Talk:Fredericksburg, Texas

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Removing reference to Sara Jacobi / Sara Michael[edit]

I'm removing the following sentence, which comprises its own paragraph in the Demographics secition:

Fredericksburg is also home to talented musician Sara Jacobi, aka Sara Michael.

She doesn't have her own entry in Wikipedia, and I didn't see any musicians at all on the first page of Google hits under either name, so it doesn't appear, at least to me, that she's notable enough (yet) to warrant a mention—though I certainly wish her all the best. I tend toward inclusionism in Wikipedia, but if every musician in Fredericksburg gets a mention, then this article will become unwieldy. —CKA3KA (Skazka) 21:07, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Persecution[edit]

I live in nearby Austin and have family members in Fredericksburg. I'm aware of the pro-union Texas resistance during the Civil War, but I'm not aware of any instance where Fredericksburgians were prosecuted solely because they were Germans. I'm altering that section. Foster2008 02:44, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Suicide Rate[edit]

Regarding the line about the high suicide rate of Gillespy County: That should be in the entry for the Gillespy County, rather than for the city of Fredericksburg? I'm removing it from this entry. Quacks Like a Duck 16:06, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Is it just me or do the images on the current version seem a little over abundant and excessive? The layout of the page just seems all over the place, more particularly in the latter half. Amplifiedlight (talk) 06:00, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

I went ahead and took the liberty of cleaning up the page some, moving some images, and removing a couple that had no reference in the article. Amplifiedlight (talk) 06:37, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Treaty with the Comanche[edit]

I added a reference for the treaty with the Comanche. I discarded the previous use of "Anglo-Indian" since the residents of Fredericksburg were not Anglo-American but German-American. I also changed the statement declaring this to be the only treaty not to be broken. The Quakers did not break their treaty with the Delaware, and there are also treaties between towns in Kentucky and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians that have not been broken. Just wanted to explain my actions. Cheers, Uyvsdi (talk) 07:50, 17 February 2009 (UTC)Uyvsdi

The Meusebach–Comanche Treaty was specifically between the Comanche nation and the German Immigration Company. It was not a government treaty and, therefore, not subject to any interpretation, execution or adoption by any government entity. Full text can be seen on Meusebach–Comanche Treaty Wiki page. Meusebach eventually dissolved the German Immigration Company, and the Comanches were moved elsewhere by Federal troops. Correct to say the treaty was never broken. Misleading to say it's never been broken to this day. The two entities are not around to break it. Maile66 (talk) 12:16, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Gillespie County vote on Secession[edit]

I removed the sentence, as it's more appropriately covered in Gillespie County, Texas.

--Maile66 (talk) 12:16, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Vereins-Kirche[edit]

I have removed the sentence "The bell at Vereins-Kirche came from Brenham, Germany." I can't verify there is a bell in the Vereins-Kirche, and if there is, that it came from Bremen Germany..

-Maile66 (talk) 21:03, 14 November 2010 (UTC)