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Round Top in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wandke House

 
 
Wandke House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 4, 2012
1. Wandke House Marker
Inscription. Johann Traugott Wandke (1808-1870) immigrated from Prussia to nearby La Grange with his wife Christiane and two daughters, Karoline and Christiane, in 1855. About 1860 Johann and Christiane came to Round Top to live in the home of their daughter Karoline and her husband Zoellistin Pochmann. They built their own native stone home/workshop at this site about 1863. Johann was a skilled mechanic and cabinetmaker but is best known for the high-quality organs he crafted from native cedar for several churches in the area including Round Top's Bethlehem Lutheran church.
Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845-1995

 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5714.)
 
Location. 30° 3.831′ N, 96° 41.902′ W. Marker is in Round Top, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on Bauer Rummel north of South Washington Street (Texas Highway 237), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Round Top TX 78954, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Texas Hotels and Inns (approx. 0.2 miles away); Round Top Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Knight Lewis
Wandke House and its Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 4, 2012
2. Wandke House and its Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Nassau Plantation (approx. 2.8 miles away); Winedale Stagecoach Inn (approx. 3.8 miles away); Town of Shelby (approx. 6.6 miles away); Gotcher Trace (approx. 7.1 miles away); Oldenburg (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Round Top.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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