Bastrop and Lee Counties, TX
Wend Colony: 1854

Compiled by J. McManus
15 Pages, 8.5"x11", Soft Cover, Copyright 1985 by Frances T. Ingmire,
Reprinted by permission, FI-0473, $10.00

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On December 16, 1854, the Ben Nevis arrived in Galveston, Texas with 500 "Wends" aboard. They immediately traveled to Houston, Texas to avoid the yellow fever raging throughout Galveston. The Serbo-Lusatians [or, Wends], were led by Lutheran pastor John Kilian. The Wends are said to have come from Prussian and Saxony and are not considered German in origin but descendants of the Polab Slavs and Veneti of the Middle Ages. The Wends were oppressed by the German government, held down economically, and finally forced by the king to join the union of the Reformed and Lutheran churches. This led to the journey to Texas.

This publication contains a wealth of genealogical information on these hearty, adventuresome people including the village, city, and region where each was born, birth-date, and occupation. As a bonus, the author includes remarks [date of death, where buried, etc.]. If your ancestors were passengers on the Ben Nevis, this item is a 'must-have'.

Example
BARTSCH
Maria, Widow, b. In the Klitten, Region of Rothenburg. b. 12-14-1782
Hanna, Daughter, b. 5-29-1811
Maria, Daughter, b. 8-29-1839
Rosina, Daughter, b. 10-24-1822

Surnames Included in This Publication

ARLTT

BAMSCH BARTEL-MERTING BARTSCH BASCHE BECKER BEHSER BENSCH BJAR BOEHMER BORN BUCKE BUETTNER**

CASPAR* CASPARIK*

DOMASCHKA DUBE** DUERRLICH CUNZER

EIFLE

FALKE* FIEDLER FRITSCHE FRITZSCHE*

GREULICH* GROESCHEL

HANDRICH* HANDRICK HANTSCHKE HERBRIG HOCKER HOLLAS HOTTAS

ISELT*

JANNASCH* JATZIAU

KAMBOR KASPER KERK KIESCHNIK* KIESLING KILLIAN KNIPPA* KOHL* KOKEL KOLBA KRUPER* KRUPER-HOLE KUBITZ KURIJO*

LEHMAN LEHMANN LOCKE LORENTSCHK LORENTSK* LOWKE

MAGNUS MATKE MELDE MELTSCHAK MICHALK MIERTSCHIN* MIKAN MOERBE** MROSKO*

NEITSCH NEUMANN* NOACK NOWAK

PAMPEL** PAMPER** PATSCHKE PAULIK PETER PILAK* POHJE PRELLOP

REGMANN REINHART RENSCH RICHTER RITTER

SCHARATH SCHATTE(MROSKE) SCHATTE SCHIWART SCHLEMMER SCHMIDT SCHNEIDER SCHOELLNIK SCHOENIG SCHUBERT** SCHULTZ SCHULZE* SCHUSTER SCHWOIBE SIMMANK** SOMMER SONSEL* SPAHN SYMMANK

TAEGER TAFFEL TEINERT* TESCHKE TJCHORNAK* TRINKS TSCHO*

URBAN**

VOGEL**

WAGNER WEIHE* WENKE* WERTHSCHUTZ WINKLER WIRTHSCHUTZ WUENSCHE WUKASCH*

ZIESCHANK ZOCH ZWAHR*

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