Johannes Romberg is generally believed to be the most notable German-Texan poet of his time. His poetry about the Texas landscape and pioneer life contributed to a brand of romantic “Tex-lit” that helped woo many German families to the Lone Star State. Born in Germany, Johannes Romberg’s family settled here, in Fayette County, where he founded in 1857 a literary club called Prairieblum – which translates as “Prairie Flower.” The club drew members from all over the region to read aloud their poetry, articles, and stories.
The Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives features extensive archives on German settlements in Fayette County, including death and marriage records, and information about the Sons of Hermann and social clubs.
Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives