Bibliography for the Hill Country and German-Texan Heritage

Bethune, Pearl Elley. Forward to the Past!. (Austin, Texas: Bethune Publications, 1990.) ISBN:0-9620124-1-6 282 pages
This book includes the journal From Bremen to Texas in the Fall of the Year 1845 by Carl Blumberg. Much of the book is in German and English — with the German on the left page and the English translation on the right.

Biesele, Rudolph Leopold. The History of the German Settlements in Texas 1831-1861. (San Marcos, Texas: German-Texan Heritage Society, 1987.)

Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Research in Texas!. (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 1992.) ISBN:0-915156-70-9 36 pages

Dearden, Fay & Dearden, Douglas. The German Researcher: How to Get the Most Out of an L.D.S. Family History Center. (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Family Tree Press, 1989.)

Driskill, Frank A. & Grisham, Noel. Historic Churches of Texas: The Land and the People. (Austin, Texas: Eakin Press, 1980.) ISBN:0-89015-267-5 352 pages

Friederichs, Heinz F., Dr.. How to Find My German Ancestors and Relatives. (Neustadt/Aisch, Germany: Verlag Degener & Co., Inh. Gerhard Gessner, 1985.)

Geue, Chester W. & Geue, Ethel Hander. A New Land Beckoned: German Immigration to Texas 1847-1861. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1982.) ISBN:0-8063-0981-4 178 pages
Many of Comal County’s early settlers are listed with their passenger ship.

Geue, Ethel Hander. New Homes in a New Land: German Immigration to Texas 1844-1847. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1982.) ISBN:0-8063-0980-6 166 pages
Many of Comal County’s early settlers are listed with their passenger ship.

Hatfield, Dot Ferguson. Texas Hill Country Interesting Faces & Fascinating Places. (1994.)

Jordan, Tery G.. German Seed in Texas Soil: Immigrant Farmers in Nineteenth-Century Texas. (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1966.) ISBN:0-292-72707-0 261 pages

Konrad, J.. German Family Research Made Simple. (Munroe Falls, Ohio: Summit Publications, 1982.)

Lich, Glen E.. The German Texans. (San Antonio, Texas: The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, 1996.) ISBN:0-86701-072-X 232 pages

Malsch, Brownson. Indianola: The Mother of Western Texas. (Austin, Texas: State House Press, 1988.) ISBN:0-938349-26-0 351 pages

Kopleck, Horst. Harrap’s German Phrase Book. (New York: Prentice Hall, 1989.) ISBN:0-13-383191-4 128 pages

Seele, Hermann. The Cypress and Other Writings of a German Pioneer in Texas. (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1979.) ISBN:0-292-79014-7 217 pages

Shefelman, Janice Jordan. A Paradise Called Texas. (Austin, Texas: Eakin Press, 1983.) ISBN:0-89015-375-2

Sweet, Alexander Edwin. Alex Sweet’s Texas: The Lighter Side of the Lone Star History. (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1986.) ISBN:0-292-70390-2

Tetzlaff, Otto W. The Emigrant to Texas: A Handbook and Guide. (Burnet, Texas: Eakin Press, 1979.) ISBN:0-89015-230-6
This is an English translation of the 1846 guide for Germans interested in going to Texas. Many Germans moved to Texas and Comal County after reading such a guide.

von Schweinitz, Helga. Helga’s Corner: Musings About German Language and Culture. (Austin, Texas: Priority Copy, Inc., 2003.) ISBN:9744459003

Von-Maszewski, W. M.. A Sojourn in Texas, 1846-47: Alwin H. S?rgel’s Texas Writings. (San Marcos, Texas: German-Texan Heritage Society, 1992. ) ISBN:0-944779-05-0 357 pages

Von-Maszewski, W. M.. Handbook and Registry of German-Texan Heritage. (Austin, Texas: Eakin Press, 1989.) ISBN:1-57168-526-X

Wolf, Carl & Wolf, Leonora. German Expressions: A Compilation of German Expressions, Proverbs, Sayings. (New Braunfels, Texas: Comal County Genealogy Society, 1992.)

Zelade, Richard. Hill Country. (Austin, Texas: Texas Monthly Press, Inc., 1987.) ISBN:0-87719-082-8 509 pages