German Emigration Company Land Grant. One partly-printed page, 8" x 12.25", Fredericksburg, Texas, April 17, 1850. In the early 1840s, the German Emigration Company set up a colony in Texas, in part, to rid Germany of surplus rural inhabitants. For the next decade, German immigrants flocked to Texas so that the German Belt, which stretched across south central Texas, was firmly established by the time this land grant was issued. In this document, the trustee of the company, Ludwig Bene, signs this document granting Heinrich Basse a "parcel of land situated, lying and being in the town of Fredericksburg, county of Gillespie." On the verso is a hand-drawn map of Frederickburg's town lots on the corner of "San Saba Strasse" and "Strasse". The lots, including Basse's, are noted. Foxing with minor discoloration to the paper.

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