Nesbitt Memorial Library

Mary Ann Pickens Family Papers (Ms. 90)



Documents regarding the Hopkins and Pickens families and local history donated by Mary Ann Pickens.




Box 1 

  1. Columbus High School Class of 1930 graduation news articles, May 1930 and 50th class reunion April 19, 1980. Both James Hopkins and Mary Elizabeth Youens Hopkins were graduates, copy of a photograph of students from that class (better copy in archives photograph collection), original invitation to Commencement Exercises for Columbus High School Class of 1930.
  2. Article about Oscar Zumwalt from The Texas Druggist, March 1930.
  3. A Hundred Years of History 1837-1937.
  4. James Hopkins membership certificates to American International Charolais Assn, 1957,

American Charbray Breeders Association, 1951 and The Lions Club of Garwood, Past President recognition, 1947-1948.

  1. Zimmerscheidt-Leyendecker Home La Salle Chapter of Daughters of American Colonists Marker Dedication, October 25, 1961 and articles about the Zimmerscheidt-Leyendecker Home.
  2. Copies of Gedeon Stram Pen and Ink Drawings, 1968.
  3. History of the Colorado County Courthouse written and presented by Mary Elizabeth Hopkins around 1970.
  4. Documents related to the history of Winedale, Texas including Winedale Inn booklet.
  5. Certificate from Texas State Historical Survey Committee recognizing the Youens-Hopkins House as a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark, 1973.
  6. Newspaper clipping of DAR Daughters of the American Revolution tribute to Hattie Mae Everett Dick, October 1974.
  7. Newspaper clippings of the Historical Marker Dedication at the Mansfield Memorial Library, May, 1975.
  8. Newspaper clipping of presentation about Dr. Lawrence Augustine Washington, Jr. by Mary Elizabeth Hopkins to the Colorado County Historical Commission, March 18. 1976.
  9. Photos of Mary Elizabeth Hopkins with Historical Marker at the Stafford Opera House, Programs from the Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the American Declaration of Independence, March 7, 1976, and Dedication of Official Texas State Historical Marker for the Trinity Lutheran Church of Frelsburg, April 23, 1978.
  10. Original Manuscript by Mary Elizabeth Hopkins “A Short History of Colorado County,” Chairman of the Colorado County Historical Commission, 1978.
  11. Newspaper clipping of Historical Marker dedication of the Montgomery-Thatcher Cemetery near Matthews, July 2, 1981.
  12. Newspaper clipping concerning program presented by Mary Elizabeth Hopkins entitled History of Colorado County Courthouses, September 24, 1981.
  13. Newspaper clipping concerning “Old Frelsburg Landmark Being Removed” (Dr. Bernhardt Fehrenkamp clay brick home,) March 11, 1982.
  14. Various correspondence during service as Chairman of the Colorado County Historical Commission:

1) Bob Bullock, Comptroller of Public Accounts

2) James Hightower, Commissioner of Agriculture

3) Texas Department of Agriculture Family Land Heritage Program

4) San Antonio Museum Association

5) Winedale Museum

6) National Guard Month

7) Butch Strunk concerning rural cemetery locations

8) Lester Cranek, Colorado County Judge, concerning appointment to Colorado County Historical Commission.

  1. Mary Elizabeth Hopkins named 1986 Woman of the Year by Beta Sigma Phi of Columbus, letters of congratulations, proclamation, and news clippings of the award.
  2. Magnolia Homes Tour newspaper insert, May 12, 1986.
  3. Program, poster, news clipping and correspondence concerning Our Hometown III, written by Nancy Stiles, performed on Feb. 17, 1996.
  4. Historic Texas Cemetery Marker Dedication for the Zimmerscheidt-Leyendecker Cemetery Jan 18, 2012.
  5. Notes on Antique Glass compiled and written by Mary Elizabeth Hopkins. Date unknown.
  6. Copy of article about mission that Lt. Albert Hahn was part of entitled Kiska Mission, June 19, 1943 issue of Saturday Evening Post. Original in General Archives, Oversized 4A 1
  7. Christmas card from S.K. Seymour to E.J. Brune posted Dec 23, 1935.
  8. Application for Texas Historic Cemetery for Osage Community Cemetery June 24, 2016; letter notifying of pending status June 15, 2016; letter, press release and certificate designating Osage Community Cemetery as an Historic Texas Cemetery June 24, 2016.

