Hortontown Cemetery
Hortontown Cemetery
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HORTONTOWN CEMETERY
Contributed by Mr. Herman Seele

      Plaque

More Pictures sent by Sarah Reveley

Hortontown Cemetery is located in Comal County on State Highway No. 46, one mile north from its intersection with Interstate Highway No. 35.  On the property is located the oldest Lutheran Church in Texas.

Editor's Note:  In April, 1968, the old church, St. Martin, was moved a short distance to the Hortontown Cemetery and was restored as a  permanent memorial to the German settlers who organized the church in 1850.  A pamphlet was prepared entitled "History of St. Martin Church" to commemorate the occasion.  It think it is important to extract some of the information contained in this pamphlet:  "In the year 1851 the Evangelical Luthean congregation at Neighborsville, Guadalupe County, Texas, erected a house of God, and the first worship services were conducted there in the German language by the Rev. Pastor Theo. Kleiss, the pastor at that time. . .Of interest are those names of members of the Church of St. Martin who were present at a business meeting of the congregation held on August 16, 1852:  Heinrich OELKERS, Willhelm OELKERS, Conrad OELKERS, Chris OELKERS, Ludwig HEINEMEIER, Heinrich HEINEMEIER, Chris HEINEMEIER, Ferdinand WILLIG, H. BRANDES, G. ERK, F. SCHULZE, Jr., John EWALD,  H. STEINMEIER, Ferdinand EILERT, H. WAHNSCHAFFE, D. WITHERMANN, Ferdinand GORGE, A. ALBRECH, VORSAGE, H. TIMMERMAN; GROTE, HENGE, H. WINTER, C. BORMANN, H. BRUEMMER, ENGLEMANN, BOCK, H. RICHTER, C. RICHTER, H. SCHUMEMANN, F. ALVES, Jr., F. ALVES, Sr., F. SCHUENEMANN, A. NEUSE, G. NEUSE, H. NEUSE, Andres BREUSTEDT, Ferdinand SCHULZE, A. SCHULZE, Ferdinand EIKENROHT, R. EIKENROHT, Heinrich SOEFJE, W. FEHLIS, W. VOGES, Fr. VOGES, C. KIRCHNER, Ludwig MITTENDORF, G. T. MITTENDORF, C. KRAMER, H. LOEPP and BODEMANN. . .The records of the church are in the custody of the New Braunfels United Church of Christ.  St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church also has copies of the four Constitutions (of St. Martin) and some of the early financial records.  Parts of these and a portion of the interior wall are on display in a glass topped case in St. Martin Church."

 
For those who might do research on residents of Hortontown, it might be well to mention that this section was in Guadalupe County in the early uears, but boundaries were changed in the late 1800's and this area has been in Comal County since then.  Many of the early vital records therefore, are found in Seguin, Texas, rather than New Braunfels.

Starting at East Corner           
(in back of the church)


KROESCHE, Caroline
June 2, 1811 - June 18, 1884
There is a large gap between Friedrich and Dorothea but I am guessing that is where the Lessman's are buried.  I so badly want to get someone to do a grave witching at that spot.  The Lessman's were living with Friedrich and Sophie Kruse at the time of their death.  Also there may be a child buried with Albert and Marie Louise Scahefer Vorheier's
Linda Mullen <lmmullen@windstream.net>

