From Dillenberg to Texas is a thoroughly researched history of the conditions in Germany of the mid-1840s that led to the establishment of a Society of Nobles to help create a German colony in the Republic of Texas. It traces the Society's actions to purchase land in the Hill Country of Texas and create a system to transport emigrants to that land and settle it. It concentrates on the conditions in the district of Dillenberg (Hesse) and the experiences of those emigrants. The detailed appendices focus on the 339 people from the Dillenberg area who made the passage, with genealogical listings for them. The book was originally written in German by Ursula Hatzfeld, whose ancestors were among those emigrants, and is translated by Henry Salzhandler.