Friday May 21st 1846 Left home this morning for the purpose of joining the Army of Gen. Taylor on the Rio Grande. Went to F EngleKing's and Bat Hance. Stayed at Parson Kenneys got wet through by the rain. Saturday 23rd went to Travis expresly to meet Capt Railsy and others from the Brazoss but they failed in coming Started for Industry this evening and found Mr Hyman at Wood bound for the army Went to Mr [l?] and stayed all night with him
"Ferdinand Friedrich Engelking (1810-1885) was born in Schluesselburg, Westphalia, Prussia." In 1839 he immigrated to Cat Spring in Austin County, Texas to join Ludwig Sigismund Anton von Roeder, his wife, and family. The Engleking family operated a successful broom-making business for many years, first in Broomtown, and then in Sealy, Texas. The company was destroyed by a tornado in 1964.
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