The 1867 Yellow Fever Epidemic at La Grange

FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS

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Yellow Fever Outbreak

by Sherie Knape

La Grange has faced many trials and tribulations since it's founding in the 1830's, but the fall of 1867 stands out as the most fearsome and deadly. In August of 1867, a yellow fever outbreak occurred in La Grange. Yellow fever is named for the jaundiced (yellow) color of the skin, which the victim gets after they have had the disease for a few days. Yellow fever was one of the most feared diseases because so little was known about its causes or treatment. We now know that yellow fever is caused by an arbovirus (Flaviviridae), a small RNA virus that is transmitted through the bite of mosquitoes. Back when the yellow fever virus hit La Grange, many people thought touch or air passed the disease. Because of the mysteriousness of the illness, the outbreak was followed by hysteria.

There are many stories about how the yellow fever virus was brought to La Grange. Some believed that a peddler brought the virus. Others were sure that the virus was transported to La Grange in a box of books shipped from New Orleans. Though no one knows for sure how the virus came to La Grange, it definitely left its mark on this town. The estimated population of La Grange in 1867 was about 1000 people.

During the yellow fever outbreak there were 203 recorded deaths in La Grange, 20% or 1/5 of the population. Many more could have died and not been reported in the chaos of the epidemic. Houses and businesses were abandoned and people in town fled to the country to live in tents. Even prisoners in the county jail were either removed or discharged. Because of the large number of funerals, the supply of coffins ran out and victims were buried in hastily made rough wooden boxes. Bodies rudely prepared for burial, stood in piles within the cemetery fence. Mass burials took place, with 6 or 7 bodies per grave. The first verified death from yellow fever was Mr. C. Sayers on August 27, 1867. From that day until November, yellow fever claimed 203 people of La Grange including 112 of foreign birth, 70 Americans and 21 Negroes.

Letter on the Devastating Yellow Fever Epidemic in La Grange 

Note: in 1867, a yellow fever epidemic devastated La Grange. The following is what a local man reported to Governor E.M. Pease and an article about the matter in the New Orleans Crescent. Transcribed from the Texas State Library and the New Orleans Crescent by Connie F. Sneed.

La Grange, Oct. 9th 1867.

Gov. E.M. Pease.

My Dear Sir:

Our mutual friend, Dr. M. Evans, and his daughter, very unexpectedly to me, and to my great surprise, from the report I had heard of their cases, both departed this life last night, and will be buried today. The Epidemic has not abated here, so far as there are subjects left for its actions. I have three new cases, in the last thirty-six hours, in my own family. Whether they will be fatal, or not, I cannot judge, till further developments. This leaves only two in my family yet to have it—a grand child and a servant. I don't know certainly—but it does appear to me that this favor [sic] has proved more fatal here—than it has ever been anywhere in the South, or even in the West Indies. Just to think of it—one hundred and seventy deaths, in a period of a little over four weeks, in a population, all told, of not more than 1600, when all the residents were at home; and during the Epidemic, more than half; yea, I believe, two-thirds of the population, had fled their homes! I trust the malady has early spent its force, and our afflicted people may soon be relieved from this awful visitation.

With my best wishes for your health and happiness, I am, your friend, & obt. Sevt.

Livingston Lindsay

N.B. I am almost worn down with care and nursing, and I am fearful I shall not be able to reach Austin as early as I anticipated, but, as soon as I can come, in justice to those dependent upon me, I will come.

L.L.

From the New-Orleans Crescent, Sept 26 1867

The Yellow Fever in the South- Great Suffering at La Grange, Texas

We have been shown private letters of a perfectly reliable character from La Grange, Texas, which tells a pitiable story of the unparalleled sufferings of the people in that town and its vicinity.

Those remaining of the citizens number barely 500 yet the interments have reached as high as 24 in two days. The average mortality is eight. Those stricken by the yellow fever are almost sure to die, the disease proving fatal in nine cases out of ten. Every house in the town is filled with sickness and with death. Business has ceased entirely; the newspapers are no longer published; the jail has been emptied of its inmates, who fled in terror from the scene of desolation. In some cases there is no one to bury the dead. Whole families have been swept away. The epidemic is spreading into the surrounding country, but the doctors in La Grange cannot find the time to leave town for a moment. The stores are all closed, and to crown the misery of the unfortunate inhabitants, starvation is staring them in the face. On the 9th there were no provisions to be had in the town—not even corn meal to make gruel with.

