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New Bremen, TX

Robert H. Thonhoff General Entry

New Bremen, on Farm Road 626 five miles southwest of Karnes City in Karnes County, was a farming community settled around 1900 by people largely of German descent. It had two different schools, in which prior to World War I some of the instruction was in German. Nearby Germania Hall provided a place for dances and other social functions. During the 1940s New Bremen had two schools, a business, and a number of scattered dwellings. Only a cemetery and the shell of its last school remained in 1990.

Robert H. Thonhoff, History of Karnes County (M.A. thesis, Southwest Texas State College, 1963).


  • Peoples
  • Germans


  • Communities

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

Robert H. Thonhoff, “New Bremen, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 14, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995