Dutch House, Fredericksburg, Texas, Residence of the Parson, January 1849, from Sketchbook

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Artist: Seth Eastman, American, 1808-1875
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Gift of the Pearl Brewing Company
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People of different Christian faiths settled within the first years of Fredericksburg's founding. Methodists, Lutherans, orthodox Lutherans, and Catholics shared the Vereins Kirche until building their own houses of worship. Eastman, fascinated by the resourceful architecture, labels this drawing as the Residence of the Parson, the leader of one of these congregations.

Eastman's Residence of the Parson may be the home of Rev. Gottlieb Burchard Dangers, a pastor of the Evangelist Protestant Church who arrived in Fredericksburg the same year as Eastman. The pastor served the faith community and also served as the third teacher at the school held at the Vereins Kirche.


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