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Taken 29-Aug-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Kendall County Historical Marker, Beseler Family
Photo Info

Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.51 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-Aug-08 16:20
Date modified29-Aug-08 16:20
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/400 at f/10
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Beseler Family

Beseler Family

Kendall County, Texas
29 54.563' N 98 47.196' W

Text: Carl Joseph and Augusta Beseler and their two sons immigrated from Germany to Texas in 1848. They settled in Kendall County on a land grant in the 1850s. The community of Welfare was established on the Beseler land grant. The Beselers' son Ernst died in the Battle of Nueces. His brother Carl Philipp was instrumental in building Welfare into a railroad shipping point in the 1880s. Carl Philipp served as justice of the peace, postmaster, county commissioner, and tax assessor. The general store is among the few physical remnants of the community of Welfare.