Box 2

  1. Historic documents relating to Zimmerscheidt School, 1857-1893; original pencil sketch by Bob Pickens showing location of two different school buildings and deed records from 1856 to 1874.

1) list of students Feb. 1857-Aug. 1857 School District 8.

2) Certificate appointing J.F. Leyendecker as trustee of Leyendecker Neighborhood School #17 in Colorado County.

3) Survey of school and in school precinct No 57 of Zimmerscheidt League—H.F. Ditman Surveyor.

4) Deed from F. Buescher to W.G. Frels, et al Trustees of School District #27-1884.

5) Translation of 2 documents pertaining to school construction in 1855.

6) 1856 translation of application to teach at Z. League School.

7) Notes and sketch of Zimmerscheidt School, second location in 1884, research by Bob Pickens.

8) Historic School Cook Book.

9) Composition Book with handwriting samples by Emil Brune. Undated.

  1. Translation of German letter from John Kraus to Johann Leyendecker, trustee, 1858 (original in German at Center of American History, University of Texas at Austin).
  2. Draft of history of Zimmerscheidt School History by Mary Elizabeth Hopkins. Undated.
  3. Memoir by Irene Frnka Meyer of teaching at Zimmerscheidt School, 1930.
  4. Programs and Newspaper Clippings of Zimmerscheidt School, 1994-2001.
  5. Copy of J. B. Leyendecker, Sheriff, Deed of property to F. M. Burford. 1868 and Lease between J.F. Leyendecker and Herman Menschburger for Leyendecker Bar Room, January 1872. J.B. Leyendecker ran the bar.
  6. Copy of letter from Dilue Rose Harris to J. F. Leyendecker concerning Confederate pensions for her daughter, Victoria Harris Leyendecker, wife of J.B. Leyendecker. Original envelope. Sheriff’s Deed from Sheriff J.B. Leyendecker to F.M. Burford, December 14, 1868.
  7. Bill of Sale from John D. Campbell to J. F. Leyendecker concerning sale of cotton crops on Gillespie Plantation, 1870. Original document.
  8. Copies of 9 political documents and letters of J. F. Leyendecker, 1870-1906. Originals at Briscoe Center for American History, U. T. Austin.

1) Letter to J.F. Leyendecker urging him to run for office again from numerous gentlemen in Lavaca County, September 10, 1873.

2) Letter to J.F. Leyendecker from Tendrich in the House of Representatives, Austin, October 13, 1871.

3) Report of County Taxes, 1869, including delinquent and names of Freedmen. J.F. Leyendecker was the official.

4) Tax receipt for 1885 from Adam Leyendecker to J.F. Leyendecker, official.

5) Geroge McCormick, May 14, 1892, to Voters of Texas.

6) Letter from Democratic Executive Committee to J.F. Leyendecker, September 20, 1902.

7) Letter from R.H. Beyer to J.F. Leyendecker concerning recent election, May 13, 1906.

8) Certification of J.F. Leyendecker as Notary Public, 1874.

9) Certification of J.F. Leyendecker as J.P for Precinct No. 5, November 15, 1880.

