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The history of the Dewees Remschel House, part II




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July 20, 2010 | 1519 views | 1 comment

This is part II of a multi-part history of the Dewees Remschel House.

Dr. Robert Taggart Knox was born in Danville, Ky., in 1832, the second in a family of three children. He was raised in Kentucky and educated in a private school. He began the study of medicine in January 1851 under the tutorship of Dr. J.M. Meyer of Danville and graduated from the University of Louisville in 1854. He started a medical practice in central Kentucky but in 1856, he came to Gonzales where he developed a profitable practice as a physician and surgeon.

Dr. Knox became a Mason at Gonzales in 1857 and became a Knight Templar and a member of the Gonzales Command No. 11. At the beginning of the American Civil War, he was offered the position of surgeon of various regiments but joined Terry’s Rangers in 1862 instead. He was in a camp in Bowling Green, Ky., for some time before leaving because of poor health.

He returned to Gonzales and was appointed physician in charge of the hospital being constructed there at the Confederate military fort.

He was a very active member of the Texas Medical Association and was its first vice president. He was a contributor to medical journals and also invented a medical device called a uterine dilator.

Dr. Knox was married in 1860 to Catherine T. Blake of Chester, S.C. In 1866, Dr. Knox purchased lots 2 and 3 in block 27 of the inner town of Gonzales for $1,000. Three years later, in 1869, he built his home.

Five children were born to this couple. A daughter, Mattie Mae, married Henry Remschel. They were the grandparents of Claribel Dewees Remschel.

Dr. Knox died in Gonzales Friday, Jan. 22, 1898, in the morning in his residence, at the age of 63 years.

Dr. Knox was survived by his wife, two sons, and three daughters. Sometime after his death, his wife moved to Kerr County and sold the home in Gonzales.

Since then and through the years, several families have owned the property. In its later days in Gonzales, the porches were enclosed and the home was divided into several separate rental units. In 1983, the property was purchased by the H-E-B grocery chain.

Compiled by Gene Maeckel from information in the files of the Wilson County Historical Commission Archives, P.O. Box 101, Floresville, TX 78114. Web site: http://www.wilsoncountyhistory.com .
 
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Elaine K.  
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July 29, 2010 3:32pm
 
 
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