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Lindheimer’s Sword

Lindheimer’s Sword

The sword in the Lindheimer family home was presented to him by Prince Carl, who described Ferdinand Lindheimer in a letter to the Adelsverein. “Among the Germans lives a botanist. His name is Ferdinand Lindheimer. Appears to be a scholar who is wrapped up in his work. He can be of use to us informing us about the flora on our grant”. The “us” referred to The Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas, known commonly as the Adelsverein. This group was formed in 1842 by German princes to direct German colonization in the Republic of Texas. In late 1844, Prince Carl hired Lindheimer and Ervendberg to bring the first group of immigrants from the Texas coast to New Braunfels.

More Information

  • www.wikipedia.org
  • Von-Maszewski: Voyage to North America 1844-45, UNT Press, 2000
  • Hale, Douglas.: Wanderers Between Two Worlds, Xlibris, 2005


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