Romney Lutheran Cemetery
South of Cisco

Romney Lutheran Cemetery is located between Cisco and Rising Star, Texas, just east of U.S. Highway 183. From Cisco, travel south on U.S. Highway 183 for approximately 11.5 miles; from Rising Star, travel north on U.S. Highway 183 for approximately 7 miles. Turn east onto County Road 286, and the cemetery is located .3 mile on the north, or left, side of the road.
 

History
In 1903, Zion Lutheran Church was established at Romney, Texas, on land located twelve miles south of Cisco, on five acres donated by Henry Massmann. Two Lutheran families, the Henry Lukers and the Henry Massmanns, built a chapel on the site and land was set aside next to the chapel for use as a cemetery. Zion Lutheran Church, Romney, disbanded in 1928. The chapel is no longer standing, but the cemetery remains and is still used today. It is fenced and maintained by Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery Association, 1711 Conrad Hilton Avenue, Cisco, Texas 76437.

Romney 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.

Romney Historical Marker

Last Name First Name Middle Name Military Birth Date Death Date Notes Pictures
ABRAHAM August E.        November 16, 1843 (church records, Pempersin, Germany) January 3, 1926     (TX Death Cert) S/O Johann ABRAHAM & Anne Elisabeth FRANKE; B/To Michael, Justine & Caroline; HB/To Wilhelmine E., Gottlieb, Johann C., Johann A., Carl F., Louise W. (MILLER) & Florentine.
COCHRAN Benjamin Wilson   July 26, 1909 March 5, 1995 S/O John W. COCHRAN & Ora Lee POTTS; H/O Hulda L. MILLER; F/O T. Wesley & Frank W.; B/To Roxie O., Ruth, Pansy C., Lynda P. & Dorothy A.
COCKRAN (COCHRAN) Frank Wayne   August 9, 1939 September 14, 1988 S/O Benjamin W. COCHRAN & Hulda L. MILLER; B/To T. Wesley 
COCHRAN Hulda Louise   February 14, 1903 June 26, 1969 D/O Edward H. MILLER & Louise W. ABRAHAM; W/O Benjamin W. COCHRAN; M/O T. Wesley & Frank W.; S/To Mike C. & Martha M.; HS/To Christina R., Fred A., Heinrich H., Edward H., Emil A., Wilhelmina, John J. & Augusta A.
COCHRAN Tilford Wesley Eugene   January 17, 1937 November 20, 2004 S/O Benjamin W. COCHRAN & Hulda L. MILLER; F/O Tonia CONDICT & Wesley E., Jr.; B/To Frank W.
FRICKE Anna Maria    April 15, 1905 November 20, 1976 D/O John GERHARDT & Katherine ADAM; W/O Ernest E. FRICKE; M/O Katherine & E. Wayne; S/To Lena, Katherine, Carl F., Louise & John W.

FRICKE Emma E.        April 26, 1893 March 23, 1953 D/O Henry FRICKE & Ida A. KRUMM; S/To Walter, August C. & Ernest E.
FRICKE Ernest  Edward       March 8, 1898 February 22, 1948 S/O Henry FRICKE & Ida A. KRUMM; H/O A. Marie GERHARDT; F/O Katherine & E. Wayne; B/To Emma E., Walter & August C.

FRICKE Ernest  Wayne   September 1, 1937 March 6, 1963 S/O Ernest E. FRICKE & A. Marie GERHARDT; B/To Katherine
FRICKE Ida A.   August 21, 1867 August 26, 1945 D/O Unknown KRUMM; M/O Emma E., Walter, August C. & Ernest E.
GERHARDT (SS/Emma P.) Carl Frederick   January 1, 1899 June 9, 1950 S/O John GERHARDT & Katherine ADAM; H/O Emma P.; F/O Raymond C., C. Gerald, Pauline C., Marilyn E., Kathlyn A. & Nancy C.; B/To Lena, Katherine, Louise, A. Marie & John W.
GERHARDT Carl Gerald   February 16, 1925 January 19, 2011 S/O Carl F. GERHARDT & Emma P. WEISER; H/O Mary Helen CARHART; F/O Deborah I. & Laura M.; B/To Raymond C., Pauline C., Marilyn E., Kathlyn A. & Nancy C.
GERHARDT (SS/Carl F.) Emma Pauline   February 14, 1900 October 27, 1997 D/O O.P. WEISER & Anna DOMANN; W/O Carl F. GERHARDT; M/O Raymond C., C. Gerald, Pauline C., Marilyn E., Kathlyn A. & Nancy C.; S/To Charlie, Henry, Christian, Oswald (O.J.), Paul & Martin
GERHARDT (SS/John W.) Frieda Emma       January 7, 1918 December 26, 2010 D/O Arthur F. KRAUSE & F. Hulda SCHARF; W/O John W. GERHARDT (Married February 16, 1941); M/O Jeannette J., Gwendlyn R., John A., James H. & Larry G.; S/To Lorena, Blondina, Hilda & Harold

