Ferdinand C. Weinert

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Ferdinand C. Weinert
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Texas Senate, District 21
Texas House, District 80, 91, 97
In office
1893–1935
Personal details
Born 1853
New Braunfels, Texas
Died 1939
Austin, Texas
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Clara Bading
(Son) Senator Rudolph A. Weinert
(Son) Mayor Hilmar H. Weinert[1]
(Daughter in law) Hilda Blumberg Weinert[2]

Ferdinand C. Weinert ( 1853 – 1939) was a merchant and politician from Seguin, Texas, who served in the Texas Legislature, Senate and House and served as Secretary of State.

Early life and family[edit]

Ferdinand C. Weinert was born in New Braunfels, Texas, on July 14, 1853 and was raised in Guadalupe County, Texas and schooled in New Braunfels. He married Clara Bading, and had seven children, making his residence in Seguin and Austin, Texas.[3]

Career[edit]

Weinert worked in various mercantile businesses in New Braunfels, Austin, and San Antonio. He was elected justice of the peace in 1875. Then he became county commissioner and county judge of Guadalupe County. He served in the Texas House 1893-1895, 1903-1905, 1931-1935 and Texas Senate 1909-1913. Weinert was appointed Secretary of State June 1, 1913. Weinert died on February 19, 1939, and was buried in the family cemetery in Seguin.[4]

Legacy[edit]

Weinert, Texas in Haskell County, Texas is named for Senator Ferdinand C. Weinert of Seguin,[5] and Weinert, Texas on FM 20, in Guadalupe County is named for the Weinert family.[6] The Weinert House in Seguin is a visitable restored residence of the Senator.[7] F.C.Weinert Bridge, Weinert School and Weinert Street are also located in Seguin, Texas.


Preceded by
Joseph Faust
Texas State Senator
from District 21 (Seguin)

1909-1913
Succeeded by
James A. Harley

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Gesick, "WEINERT, HILMAR HERMAN," Handbook of Texas Online [1], accessed June 18, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  2. ^ Crystal Sasse Ragsdale, "WEINERT, HILDA BLUMBERG," Handbook of Texas Online [2], accessed June 18, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  3. ^ Claudia Hazlewood, "WEINERT, FERDINAND C.," Handbook of Texas Online [3], accessed June 18, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  4. ^ Legislative Reference Library of Texas [4]
  5. ^ "WEINERT, TX (HASKELL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online [5], accessed June 18, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  6. ^ Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "WEINERT, TX (GUADALUPE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online [6], accessed June 18, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  7. ^ Visit the Weinert House[7]
  • Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, 1914 (5 vols., ed. E. C. Barker and E. W. Winkler Chicago and New York: American Historical Society, reprint 1916)
  • Frank Carter Adams, ed., Texas Democracy: A Centennial History of Politics and Personalities of the Democratic Party, 1836–1936 (4 vols., Austin: Democratic Historical Association, 1937)