Robertson County




County Coordinator is Jane Keppler.

County Co-Coordinator is Jean Huot Smoorenburg

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This is the beginning of a new collection at this website that will record information about Bremond's Polish immigrants.  Starting in the 1870s, a number of immigrants from various places in Poland settled in Bremond.

Anyone with information about these families, including dates & places of immigration, family bible records, books & articles, immigration & naturalization records, family trees & GEDCOM files, etc., is encouraged to contribute whatever they wish.  Churches, civic & fraternal leaders & groups, historians, family griots, & public-spirited individuals are all urged to help preserve online the important contributions made by this special immigrant population.



Articles The Handbook of Texas Online has an article on Bremond as well as a general article on Polish Immigrants In Texas that mentions Bremond's immigrant community.
History of Bremond Article Information on the History of Bremond is found in an article contained in the Robertson County Historical Foundation's Annual Pilgrimage of Homes, Churches, & Library, May 5 & 6, 2001:  A Spring Celebration of the History of Robertson County.
History of Bremond and Wooten Wells Leonard Kubiak has some information about Bremond's Polish settlers on his website at
History of Robertson County James Walter Baker devotes five pages (pp. 395 - 400) of his book to Bremond's Polish immigrants.  On page 399, he lists Heads of Polish Families in Bremond in 1879.

Joseph Bartula Journal

Joseph Bartula, the first Polish settler in Bremond, settled in the area on January 6, 1875.  He wrote a journal (Joseph Bartula Journal) describing his involvement with the early Polish settlers in Bremond.
Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery Most of the early Polish settlers and some of their descendants are buried at Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Bremond.  This list has not been updated since 1980.  A volunteer is needed to conduct an inventory of this cemetery so updated and corrected information can be placed online at this website.
Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery Historical Marker 31 10 18 N / -96 40 19 W
(800 N. Main Street (Corner FM 2954 & FM 2413), Bremond)

New church building cornerstone dated 1971; building described on marker no longer exists.  "Founded 1876 to serve Poles settling in Bremond that decade. First church built 1879. Since 1908 (date of this edifice) has been parish school. Fathers A. Krypajtis (died 1907) and I. J. Szymanski (died 1941) led building of this Gothic structure. Parish made sacrifices, gave much labor to create edifice of old world charm. Font and sacred art came from the 1879 structure. Settlers and heirs come yearly from far away to worship here." (#10944/1969)
Paul Bremond Some limited information about Paul Bremond, the town's namesake, is found in the book Whistle In The Piney Woods:  Paul Bremond and the Houston, East and West Railway by Robert S. Maxwell.
Polish Genealogical Society of Texas The Polish Genealogical Society Of Texas (PGST) has a website at that contains a great deal of information about Polish immigrants in Texas, including many who settled in Bremond.  The November 1999 and Summer 2000 editions of the PGST publication Polish Footprints are almost entirely devoted to "Poles Of Robertson County, Texas."  Copies of these issues can be purchased from PGST for $12.65 each (includes shipping and handling).



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State Coordinator: Shirley Cullum
Assistant State Coordinators: Carla Clifton, Jane Keppler

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Page Modified: 18 January 2019

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