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Adam Becker Homestead
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Deafdillos
N 29° 52.322 W 098° 26.413
14R E 554059 N 3304737
Quick Description: Early homestead in the Texas Hill Country
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2007 6:35:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM17D0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member clayj
Views: 34

Marker Number: 12772

Marker Text:
Adam Becker Homestead German native Adam Becker (1815-1901) journeyed to Texas in 1845 to join Prince Carl Solms-Braunfels in establishing a colony on behalf of The Adelsverein, also known as the German Emigration Company. Becker contributed to the building of Fredericksburg and assisted with other aspects of the colony. He married Elizabeth Monken and by 1852 had established his homestead on this site, where he raised cattle. The house he built for his family was constructed of locally quarried stone and hand-hewn cypress from the banks of the nearby Guadalupe River. Adam Becker became a United States citizen in 1860 and upon his death in 1901 was buried in the cemetery on his homestead. (2002)

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