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

Old Salem Lutheran Church Site

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, September 28, 2019
1. Old Salem Lutheran Church Site Marker
Inscription.  A number of German immigrants who arrived in Galveston during the 1840s and 1850s settled in the Rosehill community. The families of George Sherer, Henry Theiss, Jacob Theiss, and C. W. Winkler founded Salem Lutheran Church in 1852, with the Rev. Gottlieb Ebinger as their first pastor. They worshipped initially in private homes, then erected a church building at this site on land donated by C. W. Winkler in 1857. The congregation affiliated with the Missouri Synod in 1868. The following year, George Sherer gave his family cemetery, situated about one mile northeast of this location, as a church burial ground. The fellowship established a parochial school about 1870 and later built a schoolhouse on adjacent land given by Henry Theiss. In 1880 a frame edifice with steeple was constructed here to replace the original church.

Until the 1930s, men customarily sat on the left side of the church and women on the right, and services were conducted in German. Additions to the cemetery in 1943 and 1954 increased its size to five acres, which members of the congregation tended on cleanup days scheduled twice a year. The old frame church was destroyed
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By Brian Anderson, September 28, 2019
2. Old Salem Lutheran Church Site Marker
by fire in 1964 and replaced by a new edifice, dedicated Feb. 5, 1967.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10765.)
 
Location. 30° 5.47′ N, 95° 40.199′ W. Marker is near Rose Hill, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Lutheran Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22604 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball TX 77377, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem Lutheran School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salem Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rose Hill Methodist Church Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); Rose Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Kleb Family House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of New Kentucky (approx. 5 miles away); Abraham Roberts Homesite (approx. 5 miles away); Samuel McCarley Homesite (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rose Hill.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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