Austin County Texas

Welcome to the Austin County, TXGenWeb Project site!  My name is Jane Keppler and I am the County Coordinator for Austin County.  If you have an interest in helping to maintain this site, please email me.  I am looking for volunteers.

While visiting the site I hope that you will find valuable information to aid in your research for families in Austin County.
This site is part of the TXGenWeb Project & USGenWeb Project.  All information on this site is
FREE for your personal use.  If you paid to view any of these pages, please contact the me.   If you have questions, suggestions or comments, please feel free to email me anytime. To submit information please email me the information to be contributed to this site as well as your name and email address.
I must thank the previous coordinators, Joy, Steve and Linda for all the hard work and hours they have put into this project.  TXGenWeb needs more volunteers like them so if you are interested contact me.
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PLEASE NOTE:   I do not live in Austin County and cannot do research.

NOTE:  I only do transcribing and helping people with genealogical research.  I have nothing to do with the cemetery, so if you are looking for information on purchasing plots or rules and regulations of the cemetery, contact the caretaker or a local funeral home.


Austin County, Texas

Lookup Volunteers Resources
  To look for obits go to Bellville Public Library site and click on Newspaper as there is a wealth of information for obituaries and other records.
Jane Keppler  Texas State Genealogical Society
"Texas First Families Lineages, Volume 1 & 2"
I have both copies.
To qualify for the certificate, applicants must prove direct or collateral descent from an ancestor who settled in Texas or served the Republic of Texas before February 19, 1846, the day of the ceremony on which the Republic of Texas formally relinquished its sovereignty to the United States government.
Rox Ann Johnson "Scissortails Still Return to Schoenau"
"The History of Frelsburg, Kraewinkel (Crow's Nest)"
"Footprints of Five Generations"
"Historical Accounts of Industry, Texas 1831-1986" by Industry-West End Hist. Society
"Nicholaus Henniger & His Descendants (1794-1964)" by Monroe Henniger
"The Family of Daniel Rinn, Sr." by Verginia Henniger Stevens.
Barbara Cogburn "Cemeteries of Austin County, Texas"
"Bellville: The Founders and Their Legacy" by Isabel Frizzell, published 1992
Pete Apple

MILHEIM GRAVEYARD (Not Milheim Cemetery) Located in the Peters Community on the Stuessel Farm.
I have photographs of most of the gravestones at the site including some of graves not listed in the book on the Cemeteries of Austin County. I will E-mail a copy at no charge to anyone interested. Surnames include: BULLER, SIEMS, HINTZ, SENF, KEDING, SCHUBERT, SCHMIDT, LUDWIG, HIBBELER, BALKE, SONSEL, MUELLER, BECKMANN, MEISSNER, SCHILL, DIETRICH, ENGELKING, NENTWIG, GOEBEL, WITTE, SEVERIN, BUNTZEL, KEPPEL, MERSMANN. Some gravestones give the maiden name of the wife.
Pete Apple

SCHNEIDER CEMETERY: near 949 qnd 2429. I have photographs of two of the three graves located in this cemetery. I will E-mail a copy to anyone interested.
Pete Apple

HINTZ FAMILY DOCUMENTATION: I have documentation on the history of the HINTZ family from Austin County to the 1600's in Germany. I will mail a copy to anyone interested for the cost of copying and mailing.



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Website maintained by Jane Keppler, Austin County Coordinator.
Gina Heffernan- TX State Coordinator

Assistant State Coordinators: Jane KepplerBunny Freeman and Laura Gregory Roberts


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