Rose Hill Cemetery

Name Of Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery
Caretaker: The Rose Hill Cemetery Association
Location of Cemetery: Rose Hill Road, Travis County, Texas (N30.37262, W097.52426)
Driving Directions: Take 290E from Austin to Manor. Turn left on FM 973 and travel 2.2 mi to Johnson Rd, go .3 mi turn right on Rose Hill Rd. (dirt road). Go .2 mi. Cemetery is on the right through barb-wired gate about 80 yds off of the road.
Appearance: Surrounded by 4′ chainlink fence. Somewhat maintained, very overgrown in spots, many damaged markers.
Date transcribed: Updated March 2009, Tim Wilson
Notes: HISTORIC DESIGNATION Granted Jul 2007
Please note: This page is part of the Austin Genealogical Society’s Cemetery Transcription Project. This information was compiled by volunteers who either transcribed historical records or visited the cemetery to write down the names and dates. Unless noted, the volunteer is not an affiliate of the cemetery.

Additional photos

Italicized text denotes unmarked grave.

Last NameFirst NameDate of birthDate of deathMarkings/Inscription/CommentsPhotos
BALLERSTEDTFRIEDRICH FRANZ HERMAN11/25/18922/17/1894Unmarked. Source: Rose Hill Church Records. 
EBELINGEMILIE [nee WERCHAN] [WOLFF]5/12/18403/14/1890Widow of August Wolff; second husband Jacob Ebeling. Unmarked. Source: St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church (Richland) burial records. 
FELDERHENRIETTEunknown9/1/1899Unmarked. Source: Rose Hill Church Records. Mother of Auguste Voelker. 
FINGERSOPHIE [nee TEICHELMANN]11/29/18337/5/1890Unmarked. Source: St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church (Richland) burial records. 
FRERICHHENRY (INFANT)unknownunknownUnmarked. Source: Rose Hill Church Records. 
FRERICHTHEODOR9/28/18695/30/1901Here rests in God with floral design and acorn on top, Footstone T.F.
GOEDELHEDWIG E.10/26/188612/1/1886Name and dates.
GREHLCONRAD1/1/18484/21/1885Zum Andenken hier ruht in Gott (name) geboren (birth date) gestorben (death date) with crown decoration. Footstone C.G.
HEINZEEDUARD7/28/18432/13/1883Es starb den treueste Vater der beste Freund und Rather leisz scheident uns allein. Es mach in unsern Leben Sein Schultzgeist uns umschweben Nur dies sei unser
Trost allein.
HERZERCHRISTIAN2/27/184811/2/1914Father Gone but not forgotten Large family marker May they rest in peace Footstone C.H.
HERZERHENRY [WOELFEL]1/27/18801/1/1896Gone but not forgotten
HERZERLOUIS2/19/18843/2/1907Gone but not forgotten
HERZERPHILIPPINE [nee HENNINGER]2/9/18587/12/1920Mother Gone but not forgotten
HOHARTZ [HOHERTZ]JOHANN2/15/184110/5/1888So Ruhe wohn. Gott hat an dich gedacht und es sehr gut gemacht Schlaf Müder
Leibschlaf wohl zu gutter Nacht. weil Jesus dir bedacht. verschlaf die hirert ilnen Schmerzen. Wir graben dich in unsere Herzen so ruhe wohd. Geboren Febr….Gestorben Oktober. (Stone shared with wife Ottilie Hohertz.) Footstone “J.H.” Headstone “Father”
HOHARTZ [HOHERTZ]OTTELIE [OTTILIE nee KURTZ]4/4/18471/19/1919SeeliG Sind die dAleid TrAGendenn sie sollen getrAeSted Werden. Matth 4-5 with oak or holly leaves. Footstone Mother (Stone shared with husband Johann
