Re: Onion house in San Antonio
I doubt any onions were there to build it 250 yr ago but suspect its name may relate to John Frank Onion called Pete and born Joshua Franklin Onion in Harrison county Indiana in 1862 and moved to tyler texas in 1877 with his family. After serving in legislature from Tyler, he moved to San Antonio in 1892 and practiced in the firm of Henry and Onion. He was again elected to the state legislature to represent San Antonio. Reported to be descended from Wm Onion who immigrated from england to baltimore. As it evolved the family subsequently moved from Md. to NC, then Kentucky and Indiana.
I have an extensive letter to my mother dated 1975 from John F. Onion whose twin was a judge in San Antonio and outlining all this if you'd like a copy. -dko