BEICKER, Ferdinand
Marz 26, 1829 – Nov. 14, 1901

BRINKOETTER, Heinrich
1855 – 1891

BEICKER, Wilhemine
geb. LOCKSTEDT
Sept. 21, 1845 – Feb. 28, 1889

BRINKOETTER, A. M.
geb. OFFER
1862 – 1883

BEICKER, Anna
May 9, 1875 – May 20, 1889

SATTLER, Johanna
nee SCHMIDT
April 19, 1825 – Feb. 27, 1885

ALVES, Hulda Anna
Dec. 13, 1888 – Aug. 30, 1890

WALLHOEFER, Iwan
Nov. 23, 1861 – Dec. 8, 1943

KIRMSE, Otomar
March 7, 1890 – June 5, 1890

WALLHOEFER, Marie
nee ELBEL
Dec. 27, 1860 – May 27, 1922

BURGHARD, August
Feb. 28, 1804 – Jan. 13, 1885 

BRINKOETER, Marie Charlotte
Oct. 14, 1821 – Apr. 5, 1896

WALLHOEFER, Louise
Sept. 28, 1806 – Nov. 8, 1888

WALLHOEFER, Minna
nee SCHMIDT
Dec. 4, 1838 – Oct. 30, 1925

WALLHOEFER, Carl
Nov. 25, 1834 – June 22, 1883
 
WALLHOEFER, Mathide
Jan. 31, 1860 – April 17, 1892

WALLHOEFER, Heinrich
April 26, 1803 – March 22, 1882

GALLE, W. Adolf
Sept. 21, 1809 – Jan. 1, 1881

KRETZMEIER, Emma
Aug. 22, 1862 – April 4, 1881

BORMAN, Justine
geb. GLENEWINKEL
Jan. 17, 1835 – Nov. 8, 1885

KRETZMEIER, Heinrich
Sept. 9, 1828 – July 28, 1916

KIRMSE, Hermann
Mai 20, 1854 – July 20, 1921

KRETZMEIER, Marie S. K.
Nov. 27, 1823 – May 6, 1897

KIRMSE, Minna
geb. KOHLENBERG
Sept. 11, 1860 – March 30, 1946
Frederick Weidner 
WEIDNER, Friederike
Aug. 22, 1809 – July 19, 1891

KIRMSE, Sophie
geb. HAHRLOS
Sept. 22, 1855 – Aug. 20, 1880
Heinrich Winter
WINTER, Heinrich
Sept. 15, 1810 – Aug. 24, 1870

SCHAEFFER, Bertha Agnes
April 8, 1870 – Dec. 12, 1881

SCHAEFFER, Otto Carl
April 24, 1880 – Nov. 26, 1881

LUERSEN, Friederich
Aug. 19, 1818 – Oct. 15, 1897

SCHAEFFER, Hermann A
Dec. 18, 1873 – Nov. 18, 1881

LUERSEN, Sophie
May 15, 1815 – June 30, 1893
Shell Covered Graves

ARLIT, Minna
Maerz 31, 1866 – Oct. 20, 1892

VOGES, H
Grave marked R     (Note 1)

VOGES, O.

JAHNS, Minna
geb. VORHEIER
Feb. 8, 1881 – Nov. 21, 1901

RAABE, Katherine

VORHEIER, M. L.
geb. SCHAEFER
Aug. 20, 1844 – April 16, 1894

RAABE, Wilhelm

HEMMERLE, Margaretha

RAABE, Laura

SCHAEFER, Otto
Nov. 8, 1863 – Jan. 11, 1891

RAABE Emma

STREMPEL, Gottfried
Oct. 23, 1825 – Mar. 30, 1887
End of Shell Covered Graves

STREMPEL, Johanne
Sept. 2, 1823 – Dec. 1, 1906
Kruse
KRUSE, Friederick   (Note 2)
Oct. 1818 – Dec. 1881

DOLLE, Friederich
Juli 25, 1819 – April. 19, 1888

OHDE, Karl Wilhelm
Gestorben Nov. 25, 1892
Imalter von 25 Jahren 

DOLLE, Justine
April 16, 1818 – March 16, 1891

WARNECKE, Dorothe geb. KRUSE  (Note 2)
Feb. 19, 1821 – Oct. 25, 1883           

DOLLE, Karl
Juni 27, 1856 – Juni 9, 1894

SCHMALKOKE, Wilhelm           
Dec. 13, 1831 – Nov. 25, 1893
Little Child's Grave   (Note 1)
very early rock border

