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Near Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Marschall - Meusebach Cemetery

 
 
The Marschall - Meusebach Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
1. The Marschall - Meusebach Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Members of the families of two former German noblemen, related by marriage, are buried in this cemetery. John O. Meusebach (1812-97), who came to the Republic of Texas in 1845 as leader of the German Emigration Company, established (1846) the town of Fredericksburg and signed (1847) an historic peace treaty with the Comanche Indians. Wilhelm Marschall von Bieberstein (1822-1902) settled in this community in 1848. First burial here was that of Marschallís sister-in-law, Mathilda Weiss (1824-1891).
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10080.)
 
Location. 30° 29.023′ N, 98° 59.88′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker can be reached from Cherry Spring Road 0.6 miles east of U.S. 87. Click for map. Marker and cemetery are located 500 feet north of Cherry Spring Road at the end of the cemetery driveway; the above directions are to the driveway entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John O. Meusebach (approx. 0.6 miles away); Diedrich Rode Complex (approx. 0.8 miles away); Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
Marker at Entrance to Marschall - Meusebach Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
2. Marker at Entrance to Marschall - Meusebach Cemetery
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Cherry Spring School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cherry Spring Schoolhouse (approx. 3.3 miles away); Herman and Willie Lehmann (approx. 6.4 miles away); Homesite of John O. Meusebach, 1812-1897 (approx. 7 miles away); Lange's Mill (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marschall Meusebach Cemetery - findagrave.com. (Submitted on December 16, 2015.)
2. John O. Meusebach. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 16, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
The Marschall - Meusebach Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
3. The Marschall - Meusebach Cemetery
Driveway Entrance to Cemetery<br>from Cherry Spring Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
4. Driveway Entrance to Cemetery
from Cherry Spring Road
Cemetery is visible in center background
Grave and Headstone of Mathilda Weiss image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
5. Grave and Headstone of Mathilda Weiss
First burial in cemetery
Grave and Headstone (on right) of<br>Wilhelm Marschall von Bieberstein image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
6. Grave and Headstone (on right) of
Wilhelm Marschall von Bieberstein
Back Side of Headstone of John O. Meusebach image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
7. Back Side of Headstone of John O. Meusebach
The headstone includes the Latin phrase Tenax Propositi (Steadfast in Purpose), the motto on the family crest
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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