Details for Wahrmund-Priess House (Atlas Number 5171012488)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171012488


Marker Number 12488
Atlas Number 5171012488
Marker Title Wahrmund-Priess House
Index Entry Wahrmund-Priess House
Address 575 Buckeye Rd.
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 2001
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & plate
Marker Text The larger of the two houses on this property is original to the site and dates to the period of settlement by German immigrants in this part of Texas. Johann Christian Wahrmund brought his family to Texas in 1846 and by 1851 they were living on this tract of land along Bear Creek. The original portion of the stone house was built between 1852 and 1866. Prussian immigrant Johann Priess bought the house from the Wahrmunds in 1866, and his family enlarged it during the 1870s and 1880s. The house remained under Priess ownership until 1931. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001