My great grandfather was born 13 SEPT 1844 • Detmold, Lippe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He immigrated to the United States through the Port of Galveston, Galveston, Texas, in 1883. I can not find any record(s) because of the Hurricanes destroying files/information in Galveston, Texas.
I would like to find out how he and his family (wife & four children) made it to Fayette County, Texas. What would have been their mode of transportation? What was in Fayette County, Texas in 1883 that would have attracted immigrants from Germany. The family is supposedly to have settled in High Hill, Texas, approximately three miles from Schulenburg, Texas.
My great grandfather was a brick layer according to family members. Was there any type of brick companies in this area at that time.
Any information would be appreciated. I have gone to Schulenberg, Texas, but have not found any information about brick companies in and around the area during that time period.