  1. Fisher Miller Emigrant List, undated. Original Document.
  2. Copies of Pearfield Nursery Ledger Book, 1885-1908. Originals in Briscoe Center for American History, U. T. Austin. Includes names of buyers, names of plants, and cost.
  3. Copy of Paper on J F. Leyendecker and his Pearfield Nursery presented by Mary Anne Pickens at Winedale Historical Society’s Gartenfest program, 1994.
  4. Abstract of Title from several lots purchased by Dr. Willis G. Youens and his wife Fay Burford Youens in the Smith and Jones subdivision in Columbus, Texas in 1915.
  5. Records from Brune Florist for the years 1941-1942. Mary Elizabeth Youens Brune (later Hopkins) owner, prepared floral arrangements for weddings, funerals, special occasions.
  6. Collection of various Colorado County business advertisement and promotional cards. Includes Columbus, Alleyton, Frelsburg:

1) Columbus Bakery—oval glass picture glued to back of glass

2) Harrison & McDaniel—Advertising Cheatham’s Tasteless Chill Tonic

3) Columbus State Bank—Ink blotter

4) Schobel Service Station—Christmas Card 1925

5) Columbus Motor Company—Fold out brochure showing new Ford V c1930

6) The City Drug Store, Byars & Byars—Printed advertisements for sarsaparilla. Kittens on front, pushing buggy

7) The City Drug Store, Byars & Byars—Printed advertisement showing Horse & Cattle Powders. Holland windmill scene on front.

8) Boedeker & Phillippi Drug Store—Printed advertisement for Crudoform Liniment. Young woman on front, advertising cologne.

9) F. Stupl, Watchmaker & Jeweler—Compliments of card. Young couple on front.

10) Frank Prucha musical instruments—Advertises musical instruments, toys, groceries. Two children playing on front.

11) Frank Prucha musical instruments—Advertisements instruments, toys, staple and fancy groceries. Children on front.

12) L.L. Beach & Co. Druggists—Printed advertisement for Dr. C. McLane’s Liver Pills. Pansy bouquet on front.

13) Boedeker & Ilse—printed advertisement for Certain Chill Cure. Rose and bird on front.

14) C.E. Smith & Co. Drug Store--Printed advertisement for Sikmons Liver Medicine. Cartoon of man with baby on front.

15) W.A. Reinhardt, Alleyton—General News & Collection Agent

16) Louis Wink, Alleyton—Printed advertisement for Family Tonic. “The Beggar Children” on front.

17) E.G. Frels Frelsburg—Printed advertisement for IXL Chill Cure. Unicyclists on front.

18) E.G. Frels, Frelsburg—IXL Chill Cure. Two little girls under umbrella on front.

19) E.G. Frels, Frelsburg—IXL Chill Cure. Two little girls with fan on front.

20) E. Kollmann, Frelsburg—Printed ad for Chillarine, Mexican female remedy. Flowers and woman’s hand on front.

21) E. Kollmann, Frelsburg—Printed ad for Jayne’s Expectorant. Dog and two boys on front.

22) Chas Ernst, New Ulm—Ad in German advertising Cheatham’s Fever Medication made from plants. Little girl with flowers on front.

23) Hand-held fan—Columbus advertisers on reverse: S.K. Seymour, Mikeska Meat Market, Corner Drug Store, Burt Floral Shop, The First State Bank, Spindler Concrete Pipe Company, Stancik’s Service Station, Zatopek’s Feed & Supply, Colorado County Federal Savings and Loan Association, Columbus Butane Co., Braden Radio and TV Service, Herder Truck Line, Columbus Drug Store. 1957

24) J.L. Cunningham Druggist, Waelder—advertisement card for Ayers Cherry Pectoral

25) Boedeker & Ilse, Columbus, TX—advertisement for Fragrant Ivory Polish

26) L.L. Beach, Columbus, TX –advertisement for Hoyt’s German Cologne

27) Frank Prucha, Dealer in Musical Instruments and Toys, Staple & Fancy Groceries, Columbus

  1. Columbus Concrete Products Work capital stock certificate for 1929. Sold to Dr. W. G. Youens by H. Paulsen and H. A. Schindler.
  2. Invitation to a Grand Masquerade Ball sent to Miss Kate Leyendecker (Catherine) in 1871. A. Bartels and Cl. Morris were two of the hosts. One part of invitation missing.

