The group of Noltes that settled near Seguin, Guadalupe County at "Nolte" were members of the August Nolte branch of Hanover, Germany. August Nolte arrived in Galveston on the "Herschel" in 1849, listing his destination as Guadaulupe County. Census records indicate his birth abt. 1803 (varies) in Hanover. His wife was Augusta and he had at least sons named August, Jr. b. abt. 1843/46; Otto b.1842; Charles b. 1858; Louis b. 1856; and William b. 1838. A John O. Nolte b. abt. 1832 & family of Hanover lived in the same area as well as an Edgar Nolte abt. the same age. Since these Noltes listed their birthplaces as Hanover, I would assume they were not directly related to ours. However, in the 1920s my ggrandmother applied for a Confederate Widow's Pension and her paperwork contains not only information about George Carl Nolte, my ggrandfather, but also info. on one George August Nolte of Guadalupe County (the son of the Sr. August Nolte). This may just mean that the government sent her info. on all George Noltes, but the wording indicates my ggranmother's lawyer specifically asked about a George A. Nolte; and it seems strange that George Carl named one of his sons "George August Nolte". All his other sons carried names of some relative. Perhaps these two Georges just served together in the Civil War---another one of those questions that may forever remain a mystery.