Details for Welgenhausen Ranch (Atlas Number 5171010130)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010130


Marker Number 10130
Atlas Number 5171010130
Marker Title Welgenhausen Ranch
Index Entry Welgenhausen Ranch
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Fredericksburg take RR 965 N approx. 12.6 miles to site just north of Crabapple
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text German immigrants Friedrich Welgenhausen and his wife Juliane built a one-room log cabin here in the 1850s. After their son Conrad and his wife Margaretha (Walter) acquired the property in 1873, they enclosed the cabin within their two-story limestone house. Other early structures here include the barn, built originally as a rock and log house, and a two-story log cabin, which serves as a guest house. The Welgenhausen family owned the property until 1975. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983