Henry Joseph Richarz

Full Name: Henry Joseph Richarz
Date of birth: September 8, 1823
Date of death: May 21, 1910

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 73 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3)   Republican D'Hanis / Medina   Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Medina, Menard, Uvalde

(1) D'Hanis, Texas is eight miles west of Hondo in western Medina County. The community is sometimes called New D'Hanis to distinguish it from the site of old D'Hanis one mile to the east. The original settlement was the third made by Henri Castro through his agent, Theodore Gentilz. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Castroville, Medina County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) D'Hanis, Medina County, Republican. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • "First Texas Ranger, Capt. Co. E Fort Inge Patrol Area, Laredo to Llano River. Fought the Kiowas and Comanches." Grave marker inscription, Capt. H.J. Richarz, burial in Richarz Cemetery, D'Hanis, Medina County. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Henry J. Richarz. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • H.J. Richarz mentioned in "Forgotten Rangers," Fall 2000. Texas Ranger Dispatch Magazine, 2008.
  • Heinrich Joseph Richarz, birth date 9/8/1823 in Eller, Dusseldorf, Rhineland, Germany; death date 5/21/1910 in D'Hanis, Medina County, Texas. Family group sheet, Medina County, TXGenWeb Project.

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
County and County Boundaries  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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