Near Grapetown in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Ferdinand Hohenberger Farmstead
Ferdinand Hohenberger (ca. 1813-1895) with his wife Katherine Schultze and their family, left Bremen, Germany in 1855. Arriving in Galveston on November 20 after a 73-day ocean voyage, they first settled in Luckenbach (Approx. 10 mi. NE). The family relocated to this area and purchased this property in 1871.
Hohenberger and his family engaged in farming, and he also became a freight driver, traveling between San Antonio and Indianola on the Texas coast.
In 1882, Ferdinand deeded 160 acres of land to each of his sons, William and Theodor. This property was part of the land deeded to William Hohenberger. He and his family lived here until 1914, and William operated a store and Post Office from one of the buildings on the homestead. He died in 1932 at age 82. The property remained in the Hohenberger family until 1915.
Four undated gravestones on the farmstead mark the burials of family members. In addition to the graves of Ferdinand and Katherine Schultze Hohenberger are the interments of Mrs. Reichenthin and Mrs. Hagelman, believed to be sisters of Katherine Hohenberger.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1589.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 7.658′ N, 98° 49.301′ W. Marker is near Grapetown, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is on Old San Antonio Road (Old No. 9) 0.1 miles north of Grape Creek Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Grapetown School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tunnel of the Fredericksburg & Northern Railway (approx. 1.8 miles away); Welcome to the Old Tunnel (approx. 1.8 miles away); Luckenbach (approx. 5.3 miles away); Engel Family (approx. 5.4 miles away); Luckenbach School (approx. 5.6 miles away); Pinta Trail (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Easter Fires (approx. 7˝ miles away).
Also see . . . Grapetown. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.