GERHARDT (SS/Jeannette) Gwendlyn Ruth   December 1, 1943 June 8, 1953 (Swimming Accident) D/O John W. GERHARDT & Frieda E. KRAUSE; S/To Jeannette J., John A. James H. & Larry G.
GERHARDT (SS/Gwendlyn) Jeannette Jane   December 5, 1941 June 8, 1953 (Swimming Accident) D/O John W. GERHARDT & Frieda E. KRAUSE; S/To Gwendlyn R., John A., James H. & Larry G.
GERHARDT (SS/Katherine) John     June 24, 1868 September 30, 1952 S/O John G. GERHARDT & Anna DEMUTH; H/O Katherine ADAM; F/O Lena, Katherine, Carl F., Louise, A. Marie & John W.; B/To William, David, Michael, Georg & Gottlieb
GERHARDT (SS/Frieda) John W.   January 31, 1907 January 15, 1993 S/O John W. GERHARDT & Katherine ADAM; H/O Frieda E. KRAUSE (Married February 16, 1941); F/O Jeannette J., Gwendlyn R., John A., James H. & Larry G.; B/To Lena, Katherine, Carl F., Louise & A. Marie

GERHARDT (SS/John) Katherine     December 2, 1870 January 16, 1956 D/O Unknown ADAM; W/O John GERHARDT; M/O Lena, Katherine, Carl F., Louise, A. Marie & John W.; S/To 14 Unknown Siblings
GERHARDT William     May 19, 1874 December 20, 1962 S/O John G. GERHARDT & Anna DEMUTH; B/To John, David, Michael, Georg & Gottlieb
JANZOW (SS/Frederick) Dorothea Emma   April 5, 1888 April 14, 1983 D/O Franz G. STEYER & Ida J.F. KOCH; W/O (1) Christian F. PRANGE & (2) Frederick W. JANZOW; M/O Erwin, Mary, Edna Lou & Christine PRANGE; SM/O Herman C., William J., Martin H., Hannah A., Adolf R., Dora & Helen PRANGE; SM/O F. Samuel, Ruth, Lois, Dr. W. Theophile Ted & Paul J. JANZOW; S/To Charles, Herman A., Helen Ida, Edward H. & Unknown
JANZOW (SS/Dorothea) Frederick W.H.   March 16, 1880 July 8, 1964 S/O Friedrich C. JANZOW & Edmunde W. MUELLER; H/O (1) Emma E. WIEGNER & (2) Dorothea E. STEYER PRANGE; F/O F. Samuel, Ruth, Lois, Dr. W. Theophil "Ted" & Paul J. JANZOW; SF/O Erwin, Mary, Edna Lou & Christine PRANGE; B/To Carl F.C., Mary, J. William C., Wilhelmine, John, August, Henry, Augusta E. & John F.
LUKER Alwin Freidrich Ludwig   June 8, 1891 September 15, 1975 S/O Henry W. LUKER & Margarethe FAHRENKAMP; H/O (1) Bertha STEPHAN & (2) Emily LEHMANN; F/O (1) Walter, Gertrude, Carl & Clarence A.; (2) Emily M., Helen L. & Martin E.; B/To Alwina, Margarethe, Henry, Anna, Walter & Martin
LUKER Bertha  STEPHAN (STEFFAN)   August 21, 1892 December 19, 1923 D/O John Hermann STEPHAN (STEFFAN) & Helena KOUNTZ; W/O Alwin F.L. LUKER; M/O Walter, Gertrude, Carl & Clarence A.
LUKER Clarence A.   October 1, 1923 June 14, 1974 S/O Alwin F. LUKER & Bertha STEPHAN (STEFFAN); B/To Walter, Gertrude & Carl; HB/To Emily M., Helen L. & Martin E.
LUKER Emily (Anna Wilhelmine) LEHMANN   April 3, 1890 February 18, 1983 D/O Paul Heinrich August LEHMANN & Marie SCHWAUSCH; W/O Alwin F.L. LUKER; M/O Emily M., Helen L. & Martin E.; S/To Emma M., Otto E., Paul H., Agnes A., Julius E., B. Louise & Anton F.W.
LUKER Henry W.   April 13, 1855 May 13, 1935 H/O Margarethe FAHRENKAMP; F/O Alwina, Margarethe, Henry, Alwin, Annie, Walter & Martin
LUKER Margarethe (third burial in this cemetery)     April 21, 1858 February 28, 1920 D/O Unknown FAHRENKAMP; W/O Henry W. LUKER; M/O Alwina, Margarethe, Henry, Alwin, Annie, Walter & Martin
MASSMANN Heinrich (first burial in this cemetery) W.F.   December 16, 1895 June 19, 1901 S/O Henry (Herman) F. MASSMANN & Marie L. WIEGMANN/WIETZMANN; B/To Arthur, Irene & Adelaide
MASSMANN Helena (second burial in this cemetery) Geb. BOHMS   November 30, 1830 February 16, 1908 W/O J.W. MASSMANN; M/O Anna, Emma, Johann, William, Henry (Herman) & August
MILLER Christina     June 30, 1943 June 30, 1943 D/O Mike C. MILLER & Dorothy A. COCHRAN; S/To Marilyn L., Edward H., James Lee, Shirley A. & Patsy V.
MILLER Dorothy Ann   April 20, 1913 March 6, 1980 (s/b March 5, 1980) D/O John W. COCHRAN & Ora Lee POTTS; W/O Mike C. MILLER; M/O Marilyn L., Edward H., James Lee, Shirley A., Patsy V. & Christina; S/To Roxie O., Ruth, Pansy C., Lynda P. & Benjamin
MILLER Edward Henry CPL     U.S. Army October 3, 1932 December 7, 1995 S/O Mike C. MILLER & Dorothy A. COCHRAN; B/To Marilyn L., James Lee, Shirley A., Patsy V. & Christina

