Old Catholic or Pioneer Cemetery
OLD CATHOLIC CEMETERY
Gillespie County, Texas
old catholic cemetery cross

    This is a very old cemetery located on Memory Lane.  A lot of Funeral Home Markers on graves that can't be read.  A few originial tombstones on some of the graves.   They are in poor condition..some broken and unreadable.   The Church is in the process of putting small granite markers on each grave.  Found 35 unreadable/unmarked graves.  Cemetery is enclosed in a fence.  Grass needed mowing.   This is a partial listing.

Surveyed by Faye Herbort <fherbort@moment.net> and Cynthia Phillips <cynthiap@ktc.com> on 17 Mar 2005
Notes and Pictures were provided by Wanda Qualls.   More will be taken at a later date. If you have anything to
add to the notes contact me Donna Schulte Loth
NAME
BIRTHDATE
DEATHDATE
COMMENTS
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BECKER, Franz
1827
27 Aug 1873

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BERG, Jacob

04 Apr 1862
Killed by indians
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BIRDSHELL, Elisabeth
01 Aug 1872
01 Oct 1872

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BRINKROLF, Maria
09 Sep 1849
24 Oct 1860

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BRINKROLF, Sophie
14 May 1854
10 Oct 1860

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BURG, Wilhelmus
24 Jul 1855
21 Oct 1871

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CRUZ, Antonio Fefugio

30 Nov 1872

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CRUZ, Joseph
19 Mar 1870
12 Jun 1870

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DECKER, Elizabeth Theresia
13 Feb 1850
09 Feb 1866

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DEGEL, Maria

19 Jan 1861
3 years old
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DIETZ, Sophie
05 May 1852
08 Jul 1863

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EDWARD, Frederick
31 Mar 1870
07 Nov 1870


EMMERSON, Peter Henry Robert
17 Feb 1871
14 Jun 1871

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FEILER, Barbara
1803
06 Jun 1870
age 67 born in Germany
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FRIES, Anna Maria
08 May 1871
16 Sep 1872

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FRIES, Baby
15 Apr 1870
15 Apr 1870

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FRIES, Joseph
09 Oct 1839
23 Jan 1864

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FRIES, Margaretha
13 Dec 1865
29 Dec 1865

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FRITZ, Clara
07 Nov 1863
31 Sep 1864

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FRITZ, Johann
            182?
Oct 28 186?


FRITZ, Wilhelm
18 Nov 1871
12 Feb 1872

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GENTEMANN, Cristina
01 Jul 1872


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GENTEMANN, Jacob
30 Mar 1859
02 Jun 1860

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HAHN, Anna
08 Apr 1872
04 Nov 1872

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HARTMANN, Maria Anna


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HEINEMANN, Catharina
            1803
18 May 1872
nee: Brodmann age 79 wife of Valentin
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HEINEMANN, Heinrich
17 Feb 1872
04 Nov 1872
s/o Martin and Maria Raulz Heinemann
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HEINEMANN, Valentin
            1797
09 Mar 1873
see note 1 and note 2
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HERBORT, Theresia

13 Aug 1865
age 64   Nee: Freitag    See note 3
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HERZOG, Joseph
1850
24 Oct 1870
age 20  native of Germany
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HULSE, John J.

10 Mar 1869
age 34  born in Florida
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JAKMUND, Ida
14 Nov 1870
06 Dec 1872

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JENSCHKE, Aug.
02 Apr 1816
21 Mar 1866

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JUNG, Anna Catherina
16 Nov 1871
23 Apr 1873

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JUNG, Helena

19 Apr 1873

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JUNG, John Arthur
08 Aug 1860
26 Feb 1870
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KELLER, Franciska
03 Jul 1857
28 Nov 1860

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KELLER, Anna Maria
1788
Oct 28 1860

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KIRSCHFINK, Moritz
22 Sep 1859
11 Oct 1860

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KNOPP, Christian

06 Dec 1872

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KNOPP, Elisa Margaratha
04 Feb 1874
17 Nov 1874

