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CRABAPPLE, TX

CRABAPPLE, TEXAS. Crabapple is on Crabapple Creek about 10½ miles north of Fredericksburg in northern Gillespie County. The area was originally settled sometime in the mid-1800s by Friedrich Wellgehausen, Jacob Land, Adam Pehl, Mathias Schmidt, Nicolas Rusche, James Riley, Heinrich Keese, and Jacob and Adam Fries. Most of these early settlers were of German origin. A school had been established in Crabapple by 1867, and during the 1880s a Lutheran congregation was founded. In 1897 St. John's Lutheran Church was built there. The Crabapple post office operated from 1894 to 1910. Maps dating from the 1960s showed a school, a church, and several cemeteries at Crabapple. No population was reported for the community in 2000.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Don Hampton Biggers, German Pioneers in Texas (Fredericksburg, Texas: Fredericksburg Publishing, 1925). Ella Amanda Gold, The History of Education in Gillespie County (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1945).

Martin Donell Kohout

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Martin Donell Kohout, "CRABAPPLE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvcae), accessed February 09, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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