Carl Ludwig Socrates “Louis” von Roeder was born 1806 in Prussia. He was a junior barrister at Nieheim near Höxter when he and two brothers and a sister were chosen to go to Texas in advance of the family to file a claim in Stephen F. Austin’s colony. He served in the revolutionary army from November 3 to December 13, 1835, and participated in the Siege of Béxar. He rejoined the war effort on March 1, 1836, fought at the battle of San Jacinto, and remained in service until June 1. He died July 19, 1840.
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