Ludwig Schneider and Heinrich Vasterling came from Germany and settled on the north side of the Llano River in 1847. Here Ludwig built the first known log home in Llano county.
In 1872 the first U.S. Post Office was opened on the north side of . . . — — Map (db m164343) HM
In God we trust In honor of the gallant men and women of the Castell Community who served their country in the military forces of Texas and the United States of America during wartime and at peace. Indian Wars Mexican - American War . . . — — Map (db m164342) WM
Early settlers in this area were German immigrants who arrived about 1850. Their first worship services were held about twenty feet north of this site, under a large oak tree on the property of August H. Leifeste, Sr. (1812-1884). During the early . . . — — Map (db m155726) HM
In 1867 on Fisher Miller land grant, 3 settlements were begun by German emigration company under Commissioner General John O. Meusebach.
CASTELL: Settled by Fredericksburg pioneers of the German Emigration Company, was first and only permanent . . . — — Map (db m155725) HM
Texas Ranger Markers dedicated in the Castell Community
Christian Schneider Sr
Adam Schmidt . . . — — Map (db m164346) WM
The oldest documented grave in this burial ground, that of two-year-old Feodor Leifeste, dates from 1871. Two years later, Carl Lehmberg deeded land to the Methodist Episcopal Church, south setting aside this part of the property for a . . . — — Map (db m155721) HM