Rusche Family Papers, 1848-1895 | East Texas Research Center

By Pamela Lynn Palmer

Collection Overview

Title: Rusche Family Papers, 1848-1895Add to your cart.

ID: A/131

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Financial statements, Land grants -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Land titles -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches University (Nacogdoches, Tex.) -- History -- Sources, Naturalization records, Passports

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes land deeds as well as an original land grant to Nacogdoches University, signed by Governor Elisha M. Pease. Other papers in the collection are the passport of Heinrich Rusche from Oldenburg, naturalization papers of Francis Rusche, correspondence, and financial papers. Other Nacogdoches citizens mentioned in the papers are Bernard Witkorn, Frederick Voigt, Jacob Harlacher, Rinaldo Hotchkiss, and James H. Starr. Land papers of the Cherino and Santos Coy families are also present.

Collection Historical Note

Francis Rusche was born March 29, 1823 in Ostafalin, Germany, and came to America in 1848. He married Mariana Meier, from West Farlan, Germany in 1850, and they had six children: Amelia, Augustus, Henry, John, Lillian and George. They settled in Nacogdoches, where Francis owned a woodworking shop. He became a U.S. citizen in 1854, and later served in the C.S.A. Co. B., 3rd Brigade Texas State Troops. His brother Heinrich also served, joining the C.S.A. Co. G., 12th Regt. Texas Volunteers. Francis Rusche died on January 22, 1901 in Nacogdoches and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.

(Ericson, Carolyn, Nacogdoches-Gateway to Texas, v. 2, Ericson Books, 1987; Goodrum, Marian M., "Rusche, Francis and Mariana Meier," Nacogdoches County Families, Curtis Media Corp., 1985)

Subject/Index Terms

Financial statements
Land grants -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Land titles -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Nacogdoches University (Nacogdoches, Tex.) -- History -- Sources
Naturalization records

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Land papers,Notes re: Jose Antonio Cherino's land; Cherino relinquishment to Santos Coy; Benigno Santos Coy to Rinaldo Hotchkiss. Handwritten. 3 items., 1850Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Land deeds, Rinaldo Hotchkiss for Santos Coy family to Francis Rusche and Bernard Witkorn; Bernard Witkorn to Francis Rusche; Corporation of Nacogdoches to Francis Rusche. Handwritten. 3 items., 1850-1858Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Land deeds, David Luter to Jacob Harlacher; Thomas Rimmell [selling Harlacher House] to Frederick Voigt. Handwritten. 2 items., 1852-1856Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Financial papers, Promissory note from Nacogdoches Histrionic Association; bill of court costs for Yancey vs Rogers et al; account of Mr. McKnisley with J. Clark; bid by Francis Rusche to build two footbridges. Handwritten, printed form. 4 items., 1860-1878Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Financial papers, Receipts for county tax, convention tax, special frontier protection tax. 5 items., 1866-1871Add to your cart.
Broadside listing tariffs for cotton, September 15, 1873. [image]
Folder 6: Correspondence, re: land near Sulphur Springs (fragment); tax assessment; empty envelope. Handwritten, printed. 3 items., 1868-1895Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence and legal paper, re: Nacogdoches University land. Includes Charles H. Winn, James H. Starr, Francis Rusche. Handwritten. 3 items, 1866-1868Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Tax receipts for land of Francis Rusche, originally granted to Nacogdoches University. Handwritten, printed form. 2 items., 1868, 1884Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Land deeds of Francis Rusche for lands formerly belonging to Nacogdoches University. Handwritten, printed form. 2 items., 1868, 1878Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Land grant to Nacogdoches University, signed by Gov. Elisha M. Pease, for land in Travis County. Handwritten on printed form. 1 item., 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Naturalization papers for Francis Rusche. Handwritten. 1 item, 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Rusche family genealogy. Photocopy. 1 item., 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Passport, from Oldenburg, Germany for Heinrich Rusche. Handwritten on printed form. 1 item., 1848Add to your cart.


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