|Birth: ||1821, Germany|
William Julius Maass Sr. (1821-1893) was a German immigrant who can be found in Bandera County on the 1880 census with his wife Charlotte Oelze Kissling Maass (1839-1907) and sons William Julius Maass Jr. (1863-1935), Albert Maass (born ABT 1866-1868, died 1918), and Charley/Carl (born ABT 1869/70-, died 188?); and daughters Hellena "Lena" Maass (born July 11, 1875) and Albertina "Tina" Maass (Mrs. Charles) Straus (ABT 1878-1919). An older daughter, Louisa Wilhelmina Maass Eckhart Evans (1862-1945), had married Christian Eckhart on January 20, 1877. Charlotte also had two children by her first marriage, Adolph Kissling (born ABT 1860) and Mary Kissling (Mrs. Claus H.) Thick (1858-1953).
An entry for the Maass Family on pages 106-107 of Pioneer History of Bandera County: Seventy-Five Years of Intrepid History, written by J. Marvin Hunter in 1922, states that William Maass Sr. and family moved to Bandera from San Antonio in 1874, "and located on Middle Verde Creek, on the place now occupied by W. W. Whitley." Whitley was the original owner of the Dixie Dude Ranch.
Charlott Maass (1839 - 1907)
Here lie the remains of our great-grandfather, Wm. J. Maass, buried here in 1893 - and his son Charles, killed in a range war in 188?. Erected with our various Maass relatives Oct. 1985.
Note: Charles Aloysius Toudouze Sr. (1923-2009) and Alexander "Andy" Mitchell Anderwald (1920-2010) were grandsons of William Julius Maass Jr.
Dixie Dude Ranch
Created by: riofriotex
Record added: Oct 26, 2013
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