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Edward Degener
Birth: Oct. 20, 1809
Death: Sep. 11, 1890

U.S. Congressman. Born in Brunswick, Germany, he was twice a member of the legislative body in Anhalt-Dessay and was a member of the first German National Assembly at Frankfurt-am-Main in 1848. He immigrated to the United States in 1850 and settled in Sisterdale, Texas, where he farmed. Because of his devotion to the Union during the Civil War, he imprisoned by the Confederate Army. After his release he engaged in the wholesale grocery business in San Antonio, was a member of the Constitutional conventions, (1866. 186869) and after the readmission of Texas to representation in Congress, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress, serving, (1870-71). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was a member of the City Council of San Antonio, (1872-78). He died in retirement at 80 in San Antonio, Texas. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Marie Degener (1815 - 1891)*
 
 Children:
  Hilmar Degener (1840 - 1862)*
  Hugo Degener (1842 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
City Cemetery #1
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 21, 2003
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Edward Degener
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- JS
 Added: Mar. 24, 2016
Thank you for your loyalty to the Union during the war. Sorry about what happened to your sons.
- D.M.S.
 Added: Mar. 17, 2016

- Madelyn Carroll
 Added: Sep. 11, 2015
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