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Lillian Parks Steele Collection of Hoch Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-0051

Scope and Contents

This collection has a variety of papers in relation to the lineage of Lillian Parks Steele, specifically the Schwabs and the Hochs. The papers include land documents and legal documents of the earliest immigrants in her family history, papers “in the matter of Josie Schwab,” bills, checks and receipts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and notes and a book draft written by Steele. There is also one folder that contains photographs and prints of various family members as well as one of the original Hoch home.


  • 1845 - 2003


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

Southwestern University Special Collections and Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from SU Special Collections and Archives before any publication use. Special Collections does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

Biographical / Historical

Lillian Parks Steele (1906-2003) was the daughter of Lillie Augusta Schwab and James Henry Parks. She worked to piece together her family history from the arrival of Valentine Hoch and James H. Schwab in Texas from Germany to her contemporary peers.


3 Linear Feet

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Processing Information

Processed by: Natalia Kapacinskas and Anne Sorenson Date Processed: 05/2018

Lillian Parks Steele Collection of Hoch Family Papers
SU Special Collections & Archives
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Repository Details

Part of the SU Special Collections & Archives Repository

1001 East University Avenue
Georgetown TX 78626 United States