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Gustav Dresel family papers, 1837-1961
Gustav Dresel (1818-1848) was the first German consul in Texas. Born in Geisenheim, Rheingau, he served as the business manager for the Adelsverein, a group of German noblemen supporting immigration to the Republic of Texas. Dresel died of yellow fever near Victoria while traveling on Adelsverein business.
The Gustav Dresel family papers consist of genealogical materials compiled by Louisa L. Dresel, a descendant of Gustav Dresel (1818-1848), the first German consul in Texas. The materials consist of family records, copies of 19th century German periodicals, copies of Texas periodicals, and photographs of Dresel portraits and homes in Germany and Texas. Also included are translations from the Texas Vorwarts, 1894; family letters; and excerpts of Tagebuch von Gustav Dresel uber seinen Austhalf in Texas 1837-1841. Included is a 1943 translation of the diary of Julius Dresel, 1848-1850, by his granddaughter Johanna Dresel. A 1961 letter from Carmelita Dresel includes accounts of family history.
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Gustav Dresel Family Papers, 1837-1961, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, July 2019.