Details for Witte-Williams House (Atlas Number 5477008407)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5477008407


Marker Number 8407
Atlas Number 5477008407
Marker Title Witte-Williams House
Index Entry Witte-Williams House
City Greenvine
County Washington
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 730286
UTM Northing 3332052
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; cabins, log houses
Marker Year 1974
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Greenvine, take CR 2 (Wickel Rd.) 2.3 mi. to Mayer Cem. Rd., go S about 1.6 mi. to Jaeger Rd., go W about 2/10 mi. to house on N side of road (128 Jaeger Rd.).
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Victor Witte (1820-1900), who came from Hanover, Germany, to Latium in 1848 built a 3-room frame house here for son Armin in 1872; later added log cabin from Mill Creek Crossing of nearby Houston-Austin Wagon Road, as a hay barn. Witte's granddaughter, Emma Williams, and family moved here in 1906, built 2-room ell and porch in 1914. Her descendants sold place in 1969 to Mr. and Mrs. Robin Elverson, whose restoration included annexing the log cabin hay barn as living room.