Details for Gruen-Doebbler Homestead (Atlas Number 5507016454)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016454

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Marker Number 16454
Atlas Number 5507016454
Marker Title Gruen-Doebbler Homestead
Index Entry Gruen-Doebbler Homestead
Address 1251 Doebbler Road
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 515472
UTM Northing 3334788
Subject Codes German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 2010
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text GRUEN-DOEBBLER HOUSE THE EARLIEST PART OF THIS TWO-STORY, SIDE-GABLED STRUCTURE WAS BUILT IN THE LATE 1800s BY EARLY AREA PIONEER LUDWIG DOEBBLER. HE CONSTRUCTED THE HOUSE OUT OF NATIVE RUBBLE LIMESTONE FOR HIS SON-IN-LAW, FRIEDRICH GRUEN, AND HIS DAUGHTER, MATHILDA, WHOSE 1937 MEMOIR IS AN IMPORTANT HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF A PIONEER WOMAN. MATHILDA’S BROTHER, ALFRED GUSTAV DOEBBLER, PURCHASED THE PROPERTY IN 1896. A RESPECTED STONEMASON, HE ADDED DRESSED STONE, TRIPLING THE SIZE OF THE HOUSE AND MOVING THE DOOR TO THE CENTER OF THE FOOTPRINT. ALFRED’S SON, WALTER, ENCLOSED A WOODEN ADDITION AND PORCH AROUND 1971. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2010