J.H. Wessels

John Henry Wessels

Full Name: John Henry Wessels
Date of birth: April 8, 1863
Date of death: April 14, 1943

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 66 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Republican La Grange / Fayette   Fayette
H 70 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th (6) (7) (8) (9)   American Party of the United States La Grange / Fayette   Fayette

(1) La Grange. House Journal.
(2) La Grange, Fayette County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Halsted. Texas Legislative Manual.
(4) Republican. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Halsted post office discontinued in 1906. Fayette County, TXGenWeb Project.
(6) "Ferguson Was Chief Speaker for Americans," 8/15/1919, p. 4. Brownwood Bulletin.
(7) "'American Party of U.S.' Launched at Ft. Worth by Ferguson Conference," 8/15/1919, p. 2, Galveston Daily News.
(8) "American Party Dissolves," 2/9/1922, p. 3. San Saba News.
(9) American Party. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • John H. Wessels, birth date 4/8/1863 in Germany; death date 4/14/1943 in La Grange, Fayette County, Texas; merchant. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John H. Wessels, birth date 4/8/1863, death date 4/14/1943, burial in Rutersville Cemetery, Rutersville, Fayette County. Photos of John Henry Wessels and wife Mary, and Wessels' train depot. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in HALSTED, TEXAS. "The Wessels enterprises closed, and the post office was discontinued after 1930." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned in history of Halsted, Texas, Footprints of Fayette. Fayette County, TXGenWeb Project.


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Committee Information top

38th R.S. - 1923
Common Carriers  
Federal Relations  
Public Lands and Buildings  
State Affairs  
37th R.S. - 1921
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Neinast Investigating  
Representative Districts  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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