Victims of the 1867 Yellow Fever Epidemic at La Grange

This list of yellow fever victims is a work in progress, compiled by Rox Ann Johnson using various newspaper articles, the Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives' cemetery database and family files, the 1867 Voter Registration list, the 1868 La Grange taxpayers list, the 1860 federal census, and various family histories. If you can supply a more complete name, an exact birth or death date, or any other identifying information, please contact Rox Ann.

A new historical marker in the Old La Grange City Cemetery was dedicated on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. It marks the area which is believed to hold mass burials made during the peak of the epidemic. Following the dedication, the Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives hosted a reception and viewing of a new exhibit which includes a timeline of events and brief biographies of many of those who were lost during the epidemic. Contact Rox Ann for more information about the information in that exhibit. Data updated here on July 29, 2018.

Ragin, Barthenia   1867-10-2 Unknown Second wife of Thomas Rabb; married Giles C. Ragin; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Name Birth Death Cemetery Notes
?, Bill   1867-00-00 Unknown 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show J. A. Fitz was reimbursed for lumber to make a coffin for the pauper, Bill (freedman at Patton); probably the same as one of the unidentified African-Americans
?, Bill   1867-00-00 Unknown 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show J. A. Fitz was reimbursed for lumber to make a coffin for the pauper, Bill (not the same as the freedman at Patton); probably the same as one of the unidentified African-Americans
?, Polly   1867-10-01 Unknown African-American woman
Ackerman, Johann Peter   1867-9-19 Old La Grange City ? Father of Mrs. Dora Alexander; death date from 12-06-1867 State Rights Democrat; farmer on Cedar Creek
Ackerman, Mrs. J.P.   1867-09-27 Old La Grange City ? Mother of Mrs. Dora Alexander; death date from 12-06-1867 State Rights Democrat
Altmann, Felix   1867-09-01 Unknown Info From 9-28-67 Flake's Bulletin and 12-06-1867 State Rights Democrat; there is a Felix Altmann born 9-20-1839 died 9-1-1867 buried in the San Antonio City Cemetery #1
Back, Ev.   1867-00-00 Unknown Info from LGJ 5/27/1926 (an old letter dated 10/13/67)
Back, Mrs. Louisa   1867-09-11 Unknown Nee Melcher, married Phillip Back 6-6-1867, related to Mrs. C. Melcher?; death date from 12-06-1867 State Rights Democrat
Behrens, Otto   1867-10-06 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; possibly A. Behrens
Bennett, Robert "Bob"   1867-09-14 Unknown Deputy district clerk; info From SRD 12-06-1867
Beyer, Mrs.   1867-09-13 Unknown Info from San Antonio Express 9/23/67
Bowers, Martha c1851 1867-09-10 Unknown 16-year-old daughter of Solomon Bowers; info From SRD 12-06-1867
Bradshaw, Hannah 1803-11-2 1867-08-27 Old La Grange City 63; daughter of Jonathan and Mary Polly (Sehlby) Broom; widow of Rev. Amzi Bradshaw
Bradshaw, Samuel D. 1844-08-06 1867-11-21 Old La Grange City 23; son of Rev. Amzi and Hannah (Broom) Bradshaw; served as private in CSA 9th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Nichols') for 6 mos, 1861-1862
Brown, Mr. ?   1867-09-06 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show George Townsend to be paid for digging grave for Mr. Brown, a pauper
Burton, James   1867-09-11 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show J. A. Fitz was reimbursed for lumber to make a coffin for the pauper, Jas. Burton, and George Townsend was paid for digging his grave
Carragee, Hattie Estes c1864 1867-09-19 Unknown 3-year-old daughter of John and Martha (Bridger) Caragee; accidentally given poison instead of medicine; info From SRD 12-06-1867 and Jan 1868