SCHMALKOKE, Louise
Nov. 28, 1831 – Dec. 29, 1891

BRUCKISCH, Fr. Wilhelm    (Note 1)

SCHROEDER, Dorothea
April 17, 1836 – May 3, 1891

RICHTER, Heinrich
Jan. 29, 1809 – Mai 20, 1892

SCHROEDER, Heinrich
Dec. 24, 1818 – Sept. 3, 1891

RICHTER, Wilelmine
geb. BRUCKISCH
Juli 29, 1833 – Juli 10, 1892

SCHAEFER, Robert
Jan. 11, 1868 – Feb. 25, 1896

RICHTER, Baby Boy (Martin, Jr.)
Oct. 27, 1932 – Oct. 28, 1932

SCHOLING, L.
1852 – 1896

Small Child's Grave
H. K

MITTENDORF, Therese
1823 – 1902

DIRKS, Heinrich F
Sept. 26, 1829 – Juni 12, 1896

MITTENDORF, Ludwig
1817 – 1902 

DIRKS, Johanne M.
geb. KIRCHNER
Feb. 25, 1837 – Oct. 23, 1895

JAHNS, Sophie
Mar. 10, 1806 – Mar. 18, 1887

SOECHTING, Dora TOECHTERCHEN
Toechterchen (tiny daughter)
Of Otto and Henriette SOECHTING
Jan. 9, 1896 – Nov. 15, 1896
Unmarked Graves (3 together)(Note 1)


GRUPE, Antonette Heinze
Jan. 13, 1803 – Sept. 18, 1881

EICKENROHT, Robert
1834 – 1923

SCHULZE, Fredericka Grupe
Feb. 2, 1834 – Dec. 14, 1883
child
Marked with A B
possiably a childs grave

GRUPE, Frederick
Feb. 18, 1806 – 1888 

HOFMEISTER, Hermine Schulz
Feb. 28, 1858 – Feb. 13, 1927

BAESE, Karl
Nov. 18, 1862 – Nov. 16, 1884

SCHULZ, Ernestine
Aug. 18, 1830 – Mar. 21, 1903

BEHRENDT, Rudolf Gottfried
Nov. 14, 1892 – May 14, 1893

SCHULZ, Heinrich
Mai 31, 1827 – Nov. 9, 1885

KUHLE, H.
July 28, 1894 – Apr. 16, 1895

VOIGT, Clara
Nov. 26, 1900 – July 5, 1901

SOEFJE, Anna
Juni 8, 1829 – Juli 19, 1909

VOIGT, C. Frieda
Apr. 13, 1891 – Dec. 31, 1895

SOEFJE, Heinrich
Feb. 13, 1820 – Maerz 23, 1885

ENGELBRECHT, Johanne
Geb. HANSER
Jan. 30, 1840 – Sept. 16, 1888

SCHELER, Hilmar
Dec. 15, 1883 – Juli 12, 1885

SATTLER, Johnny
1885 – 1886
Grave Stone Partially Gone (Note 1)
August Wischkemper
WISCHKEMPER, August
Jan. 8, 1866 – Feb. 1886

