CLAREN, OSCAR VON
CLAREN, OSCAR VON (1812–1845). Oscar von Claren, naturalist, was born in Germany in 1812. As a colonist of the Adelsverein, he immigrated from Hannover to New Braunfels, Texas, probably early in 1845. His family correspondence indicated his interest in botany and wildlife of the New Braunfels area, and he collected turtles and snakes to sell to naturalists in Germany. He wrote Indianer bei Neu Braunfels im Jahre 1845 (1845), a group of essays depicting Texas Indians. In October 1845, while on a collecting trip, Claren and his companion, Friedrich Wilhelm von Wredeqv, were killed by Indians near Manchaca Springs.
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