Carragee, John c1825 1867-09-23 Unknown Newly arrived; Partner in J. C. Kelly & Bro.; Info From SRD 12-06-1867 and Jan 1868
Carter, Alex   1867-09-09 Unknown African-American; 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show Gabe Irvin to be reimbursed for coffin and digging grave for the Aleck Carter (Freedman), a pauper
Carter, Miss Kate c1850 1867-10-14 Unknown 17; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Carter, T. E.   1867-09-12 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Carter, Theodore c1825 1867-09-9 Old La Grange City 42; district clerk from 1847-54, 1858-64, 1866- 67; Cement Marker; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Conrad, C.   1867-08-29 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Cox, Frank c1831 1867-09-13 Unknown 36; info From SRD 12-06-1867
Croom, Richard   1867-09-12 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Daney, Allen [Dancy?]   1867-10-19 Unknown African-American man
De Warren, William   1867-09-15 Unknown Prisoner, info From SRD 12-06-1867
Dickinson, Baby   1867-10-2 Unknown Infant Of C. B. Dickinson; Info From SRD 12-06-1867;
Digs, Katy c1850 1867-10-17 Unknown D. Age 17 Years
Dirr, Anna Maria 1849-12-14 1867-10-02 St. John Ross Prairie Unmarked grave; daughter of Jacob Friedrich and Maria Elisabetha (Fink) Dirr; info from St. John Lutheran Church at Ross Prairie Burial Records; died of yellow fever
Dirr, Jacob Friedrich 1846-11-14 1867-10-10 St. John Ross Prairie Unmarked grave; son of Jacob Friedrich and Maria Elisabetha (Fink) Dirr; info from St. John Lutheran Church at Ross Prairie Burial Records; died of yellow fever
Dirr, Maria Elisabetha 1851--08-15 1867-09-30 St. John Ross Prairie Unmarked grave; daughter of Jacob Friedrich and Maria Elisabetha (Fink) Dirr; info from St. John Lutheran Church at Ross Prairie Burial Records; died of yellow fever
Doxey, Catherine (Neely) c.1794 1867-09-27 Unknown 73; Mrs. Stephen H. Doxey; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Doxey, Dr. Stephen H. c. 1781 1867-09-27 Unknown 86; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Eccles, Caroline   1867-09-28 Unknown African-American woman
Eckel, Georg A. 1830-05-04 1867-09-19 Old La Grange City Profession-Bootmaker; member of LaFrayette Masonic Lodge No. 34; died in the country in September according to Flake's Bulletin 10/8/1867
Engel, W.   1867 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Evans, Dr. Musgrove 1823-07-31 1867-10-07 Old La Grange City 44
Fandanski, ?   1867-09-9 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Fandanski, J.   1867-09-13 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Fink, John [yellow fever?] 1813-2-25 1867-08-06 Old La Grange City Yellow fever?; ; died in the country in September according to Flake's Bulletin 10/8/1867
Footh, Mr.   1867-09-12 Unknown Also listed as Foht, Voht, and possibly Voigt;  Info From SRD 12-06-1867 and others; Kennard Foh m. Eliza Zwernemann 4/28/1859 Fayette County
Forsbarg, Jonas c. 1839 1867-10-16 Unknown Grocer; partner in Forsbarg & Yeager; married Anna Kuhn; not Found; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Franklin, Fannie c. 1861 1867-08-28 Unknown 6-year-old child of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Mayfield) Franklin, granddaughter of Gen. James S. Mayfield; Info From SRD 8-31-1867 and 12-06-1867
Frede, Anna Barbara (Fink) 1841-04-30 1867-09-11 Old La Grange City 25; daughter of John Fink; Mrs. F. August Frede; known as Barbara; "A. B." on tombstone; SRD 12-06-1867 gave death date as the 14th
Frede, F. August 1832-10-31 1867-09-12 Old La Grange City Marker says "F. A."; married Barbara Fink 7/19/1859; barber; was leasing barbershop in the corner of The La Grange Hotel in Block 18 in 1856
French, Zebulon Montgomery Pike   1867-09-06 Old La Grange City County clerk from 1846-1866; member of LaFayette Masonic Lodge No. 34; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; new marker; wife died in December 1867
