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John T. Lehman Cabin

John T. Lehman CabinThis cabin was built (Circa 1858) by German immigrants, John T. Lehman (18321892) and his Father Daniel on a site at the intersection of Highway 20 and FM535 about 16 miles South of Bastrop, Texas.

Daniel Lehman and his family arrived in Texas at the Port of Indianola on November 9, 1846 and settled in Bastrop County. They were among the first to arrive in this area and settle along Walnut Creek. Their first home was just North of Rockne. Daniel bought land in 1857 and subsequently he and his son John T. built this log cabin as their permanent home.

John and his wife Maria Anna Eichorn and second wife, Rosina Brasch, raised seven children in the cabin: Julius, John, Charles, Phillip, Martin, Ida Jane Morse (adopted), and Mary.

In 1891, John and his family donated the land for Sacred Heart Church and the Cemetery in Rockne, Texas. He was the first person buried in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

The cabin served as a residence until around 1945 and later it became a hay barn. In 1984, it was moved to Bastrop, Texas restored on Wilson Street, later disassembled and the logs were sold to Lee and Rodney Lehman.

The logs came into the possession of George and Cindy Goertz who donated them and the land needed to erect the cabin to the Rockne Historical Association (RHA). With the help of a Grant from Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Coop, RHA under the supervision of project manager Daniel S. Lehman restored the cabin.


Lehman Cabin Restoration

  1. Lehman Cabin Restoration, The Begining
  2. Grant Presentation to Rockne Historical Association
  3. News Flash on Construction of Lehman Log Cabin!!!
  4. Holes Being Dug
  5. January 26, 2005  •  February 20, 2005
  6. February 26, 2005
  7. March 10, 2005
  8. March 18, 2005
  9. Flooring
  10. May 5, 2005
  11. May 23, 2005
  12. May 29, 2005 - The Lehman cabin is nearing completion and we recognize some of the artisans who accomplished this feat. As Timmy Tucker of Tucker Homes, stated, "We don't normally build log homes and this was a challenge that we all enjoyed." Timmy employs local labor and all have an interest in the Rockne Community.
  13. Project Complete - Bring Artifacts
  14. Dedication Planning Committee
  15. The John T. Lehman Log Cabin Dedication