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Black Jack Springs is an ghost town in southwestern Fayette County, Texas, United States. The community was near Farm Road 609 twelve miles southwest of La Grange in southwestern Fayette County. Named for the nearby clear springs and blackjack oak trees, Black Jack Springs was settled in the mid-1830s by Anglo pioneers. During the early 1850s the earlier Anglo settlers were joined by German immigrants, including the Luck, Loessin, Melcher, Mueller and Oeding Families as well as noted German poet Johannes Christlieb Nathanael Romberg. In about 1857 Romberg founded the Prairieblume, a literary society which was one of the first of its kind in Texas and included German settlers from the Black Jack Springs and La Grange areas. The society members, most of whom were younger and from the better educated German families, wrote, read and discussed their stories, articles and poems in the manner of the Latin Settlements of Texas. A post office was opened in Black Jack Springs in 1868, and in 1871 land was donated for separate white and black cemeteries. By 1884 Black Jack Springs reported a population of 400, three general stores, two steam gristmill-cotton gins, a broom factory, a school known as "Luck's School", and a Lutheran church; Trinitatis or Trinity Lutheran Church, which served a predominantly German congregation, a number of whom had previously been congregants of the Wendish Lutheran Church, St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Serbin. In 1896 the community claimed 100 inhabitants and had an additional Baptist church, saloon, and a cotton gin. The Black Jack Springs post office was closed in 1910, and by 1949 the school had also been closed. In 1967, the last remaining church, Trinity Lutheran, merged with the nearby Salem Lutheran Church of Freyburg, Texas and The Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church of Swiss Alp, Texas to form the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Swiss Alp. Today, all that remains is the Black Jack Springs cemetery to mark the site of the community.

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UTPhysicsHistorySite. Romberg Family, Black Jack Springs Texas, 1914. Arnold and wife, Margaret are at right end of back row. Picture provided by F. Arnold Romberg, ....
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UTPhysicsHistorySite. Picnic at Black Jack Springs School, 1896.
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UTPhysicsHistorySite. Picnic at Black Jack Springs School, 1896.
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1303 Blackjack, Lockhart, TX 78644 - realtor.com®. 1303 Blackjack, Lockhart, TX 78644.
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UTPhysicsHistorySite. Ino Fuchs Born 1872, daughter of Conrad and Annie E. Fuchs, sister of Lina Fuchs. Conrad's brother, Herman, married Arnold Romberg's aunt, Caroline Julie ....
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UTPhysicsHistorySite. Romberg joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in 1923. In 1925, Humble Oil Company ordered two Süss [sometimes spelled Suess] torsion ....
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UTPhysicsHistorySite. Marcellus and Louise Perlizt Eberle Photo location Austin or Belton, Texas.
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UTPhysicsHistorySite. Mollie Blau and Simpson Leroy Brown, in front of L.W. and Mollie Blau's house in Houston.
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The Houston Daily Post (Houston, Tex.), Vol. XVIth Year, No. 18 .... The Houston Daily Post (Houston, Tex.), Vol. XVIth Year, No. 18, Ed. 1, Sunday, April 22, 1900 - Page 20 of 28 - The Portal to Texas History.
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Endowments | UT Capital Campaign. Front row: Bernhard Romberg (1877-1974), Frederick Earnst Romberg (1910.
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UTPhysicsHistorySite. Elizabeth's medallions are visible on the entrance in the color picture below..
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UTPhysicsHistorySite. Schulenburg, Texas newspaper, January 26, 1899. Elsie Perlitz is mentioned in second paragraph..
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UTPhysicsHistorySite. After working for three years on the Keystone Dam and Reservoir project (near Sand Springs, OK) as a Clerk Stenographer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ....
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UTPhysicsHistorySite. Friedricka Perlitz and daughter, Julia, 1877. Friedricka was grandmother of Elizabeth Eberle. Julia Perlitz: Julia was born November 12, 1873 in Fayette ....
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UTPhysicsHistorySite. Report and funds request written by S. Leroy Brown in 1949 to upgrade the physics department. page 1.
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