Kiowa Cemetery - Lipscomb County, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 23.444 W 100° 30.070
14S E 365369 N 4028334
Quick Description: Once a German-Russian Community, now only the cemetery remains. Three miles East of here, on County Road I, as this is, is located the View Point Cemetery, yet the road does not connect.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/11/2020 10:04:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM13453
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
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Long Description:
County of Cemetery: Lipscomb County
Location of Cemetery: CR-I, 2 miles E. of TX-23, 4 miles S. of Booker
Marker Erected by: Historic Texas Cemetery, Texas Historical Commission
Date Erected: 2007
Number of Marker Graves: 29
Number of Unmarked Graves: Unknown

Marker Text:

KIOWA CEMETERY
Named for the nearby creek, Kiowa Cemetery served the residents who settled here in the early 20th Century. The community consisted of Russians of German descent whose families began settling in Russia in the mid-1700s, during the rule of Catherine the Great. In 1910, several of these German-Russian families settled on the Kiowa Creek south of Booker; they soon established a Lutheran Church. Charter members of the church included the Meller, Bechthold and Littau families; all are represented in this burial ground. The first interment, of Abraham Littau, occurred in 1912. In 1916, Leonhardt and Katherine Littau donated property for use as a cemetery. Today, descendants of the interred care for this burial ground.

Historic Texas Cemetery - 2007
Marker is the Property of the State of Texas

Who placed it?: Historic Texas Cemetery, Texas Historical Commission

When was it placed?: 2007

Who is honored?: Russian and German Immigrants; Meller, Bechtold, Litteau Families

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