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The location of Menke Cemetery









A visit to the Menke Cemetery ...

The location of the Menke Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Menke Cemetery ...

The Menke Cemetery is located in Austin County.

The county seat for Austin County is located in Bellville. Bellville lies just to the west northwest of the Menke Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Menke Cemetery

Lat:   29.9355°   (29° 56' 7")

Lon:   -96.2039°   (-96° 12' 14")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Menke Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Menke Cemetery.

Bellville   [Map]     New Ulm   [Map]    
Bleiblerville   [Map]     New Wehdem   [Map]    
Brazos Country   [Map]     Pattison   [Map]    
Brenham   [Map]     Pine Island   [Map]    
Brookshire   [Map]     Prairie View   [Map]    
Cat Spring   [Map]     Rexville   [Map]    
Chappell Hill   [Map]     Saint Paul   [Map]    
Frydek   [Map]     San Felipe   [Map]    
Hempstead   [Map]     Sealy   [Map]    
Industry   [Map]     Sempronius   [Map]    
Kenney   [Map]     Waller   [Map]    

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Menke Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Austin County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Menke Cemetery.

Bellville   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Menke Cemetery
 
Brenham   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Menke Cemetery
 
Brookshire   [Map]
 - Located in Waller County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Menke Cemetery
 
Chappell Hill   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Menke Cemetery
 
Hempstead   [Map]
 - Located in Waller County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Menke Cemetery
 
New Ulm   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of the Menke Cemetery
 
Sealy   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Menke Cemetery
 
Waller   [Map]
 - Located in Waller County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Menke Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Menke Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Austin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brazos County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Burleson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Colorado County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fort Bend County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grimes County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harris County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lavaca County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Waller County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wharton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Austin County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Texas
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Texas
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Texas
 

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Texas

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 28 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Menke Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Austin County.

Abel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south (S) of the Menke Cemetery

Atkinson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Menke Cemetery

Brast Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Menke Cemetery

Dethloff Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Menke Cemetery

Frances Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north (N) of the Menke Cemetery

Harper Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Waller County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east (E) of the Menke Cemetery

Holtz Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Menke Cemetery

Ivys Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Menke Cemetery

Jackson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north (N) of the Menke Cemetery

Jeff Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Menke Cemetery

Keuffel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Menke Cemetery

Kollatschny Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Menke Cemetery

Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Menke Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #4996<3>

Machemehl Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Menke Cemetery

Meyer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Menke Cemetery

Millheim Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Menke Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #5263

Muery Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Menke Cemetery

Necker Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Menke Cemetery

Oak Knoll Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Menke Cemetery

Palm Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Menke Cemetery

Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies Less than 2 miles to the northwest (NW) of the Menke Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2314897

Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Menke Cemetery

Schulke Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Menke Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2535338

Sevevin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Menke Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north (N) of the Menke Cemetery

Swearingen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Menke Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7154

Ueckert Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Menke Cemetery

Washam Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north (N) of the Menke Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Menke Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Menke Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1362621   (Name of Record: Menke Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Austin
Lat: 29.9355036     Lon: -96.2038511   [Map]
Elev: 66         Map Name: Burleigh

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Menke Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9355, Longitude: -96.2039     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Menke Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.

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