Giesenschlag Cemetery

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Snook, Burleson County, Texas, USA
Memorials 187 added (82% photographed)

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Johan Joachim Giesenschlag emigrated from Prussia to Texas in 1855, settling first in Washington County. In 1877 he moved his family to Burleson County and in 1879 purchased sizable tracts of land in the Hollingsworth Survey and in the adjoining Moses Cummings survey. According to family tradition, Johann Giesenschlag set aside four acres of land in the Hollingsworth Survey for a family cemetery. He died of consumption in 1880 and was the first person, buried there. The land was legally conveyed in 1886 by his son, Christian Giesenschlag, to the Evangelical Trinity Lutheran Church for church and cemetery purposes. The Church ceased to function sometime around 1900, but the land has continued to be used as a cemetery for the relatives and descendants of Johann Giesenschlag and a few other persons.

Source: Narris Braly

Location: FM 60, 2 mi. W of Snook, take CR 271 about ½ mile N.

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GPS Coordinates: 30.4841000, -96.5018000

  • Added: 2 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2336647