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Round Top in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bernard Scherrer

(1807-1892)

 
 
Bernard Scherrer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 8, 2021
1. Bernard Scherrer Marker
Inscription.  

Bernard Scherrer left his native Switzerland at the age of 22 for extended travels before reaching Texas in 1833. After serving in Burleson's Regiment during the Texas Revolution, he received a land grant in Colorado County, but settled in Biegel Settlement (Fayette County) about 1838. Here he served as Justice of the Peace, County Commissioner, and in 1845 he married Gesine Eliza Margarete Koch. He left his civic farming and freighting duties to serve in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. This cabin, Scherrer's first residence in Texas, was moved to this location in 1975.
 
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 379.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 30° 3.909′ N, 96° 41.672′ W. Marker is in Round Top, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Live Oak Street (Farm to Market Road 1457) and
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Main Street. The marker is located in the northern section of the Henkel Square Market. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Live Oak Street, Round Top TX 78954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Round Top Community (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Round Top (about 300 feet away); Early Texas Hotels and Inns (about 400 feet away); The Kraus House (about 500 feet away); The Connersville Museum (about 600 feet away); Noak Farmhouse (about 700 feet away); Round Top Public School (about 700 feet away); The Log Cabin (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Round Top.
 
Also see . . .  Scherrer, Bernard.
Bernard Scherrer, one of the first three settlers in the Biegel Settlement, the second German settlement in Texas, located in Fayette County, was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on August 20, 1807. He was educated there but left at the age of twenty-two and moved to America, arriving in New York. He then went to St. Louis and down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. There he joined Detlef Dunt, a German traveler and writer, and sailed to Texas. Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on October 10, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Bernard Scherrer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 8, 2021
2. Bernard Scherrer Marker
The Bernard Scherrer Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 8, 2021
3. The Bernard Scherrer Cabin and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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