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Hutto in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hutto Lutheran Cemetery

 
 
Hutto Lutheran Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Hutto Lutheran Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1892, several Swedish immigrants who had settled in the Hutto area established the Swedish Lutheran Evangelical Church. In 1894 a tornado destroyed the first sanctuary, built by members on Short Street. After utilizing a second church building for several years, the congregation moved to East Live Oak and Church Streets in 1902. The following year, the congregation purchased this site for a church cemetery.

It is believed the first marked graves, dating as early as 1897, are those of children whose remains were exhumed and reinterred at the new cemetery. The first adult buried here was Johannes Anderson (d. 1903).

There are several unmarked graves believed to be those of children. There are also graves of military veterans and tombstone symbols that reflect Masonic and Woodmen of the World affiliations.

Today, Hutto Lutheran Cemetery is maintained by a church committee, which conducts special events and raised funds for maintenance of the burial ground. The site remains a link to the area's early Swedish settlers, their families and their church. Historic Texas Cemetery.
 
Erected 2004 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13246.)
 
Location. 30° 31.419′ N, 97° 33.251′ 
Grave of Johannes Anderson image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. Grave of Johannes Anderson
...The first adult buried here was Johannes Anderson (d. 1903).
W. Marker is in Hutto, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on County Rd 135. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hutto TX 78634, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hutto Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Hutto (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hutto United Methodist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Hutto Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Klattenhoff House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Shiloh-McCutcheon Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hutto Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Saul Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hutto.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016.
 
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