Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1845, Johan (John) Joseph Walch (1828-1914) migrated to Texas from Germany. In 1847 he settled in Fredericksburg, where he worked as a stonemason. Before Walch married Wilhelmine Gaertner in 1851, he erected a two-room limestone house on this lot. He also built a rock barn, which he later enlarged by adding a second story. One of the Walches' eleven children, Felix, remodeled the barn for use as a residence in 1904.
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10127.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 30° 16.342′ N, 98° 51.944′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on East Austin Street just east of North Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. 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 walking distance of this marker. Kloth-Ludwig Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nimitz Hotel (about 600 feet away); Main Mast from Destroyer USS Foote (DD-511)Fairwater of USS Pintado (SS-387) (about 700 feet away); Early History of Fredericksburg, Texas (about 800 feet away); Birthplace of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Domino Parlor (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
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