Details for Pape Log Cabin

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010092


Marker Number 10092
Atlas Number 5171010092
Marker Title Pape Log Cabin
Index Entry Pape, Friedrich, Cabin
Address 213 W. Creek
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 511992
UTM Northing 3349555
Subject Codes cabins, log houses; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1974
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text One of the oldest structures in Fredericksburg, built by communal effort for the family of Friedrich Pape (1813-94). Pape, his wife Katherine, and a daughter arrived in galveston in Nov. 1845 from Germany. three Pape children died on the trip. The family was among the first forty to settle in fredericksburg, and soon after arriving in May 1846, this cabin was erected to shelter the ailing Mrs. Pape. the post oak logs were cut nearby, and the first roof was probably thatched grass. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974

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