Frelsburg in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
County Founded in 1837 by William
Frels who immigrated to Texas in
1834 and fought for independence,
1835-1836 Proposed site of Hermann
University, first institution of
higher learning sponsored by
Germans Chartered by the Republic
of Texas in 1844, but never
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2058.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 29° 52.23′ N, 96° 32.838′ W. Marker is in Frelsburg, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 109 and Farm to Market Road 1291, on the right when traveling north on Highway 109. The marker is located across the road from the Heinsohn's Country Store. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1562 FM 109, New Ulm TX 78950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trinity Lutheran Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mike Muckleroy (approx. 2.7 miles away); Zimmerscheidt School (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Zimmerscheidt School (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of the Town of New Ulm (approx. 3.8 miles away); Frnka Family Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frelsburg.
Also see . . . Frels, William (18101870).
He participated in the siege of Bexar and commanded a company of German volunteers in the revolutionary army. He was a survivor of the battle of San Jacinto. Afterward he and Peter Pieper laid out a community that was opened to settlement in 1837. Frels donated land for a Lutheran church, school, parsonage, and cemetery, and under the name Frelsburg, the community flourished. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on June 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.