I have just returned from a brief vacation to Texas. We hoped to visit Austin, but the accommodations were booked, at least the affordable ones, so we made reservations in san Antonio, Texas. On our first day we encountered temperatures exceeding one hundred degrees Fahrenheit, so we set out to the Hill Country to visit Fredericksburg. It was a pleasant trip, and although it was hot, it seemed less so than San Antonio.
Fredericksburg is a German area, settled originally by one hundred twenty immigrants from Prussia in 1846. This is according to the marker at the visitor center. It was named for Prince Frederick of Prussia. Prussia was the name of the area we now call Germany and Austria.
I have ancestors from many countries, and my maternal grandmother was descended from Germans, particularly Bavarians. One thing I noticed was the blue and white flag of Bavaria flying along with several other flags over a business.