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Near Magnolia Beach in Calhoun County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Zimmerman Cemetery

(One Mile Southeast)

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
1. Zimmerman Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The earliest marked grave in the Zimmerman Cemetery, that of Georchim Wedig, is dated 1852. In 1863, Wedig's daughter Katherine married John Gonzales (1838-1918), who had come to Indianola in 1858 with Joseph Mendez (d. 1904) as a caretaker for a shipload of camels imported by the U.S. Army as part of an experiment in frontier transportation. Natives of Spain, both Gonzales and Mendez are buried in the graveyard. The burial ground, which served the communities of Magnolia Beach and Indianola, takes its name from the family of August Zimmerman, a son-in-law of John Gonzalez.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

Correction: The last line of the Zimmerman Cemetery historical marker should read "son-in-law of Joseph Mendez"
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5952.)
 
Location. 28° 32.61′ N, 96° 32.651′ W. Marker is near Magnolia Beach, Texas, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 316 and Margie
Zimmerman Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
2. Zimmerman Cemetery Marker
Tewmey Road, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 316. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Lavaca TX 77979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mrs. Angelina Bell Peyton Eberly (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Great Camel Experiment (approx. 1.9 miles away); Indianola (approx. 2.4 miles away); Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Chihuahua Road (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of the Town of Indianola (approx. 3.4 miles away); Battle of Norris Bridge (approx. 6.9 miles away); Howard Gallemore Hartzog, Sr. (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Zimmerman Cemetery. The Zimmerman Cemetery was designated a Historic Texas Cemetery in 2010.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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