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Johann Jacob Groos

Texas Land Commissioner

 

—March 6, 1822 - June 15, 1878 —

 
Texas Land Commissioner Johann Jacob Groos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
1. Texas Land Commissioner Johann Jacob Groos Marker
Inscription. A professional surveyor before and after coming to Texas in 1845 from his native Germany, J.J. Groos helped open New Braunfels area to settlement. He served 1849-65 as a Comal County official, and was in Confederate militia during Civil War (1861-65). In 1874, Groos was elected Commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas and served four years, until his death.

Married to Katharine Blieder, he was father of seven children.
 
Erected 1974 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14753.)
 
Location. 30° 16.484′ N, 97° 43.655′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Navasota Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at Oakwood Cemetery, Section 1, Lot 266. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Navasota Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major William Martin “Buck” Walton (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson Hamilton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swante Palm (about 400 feet away); Oakwood Cemetery (about 400 feet away);
Johann Jacob Groos Marker is in the middle of the photo image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, December 13, 2014
2. Johann Jacob Groos Marker is in the middle of the photo
Joseph Baker (about 400 feet away); Peter Henry Oberwetter (about 400 feet away); Col. Lewis Miles Hobbs Washington (about 400 feet away); Susanna W. Dickinson (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas Online - Johann Jacob Groos. (Submitted on December 27, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US Civil
 
Johann Jacob Groos Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
3. Johann Jacob Groos Gravestone
 
 
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