JUERGENS, CONRAD (ca. 1796–ca. 1838). Conrad Juergens (Jurgens), an early settler, was a resident of Steinheim, Westphalia, Prussia, and thirty-seven years old at the time of his marriage to Mary Theresa Hennecke (see JUERGENS, MARY THERESA), on July 20, 1833. Juergens, his wife, and two sons lived at Post Oak Point near Industry, Austin County, Texas, by 1834. In 1836 when others were leaving their homes for protection from Indians and Antonio López de Santa Anna's army, the Juergens family did not leave their cabin. Mrs. Juergens and her sons were kidnapped by Indians, while Juergens escaped and joined a group of settlers who had camped near Mill Creek bottom. Mrs. Juergens was later ransomed at a Red River trading post, but the Indians did not release the boys. She gave birth to a daughter, Jane Margaret (who later married H. D. Jordt), while she was with the Indians. Juergens joined the revolutionary army for a while. However, he later left and joined the settlers who were fleeing ahead of Santa Anna's army. He was deceased by March 1, 1838, when Theresa presented a claim for a league and labor of land to the Board of Land Commissioners of Austin County.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Arliss Treybig, "Juergens, Conrad," accessed May 04, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fju09.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles