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F. Tegener Frederick Tegener
Full Name: Frederick "Fritz" Tegener
Date of birth: 1833
Date of death: June 21, 1901

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 29 Feb 9, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2)   Radical Republican Fredericksburg / Gillespie   Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Menard, Wilson
H 67 Aug 16, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (3)     Kerrville / Kerr   Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard

(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/9/1870. House Journal.
(2) Party affiliation, Radical. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(3) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. Frederick Tegener sworn 8/16/1866, p. 62. House Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • E. Tegener in 11th Legislature, R.S.; Fritz Tegener in 12th Legislature, R.S., p. 2. House Journal. 11th R.S. 12th R.S.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • TEGENER, FREDERICK [FRITZ] (1813-?). Portrait and historical marker photo. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Member of "Union Loyal League, a militia organized to protect areas of Kendall, Gillespie, and Kerr counties from Indian raids and Confederate actions . . . with the rank of 'Major.'" Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Funeral notice, Fritz Tegener, 6/21/1901, p. 2. Death date 6/21/1901. Austin Daily Statesman.
  • Obituary of Mrs. Augusta Tegener, 1/3/1929, p. 8. "Widow of the late Judge Fritz Tegener, at one time justice of the peace, and member of the Texas legislature . . . " Austin Statesman.
  • Major Fritz Tegener, "Texas Marker Pays Tribute to Unionists," 8/10/1939, p. 7. "Tolbert's Texas," 11/24/1955, p. 21 (including comments from Fritz Tegener's granddaughter, Mrs. C.A. Maas of Dallas, about Tegener being honored on a monument to Union soldiers in Comfort, Kendall County, and going to Mexico to become a gold miner; "After the war he returned to Texas and was a legislator and judge."). "Texas' Private Civil War," 10/20/1958, p. 4. "Comfort to Honor German Unionists," 7/26/1962, p. 15 ("Fritz Tegener, the commanding officer of the Unionists, survived the massacre and later served as a member of the 11th Texas Legislature." Dallas Morning News.
  • Census of 1860 - Frederick Tegener, Kerr County, age 27, born circa 1833 in Prussia, mast. carpenter.
    Fritz Tegener, marriage to Augusta Strunk 10/16/1866 in Austin, Travis County.
    Census of 1880 - Fritz Tegener, Travis County, age 47, born circa 1833 in Germany, farmer, wife Augusta Tegener, sons Gustav, Fritz, and Hilmar, daughter Therese. FamilySearch. 1860 1880 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • Frederick F. Tegener (1833-1901), burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, with Augusta F. Tegener (1840-1929) and Gustave R. Tegener (1868-1882). Find a Grave.
  • "Close examination reveals that the German wartime resistance leaders subsequently became Repubican politicians and civil servants. In these ranks were . . . Fritz Tegener," "Origins of Early Texas Republican Party Leadership," Vol. 40, No. 3, p. 449. Journal of Southern History.
  • Frederick Tegener. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Major Fritz Tegener, Union Loyalist League, p. 177. Gray, Edith A. Recollections of Boerne and Kendall County, 1949/1999, crediting Patrick Heath Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photo and biographical information included in "Myth, Fate Clash Around Tegener’s Role in Unionist Movement." West Kerr Current.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. F. Tegener, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Comptroller and Treasurer's Offices, Select  
    Comptroller, Impeachment of (Chair) 
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Fire Protection of State Buildings  
    State Affairs  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Indian Affairs (Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Affairs  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Indian Affairs (Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Claims and Accounts  
    Indian Affairs  

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