FAYETTEVILLE, FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS
The Eilers Cemetery is located on what was the old Laffere place three miles west of Fayetteville on County Road 224 off of FM 955. A letter from Sonja Fojtik To Walter Freytag dated June 8, 1966 states: "Hinrich and Augusta Eilers are my maternal great-grandparents and the other five Eilers' are their children. Franz Hoffmann lived and worked as a helper on the Eilers' farm. The Luke's were great-grandparents of my mother's second cousin . . . and are related by marriage . . . Augusta Eilers and Johanne Luke were sisters . . . [According to Kathy Carter, this last statement may be incorrect as Johanne's stone says here maiden name was Rabe].
Kathy Carter and Helen Muras of the Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives inventoried this cemetery on November 7, 1988. All the stones were painted white, except the Luke stones, which were painted gray. Pete Fridell photographed the grave stones in August 2011 and they are shown above and linked to the names of those buried here. He states that there was once an ornate iron arch as you entered the cemetery that had "Eilers" on it, but it is now gone.
NAME BIRTH DEATH COMMENTS Eilers, Augusta 21 Aug 1861 Sep 1862 Eilers, Augusta Frels 11 Mar 1838 28 Dec 1895 Eilers, Charles 25 Jan 1876 22 Feb 1876 Eilers, Charles William 11 Apr 1877 15 Apr 1877 Eilers, Ernest 25 Dec 1871 22 Jun 1902 b. in Ross Prairie, d. in Yoakum Eilers, Hinrich 24 Nov 1820
23 Jan 1899
Eilers William 23 May 1859 28 Sep 1862 Hoffmann, Franz 1891 b. in Ruckersdorf, near Neustadt, Bohemia; about age 70 Laferre, Friederike 26 Jan 1829 24 Jun 1899 Laferre, Jacob 23 Sep 1823 26 Aug 1901 Luke, Heinrich Wilhelm 7 Sep 1847 immigrated to Texas in 1845 Luke, Johanne Rabe Feb 1852 b. in Inhalt, Dessau