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    Alan Meeker Collection

    Summary: Donated research material concerning early Tarrant County farmer John Peter Daniel Muhlinghaus. Muhlinghaus was a native of Prussia who came to America in 1834 as part of a group that planned to settle in Missouri. He moved to Texas in the 1850s and owned land in Tarrant County.

    Photographs (dates unknown)

    • John Peter Daniel Muhlinghaus, color-tinted, (image shown) 
    • Ruth Lora Muhlinghaus January (image shown) 
    • Lora Muhlinghaus January with Teska Ann Muhlinghaus Smith Ward (image shown) 

    Letters

    • From Daniel Muhlinghaus to his brother Casper in Radevormwald, 1836
    • From Bob Skiles, archaeologist with State of Texas, to Pam Lee, family descendant of Muhlinghaus family. Some biographical information on Daniel Muhlinghaus is given, also some information from early probate records from Tarrant County that include his name. E-Mail dated March 9, 2006, explains his interest in preserving the property in Tarrant County.
    • From Gene Osburn with Pam Lee, concerning Columbia, South Carolina history of Muhlinghaus family, September 2, 2004.
    • Various copies of receipts, membership in Masonic order, Loyalty Oath, declaration of election to office in Tarrant County
    • Communication between Pam Lee and Kathryn Grogman searching for Missouri history of Daniel Muhlinghaus, no date
    • From Alan Meeker, May 9, 2006, concerning "Save the Fort Worth Prairie Park"

    John Peter Daniel Muhlinghaus

    Ruth Lora Muhlinghaus

    Lora Muhlinghaus January with Teska Ann Muhlinghaus Smith Ward

    Documents and Research

    • Passenger list for "Jefferson," June 1834 that includes Daniel Muhlinghaus; page from 1850 South Carolina U. S. Census that includes Daniel Muhlinghaus, his wife, and two children; pages from family Bible page from genealogical search in Columbus, S. C. noting death of Timothy Thomas at home of D. Muhlinghaus, copy 
    • Registration Cards for Local Board for the County of Cotton, Oklahoma, copy
    • Genealogy.com pages listing matches for Muhlinghaus
    • Pages from Tarrant County TXGenWeb concerning Muhlinghaus Cemetery
    • Pages from Tarrant County TXGenWeb for Early Probate records that give reference to Daniel Muhlinghaus
    • Tarrant County, concerning abandonment of 160 acres assigned to W. E. Smith, considered abandoned, surveyed, and preempted by Daniel Muhlinghaus
    • Tarrant County settlement on Public Domain by T. W. Kruger
    • Tarrant County, Affidavit by Daniel Muhlinghaus for claim of Dennis Burns
    • Census Records for 1880 and a Social Security search for Muhlinghaus
    • Partial list of survey names in Tarrant County
    • Genealogical charts for family of Daniel Muhlinghaus
    • Pre-emption affidavit, Probate for Daniel Muhlinghaus
    • State and County Tax receipts for 1877, 1878, 1879
    • School tax receipt for 1871 and 1872
    • Death certificate for Teska Ann Muhlinghaus Ward, copy, 1945
    • Field notes for survey, March 3, 1857
    • Records of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Columbia, South Carolina
    • "Family Search" individual records for Muhlinghaus
    • Copies from "First Settlers of Tarrant County, Texas 1841-1859"
    • Census records, 1870, Tarrant County, page with Muhlinghaus information
    • Correspondence, copies, from Detlev Weinreich to Pam Lee, in German
    • "Heritage Quest" census information on Muhlinghaus
    • National Archives file on shipping list for "Jefferson," arrival in Baltimore June 5, 1834
    • Probate applications for Estate of Daniel Muhlinghaus, 1881