The Absalom Delaplain League
In December 1854, Pastor John Kilian and the Wends who had called him as their pastor arrived in Galveston, Texas. Three more months would pass before they were able to acquire land, though. After a hard winter in Houston, the group finally received ownership of the Absalom Delaplain League in what is modern-day Lee County on March 20, 1855. Click below to learn more about the Delaplain League and its history. Copies of the map shown are also available for purchase from the Texas Government Land Office.
The Texas Wendish Heritage Society
The Texas Wendish Heritage Society, Inc., is a non-profit organization formed in 1972 to preserve and tell the story of the Wends who came to Texas.
Family History Workshops
Want to learn more about how to research your family’s history? Family History Workshops are held several times a year at the museum in Serbin. All workshops require pre-registration.
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