||Captain Charles Schreiner
||Schreiner, Captain Charles
||216 Earl Garrett St
||Civil War; rangers; Business topics, general; military topics
||Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
||216 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville
||18" x 28"
||(1838 - 1927)
Enterprising businessman. Born in France. Moved (1852) to U.S. with parents. Served with distinction in Texas Rangers, 1854-1857. Fought with Confederacy in Civil War.
In 1869 began general store in Kerrville. Activities expanded to include banking, ranching, and marketing wool and mohair. He also started one of first wool and mohair warehouses in Texas. By 1900 he owned 600,000 acres of land, and by 1945 his country store was one of most progressive in the southwest.
Among his many philanthropic activities was the founding of Schreiner Institute (College). (1970)