St Marys Catholic Cemetery
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ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CEMETERY
The following is a quote taken from the book
Year Jubilee of St. Mary's Parish, Fredericksburg, Texas"
Copyright@1955 Stephen E. Montgomery, Jr.
"Until this time the parish was without its own cemetery.
For this reason on 10 March 1860 Father Alto paid $5.00 for ten acres
of land a mile from the city for that purpose. One acre was fenced
and the other nine acres lay unused until in 1903 they were, unfortunately,
sold for $100.00. The deed, prepared on 02 July 1903,
contained a special passage that concerned the easement to the cemetery
and it read as follows: "DESCRIPTION: All one fourth or ten
acre lot No. 333 as the same is known and destinated on the map of the
said town of Fredericksburg and neighborhood containing about 10 acres
of land, except a portion out of the Northeast corner of said lot now separately
enclosed by a stone fence which encloses the graves on said lot; conditioned,
however, that the said John Rosenbach, his heirs and assigns, shall
keep in repair the fence and gate around the graves above mentioned and
shall at all times grant free and undisturbed ingress and egress from
the street or public road over lands now owned by him to the spot containing
the graves and herein reserved, to all parties wishing to visit said spot;
to have and to hold etc. Vol. 10 pages 30-31. Dated July 2, 1903."
Please note: This book has many names of Gillespie County Founders. I
bought it in Fredericksburg at a book shop there.
I transcribed the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Records
from the Gillespian published by the Fredricksburg Genealogical
Society.. Other information was taken from Obituaries published
in the "Frederickburg Standard-Radio Post" I have
left out dates published in the Gillespian that may be for living
persons. If you know that these persons are in fact no longer living
and you want to share this please email me.
If you know the maiden names of those persons who have no maiden
name indicated I would be glad to hear from you.
Letters that are highlighted have
The Church of Latter Day Saints has the St. Mary's Catholic Church on microfilm
and I found a lot of information on my
family on this film. Their online
Web Site is: http://www.lds.org
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