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Reinermann, Sandman, Bethje and Quensell families of Harris County papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 339
Finding aid note: Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Scope and Contents

The papers and miscellaneous material of the Reinermann, Sandman and Bethje families, pioneer German families of Harris County; plus the papers and miscellaneous material of Carl Wilhem Adolph Quensell, son in-law of Henry Reinermann and himself an immigrant from Hanover.

Dates

  • 1841 - 1917

Creator

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Reinermann, Sandman, Bethje and Quensell families of Harris County papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

The Reinermann, Sandman and Bethje families were pioneer German families of Harris County connected by one woman, Louisa Margerethe Agnes Schiermann. Louisa married Henry Reinermann, Jospeh Sandman Sr, and Christian Lodovic Bethje. She outlived the first two and passed away before the third. Henry Reinermann came to Texas with his parents John and Ann Reinermann.

Carl Wilhem Adolph Quensell, son in-law of Henry Reinermann. Born in Hanover Germany. Refered to as William Quensell in Texas. Married Louisa Reinermann, 9-4-1953. They had 10 children together, only 2 girls lived past 1 year. William served in the Civil War, during which he found a diary of a Union soldier, kept the diary and included his own. After the war he ran a sawmill and leased his land and helped others to do the same.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet ( (1 box))

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The papers and miscellaneous material of the Reinermann, Sandman and Bethje families, pioneer German families of Harris County

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Edgar E. Lackner, 1981.
Title
Guide to the Reinermann, Sandman, Bethje and Quensell families of Harris County papers, 1841-1917
Status
Completed
Author
Lee Pecht
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA