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Zimmerman Cemetery

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3 mi. SW on FM 238, then 7.25 mi. S on FM 316 to roadside area, Port Lavaca, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 28° 32' 35.95862000004", -96° 32' 38.70763000008"
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     The earliest marked grave in the Zimmerman Cemetery, that of Georchim Wedig, is dated 1852. In 1863, Wedig's daughter Katherine married John Gonzales (1838-1918), who had come to Indianola in 1858 with Joseph Mendez (d. 1904) as a caretaker for a shipload of camels imported by the U.S. Army as part of an experiment in frontier transportation. Native of Spain, both Gonzales and Mendez are buried in the graveyard. The burial ground, which served the communities of Magnolia Beach and Indianola, takes its name from the family of August Zimmerman, a son-in-law of John Gonzalez. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986 Supplemental plate (1989) Correction: The last line of the Zimmerman Cemetery historical marker should read son-in-law of Joseph Mendez.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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