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New Braunfels in Comal County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hermann Seele

(April 14, 1823 - March 18, 1902)

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, February 16, 2019
1. Hermann Seele Marker
Inscription. A native of Hildesheim, Hanover, Germany, Hermann Seele came to Texas in 1843. He became the fist school teacher in New Braunfels on Aug. 11, 1845, when he held class for 15 pupils beneath elm trees at the foot of this hill. Selle helped organize first Protestant church, the newspaper "Zeitung", and several social and cultural clubs. He was first District Clerk for Comal County, 1846-54, State Legislator, 1863-65, Justice of the Peace, Mayor, City Alderman, and Postmaster. A farmer, lawyer, and supporter of public education, Seele left written accounts of pioneer life in New Braunfels.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4632.)
 
Location. 29° 41.864′ N, 98° 7.455′ W. Marker is in New Braunfels, Texas, in Comal County. Marker is on South Academy Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located near the parking area of the Sophienburg Museum & Archives. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 West Coll Street, New Braunfels TX 78130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sophienburg Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); New Braunfels 1918 Fire Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Spaß und Gemütlichkeit
Hermann Seele Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, February 16, 2019
2. Hermann Seele Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); International & Great Northern Railroad in New Braunfels (approx. ¼ mile away); Hinmann House (approx. ¼ mile away); Plumeyer Bakery Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Louis Henne Co. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Settlers' Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Braunfels.
 
Also see . . .  Seele, Friedrich Hermann - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on February 20, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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