Peter Henry Oberwetter

Peter Henry Oberwetter (HMHE7)

Location: Austin, TX 78702 Travis County
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N 30° 16.535', W 97° 43.705'

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A native of Germany, Peter Henry Oberwetter migrated to Texas about 1849 and settled first in New Braunfels, then Comfort. He later moved to Austin, where he gained distinction as a botanist. He pioneered in crossbreeding the Amaryllis, imported rare bulbs, and wrote articles regarding his botanical research. He was also a landscape artist for the State of Texas.

Married to Catherine Marie (Mary) Schade (d. 1914), he had six children.
HM NumberHMHE7
Marker Number14600
Year Placed1977
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 622305 N 3350007
Decimal Degrees30.27558333, -97.72841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.535', W 97° 43.705'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 32.10" N, 97° 43' 42.30" W
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Area Code(s)512, 361
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1601-1799 Navasota St, Austin TX 78702, US
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