KRETZMEIER, A. Friederich
Feb. 28, 1807 – Feb. 19, 1900

ELZE, Elizabeth
geb. BUCHTENKIRCH
Aug. 24, 1804 – Juni 22, 1889

KRETZMEIER, K. M. Dorothea
Sept. 29, 1808 – Dec. 31, 1891 

ELZE, David
Dec. 6, 1816 – Juli 5, 1885

KOWALD, Robert
Aug. 15, 1867 – Dec. 16, 1899

SCHAEFER, Gustav
Feb. 8, 1840 – Jan. 13, 1902

SCHAEFER, Albertine
geb. SCHELER
Maerz 5, 1840 – Juni 14, 1923

FEHLIS, Johana Grote
Aug. 6, 1828 – Sep 20 1905
Gelandet zu Galveston 1846

SCHAEFER, Minna
Mar. 29, 1834 – Feb. 23, 1897

FEHLIS, Wilhelm
Mar. 27, 1826 – May 7, 1912

HEINEMEIER, Marie
Mar. 29, 1834 – Feb. 23, 1897

FEHLIS, Adolf
Mar. 4, 1867 – May 11, 1927

HEINEMEIER, Heinrich
Mai 19, 1824 – Jan. 18, 1913

LOEP, Johanne
June 4, 1867 – Aug. 15, 1942

KIRMSE, Laura
Dec. 18, 1888 – Mar. 20, 1903 

LOEP, Richard
Dec. 13, 1857 – June 7, 1936
Kirmse
KIRMSE, Ernestine 
Feb. 10, 1830 – Oct. 10, 1908

LOEP, Paula
Dec. 17, 1885 – June 25, 1955

KIRMSE, Valentin
Aug. 16, 1814 – Sept. 2, 1888

LOEP, Olga
Rousseau
ROUSSEAU, Virginia Battcher
Apr 25 1952 - Feb 24 2005

SCHUBERT, E.

KIRMSE, Herbert
Jan. 21, 1895 – Apr. 16, 1917

LOEP, Erwin

KRUSE, Selma
nee KIRMSE
1857 – 1940

LOEP, Edna

KIRMSE, Minna K
Feb. 23, 1867 – Mar. 11, 1898

BENOLD, Hermann
Oct. 5, 1878 – Juni 2, 1902

KIRMSE, Adolph
Nov. 24, 1868 – Nov. 23, 1955

BENOLD, Michael
Mai 2, 1841 – Sept. 27, 1899

KIRMSE, Minna S.
Feb. 3, 1876 –

TIMMERMANN, Johanne
Nov. 14, 1849 – Dec. 10, 1917

KLENKE, Lena
Dec. 10, 1849 – Mai 11, 1897

SCHLEICHER, August
Feb. 1, 1824 – Nov. 2, 1897

KLENKE, Johan D.
Oct. 1, 1847 – Oct. 2, 1897

GULIGAG, Anton
Oct. 13, 1837 – Jan. 20, 1902

KLENKE, Andrew
1850 – 1909 

KROESCHE, Christian
Jan. 6, 1835 – Mai 3, 1903

MEYER, Joseph
May 16, 1825 – Juli 24, 1898

KROESCHE, Amalie
Mai 29, 1837 – Oct. 9, 1909

MEYER, Magdalena
Jan. 15, 1827 – Juni 27, 1904

SCHULTZE, Alice E.
Sept. 26, 1891 – Sept. 18, 1903

VORHEIER, Christoph
Sept. 4, 1842 – Dec. 17, 1903

JONAS, Thomas
Juli 20, 1909 – Oct. 29, 1909

FEHLIS, Lottchen
7 Juli 1902 – 1 Mai. 1904

SCHULZE, August
m:2/6/1886
Sept. 7, 1852 – Oct. 4, 1920

KRUSE, Sophie G.
geb. WARNECKE
Dec. 25, 1819 – Juli 31, 1904

SCHULZE, Anna
nee Kowald m:2/6/1886
May 9, 1863 – May 9, 1944

GREN,    Louise
Nov. 5, 1812 – Jan. 7, 1903

JAHNS, Lorenz
Dec. 21, 1908 – Sept. 23, 1909
Small Child's Grave   (Note 1)
(Pieces of broken stone)

