Details for The Christian Kraus Homestead (Atlas Number 5171010060)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010060


Marker Number 10060
Atlas Number 5171010060
Marker Title The Christian Kraus Homestead
Index Entry Kraus, Christian, Homestead
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1984
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text This house was begun in 1859 by Christian Kraus when he and his wife, Anna Maria, settle din the Klein Frankreich (Little France) community. Kraus farmed and taught school here. The Krauses reared their 7 children and the 7 children of Peter Burg, who was killed by the Haengebrande during the Civil War. Kraus, who was instrumental in building St. Mary's Catholic Church (Fredericksburg), added a wing and second story to his stone vernacular home in 1879. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984