“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Peter Henry Oberwetter

Peter Henry Oberwetter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
1. Peter Henry Oberwetter Marker
Inscription. A native of Germany, Peter Henry Oberwetter migrated to Texas about 1849 and settled first in New Braunfels, then Comfort. He later moved to Austin, where he gained distinction as a botanist. He pioneered in crossbreeding the Amaryllis, imported rare bulbs, and wrote articles regarding his botanical research. He was also a landscape artist for the State of Texas.

Married to Catherine Marie (Mary) Schade (d. 1914), he had six children.
Erected 1977 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14600.)
Location. 30° 16.535′ N, 97° 43.705′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Navasota St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oakwood Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Joseph Baker (here, next to this marker); Col. Lewis Miles Hobbs Washington (here, next to this marker); Major William Martin “Buck” Walton (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Fontaine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swante Palm (about 400 feet away); John Crittenden Duval (about 400 feet away); Johann Jacob Groos (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Categories. Notable Persons
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 28 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 3, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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