Details for Ludwig Doebbler House (Atlas Number 5507016447)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016447

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Marker Number 16447
Atlas Number 5507016447
Marker Title Ludwig Doebbler House
Index Entry Doebbler, Ludwig, House
Address 542 Doebbler Rd.
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes German immigrants/immigration; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2010
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text LUDWIG DOEBBLER HOUSE GOTTFRIED LUDWIG “LOUIS” DOEBBLER (1814-1898) AND HIS BROTHER, WILHELM, IMMIGRATED TO TEXAS FROM PRUSSIA IN 1852, AND LUDWIG’S FAMILY FOLLOWED IN 1853. DOEBBLER AND HIS SON, RICHARD, COMPLETED THE FIRST PORTION OF THIS HOME, A SINGLE STORY LIMESTONE RESIDENCE MEASURING 12 BY 40 FEET, CIRCA 1857. FROM APPROXIMATELY 1865 TO 1874, DOEBBLER MADE ADDITIONS TO THE HOME, CREATING A 1 1/2-STORY ROUGH-CUT LIMESTONE L-PLAN HOUSE. THE HOUSE AND SURROUNDING 160 ACRES REMAINED IN THE DOEBBLER FAMILY AFTER LUDWIG’S DEATH, PASSING TO HIS SON, EMIL, AND THEN THROUGH THE FAMILY UNTIL 2004, WHEN THE HOME AND FIVE ACRES WERE SOLD. OTHER HISTORIC STRUCTURES ON THE HOMESTEAD INCLUDE A SMOKEHOUSE, BARN, AND CHICKEN HOUSE. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2010