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Ernst Homestead

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San Antonio, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 25' 10.5996", -98° 29' 24.4968"
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    Built about 1890, this home was constructed on land bordering the Mission Concepcion Acequia (Canal). In 1896 the site was purchased by Prussian Native William Ernnst (1830-1904), a former mail carrier between Fredericksburg and San Antonio. Ernst acquired a reputation as a talented cook, and while in Mexico during the U.S. Civil War, he prepared a supper for Empoeror Maximilan. His Culinary skills earned him an appointment to the Emperor's staff as a chef. After Maximilian's Execution in 1867, Ernst returned to San Antonio, where he operated a restaurant on Alamo Plaza.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Ernst Homestead Historical Marker Location Map, San Antonio, Texas

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