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Colorado County Deed Records, Book B, p. 228; Bill Stein, Wolfram M. Von-Maszewski, Marie Rose Remmel, and others, transcribers, James C. Kearney and Wolfram M. Von-Maszewski, translators, "Excerpts from the Kirchenbuch of Louis Cachand Ervendberg," Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 41-64, which presents a transcription of the register Ervendberg kept of his ecclesiastical activity, the original of which is in the State Archives in Austin. Ervendberg's cupidity is referred to in a letter by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels to Ottfried Hans Freiherr [John O.] Meusebach, in vol. 59, Solms-Braunfels Archiv, The Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin. Ervendberg stayed in Comal County for a decade. In 1855, he abandoned his wife and his flock and ran off to Mexico with a 17 year old girl who had been entrusted to his orphanage a few years earlier. In February 1863, bandits broke into his home, stole a considerable sum of money, and killed him.