Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameLudwig Hermann Groos
Birth1849
Death1929, Hays Co TX Age: 80
FatherJohan Jacob Groos (1822-1878)
MotherKatherine
Spouses
Birth1851, TX
Death1926 Age: 75
FatherJacob Brecher (1808-1879)
MotherAnna Carolina Karbach (1825-1914)
ChildrenClara (1874-1956)
Notes for Louise (Spouse 1)
1870 Census of Comal Co TX

Name Age
Jacob Brecher 61 b Prussia
Caroline Brecher 44 b Prussia
Louise Brecher 19 b TX
Karl Brecher 16 b TX
Amalie Brecher 14 b TX
Marie Brecher 10 b TX
Anna Brecher 8 b TX
Rudolph Brecher 6 b TX

1880 Census of Comal Co TX

Name Age
Caroline Brecher 54 head, b Prussia, father & mother b Prussia, widowed
Carl Brecher 26 son, b TX, father b Nassau, mother b Prussia, single
Louise Groos 29 dau, b TX, father b Nassau, mother b Prussia, divorced
Anna Brecher 18 dau, b TX, father b Nassau, mother b Prussia, single
Rudolph Brecher 16 son, b TX, father b Nassau, mother b Prussia, single
Clara Groos 5 g-dau, b TX, father & mother b TX

The father of Clara Groos was Herman Groos, son of Jacob and Katharine Groos,3155 who settled in New Braunfels with the German settlement of about 1845.  Jacob was, according to the 1870 census, "Agent and Landlord" for Jacob Schmitz, whose property was valued at $10,000.  Jacob Schmitz operated a luxurious hotel on the town square in New Braunfels, so it seems that Jacob Groos must have been the on-site proprieter.  Herman was a bar-keeper, presumably in the hotel.  Furthermore, Jacob Schmitz, who owned the hotel, lived just four farms away from Jacob Brecher.3156

However, it seems from the foregoing census record that Louise and Herman separated before the 1880 census and that Herman Groos remarried:

Herman Groos, 31, Comal Co, with 23-year old wife Allan and 1-year old dau Ottilie
Ellen (recorded as Ellen in 1900 and 1920 and Helen in 1910, but Allan in 1880). Ellen was 8 years younger than Jacob Groos.  They moved to Hays Co and Herman died there in 1929.  His full name was Ludwig Herman Groos.
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