Gardner, Joseph   1867-09-11 Unknown Not Found; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show J. A. Fitz was reimbursed for lumber to make a coffin for the pauper, Mr. Gardener, and Henry Hill be paid for making the coffin; 4/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show Charles Nichols to be paid for digging a grave for Mr. Gardner, a pauper
Giesbers, Heinrich "Henry" 1821-07-31 1867-09-15 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; birth date from von Rosenberg family historians
Gloeckner, C.   1867-09-12 Unknown Info From San Antonio Express 9/23/67; SRD 12-06-1867
Glover, Child [Glober?]   1867-00-00 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Aug. Glober was a tinner
Goebel, Anna Dorothea c1824 1867-09-29 Old La Grange City 43; Mrs. Conrad H. Goebel; called Dorothea; Cement Marker With Goebel On It; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Goebel, Baby   1867-10-08 Old La Grange City Child of Conrad Goebel; Cement Marker With Goebel On It; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Goebel, Child   1867-09-17 Old La Grange City Child of C. Goebel; cement marker; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Goebel, Child   1867-10-17 Old La Grange City Child of Conrad Goebel; cement marker; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Goebel, Conrad Heinrich, Sr. c1826 1867-09-19 Old La Grange City 41; blacksmith; cement marker With Goebel on ot; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Gregory, A. Sidney 1836-08-13 1867-09-15 Fayetteville City 31 yrs, 1 mo, 2 dys; attorney in La Grange; Algernon Sidney; son of Umbelton S. Gregory and Nancy Amanda Malvina (Crooks) Gregory; died "at Fayetteville" re Brazos Signal 28 Sep 1867; probably the A. D. Gregory listed in SRD 12-06-67
Gregory, Fulton Y. 1857-2-9 1867-09-16 Fayetteville City 10 yrs, 7 mos, 7 dys; Fulton Yancy Gregory; son of Umbleton S. and Mary (Hewitt) Gregory; at Fayetteville in 1860; probably the same as T. Gregory listed in SRD 12-06-1867
Gregory, Umbleton D. 1860-06-10 1867-09-14 Fayetteville City 7 yrs, 4 mos, 4 dys; Umbleton David Gregory; son of Umbleton S. Gregory and Mary (Hewitt) Gregory
Groos, Louis   1867-09-14 Unknown Info from San Antonio Express 09-23-1867
Harigel, Agnes E. 1863-3-20 1867-10-06 Old La Grange City 4, daughter of Henry and Marie Harigel
Harigel, Edwin V.R. 1859-1-22 1867-10-06 Old La Grange City 8;b son of Henry and Marie Harigel
Harigel, Louis C. 1861-3-16 1867-09-23 Old La Grange City 6; son of Henry and Marie Harigel
Harigel, Marie E. 1826-1-9 1867-09-29 Old La Grange City Mrs. Henry Harigel; husband was a cabinet maker; death date may be 9-30
Harigel, Theodore K. 1856-10-10 1867-09-06 Old La Grange City 10m, son of Henry and Marie Harigel
Harrison, Mr.   1867-09-14 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show George Hillman reimbursed for medical and burial expenses of M. Harrison, a pauper
Haschke, Amand 1810-06-2 1867-10-25 Old La Grange City 57; born in Germany; wheelwright
Helas, Bernhard August 1843-08-20 1867-09-14 New Ullm 35; info From SRD 12-06-1867 & Flake's Bulletin 9/28/1867; death date from Winston Avera
Helas, Caroline Mathilde (Rechenberg) c1809 1867-09-22 Unknown 68; wife of Johann "George" Helas; burial site unknown; info From SRD 12-06-1867; Rev. Killian's burial records
Hellmann, Bertha Friedlander 1832-03-30 1867-09-23 La Grange Jewish "Died of yellow fever"
Hellmann, Son Of L.   1867-09-19 Unknown Likely also at LG Jewish Cemetery; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Hermann, Charles   1867-09-00 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867 and died in the country in September according to Flake's Bulletin 10/8/1867
Hermann, Mrs. Chas.   1867-09-00 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867 and died in the country in September according to Flake's Bulletin 10/8/1867