MILLER (MUELLER) (SS/Louise W.) Edward (Eduard) Herman   May 1, 1855 June 14, 1924 S/O David MUELLER & Rosena FRASSE; H/O (1) Wilhelmina R. MUELLER & (2) Louise W. ABRAHAM (Married Feb. 16, 1896); F/O (1) Christina R., Fred A., Heinrich H., Edward H., Emil A., Wilhelmina, John J. & Augusta A.; F/O (2) Mike C., Martha M. & Hulda L.; HB/To August M. & Frederick W.; B/To Johann G., Elisabeth, Rosine, Anna E.W. & Karl C.
MILLER James Lee   March 24, 1935 May 1, 1946 S/O Mike C. MILLER & Dorothy A. COCHRAN; B/To Marilyn L., Edward H., Shirley A., Patsy V. & Christina
MILLER (MUELLER) (SS/Edward H.) Louise Wilhelmine   March 23, 1860 May 4, 1941 D/O Christian ABRAHAM & Anne Elisabeth FRANKE, W/O (1) Unknown TESKE & (2) Edward H. MILLER (Married Feb. 16, 1896); M/To Mike C., Martha M. & Hulda L.; SM/To Christina R., Fred A., Heinrich H., Edward H., Emil A. Wilhelmina, John J. & Augusta A.; S/To Wilhelmine E., Gottlieb, Johann C., Johann, Carl F. & Florentine; HS/To Michael, August, Justine & Caroline.
MILLER Marilyn Louise   March 9, 1931 December 30, 2009 D/O Michael C. MILLER & Dorothy Ann COCHRAN; W/O (1) Edward E. WENDE & (2) Merrill F. WALLACH; M/O Patricia G., Marjorie L., Josephine L. & Stanley D.; S/To Edward H., James L., Shirley A., Patsy V. & Christina.

