Christ Lutheran Cemetery
South of Cisco

Christ Lutheran Cemetery is located between Cisco and Rising Star, Texas, just west of U.S. Highway 183. From Cisco, travel south on U.S. Highway 183 for approximately four miles; from Rising Star, travel north on U.S. Highway 183 for approximately 14.5 miles. At County Road 181, turn west, travel approximately 1.1 miles, then turn south, or left, onto County Road 169 and proceed for .6 mile. The cemetery is located on the east, or left, side of the road.
 

History
Christ Lutheran Cemetery was established in 1904 on a five-acre plot of land approximately four miles southwest of Cisco, Texas. The land was donated by William Stroebel and his wife, Barbara, and Henry Stroebel and his wife, Christina. A church building was erected in front of the cemetery, and a Christian Day School and parsonage were later built on the property to serve the Lutherans in the area. These buildings are not standing today, but the cemetery is still in use. It is fenced and maintained by Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery Association, 1711 Conrad Hilton Avenue, Cisco, Texas 76437.

In July 1986, a monument was dedicated at the cemetery site commemorating Christ Lutheran Church. The monument stands on the exact spot where Christ Lutheran Church's altar stood. The original Christ Lutheran Church cornerstone is in the monument and it is inscribed with "1906". The inscription on the plaque reads:

"Christ Lutheran Church organized in 1904 under the leadership of the Rev. G.G. Mueller. From 1904 to 1944 the Church maintained a Christian Day School. In 1965 Christ and Grace Lutheran Churches combined to form Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cisco."

Christ Lutheran Cemetery received Historic Texas Cemetery designation in September 2012.

Information taken from:

Faith of Our Fathers! Living Still 1890 -- 1990. Anniversary Book Commemorating 100 Years of Lutheranism in the Cisco, Texas area. Redeemer Lutheran Church, Cisco, Texas.

Ziehr, Mary Handrick. Up the German Road. Gorman, Texas: Progress Printers, 1987.

We wish to acknowledge and thank Joe D. Ziehr and Mary Ann Stroebel Ziehr for their assistance and research into church records. Also, thank you to Wende for her assistance.

Transcription of this cemetery is current as of December 2013. Photos and transcription of cemetery were done by Josie Wende Hughes & Pat Wende Frost. Additions and/or corrections may be sent to: RedeemerCemAssoc@gmail.com.

Last Name First Name Middle Name Military Birth Date Death Date Notes Pictures
APPELT (OPPELT) August     April 8, 1837 October 5, 1911 Uncle to Emil P. SCHAEFER & Mrs. Wally SCHAEFER SCHALTENBRANDT
FUSCHSER (FUCHSER) Albert Rudolf   March 7, 1909 December 14, 1912 S/O Fred & Maria FUCHSER; B/To Otto
KOEHLER Mavg. (Margaretha)  E.        January 21, 1908 Mai (May) 21, 1908 D/O Robert J. KOEHLER & Margarethe (Margaret) ZIEHR; S/To Amelia, Edgar, Christine, Louise, Albert, Freida, Ehardt, Robert, Ernest, Sam & Elsie 
STROEBEL Anna Louise   March 20, 1900 September 21, 1978 D/O G. William STROEBEL & Barbara ALBRECHT; S/To William, Emma P., Minnie C., Martha M., Henry A., G. Carl & Ernest A.
STROEBEL Anna M. A.   February 16, 1899  November 17, 1965 D/O Henry STROEBEL & Christina R. MUELLER; S/To Heinrich G., Friedrich W., Frieda M., Lena E., Freda E., Henry W., Herman, Alvin M., Alma E., Adolf E., Carl W. & Clarence G.
STROEBEL (SS w/Ernest) Bertha Paulina   August 8, 1916 February 13, 2000 D/O Oscar G. REICH & Anna A. STEPHAN; W/O Ernest A. STROEBEL; M/O Loren E., Dennis O., & Roland E.; S/To Minnie L., Ernest H., Martin O. & Karl

