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.

Piosek, Peter
Piosek, Peter
Piosek, Urban
Piosek, Urban
Pirie, James A.
Pirie, James A.
Ploch, A. J.
Ploch, A. J.
Ploch, Casper
Ploch, Casper
Ploch, Frank
Ploch, Frank
Ploch, John
Ploch, John
Ploch, Laurenz
Ploch, Laurenz
Pope, L. M. T.
Pope, L. M. T.
Rakowitz, Albin
Rakowitz, Albin
Rakowitz, Anton
Rakowitz, Anton
Rakowitz, Leon
Rakowitz, Leon
Rakowski, Michael
Rakowski, Michael
Ramzinski, Joseph
Ramzinski, Joseph
Ramzinski, Maximillian
Ramzinski, Maximillian
Ramzinski, Telesforo
Ramzinski, Telesforo
Real, Adolph
Real, Adolph
Real, Caspar
Real, Caspar
Rector, Claiborne
Rector, Claiborne
Roswadowski, Alvina
Roswadowski, Alvina