MILLER Mike (Michael) Christian   December 3, 1898 October 1, 1966 S/O Edward H. MILLER & Louise W. ABRAHAM; H/O Dorothy A. COCHRAN; F/O Marilyn L., Edward H., James Lee, Shirley A., Patsy V. & Christina; B/To Martha M. & Hulda L.; HB/To Christina R., Fred A., Heinrich H., Edward H., Emil A., Wilhelmina, John J. & Augusta A.
MILLER Patsy Virginia   November 1, 1941 November 10, 1941 D/O Mike C. MILLER & Dorothy A. COCHRAN; S/To Marilyn L., Edward H., James Lee, Shirley A. & Christina
MONAHAN (MANAHAN) Howard, Jr. J. (L.)   1924 (Texas Death Cert: March 19, 1925) January 6, 1926 (Church Records) June 5, 1926 (Texas Death Records) S/O Howard L. MANAHAN (MONAHAN) & Grace (Babe) YARBROUGH
MULLER (SS/Katherine) Dr. Arnold John   May 13, 1937 December 23, 2005 S/O Arnold J. MULLER & Alice M. HOFFMAN; H/O Katherine A. FRICKE (Married June 11, 1966); F/O Jana; B/To Arnelda M., Carol & Leonard

MULLER (SS/John) Katherine  Ann   May 14, 1941   D/O Ernest E. FRICKE & A. Marie GERHARDT; W/O A. John MULLER (Married June 11, 1966); M/O Jana; S/To E. Wayne

PRANGE (SS/William J.) Helen  Ida   October 7, 1885 November 15, 1973 D/O Franz G. STEYER & Ida J.F. KOCH; W/O William J. PRANGE; M/O Louis T., Irene A., Alfred C., Ellen T., Esther E., William A., Ernest A., Ray D., Verna M. & Norma J.; S/To Charles, Herman A., Dorothea, Edward H. & Unknown
PRANGE Raymond     June 10, 1926 September 21, 2004 S/O William J. PRANGE & Helen Ida STEYER; B/To Louis T., Irene A., Alfred C., Ellen T., Esther E., William A., Ernest A., Verna M. & Norma J.
PRANGE (SS/Helen I.) William J.   March 19, 1885 December 25, 1980 S/O Christian F. PRANGE & Annina MEWES; H/O Helen Ida STEYER; F/O Louis T., Irene A., Alfred C., Ellen T., Esther E., William A., Ernest A., Ray D., Verna M. & Norma J.; B/To Herman C., Martin H., Hannah A. & Adolf R.; HB/To Erwin, Mary, Edna Lou & Christine
REUWER James Gerald Lewis   January 27, 1915 June 24, 1921 S/O L. Wesley REUWER & Lena GERHARDT; B/To M. Wesley
RIESE Baby Boy     July 20, 1936 (only date) S/O Pastor Elmer H. RIESE & Frances BULL
RIESE Frances     April 1, 1911 November 17, 1936 D/O William A. BULL & Ernestine KUEHNAST; W/O Pastor Elmer H. RIESE (Married August 16, 1933); M/O Baby Boy RIESE; S/To Royal & Leone
ROY (SS/Charles) Carol Ann   December 25, 1953 December 27, 1997 D/O Clarence G. STROEBEL & Ruth E. WEISER; W/O Charles Henri ROY (Married July 18, 1981); S/To Michael C.

ROY     (SS/Carol) Charles Henri   March 23, 1941   H/O Carol Ann STROEBEL (Married July 18, 1981)

STANSBURY Edna Lou   August 5, 1921 February 28, 1981 D/O Christian F. PRANGE & E. Dorothea STEYER; W/O Richard E. STANSBURY; S/To Erwin, Mary & Christine; HS/To Herman C., William J., Martin H., Hannah A., Adolf R., Dora & Helen
STROEBEL (SS/Ruth E.) Clarence Gus   March 2, 1917 September 14, 2005 S/O Henry STROEBEL & Christina R. MILLER (MUELLER); H/O Ruth E. WEISER: F/O Michael C. & Carol Ann; B/To Heinrich G., Friedrich W., Anna M.A., Frieda M., Lena E., Freda E., Henry W., Herman, Alvin M., Alma E., Adolph & Carl W.

STROEBEL (SS/Clarence) Ruth Emma   March 9, 1920 April 27, 2012 D/O Carl (Charlie) A. WEISER & Hulda E. WENDE; W/O Clarence G. STROEBEL; M/O Michael C. & Carol Ann; S/To Ben, Rudolph, Meta, Lillian & Norman

TALAGA Marjorie  Lynn   November 30, 1950 August 15, 1992 D/O Edward E. WENDE & Marilyn L. MILLER; W/O (1) Robert L. GRIGGS, III & (2) Robert TALAGA; M/O Robert L.(IV), Casey L. & Cassie D GRIGGS (twins); S/To Patricia G., Josephine L. & Stanley D.

