Frelsburg in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery
In 1857, community founder and German native, Capt. Wilhelm Frels, donated 3.9 acres at this site for the establishment of a Lutheran Church and cemetery. Members of the Frels, Becker and Fehrenkamp families, as well as other early settlers, are interred in this original section of the cemetery. The earliest known burial at the site is that of Louise Frels, who died in 1859. The cemetery was expanded in 1869 when the congregation bought an additional seven acres from Frels. Gravestone materials include marble, iron, sandstone, limestone and wood. Today, the Trinity Lutheran Church Council oversees the operations of the cemetery, which continues as a reminder of Colorado County's earliest German settlement.
Historic Texas Cemetery- 2009
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16383.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 29° 52.291′ N, 96° 32.987′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2309 FM 1291, New Ulm TX 78950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trinity Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Frelsburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mike Muckleroy (approx. 2.6 miles away); Zimmerscheidt School (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Zimmerscheidt School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site of the Town of New Ulm (approx. 3.9 miles away); Frnka Family Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frelsburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.