Details for Lehne-Itz House (Atlas Number 5171010069)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010069


Marker Number 10069
Atlas Number 5171010069
Marker Title Lehne-Itz House
Index Entry Lehne-Itz House
Address 402 Whitney St.
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 511224
UTM Northing 3345360
Subject Codes farms; houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1993
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Henry Lehne (1858-1931) followed the form of traditional German farmhouses in building this limestone structure in 1882. He farmed and ranched an adjoining 30 acres. As a teamster he hauled produce to San Antonio and returned with products such as beer and flour for local merchants. He outlived two wives (Anna Barth and Marie Spaeth) and remained here to rear his nine children. His daughter Sophie and her husband Ernest Itz built a frame addition on the rear of the house in 1933. The house, which remained in the Lehne family for 109 years, was sold by Sophie's heirs in 1991. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1993