WEISER (SS/Otto P.) Anna DOMANN   December 2, 1867 October 26, 1950 D/O Mathes DOMANN & Maria JACOB; W/O Otto P. WEISER; M/O Carl (Charlie), Henry, Christian, Oswald J. (O.J.), Emma, Paul & Martin; S/To Christian, Marie (her twin), Emma, Lena & Pauline
WEISER Caroline Marie   March 8, 1934 March 8, 1934 D/O Oswald J. (O.J.) WEISER & Martha M. MILLER; S/To Dau of, Son of, O. Jerry & Harold E.
WEISER Charlotte G.   December 28, 2012   D/O Jackie L. RAY & Patricia J. WILLIAMS; W/O Ronnie G. WEISER; M/O Kimberly R. & Amanda R.; S/To David L.

WEISER Dau.     December 6, 1925 December 6, 1925 D/O Oswald J. (O.J.) WEISER & Martha M. MILLER; S/To Son of, Caroline, O. Jerry & Harold E.
WEISER (SS/Norman) Kathleen Meredith   February 28, 1939   D/O Frank ZIEHR & Willie Mae HOLT; W/O Norman H. WEISER (Married June 1, 1958), M/O Ronnie G. & Connie J.; S/To Elton, Elaine, Joe D. & Roland
WEISER Norman  Harold CPL   U.S. Army  Korea June 23, 1928 January 8, 1995 S/O Carl (Charlie) A. WEISER & Hulda E. WENDE; H/O Kathleen M. ZIEHR (Married June 1, 1958); F/O Ronnie G. & Connie J.; B/To Ben, Rudolph, Meta, Ruth & Lillian

WEISER (SS/Anna) Otto (O.P.) Paul   January 16, 1865 July 2, 1960 H/O Anna DOMANN; F/O Carl (Charlie), Henry, Christian, Oswald J. (O.J.), Emma, Paul & Martin
WEISER Ronnie Gene   June 24, 1962 January 5, 2011 S/O Norman H. WEISER & Kathleen M. ZIEHR; H/O Charlotte G. RAY; F/O Kimberly R. & Amanda R.; B/To Connie J.

WEISER Son     October 5, 1927     (TX Birth Records) October 5, 1927     (TX Death Records) S/O Oswald J. (O.J.) WEISER & Martha M. MILLER; B/To Dau of, Caroline, O. Jerry & Harold E.
WENDE Stanley David   October 22, 1955 July 26, 2013 S/O Edward E. WENDE & Marilyn L. MILLER; H/O Sandra K. DEAN; F/O Daniel B., Lonnie D. & Amber R.; B/To Patricia G., Marjorie L. & Josephine L.
WITT Louise A. Caroline   June 10, 1892 Jan. 17, 1967
D/O William H. PRANGE & Anna M.T. MEWES; W/O Max H. WITT; M/O Erna L., William M., Robert J., Herman R., Erwin B., Melvin E., Dolores P. & Kenneth G.; S/To Bertha M.C., Unknown, Margaret H.M., Walter C.J.H., Rudolph C.M., Bruno F., Anna M., Erich H. & Carl T

WITT Maximillion (Max) Herman   January 27, 1884 Feb. 4, 1976 S/O Herman & Mrs. WITT; H/O Louise C. PRANGE; F/O Erna L., William M., Robert J., Herman R., Erwin B., Melvin E., Dolores P. & Kenneth G.
ZANDER (SS/Louise) Alexander Frederick Pvt.  U.S. Army   WWI June 3, 1896 February 23, 1976 S/O Ludwig ZANDER & Emilie Augusta DIEKFAS; H/O M. Louise SCHUERG; F/O Roland L., Sydonia A., Alton A., A. Louann & Glenda L.; B/To Richard, Emma, Frederick W., Minnie A., Otto, Alma A., Selma A., Alfred H., Paul, Henry H., Dorothea H.

ZANDER Alton A. TEC 5   U.S. Army WWII January 10, 1927 January 29, 1991 S/O Alexander F. ZANDER & M. Louise SCHUERG: H/O Margaret A. HOAG; F/O James F.; B/To Roland L., Sydonia A., A. Louann & Glenda L.


ZANDER (SS/Alex) Mary Louise   February 16, 1902 September 22, 2000 D/O Louis SCHUERG & Anna NEIGENFIND; W/O Alexander F. ZANDER; M/O Roland L., Sydonia A., Alton A., A. Louann & Glenda L.; S/To Albert & Alfred; SS/To Gertrude, Sophia, Conrad, Martin, Adelia, Meta, Ella & Henry ARLITT

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