Details for Johann Joseph Knopp House (Atlas Number 5171010066)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010066


Marker Number 10066
Atlas Number 5171010066
Marker Title Johann Joseph Knopp House
Index Entry Knopp, Johann Joseph, House
Address 309 W. Schubert
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 512270
UTM Northing 3350225
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; pioneers; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1971
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built of native stone in 1871, soon after Knopp and his wife Katherina (Stein) came to America. From Germany they traveled six weeks by clipper ship to Indianola and by oxcart to Fredericksburg. They bought this homesite for $70 in gold. Knopp was a stonemason; family farm, a mile from this home, was worked by the wife and children. (Of the 15 children born to the Knopps, nine reached adulthood.) House, restored in 1939, was extensively remodeled in 1968. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1971