Colorado County Historical Markers

The Reverend Jacob Scherer

Marker location: Walnut St., Columbus (@ St. Paul's Luthern Church)

Marker erected: 1973

Marker Text:
(February 7, 1785 - March 2, 1860) Born in North Carolina. Moved to Texas in 1851. As pastor here, is said to have founded the first English-speaking Lutheran Church in Texas; a founder (1857) of Colorado College, first public school in Columbus and one of the first in Texas; he and 3 sons made brick and built the college.


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