Zimmerman Cemetery

Zimmerman Cemetery (HM29RW)

Location: Port Lavaca, TX 77979 Calhoun County
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N 28° 32.61', W 96° 32.651'

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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.

Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986



Correction: The last line of the Zimmerman Cemetery historical marker should read "son-in-law of Joseph Mendez"
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HM NumberHM29RW
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Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 740280 N 3159872
Decimal Degrees28.54350000, -96.54418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 32.61', W 96° 32.651'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 32' 36.6" N, 96° 32' 39.06" W
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Area Code(s)361
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near TX-316, Port Lavaca TX 77979, US
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