It was September 4, 1917 and a group of young men stood on the steps of the Lavaca County Courthouse waiting for Mr. Braunig to set up his equipment for a photograph.  These young men were going to war and Braunig’s photo captured a unique moment in history.

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, Brenda Lincke Fisseler will share the story of this iconic H.J. Braunig photograph of the Famous First Fourteen at the Friench Simpson Memorial Library in Hallettsville, Texas at 1:00 pm.

Brenda is the Director of the Friench Simpson Memorial Library and as partnered with library employee, Breana Kristek, to provide a series of programs on World War I topics that began in April 2017 and will end in November of 2018.

This World War I program is free and open to the public.  For more information contact the library at 798-3243 ext. 208 or visit our Facebook page. 

Texas Rangers in WWI

​Famous First Fourteen

Influenza in Lavaca County- spreadsheet

WWI & Lavaca County, TX

   The link, above, will take you to a spreadsheet that   was created to help individuals locate information on World War I veterans associated with Lavaca County Texas in some manner.

​Please CLICK HERE FIRST for instructions regarding the columns of the spreadsheet ​​

The Famous First Fourteen

Lavaca County Soldiers in World War I

Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Life Outside The Book

We appreciate your interest in the Friench Simpson Memorial Library's programming on Texas and WWI.