Near Quihi in Medina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
New Fountain United Methodist Church
This region, known as Soldaten Kemp (soldiers' camp) for its history as a rendezvous point for frontier military patrols, freighters and others on the San Antonio Road, was home to many German immigrants by the mid-19th century. The Rev. John Schaper organized a Methodist congregation here in 1858 and a church building was erected by 1860. Church members John and Aalke Wiemers and Friedrich and Antje Muennink deeded land for a new church building in 1871. Using native stone, pastor and stonemason Jacob Bader built the new church with help from his parishioners. For many years it was the community's only meeting hall. It was enlarged in 1900-01 during the pastorate of the Rev. C. A. Lehmberg.
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3580.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 29° 23.231′ N, 99° 3.482′ W. Marker is near Quihi, Texas, in Medina CountyTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2980 FM 2676, Hondo TX 78861, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early New Fountain Community (here, next to this marker); Quihi Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bethlehem Lutheran Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Bethlehem Lutheran Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Masonic Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); General Woll's Road (approx. 1.9 miles away); Town of Quihi (approx. 1.9 miles away); Vandenburg (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quihi.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.