Details for Homesite of Johann and Gertruda Walzem

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5091012863


Marker Number 12863
Atlas Number 5091012863
Marker Title Homesite of Johann and Gertruda Walzem
Index Entry Walzem, Johann and Gertruda, Homesite of
Address 690 Mission Valley Rd
City New Braunfels
County Comal
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 577409
UTM Northing 3288885
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration; women
Marker Year 2002
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 690 Mission Valley Road (about 4 mi. N of New Braunfels via SH 46)
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Homesite of Johann and Gertruda Walzem Johann Joseph and Anna Gertruda Walzem came to Texas from Prussia c. 1851. In 1859, the State of Texas officially granted them the land they had settled (160 acres), including this homesite. Johann was a stonemason. He and his sons built the home and barn, as well as nearby St. John Chapel. They also dug four cisterns on the property. Starting in 1871, the land passed to the Walzem's children: Johann, Gertrude, Andreas, Heinrich and Peter. The home, built in stages of stone from the site, served as a school for the local children in the 1860s. The barn also may have been used as a home. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002



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