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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B6B_eugene-thomas-heiner_Houston-TX.html
Born in New York City to German immigrants Nicholas and Margaretta Heiner, Eugene Thomas Heiner apprenticed himself to a Chicago architect when he was thirteen years old and later completed his training in Berlin, Germany. Heiner became a draftsma…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B6A_charlotte-marie-baldwin-allen_Houston-TX.html
Considered by many as the "Mother of Houston," Charlotte Marie Baldwin Allen was a leader in Houston during a time when women had few rights and fewer opportunities. She was born in Onondaga County, New York, and was the daughter of Elizabeth (War…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B62_gustav-august-forsgard_Houston-TX.html
Gustav (Gustaf, Gustave) August Samuelson (1832-1919) was one of 13 children born to Johannes Samuelson and Anna Petersdotter of Forserum, Sweden. At the age of 16, he emigrated from Sweden, arriving in Houston with a group of other Scandinavians …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B5Y_david-finney-stuart-m-d_Houston-TX.html
David Finney Stuart was born in Brooke County, Western Virginia, to William and Mary Cummins Stuart. Upon the death of his parents, Stuart moved to Texas to live with his sister Elizabeth, wife of the Rev. Dr. James Weston Miller. A brother-in-law…
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William Milton Tryon of New York City lost his father at the age of 9. At 17, young William was baptized. He and his mother moved to Georgia in 1832 where William was licensed to preach. He attended the Mercer Institute and was ordained as a minis…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B5H_washington-cemetery_Houston-TX.html
The Deutsche Gesellschaft von Houston, founded in 1875, established the German Society Cemetery in February 1887 by purchasing this property, then located outside the city limits, from the heirs of John Lawrence and Thomas Hart. Twelve-space famil…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B5G_first-united-methodist-church-of-humble_Humble-TX.html
Founded in 1886, Humble was an oil boom town in 1907 when the Rev. J. T. Browning of Houston began conducting Methodist worship services for residents of the area. The services were first held in a building that had housed a bottle factory. In 190…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B5F_colonel-b-f-terry_Houston-TX.html
(front) Native of Kentucky. Came to Texas, 1831. Member Secession Convention. Commanded reinforcements of State troops sent to Rio Grande for the capture of Federal Army property at Fort Brown. Went to Virginia hoping to be in first battle of war…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B5E_anson-jones_Houston-TX.html
Anson Jones was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He earned his M.D. degree in Philadelphia in 1827; by October 1833, Jones had moved to Texas, establishing a successful medical practice in Brazoria. In 1835, he helped organize Holland Lodg…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B5D_houston-cemetery-company_Houston-TX.html
The Houston Cemetery Company was one of several chartered and private associations promoted by Houston business leaders for the purpose of effecting civic, cultural and economic improvements following the Civil War. Houston Cemetery Company was ch…
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