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Fayetteville Brethren Church Cemetery

 
 
Fayetteville Brethren Church Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 13, 2021
1. Fayetteville Brethren Church Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Originally known as the Czech-Moravian Brethren Evangelical Cemetery at Ross Prairie, this site serves Texas' second oldest congregation of the Unity of the Brethren, whose members settled here in the early 1850s. This group hosted the first Czech worship service in the state in 1855. In 1870, the congregation was formally organized, and one year later the educational society, Osveta, established the first Czech-English school in Texas in this community. In 1874, Thomas (1844-1925) and Katerina (1840-1882) Jecmenek donated land on which to build a church, a parish house and a school. They also set aside land for this cemetery. A number of unmarked graves exist here, but the earliest dated stone is that of Katerina Roznovak Jecmenek (1850-1875), wife of Thomas' brother, Martin (1852-1885). Significant to church members is the grave of Reverend Jindrich Juren (1850-1921), who was called here in 1876, serving the congregation as pastor and schoolmaster for some 45 years. Veterans of our nation's wars who are honored here include one Confederate soldier, Jan (Johann) Hruska (1831-1894). Chronicled in this churchyard are the lives of the pioneers
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and generations of families that are the heritage of the Ross Prairie area of Fayette County.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 1999
 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15553.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 29° 52.981′ N, 96° 40.268′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kramr Road and Ross Prairie Church Road. The marker is located at the entrance to the cemetery which is directly behind the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1022 Kramr Road, Fayetteville TX 78940, 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. Brethren Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rev. Jindrich Juren (within shouting distance of this marker); Osveta Public School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Germania Public School (approx. 1˝ miles away); Sarrazin Store (approx. 1˝ miles away); St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); Sewer Project (approx. 1˝ miles away); Phillip James Shaver (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
The Fayetteville Brethren Church Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 13, 2021
2. The Fayetteville Brethren Church Cemetery and Marker
The view of the marker from the Brethren Church parking lot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 13, 2021
3. The view of the marker from the Brethren Church parking lot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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