Die Kettner Briefe

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“Die Kettner Briefe” consists of 39 letters exchanged between Franz Kettner and his family in Germany from 1850 to 1875. The letters, printed in German with their English translations, read like a good adventure novel with each letter providing a much anticipated new chapter. The story is enhanced by photographs, both old and new, and other supporting documents. Read the “Die Kettner Briefe” to learn of hardships and dangers of frontier life faced by Franz in the Texas Hill Country. Franz was an early farmer and stockman in Comal, Gillespie, and Mason Counties. He participated in several campaigns with the Texas Rangers and later, during the Civil War, was a member of the Minute Men (local militia). He ran a store and post office in Castell. He hauled freight from the Texas coast to Fort Mason. He was a sheriff in both Gillespie and Mason Counties and was the Tax Accessor. Franz held the prestigious position of Cattle and Hide Inspector during the era of large... More > cattle drives from Mason County.< Less
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  • By Deloris Lindsay
    Nov 13, 2010
    Franz Kettner was my husband's great-grandfather. We can attest that all the information in this book is accurate. Even if you are not a descendant, you'll enjoy reading about life on the Texas frontier between 1850 and 1875. Ilse Wurster and Charles Kettner and many others worked long and hard to create this wonderful book. Thank you.
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Comanche Creek Press
September 29, 2011
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