Williamson County
Historical Commission

 

 

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY
HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION
Sunday May 7, 2006, 10:30 a.m.

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 ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY
HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION

Sunday May 7, 2006, 10:30 a.m.

WELCOME Claire Maxwell, WHC

INVOCATION Pastor Walter J. Miller

FLAG RAISING/ VFW Post 4009 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

HISTORY Janet Munroe

UNVEILING OF THE MARKER Terry Miksch Karen Hines

WORDS OF THANKS Marcella Schoener

REFRESHMENTS AND FELLOWSHIP
 

 
 

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY

Historical Mark
The Sandoval Community was settled by Carl Streich in 1882. The settlement consisted of German, some Austrian and Swiss, and a few French immigrants.

On March 25, 1893, twenty-six families formally organized Zion Lutheran Church. The first pastor was J. Rode, and the services were conducted in the German language.

On September 29, 1894, Paul and Emma Herbst donated one acre of land across the road from the original church to be used for a church and a cemetery.

This cemetery, located five miles north of Thrall, Texas, on County Road 425, is unfenced and contains eighty-seven known gravesites and ten unknown gravesites that are marked with white, iron crosses. The oldest documented gravesite is for Bertha Lehmann, a baby girl who died in 1893. The last person buried in the cemetery is Kurt Bohlen who died on July 29, 1998.

There are three veterans buried in our cemetery. Two of them served during World War I: Henry Fuessel died in France, and one is unknown. Erich A. Schlickeisen served in World War II.

The cemetery still serves as a burial site for the members of Zion Lutheran Church and their families.


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