Yorktown in DeWitt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
2nd. Lt. Adolph Strieber
Co. G, 16th Illinois Cavalry from Apr. 1, 1863 to Aug. 15, 1865. Enlisted as private in Springfield, Ill., after crossing confederate lines by walking, stagecoach and steamboat. Like many Texas Germans, he felt U.S. should be kept together. Born in Zellerfield, Germany. Came to Texas via Old Indianola with parents in 1846. Married Marie Wagenschien 1866. Pioneer merchant. Prominent citizen.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 89.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 1, 1863.
Location. 28° 59.415′ N, 97° 31.237′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Texas, in DeWitt County. Marker is at the intersection of Westside Cemetery Road and John Oliver Road, on the right when traveling west on Westside Cemetery Road. The marker is located in the southeastern section of the Cemetery by eastern entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1335 Westside Cemetery Road, Yorktown TX 78164, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Yorktown (approx. 1.2 miles away); John York and Charles Eckhardt (approx. 1.2 miles away); C. Eckhardt & Sons Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); De Witt County (approx. 1.6 miles away); DeWitt County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Holy Cross Catholic Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Shiloh (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.