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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Llano County Historical Marker, Homesite of Emil Kriewitz
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Dimensions2896 x 1944
Original file size1.33 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken8-Aug-08 14:10
Date modified8-Aug-08 14:10
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D60
Focal length55 mm
Focal length (35mm)82 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/250 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
Homesite of Emil Kriewitz

Homesite of Emil Kriewitz

Castell
Llano County, Texas
30 45.576' N 98 56.771' W

Text: Arriving on the Texas coast from Potsdam, Germany, at the onset of the Mexican war in 1846, Emil Kriewitz began his Texas exploits by serving in the U.S. Army. He later was engaged by the Adelsverein to assist German settlement along the Llano River, an area then occupied by the Comanche Indians. At great personal risk, Emil lived with the Indians as a gesture of good will. In 1857 he married Amalia Markwort. They built their home and a small Sunday house on this site about 1867. He served as justice of the peace and postmaster before his death in 1902.