Moritz Maedgen

Full Name: Frantz Joseph Moritz Maedgen
Date of birth: August 17, 1830
Date of death: August 23, 1898

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 41 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1)   Democrat Troy / Bell   Bell, Falls, Milam

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Terms of Service top

House District 41
Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881
Legislatures: 16th (1)  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Troy / Bell
Counties in district: Bell, Falls, Milam

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Franz Joseph Madgen (Francis J. Maedgen), p. 182. Mentions son Moritz Maedgen. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album, 1995.
  • Obituaries, Hon. Moritz Maedgen, The Journal-Reporter (Belton, Texas), 8/26/1898, p. 2, crediting Lena Armstrong Public Library. Born 8/17/1830 in Hanover, Germany. "In 1878 he was elected to the legislature, serving with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents." Death date Tuesday, 8/23/1898.
    "A Good Man Gone," The Temple Times, 8/26/1898, p. 5, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Belton Temple
  • Biographical sketch, Moritz Maedgen, p. 263. Born 8/17/1830 in Germany. Name Meritz Maedgen in roster. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879. Roster

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Sergeant and 2nd Lieutenant, Company D, 4th Texas Cavalry, enlisted 9/16/1861. Frantz Joseph Moritz Maedgen, death date 8/23/1898 in Bell County, widow Mrs. Paulin E. Maedgen, marriage date 3/12/1868 in Milam County. Pension File No. 31147, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Sergeant then Lieutenant, Company D, 4th Texas Cavalry, Sibley's Brigade. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.

Other Resources

  • J. Moritz Maedgen, birth date 8/17/1830 in Germany, death date 7/23/1898, burial in Shiloh Cemetery, Troy, Bell County. Includes reprint of obituary in The Temple Times, 8/26/1898. Grave marker inscription: "Emigrated to the Republic of Texas, 1814." Find a Grave.

Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
Constitutional Amendments  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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