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Wilke Cemetery

Wilke Cemetery, photo from GoogleEarth

Directions

In Stonewall take 1623 south to Albert. Go through Albert.  The cemetery will be on the left.

History

Wilke Cemetery of Albert. This burial ground served the rural community of Albert (originally Martinsburg), which was named for Albert Luckenbach, who opened a new post office in the town in 1892. Blacksmith and rancher Friedrich August Wilke, Sr., a native of Germany, conveyed this property for cemetery use in 1907. The first burial was of Constantine A. Kleinert (1892 - 1894), who was reinterred from a ranch that year. Cemetery features include interior fencing, Masonic gravestones and extensive curbing. In 1980, the Wilke Cemetery of Albert, Texas Association formed. Today, the cemetery association continues to maintain the burial ground, which as a vestige of the Albert Community, serves as a reminder of the area’s early pioneers. - Historical Marker Text. Marker erected 2010.

Transcriptions and Photographs

Wilke Cemetery Transcription from the Gillespie County TXGenWeb site

Wilke Headstone photos from the Fredericksburg and Gillespie County Genealogy Cemetery Photo Collection

Wilke Cemetery Graves from findagrave.com

Wilke Cemetery Transcription from the USGenWeb Archives

Wilke Cemetery Photo (above) from Google Earth.



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