Details for Konrad Joh Log Cabin (Atlas Number 5149002763)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5149002763


Marker Number 2763
Atlas Number 5149002763
Marker Title Konrad Joh Log Cabin
Index Entry Joh, Konrad, Log Cabin
City Round Top
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 719590
UTM Northing 3326314
Subject Codes cabins, log houses; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Round Top, take Hwy. 237 South 1 mile then go West on Hartfield Road 1 mile - house is on west side of street.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text According to tradition, this cabin was erected about 1848 near the main Galveston to Bastrop Rd. The hand-hewn live oak logs were chinked with a mixture of mud, straw, and sand. Konrad (1830-1912) and Elisa (Zwernemann) Joh (1839-1901), who migrated to Texas from Germany, occupied the structure for many years. In 1875 they used oxen to move the cabin about 300 feet uphill from its original location. Later members of the Paetzold family lived here. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1987