Henry Pfluger brought his family from Germany to Texas in 1849 to escape the Prussian War. A rich man in Germany, Pfluger lost nearly all his property during the war. After living for a time with his brother-in-law John Liese on a farm east of Austin, in 1853 Pfluger paid Liese $960 for 960 acres along Brushy Creek north of the state’s capital city. Pflugerville wouldn’t begin to add more residents until after the Civil War, when churches and a school were built. But it was the advent of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad that sparked rapid growth, which continued throughout the 20th century.
Pflugerville’s Heritage House Museum interprets much of the town’s history – a town that owes its discovery, and name, to an early German-Texan.
Heritage House Museum