- Get Involved
VERAMENDI ESTATE, NEW BRAUNFELS
VERAMENDI ESTATE, NEW BRAUNFELS. A suit to clear title to the Comal Tract, where New Braunfels is located, had originally been instituted by the heirs of Juan Martín de Veramendi in 1852 for the purpose of recovering land settled by the Germans in 1845; in 1854 the Supreme Court of Texas decided in favor of the Veramendi heirs. The New Braunfels citizens offered to pay the debt (principal together with accrued interest) owed by the bankrupt German Emigration Company, the Adelsverein, but the heirs refused to accept the money. The case was brought up again in December 1876, when the heirs of the Veramendi estate filed suit in the United States Circuit Court, demanding possession of the land. Friedrich Hermann Seele was the attorney and secretary for the Citizens Committee of New Braunfels, which opposed the Veramendi claims; the case was finally settled on April 24, 1879, when the court rendered a decision in favor of the New Braunfels citizens. A bronze plaque with the text of the decision was placed on the pedestal of the statue in Landa Park, honoring the German pioneers of New Braunfels. See also SOLMS-BRAUNFELS, PRINCE CARL OF.
Rudolph L. Biesele, The History of the German Settlements in Texas, 1831–1861 (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1930; rpt. 1964). New Braunfels Zeitung-Chronicle, June 27, 1966.
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, "VERAMENDI ESTATE, NEW BRAUNFELS," accessed April 21, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/jrv01.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on May 11, 2016. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.