A Guide to the Lege Family Papers, 1831-1939
John Charles Louis Lege (Johann Carl Ludwig Lege, 1831-1890) was a German immigrant who settled in the San Antonio area in the mid 1800s. He served as an Assistant Quartermaster in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and was married to Ellen Hill in 1853. Together they had ten children. John died in 1890 at the age of 59, but his family prospered in Texas. One of John’s most successful relatives is his grandson, Fred Lege, Jr. (1881-1939), a successful oil businessman who pioneered the welding of gas pipe.
The Lege Family History consists of a brief biography about the family between 1831-1939, annotated correspondence from John Charles Louis Lege to his wife Ellen, as well as copies of handwritten correspondence from John Lege while serving in the Civil War, and photocopied portraits of John, circa 1861-1862.
This collection is open for research use.
Lege Family History Papers, 1831-1939, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Amanda Reyes, March 2015.
Detailed Description of the Papers