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John Ottfried Hans Meusebach
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Birth: May 26, 1812, Germany
Death: May 27, 1897
Loyal Valley
Mason County
Texas, USA

Prussian Bureaucrat; German-Texas Leader, Settler, and Administrator; Founder of Fredericksburg, Texas; Peacemaker with the Comanches; Texas Senator: Born Baron Otfried Hans Freiherr von Meusebach in 1812 in Dillenburg, Germany, son of Baron Carl Hartwig Gregor von Meusebach and Ernestine von Witzleben Meusebach.

In 1845 Meusebach was appointed commissioner general for the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas, the Adelsverein. Despite many obstacles, Meusebach worked diligently in the interest of the new settlers and founded the settlements of Fredericksburg, Castell, and Leiningen, Texas.

In May 1847, Meusebach negotiated and signed the historic Meusebach-Comanche Treaty with various bands of the Comanche tribe that protected the German settlers from tribal raids. In 1847, he retired from the office of commissioner general.

In 1851, Meusebach was elected to the Texas Senate representing three counties. While in the senate he advocated universal and compulsory education.

In 1852, Meusebach married seventeen-year-old Countess Agnes of Coreth. They had eleven children, seven of whom reached adulthood. Meusebach retired to his farm in Loyal Valley, Texas in 1869 where he died in 1897. 
Family links: 
  Agnes Coreth Meusebach (1835 - 1909)
  Otto Carl Meusebach (1855 - 1913)*
  Elizabeth Von Meusebach Zesch (1862 - 1943)*
  Lucy Meusebach Marschall (1865 - 1961)*
  Emmie Von Meusebach Marschall von Bieberstein (1869 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Marschall Meusebach Cemetery
Cherry Spring
Gillespie County
Texas, USA
Created by: Nate Ellis
Record added: Apr 06, 2009
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John Ottfried Hans Meusebach
Added by: Nate Ellis
John Ottfried Hans Meusebach
Added by: Nate Ellis
John Ottfried Hans Meusebach
Added by: Nate Ellis
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