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High Hill in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Catholic Life Insurance

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2011
1. Catholic Life Insurance Marker
Inscription. In 1901, a group of German-Catholic immigrants to Texas who were united by faith, by language, by common concern for their fellow man and by their desire to protect their families, founded their own fraternal benefit society. Originally called the Sterbekasse der Deutschen Katholiken von Texas, this group traces its roots to St. Mary's Church in High Hill, Texas. It was the first fraternal in Texas to admit both men and women as members, offer children's life insurance protection, and adopt the legal reserve system. Msgr. Henry Gerlach, longtime pastor of St. Mary's Church was the first policyholder of this new fraternal society.

While the name changed in the mid-1930s to Catholic Life Insurance, the organization's desire to help their fellow man and to protect their families has never diminished. Today, nearly 70,000 individuals rely on Catholic Life Insurance for their life insurance and retirement protection.
 
Erected 2001.
 
Location. 29° 43.053′ N, 96° 55.675′ W. Marker is in High Hill, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2672 and High Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on Route 2672. Click for map. Located at St. Mary Catholic Church. Marker
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By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2011
2. Location of Catholic Life Insurance Marker
is at or near this postal address: 2833 F.M. 2672, Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Creuzbaur's Battery, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Dubina (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Oldest Czech Settlement (approx. 8.5 miles away); Czech Catholic Union of Texas (approx. 8.9 miles away); Father Miguel Muldoon (approx. 8.9 miles away); Site of Burnam's Ferry (approx. 9.8 miles away); Wheeler Building (approx. 11.1 miles away); Flatonia City Hospital and Opera House (approx. 11.1 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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