William Langenheim was born 1816 in Germany. He settled in the region of Aransas Bay, Texas, in 1833. He joined the Texas army, participated in the Siege of Béxar, and on February 27, 1836, was captured with Francis W. Johnson’s party at San Patricio. Langenheim was imprisoned at Matamoros, Tamaulipas, until January 1837. After his release he returned to the United States by way of New Orleans and joined the quartermaster department of the United States Army for service in the Seminole War. He died in Philadelphia in 1874.
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