A Guide to the Carl Hilmar Guenther Letter, 1855
Born to Carl Gottfried and Johanne Rosina (Koerner) Guenther in Weissenfels, Germany, Carl Hilmar Guenther (1826-1902) immigrated to the United States in 1848. Settling near Fredericksburg, Texas, in 1851, he established a gristmill and flourmill. In 1855, Guenther married Dorothea Wilhelmine Henriette Pape, with whom he had seven children, including Fritz, Arthur, and Erhard. In 1859, the family moved to San Antonio, where Guenther built the Southern Ice Company and another flourmill, which later became G. H. Guenther & Son, Inc.
Gideon, Margaret Guenther. "Guenther, Carl Hilmar."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 2, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgu02.
"History." C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc. Accessed June 2, 2011. http://www.chguenther.com/AboutUs/History.aspx.
A typescript copy of a July 14th letter from Guenther to his parents, Carl and Johanne Guenther, composes the Carl Hilmer Guenther Letter, 1855, which discusses his flourmill, a Fourth of July celebration, his butterfly collection, and his social life in Fredericksburg, Texas.
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Carl Hilmar Guenther Letter, 1855, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
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