HOHENBERGER HOMESTEAD
1 1/2 mi. south of Grapetown
Library File #300.04
DESCRIPTION:The homestead is comprised of four rock buildings built between 1871 and 1882 with one addition. Rock was from property; Kiln in rear of property.

HISTORY: Ferdinand Hohenberger (ca.1813-1895), with his wife, Katherine Schultze and their family left Bremen, Germany in 1855. Arriving in Galveston on November 20 after a 73-day ocean voyage, they first settled in Luckenbach which was approximately 10 miles NE from their later property. The family relocated to the subject area when they purchased the 320 acres of Survey No. 187 from the heirs of John Hemphill. In 1882 Ferdinand Hohenberger deeded 160 acres to each of his sons, William and Theodor. The Homestead property was part of the land deeded to William Hohenberger. He and his family lived here until 1914. William operated a store and post office from one of the buildings on the homestead. He died in 1932 at the age of 82. The property remained in the Hohenberger family until 1915. Four undated gravestones on the farmstead mark the burials of family members. In addition to the graves of Ferdinand and Katherine (Schultze) Hohenberger are the interments of Mrs. Rechenthin and Mrs. Hagelman. They are believed to be sisters of Katherine Hohenberger. Texas Historical Marker received in 1986.

Source: Boerne Public Library files.

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