HISTORY: A letter written in 1971 from Bruno Ranzau, who grew
up on this property: He says, "My father and mother moved onto a tract of land
known as the Christian Trout Survey. There they lived in a log house to which
they erected an addition of native stone. This addition was in 1897. In 1906
there was a fire which destroyed the log section entirely. It also burned the
contents of the stone structure and severely damaged the stone walls of the
addition, however, most of it was saved and reinforced and rebuilt. In 1907,
they added an addition to the stone part. Except for some remodeling which I
[Bruno Ranzau] did in 1937, it is still very much the same as it was before I
took over. It has a placard bearing the date 1897 and my father's initials up on
the west wall.
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Source: Boerne Public Library files, February, 2000.
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