BRAUNE, Jacob
Dec. 29, 1846 – Dec. 3, 1919

HANSMANN, Meta   (Note 1)
One date – 1920

BRAUNE, Dorothea
Sept. 26, 1849 – Aug. 20, 1908

HANSMANN, Edgar      (Note 1)
Mai 30, 1918 – Juni 30, 1919

EICKENROHT, Rosa
 1888 – 1911

VOGES, Dorethea
geb. BORCHERS
Juni 14, 1832 – Sept. 16, 1909

EICKENROHT, Rudolf
1894 – 1913

VOGES, Wilhelm
Jan. 18, 1824 – Marz 1, 1899

EICKENROHT, Wilhelmine
Dec. 8, 1848 – Nov. 22, 1931

VOGES, Friedrich
Jan. 5, 1865 – Dec. 6, 1948

EICKENROHT, William
Dec. 12, 1841 – Aug. 29, 1909

SCHULZE, Emil
Mar. 8, 1858 – Mar. 28, 1912

EICKENROHT, Elise
1869 – 1954

KOWALD, Sidonie
Marz. 3, 1842 – Nov. 9, 1913

EICKENROHT, Jeff
1886 – 1895?

MITTENDORF, Marie
geb. BRUCKISH
Feb. 10, 1836 – June 5, 1931

JAUER, Albert
Dec. 31, 1886 – Nov. 20, 1910

MITTENDORF, Ehrhard
Juli 5, 1825 – Juni 28, 1913

JAHNS, Andreas
Aug. 9, 1832 – Apr. 24, 1914

FEHLIS, George
Mar. 13, 1858 – Aug. 6, 1914


JAHNS, Minna
geb. BEUTNAGEL
Nov. 5, 1833 – Aug. 15, 1906

MITTENDORF, Hermann
Sept. 16, 1828 – Juni 14, 1916

HEINEMEIER, Ada
Jan. 18, 1873 – Jan. 23, 1911

SCHULZE, Robert
Jan. 24, 1867 – June 8, 1918

SOEFJE, Gotlieb
June 21, 1871 – Jan. 13, 1940

SCHULZE, Emma
nee Ziegenhals  m:12/31/1891
Apr. 22, 1872 – Jan. 13, 1946

SCHULZE, Minna
1860 – 1936

SCHULZE, Fritz
Aug. 1, 1870 – Dec. 30, 1944 
Unmarked   (Note 1)

SCHULZE, Louis
Dec. 15, 1875 – June 1, 1952

DuMENIL, Rudolph   (Note 1)
1860 – 1878

SCHULZE, Charles
Dec. 4,  1868 – June 4, 1952


There are still between ten to eighteen unmarked graves not mentioned.

Additional information as of January 2006:

Note 1:  No stone could be located or grave could not be identified at this time.
Note 2: This photo was sent by Linda Mullen <lmmullen@windstream.net>

There are additional gravesites/stones not included on the survey above:   

BRINKOETTER, Heinrich
Sept. 10, 1855 – Mai 4, 1891

WALLHOEFER, Edmund
(No dates)
Frederick Weidner
WEIDNER, Frederick
Aug. 9, 1811 – Jan. 1878

BRUCKISH, Caroline
geb. TRUNDT
Oct. 25, 1801 – Feb. 5, 1881

BRANDES, Clara
geb. KNOELLE
Feb. 18, 1827 – Aug. 21, 1889

BRANDES, Johann
Jan. 24, 1811 – March 31, 1889

KUHLE, Charlie
August 27, 1854 – 1921

KUHLE, Minna S.
June 22, 1854 – October 17, 1925

SCHAEFER, M. L.
(No dates)

KRAFT, Bertha
Sept. 7, 1859 – July 14, 1941

KRAFT, Fritz E.
Jan. 16, 1857 – Aug. 9, 1922

KRAFT, Helmuth
Sept. 20, 1918

KRAFT, William
June 29, 1886 – Dec. 7, 1936

FREUH, Milton (Rev.)
Apr. 12, 1913 – March 22, 1990

FREUH, Melitta
Dec. 27, 1917 – June 17, 2000

BAESE, Jennie F.
Nov. 30, 1943 -

BAESE, Jerry W.
Oct. 8, 1942 – July 23, 2005

SAUR, Carl Fritz
July 8, 1916 -

SAUR, Ethel Bernice
June 15, 1925 –


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