Part 5, Note 17
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H. C. Ziehe, A Centennial Story of The Lutheran Church in Texas
1851-1951 (Seguin: South Texas Printing Company, 1951), pp. 72-74, which
provides a translation or transcription of part of a manuscript written by Roehm;
Colorado County Deed Records, Book G, p. 489, Book J, pp. 419, 588, 596;
Colorado County Bond and Mortgage Records, Book D, p. 515; Colorado Citrizen,
February 24, 1881; Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Baptismal Book, Archives
of the Nesbitt Memorial Library, Columbus, Texas; Record of Appointment of
Postmasters 1832-September 30, 1971, National Archives Microfilm Publication
M841, Roll 122; Records of St. Roch's Catholic Church, Baptismal Book, Archives
of the Nesbitt Memorial Library, Columbus, Texas. In 1858, Roehm declared that
he had arrived in the United States on November 5, 1851, meaning that he must
have come directly to Texas (see Colorado County Naturalization Records,
Unmarked Transcribed Book 1, p. 116).
The clerks who recorded the earliest baptisms under the aegis of Trinity Lutheran Church thoughtfully left several pages at the front of the register for the parishioners to record baptisms that had occurred before the church was established. Three of the several such baptisms that were recorded on these pages were performed by Ervendberg. Eighteen, with the earliest dated August 29, 1847 and the latest September 28, 1854, were performed by Fibiger.