A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 27, 2011
New Braunfelser (inhabitant of New Braunfels)

"New Braunfelser” is the name of an inhabitant of New Braunfels, Texas. The city of New Braunfels was named after Braunfels, in Germany, and the Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung (now the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung) was first published in 1852.

The name “New Braunfelser” has been cited in English print since at least 1931.


Wikipedia: New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels i/ˌnjuː ˈbrɔːnfəlz/ is a city in Comal and Guadalupe counties in the U.S. state of Texas that is a principal city of the San Antonio–New Braunfels metropolitan area. Braunfels means “brown rock” in German; the city is named for Braunfels, in Germany. The city’s population was 57,740 as of the 2010 census, up 58% from the 2000 census population of 36,494. It is the seat of Comal County. New Braunfels has a sizeable German Texan community. During the 19th century, its name was often spelled Neu-Braunfels, even by English speakers.

New Braunfels (TX) Herald-Zeitung
About Us
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung has a long and distinguished history of being the first German newspaper in Texas.

The Herald, the community’s English language paper, and the Zeitung, the German paper, merged in 1957. Collectively, they have served New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852.

THE ZEITUNG
Planning of the Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung began in 1851. In 1852, a mass meeting of interested New Braunfels residents elected Ferdinand Lindheimer as the newspaper’s first editor from a list of three candidates. The money for payment of the equipment was subscribed publicly, and each subscriber received a certificate of partnership.

The first Zeitung issue was dated Nov. 12, 1852. By 1853, Lindheimer, a botanist who had no training in the newspaper business, became the sole owner.

OCLC WorldCat record
Neu-Braunfelser zeitung.
Publisher: New Braunfels, Tex. : Ferdinand Lindheimer, 1852-1954.
Edition/Format:  Newspaper : German

6 July 1931, San Antonio (TX) Express, “Phelps’ Triple Wins in 13th,” pg. 12, col. 2:
Phelps’ three-bagger with a runner on base broke up a tie in the 13th inning as Carmen’s Union 694 deeated Bill Warwick’s New Braunfelsers 5 to 4 at Lands Park Sunday for the Carmen’s second victory in two games played with the Warwickians.

25 November 1964, Segion (TX) Gazette, pg. II-2, col. 4:
Congratulations to New Braunfels which has just received national recognition as the “Sausage Capital of Texas” in an article appearing in the Nov. 14 issue of Business Week. During its Wurst Week, recently concluded, the New Braunfelsers and their visitors consumed “2 1/2 tons of bratwurst, blutwurst, truckenwurst, knackwurst, and washed it down 1,200 cases of beer,” the article said.

8 October 1966, San Antonio (TX) Light, “Texas Trails” by Hart Stilwell, pg. 8B, col. 1:
I’ve found out what the people of New Braunfels call themselves—New Braunfelsers.

29 October 1970, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Hot Dog, It’s Wurstfest” by Marjorie Cook, sec. AA, pg. 1, col. 3:
You can buy grilled sausage on a hard roll, just as New Braunfelsers did from a man with a cart over 50 years ago.

8 May 1980, New Braunfels (TX) Herald-Zeitung, “U.S. elections interest German parliament” by Emily Hocker, pg. C1, col. 2:
New Braunsfelsers invited the German Consul General, Dr Eleanore Linsmayer, to visit last weekend and got a member of the German parliament as a bonus.

New Braunfels (TX) Herald-Zeitung
New Braunfelsers overwhelmingly spoke for the ban
Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:00 am
In a land governed by the people, for the people and of the people, the people of New Braunfels have spoken loud and clear. They want to keep the city’s rivers clean.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Tuesday, December 27, 2011 • Permalink