James Bell Settlement Graveyard

4 miles from Ledbetter
FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS

300639N 964811W




The James Bell Settlement Graveyard was visited and inventoried on February 16, 2002 by Robert and Stephanie Warren and Lynn and Wayne Britt. They found markers for sixty-six graves.

The fenced cemetery is located between Ledbetter and Waldeck on Bell Settlement Road, an extremely rough, gravel road. The cemetery is very shaded, surrounded by tall trees. It is listed on some county maps as Bell Cemetery. Cemetery meeting dates are the second Saturdays of June and October at 9:30 a. m. Contact numbers are listed near the gate.

See photographs of grave markers in the James Bell Settlement Graveyard at the Texas Tombstone Project.





This sign at the base of the cemetery's flagpole honors two Fayette County men who lost their lives during the Civil War. Both were privates in the Long Prairie German Company and Company E of Waul's Texas Legion. Seibelt Hinrich Behrens, 28 Mar 1829 - 9 Jun 1863, died of wounds at Vicksburg. Hinrich Enno Schumann, 30 Oct 1841 - 10 Nov 1862, died of illness at Oxford. Both are buried in unmarked graves in Mississippi.

 

NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

COMMENTS

Albers, Ollie

No dates

Behrens, Christine Henrichs

28 Aug 1818

27 Jan 1873

Behrens, Heinrich Wilhelm

9 Aug 1866

6 Sep 1867

Behrens, Tina Ashen

28 Nov 1826

15 Jan 1900

Deere, Hiriam

No dates

Deere, Iris

No dates

Gottliebilgen, Auguste Margarettie Caroline

27 May 1864

30 Oct 1882

Gottliebilgen, Johann

21 Sep 1823

23 Feb 1881

Juengermann, Anna

30 Mar 1817

19 Feb 1868

On tall pillar with Johann Juengermann

Juengermann, Johann

15 Jun 1809

25 Sep 1888

On tall pillar with Anna Juengermann

Krauss, George Rudolph

12 Feb 1820

21 Aug 1876

Kreichel

5 May 1828

6 May 1910

Kreichel, Carl

25 Jul 1876

15 Apr 1877

Kreichel, Hein. Friedrich Karl

1863

Kreichel, Gerfa?

16 Nov 186?

16 Sep 1867

On tall pillar with J., Wilhelm, & Johanna Kreichel

Kreichel, J.

No dates

On tall pillar with Gerfa, Wilhelm, & Johanna Kreichel

Kreichel, Johana

Illegible

On tall pillar with Gerfa, Wilhelm, & J. Kreichel

Kreichel, Wilhelm

11 Jan 18??

29 Jul 18??

On tall pillar with Gerfa, Wilhelm, & Johan Kreichel

Mueller, Albert

13 Apr 1877

11 Jun 1950

On marker with Annie Mueller

Mueller, Annie

6 Oct 1889

8 Mar 1967

On marker with Albert Mueller

Mueller, Edward A.

4 Dec 1908

21 Jun 1977

On marker with Vestrine L. Mueller

Mueller, Edwin W.

19 Feb 1915

2 Sep 1978

Mueller, Frederick

19 Aug 1848

13 Mar 1906

Buried next to Lina Mueller (born 1849)

Mueller, Lina

16 Apr 1849

18 Dec 1921

Buried next to Frederick Mueller

Mueller, Lina M.

21 Jan 1869

11 Jan 1945

Nee Weber

Mueller, Otto

1 May 1875

15 May 1959

Mueller, Vestrine L.

24 May 1918

27 Sep 2005

On marker with Edward A. Mueller

Mueller, W. F. Adolf

26 May 1872

13 Apr 1946

Mueller, Walter C.

22 Nov 1903

8 Aug 1939

Perrira, Marie H.

12 May 1862

19 Apr 1887

Rethke, Adelia

19 Feb 1888

9 Apr 1970

On marker with Lee Rethke

Rethke, Albert

9 Nov 1880

9 Feb 1905

Son of F. W. and Eviline Rethke

Rethke, Alex

18 Jul 1872

28 Mar 1962

Rethke, Annie

17 Jan 1876

20 Aug 1948

Rethke, Eviline

28 Aug 1853

9 Dec 1912

Wife of F. W. Rethke

Rethke, Friedrich

3 Nov 1813

23 Sep 1898

Rethke, Fritz

30 Mar 1847

2 Apr 1919

Rethke, Lee

20 Sep 1883

29 Apr 1968

On marker with Adelia Rethke

Rethke, Tennie

26 Nov 1877

19 Sep 1888

Child of F. W. and Eviline Rethke

Rethke, Will

Fall 1897

Lamb on Marker

Sanders, Minnie

28 Jun 1902

12 May 1982

On marker with Goebel Sanders

Sanders, Goebel

9 Feb 1900

28 Nov 1960

On marker with Minnie Sanders

Schoff, Frank

15 Jun 1859

14 Jun 1939

Schoff, Johanne K.

19 Sep 1872

21 Mar 1965

Schumann, Louis R.

29 Jan 1917

7 Jul 1981

Schuhmann, Willie

No dates

Sohr, Carl

11 Apr 1851

13 Jan 1925

Sohr, Wilhelmine

8 Mar 1866

19 Dec 1957

Storch, Elifi Pauline

17 Feb 1882

30 Mar 1889

Storch, Johan Valentien

16 Jun 1823

17 Jun 1881

Storch, Louis

16 Aug 1857

26 Sep 1927

Storch, Mary L.

19 Oct 1883

21 Feb 1925

Storch, Pauline

23 Jun 1865

13 Jul 1942

Wendler, Emma

2 Jul 1879

19 Oct 1962

Wendler, Hermann

5 Mar 1876

23 Aug 1936

Wendler, Irene L.

18 Aug 1910

10 May 1980

Wendler, Isidor

9 Jan 1850

13 Feb 1918

Buried next to Minna Wendler

Wendler, Juanita

1 May 1920

18 Jul 1922

Wendler, Linniea

9 Aug 1937

1 Jan 1939

Wendler, Louis

19 Jan 1858?

7 Jan 1986?

Wendler, Minna

19 Mar 1856

23 Apr 1904

Buried next to Isidor Wendler

Wendler, Otto

1888

1891

Williams, Drucilla C.

1875

1905

Wife of Alex Rethke