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New Ulm in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

New Ulm Cemetery

New Ulm Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Wikman, May 10, 2010
1. New Ulm Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The town of New Ulm was originally called Duff's Settlement at the time of its founding, and was named for James C. Duff, who in 1841 acquired title to the site upon which the settlement was founded. A post office began operation in 1853. At that time, the town's name was changed to New Ulm in honor of Ulm, a city in the province of Wurttemberg, Germany, which was the homeland of many early settlers. The original town was established near the site of New Ulm Cemetery, one mile North of the present town of New Ulm. In 1892, the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad Company of Texas laid tracks, streets and lots one mile South of the existing New Ulm for a new townsite, and settlers soon abandoned the former location.

The earliest recorded burial in New Ulm Cemetery is that of C. J. Schuette, who was interred in 1853. Also buried at New Ulm Cemetery is Josef Lidumil Lesikar, who was a leader in bringing early Czech settlers to America. The earliest land and burial records for New Ulm Cemetery were lost in a fire, but existing records show that the property was sold to the New Ulm Cemetery in 1889, and the New Ulm Cemetery Association was already in existence in 1915. A decoration day has been scheduled every year since at least 1919. The annual decoration day is still held, with services alternation between St. John Lutheran
New Ulm Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Wikman, May 10, 2010
2. New Ulm Cemetery Marker
Church of New Ulm and the Industry United Methodist Church. Many improvements have been made to the cemetery throughout the years, including the construction of an impressive entrance in 1924, a storage building in 1933, and a chapel in 2002. Burials in New Ulm cemetery include veterans of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16010.)
Location. 29° 54.35′ N, 96° 29.25′ W. Marker is in New Ulm, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 109 mile south of Kingfisher Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2647 FM 109, New Ulm TX 78950, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frnka Family Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Fordtran (approx. 4.9 miles away); Breeding Family Cemetery / First School in Fayette County (approx. 8.4 miles away); Henniger Family Cemetery (approx. 9 miles away); Town of Shelby (approx. 10 miles away); Site of Svrcek Building (approx. 11.3 miles away); Site of Svrcek Garage (approx. 11.3 miles away); Zapp Building (approx. 11.3 miles away).
Regarding New Ulm Cemetery. There are approximately 1,350 graves in this cemetery.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2010, by Eric Wikman of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,328 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2010, by Eric Wikman of Austin, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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