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Near Rose Hill in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Salem Lutheran Cemetery

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, September 28, 2019
1. Salem Lutheran Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This burial ground began as the Scherer Family Cemetery. The Scherers were among the early settlers of Rosehill, a rural community in northwest Harris County. The first German settlers began arriving by way of Galveston in 1846. Through the efforts of founding pastor Johann Heinrich Braschler and local residents Jacob and Henry Theis, C. W. Winkler, and George Scherer, Salem Lutheran Church was established as a congregation in 1851. By the late 1880s, in addition to the church, the area also had a post office, seven cotton gins, three general stores, a sawmill, a gristmill, a blacksmith and a wagon maker.

The first burials here were of Helena Scherer (d. 1859) and her brother, Reinhardt Johann Scherer (d. 1860). The first non-family member buried here was Eva Achenbach Theis (d. 1861). In 1864, three men who died in the Spring Creek Powder Mill explosion were interred here. In 1869, George Scherer transferred property including the cemetery to Salem Lutheran Church; the cemetery changed its name at this time. Those buried here include veterans of military conflicts dating to the Civil War. Others interred include many early Rosehill
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By Brian Anderson, September 28, 2019
2. Salem Lutheran Cemetery Marker
residents and other individuals who attended the church but lived in nearby communities such as Cypress Top, Decker Prairie and Willow Creek. Cemetery features include vertical stones, obelisks, interior fencing, grave slabs, statuary and German-language markers. Set among trees and vegetation, Salem Lutheran Cemetery remains active while continuing to serve as a record of the area's early settlers.

Historic Texas Cemetery - 2008


(Supplemental Plaque)
In the 1890s, two cousins were both named William Theis. Misdirected mail resulted in William from Klein adding an "s" to the spelling of Theis.
 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15724.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 30° 6.149′ N, 95° 39.72′ W. Marker is near Rose Hill, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from Lutheran Cemetery Road 0.4 miles north of Lutheran School Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tomball TX 77377, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem Lutheran School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Salem Lutheran Church Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rose Hill Methodist Church Building (approx. 3.6 miles
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away); Rose Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Kleb Family House (approx. 5.2 miles away); Site of New Kentucky (approx. 6.1 miles away); Abraham Roberts Homesite (approx. 6.1 miles away); Amos Cemetery (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rose Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.
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