Henry Grobe and Mr. Berg

Gillespie County, Texas

    April 2, 1862, Mr. Berg, who lived seven miles east of Fredericksburg, started to town. He was alone, and while on his way, killed by seven Indians. From there, the savages went on toward the home of Henry Grobe who lived about twelve miles northeast of Fredericksberg on Willow Creek. About 8:00 o'clock in the morning, Mr. Grobe, unarmed, started to fix his field fence and had only gone about a quarter of a mile when the seven savages dashed forward and soon slaughtered him. Mr. Grobe was buried at Fredericksburg.

    Note: Before writing this section, the author personally interviewed SIB. Grobe, a son of Henry Grobe, and others.

The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.


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