Fairchilds, Texas

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FAIRCHILDS, TEXAS-POSTMASTER

Fojt, Frank J., 9 Feb 1912

Blaha, John L., 10 May 1913

Gasch, Fred'k. W., 3 Jun 1915

Discontinued 29 Jun 1918; mail to Richmond

 

Concord Cemetery   

                      Located 7 mi. S of Rosenberg on SH 36; 3.5 mi. SE on FM 361; NE on Fairchilds Road. [1962]

At the end of the 19th century, a community of Mennonites settled on the 33 lots of the Barnabas Wickson league. It is believed that the first persons interred on this site were Heinrich Reimer (d. 1898) and Maria Klassen (d. 1899). Siblings Maria and Isaac Neufeldt died of typhoid fever in 1900 and are also thought to be interred here. In 1905 George W. Howell, a non-Mennonite, deeded one acre of his land adjoining the Concord school for a public cemetery. Jacob Suderman, a Mennonite cemetery trustee, died in 1906 and probably is buried here. After the devastating 1900 storm, the Mennonites began moving away. Settlers of German, Czech and Polish descent began to occupy the area and use the burial ground. The earliest marked grave is that of Anesha Dobes, who was buried in 1913. During an archeological investigation in 1995, ten unmarked graves were discovered.



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