Comfort in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hermann and Antoine Ingenhuett Homestead
This site was the homestead of Herman (1870-1944) and Antoine (1873-1941) Ingenhuett from their marriage in 1895 until their deaths and remained in the family until the end of the 20th century. Hermann acquired the Ingenhuett livery stable and cotton yard from his father, Peter Ingenhuett about 1895 and served as postmaster of Comfort from 1908 until 1915. The Ingenhuetts, who reared two on their homestead included a house, barn, washhouse, smokehouse and cistern and remains a significant part of the German-Texan heritage of this part of the state.
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12756.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 29° 57.97′ N, 98° 54.374′ W. Marker is in Comfort, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and 8th Street, on the right when traveling east on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Comfort TX 78013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gass Schmiede (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding Freethinkers Comfort Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Ingenhuett-Karger Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Karger Building (about 300 feet away); Peter Joseph Ingenhuett Homestead (about 300 feet away); Ingenhuett-Faust Hotel (about 400 feet away); Arno Schwethelm Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comfort.
Also see . . . Comfort Heritage Foundation. (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.