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Nine Alsatians in South Texas: 1843–1900

The Times of the Family of a Self-Styled Colonizer: Peter Bluntzer
  • Also available as: Perfect Bound Softcover, E-Book
  • Published: August 2019
  • Format: Dust Jacket Hardcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 256
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781796028089
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The book is the historical account of an Alsatian family that forged what lives they could in the Republic and the State of Texas. They would fight in the Mexican-American and Civil Wars and endure the trials of Reconstruction Texas. The beginning chapters speak of their immigration to Texas, the building of a homestead, and Peter’s efforts to bring fellow Alsatians to the area. Following chapters focus on each child and his or her life offerings: a daughter living with the Indians and a son dying in the Mexican-American War. Three sons would fight for the Confederacy. Two sons would patrol the country as an Indian scout or a Texas Ranger. Another would become a farmer-stockman in a community plagued by the Taylor-Sutton feud. The daughters would support their husbands in their work as a freighter and business owner, a blacksmith, and a farmer-stockman. The final chapter shares the historical legacy of the communities they once lived in.

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