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Victoria, Regional, and Texas History

Victoria Advocate, Our Part of Texas: Faces and Places. / by Catherine R. McHaney & Charles D. Spurlin, eds.
Marceline, Missouri: D-Books Publishing, Inc., 1996.
Call number: Regional History F395.097 1996.

A pictorial history of the people and places of 13 Texas counties: Victoria, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, and Wharton. Photos included came from private collections, the Victoria Regional History Center Photo Collection, and the Victoria Advocate Archives.
The Runge Chronicle: A German Saga of Success. / by Hauschild, Henry J.
Austin: Whitley Cp., 1990.
Call number: Regional History F385.R86H38

This is the story of Henry Runge, a businessman who came to Texas in 1845, and other leading German Texans of the middle to late 19th Century, including Baron Otfried Hans Freiherr von Meusebach, Walter Tips, Col. Augustus Buchel, Emil Reiffert, William Frobese Sr., Edward Mugge, Joseph H. Reusse.
Victoria City Directory
St. Louis, Mo.: Scollard & Thomas, 1900-1901.

Worley’s Directory of Victoria, Texas
[S.l.]: John F. Worley Directory Co., 1913.

Wilder’s Directory of Victoria, Texas,
Victoria, Texas: H. B. Wilder, 1927.

Victoria, Texas City Directory.
San Antonio: C. H. Jackson Directory Co., 1939-1956.

Polks Victoria (Victoria County, Texas) City Directory.
Dallas, R. L. Polk & Co., 1957-Current.
Call number: Special Collections F392.V52V.) Current issues located at Library Reference-1st floor.

These city directories are listings of people and businesses of Victoria. The directory's names section includes occupation and spouses name. Also included is a cross-directory from street-addresses to current occupant's name. Unlike telephone directories, city directories attempt to include all residents' and business' names.
St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Meyersville, Texas: Record of Church Chronicle, Congregational Report, Annual Meetings Minutes from 1850-1977; Old German Church Records. Translated by Millie Jacob and Ruth Egg.
Cuero, Texas: Cuero Pub. Co., 1978. 352pp.
Call number: Special Collections BX8076.T4S3.

Second Fatherland: The Life and Fortunes of a German Immigrant. / by Krueger, Max.
College Station: Texas A & M U Press, 1976.
Call number: Regional History F 391.K94 1976.

The German Texans.
San Antonio, Institute of Texas Cultures, 1970.
Call number: Regional History F 395.G315.

Handbook and Registry of German-Texas Heritage. by7.Von-Maszewski, W. M. ed
German-Texan Heritage Society. San Marcos: Southwest Texas State U, 1989.
Call number: Regional History F 395.G3H36 1989.

Fisher-Miller Grant and G. E. C. Forever: German Emigration Company Passenger Lists to Texas, July 1844-February 1846. / by Kleinecke, Charles W.
Corsicana, Tex.: C. W. Kleinecke, Jr., 1994.
Call number: Regional History F 385.F5.

Cypress und Gesammelte Schriften. //by Seele, Hermann. Translated by Edward C. Breitenkamp.
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1979.
Call number: Regional History F 395.G354213.

Passenger Lists for Galveston, 1850-1855. /by Blaha, Albert J. Research by Eva Lembcke; translation by Josef Bittersman and Bernard Kneuper.
Houston, Texas: A. J. Blaha.
Texas County Histories

County histories, usually compiled and written by local historical and genealogical societies are an invaluable source of information about people, families, and communities. Most published histories of the counties in the Coastal Bend region are available in the VC/UHV Library's Regional History Center.

A listing of these can be obtained by searching the Library's Online Catalog.
Use the subject heading [County name], Texas - History
(example: Victoria County, Texas - History).