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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.
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.
 
Location. 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). Touch for map. Marker is located in Mounds State Park south of
Bronnenberg House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 10, 2012
2. Bronnenberg House
Marker is located to the right of the front entrance to the house
the visitor center parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4306 Mounds Rd, Anderson IN 46017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bronnenberg Family (a few steps from this marker); The Great Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Anderson Street Railway (approx. 3.1 miles away); Madison County Veterans' Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Public Square (approx. 3.3 miles away); Madison County Historic Home (approx. 3.3 miles away); The First Methodist Church in Anderson Was Built Here (approx. 3.4 miles away); Historic West Eighth Street (approx. 3.5 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.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Bronnenberg House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 10, 2012
3. Bronnenberg House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 48 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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