Cindy, Capt. Joseph Richarz emigrated to Texas in 1850 with his wife Josepha Schafhausen. They departed Le Harve France 1850, was shipwrecked near St. Thomas Island in W. Indies for 2 mo, arrived port of New Orleans Nov. 15, 1850.They first arrived in Indanola, Tx Christmas 1851. Later moved to Medina County (near D'Hanis) on a large ranch. He brought sheep with them from Germ. He also became a Judge there. His father was Peter Wihelm Richarz.
The records I have found trace Capt. Richarz as far back as Austria where he was Grenadier of Emperor Maximilan. He married Josepha Schaufhausen in Germany, She was born in Alsace Lorraine in 1824 He was born in 1822 in Cologne.
I may be able to find more info that you are looking for. Let me know how the search is going, it is fun to find kinfolks. Lillie