Part 4, Note 13
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Colorado County Deed Records, Book E, pp. 297, 357, 547, Book F, pp. 65, 222, 269, 271, 348, 375, 389, 396, 504, 507, 514, Book G, pp. 39, 42, 66, 135; Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Schedule 1, Colorado County, Texas. The census listed 1536 free white people in Colorado County in 1850, of whom 552 were said to have been born in Germany. The activities of the Verein zum Schutz deutscher Einwanderer in Texas, commonly called the Adelsverein, which began bringing German settlers to Texas in the mid 1840s, seemingly had little to do with the growth of the German community in northern Colorado County. Most of the Adelsverein colonists apparently settled in and around New Braunfels in what would become Comal County or in and north of Fredericksburg in what would become Gillespie and Llano Counties.