Klein in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery
A diphtheria epidemic in 1872 took the lives of three children of the Klein community. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kaiser buried their two-year-old son beneath an oak tree on their farm. Soon after, children of the Adam Klein and Conrad Krimmel families also succumbed to the disease and were buried next to the Kaiser child. The small cemetery became a community burial ground in 1875 when the Kaiser family deeded the one-acre plot to Trinity Lutheran Church. Subsequent land acquisitions have increased the size of the cemetery to 4.5 acres.
The oldest gravestone standing in the cemetery dates to 1879. Among the pioneers buried here are five charter members of Trinity Lutheran Church: Adam Klein, Sr. (1826-1891); Henry Kaiser (1825-1892); Heinrich Bernshausen (1822-1892); Johannes Brill (1833-1905); and Jacob Theiss (1826-1912). Many of the tombstones bear German inscriptions.
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10798.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 30° 2.814′ N, 95° 31.313′ W. Marker is in Klein, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Klein Cemetery Road 0.4 miles west of T C Jester Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6619 Klein Cemetery Road, Spring TX 77379, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Theis (Theiss) Family (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Klein Community (approx. 1.8 miles away); Peter Wunderlich Home (approx. 2 miles away); Kohrville Community (approx. 2 miles away); Catherine Wunderlich (approx. 2 miles away); Wunderlich Farm (approx. 2 miles away); Amos Cemetery (approx. 4˝ miles away); Pillot Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Klein.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.