Details for M. Kangerga & Bro. (Atlas Number 5401011007)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5401011007


Marker Number 11007
Atlas Number 5401011007
Marker Title M. Kangerga & Bro.
Index Entry Kangerga, Michael
Address 102.5 E. Main
City Henderson
County Rusk
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 330225
UTM Northing 3558901
Subject Codes business topics, general
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Mile (Michael) Kangerga, a Serbian from Croatia (now part of Yugoslavia), immigrated to Texas in 1887 at age 13. He joined his uncle, George Grozdanic, in the mercantile business in Henderson. Kangerga's brother, Rade (age 14) came to Texas in 1890 and joined the business in 1895. Known as M. Kangerga & Bro., the company eventually diversified into other businesses, including cotton brokerage, real estate, and oil leasing. A landmark business in downtown Henderson for over a century, M. Kangerga & Bro. has played an important role in the area's economic development.