"Willkommen auf Pflugerville!" Pflugerville by ATXtraveler
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Pflugerville received its name from the Henry Pfluger Sr. family. He and his family immigrated from Germany to America in 1849, since they had received encouraging letters from relatives that had come to America for social and economic reasons, so they also came and colonized this area of Texas.
Pflugerville is situated about fifteen miles northeast of the Colorado River, north of Austin, Texas. The country at this time was a prairie, covered with sage grass about an average height of four feet. The buffaloes were numerous and would cause lots of excitement as they would get in the pens with the milk cows. Indians would be seen roaming the country.
The homes of these early pioneers in Texas were built of logs, clay and stone depending on the material available. Wooden pegs were used for nails. Most homes had fireplaces for heat, which were also used for cooking their food. They broke the land with a walking plow and oxen to plant corn, wheat, cotton, cane, fruit trees and gardens. Besides farming, they raised cattle, which they drove to market on the Chisholm Trail to Kansas City. If settlers did not have their cattle penned as the cattle drive came through going to market, their cattle would be taken along to the Kansas City Market.
The early pioneer women had to make their own cloth of either wool or cotton, which was grown on their farms. The material was cleaned, corded, and then spun into cloth before being dyed with walnuts, pecan or sumac, after which it was made into hand-sewn garments. They also knitted stockings, caps, sweaters, etc.
Means of transportation was slow as it was either by horseback, carriage or wagons drawn by teams of oxen, mules or horses., Much walking was done by the settlers to communicate with one another. Once a month some member of the family traveled to Austin with a wagon and ox team for supplies. These were the pioneering days and after the Civil War there was only confederate money and merchants would not accept it so the settlers traded chickens, cows, butter, lard, eggs, corn or any extra products they may have had, for other supplies.
**Credit to The History of Pflugerville (Written in 1976)
One of the original places of Worship in Pflugerville still thrives today, Immanuel Lutheran Church. Here is a picture of that church, erected prior to 1890.
To find more information and places to worship, please contact the PflugervillPfamily.com:
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