Details for Rausch Ranch Home (Atlas Number 5171010098)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010098


Marker Number 10098
Atlas Number 5171010098
Marker Title Rausch Ranch Home
Index Entry Rausch Ranch Home
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location go south on US 87 approx. 5.5 miles to Meusebach Rd.; then east 1.5 mi. to gate; then 400 ft. to "Y" at creek; then .3 mi. east to gate; then .4 mi. south to site
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text In 1856 Nicolaus Gerhard (1810-1894), a German immigrant, bought this land, where he lived with his son Michael in a log cabin. In 1866 Nicolaus had local German stonemasons build this house, using rocks found in a nearby pasture. Michael Gerhard sold the home in 1904 to skilled stonemason Robert Rausch and his wife Bertha. The house served as headquarters for the Rausch family ranch until 1976, when the property was sold. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983 Incise on base: Purchased and restored by Ronald and Karen Herrmann