Marker Details

St. John Lutheran Cemetery

19520 Lutheran Cemetery Road

Cypress , 77429

Historic Texas Cemetery
Directions: North on Mueschke from Hwy 290 (Mueschke east of Becker), right on Cypress Church, left on Lutheran Church Road; marker on post at entrance to cemetery

Key Time Period: 1846 - 1865 Statehood - Civil War

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: St. John Lutheran Cemetery Settlers from Posen and Pomerania, Germany came to this area in 1848. They formed St. John Lutheran Church in 1853. A smallpox epidemic in 1873 claimed the lives of 11 members. They and other area victims were interred on the property of church member Henry Raatz. Most of these burials were unmarked, but one, Wilhelm F. Petrich's, is the earliest marked grave. In 1878, Raatz donated this land to the church for a graveyard. After more than a century, the community still uses the historic cemetery, which is maintained by an association that formed in 1973.

Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002
Marker Type: Historic Texas Cemetery
Historical Org: Historic Texas Cemetery with THC Marker

Key Map Information: 326 R

GPS Coordinates: 30 00.820, 95 42.789

Precinct No: 3

Marker No: 12879