St. John's Lutheran Church was founded in the late 1850's by Rev. A. Kitterer and was served by all pastors serving at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at Quihi. Two wooden churches were built, one in 1856, another in 1891. In 1949 the St. John's congregation decided to merge with Bethlehem Lutheran at Quihi. A large majority of the members moved their membership there. The church building later was sold and a trust fund established for the upkeep of the cemetery located on church property.1
LOCATION: Just north of FM 2676 on the east side of the intersection of CR 251 and CR 441 near the Verde Creek.
NOTE: The following tombstone inscriptions were copied word for word, line for line. Tombstones identifying more than one grave are identified by a hyphen (1-2). Underlined information is relative to all graves or burials sharing a common tombstone. FS signifies footstone. A slash (/) indicates the end of a line. Information in italics (italics) represents comments or observations made by the transcriber or are from other sources as noted..
Compiled by the Medina County Tombstone Inscription Project, Jim Menke, Coordinator, in cooperation with the Castro Colonies Heritage Association, Historical Research Committee. (2001)
|1||MOEBIUS, H||BROTHER / HENRY L. G. / MOEBIUS / 1894-1904 |
Died Aug. 7, 1904
|2||SENNE, J||JOSEPHINE SENNE / 1900 - 1901 |
Temporary metal marker. Died June 19, 1901
|3||STIEGLER, E||ERVIN / SON OF / F & M STIEGLER / Born / JUNE 23, 1899 / Died / APR. 30, 1901 / Our darling one hath / gone before to greet us on the blissful shore|
|4||ZINSMEISTER, H.||HERBERT / ZINSMEISTER / 1896 - 1899 |
Temporary metal marker. Died June 1, 1899
|WILLIE / STIEGLER / BORN MAR. / 30, 1893 / DIED MAY / 11, 1893 |
(FS - W.S.)
HENRY STIEGLER / BORN MAY / 9, 1891 / DIED JUNE / 24, 1892 / A little time on earth then spent till God for them His angel sent
FS - H. S., FRANZ THEODORE HEINRICH
|8||STIEGLER, C||CHRISTINA / STIEGLER / BORN / JULY 2, 1861 / DIED / MAI 7, 1881 |
FS - C. S. Friedericka Henriette Christine, daughter of Gottlieb and Johanna Stiegler
|FATHER & MOTHER / AT REST / JOHANNA / STIEGLER / BORN / AUG. 13, 1828 / DIED / JULY 19, 1895 |
Nee Boehle. Married July 13, 1856
GOTTLIEB / STIEGLER / BORN / SEPT. 22, 1828 / DIED / Mar. 29, 1903
Marked on concrete - Gottlieb / Stiegler / 9-22-1828 / 3-22-1903
|11||SENNE, E||EMMA SENNE / 1882 - 1902 |
Temporary metal marker. Died Sept. 1, 1902
|12||SENNE, E||ENGELINA MARIE SENNE / 1838 - 1902|
Temporary metal marker. Died July 1, 1902, "Engel."
Metal rod & field stone.
|14||POEHLER, L||LOUISE POEHLER / 1868 - 1898|
Temporary metal marker. Louise Rosina Johanna
|FATHER / HENRY W. / POEHLER / AUG. 24, 1826 / MAY 27, 1912|
Heinrich Wilhelm Poehler born in Schierneichen, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany. FS - H. P.
MOTHER / CAROLINE / POEHLER / MAR. 5, 1841 / AUG. 6, 1924 / None knew them but to love them / POEHLER
Sophie Christine Caroline nee Paul. FS - C.P.
|17||NIETENHOEFER, K||KATHERINE / NIETENHOEFER|
Temporary metal marker
|18||STIEGLER, R||FRAU GOTTFRIED / STIEGLER|
Temporary metal marker. Rosina, Born 1799
|19||STIEGLER, G||GOTTFRIED / STIEGLER|
Temporary metal marker. Born 1799. Husband of Rosina Stiegler
|20||LEINWEBER, R||FRAU LEINWEBER|
Temporary metal marker. Rosina nee Stiegler. Died Nov. 14, 1855. Wife of John Leinweber
|21||SCHUMACHER, ___||FRAU SCHUMACHER|
Temporary metal marker.
|22||BLESS, L||LOUISE K. BLESS / 1888 - April 1888 |
Temporary metal marker. Died April 1, 1888
|23||BLESS, L||LESSIE BLESS|
Temporary metal marker.
|24||FOCKE, W||WILLIAM FOCKE / 1824 - 1899|
Temporary metal marker. Died Aug. 2, 1899
|25||GEUEA, F||FRITZ GEUEA|
Temporary metal marker.
|26||MOEBIUS, C||CHRISTINA / T. MOEBIUS / 1832 - 1898|
Temporary metal marker. Died July 27, 1898
|27||SCHAEFER, S||SIMON SCHAEFER / - 1908|
Temporary metal marker. Died Aug. 20, 1908
|28||SENNE, H||HENRY SENNE. Died Apr. 13, 1906. Age 79.|
Burial records of Zion Lutheran Church at Castroville indicate that the following persons were buried at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Their graves are unmarked and their exact location is unknown.
| ||LEINWEBER, J|
(No. 15). John Leinweber (child)
Age: 14 days
Died: Vandenburg, Oct. 9, 1855
Buried: Vandenburg, Oct. 10, 1855
Parents: George and Barbara Leinweber
| ||LEINWEBER, R|
(No. 9) Rosina Leinweber (child)
Age: 5 days
Died: New Fountain, Nov. 14, 1854
Buried: New Fountain, Nov. 15, 1854
Parents: Aug. Leinweber and Rosina Stiegler (wife)
| ||NIETENHOFER, J|
(No. 14) John Nietenhofer (Lutheran)
Age: 56 yrs., 3 days. Farmer
Died: Vandenburg, May 29, 1855
Buried: Vandenburg, May 30, 1855
Spouse : Kathrina Deutsch
1Lest We Forget. Souvenir booklet of the Centennial Celebration of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Oct. 12, 1952.
TXGenWeb, Medina County - St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery (MCTIP) updated on 01/12/2012