Details for August and Karoline Tolle House (Atlas Number 5091013268)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5091013268


Marker Number 13268
Atlas Number 5091013268
Marker Title August and Karoline Tolle House
Index Entry Tolle, August and Karoline, House
Address 388 Comal Ave
City New Braunfels
County Comal
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 585119
UTM Northing 3286020
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration; women
Marker Year 2004
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 388 Comal Ave
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text German native August Tolle (1829-1922) immigrated to New Braunfels with his parents and siblings in 1845 and established a drugstore with Dr. Theodore Koester, his brother-in-law, in 1858. In 1861, he wed Karoline Messer (d. 1929), also from Germany. The couple had five children, Edith, Amelia, Theodore, Clara and Alfred. In 1891, August bought this house and lot, which later transferred to Alfred and his wife, Emma Louise (Hampe). Their three children sold it in 1969, and subsequent owners restored it several years later. Today, the home represents vernacular Victorian design, with decorative fretwork, carved rafter tails and shuttered four-over-four windows. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004