Box 3

Burford original letters and documents:

  1. Arthur Burford’s last letter, January 14, 1900.
  2. Mattie Burford letters and cards.
  3. Letter from Dora Burford to Fay Burford 1893.
  4. Letter from Florence Burford Willer to niece Florence Fay Burford 1896.
  5. Letter from W.T. Burford to parents F.M. Burford and Cordelia A.Burford 1872.
  6. F.M. Burford sons—education.
  7. Letter to W.T. Burford from son, Dick, 1893.
  8. Letter from Mattie Burford from William T. Burford.
  9. F.M. Burford—bill from lawyer.
  10. Letter from Mattie Burford to daughter, Elizabeth Hahn
  11. Burford check on Simpson Bank.
  12. Letters of condolence about Arthur, January 1900.
  13. Letter from Arthur Burford to mother, Mattie Burford, July 2, 1896
  14. Life of German Pioneers in Early Texas.
  15. H. Austin five League subdivision, undated, surveying notes by William Banks, surveyor.
  16. Confederate Pay Invoice by 2nd Lt. Moses J. Townsend, 1863.
  17. Ration Books.
  18. Inventory of F.M. Burford Estate.
  19. Letter to W.T. Burford from Mame Grace (Mrs. J.E. Grace) original and transcription.
  20. Letter from Thomas Gillespie to A.J. Gillespie.
  21. Zimmerscheidt-Leyendecker Cemetery application, approval, pictures of cemetery.
  22. Letter from Robert Franklin Burford to William Burford, 1890.
  23. Apology note Carolyne to Mr. Burford, no date.
  24. African-American Burford Family notes.
  25. Plat and Field Survey notes, August Weller 160 acres, 1856
  26. Deed: G.K. Hubbard to E.D. Neal, 1866.
  27. Letter from M.H. Townsend to W. T. Burford, 1898.
  28. Deed: Edward T. Austin to J.D. Riggs, 1853.
  29. Dry Branch School Report, 1875.
  30. Letter from Quida Boulden Grissom to Altair Post Office, 1985.

Box 4

Whitfield Family Original Documents:

  1. Whitfield and Wooten—letters from Dr. J.H. Wooten to Mrs. M.E. Hopkins; probate of Lampeda Nash 1886; genealogy records.
  2. Exum Phillip Whitfield (history)—Births from family bible; Deaths from family bible; Bio of Exum P. Whitfield; Newspaper clipping from 1875; Memoirs of Frances R. Lubbock; history of First Methodist Church.
  3. Genealogy—Whitfield family sheet for wife Margaret and children; wife Sara Jane and children; notice of opening of White House to public 1846; Census records 1850 and 1860; Births, marriages, and deaths from bible; record of missing horse 1890.
  4. Columbus Tap Railroad—Citation from Chief of Labor Bureau, Houston, TX 1863 for collection of slaves to work on railway.
  5. Exum P. Whitfield—the Grange Store in Columbus list of stock and prices
  6. Charge of assult against Fritz Leyendecker upon Fred Ernst 1861.
  7. Exum P. Whitfield—copy of photograph E.P. Whitfield Store and Post Office, Columbus 1857; short history of photography in Texas.
  8. Etta Whitfield –High School graduation 1891.
  9. Sally Whitfield—teacher in 1889; newspaper clipping 1994.
  10. Exum P. Whitfield—home property deeds 1859-1995.
  11. Colorado County History Program by Mary Elizabeth Hopkins; Unidentified photograph of Mansfield Plaque; Zimmerscheidt School report cards of Earl Brune 1922 and 1924; Newspaper clippings.
  12. World War II--Postal savings booklets 1944; Directions for how to knit a man’s sleeveless sweater 1941.
  13. Post Cards 1908.
  14. School Book—A History of Texas by H.S. Thrall used by Robert Leyendecker as a student at Zimmerscheidt School.
  15. Stephen F. Austin—includes a brief bio of Austin; published by Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin and San Jacinto Museum of History, San Jacinto Monument.
  16. Books—The Sisters; The Good Son; Busy Bee, The Youth’s Friend; 1830.
  17. Booklets: Afternoon on New Year’s Creek; Native Flora of Texas; Native Trees of Lower Rio Grande Valley; Footprints of Five Generations.

