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Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Otfrid Hans Freiherr von Meusebach

 

[In memory of]

 
Otrid Hans Freiherr von Meusebach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 8, 2010
1. Otrid Hans Freiherr von Meusebach Marker
Inscription.

Born at Dillenburg, Nassau, Germany
May 26, 1812.
Commissioner-General of the Society for
the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas
who became a citizen of the Republic of Texas
under the name of John O. Meusebach.

Founder of Fredericksburg on May 8, 1846.
On March 1-2, 1847, he negotiated with 20 Comanche chiefs
a treaty of peace which protected the German frontier
settlements from Indian raids.
State senator in 1851.
Appointed commissioner for the "Colony of
the German Emigration Company" by Governor Pease
to distribute headrights to the colonists
of the German Emigration Company
in 1854.
Founder of the town of Loyal Valley
where he died, May 27, 1897.

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 16.561′ N, 98° 52.373′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (U.S. 87/290) east of North Crockett Street. Touch for map. Marker is north of West Main Street in Market Square Park, southwest of the Vereins Kirche
Otrid Hans Freiherr von Meusebach Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 8, 2010
2. Otrid Hans Freiherr von Meusebach Memorial
Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vereins Kirche (within shouting distance of this marker); Market Square (Marktplatz) (within shouting distance of this marker); Gillespie County Country Schools 1846 to 1970's (within shouting distance of this marker); Gillespie County (within shouting distance of this marker); Lasting Friendship (within shouting distance of this marker); Gillespie County Armed Services Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Valentin Van Der Stucken (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Brodbeck (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. John O. Meusebach (May 26, 1812 – May 27, 1897). born Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach ... (Submitted on September 19, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. Fredericksburg, Texas. (Submitted on September 19, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. German-Americans; diplomat; Baron Otfried; Marktplatz.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Otrid Hans Freiherr von Meusebach Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 8, 2010
3. Otrid Hans Freiherr von Meusebach Memorial
with the Vereins Kirche Pioneer Memorial building, left background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 649 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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