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KNOPP, Mrs. John

26 Dec 1873
Eva  age 68
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KOEHLER, Franz
09 Dec 1856
17 Dec 1862
s/o Franz & Magdalena Koehler

KOEHLER, Maria
22 Jan 1862
01 Jan 1863
d/o Franz & Magdalena Koehler
KOEHLER, Sophie
12 Oct 1849
10 Jan 1861
d/o Franz & Magdalena Koehler Picture
KRAUS, Anton
10 Jul 1859
12 Sep 1860
s/o Anton & Elizabeth Kraus
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KRAUS, Wendelin I
01 May 1861
02 Oct 1862
s/o Christian & Anna Maria Kraus

KRAUS, Wendelin II
20 Mar 1869
25 Oct 1870
s/o Christian & Anna Maria Kraus
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KRAUSKOPF, Alfred
            1868
13 Nov 1872

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KRIEGER, Frau

11 Oct 1865

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KUNZ, Catharina
14 Nov 1868
19 Dec 1870

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LANG, Albert Joseph
17 Nov 1871
06 Jan 1872

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LANG, Louis Welhelm
26 Sep 1870
26 Sep 1870

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LEYENDECKER, John Z. Jr.
02 Nov 1862
07 Nov 1862
s/o John Z. and Andrea Benavides Leyendecker

LEYENDECKER, Margareta
20 Nov 1847
29 Dec 1869

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LEYENDECKER, Maria Magdalena
            1803
            1873
Grossmutter - Tombstone in excellent shape but is very old
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MAIER, Mrs. Edward

22 Feb 1874
nee Louise Adela Van Der Stucken Age 36 See Note 8
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MAIER, Florient
17 Jul 1869
17 Aug 1870
probably the d/o Edward and Louise Adela Maier
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MAURER, Joseph
15 July 1869
01 Aug 1874

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MECKEL, Jacob
27 Mar 1860
18 Jul 1860

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MENGES, Adam

21 Feb 1867
27 years old - s/o Anton John and Catherine Meurer Menges
See Note 12
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MENGES, Maria
24 Nov 1851
24 Jan 1874
d/o Anton and Catherine Meurer Menges
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MERZ, Maria
06 Apr 1868
12 Apr 1870

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METZGER, Anna Catherine
13 May 1790
16 Jun 1861
nee: Leyendecker  born in Germany
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METZGER, Anna Gertruda
      Jan 1821
     Jan 1865
wife of Johann Metzger   nee Stein
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METZGER, Anna Marie
26 Feb 1846
08 Feb 1865
murdered by indians - buried on 10 Feb 1865
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METZGER, Friedrich
07 Nov 1780
09 Feb 1871
Listed in the 1850 Census with son Jacob   See Note 1  and Note 11
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METZGER, Jac.
            1817
03 Aug 1862
s/o of Freidrich and Catherine Metzger. Died of typhoid fever.  See Note 11
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METZGER, Jacob
01 Jan 1852
10 Jul 1867
s/o John and Gertrude Metzger;  was listed in the 1850 census.
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METZGER, John
09 Feb 1859
26 Oct 1860
s/o John & Gertrude Stein Metzger
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MEURER, Barbara


probably wife of Johann  nee Montzir    See Note 9
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MEURER, Catharine



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MEURER, Wilhelm
18 Nov 1871
05 Nov 1872

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MITTEL, Franciscus
20 Jan 1863
24 Jun 1864
Probably s/o Wendelin and Marianne Mittle  see Note 10
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MITTEL, William
16 Oct 1822
17 Sep 1868
See Note 10
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MORITZ, Edmund, Sr.
          
