Moursund; Nortex Press, Burnet, Texas; 1979|
|Heritage Of Blanco County, Texas by Blanco County News; Curtis Media Corporation; 1987|
|Wimberley's Legacy by Lilliedell Schawe; The Naylor Company of San Antonio, 1967|
|Wimberley - Historic Belle of the Blanco by Dorthy Wimberley Kerbow; Eakin Press, Austin Texas; 1995|
|The German Texans by Glen E. Lich, University of Texas, Institute of Texan Cultures.1981. . The book is generally on German Texans, statewide, but has a number of references families of Blanco County.|
|Other Blanco County References, Memoirs, Letters & Family Histories|
|"Under the Live Oak Tree" A history of Seguin||E. John Gesick, Jr.||Linda French Dawsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|"A President's Country" A Guide to
the Hill Country of Texas
|Jack Maguire||Pat Althausemail@example.com
|The Haynes Family Papers||Bill Dunman Haynes||Viki Lovell
|Historical Genealogy of the Felps Family||Minnie Beauchamp Twidwell||Pat Althausfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|New England Marriages Prior to 1700||Clarence Almon Torrey||Pat Althausemail@example.com|
|Llano County, TX Family Album||.||Wanda Pittfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Burnet County Cemetery Records||.||Wanda Pittemail@example.com
|Memoirs of a Texas Pioneer Grandmother||Ottilie Fuchs Goeth||Brian Bivonafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|A Collection of Memories||Hilda Goebel Smith, Ed.||Brian Bivonaemail@example.com|
|Reminiscences||Luise Romberg Fuchs||Brian Bivonafirstname.lastname@example.org.|
|A Tribute to the life of Felix Anton Goebel||Rodney Goebel||Brian Bivonaemail@example.com.|
|History of the Romberg Family||Annie Romberg||Brian Bivonafirstname.lastname@example.org.|
|House of Crider vol. 1 & vol. 2||Ann Crider Morrisemail@example.com|
|The Haynes Family Papers by Bill Dunman Haynes; published by Nortex Press; 1988|
|An Authentic History of Guadalupe County by Willie Mae Weinert; The Seguin Enterprise; 1951; Reprint by The Seguin Conservation Society; 1976|
|Memoirs of a Texas Pioneer Grandmother by Ottilie Fuchs Goeth (1836-1926) . Edited by Irma Goeth Guenther1982 by Eakin Press, Burnet, Texas. 260 pages. Ottilie lived in Blanco County for much of her adult life. Her husband Carl Goeth was a rancher and State Representative from the area. His ranch house, built in the 1860's still stands. The book has significant sections on Blanco County, with numerous photos of persons and the Cypress Mill area (also theTiger Mill area of Burnet County). Also has sections on life in Germany through 1845, and life in Austin County, Texas from 1846-1865. Concentrates on the Fuchs and Goeth families of the Cypress Mill area.|
|A Collection of Memories,
1970. Written by Wilhelmina "Minna" Fuchs Goebel (1870-1955). Edited by Hilda
Goebel Smith. 61 Pages. Minna Fuchs Goebel was born in Blanco County, and
lived there until her late 30's. There is quite a bit of discussion of Blanco
County area and people until her move to West Texas about 1907, along with
several photos. Concentrates on the Fuchs and Goebel
families of Blanco County and later the Lubbock/Hale County, Texas areas.
Reminiscences by Luise Romberg Fuchs (1840-1931). Written 1927, translated from German in 1936 by Helen & Gertrude Franke. 67 pages. Also available is the German original. Luise lived her entire adult life in Blanco County, and there is significant discussion of family and friends there, anecdotes, and local geography and history. Concentrates on the Romberg and Fuchs families of Fayette County and later Blanco County, Texas
|A Tribute to the life of Felix Anton Goebel (1892-1951), Including the History of His Family and His Descendants" privately published in 1992 by Rodney Goebel. Early years have Blanco County photos and references, although the majority relates to later years after the move to West Texas. Felix was son of Minna Fuchs Goebel, mentioned above, and the book concentrates on the Fuchs and Goebel families.|
|History of the Romberg Family by Annie Romberg (1880-1977). Peter Hansborough Bell Press, Belton, Texas. Details the Romberg Family in Germany, Fayette County, Texas, and Blanco County, Texas. Many personal anecdotes.|
Births, Deaths and Marriages
Deed Books, Minute Books, Tax Lists
We now have an excellent opportunity for Blanco County Lookups! Pat
Althaus of the Blanco County Historical Commission has offered to perform
courthouse lookups. Pat will perform lookups for "specific" queries. Please
do not ask her to look up all Johnson's from 1860 to 1880 or such...this
is not the service she is offering to perform. However, if you have a specific
request such as deed records for Samuel Johnson circa 1860/70's or probate
for Samuel Johnson circa 1882/6, she is in a position to perform these services
for you. Please don't forget to thank her...she is a busy lady but a valuable
resource for Blanco County history and genealogy.
Thank you Pat for your offer!
Pat may be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Other Resource Material and Volunteers|
|The Weaver Families of Georgia - Volume I||James K. Bass, Jr.||Jim Bass||e-mail@TribalFox.com|
The Weaver Families of Georgia - Volume I by
James K. Bass, Jr.; Genealogical Publishing Company (Franklin, NC); 1994.