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Help 1865 San Antonio Newspaper Death Story/Obit: Heermann

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Help 1865 San Antonio Newspaper Death Story/Obit: Heermann

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 12:02PM GMT
Classification: Query

I'm researching a famous mid-19th century collector of natural history by the name of Adolphus Lewis Heermann.

He is said to have died on Sept. 2, 1865 near San Antonio, TX by a hunting accident. He and his brother were prominent land owners in San Antonio, and I expect something should be written up in the newspapers.

There is an inconsistency however, in that Adolphus appears in the death index of New Orleans as having died there on Sept. 26th. I've sent for a certified copy of his New Orleans record (where he was born).

I would appreciate help in someone looking at historical San Antonio newspapers of this date, or perhaps even find a reference to an official death certificate in Texas.


Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA

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