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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Monaville, Texas
Location of Monaville, Texas
► Waller County (49) ► Austin County (75) ► Fort Bend County (65) ► Grimes County (47) ► Harris County (413) ► Montgomery County (34) ► Washington County (125)
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| Swiss immigrant John Frey (1857-1925) and his German-born wife Mary (1862-1933) moved to Waller County in late 1889. They built a small two-room house, a barn, and smokehouse, and began a family farm. The couple eventually had fifteen . . . — — Map (db m157645) HM|
| John Frey, born Johannes Frei in 1857 in Switzerland, came to America in 1877. He settled in Austin County, Texas, where he married German immigrant Mary Baethe in 1879. They eventually were the parents of fifteen children. They moved to . . . — — Map (db m157644) HM|
| A small white frame schoolhouse, erected here in the 1890s, served families in this rural area until 1929. Initially called Boyd School for D. R. Boyd, on whose land it was built, it later became known as Highland Home School. Children in . . . — — Map (db m157642) HM|
| Monaville, Aurora, and Bracy Island schools opened in this area during the last quarter of the 19th century when many rural schools were established throughout Waller County. Bracy Island School, established nearby sometime prior to 1890, and . . . — — Map (db m157659) HM|
| Born in the slave quarters of Sunnyside Plantation (3.2 mi.SE), Cuney displayed such intelligence as a boy that in 1859 he was sent to Wiley Street School for Negroes in Pittsburgh, PA. On returning to Texas after the Civil War, he studied . . . — — Map (db m157641) HM|