Edward Degener (1809 - 1890)

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Birthplace: Brunswick, Germany,
Death: Died in San Antonio, TX
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Edward Degener (October 20, 1809 – September 11, 1890) was a Republican U.S. Representative from Texas during Reconstruction.

During the Civil War, civilian Degener was arrested by the Confederate States Army and charged with being "a dangerous and seditious person and an enemy to the government."[2] Degener had allegedly criticized the Confederacy, corresponded with alleged enemies of same, and failed to report known Union sympathizers. Degener pled not guilty. His legal counsel challenged the legal authority of the military, and the charge of sedition, which was not a crime legally recognized by the government. Found guilty anyway, he was ordered to post a bond of $5,000 that he would be loyal to the Confederacy.

Degener's sons Hugo and Hilmar died during the Nueces massacre. To honor their memory, Degener along with Eduard Steves and William Heuermann, purchased land for the establishment of the German-language Treue der Union Monument, which became part of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Texas November 29, 1978.

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Edward Degener, US Congress's Timeline

1809
1809
Brunswick, Germany,
1840
1840
Age 31
1842
1842
Age 33
Braunschweig Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
1890
1890
Age 81
San Antonio, TX
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City Cemetery #1 San Antonio Bexar County Texas