“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

First Methodist Church

of Fredericksburg

First Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 8, 2019
1. First Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Oldest Methodist church in the Hill Country. Founded 1849 as a German mission by the Rev. Eduard Schneider. The charter members: Melchior and Rosine Bauer; Johann and Margaretha Durst; Friedrich and Sophie Ellebracht; Ernst and Dorothea Houy; Ferdinand and Maria Kneese, Ludwig Kneese, Friedrich Kneese, Louise Kneese; Heinrich and Catharine Steihl; Jacob and Catharine Treibs, Fritz and Friderika (Mary) Winkel.

In 1855, during pastorate of the Rev. C. A. Grote, a 40 x 60-foot native stone church was built; it still serves after 1912-14, 1923, and 1948-49 remodelings.
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10038.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 30° 16.652′ N, 98° 52.675′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is at the intersection of West San Antonio Street and South Milam Street, on the right when traveling west on West San Antonio Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 W San Antonio St, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sunday Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's Catholic Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Republic of Texas German Immigrant Trail (about 400 feet away); Old St. Mary's Church (Die Alte Kirche) (about 500 feet away); Old Kammlah House (about 500 feet away); Meckel - Hanus Building (about 500 feet away); Gun Cap Factory (about 600 feet away); Hoerster Building (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
First Methodist Church Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 8, 2019
2. First Methodist Church Marker Area
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 3, 2023