|ID# 19953||ORIGINAL USE: Home||PRESENT USE: Commercial/Home||CURRENT OWNER: James &Georgia McDonald|
|OWNERS: Harz-Hensley-Clouse||LOCATION: Original Town Lot: #140-143||DATE: 1881 Style/Period: German Pioneer||HISTORICAL DESIGNATION: NO|
|BUILDER: Ferdinand Harz||CONSTRUCTED OF: Native Rock with frame; metal seam roof/ 6 x 6 windows||CONDITION: Good||DESCRIPTION:One story stone symmetrical with frame additions on west and north sides; original two door in rock portion is now one door. Small porch added; gabled roof, arched windows with keystone and curved lintel; interior chimney.|
HISTORY. Born October 22, 1824 in Saxony, Ferdinand Harz came to America in December 1852, landing at Galveston January 1, 1853, accompanied by a friend, Otto Frederich. He went from Galveston to Indianola, to New Braunfels and then one year in San Antonio where he worked at gardening. From 1854 to 1856 he served as wagon master from Port Lavaca to El Paso, making occasional trips into mining districts of Arizona. From 1861 to 1864 he served the Confederacy as a ranger on the Texas frontier under Col. Jones. He was married in 1861 to Mary Beyer of Bexar County, daughter of Anton Beyer. Mr. and Mrs. Harz raised their three children in this house. There children were: Clara (Mrs. Henry Clemens), Bertha (Mrs. Adolph Weyrick), and Adolph who married Ida Phillip.
Source: Boerne Public Library files.
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