Part 2, Note 15
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Pieper Family File, Archives of the Nesbitt Memorial Library, Columbus, which contains copies of German-language documents gathered by Walter P. Noser and Bunnie Louise Brooks from unidentified repositories in Germany; Colorado County District Court Records, Civil Cause File No. 168: Friedrich A. Zimmerscheidt v. The Republic of Texas; Friedrich Adolph Zimmerscheidt, Colorado District First Class File 16; Peter Pieper, Colorado District First Class File 38, both in Original Land Grant Collection, Archives and Records Division, Texas General Land Office, Austin; Peter Pieper Title, Austin Land Papers, Box 21, Folder 42; and Bernard Beimer Title, Austin Land Papers, Box 21, File 16, both in Spanish Collections, Archives and Records Division, Texas General Land Office, Austin; Registro de las Familias, Austin Land Papers, Spanish Collections, Archives and Records Division, Texas General Land Office, Austin, vol. A, pp. 4, 9-10, 89, or the much more convenient though flawed transcription by Villamae Williams and published in 1984 under the title Stephen F. Austin's Register of Families (n. p.), which shows that on March 2, 1835, a Mrs. Bell applied for the league that had been reserved for Pieper "if he does not come forward in tim[e]" (Williams' transcription says "Wants land as is stated for Mrs. Bell, as above. Applies for P. Pipers --- if he has not come forward in time." The original says "Wants land as is stated for Mrs Bell, as above Mrs. Bell applies for P. Pipers lea[gue] if he does not come forward in tim[e]"). The reference to Zimmerscheidt in the Registro de las Familias (p. 4) is undated and otherwise singularly uninformative, but it does state that Zimmerscheidt was 49 years old. His tombstone, in the Zimmerscheidt-Leyendecker Cemetery in Colorado County, gives his date of birth as October 17, 1784. The 1988 edition of the International Genealogical Index gives it as March 29, 1785. Supposing that one or the other is right, Zimmerscheidt might have given his age as 49 at any time between October 17, 1833 and March 29, 1835, meaning that, by mathematical reckoning, he most likely visited the land office in 1834.