|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1837, Germany|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1900|
"Eduard" Leopold Herman Altwein was born April 11, 1837 in Germany. He was the son of Johann Gotthulf Altwein and Wilhelmina (Quandt) Altwein.
In 1851 this family traveled by ship to America. They left Bremen, Germany on September 8, 1851 onboard the ship "Franciska". They arrived at Galveston, Texas on November 4, 1851. The family then traveled to Indianola, Texas probably on a smaller ship.
In March of 1853 Eduard's father Gotthulf Altwein purchased 764 acres near Schumannsville in Guadalupe County, Texas. In May of 1853 while clearing his land he suffered a heat stroke and died.
On November 8, 1859 Eduard applied for and received his U. S. Citizenship. He served in the 36th Regiment, Texas Cavalry.
Eduard married Maria Schwarzlose on August 18, 1873. They had 6 children, all born on the farm in Schumannsville, Texas.
Eduard Leopold Herman Altwein died in 1900 at the age of 63. He was actually buried twice. He was first buried near the house on his farm in Schumannsville. Marie was 18 years his junior. She sold the farm to their son and moved into New Braunfels, Texas. Marie had Eduard and two infant children exhumed and re-buried in the Comal Cemetery in New Braunfels, where she could care for the grave sites. Marie died in 1948 and is buried next to Eduard in the Comal County Cemetery in New Braunfels, Texas.
Johann "Gotthulf" Altwein (1801 - 1853)
Wilhelmina (Quandt) Altwein (1803 - 1880)
Marie Schwarzlose Altwein (1855 - 1948)*
Edward L Altwein (1882 - 1952)*
Created by: Dena Burnum
Record added: Dec 16, 2007
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