Altwein Family Historical Marker
Altwein Family Marker

Altwein Family Marker
On FM725 between New Braunfels and Seguin.

Altwein Family
Johann   Gotthulf   Altwein   (1801-1853),   A   Grain  Mill  Builder
And  Operator,  And  His  Wife  Wilhelmine  (Quandt)  (1802-1880)
Brought Their Family To Texas From Prussia in 1851  And  Settled
On A Farm On The West Bank Of The Guadalupe River Near This
site.     They   Donated   Land    For   The    First    Schumannsville
Community  School.    Named  Altwein  School In  Their  Honor,  It
Was    Moved   Closer  To   The   Town   In   1879   And   Renamed
Union Wein School.                                                                          
   Located About One-Half Mile East  Of  This  Site  Is  The  Alwein
Family   Cemetery,   Established   In  1853  Upon  Johann  Gotthulf
Altwein's  Death.  Three  Months  After  Purchasing  The Farm, He
Was   Working   To   Clear   The   Land   And   Suffered   A   Fatal
Heatstroke.   Only One Grave In The Cemetery  Is Marked with  A
Headstone-That    Of    Two-Year-Old    Grandson,    Herrman    R.
Altwein (1880-1882).   Family  History  Records  At  Least  Fourteen
Burials  At   The  Site,  Some  Marked  With  Simple  Native  Rocks.

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