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Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig Von Herff - Marker in/near Boerne


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Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)

Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig Von Herff


Marker #1268 - 1982 Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig Von Herff, Nov. 29, 1820-May 18, 1912), the son of a prominent German family and a veteran of the Prussian army, physician Ferdinand Ludwig von Herff first came to Texas in 1847. By the 1860s he had set up practice in San Antonio, where he was an active civic leader. His medical innovations made him a prominent physician in the southwest. Dr. Herff and his wife, Mathilde, 1823-1910, owned a ranch at this site and, through their interest in the area, led in the development of Boerne. Local residents honored their many contributions with a monument here on Malakopf Mountain, a site favored by the Herffs. "After seventy years of weather exposure and vandalism, the original rock obelisk had deteriorated to the extent that doctors John B. and Ferdinand Peter Herff, grandsons of Ferdinand Ludwig Von Herff, had it completely rebuilt with limestone blocks in 1952."- [quoted from Garland Perry, "Our Heritage" series] Texas Historical Commission honored Dr. Herff by designating this monument with a Texas Historical Marker in 1982. (on Malakopf Mountain, 1.5 mile NE of Boerne Via FM 474 and Kennon Ranch Road)The monument is on a hill overlooking Boerne across Hwy 474 from Spring Creek Road exit. The trees are too high to see the monument from FM 474 but If one turns right on Spring Creek Road, and then turns around at the first house, and then stops about 50 yards or so down road, now facing FM 474, you can see where it is with the naked eye. Binoculars are helpful. See picture below on the right.


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Tunnel of the Fredericksburg & Northern Railway
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Ferdinand Hohenberger Farmstead
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Waring Schoolhouse
Welfare School / Beseler Family
Nicolaus Zink
The Engel Store - Bergheim General Store
Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig Von Herff
Beseler House
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Boerne CemeteryYe Kendall Inn / Staffel Family and the Staffel Store / Potter, Chaplain A.J. / Lex Sanitarium / Kendall County / Julius A. and Anna Phillip House / Joseph Dienger Building / Fabra Smokehouse / Boerne Chapter No. 200, Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S.)Kuhlmann-King House / Weyrich Building / Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897 / Kendall County Courthouse / Homesite of Albert Paul Kutzer / Henry J. Graham Building / Early Boerne Schoolhouses / 1860 Temporary Headquarters of Gen. Robert E. Lee
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Peter Joseph Ingenhuett Homestead - Marker in/near Comfort


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George Wilkins Kendall
Boerne Cemetery
Julius A. and Anna Phillip House
Beseler House
Saint Helena Episcopal Church
Kuhlmann-King HouseHenry J. Graham BuildingBoerne Chapter No. 200, Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S.)Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897
Lex SanitariumTheis HouseEarly Boerne Schoolhouses
Joseph Dienger BuildingKendall County Courthouse / Kendall CountyVogt-Clegg Log House
Ye Kendall InnGerman Music in Boerne
Fabra Smokehouse
Homesite of Albert Paul Kutzer
Staffel Family and the Staffel Store
Stotts Home (Robert E. Lee House) / 1860 Temporary Headquarters of Gen. Robert E. Lee
Weyrich Building
Saint Peter
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Treue Der Union (Loyalty to the Union) - Marker in/near Comfort


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Post Oak Spring Ranch - Marker in/near Post Oak


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Hygieostatic Bat Roost
Treue Der Union (Loyalty to the Union) / Comfort Community Church
1907 Comfort State Bank BuildingComfort Community Theatre / Arno Schwethelm Building
Freidenker (Nineteenth Century Freethinkers)Otto Brinkmann House / Ludwig Hein Home / Karger Building / Ingenhuett-Karger Saloon
Faltin Homestead / August Faltin BuildingThe Gass Schmiede / Paul Ingenhuett Home / Hermann and Antoine Ingenhuett HomesteadPeter Joseph Ingenhuett HomesteadIngenhuett-Faust Hotel / Comfort Post Office
Hanisch HouseMeyer Hotel Complex

Ingenhuett-Faust Hotel - Marker in/near Comfort


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Ludwig Hein Home - Marker in/near Comfort


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Fabra Smokehouse - Marker in/near Boerne


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Saint Peter's Catholic Church - Marker in/near Boerne


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Weyrich Building - Marker in/near Boerne


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Lex Sanitarium - Marker in/near Boerne


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Tunnel of the Fredericksburg & Northern Railway - Marker in/near Comfort



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Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897 - Marker in/near Boerne



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Arno Schwethelm Building - Marker in/near Comfort


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Homesite of Albert Paul Kutzer - Marker in/near Boerne


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The Honorable Samuel Boyd Patton - Marker in/near Kendalia


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1907 Comfort State Bank Building - Marker in/near Comfort


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Brownsboro Cemetery - Marker in/near Comfort


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Joseph Dienger Building - Marker in/near Boerne



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Theis House - Marker in/near Boerne


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Kendall County Courthouse - Marker in/near Boerne


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Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)