John Schmidt a.k.a. Hans Kower

John Schmidt also known as (AKA) Hans Kowar was the second son of Wendish immigrant Juri Kowar (George Schmidt) and his Texas born Wendish wife Hanna Krause. Educated by Teacher Gerhardt Kilian at St Paul Lutheran School at Serbin he became one of the correspondents to the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt wherever he lived, first at Warda and later in Houston.

Warda, Texas by Traugott Zoch September 11, 1909

Dear Worthy Volksblatt.              An event which does not often occur in families, perhaps may be of interest to readers of the Volksblatt.             The mother of the undersigned, Mrs. Johanne Zoch, wife of the late Johann Zoch, celebrated her 91st birthday on August 29th.             At this ceremony, a friend took upon himself the …

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Warda, Texas October 21, 1909

Valued ​​readers!                     I must send in a few lines, so I will not be completely forgotten.                     Presently, it is very dry here, and consequently the water shortage makes itself felt. Oh, that it would rain soon. Cotton products will soon come to an end. In some places it is somewhat better, but in …

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