Unidentified Schulenburg Photos

FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS

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Herzik

Joseph J. Machann

Moeller & Kunz

Wm. Tauch

Legler

Tauch & Pannewitz

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R. J. Zimmermann

Another early Schulenburg photographer was William H. Thomas who was listed in the Texas Business Directory from 1878-1879.


Tauch & Pannewitz Photographers, Schulenburg

William Tauch was born at High Hill on February 2, 1860, the son of Henry and Augusta May Tauch. He married Elizabeth Heimann and had three children: Erna, Waldine, and Werner. Tauch worked as a photographer in Schulenburg during two different intervals, in between which he tried farming, ranching, and operating a cotton gin. He appears on the Fayette County tax rolls as early as 1883.He bought an advertisement in F. Lotto's Fayette County, Her History and Her People, which was published in 1902. William's sister, Agnes, married Gustav Pannewitz with whom Tauch was partnered by 1886. Pannewitz was born in German in 1860 and immigrated in 1870. By 1900 Pannewitz was living in Shiner where he later gave up photography and served as postmaster. [See more unidentified photos by Pannewitz at Shiner.]

William Tauch's brother was Henry Tauch, a photographer in Fayetteville.

One of his cabinet cards carried the following advertisement: "Wm. Tauch, Photo Artist, Schulenburg, Texas. Children and Family Groups a Specialty. The Instantaneous Process Used. Cards $3.50; Cabinets, $5.50 per dozen." Another stated: "Tauch & Pannewitz Photographers and Dealers in Albums and Frames, Schulenburg, Texas."

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Now Identified as Louis and Hedwig Kinkler Menking!
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Contributed by Sue Menking Stanford
   
Possibly Walter Ebeling
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Possibly an Ebeling
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Possibly Gustave Ebeling
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Possibly Fred Ebeling
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Possibly Fred Ebeling
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Relative of Elise Mehrens Hagemann
Possibly Elise's sister, Mary Mehrens Schilling
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Friends or Relatives of the Marek Family
Contributed by Pat Marek Hejl
Marie Ebeling Voelkel on right and Unknown Friend
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Friends or relatives
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Friend or relative
of Henry Hillmann family
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Friend or relative
of Edgar Hoffman family
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Heinsohn family or friend
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Heinsohn family or friends
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Friend or relative of
August Pagel family, Hackberry
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Joseph J. Machann, Schulenburg & Lyons

Joseph J. Machann, born ca 1871, was in Fayette County in 1900, but is not found there in later census records. His photographs say "Jos. J. Machann, Art Studio, Headquarters Lyons, Texas" or "Jos. J. Machann, Galleries, Lyons, Dallas & Schulenburg".

Possibly Walter Ebeling
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Elsa Voelkel, seated
Boys may be Walter and Fred Ebeling
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Possibly Walter Ebeling
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R. J. Zimmermann, Schulenburg

Reiner J. Zimmerman was born in Hanover in 1831 and immigrated in 1854. He is listed on the Fayette County tax rolls at Fayetteville beginning in 1869 and was in Schulenburg by 1880. In October 1893, his home and business were both destroyed by a fire that destroyed numerous other businesses. However, that did not deter him from resuming his trade.

Unidentified Schulenburg Home
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Friend or relative
of Edgar Hoffman family
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Moeller & Kunz, Schulenburg

Kunz & Moeller appeared on the Fayette County Tax Rolls in 1893.

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The Herzik Studio

Contributed by Monica Havelka

Sources

Fayette County Texas Heritage. Curtis Media, Inc., 1996.
Haynes, David. Catching Shadows, A Directory of 19th-Century Texas Photographers. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1993.
Guerte, Dorothy Blohm. After Half Moon, A History of Shiner, Texas, 1887 - 1975. La Grange: Fayette Publishing Co., 1976.

Legler

 
Photos found in a Smithville, TX Antique Shop
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