Details for Duecker Family Homestead (Atlas Number 5171010031)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010031


Marker Number 10031
Atlas Number 5171010031
Marker Title Duecker Family Homestead
Index Entry Duecker Family Homestead
Address 3248 N. Grape Creek Road
City Willow City
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 535566
UTM Northing 3355424
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1993
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location N. Grape Creek Road, between Harry G. Schmidt and Clarence Jacoby roads
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text August Duecker, Sr. (1828-1894) came to Texas from his native Germany in 1852. He married Louise Feuge in 1854, and in 1878 they purchased a large farm in this area. Their son, August, Jr., and his wife Lina bought part of the homestead in 1886, and in 1888 built this house with native stone quarried from family land. Although enlarged over the years to accommodate the family, the two-story limestone house is a fine example of a rural German Texan homestead. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1993