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Anderson in Madison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Bronnenberg House

 
 
The Bronnenberg House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 10, 2012
1. The Bronnenberg House Marker
Inscription.  German immigrant Frederick Bronnenberg arrived in this area with his wife, Barbara, and several children in 1821. While traveling to Illinois, one of the oxen in their team gave out nearby. The Bronnenbergs decided to make their home here, in Madison County.

Twelve children were born to Frederick and Barbara Bronnenberg. Their second eldest son, Frederick Jr., married Hulda Tree in 1840 and began this home, now one of Madison County's oldest dwellings. It is thought that the limestone foundation was quarried from the nearby White River. The bricks were handmade and fired here for the 14-inch thick interior and exterior walls. The woodwork is large tulip tree harvested from the property.

Much of the land near the park's entrance and in the picnic area were once pastures and fields of grain.

This site is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Indiana Division of State Parks and Reservoirs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
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40° 5.684′ N, 85° 37.173′ W. Marker is in Anderson, Indiana, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Mounds Rd (State Road 232) 0.4 miles south of Markleville Rd (County Road S300E). Marker is located in Mounds State Park south of the visitor center parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4306 Mounds Rd, Anderson IN 46017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bronnenberg Family (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Bronnenberg House (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana State Parks: the First 100 Years (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Native American Memorial (about 300 feet away); The Mounds Dugout Canoe (about 400 feet away); The Great Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Circle Mound (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Moravian Mission (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
 
Also see . . .  Mounds State Park. Official park website from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. (Submitted on April 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Bronnenberg House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 10, 2012
2. Bronnenberg House
Marker is located to the right of the front entrance to the house
Bronnenberg House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 10, 2012
3. Bronnenberg House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,275 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on January 21, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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