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Knowledge Identifier: +Anna_Mebus_Martin
German-born Texas rancher and business woman
Born in 1843.
Countries: United States (67%), Germany (33%)
Linked to: National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
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Anna Mebus Martin was born in 1843
Hewill Mebus lost his Solingen-based business in 1858, and the family made the decision to emigrate to Texas, where Henrietta Mebus's relatives resided
The family sailed from Germany on September 24, 1858, disembarking from the ship "Iris" in Galveston, Texas on December 7, 1858
In December 1859 Anna married her cousin Charles Karl Martin, nephew of Louis Martin
Charles Karl Martin became postmaster on August 21, 1861, after Texas had joined the Confederate States of America
He contracted rheumatism and was an invalid by 1864
Charles was re-appointed postmaster by the Union on April 10, 1866 to service the San Antonio-El Paso Mail
Anna Martin became postmaster on December 9, 1879
Martin established the Commercial Bank of Mason in 1901, which she ran with her two sons for twenty-four years
She chartered the Commercial Bank of Mason in 1901, and served as its president for twenty-four years
Anna Mebus Martin died in 1925
Anna Martin died on July 10, 1925, and is buried in the family cemetery at Hedwigs Hill
In 2011, Martin was inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame