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

Walch Home

 
 
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Photographed By Kayla Harper, November 27, 2019
1. Walch Home Marker
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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 FeaturesSettlements & 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. Anatomy of Essex-class Carriers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aircraft Carrier Doctrine (about 400 feet away); Essex-class Carriers Combat Chronicle in World War II
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June 26, 2010
2. Walch Home Marker
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(about 400 feet away); The Garden of Peace (about 400 feet away); Lyndon B. Johnson (about 400 feet away); Richard M. Nixon (about 400 feet away); John F. Kennedy (about 400 feet away); Gerald R. Ford (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Walch Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, November 27, 2019
3. Walch Home and Marker
Walch Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, November 27, 2019
4. Walch Home
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June 26, 2010
5. Walch Home and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2010. This page has been viewed 993 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 29, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas.   2. submitted on July 14, 2010.   3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas.   5. submitted on July 14, 2010. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022