Box 5

  1. Columbus School Documents:
  • SS Report of Marquerite Cone, 1912.
  • Grammar School Diploma of Mary E. Youens, 1927.
  • Graduation invitation for Columbus High School 1931.
  • Graduation invitation for Columbus High School
  • Graduation invitation for Columbus High School,1895,
  • Ethyle Cone Memory Book,1906.
  • Columbus High School Senior Class of 1931 Commencement.
  • Reward of Merit presented to Lord Jim Hopkins from Mr. E. Shook, teacher dated September 6, 1880.
  1. R. Cone—list of items; letter of recommendation for W.R. Cone to the business public from his business college dated August 28, 1888, Memory Gems, undated, Invoice for furniture dated October 31, 1892.
  2. Cemetery Tour photo, pamphlet, and brief biography on Mattie Burford. 2009
  3. Bibliography of books on Texas Germans.
  4. Funeral notice for Harvey Zatopek May 18, 1935; page from Columbus Methodist Church with photo and info about Philip Gates, Brandon Fitzpatrick, Betty Davis, and Mrs. C.O. Pietzsch.
  5. History of and copy of the text of The Freemantle Diary—account of a trip through Texas to Louisiana during the Civil War 1863.
  6. The Architecture of the Texas Frontier—sponsored by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee and UT Austin; Winedale Inn properties; The Difficulties of Life in Frontier Texas 1972.
  7. Original book written by Mary Anne Pickens. Who Are These People?: A Family History told from tin types and crayon portraits to digital images. 2016
  8. J. Burford, lawyer, clipping from Colorado County Citizen. 1995
  9. Austin County—transcript of the Bellville Wochenblatt. German Language edition.
  10. Austin County, A Supplement to Bellville Wochenblatt. June 16, 1889. Translated to English.
  11. Osage Community—information from the Weimar Mercury about Osage of Other days.
  12. Lindheimers Collection of Texas Plants containing a biography of F. Lindheimer and remarks and descriptions of new species of plants.

Box 6

  1. F. Leyendecker and Pearfield Nursery Documents Received 2/14/19:
  2. History of Leyendecker and his Pearfield Nursury.
  3. W. Geiser post card request for info on Leyendecker
  4. State Horticultural Society—Correspondence to Leyendecker from the State Horticultural Society 1891. Article from Texas Farm and Ranch.
  5. Southwest Texas Horticultural Society articles from publications.
  6. Articles from Colorado County Citizen and Weimar Mercury 1883, 1889, and 1908 including J.F. Leyendecker obituary.
  7. F. Leyendecker—correspondence between Leyendecker and Vernon Bailey in 1905 and H.P. Attwater in 1904.
  8. Texas Farm and Ranch articles dated 1886, 1890, 1891, 1883, and 1876.
  9. Texas Farm and Ranch—correspondence from Texas Farm and Ranch 1889 and 1891; article on Japan Persimmon by Leyendecker 1890.
  10. J.S. Hogg correspondence with Leyendecker regarding an order on nursery stock and appointment to special committee by Gov. Hogg.
  11. World’s Fair 1904—correspondence from the Texas World’s Fair Commission to Leyendecker and articles on Texas fruits at the World’s Fair in 1904.
  12. Pearfields Catalogs—1888, 1894 and 1896; price list 1891; descriptive catalog of Pearfield Nursury and Poultry Farm, undated.
  13. Horticultural Correspondence 1880 and 1891.
  14. Stringfellow Correspondence 1891.
  15. Correspondence from E.J. Kyle to Leyendecker 1907, 1908, and 1913.
  16. Correspondence from S.A. Beach, A&M 1889 and 1891.
  17. Correspondence regarding San Antonio International Fair 1906-1907.
  18. Citrus Trifoliata 1902.
  19. Grapes 1879-1895.
  20. Native Plants 1879.
  21. Persimmon and other fruit 1887, 1889 through 1894.
  22. 1875-1876 copies of Nursury Records from J.F. Leyendecker.
  23. Original Envelopes 1889-1909.

