Submitted by: Lois Kennedy
Cemeteries of Texas: Veda Bragg Mendoza
Located in west Wharton County, across the Colorado River from Glen Flora just off FM 960, near the Crossroads community of Crescent.
A five acre tract was given by the Waterhouse family for the area residents to build a church and etablish a cemetery. The church was on the road frontage, which was later sold; the back section was reserved as a cemetery belonging to the membership of the St. John’s Lutheran Church. The area was called Vesperville in the beginning but now is known as Crescent.
In 1985, Bessie Lee Matthews Roecker conducted the survey, and related that it was overgrown, with many of the markers damaged by cattle and trees. Many of the tombstones text is in German. It is likely that this is not a complete list of all the burials. Beginning in 1997, the members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wharton, began a clean up project of the cemetery and plan to continue maintenance and necessary repairs. This church was the original St. John’s which started the cemetery, but a move to Wharton necessitated a name change to St. Paul, as there was already a St. John’s Lutheran there.
Typist Note: There are no plot or grave numbers on this survey. I have taken the liberty of numbering the entries sequentially. Hopefully this will help in determining the relationship of one burial to other burials in this cemetery.
- Added: 10 Jan 2018
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2658413
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