Hermann, Young daughter Of Chas.   1867-09-12 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Hermes, George 1866-12-05 1867-09-13 Old La Grange City Son of William and Marie Hermes
Hermes, Marie 1838-09-23 1867-09-13 Old La Grange City Nee Schaefer
Homuth, Henry S. 1841-07-26 1867-09-15 Old La Grange City 26; "Son Of H.C. & W. Homuth"; son of Joachim "Heinrich" Christian Homuth and Wilhelmine Friderike Henriette Hedwig Schwols; CSA
Hood, F.P. 1830-12-04 1867-09-19 Old La Grange City 36; known as Parker; Fayette County Sheriff in 1867; member of LaFayette Masonic Lodge No. 34
Hood, Sarah 1839-3-06 1867-09-07 Old La Grange City 28; wife of F. P. Hood
Hough, Albert   1867-00-00   Infant Son Of A. & S.E. Hough; possible death date; yellow fever?
Hough, Carrie V.   1867-10-08   Cement Marker; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Dau. Of A. & S. Hough
Hough, Dr. Amos 1827-10-07 1867-09-14   39; dentist
Hough, Susan E. (Vail) c1839 1867-10-13   28; maiden name Vail; step-daughter of Dr. Musgrove Evans; Cement Marker; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Huettel, Mrs.   1867-09-14 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; H. Huettel was a gunsmith
Ison, Lucy W.   1867-09-27 Unknown African-American woman
Jersig, Augusta (Walter) c1843 1867-09-00 Unknown 24; daughter of Carol and Pauline (Huht) Walter; married John "Wenzel" Jersig 9/30/1865; info From SRD 12-06-1867; died in the country in September according to Flake's Bulletin 10/8/1867
Johnson, Mr. ?   1867-09-10 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Kiefer, Chas   1867-09-21 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Kirk, William Simon 1803-04-08 1867-10-21 Plum Grove, West Point Unmarked grave; elected county commissioner in 1858; info from SRD 12-06-1867; birth date from The Family of William Simon Kirk by Louise Kirk; Kirk book lists death date as 10-20
Klockmann, Carl G. 1854-08-11 1867-10-19 Old La Grange City 13
Koenig, Anna(Meyer) 1831-09-23 1867-09-14 Old La Grange City 35; wife of John Koenig
Koenig, John 1821 1867-09-11 Old La Grange City Stone mason; John Koenig m. Anna Meyer 4/10/1855 Fayette Co; only 1867 on gravestone; listed in SRD 12-06-1867 as G. Koening
Korn, Annie c. 1860 1867-10-24 Old La Grange City 7; daughter of Valentine Korn; cement Marker; Name Only; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Korn, Valentine c. 1818 1867-09-12 Old La Grange City 49; blacksmith; member of LaFayette Masonic Lodge No. 34; Cement Marker; Name Only; CSA Marker; Info From SRD 12-06-1867;
Kugler, A.   1867-09-00 Unknown Died in the country in September according to Flake's Bulletin 10/8/1867
Kundel, T.   1867-10-13 Unknown Info from Flake's Bulletin 10/26/67
Lafon, David   1867-09-17 Unknown Not Found; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Levine, Herman   1867-09-18 Unknown Indigent; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show S. Alexander reimbursed by county for coffin and digging the grave;
Ligon, William   1867-09-28 Unknown African-American man
Little, Infant child   1867-09-07 Unknown Child Of W. W. Little; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; father had a gristmill and cotton gin in La Grange
Loughridge, Jane Elizabeth   1867-09-26 Unknown Unmarried niece of Rev. A. J. Loughridge; sister to Robert Alexander Loughridge;Info From SRD 12-06-1867; name from will dated 9-26-1867
Leesemann, Baby Boy   1867-10-21 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Son Of Charles Leesemann; surname may be Luesmann
Marckmann, Charles R. "Charley"   1867-08-28 Old La Grange City Merchant; served in Hood's Brigade, wounded at Gettysburg; member of LaFayette Masonic Lodge No. 34; wooden Marker: "C. R. Marckmann"?; Info From SRD 8-31-1867 and 12-06-1867
Mathews, James W.   1867-09-04 Old La Grange City Editor of The New Era newspaper; Wooden Marker; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Matschke, Gustav 1846-3-13 1867-09-12 Old La Grange City 21; "B. In Germany," stone is broken; died in the country in September according to Flake's Bulletin 10/8/1867