Box 7

  1. Briscoe Center for American History inventory, 1817.
  2. Johann Leyendecker/Josephine B. Zimmerscheidt marriage 1835.
  3. Zimmerscheid Family births and deaths—German language.
  4. Zimmerscheidt Land Grants 1845.
  5. Petition for Herman’s University 1892, signed by L. Zimmerscheidt.
  6. Correspondence from A.F. Wulff to Johann Leyendecker 1854.
  7. Colorado County School District (Zimmerscheidt School #8).
  8. A. Zimmerscheidt estate, 1856.
  9. Zimmerscheidt odds and ends1859.
  10. Rentals by M. Zimmerscheidt, undated.
  11. Court Records—history—Zimmerscheidts
  12. Margaret Zimmerscheidt and Leyendecker 1860, contract.
  13. Political correspondence from George McCormick to J.F. Leyendecker 1868; Colorado County Citizen Political Ads 1888; and Correspondence from J.F. Wolters to J.F. Leyendecker 1902.
  14. Leyendecker House article by Martha Gillespie 1935.
  15. Leyendecker House—Winedale Center for American History 1981.
  16. F. Leyendecker—Old Baylor University, Independence, Texas 1855.
  17. Mary and Josephine Leyendecker Ursa Line Galveston 1855.
  18. Johann Leyendecker Estate 1803-1869.
  19. Original document division of Johann Leyendecker property 1887.
  20. Correspondence from Oswalt Stranger to J.F. Leyendecker regarding grandmother’s house (Margaret Zimmerscheidt’s house not Leyendecker house).
  21. Crockett Leyendecker correspondence regarding Johann Leyendecker as Mayor of Montabaur
  22. F. Leyendecker business
  23. Index to files at Center for Amercian History at University of Texas at Austin, Texas.
  24. Baptist Leyendecker
  25. Zimmerscheidt-Leyendecker Family History by Mary Ann Pickens
  26. Letter to J.F. Leyendecker 1889.
  27. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker 1889.
  28. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker 1891.
  29. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker 1895.
  30. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker 1896.
  31. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker 1897.
  32. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker 1898.
  33. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker 1899.
  34. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker 1900.
  35. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker 1902.
  36. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker 1903.
  37. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker 1904.
  38. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker 1905.
  39. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker 1906.
  40. Letters to J.F. Leyendecker undated.
  41. Letter to E.J. Brune 1916
  42. Envelopes, used and unused, undated.

Box 8

Willis G.Youens WWI letters.

  1. January 1-18, 1919. Copies
  2. January 20-30, 1919. Copies
  3. February 1-18, 1919. Copies
  4. February 20-27, 1919. Copies
  5. March 1-19, 1919. Copies
  6. March 21-29, 1919. Copies
  7. April 4-May 11, 1919. Copies
  8. Willis G. Youens Orders, Copies
  9. Willis G. Youens WWI Cables
  10. Willis G. Youens appointed Captain May-December 1919.
  11. Post Cards 1918-1919 Willis G. Youens, Copies
  12. Willis G. Youens WWI Miscellaneous Booklets, etc., Copies
  13. Stars and Stripes France—December 27, 1918, Articles and poetry.
  14. Copies of Willis G. Youens photographs

Box 9

Willis G. Youens documents pertaining to WWI era.

  1. Willis G. Youens, January-March 1918, copies
  2. Alfred G. Youens to Willis G. Youens, Feb 24, 1918
  3. Willis G. Youens, April-May 1918, copies
  4. Willis G. Youens, June 1918, copies
  5. Willis G. Youens, July-August 1918, copies
  6. Willis G. Youens, September 1918, copies
  7. Willis G. Youens, October 1918, copies

Box 10

Documents pertaining to Willis G. Youens, WWI era and Leyendecker family Civil War era correspondence.