Hohartz.)
HOHERTZINFANT  Unmarked. Source: New Austin Airport by Lonestar Archaeological Services report (personal communication with Adolf Hohertz), 1988. 
HOHERTZTHEODOR7/15/187311/1894THEODOR HOHARTZ Geboren Juli 15 1873 Gestorben Nov 1894. Ihr Engeln nehm die Thranen von meinen Wangen. Ich weis das euer Sehnen sonst nichts erfreuen kan wen Leib und Sele scheiden tragt mich in Abrahams Schos so bin ich woller freuden und aller Thränen los.” Intricate design of vines.
HOHERZ [HOHERTZ]ADOLPH5/10/18815/1884Zum Andenken (Inscription on left side of stone stone shared with sister Marie Hoherz. ) Design = birds
HOHERZ [HOHERTZ]MARIE5/16/18862/28/1905Zum Andenken MARIE Tochter von John und Ottilie HOHERZ GEB. 16 Mei 1886. GEST 1886. Ob sie glein Zeitlich sterben ihr Seele Gott getäht denn Sie sind Gotter Erben lassen die schnöde Weit sie sind frei aller Gefahr und dürfen hier nicht leiden sie loben Gott mit freunden dort bei der Engel Schaar.” (Inscription on right side of stone
shared with brother Adolph Hoherz.) Design=birds.
MEIERWILHELM EDGAR [aka EDGAR WILLIE]3/1/19033/5/1903Unmarked. Source: Rose Hill Church Records. 
MEIERFERDINAND5/23/18253/5/1920Footstone Father  (Stone shared with wife Salome Meier.)
MEIERHERMAN4/23/18608/13/1887Zum Andenken an (name and date). Headstone decorated with crown, cross and scrollwork. Footstone HM (Stone shared with sister Josephine Meier.)
MEIERJOSEPHINE5/25/18589/23/1887Zum Andenken an (name and date). Footstone JM (Stone shared with brother Herman
Meier.)
MEIERPHILLIPP OTTO3/3/18954/22/1895Unmarked. Source: Rose Hill Church Records. 
MEIERSALOME [HERR]10/24/18246/21/1907Footstone Mother (Stone shared with husband Ferdinand Meier.)
MURCHISONINFANT SONca. 1/1933ca. 1/1933Unmarked. Source: Anna Herzer. “A study of the descendents of Jakob Friedrich Herzer,” 1976. 
MURCHISONELIZABETH MARGARET [nee WENTLAND]10/5/18963/15/1933Unmarked. Source: Anna Herzer. “A study of the descendents of Jakob Friedrich Herzer,” 1976. 
NELLEDORA [nee LOHMANN]9/3/18502/20/1915Wife of Henry Nelle
NELLEEMMA I.9/8/186812/26/1873Ach Wie gerne wolltest Die noch Leben Und Dich mit deinen freun. Dennoch war Dir nicht gegeben Langere Zeit bei uns zu sein. Hingenommen hat dich Gott. Der uns alle nach dem Tod. Einst auf ewig und vereinen Dieser Glaube stillet unser weinen. Footstone “E.I.N.”
NELLEGILBERT5/11/190610/20/1911Son of HC and Jennie Nelle, footstone G.N., lamb on top
NELLEHENRY1/21/183310/4/1900Second Headstone reads George Henry Nelle PVT CO F 18 REGT TX CAV CONF STATES ARMY JAN 21 1833 OCT 4 1900
NELLEJAMES F.7/9/18748/1/1954Dates and name. Father
NELLESALLIE W. [nee JOHNSON]1/15/18918/1/1969Dates and name.
NYSTROMC. J. [CARL]12/12/184411/18/1884(Stone shared with wife Charlotta Nystrom.) Footstone C.J.N.
NYSTROMCHARLOTTA5/4/183710/2/1890(Stone shared with husband
C.J. Nystrom.) Footstone C.N. Fleur-de-lis design?
REINKEINFANT SON10/18/189810/18/1898Infant son of Otto & Rosa Nelle Reinke. Unmarked. Source: St. John’s Ev. Lutheran
Church (Richland)
 
