The F. Cornelius House

Texas Historic Landmark - The F. Cornelius House

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1971

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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.

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