MEISSNER, MAXIMILIAN ALEXANDER
MEISSNER, MAXIMILIAN ALEXANDER (1837–1905). Maximilian "Max" Alexander Meissner, attorney and state representative, was born in Brandenburg, Prussia, on January 3, 1837. Meissner immigrated to Texas in 1854, settling in the vicinity of Bellville, Austin County. Here, on January 30, 1856, he married Aribey Dandrige Reams. It is unclear whether this couple had children. Meissner served in Waul's Legionqv during the Civil War and reached the rank of lieutenant. In 1873 he won election as representative for District Thirteen—comprised of Austin, Fort Bend, and Wharton counties—to the Fourteenth Texas Legislature. He was admitted to the bar at Bellville on March 28, 1876. Maximilian Meissner died in Austin County on October 20, 1905, and was buried there at Old Methodist Cemetery.
The Cemeteries of Austin County, Texas (Bellville, Texas: Austin County Historical Commission, 1990). IGI Individual Record, "Maximilian Alexander Meissner" (http://www.familysearch.org), accessed August 15, 2007. Members of the Legislature of the State of Texas from 1846 to 1939 (Austin: Texas Legislature, 1939). H. L. Bentley and Thomas Pilgrim, Texas Legal Directory for 1876–1877 (Austin: Democratic Statesman Office, 1877).
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, Aragorn Storm Miller, "Meissner, Maximilian Alexander," accessed May 06, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmelb.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on April 27, 2016. 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