Early Fayetteville Photographers & Unidentified Photos


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Henry Tauch, Fayetteville photographerH. Tauch

Henry Tauch was born at High Hill on January 11, 1865, the son of Henry and Augusta May Tauch. He married Annie Bertsch and worked as a photographer in Fayetteville, where he also served as mayor. Henry's brother was William Tauch, a photographer in Schulenburg. Henry Tauch first appears on the Fayette County tax rolls as a photographer in 1892.

Photograph of Henry Tauch from the Anita Tauch Steinhauser Collection, courtesy of Judy Pate
Fayette County, Texas Heritage, Volume II. Curtis Media, 1996.
Haynes, David. Catching Shadows, A Directory of 19th-Century Texas Photographers. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1993.
Friend or relative of Richard Emil Cook
Contact Michelle Cook
Fritz and Ottillie Warnasch Schulz
Submitted by Sidney Levesque
Elsik Relatives
Photograph found in Schulenburg. Pencil marks identify the ladies as Agnes, left, and Frances, Grandma Elsik's sisters. Please contact Nikki Hodge if you can identify and would like to claim this photo.
Tesch or Einkauf Friends or Relatives
Contact Sudie Beard
Heinsohn Family or Friend
Contact Rox Ann Johnson
Heinsohn Family or Friends
Contact Rox Ann Johnson
Heinsohn Family or Friends
Contact Rox Ann Johnson
Identified as Albert Schulze on 5/7/04
Contact Rox Ann Johnson
Friends or relative of the Menking family.
Please contact Sue Menking Standford
Friend or relative of the Menking family.
Please contact Sue Menking Standford

F. D. Foytik

Early 1900's Group Photo from Fayetteville
C. J. Klimicek is at bottom right. Please let us know if you recognize anyone or know the significance of this group. Melissa Eckhoff believes the fourth man on the back row is Martin L. Vitek.
Submitted by Charles Klimicek, Jr.

Louis Muenzler, Industry/Fayetteville

Louis O. Muenzler, 18 Oct 1885 - 14 May 1966, was born at Willow Springs to Louis C. and Anna Herbrig Muenzler. He apprenticed with Arthur Nichols, a nearby photographer in Industry in Austin County for a year, and then set up his home, studio, and also a a printing press across the street from Nichols in Industry. For the next twelve years Muenzler worked on Tuesdays in Fayetteville, where he had a second studio. The popularity of inexpensive cameras and print developing brought about a decline in his business and around 1920 Muenzler moved to New Ulm where he ran the New Ulm Enterprise and eventually became the postmaster, doing photography work only occasionally.

Industry-West End Historical Society. Historical Accounts of Industry, Texas 1831-1986. New Ulm Enterprise Print, 1986.
1910 Census
This woman may be related to the Josef Tydlacka family of Fayetteville or connected to Marie Tydlacka's wedding
Contributed by Monica Havelka

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