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SIDECK, ANTHONY (?–?). Anthony Sideck (Sydeck, Saidet, Sydoc, etc.), probably a brother of John Baptist Sideck and Peter Sideck, was a native of Louisiana. He moved to the area of Refugio, Texas, in the 1820s and settled on a ranch near Mesquite Landing on the San Antonio River. Soon afterward the families of Peter Teal, Nicholas Fagan, and Edward McDonough, all with the Power and Hewetson colony, settled in the same area. Members of four nearby Indian tribes, the Lipans, Tonkawas, Comanches, and Karankawas, worked on the settlers' ranches. The lands of Anthony and John B. Sideck were across the river from those of Carlos de la Garza. Anthony and John Sideck joined the advance guard that went to Goliad after word was received from John Joseph Linn that a company of Matagorda planters led by George Morse Collinsworth was advancing to capture Goliad, a feat accomplished on October 10, 1835 (see GOLIAD CAMPAIGN OF 1835). Anthony was either with the stragglers from King's company who were picked up by José de Urrea or with Hugh McDonald Frazer's company at the battle of Coleto; Sideck was saved from the Goliad Massacre by Garza's intervention. Sideck was married to Catherine (Catharine) Fagan, daughter of Nicholas Fagan. The Refugio census of September 1850 lists "Anthony Sydoc," thirty-five years old, his wife, Catharine, twenty-five, and five children, eight years old and younger.


Hobart Huson, Refugio: A Comprehensive History of Refugio County from Aboriginal Times to 1953 (2 vols., Woodsboro, Texas: Rooke Foundation, 1953, 1955).

Talmadge Buller


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

Talmadge Buller, "SIDECK, ANTHONY," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.