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|Posted: Tue Apr 15th, 2008 01:45 am||
As you apparently know, Christian Schuhmann and his wife Christiane Frederika Wilhemine Voigtel are in Waldeck Cemetery in Fayette County, Texas. Christian's date of death is given as 1898.
The area around Waldeck , Texas (named for the landowner Count Ludwig Joseph Von Boos-Waldeck), was about 13 miles north of LaGrange, Texas in Fayette County. (Half way between Houston and san Antonio). The area around Waldeck was originally referred to as: "Long Prairie."
A post office known as Long Prairie was established in 1860 and in June of 1861 the Long Prairie German Company was organized as a reserve company for the Confederacy. However, in 1861, it was under state control and was part of the Frontier Defense. It was commanded by a local resident, a German immigrant named Gerhard Albers.
Apparently, there was no fighting of note against anyone in Fayette County, at least during the war. I don't yet know when the Long Prairie company was disbanded.
TCHCC La Grange History