Bellville in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Oak Knoll Cemetery
Frederick William (1800-1854) and Marie Louise Starke (1827-1894) Luhn purchased 697 acres here in 1848. When Frederick died in 1854, he was buried on this homestead just east of their log home. A year later, Marie married John Siegfried (1821-1898). As the need arose, the Siegfrieds offered the use of the site for burials. In 1870, a small parcel was deeded to the fathers of three interred children. In 1889, as more burial plots were sold, an association was formed that has, since those early days, overseen the funding, the layout, the growth and the care of this site that chronicles the lives of generations of Bellville's citizens.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2001
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12711.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 29° 56.764′ N, 96° 14.923′ W. Marker is in Bellville, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellville TX 77418, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bellville Turnverein Pavilion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joachim H. Hintz (about 500 feet away); Michael Robert Pilley (about 700 feet away); L.A. and Adelheid Machemehl House (approx. 0.4 miles away); E.O. Finn Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); First National Bank of Bellville (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Harigel House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Austin County Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellville.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.