Bourgeois d'Orvanne, Alexander (unknown–unknown)

By: Rudolph L. Biesele

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Alexander Bourgeois d'Orvanne and Armand Ducos received colonization contracts from the Republic of Texas on June 3 and July 6, 1842, permitting 1,700 families to be located in Texas. Apparently they secured no immigrants before the expiration of the contracts. On September 19, 1843, Bourgeois negotiated with the Adelsverein for the transfer of the Bourgeois-Ducos grant on the Uvalde, Frio, and Medina rivers to the verein and served as colonial director for the society for four months in 1844.

E. D. Adams, British Diplomatic Correspondence Concerning the Republic of Texas, 1836–1846 (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1918?). Moritz Tiling, History of the German Element in Texas (Houston: Rein and Sons, 1913).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Rudolph L. Biesele, “Bourgeois d'Orvanne, Alexander,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994