Samuel Wolfenberger was born 1804 in Virginia. He fought under Lt. William Jarvis Russell’s command in the battle of Velasco in June 1832. In 1834 he was named alcalde of Mina Municipality and helped form the first Committee of Safety and Correspondence on May 8, 1835. On November 28, 1835, at San Felipe de Austin he was named one of the commissioners responsible for the organization of the Texas militia within the jurisdiction of Mina. Earlier that month, on November 17, he had enlisted in the Mina Volunteers for the campaign in San Antonio de Béxar and took part in the Siege of Béxar in early December 1835. He was discharged from the Texas army in San Antonio on December 13, 1835. He later served as second sergeant in Robert M. Coleman’s company of rangers (forerunner of the Texas Rangers) with headquarters at Coleman’s Fort on the Colorado. Samuel Wolfenberger died on April 10, 1860, and was buried ten miles southwest of Bastrop in the Wolfenberger cemetery.
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