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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Klein
Klein, Texas and Vicinity
▶ Harris County (309) ▶ Brazoria County (71) ▶ Chambers County (24) ▶ Fort Bend County (60) ▶ Galveston County (301) ▶ Liberty County (29) ▶ Montgomery County (30) ▶ Waller County (40)
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|Maria Katherina (Catherine) Hofius immigrated to Texas in 1852 from her native Prussia at the age of 21. She settled in this part of Harris County, populated by numerous German families, and married Peter Wunderlich soon after her arrival. Widowed . . . — — Map (db m136068) HM|
|In the 1870s, former slaves from Alabama and Mississippi settled on Cypress Creek, near a store owned by German immigrants Paulin and Agnes Kohrmann. The Kohrville Community, centered on farming, ranching and lumber industries, offered schools for . . . — — Map (db m136067) HM|
|Peter and Sophie Krimmel Wunderlich built this original home in 1891. Peter was the son of Johann Peter Wunderlich, the first German Wunderlich to settle in Texas. This house is made of pine lumber without knots and came from the Jacob Strack . . . — — Map (db m136075) HM|
|A farming community developed in this area after a group of German immigrants settled on the banks of Cypress Creek in 1845. The settlement was later named for Adam Klein, who left Germany in 1849 and joined the California Gold Rush before moving . . . — — Map (db m136070) HM|
|Among the first German settlers in northwest Harris County was Johann Heinrich Theis (b. 1800), who arrived in 1846 with his wife Katherina (Benner) (b. 1804) and their four children. The following year, Johann acquired 200 acres of land in the . . . — — Map (db m136072) HM|
|A number of German immigrants settled in this area in the 1840s. The community first called Big Cypress was later renamed in honor of pioneer settler Adam Klein. Trinity Lutheran Cemetery serves as a reflection of the German heritage of this part of . . . — — Map (db m136071) HM|
|J. Peter Wunderlich (1828-1864) migrated from Germany to Texas in 1852. He married Maria Hofius and in 1854 bought 120 acres of farmland in Klein in north Harris County. Peter was killed in 1864 at a gunpowder mill he helped operate during the Civil . . . — — Map (db m136066) HM|