Schlottmann, William (1825–1903)

By: Aragorn Storm Miller

Type: Biography

Published: September 4, 2014

William F. Schlottmann, also listed as Wilhelm, Confederate soldier and state legislator, was born in Oppendorf, Westphalia, Prussia, on October 4, 1825. Schlottmann immigrated to Texas about 1847 and settled in Brenham, Washington County. Here, he married Elizabeth Richter on December 13, 1850. This couple had at least one child, a daughter. During the Civil War Schlottman served as a private in the Fifth Texas Infantry Regiment. He won election as a Republican for Washington County to the House of the Twelfth Texas Legislature and served from February 8, 1870, to January 14, 1873. During his term he served on the committees of Federal Relations; Roads, Bridges and Ferries; and Public Debt. Schlottmann died in Washington County on April 11, 1903, and was buried at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Brenham.

Legislative Reference Library of Texas: William Schlottmann (, accessed August 27, 2014. Mrs. R. E. Pennington, The History of Brenham and Washington County (Houston: Standard Printing & Lithographing Company, 1915). “Wilhelm F Schlottmann,” Find A Grave Memorial (, accessed August 27, 2014.

  • Twelfth Legislature (1870-1871)
  • House

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

Aragorn Storm Miller, “Schlottmann, William,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 11, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 4, 2014