A Guide to the Jacob Schussler Papers, 1850-1890
Farmer and Stockman Jacob Schussler (1840-1929) was born in Bonfield, German province of Wuerttemburg, and moved to Texas at age five. Shussler and his family were the earliest settles of Cherry Hill Spring, giving it its name. Schussler resided there until adulthood when he moved to Mason County and soon married his wife, Francis Hick, with whom he had seven children.
“Obituaries.” Rootsweb. Accessed October 23, 2012. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmason/obits.html.
Correspondence, and business records compose the Schussler Papers, 1850-1890, documenting family business and personal matters. Correspondence is written in German and presumably from his family. Business records are comprised of contracts, bills, and receipts, primarily concerning items purchased and monies received.
This collection is open for research use.
Jacob Schussler Papers, 1850-1890, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection processed by Rose-Marie Akselrad, July 1952. Subsequent revisions made by Maria Soscia, October 2012.
Detailed Description of the Papers