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Dr Anthony Michael Dignowity
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1810, Czech Republic
Death: Apr. 22, 1875
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Dr. Dignowity is a colorful figure in Texas Civil War history. He was born in Kuttenberg, Bohemia, in 1810 and immigrated to the United States in 1832. He became a medical doctor and traveled to San Antonio in 1846 with a group of Arkansas volunteers for the American- Mexican War. He stayed and became a successful doctor and businessman. In the mid-1850's he was imprisoned in regard to a land deal but was pardoned by his friend Governor Sam Houston. In 1859 he published an autobiography, Bohemia Under Austrian Despotism, to clear his reputation. An ardent abolitionist and opponent of secession, he fled San Antonio to Washington DC in 1861 when Confederate sympathizers threatened to hang him in Alamo Plaza. In correspondence to President Lincoln, he called on the president to recruit recent German immigrants to Texas for the Union cause and to establish a free state in the western part of Texas. A short biography may be found in the Handbook of Texas Online. He is buried with his wife, Amanda Jane (McCann) Dignowity, who continued the family business after his death in 1875. The hill-top site where their home, Harmony House, once stood is today the site of Dignowity City Park. 
 
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 Parents:
  Wenceslaus Dignowity (1754 - 1834)
 
 Spouse:
  Amanda Jane McCann Dignowity (1820 - 1907)*
 
 Children:
  Anthony Francis Dignowity (1844 - 1921)*
  Edward Lucian Dignowity (1848 - 1910)*
  Imogene Theresa Dignowity Hambleton (1857 - 1933)*
 
 Sibling:
  Barbara Dignowity Seffel (1805 - 1879)*
  Anthony Michael Dignowity (1810 - 1875)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dignowity Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section B, Row 19
 
Created by: Robert Taylor
Record added: Jan 04, 2007
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- LKat
 Added: Aug. 6, 2014
Rest In Peace
- Donna L. Tolliver
 Added: Feb. 4, 2012
 
 
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