Homesite of John O. Meusebach, 1812-1897
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 30° 35.039 W 099° 00.904
14R E 498556 N 3383498
Quick Description: Located on US 87 at Keyserville Rd near Loyal Valley in Mason County.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2015 6:58:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMNMTH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Marker Number: 11288

Marker Text:
(1/4 Mi. SE, in Loyal Valley) By 1848, German colonization reached area under direction of John O. Meusebach, who succeeded Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels as colony leader and who signed treaty with Comanches allowing peaceful settlement of the land between the Llano and San Saba Rivers. He later retired here to a 640-acre farm where he died. His colonists have influenced Texas through their ingenuity, thrift and enterprise. They came seeking political and personal freedom and remained to create a unique culture through their blending of German custom with American necessity. (1969)


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