  1. Discharge papers for Willis G. Youens
  2. Willis G. Youens, 1918-1943 newspaper articles about him; transcribed.
  3. Timeline and genealogy
  4. Willis G. Youens, December 1918, copies
  5. Willis G. Youens, February 1919, copy of letter to sister and recipe/formula for a pain relief salve
  6. Notes pertaining to J.F. Leyendecker—Civil War
  7. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, July 12, 1862, copies
  8. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker and Johann L. (father)
  9. A. Leyendecker to J.F. Leyendecker, undated
  10. F. Leyendecker to his parents, June 19, 1864
  11. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, September 4, 1864
  12. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, September 16, 1864
  13. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, 1864
  14. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, transcription
  15. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, October 18, 1864
  16. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, December 6, 1864
  17. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, December 12, 1864
  18. Johann Leyendecker to his son, J. F. Leyendecker, February 5, 1865
  19. Frances Ann Leyendecker from her mother, Mary Cowden, Civil War Era
  20. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, March 4, 1865
  21. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, March 12, 1865
  22. Polly Causey to F. A. Leyendecker, March 11, 1865
  23. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, March 28, 1865
  24. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, April 5, 1865
  25. A. Leyendecker to J.F. Leyendecker, February 6, 1865
  26. Polly Causey to F.A. Leyendecker, April 1865
  27. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, April 6, 1865
  28. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, April 10, 1865
  29. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker,April 12, 1865
  30. C. Nelson to J.F. Leyendecker; J.F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, April 17, 1865
  31. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, April 20, 1865
  32. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, May 3, 1865
  33. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, May 16, 1865
  34. F. Leyendecker to J.B. Leyendecker, 1865
  35. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, May 8, 1865
  36. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, May 18, 1865
  37. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, August 30, 1865
  38. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, July 12, 1864
  39. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, July 23, 1864
  40. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, November 14, 1864
  41. F. Leyendecker to General, March 21, 1863
  42. F. Leyendecker to F.A. Leyendecker, 1863 (political)
  43. P. Auerbach to J.F. Leyendecker, 1860-1863
  44. Emil Auerbach—Civil War letters1864-1865
  45. Baptist Leyendecker to father, Johann Leyendecker, 1864
  46. F. Leyendecker, letters from friends 1857, 1861, 1864
  47. John Baptist Leyendecker, letters and chronology
  48. F. Leyendecker’s music book
  49. F. Leyendecker, Civil War military records
  50. John Baptist Leyendecker, Civil War military records

Box 11

Zimmerscheidt property documents

  1. Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal describing the Zimmerscheidt history
  2. Court cases against F. Zimmerscheidt, 1843
  3. Margaret Zimmerscheidt vs F. Zimmerscheidt divorce papers
  4. Leyendecker to M. Leyendecker, March 17, 1847, F. Zimmerscheidt to J Leyendecker, March 15, 1847 property deeds
  5. Zimmerscheidt petition for title to land rightfully his and testimony that he followed procedure to obtain land, 1832
  6. John and Josephine Leyendecker vs Margaret Zimmerscheidt estate, March 12, 1861
  7. A. Zimmerscheidt survey history
  8. Colorado Probabe Minutes: Johannes Leyendecker final subdivision and maps, February 5, 1873
  9. Mary Leyendecker Meyer estate will, 1875
  10. Meyer N/Z Lot 3 to Linbigger 1884, Meyer N/Z Lot 3 to Hastedt 1904
  11. Charles Leyendecker, Sr, Final decree on estate of Anna Leyendecker
  12. Charles Leyendecker, Jr., Deeds sold to R.D. Fielder and wife Pearl W. Fielder and given to Carol Leyendecker Meitzen.
  13. Adam Leyendecker, copy of original deed sold to Edgar Leyendecker
  14. Zimmerscheidt Cemetery data collection
  15. Zimmerscheidt Cemetery paper, 2014
  16. Application for Texas Historical Cemetery Marker, October 2011
  17. Zimmerscheidt Cemetery, paper, 2014
  18. Aerial photo, 1989
  19. Aerial photos, April 27, 1952
  20. William Robert Pickens notes concerning Zimmerscheidt League
  21. A. Zimmerscheidt League--divisioned 519 acres enlarged and regular copies of topography
  22. Survey maps—abandoned surveys of Colorado County, list, maps and aerial photos
  23. S.C. maps
  24. A. Zimmerscheidt period in Germany—research notes by W.R. Pickens
  25. Brune Zimmerscheidt copies of plats
  26. Probate minutes, copies of Zimmerscheidt land, maps of Germany, Poster Project 2017
  27. Zimmerscheidt and Leyendecker, maps and photos, soil mapping unit of old survey
  28. Aerial photos, 1938
  29. Josephine Barbara, daughter of Fredrick and Margaret Zimmerscheidt, birth registration, 1815
  30. Johann and Josephine Leyendecker passport from Germany, birth records of 4 children, 1843
  31. Records of sale of Johann Leyendecker home in Germany, 1850
  32. Neuhausel small pox vaccination, September 22, 1837
  33. Johann Leyendecker, Mayor of Montabaur, Germany, 1838
  34. House plans, German, Leyendecker
  35. Leyendecker miscellaneous documents, German, 1815-1850:

Agreement to access certain properties, 1817,

Official proclamation prohibiting shooting on Leyendecker land, 1833,

Promissary note, 1838,

Tax receipt issued to Johann Leyendecker for taxes paid on German land, 1842,

Lawsuit concerning Johann Leyendecker against medical assistant Giedra at Caub, 1842,

Grant to sell bread, 1842,

Statement of income and expenditures, interest of holdings, and debt still owed to Johann Leyendecker, 1842,

Letter from cousin in Germany about interests of Leyendecker property in Germany, 1851.

  1. Pictures of Leyendecker home taken by W.R. Pickens just prior to a fire that destroyed the property, 1983.
  2. First roads in Colorado County
  3. New Ulm Newspaper articles 1940 and 1955, Houston Post article, 1947
  4. House plans for Zimmerscheidt Home (University of Texas students)

Box 12

Items concerning Osage Cemetery and community history.

  1. Articles and photos of Osage Cemetery
  2. Secretary of State non-prophet original
  3. Post Office Box service
  4. First meeting notice, 2012
  5. Osage meeting notice, 2013
  6. Notes relating to residents of Osage
  7. Presentations, history and maintenance of Osage Cemetery
  8. Newspaper clippings and obituaries
  9. Candyce Dixon, CPA, IRS documents
  10. State report for non-prophets, 2013
  11. Osage Community Cemetery, Inc. Bylaws
  12. Articles of Incorporation, 2006
  13. Brief history and map of Osage, Colorado County, Texas, in Colorado County Chronicles
  14. Deeds of property, Osage Debating Club minutes, Masons minutes 1868-1890, and a list of early settlers
  15. Nesbitt Memorial Library relating to Osage Community, 1996-1997
  16. Dowsing Project Final Plot, Osage Cemetery
  17. Osage Cemetery Originals
  18. Osage burial list prepared by W.R. Pickens
  19. Osage Cemetery grave survey field notes
  20. Osage Cemetery grave list, section location, count
  21. Osage Cemetery Area: historical sequence, Texas Historical Commission application information
  22. Application for a Texas Historical Cemetery Marker
  23. Osage, plats and photos
  24. Prints from David K from Susan
  25. Austin Hacienda
  26. M. Burford/C.Burford/W.T. Burford/J.E. Burford
  27. Pettus League
  28. Osage Community Plats
  29. Osage Townsite
  30. Osage Cemetery: distribution by death date, identity pre-1875 deed
  31. Osage schools/churches
  32. Notes from talk on H. Austin’s Hacienda Land Development, 1852-1893
  33. History of Germany
  34. Mary Ann Pickens memory of childhood