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Near Industry in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Henniger Family Cemetery

(1 mi. west of this site)

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, October 3, 2015
1. Henniger Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Nicholaus Henniger (1794-1853) came to Texas from Germany in 1847 with his wife Fredericke and children Christian, Hermann, August, Caroline and Pauline. On his farm he built a log house, kept peace with passing Indians, and prospered as a cattleraiser. With neighbors, he helped build a gristmill, establish a school, and preserve German traditions. At death of an infant son, Carl, he set aside a family cemetery (one mile west). Nicholaus Henniger and nine other family members also are buried in the plot. The farm is still owned by descendants, the Vogelpohl family.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2438.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 30° 0.562′ N, 96° 35.439′ W. Marker is near Industry, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1457 and Krebs Road, on the right when traveling east on Road 1457. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville TX 78940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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By Gregory Walker
2. Henniger Family Cemetery Marker Location
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. Town of Shelby (approx. 1.1 miles away); Breeding Family Cemetery / First School in Fayette County (approx. 3.7 miles away); Charles Fordtran (approx. 5 miles away); Nassau Plantation (approx. 5.6 miles away); Industry Post Office (approx. 5.6 miles away); John Friedrich Ernst, Jr. (approx. 5.6 miles away); Industry (approx. 5.6 miles away); Friedrich Ernst (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Industry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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