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Near Schulenburg in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

United Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery

(Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery)

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, December 30, 2019
1. United Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Swiss Alp community was settled about 1865. Within a short time, the Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church was established and began meeting on land given by John and Christina Knippa in 1867. The first recorded burial on this site is that of Emma Gertraut Ritter, who died in October 1867. She was soon followed by Anna Rudi, the wife of Pastor C. C. Rudi. Ten more church members were interred here before the site was formally established as a cemetery in February 1877. Other members of the Rudi family are interred here along with numerous church members. After several small area churches merged in 1967 the church name was changed to United Evangelical Lutheran Church and Cemetery. The historic graveyard contains both marked and unmarked burials.
 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11881.)
 
Location. 29° 47.687′ N, 96° 56.394′ W. Marker is near Schulenburg, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 3171 2 miles west of U.S. 77, on the right when traveling north.
United Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, December 30, 2019
2. United Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Marker
United Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery marker is on the right, Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church marker is on the left.
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2038 FM 3171, Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church (here, next to this marker); Augustine Haidusek (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Oldest Czech Settlement (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Czech Catholic Union of Texas (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Czech Catholic Union of Texas (approx. 3.7 miles away); Father Miguel Muldoon (approx. 3.8 miles away); Creuzbaur's Battery, C.S.A. (approx. 5.3 miles away); Catholic Life Insurance (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Brian Anderson, December 30, 2019
3. United Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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