Johann Jacob Groos

Johann Jacob Groos (HMH73)

Location: Austin, TX 78702 Travis County
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N 30° 16.484', W 97° 43.655'

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Texas Land Commissioner

— March 6, 1822 - June 15, 1878 —

A professional surveyor before and after coming to Texas in 1845 from his native Germany, J.J. Groos helped open New Braunfels area to settlement. He served 1849-65 as a Comal County official, and was in Confederate militia during Civil War (1861-65). In 1874, Groos was elected Commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas and served four years, until his death.

Married to Katharine Blieder, he was father of seven children.
HM NumberHMH73
Marker Number14753
Year Placed1974
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 622387 N 3349913
Decimal Degrees30.27473333, -97.72758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.484', W 97° 43.655'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 29.04" N, 97° 43' 39.30" W
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Area Code(s)512, 361
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1150-1270 E 14th St, Austin TX 78702, US
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