|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1794|
|Death: ||Oct. 13, 1862|
Matagorda Yellow Fever Victims, 1862
(From the minutes of the city council of Matagorda, entered March 3, 1862)
Upon the request of His Honor, the Mayor (D. E. E. Braman) the following was ordered to be entered in the minutes:
Matagorda City has been much celebrated for the salubrity of its climate and the uninterrupted good health of its inhabitants (with few exceptions) ever since its first settlement in 1827. But in the autumn of 1862, the yellow fever appeared among us and before its departure desolated many homes and brought sadness to the hearts of all. As the prevalence of this scourge is a sorrowful epoch in our history we have caused the mournful results to be recorded herein for the information of future generations.
A list of persons who died of yellow fever in the City of Matagorda between the 21st day of September and the 27th day of November, 1862.
About 150 white inhabitants of both sexes and all ages were in the city during the continuance of the disease. Of these 83 were attacked, 45 died and 43 recovered.
Sebastian Dietrich Sr & his wife Ellen Rose both died of Yellow Fever October 1862. Their grandson Antoine died at the same time.
Helene Rooss Dietrich (1793 - 1862)*
Joseph Dietrich (1820 - 1892)*
Jeanne Helene Dietrich Steger (1824 - 1862)*
Sebastian Dietrich (1829 - 1909)*
Created by: J.E. Newton
Record added: Nov 30, 2011
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