Saint Marys Catholic Church Cemetery - Caldwell, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 30° 32.068 W 096° 42.128
14R E 720455 N 3380258
Quick Description: Unfenced cemetery is located behind the church.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2021 2:35:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM14TFY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
Historical Marker: Early area priests served Caldwell’s Catholic residents in the early 1890s, meeting in various locations, including the home of the Windhausen family. The community built a church dedicated to St. Mary’s Our Lady of Lourdes in 1895, and four years later bought this adjacent land for use as the Caldwell Catholic Cemetery. The first burial, that of Jacob Svejda (Schweda), dates to September 1899. The burial ground is the final resting place of military veterans, local leaders, church founders and families from the area’s Catholic community, with a strong link to the numerous settlers of Czech and Hispanic heritage.

Text of marker:
Rev Wm J. Skocek
Born at
Policna, near Val Mezirici
Moravia Europe
Who Died at
Caldwell, Texas
March 16th A.D. 1929
At the age of 64 years
1 Mo 6 Day
Requiescat in Page
De prolundis clamavi ad te
Domine, exaudi vonem maem
Ps 129
(cross and sceptor)

Name of church or churchyard: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Approximate Size: Large (100+)

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