Near Monaville in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John Frey, born Johannes Frei in 1857 in Switzerland, came to America in 1877. He settled in Austin County, Texas, where he married German immigrant Mary Baethe in 1879. They eventually were the parents of fifteen children. They moved to Waller County in 1889 and settled near this site. In 1902 the Freys' infant daughter, Annie, died and was buried on the family farm. Hers was the first grave in what became the family cemetery. John and Mary Frey were also buried here. Their descendants still maintain the historic graveyard.
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9385.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 29° 58.839′ N, 95° 58.419′ W. Marker is near Monaville, Texas, in Waller County. Marker is on Cochran Road, half a mile south of Rochen Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waller TX 77484, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies Frey - Benignus House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Highland Home School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Monaville Independent School District (approx. 4.6 miles away); Pine Island Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Waller (approx. 6.1 miles away); Waller (approx. 6.1 miles away); Site of South Texas Baptist College (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monaville.
Also see . . . Frey Cemetery. Findagrave.com (Submitted on October 10, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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