“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)

The August Hennersdorf House

The August Hennersdorf House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 1, 2021
1. The August Hennersdorf House Marker

August and Johanne Hennersdorf migrated to Fredericksburg from Prussia in 1855. In the early 1900s they constructed this frame and limestone residence for their family. Evidence indicates the floor joists under the frame portion of the home may be the octagonal wooden columns from Fredericksburg's original Vereins Kirche, which had been dismantled in 1896. Members of the Hennersdorf family owned the property for ninety years.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10053.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 30° 16.673′ N, 98° 52.431′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on West Austin Street 0.1 miles west of North Crockett Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 West Austin Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heinrich Bierschwale House (within shouting distance of this marker); William Wahrmund House
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schmidt-Dietz Building (about 400 feet away); Schwarz Building (about 400 feet away); Albert Lee Patton Building (about 400 feet away); Hoerster Building (about 500 feet away); Little Rock House (about 500 feet away); Henry Cordes House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . .  Germans. The largest ethnic group in Texas derived directly from Europe was persons of German birth or descent. As early as 1850, they constituted more than 5 percent of the total Texas population, a proportion that remained constant through the remainder of the nineteenth century.  Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 9, 2021