Fritz Zedler

Died aged 92

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Texas Historical Marker #09785

The Fritz Zedler Home. Born in Germany, Fritz Zedler (1840-1932) came to Texas in 1852. He moved to Luling in 1884 and began operation of Zedler's Mill, soon a thriving business. This house, built in 1900 from Zedler's own plans, testifies to his pride and prosperity. The original structure had ten rooms and four porches. In 1964 Zedler's daughter, Frances, sold the house. It was used as rental property until Corinne and Wesley Parker purchased (1970) and restored it (1972). Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974 #9785

?, Luling, TX, United States where they lived

Texas Historical Marker #17124

Zedler's Mill (REPLACEMENT). John and James Meriwether and Leonidas Hardeman in 1874 built a gristmill and a sawmill at this site, with a stone dam across the San Marcos River. Bob Innes, John Orchard, J. K. Walker, and Fritz Zedler, as Luling Water Power Co., bought the mills in 1884, adding a cotton gin. A milling veteran, Zedler in 1888 bought all stock and made his eldest son his business partner. The gin soon burned and was rebuilt. Additional units were added over time. Sons Herman and Charles Zedler joined the firm in 1890. In 1888 the Zedlers began furnishing water and in 1894 electric power to the city. In time various mill units closed; operations ceased about 1960. #17124

?, Luling, TX, United States where they bought (1884)