Charley/Carl is listed as age 10 on the census day of June 24, 1880, and age 1 on the 1870 Census (taken July 25) so he was probably born in late 1869 or early 1870.
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.
Interestingly, the book entry doesn't list Charley as one of William Sr.'s sons, but it does list a Reinhardt, with no other information. Perhaps Charley and Reinhardt are one and the same?
I could not find any information about a range war in Bandera County. According to a July 26, 2012 article in the Bandera County Courier about the Dixie Dude, Charley was killed by a cattleman wanting to drive his herd across the Maass property. Fence cutting was common in this part of Texas in the 1880s, and it often resulted in murders.
William Julius Maass (1821 - 1893)
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., Charley's older brother
Dixie Dude Ranch
Created by: riofriotex
Record added: Oct 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119336117