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Nazareth in Castro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Holy Family Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. Holy Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1902, Joseph Reisdorff, pastor and colonizer of Nazareth, devoted land donated by Wilhelmina Thier to be Holy Family Cemetery. First interment was the body of Anna Lackerman in August 1906. Reflecting Nazareth’s heritage, nine early tombstones bear German inscriptions. In the 1940s, additions included more property, the crucifixion statuary, pipe fencing, brick pillars, tree-lined walks, and an arched gateway. In 1985, the statue of the sacred heart of Jesus was placed in the east, and in 1995, the unborn children’s memorial in the west. In 2012, the New Jerusalem oratory was dedicated for visitors’ devotion and cemetery information. Notable interments include three priests and the only World War II death casualty, R.T. Dirks.
Historic Texas Cemetery 2011
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17921.)
 
Location. 34° 32.791′ N, 102° 6.22′ W. Marker is in Nazareth, Texas, in Castro County. Marker is on Third Street north of St. Joseph Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nazareth TX 79063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. Holy Family Cemetery Marker
are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holy Family Catholic Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home Mercantile (approx. 0.2 miles away); Summerfield-Dameron Corner (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Holy Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
3. Holy Family Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of sites and graves of individuals representing burials noted in marker text. • Can you help?
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