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Near Bellville in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery

Founded June 10, 1880 by:

 

— Bellville Cemetery Society —

 
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By James Hulse, September 19, 2020
1. Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

As Pilgers Ruh Friedhof Gemeinde
First land purchased from Wm. Graf, 2 acres, 6-10-1881 by Trustees J. Harloff · O. Sander · F. Drop,
3-10-1881 Colbert and Anita Mewis donated 3.29 acres to the cemetery
Total acres 1990: 9.64
Oldest tomb stone: Eduard Roensch 1861

Officers 1990
Wilbert E. Mewis, President
William Schomberg, Vice President
Wilson Woehst, Swc. Treas.

Trustees
Walter Meissner, Jr
Wilbert Wendt, Sr.
Adolph Stamnitz
 
Erected 1990 by Bellville Cemetery Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 29° 56.949′ N, 96° 13.743′ W. Marker is near Bellville, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is on Pilgrims Rest Road 0.1 miles north of State Highway 529, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2565 Pilgrims Rest Road, Bellville TX 77418, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Pilgrims Rest Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Joachim H. Hintz
Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 19, 2020
2. Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery Marker
The marker is the grey colored marker on the right.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Bellville Turnverein Pavilion (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oak Knoll Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Michael Robert Pilley (approx. 1.3 miles away); E.O. Finn Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); L.A. and Adelheid Machemehl House (approx. 1.6 miles away); First National Bank of Bellville (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellville.
 
Also see . . .  Oldest Tomb Stone - Eduard Roensch. Findagrave.com (Submitted on October 9, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Entrance to Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 19, 2020
3. Entrance to Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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