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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Christian Crenwelge Place

Christian Crenwelge Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 1, 2021
1. Christian Crenwelge Place Marker

A native of Germany, Christian Crenwelge migrated to this area in 1854 and worked as a farmer and cabinetmaker. At a sheriff's land sale in 1872 he bought this property located across the street from his home. For a short time he operated a molasses press here. The Victorian style Sunday house was constructed about 1903. Crenwelge sold this residence and his homestead after the death of his wife in 1906.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10023.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 16.852′ N, 98° 52.509′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is at the intersection of West Schubert Street and North Milam Street, on the right when traveling west on West Schubert Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 West Schubert 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. The Johann Joseph Knopp House (a few steps from this marker); Vogel Sunday House
Christian Crenwelge Place and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 1, 2021
2. Christian Crenwelge Place and Marker
The marker is located below the tree and in some bushes. It is a little hard to see due to the vegetation.
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heinrich Bierschwale House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gun Cap Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Republic of Texas German Immigrant Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Cordes House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Kammlah House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The August Hennersdorf House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . .
1. Molasses. To make molasses, sugar cane is harvested and stripped of leaves. Its juice is extracted, usually by cutting, crushing, or mashing. The juice is boiled to concentrate it, promoting sugar crystallization.  Source: Wikipedia (Submitted on January 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. 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 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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