Details for Ellebracht-Moritz Homestead (Atlas Number 5171010034)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010034


Marker Number 10034
Atlas Number 5171010034
Marker Title Ellebracht-Moritz Homestead
Index Entry Ellebracht-Moritz Homestead
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1987
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location private property
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Frederick Ellebracht (1809-1882) and his family came to Texas from Germany in 1845. Joining other immigrants from their homeland in Central Texas, they built this home in the early 1850s. The house consisted of one large log room with a loft. The home remained in the Ellebracht family until 1891 when it was purchased by Joseph Moritz (1860-1942), a stonemason who built two rough limestone additions onto the house before 1907. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1987