Part 4, Note 14

Click Here to See All Notes to Part 4

Bexar District First Class File 781, Original Land Grant Collection, Archives and Records Division, Texas General Land Office, Austin; Gammel, comp., The Laws of Texas 1822-1897, vol. 2, p. 1384; Colorado County Commissioners Court Records, Book A, p. 59. Meusebach had arrived in Texas the previous April to assume the position of commissioner-general of the Adelsverein from the departing Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels. Since the Adelsverein's activities were centered in Comal County, well away from the Colorado County base of Hermann University, Meusebach's appointment might seem odd. However, Ervendberg, who had by then gone to Comal County, was still president of the board of trustees when the appointment was made. Both he and Meusebach seem to have had designs on eventually building the university in Comal County.