Details for H. C. Keese Home (Atlas Number 5171010058)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010058


Marker Number 10058
Atlas Number 5171010058
Marker Title H. C. Keese Home
Index Entry Keese, H. C., Home
Address Welgehausen Road
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Crabapple take RR 965 N approx. .75 mi. to Welgehausen Rd.; then west on Welgehausen Rd. 3.4 miles to site on right
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text German native Henry C. Keese (b. 1834) built this farmhouse soon after he purchased the land in the 1870s. Constructed of wood and hand-hewn native rock, it included a large downstairs living area, a kitchen, and second floor bedrooms. Keese and his wife Caroline survived the hardships of frontier life, including attacks by hostile Indians, and members of their family owned the homesite for almost a century. Traces of the early farm are still evident. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981