|Birth: ||Dec. 31, 1894|
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 1896|
Infant Ancestor in Williamson County, Texas
"Riddle of destiny, who can show what thy short visit meant or know what thy errand here below?" __Charles Lamb
Kinz Helweg was born December 31, 1894, a new year's gift, to Julius Heinrich and Pauline (Hartmann) Helweg. Four older siblings, a sister and three brothers, were awaiting him. They would all see his first birthday come and go, but not much more, as he died on March 8, 1896. A little over a month later, the Helwegs would commemorate what may have been the inaugural year for Helweg School - by having a class picture taken on the 29th of April. It was a school young Kinz would never attend with his brothers and sister.
The Helwegs undoubtedly held a service for little Kinz at the original Christ Lutheran Church near Noack, east of Taylor. This was a church his father probably helped organize and build in 1891. As his tiny coffin was carried down the steps, his father could look up and see the school he had built, to the north, and their home, where he would never again see, or hear, Kinz play. They would then turn east, to the hill where Noack-Zieschang (Christ) Cemetery lay waiting. Where no trees grew to catch the air, and, in March, the fields may have still been bare, and probably no flowers bloomed to place upon his small grave there.
Kinz's gravesite has a small pillar, broken sometime in the ages of time and repaired by someone, likewise, sometime in the ages of time, bracing it to the wrought iron fence that surrounds his small grave. Over the years and over his gravesite, may have resonated the tolling of a bell, from the northwest, at Helweg School, which was also established in 1911 as a school district, known as "Helwig Common", and continued until 1950. Kinz rests nearby, at peace...
Great grand nephew
Julius Heinrich Helweg (1861 - 1944)
Pauline Hartman Helweg (1863 - 1949)
son of Julius & Pauline
Christ Church Cemetery
Maintained by: Duane Helweg
Originally Created by: sandra davis
Record added: Mar 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18304767