Johann Braeutigam
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Johann August Braeutigam (1851 - 1916)

Johann August Braeutigam
Born in Grape Creek, Gillespie Co., Texasmap
Husband of — married 3 Oct 1874 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 64 in Kerrville, Kerr Co., Texasmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Apr 2014
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Johann August Braeutigam was born November 25, 1851 [1] at Drei Kricken (later Grape Creek) toJohann Braeutigam and Christine Louise Charlotte (Kensing) Braeutigam.

August was the first of the Braetigam children to grow up there. From 1860 to 1870, he was listed as a student at Grape Creek School (later Luckenback School). By the time he was 18 he had trained and become a seasoned blacksmith and wheelwright.[2] He was offered the opportunity to work as a blacksmith for a cattle drive going to Dodge, and took the opportunity for adventure. By Kansas, he had decided that the life of a drover was not for him, and he and another man set off for the west by way of the Dakotas and Montana.

August made it to the Sacramento area of California where he set up shop in Gridley Station. It was there that he met Nellie Christine Haddock. They married on Oct. 3, 1874 in Marysville, Yuba Co., and their first and only child Annie [later Annie (Braeutigam) Pampell] would be born at Gridley Station.

In 1877, the family moved to Comanche, Texas where August set up a large blacksmith shop. From Comanche, they moved to Laredo where August owned at grocery store. After 5 years they moved to Fredericksburg where August had inherited 44 acres from his father. He established another blacksmith shop there refered to as the "Tool Box".

In 1885, the family moved to Kerrville, where August opened a second blacksmith shop on Water Street.

August passed away Aug. 13, 1916[3] and was buried at Glen Rest Cemetery in Kerrville, Kerr Co., Texas..


  1. Texas Death Certificate, issued at Kerr Co.
  2. History of Johann Wolgang and Christine Kensing Braeutigam family about 1970.
  3. Texas Death Certificate

See also:

  • 1880 US Federal Census for Comanche Co., Texas - with wife and daughter.
  • 1900 US Federal Census for Kerr Co., Texas - with wife.
  • 1910 US Federal Census for Kerr Co., Texas - with wife.

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