Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

MEULY, CONRAD

MEULY, CONRAD (1812–1865). Conrad Meuly, merchant and member of the Texan Santa Fe expedition, was born in Switzerland on April 12, 1812. In 1833 he immigrated to New York and later traveled to Texas with some $1,600 worth of merchandise to sell. He joined the Texan Santa Fe expedition, was taken prisoner, and had his goods confiscated. After his release from prison he returned to Texas. In 1847 he went to New Orleans, where he married Margaret Rahm. They settled in Corpus Christi and opened a bakery and confectionery business, which later was expanded to include groceries and dry goods. In 1862 Meuly moved to Banquete, where he engaged in delivering supplies to Union forces. On a trip to Brownsville in connection with this work he contracted yellow fever, from which he died on July 10, 1865. He was survived by his wife and nine of his twelve children.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Thomas Falconer, Expedition to Santa Fe (New Orleans, 1842; rpt., as Letters and Notes on the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, 1841–1842, with intro. by Frederick Webb Hodges, New York: Dauber and Pine Bookshops, 1930). George Wilkins Kendall, Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition (2 vols., New York: Harper, 1844; rpts. Austin: Steck, 1935; n.p.: Readex, 1966).
Hortense Warner Ward

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.

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, Hortense Warner Ward, "Meuly, Conrad," accessed May 26, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fme32.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.