Fort Bend County, Treasure
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Tony B. Wessendorff, present County Treasurer, was born in Richmond, Fort Bend County, on the 19th day of November 1872. His father, Anton Wessendorff, came to this County from Hamburg, Germany, when but eighteen years of age and made Fort Bend his permanent home. Here, in the course of time, he married Miss Johanna Janske, was industrious in his habits and made a worthy citizen. When the great civil war broke out between the North and South, he served the Confederacy under Gen. John B. Hood in the famous Fourth Texas Regiment, his captain being Thomas Mitchell, commanding Company F. On the bloody field of Chickamauga where so many of the gallant Fourth went down to rise no more Mr. Wessendorff was severely wounded and ” sent back home, and saw no mare service. He raised a family of thirteen children, Tony Wessendorff being eighth in the list.
The mother died July 10th, 1888, and the father March 26th, 1891.
T. B. Wessendorff, the present incumbent, was elected to the office of County Treasurer in November 1902, and is now serving his first term.
He married Miss Jennie Jones, and they have four children, all girls Lizzie Davis, Jennetta, Bernadine and Margarette.
Mr. Wessendorff, in connection with his office, curries on a lumber and undertaking business, assisted by his brother, E. G. Wessendorff.