New Ulm in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
New Ulm Cemetery
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
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 ¼ 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. 9½ miles away); Town of Shelby (approx. 10½ 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.
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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 1,294 times since then and 2 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.