Rothe Family Cemetery

Rothe Family Cemetery
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LOCATION: The Louis Rothe Family Graveyard , on the Rowe-Smith property, 3.2 miles north of D'Hanis, Medina County, Texas, USA, on Farm to Market Road 1796, is on the west side of the road. Seco Creek is to the west of the cemetery. The iron-fenced portion of the cemetery measures twenty feet, three inches by twenty-eight feet, four inches. The fenced area does not include all the property designated for the cemetery, which is one acre. The cemetery and all the tombstones were photographed 19 August 2000. Two of the graves have sunk and require soil. Latitude 292215 N. longitude 0991655 W.

Christoph Gottlieb Heinrich Rothe, his wife Emelia Rose Wurzbach Rothe, and their five children came from Warmensteinach, Bavaria, to Medina County, Texas, USA, arriving there in December 1854. Their children are Johann Frederick (Fritz), Heinrich (Henry), Louis, August, Christian, and Ernestina. Their son Louis Rothe's will dated 16 Aug. 1918 directed establishment of the graveyard: "I direct that my Executors set aside one acre of ground as a family grave yard, with a road connecting same to the public road, to be reserved to the use of my family, forever."

NOTE: The following tombstone inscriptions were copied word for word, line for line.  Tombstones identifying more than one grave are identified by a hyphen (1-2).  Underlined information is relative to all graves or burials sharing a common tombstone.  FS signifies footstone.  A slash (/) indicates the end of a line.  Information in italics (italics ) represents comments or observations made by the transcriber or are from other sources as noted.

Compiled by the Medina County Tombstone Inscription Project, Jim Menke, Coordinator, in cooperation with the Castro Colonies Heritage Association, Historical Research Committee.  (2006)

No. Name Inscription/Remarks
Christoph Gottlieb Heinrich Rothe was born in Bavaria 5 Aug. 1793; died 12 Feb. 1872 in D'Hanis. Husband of Emilia Rose nee Wurzbach.
Husband of Mary Agatha nee Ney.
3 ROTHE, M MARIA A. ROTHE / Geb. Nov. 4, 1853 / Gest. Juni 13, 1905 / Wir Liebten Dich in Leben, Lass / uns Dich im Tode hicht vergessen.
Wife of Louis Rothe; daughter of Nicolas and Gertrude Brucks Ney. Died of diphtheria. First burial in family cemetery.
4 WALDRIP, M MAYME AGATHA WALDRIP / NOV. 26, 1890 / JAN. 2, 1915 / Tho' Lost to sight, / To memory dear
Wife of Hubert M. Waldrip; daughter of Louis and Mary Agathe Ney Rothe.
5 ROTHE, H HEDWIG / In loving memory / of / HEDWIG C. ROTHE / Born Nov. 26, 1906 / Died Jan. 18, 1909 / A little bud of love, / To bloom with God above.
Daughter of Jacob Hilarias and Christina Wilhelmina Richter Rothe. Died of broncho-pneumonia. Chip off tombstone; broken in center, bottom of stone.
6 ROTHE, C CARL ROTHE / JULY 30, 1882 / JUNE 21, 1941 / May his soul rest / in peace.
Husband of Johanna Christina Rudinger Rothe. Carl was struck and killed by a locomotive in DHanis.
7 ROTHE, J JOHANNA C. / ROTHE / SEPT. 16, 1892 / JUNE 18, 1979
Johanna Christina Rudinger Rothe, wife of Carl Frederick and daughter of Louis S. and Ida Richarz Rudinger.
8 ROTHE, C CASPER O. / ROTHE / MAR. 1, 1921 / FEB. 28, 1991
Casper Oscar Rothe, son of Carl Frederick and Johanna Christian Rudinger Rothe. Husband of Nettie Mae Schweers.

TXGenWeb, Medina County - Rothe Family Cemetery (MCTIP) updated on 11/10/2013

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