(One Mile Southeast)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. Natives 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.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 740280 N 3159872|
|Decimal Degrees||28.54350000, -96.54418333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 28° 32.61', W 96° 32.651'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||28° 32' 36.6" N, 96° 32' 39.06" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near TX-316, Port Lavaca TX 77979, US|
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