Listing of interesting places to the family.
Hoelscher Haus – located in La Grange, TX on the grounds of the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, Inc. It houses the Polka Lovers Club of Texas Museum. In 2005 Esther and Henry Hoelscher donated the home to the museum. The home was built by Anton Hoelscher Jr.
Anton Hoelscher Sr Historical Marker – Directions to Gravesite: From Ellinger on FM 2503 about 6 miles turn left on Wechecta Road, travel about 2 miles and Historical Marker will be on the right. Actual Grave Stone is on private property up the hill. This Historical Marker has been taken.
GRAVE SITE OF ANTON HOELSCHER, SR. ANTON HOELSCHER SR. AND WIFE, KATARINA, ACCOMPANIED BY SONS, ANTON, JR., JOSEPH, WILHELM, BERNHARD, ET AL, IMMIGRATED TO TEXAS FROM OLFEN, GERMANY, IN 1846. UNABLE TO REACH THEIR LAND GRANT IN MCCOLLOUGH, COUNTY BECAUSE OF ITS OCCUPANCY BY THE FIERCE COMMANCHE INDIANS, THEY LANDED HERE IN EHLINGER.
Elizabeth & Theodore Buxkemper Historical Marker – located at their homestead. The homestead is owned outside of the family.
Family sites in Germany – Olfen, German - much of the city was bombed in WWII, so much of the city as it was when the Hoelscher lived there is gone. The Buxkemper home is still on the farm with some old barns. The farm and home of Elizabeth Bruse, wife of Anton Hoelsher Jr, is still a very active dairy farm owned by descendants of Elizabeth Bruse’s brother.