Charles A. Herbst family of Chapel Hill, NC Updated February 3, 2002
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I am a great grandson of Charles Fredrick Herbst who immigrated from Germany to Brenham Tx. circa 1870's. He married Sophie Wehrmann also of German heritage. They had five children, one of whom was Eddie V., my Grandfather. All members of the American branch of the family are known except the descendants of one of the five children, Robert Lee Herbst also of Brenham. Apparently a sister of Charles Fredrick, named Anna, remained in Cassel, Germany. Information about her or her descendants is unknown, and greatly desired. Charles Fredrick also had a brother from Caldwell Texas. A daughter, Hildegarde Elizabeth married Louis ricks of Galveston, Tx in 1921. I would like to contact anyone from that branch of the family.