Marker Details

Braun, Caspar

2525 Washington Avenue

Houston , 77007

Note "...arrived in Huston in 1850." typo in THC Atlas, correct on marker; THC listing as Grave Marker, it is a Medallion & Plate mounted on a pole behind headstone; NOTE: Two different spellings "Caspar" on plaque and "Casper" on headstone
Directions: Glenwood Cemetery, turn left at first "Y" on entrance road, stay on eastbound lane, the marker is on right about 30 feet from road; Glenwood Cemetery, Section D-1, Lot 041

Key Time Period: 1846 - 1865 Statehood - Civil War

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: (March 16, 1822 - October 14, 1880)

A native of Germany, Caspar Braun was educated in Switzerland. A physician and teacher as well as a Lutheran clergyman, he was sent to Pennsylvania as a missionary in 1847. He arrived in Houston in 1850. The following year he organized the First German Evangelical Lutheran Church and was elected first president of the German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Texas. Braun and his wife Margaret (Bohmert) were the parents of eight children.

Recorded - 1989
Marker Type: Medallion & Plate
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 J

GPS Coordinates: 29 46.020, 95 23.156

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 10618