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DEWEES, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Wilson County, South Texas

FM 541 and FM 1344
8 miles S of Floresville the county seat
Population : 0

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DeWees TX - Schneiders Store, 1930s
Schneider's Store
Photo courtesy Barbara Hassler Schramek

History on a Pinhead

Settler Thomas DeWees is the town's namesake.

The town dates from 1870 and had a post office from 1906 to 1911. The town spend a quiet history with no disasters to report. Dewees had a school and a simple store in the 1930s and a few businesses managed to stay open through the 70s. The Dewees cemetery still remains and is marked on detailed county maps.

Dewees Texas Gas Station
Gas station on FM 541
TE photo, August 2005
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Dewees, Texas Family & Farm
Summer of 1952

Dewee TX  - Wenzel Hassler and children Alfred, Barbara and Werner
Wenzel Hassler and children Alfred, Barbara and Werner
Photo courtesy Barbara Hassler Schramek


Dewee TX  - Hassler children Alfred, Barbara and Werner
Photo courtesy Barbara Hassler Schramek


DeWees TX old photo - Kids at play
Photo courtesy Barbara Hassler Schramek


Dewee TX  - Hassler kid on tractor
Alfred Hassler on the tractor
Photo courtesy Barbara Hassler Schramek


Dewee TX  - Tractor
At work
Photo courtesy Barbara Hassler Schramek


Dewee TX  - Tractor
At work
Photo courtesy Barbara Hassler Schramek


Dewee TX  - raking hay
"My father Wenzel Hassler pitching hay."
- Barbara Hassler Schramek


Dewee TX  - Kid on crop duster
"My brother Alfred Hassler in the crop duster."
- Barbara Hassler Schramek


Dewee TX  - Hassler children Alfred, Barbara and Werner
Hassler children Alfred, Barbara and Werner
Photo courtesy Barbara Hassler Schramek


Dewee TX  - Hassler children Alfred, Barbara and Werner
Photo courtesy Barbara Hassler Schramek


Dewee TX  - Hassler children Alfred, Barbara and Werner
Alfred and Helen Schneider with Alfred, Barbara and Werner Hassler by the family car
Photo courtesy Barbara Hassler Schramek


Dewee TX  - Hassler children Alfred, Barbara and Werner
Photo courtesy Barbara Hassler Schramek


Dewee TX  -  Porch
"The house we lived in was replaced by the log cabin house that is there today. That is the one Helen Schneider lived in for several years." - Barbara Hassler Schramek



DeWees TX - Girls on bales of cotton
Two little girls sitting on bales of cotton at the gin
Photo circa 1930s courtesy Lois Zook Wauson

At Schneiderís Store you can go home again

by Lois Zook Wauson

Something keeps drawing me back to Schneiderís Store, the little filling station on FM 541 at Dewees in the southwest part of Wilson County. It has been there for over 80 years.... more



Dewees TX Wilson County 1908 postmark
Dewees TX Wilson County 1908 postmark
Postcard canceled with Dewees TX 1908 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection


Wilson County TX 1907 Postal Map
Wilson County 1907 Postal Map showing Dewees (SW Wilson County)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Dewees, Texas Nearby Cities & Towns:
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