Details for The F. Cornelius House (Atlas Number 5321005330)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5321005330


Marker Number 5330
Atlas Number 5321005330
Marker Title The F. Cornelius House
Index Entry Cornelius, F., House
County Matagorda
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 774187
UTM Northing 3206285
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1971
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Midfield go north on SH 71 approximately 2 miles; 120 east on one lane paved road approximately 2 miles (turns to dirt road approximately .5 miles from house)
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Friedrich Caspar Cornelius (1850-1946) migrated from Germany to Texas in 1870, shortening name to F. Cornelius. From employers he learned ranching. By 1875 he owned cattle; bought land here in 1882; built house 1886-88 of lumber hauled from Indianola on an ox-drawn slide. Despite storms and floods, he held and added to his lands, giving portions to his children as they came of age. He was a charter member of the old trail drivers' association. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1971