|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This cemetery is documented in Vol III of the Cemeteries of DeWitt County, Texas book by Patsy Goebel and Karen Gohmert. It was first surveyed for that book by Mrs. Thelma Krueger, Mrs. Leota Landers and Mrs. Patsy Goebel. Later more graves were found by Mrs. Patsy Goebel, Mrs. Marjorie Hyatt, Mr. Chuck Parsons and Mr. Robert Almand.
The cemetery is listed as Epperson-Brown-Jonischkies Cemetery in the DeWitt County Cemetery book, but it is also referenced by the following names in various death certificates:
12 Mile Cemetery
The cemetery is located in the area of the Rabke Church in DeWitt County, TX. About one mile south of the church, turn right onto Stehle Lane. The cemetery is located on private property to the left of Stehle Lane, about 200 yards back in the woods. The gate to the cemetery is normally locked, so you might want to contact the property owners before driving out to the cemetery site.
Alternate directions to its location: from Cuero, take US 183 southwest about 3 miles, take FM 2718 southwest about 6.5 miles go west 3/10 mile (note that these directions will only get you to the point on Stehle Lane where you need to turn left for another 200 yards onto private property).
The map location shown here is based on the exact location of the Texas Historical Marker at the grave of Allen Caruthers (1804-1863) who was a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. You can enter these coordinates into your GPS device to help navigate to the exact location of the cemetery: N 28.985749 W -97.397763