Count Ludwig Joseph von Boos-Waldeck Photo

Count Ludwig Joseph von Boos-Waldeck

Born: Nov 26, 1798

Death: Oct 1, 1880

Birthplace: Koblenz

Nationality: Germany

Count Ludwig Joseph von Boos-Waldeck

Date of Birth : Nov 26, 1798
Date of Death : Oct 1, 1880
Birth Place : Koblenz

Count Ludwig Joseph von Boos-Waldeck was a German noble who promoted the settling of Texas by Germans. Boos-Waldeck was born in Koblenz as the son of Count Clemens von Boos zu Waldeck und Freiin Johanna von Bibra. He descended from a line of Rhenish knights and nobles dating back to the 13th century. Boos-Waldeck married about 1827 Freiin Henriette von Wessenberg-Ampringen, the daughter of Johann Freiherr von Wessenberg-Ampringen. He was the uncle of the composer Victor von Boos zu Waldeck. In April 1842 Boos-Waldeck and a few other nobles met at Biebrich on the Rhine, near Mainz, to organize a society, which they called the Adelsverein, to promote German immigration to Texas. In 1843 Boos-Waldeck bought and developed the Nassau Plantation near Round Top, Texas on behalf of the Adelsverein. In addition to his native German, he spoke Spanish and English when Texas came under Mexican and U.S. rule. He died in Aschaffenburg, Kingdom of Bavaria.

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