SCHLOSSERWILHELMINE [nee LUEDECKE]2/8/18234/22/1889Zum Andenken Heir ruht in Gott unsere Tante verwillroete Wopke Geborene Lüdicke geboren (dates) gestorben (dates) Footstone “W.S.
SCHMIDTADAM1837 (November)9/28/1900Unmarked. Source: Rose Hill Church Records. 
VOELKERMALINDA MAGDALENA1/9/18996/15/1901Unmarked. Source: Rose Hill Church Records. 
WEHLMANNFRANZ6/5/185410/5/1905Heir ruht Franz Wehlmann geboren den (birth date) getotet den (death date) with bird design and the word Hoffe on top. Footstone F.W.
WEHLMANNWILHELMINE [formerly HEINZE]12/7/18441/17/1910Heir ruht (name & date), Du gingst dem Tode froh entgegen Zum himmel war Dein letzter Blick, Dort lohnet Dich des Vaters segen, Dort bluhet Dir das ewige Gluck. Footstone W.W. design=flower on top, anchor and wheat at bottom.
WENTLANDBERNARD WALTER9/11/18953/24/1896Presumed footstone B.W. found near fragment of stone reading Hier ruht… with lamb design. Source: Rose Hill Church Records.
WENTLANDWILHELM4/25/18381924 (July)Unmarked. Source: Anna Herzer A Study of the Descendents of Jakob Friedrich Herzer,” 1976. 
WENTLANDWILHELMINE [nee WENTLAND3/17/18581/22/1929Unmarked. Source: Anna Herzer A Study of the Descendents of Jakob Friedrich Herzer,” 1976. 
WERCHANKAROLINE [nee SCHINDEL]1/4/18194/19/1890Unmarked. Source: St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church (Richland) burial records. 
WOLFFANNA9/22/18764/22/1890Daughter of August & Emilie Werchan Wolff. Unmarked. Source: St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church (Richland) burial records. 
Italicized text denotes unmarked grave. 

Burials Removed from Rose Hill Cemetery Manor, Travis Co., Texas

 Last NameFirst NameDate of birthDate of deathComments
1HENNINGERMAGDALENA [nee HORNBERGER]4/26/18251/13/1906Rose Hill Church records say she was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery; burial and gravestone recorded in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Wife of John Henninger, mother of Philippine Herzer (buried in Rose Hill), Katherine Kuempel and Emma Luedecke.
2BALLERSTEDTCLARA BERTHA DOROTHEA4/23/18966/19/1897Daughter of Ernst and Anna (Schenkirch) Ballerstedt. Rose Hill Church records say she was moved to “west Texas” (probably Seymour, TX.) Location of Ballerstedt graves still visible and could be confused with grave depressions.
3BALLERSTEDTGEORG3/27/190010/17/1914Son of Ernst and Anna (Schenkirch) Ballerstedt. Rose Hill Church records say he was moved to “west Texas” (probably Seymour, TX.) Location of Ballerstedt graves still visible and could be confused with grave depressions.
4NELLECHARLES CHRISTIAN10/25/18724/16/1930Husband of Lena (Frerich) Nelle, son of Henry and Dora Nelle. Moved to Capitol Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin.
5NELLEHELENA (LENA) [nee FRERICH]7/24/187512/17/1958Wife of Charles Christian Nelle; sister of Theodor Frerich and aunt of Henry Frerich who are both buried in Rose Hill. Moved to Capitol Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin.
 MEIERJOSEPH FRANCIS3/16/18563/4/1926Husband of Christine (Herzer) Meier, son of Ferdinand and Salome Meier. Moved to Oakwood Cemetery Annex, Austin.
6KRAUSEMILTON JOHN12/30/19196/25/1979Husband of Vergie M. (Nelle) Krause. Moved to Decker United Methodist Cemetery, Travis Co.