Matschke, Mrs. Gustav   1867-09-00 Old La Grange City Cement Marker, Death Date From Lg Journal Article?; died in the country in September according to Flake's Bulletin 10/8/1867
McClellan, Harry   1867-10-21 Unknown Not Found, Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Meerscheidt, Arthur 1862-10-09 1867-09-14 Old La Grange City Once had a wooden marker, now unmarked; Info From SRD 12-06-1867 and von Rosenberg family historians
Meinert, Gustav E. c. 1825 1867-10-19 Unknown 42; carpenter; info From SRD 12-06-1867
Meitzen, Mr.   1867-09-00 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Melcher, Mrs. C.   1867-09-13 Unknown Not Found; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Menefee, Quin Morton 1830-08-11 1867-09-05 Pine Springs 37; Methodist minister; "Son of William & Agnes, B. Morgan Co., Al; D. Fayette Co., Tx"; Quin M. Menefee m. Mary E. Penn 10/10/1855 Fayette Co
Merrem, August 1835-08-15 1867-09-04 Old La Grange City 32; brother of Theodore Merrem; Section II, lot 18 cement marker with Merrem name only; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Merrem, Theodore 1833-02-02 1867-09-12 Williams Creek 34; full name is Louis Theodore Merrem; married Anna Laux; originally buried on Laux farm at Bluff; San Antonio Express 09-23-1867 states 9-14
Meyenberg, Alexander 1863-3-12 1867-09-08 Old La Grange City 4; son of Julius and Rochine K. Meyenberg
Meyenberg, Elise 1861-2-14 1867-10-15 Old La Grange City 6; daughter of Julius and Rochine K. Meyenberg
Meyenberg, Franz 1855-06-25 1867-09-13 Old La Grange City 12; son of Julius and Rochine K. Meyenberg
Meyenberg, Max 1853-09-2 1867-09-11 Old La Grange City 14; son of Julius and Rochine K. Meyenberg
Meyenberg, Rochine Kunigunde 1828-03-14 1867-09-09 Old La Grange City 39; nee Oske; married Julius Meyenberg in 1850
Meyer, Child   1867-09-25 Unknown Infant Of Frank Meyer; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Meyer, Florian   1867-10-09 Old La Grange City Cement Marker; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Meyer, Frederica   1867-09-30 Old La Grange City Cement Marker, Wife Of Florian Meyer; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Moore, Alethea 1803-11-02 1867-09-10 Old La Grange City 63; daughter of Mauldin and Nancy (Stevenson) Reeves; married Henry Moore 13 Dec 1821 at Madison County, TN
Moore, Anne E. "Annie" c. 1847 1867-09-13 Unknown 20; daughter of William H. and Virginia (Doxey) Moore; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Moore, Henry 1799-11-09 1867-09-10 Old La Grange City 67; owned apothecary among other things
Morton, Mary c. 1837 1867-09-19 Unknown 30; wife of Joseph Morton; info From SRD 12-06-1867
Nicholson, James 1824-11-11 1867-08-30 Old La Grange City 42; merchant; member of La Gayette Masonic Lodge No. 34; two stones At Grave; "D. La Grange Texas Of Yellow Fever"
Norton, Dovie Ann c. 1843 1867-09-11 Old La Grange City 24; born in NC, daughter of Willliam S. and Mary Milhollen; Married W.N.A. Norton 7/7/1865 at Rowan Co, NC; died "at hotel" re Brazos Signal 9-28-1867; husband was half-brother of Tom Patton; probably same as Mrs. L. Norton in SRD 12-06-1867
Norton infant   1867-09-11 Unknown "Mrs. D. A. Norton & Infant" in SRD 12-06-1867
Norton, Willie H. 1848-09-16 1867-09-13 Old La Grange City 19; "Erected By His Stepfather A. Ammann"
Patton, Angeline (Bradshaw) c. 1830 1867-09-18 Old La Grange City Married J. T. Patton 16 May 1847, Inside Fence; No Stones; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Patton, James Thomas "Tom" 1828-10-07 1867-09-14 Old La Grange City 37; Town Marshall in 1860; elected sheriff October 17, 1863, served until August 1, 1864; ran La Grange Hotel; inside fence; no stones; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; birth date from Ancestry.com tree
