Brands from the Cibolo and Martinez Watersheds

During the 19th century, modest farmer as well as the giants of Texas cattle culture registered their cattle brands and marks at county courthouses. Bexar County’s Spanish Archives possesses a wealth of cattle brands registrations dating to the Spanish Colonial period. These brands are a Texas legacy akin to European heraldry. They tell us about where individuals grazed their cattle, how herds changed hands and how individual brands evolved over time. Many of the legends of Texas trail drives first registered brands in old East Bexar County. The brands in this presentation are primarily from the mid 19th century, associated with the Cibolo, Chupaderas and Martinez watersheds.

Mergele, Charles
Mergele, Charles
Mihalski, Anna
Mihalski, Anna
Mihalski, Joseph
Mihalski, Joseph
Mihalski, Joseph
Mihalski, Joseph
Mihalski, Michael L.
Mihalski, Michael L.
Miosga, Bill
Miosga, Bill
Miosga, Casper
Miosga, Casper
Miosga, John
Miosga, John
Mroz, Alex
Mroz, Alex
Mroz, Valentine
Mroz, Valentine
Musiol, Florian
Musiol, Florian
Neil, John
Neil, John
Nipper, James
Nipper, James
Palitza, Stanislaus
Palitza, Stanislaus
Panek, Jacob
Panek, Jacob
Pierdolla, Adam
Pierdolla, Adam
Pierdolla, Joseph
Pierdolla, Joseph
Pierdolla, Martin
Pierdolla, Martin
Piezga, Peter
Piezga, Peter
Piosek, Ignac
Piosek, Ignac