STROEBEL (SS w/Henry) Christina Rosine   July 15, 1877  December 25, 1943 D/O Edward MUELLER & Wilhelmina R. MULLER; W/O Henry STROEBEL; M/O Heinrich G., Friedrich W., Anna M.A., Frieda M., Lena E., Freda E., Henry W., Herman, Alvin M., Alma E., Adolf E., Carl W. & Clarence G.; S/To Fred A., Heinrich H., Edward H., Emil A., Wilhelmine, John J. &  Augusta A. MUELLER; Half S/To Mike C., Martha M. & Hulda L. MUELLER (MILLER)

STROEBEL (SS w/Bertha) Ernest  August   April 8, 1910 June 30, 1990 S/O William STROEBEL & Barbara ALBRECHT; H/O Bertha P. REICH; F/O Loren E., Dennis O. & Roland W.; B/To William, Emma P., Minnie C., A. Louise, Martha M., Henry A. & G. Carl

STROEBEL (SS w/Heinrich G.)* Frieda  Maria    April 24, 1900 October 14, 1900 D/O Henry STROEBEL & Christina MUELLER; S/To Heinrich G., Friedrich W., Anna M.A., Lena E., Freda E., Henry W., Herman, Alvin M., Alma E., Adolf E., Carl W. & Clarence G.
STROEBEL (SS w/K. Barbara) George  William   September 16, 1865  May 5, 1911 (Texas Death Records: May 6, 1911) S/O J. Andreas STROEBEL & M. Rosina EBERT; H/O Katherine Barbara ALBRECHT; F/O William, Emma P., Minnie C., A. Louise, Martha M., Henry A., G. Carl & Ernest A.; B/To George W., Friedrich, Margarita, Minnie, Henry & Julius
STROEBEL (SS w/Frieda Maria)* Heinrich G.    July 7, 1896  December 25, 1900 S/O Henry STROEBEL & Christina R. MUELLER; B/To Friedrich W., Anna M.A., Frieda M., Lena E., Freda E., Henry W., Herman, Alvin M., Alma E., Adolf E., Carl W. & Clarence G.
STROEBEL (SS w/Christina) Henry     March 5, 1871  November 4, 1947 S/O J. Andreas STROEBEL & M. Rosina EBERT; H/O Christina R. MUELLER; F/O Heinrich G., Friedrich W., Anna M.A., Frieda M., Lena E., Freda E., Henry W., Herman, Alvin M., Alma E., Adolf E., Carl W. & Clarence G.; B/To George W., Friedrich, G. William, Margarita, Minnie & Julius

STROEBEL (SS w/G. William) Katherine Barbara   October 2, 1873  June 15, 1932 D/O Unknown ALBRECHT & Anna ALBRECHT JACOB; W/O G. William STROEBEL; M/O William, Emma P., Minnie C., A. Louise, Martha M., Henry A., G. Carl & Ernest A.; S/To Christian ALBRACHT (ALBRECHT)
STROEBEL William     October 3, 1893  March 29, 1947 S/O G. William STROEBEL & Barbara ALBRECHT; B/To Emma P., Minnie C., A. Louise, Martha M., Henry A., G. Carl & Ernest A.
ZIEHR Lnna (should be Lena)     August 15, 1905 March 19, 1909 (Christ Lutheran Church records) D/O Adam ZIEHR & Ottilee LIESKE; S/To Walter, Olga, Emil, Edwin, Martin & Lee
ZIEHR Heinrich Thomas   November 12, 1892  August 16, 1906 S/O Wilhelm ZIEHR & Anna Maria (Mary) PUCHTA (BUCHTA); B/To Margaret, Marie, Adam, Hans, John Martin, George, Emil, William F., Frank, Reinhardt, unnamed infant #1 (twin of John Martin) & unnamed infant #2
   * Graves of two children of Henry and Christina Stroebel were moved to the present Christ Lutheran Cemetery from another location.  

























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