Hermann Seele

Hermann Seele (HM2EGC)

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N 29° 41.864', W 98° 7.455'

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(April 14, 1823 - March 18, 1902)

A native of Hildesheim, Hanover, Germany, Hermann Seele came to Texas in 1843. He became the fist school teacher in New Braunfels on Aug. 11, 1845, when he held class for 15 pupils beneath elm trees at the foot of this hill. Selle helped organize first Protestant church, the newspaper "Zeitung", and several social and cultural clubs. He was first District Clerk for Comal County, 1846-54, State Legislator, 1863-65, Justice of the Peace, Mayor, City Alderman, and Postmaster. A farmer, lawyer, and supporter of public education, Seele left written accounts of pioneer life in New Braunfels.
Year Placed1976
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 584720 N 3285613
Decimal Degrees29.69773333, -98.12425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 41.864', W 98° 7.455'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 41' 51.84" N, 98° 7' 27.3" W
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