Twenty-six-year-old German immigrant August Liebelt first arrived in New Orleans in 1860. After serving during the Civil War, he migrated to Texas, settled on 80 acres and bult a cabin in 1869, and received a land grant in 1873. After leaving Travis County in 1881, he eventually lived his final years in Sherman, Texas, and died there in July 1911. His 15-foot by 17-foot, one-room, single-story loft cabin is now being relocated, thanks in part to a grant from Sears.
On November 20, contractors carefully relocated the 19th century Liebelt cabin from its original location tucked away behind oak trees far from the highway on south RR 620 to its new permanent location adjacent to Lakeway City Hall at 1102 Lohman’s Crossing.
Lakeway Archivist Mike Boston applied for, and received, a $2,500 grant from Sears. Subsequent coordination, research and community cooperation resulted in an additional grant of $20,277 from the Lakeway Civic Corporation to complement $6,423 set aside by the City of Lakeway for such projects.
Further donations are needed. You can read more in an article by Tiffany Young in the Community Impact Newspaper web site at http://goo.gl/F1wGr.
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