I lost three family headed to Goliad to join Fannin, but were caught and killed by Mx Cavalry. Also had six from a family at San Jacinto. Father too old and youngest son too young to fight, were in supply, while four brothers fought. My family came to Texas in 1824 I think we have decided.Settled what is now Winters, Tx near Houston.
I always referred to those fighting Mexico as Texicans. Many try to turn it into a race war, but yes Mexican citizens, some Indians, and help from the east fought Santa Anna. My protestant family, like all settlers to Texas were required to become Catholic and Mexican citizens. They were not fighting a race, but an overbearing guv that would not honor the Constitution of 1824 and, get this, tried gun confiscation, hence, "Come and Take It" which came from Gonzales in fall of 1835.
Moving on, yes there are many German and Chek(sp) areas in Texas, and Castroville is Alsatian, and German/French region of France, I think. Yea, Goodfellow is San angelo, Randolph is NE San Antonio, and the steak house was probably Barn Door on New Braunfels St, but could also be Farmers Daughter, both good for a slab of cow.
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