           1864
38 Jahre-Alt  1860  Census
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MORITZ, Ferdinand
11 Jan 1858
23 Jul 1863

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MORITZ, Minna
18 Dec 1859
02 Jun 1860
probably d/o of Edward and Anna (Metzger) Moritz
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PARADA, Antonio

21 Jan 1873
Born in Mexico
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PETSCH, Christian


buried 09 Jan 1863  may be Christian listed in 1850 Census
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ROEDER, Jacob   Picture 06 Oct 1812
26 Feb 1867
born in Berod, Nassau, Germany   1860 Census
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ROEDER, Maria
01 Dec 1859
16 Jan 1866
d/o Henry and Wilhelmine Roeder   See note 7
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ROSENBACH, Peter
05 Mar 1864
12 Jan 1865
Possiably the son of Gustav Rosenbach.
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SCHAETTER, Elisa


no dates
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SCHANDUA, Elizabeth
Aug 08 1851
Nov 28 1860

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SCHANDUA, Katherina
Dec 28 1858
Nov 25 1860

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SCHMITZ, Frederick Edward
MAr 31 1870
Nov 07 1870

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SCHMITZ, Maria
           1839
           1865
nee:  Kunz
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SCHMITZ, Peter
05 Jul 1865
06 Jul 1865

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SCHMITZ, Wilhelm
26 Aug 1867
01 Nov 1867

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SEIDER, Georg
1815
07 Dec 1869
age 44  born in Germany
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SPEIER, Baby
13 Mar 1873
13 Mar 1873
Born and Died same day
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SPEIER, Peter
07 May 1869
18 Jul 1869
s/o John and Anna (Petsch) Speier
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SPEIER, John
1803
19 Mar 1873
age 70   born in Germany   See Note 5
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STEHLING, Anna Maria
01 Feb 1861
18 Feb 1861
d/o Amandus and Barbara (Vogel) Stehling   See Note 4
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STEHLING, Gertrude
           1851
            1859
d/o of George and Margaretha (Fuchs) Stehling 
See Note 4
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STEHLING, John I
16 Apr 1864
30 May 1864
s/o Amandus and Barbara (Vogel) Stehling
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STEHLING, Maria
           1853
            1860
d/0 of George and Margaretha (Fuchs) Stehling
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STEIN, Katherina
18 Nov 1834
19 Jun 1874

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STEIN, Magadalena
16 Jun 1874
29 Jun 1874

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STEIN, Martha Rosalia



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STUNKEL, Anna Maria Dorothea
05 Jan 1850
15 Apr 1864
See Note 6
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WEINHEIMER, Elizabeth
           1853
29 Oct 1863
d/o George and Eleonore Weinheimer listed in the 1860 census
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WILLBAUME, Joseph

16 May 1873

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Note 1: 75th Year Jubilee of St. Mary's, Fredericksburg, Texas by Stephen E. Montgomery, Jr. Copyright @1995  pg. 12 lists the following members as being the first Catholic Families in Gillespie County in 1846 and were the ounders of the Catholic Parish.
1st Caravan : On  May 08, 1846, Valentin Heinemann and family and Johann Klein and family.
2nd Caravan:  Johann Meurer and his wife Barbara born Montzir, with their children: Margaretha, Catharina, Anna, Jacob, Susanna, Josef, Peter and Adam.
2nd Year: Johann Friedrich Metzger and family; Johann Metzger and wife Gertrud (nee Stein), and his borther Jacob, single; Widow Blank and son, Johann; Georg Weber, single; Christian Leyendecker with family; Jacob Weinheimer and family; the Besier family; the Christof Brinkrolf family; Johann Fritz family; Vogel family; Peter Berg, single.
pg 29: Jakob Metzer died on 03 Aug 1963

Note 2: 
Valentin and wife, Catharina, had three children: Katharina, Martin and Maria.  Katharina married Johann Blank and after his death married Anton Novian.  Johann married Maria Raulz.  Maria born 1842 died about 1850 as she was not listed in the 1850 census.

