Anhalt Duchy, Prussia
One thing you may want to note: In the handbook of Texas,
there is a Prussian duchy referred to as Nassau and I have seen it
several times from that source. I searched old maps and documents
there is no Nassau on the maps. After going back and researching the
of Prussia, I believe there may have been a translation error from the
Germanic language to English. What I have found is this:
The Duchy of Anhalt-Cöthen existed until 1847, when
prince, Henry, died in 1847. This family became extinct, and
to an arrangement between the Anhalt-Dessau and Anhalt-Bernburg
lines , Cöthen was added to Dessau.
existed until Leopold IV, who reigned from 1817 to 1871, had the
in 1863 of reuniting the whole of Anhalt under his rule. Anhalt became
state of the German Empire in 1871. There were actually three
of the Anhalt Duchy: Cothen, Bernburg, and Dessau. I know you and
couldn´t possibly change the Texas handbook but I think it is
noting and may help others when they do their research. One of
best web sites I found was the Anhalt site which explains in greater
what I have described above. http://www.genealogienetz.de/reg/ANH/anh-hi.htm.
Most of the documentation from the 1850 and forward is taken from
documents and my own historical research.
(I hold a Masters degree in American History from the University of
at San Antonio).