Matagorda County Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Midfield

The F. Cornelius Home
 

THE F. CORNELIUS HOUSE
 

FRIEDRICH CASPAR CORNELIUS (1850-1946) MIGRATED FROM GERMANY TO TEXAS IN 1870, SHORTENING NAME TO F. CORNELIUS. FROM EMPLOYERS HE LEARNED RANCHING. BY 1875 HE OWNED CATTLE; BOUGHT LAND HERE IN 1882; BUILT HOUSE 1886-88 OF LUMBER HAULED FROM INDIANOLA ON AN OX-DRAWN SLIDE. DESPITE STORMS AND FLOODS, HE HELD AND ADDED TO HIS LANDS, GIVING PORTIONS TO HIS CHILDREN AS THEY CAME OF AGE. HE WAS A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE OLD TRAIL DRIVERS’ ASSOCIATION.

RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK—1971
 

Marker inscription typed by Faye Cunningham.

 

 

BIOGRAPHY AND PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF
F. CORNELIUS, SR.



 


 

 

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Created
Sep. 5, 2011
Updated
Sep. 5, 2011
   

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