Note 3:   1850 Census
Theresia Herbort that is buried in this cemetery is the matriarch of the whole Herbort clan in Gillespie Co. every Herbort descendant comes from her three children. They were the only Herbort's to settle in Gillespie.  Faye Herbort

Note 4:  1850 Census
Amandaus Stehling marrie Barbara Vogel on Mar 20 1852.    They had six other children: Magdalena; George; Christian; Adam; Margaretha;  and John II.  George Franz Stehling married Margaretha Fuchs in a civil ceremony in 1850.  They had three other children: Catharina; Franz; and Joseph.

Note 5:   The Speier listed above is probably Johann Speiers father. 
Johann Speier  married Anna Petsch on Apr 26 1865.  He was listed in the 1860 census as Speyer living with his father Henry Speyer.

Note 6:  The book Bremer and their Kin in Germany and in Texas by Robert R. Robinson on pg 1396 mentions Johann Heinrich Conrad Stuenkel of Metel, Hannover accompanied by his wife Johanna and two children named Dietrich and Maria.

Note 7:  Found in the  1860 Census

Note 8: Edward Maier and Adele van der Stucken were married on May 02 1860.

Note 9: Barbara Meurer was 63 in the 1860 Census with son Peter 22 and son Adam 20.  Spelled Monsieur in Pioneers in Gods Hills. Johann Adam Meurer married Margaretha Kunz on Nov 21 1867.

Note 10: Listed in the 1860 census was Wendelin Mittel age 48 from Baden Germany.  With wife Mariannne and son Joseph and daughter Marianne.   Also listed in the Census is William Mittel age 36 from Baden with wife Margarethe and daughters Mary and Catherine and son Wendelin.  In the 1850 census Wendelin had no children. and William was not listed.   William Mittel married Margaretha Wuest on Sep 09 1858.

Note 11: Fredericks wife was Catherine Leyendecker who was a relative of John Leyendecker.  Fredericks wife died before 1850.
Frederick and his wife were from Cadenbach, Germany.  They immigrated with children Anna, Nann, Jacob and John. They arrived aboard the "Rigs" on Jan 04, 1846. Anna married Heinrich Jordan Sep 28 1847.  Nann married a Teamster.  Jacob married Anna Marie Trum in 1847.  John's wife was Gertrude Stein. In 1853 Fredericks children; Peter and wife Anna and Anton and wife Katherine Metzger Baumann; arrived in New Orleans and came to Gillespie County.   Daughter of Peter; Catherine and Anna; were attacked by indians.  Catherine was murdered and Anna was taken captive.  She managed to escape and was reunited with her family.  There may be some Trum family members in this cemetery as they died before Anna Marie married Jacob. One reference said that Fredericks wife died in 1850 but she was in both the 1850 and 1860 Census with her daughter Anna and husband Heinrich Jordan and may be the Elizabeth Catherine Metzger who is buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery who died in 1875.

Note 12: George Menges <gmenges@bellsouth.net>
Maria Barbara Monsieur Meurer is my gg grandmother.  She was born on September 29, 1801 in Grüninger, Germany.  Her parents were Herman Joseph Monsieur and Maria Barbara Kochlein.  She married Johann Meurer on April 1, 1823 at Heiligenroth bei Montabaur, Germany.  She died December 26, 1862 at Fredericksburg.
Catherine Louisa Meurer was born April 10, 1863 to Peter Blasius Meurer and Anna Maria Josephine Kunz.  She died on February 16, 1869 at Fredericksburg.
I do not have any Wilhelm Meurer listed.  I do have a Wilhemina Meurer with the same dates of birth and death being born to Adam Meurer and Margareth Kunz.
She was baptized on December 7, 1871 at St. Mary's Church.
 The husband of Barbara Meurer and three of their children died in 1848.  The children who died were Johann Jacob, born October 14, 1829.  Susanna, born March 6, 1832.
and Joseph, born in 1833.  All were born in Heiligenroth bei Montabaur, Germany.  Margaretha Meurer Schandua died in 1849 during the childbirth of her first child.  The child also died.  Her husband was Peter Schandua.
Most of the information came from micro-film tapes that I have on permanent loan at the FHC of the Mormon Church here in Slidell.
 

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