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H. Knittle Herman Knittel
Full Name: Herman Knittel
Other surnames: Knittle
Date of birth: December 4, 1835
Date of death: March 4, 1899

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 8, 1889 19th (2) (3)   20th (1)   Democrat Burton / Washington   Austin, Burleson, Fort Bend, Waller, Washington

(1) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(3) 19th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/13/1885, p. 1. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • H. Knittle on First Day roll call of 19th and 20th Legislatures. Knittel and Knittle in Indexes to 19th and 20th. Senate Journal. 19th First Day 19th Index 20th First Day 20th Index
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Hermann Knittel, Volume III, p. 1561, included in son-in-law Thomas Watson's sketch. "In 1884 he was elected on the democratic ticket to the Texas State Senate." A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Biographical sketch, H. Knittel, pp. 84-85. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Hermann Knittel, p. 81. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Junior Lieutenant, commanding officer Captain Robert Voight, Company E, Infantry, Waul's Legion. H. Knittel, enlistment date 4/10/1862 in Houston, residence in Washington County. Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, member of Captain Robert Voight's Company, General Waul's Legion, Hood's Brigade, taken prisoner in the siege of Vicksburg. A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Other Resources
  • Herman Knittel, birth date 12/4/1835, death date 3/4/1899, burial in Mount Zion Cemetery, Burton, Washington County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. H. Knittle, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H. Knittel, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Claims and Accounts  
    Comptroller's Office, Examine  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Education  
    Finance  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Public Health  
    Retrenchment and Reform (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
     

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