Jan 27 2015
When United States District Attorney A. J. Evans emerged from the meeting he declared that if the council would give him one man he would guarantee the complete breaking up of the Mexican Revolutionists on the American side of the Rio Grande. That man was Captain Joe Shely.
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Nov 18 2014
John Edgar Trainer served as a deputy under both Sheriff T.P. McCall and Sheriff John W. Tobin.
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Nov 18 2014

Old RangerContemporaries described Joseph N. Dornstin as a polite man, kind and generous in his dealing with others. Early chroniclers write that he came to America as an exile after the failed Polish Insurrection of 1832 in which he had served as a captain. He arrived in Texas in 1841. 

In the spring of 1841, during the days of the Republic of Texas, he enlisted in Captain James Bourland’s Rangers and fought during the Indian Wars in Texas (1840-41) at the battle of Village Creek. 

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Nov 18 2014

Since its founding in 1853 the Historical Post Office in present day La Vernia has had three official names: Post Oak, Lavernia and La Vernia. Taken from the records of the Postmaster General of the United States is a list of the individuals who have served as postmaster for this location.

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Jul 01 2015

Post Office

Joseph G. Brown came to Texas from Alabama in the 1840s, following his older brother, William A. Brown, who came to Texas in July of 1835 as a member of the Austin and Williams Colony. 


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