Alfreda Huck was an ardent historian and genealogist who authored several books on the history of Nordheim, Texas. She had thoroughly researched her family's histories and avidly collected information and news clippings about other families in Dewitt County and surrounding areas.
Known as "Fay" by her friends, Alfreda Huck was born in Runge and lived in Nordheim, Texas in Dewitt County where she founded the Nordheim Museum Association, was director of the Nordheim Cemetery Association, a member of the Nordheim Sons of Hermann Lodge for 56 years, and also member of the Yorktown Historical Society and the Dewitt County Historical Commission.
After her death in 2002 at the age of 86, her family, which includes her daughters June Buchhorn of Yorktown, Dolores Denman, of Nordheim, Texas and her son, Dick Huck of Lawton, Oklahoma were deeply concerned to keep intact Mrs. Huck's lifelong collection of research and reference materials and to assure their accessibility to the public. After thoughtful consideration, the family decided to donate them to the Victoria Regional History Center where they will be preserved and are accessible to researchers.
The Alfreda Mueller Huck Collection consists primarily of genealogical information on families in Dewitt and nearby counties as well as photographs, published works, and newspaper clippings. The books and published manuscripts in the Huck Collection have been catalogued and can be viewed in our classic catalog at http://libcat.uhv.edu
(In the General Keyword box type "Alfreda Mueller Huck Collection" to see the list.)
In addition, the collection holds Mrs. Huck's research on the town of Nordheim, Texas, including the Shooting Club, Nordheim Church, Nordheim Fire Department, Nordheim brass bands, Nordheim School, and Nordheim cemeteries. There is information as well on Yorktown, Texas including its cemeteries, and on other area cemeteries including Smiley, Mission Valley, and Clinton. There are news clippings that include obituaries and marriages and reuinions and there is a book of Dewitt County funeral notices.
Mrs. Huck's interest in genealogy is apparent in the research she compiled in a notebook titled "Guide for Genealogy in Germany". And her interest in history is seen in files such as one titled "John Wesley Hardin, Jane Hardin" and on the history of Victoria, Goliad, and Guadalupe counties.
The Alfreda Mueller Huck Collection is a treasure-trove of historical information and will stand as a lasting tribute to the people of Nordheim and a memorial to the indomitable spirit of Fay Huck.