Pauli, Anna M.A. (Frede) 1840-07-05 1867-09-09 Old La Grange City Daughter of A. and Elizabeth Frede; married Gottlieb Pauli 12/8/1863
Peltzer, Edward   1867-09-08 Unknown Probably young son of Gustav Peltzer; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Peltzer, Gustav 1837-2-06 1867-09-07 Old La Grange City 30; fenced plot with nameplates affixed to fence
Pfeffercorn, Fritz   1867-09-16 Unknown 37; laborer, born in Germany; info From SRD 12-06-1867
Phillips, David   1867-09-20 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Phillips, John   1867-09-07 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Pope, W.S. Jr. 1861-06-30 1867-11-00 Old La Grange City 6; yellow fever?
Posey, Dr. M.B. [not yellow fever] 1811-08-06 1857-10-20 Old La Grange City Marker states 1867, but death year is believed to be 1857; so not a yellow fever victim
Potter, Angeline Thomas "Tommie" 1845 1867-09-23 Unknown 22; Mrs. Samuel Potter; Daughter of Thomas and Barthenia Rabb; Info From SRD 12-06-1867 and The Rabb Odyssey
Potter, Samuel J.   1867-08-29 Unknown Merchant; member of LaFayette Masonic Lodge No. 34; info From SRD 12-06-1867
Price, Anna S. c. 1825 1867-09-13 Unknown 42; Mrs. W. B. Price; husband served as county judge in 1866; info From SRD 12-06-1867
Price, Caroline 1849-05-06 1867-09-29 Old La Grange City Has 2 Stones, Other Has B. Date 5-16-1849, D. Age 18Y. 4M. 23D.; possibly same as unidentified African-American girl
Price, Clay c. 1859 1867-09-07 Unknown 8; young son of W. B. Price; Info From SRD 12-06-1867 and "Mrs. Wm. Price and child" re Brazos Signal 28 Sep 1867
Ragin, Barthenia c. 1818 1867-10-2 Unknown 49; second wife of Thomas Rabb; married Giles C. Ragin; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Ragin, Child   1867 Unknown Info From Lg Journal 5-27-1926; Child Of Giles & Barthenia Ragin; there may be only one unnamed Ragin child who died in 1867
Ragin, Child   1867 Unknown Info From Lg Journal 5-27-1926; Child Of Giles & Barthenia Ragin
Ragin, Giles C. c. 1825 1867-09-10 Unknown 42; info From SRD 12-06-1867
Ragin, Mattie c. 1852 1867-09-30 Unknown 15; daughter of Giles C. and Barthenia Ragin; "Miss Mattie" in SRD 12-06-1867
Reichel, Herman   1867-09-30 Old La Grange City Watchmaker; Cement Marker With Uk On It; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Reichel, R.   1867-09-16 Old La Grange City Cement Marker With Uk On It; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Reynolds, J.   1867-09-29 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show George Townsend to be paid for digging grave for Mr. Reynolds, a pauper
Richers, Adolph 1802-00-00 1867-08-23 Old La Grange City 65; father Of Emil Richers; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Robson, Dr. John R.   1867-00-00 Unknown Died "on the way to his farm" re Brazos Signal 28 Sep 1867; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; family believes he was buried at Florida Chapel Cemetery; Burial location is "a spot near the back under a tree". Another person's marker is believed near this location.
Ruppersberg, Daughter of Andreas   1867-09-00 Unknown Died in the country in September according to Flake's Bulletin 10/8/1867
Sample, Sally   1867-00-00 Unknown 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show J. A. Fitz was reimbursed for lumber to make a coffin for the pauper at Mr. Matthews, Sally Sample; probably the same as one of the unidentified African-Americans
Savage, Leslie   1867-09-12 Unknown Young attorney; Captain, 35th Texas Cavalry, CSA; cared for yellow fever victims until he, too, was infected; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Sawyers, Stephen C.   1867-08-27 Unknown New Yorker, most recently from Lockhart; planned to open a school; llsted as "C. Sayers" in SRD 12-06-1867; 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show E. S. Ashford was reimbursed for burial expenses for the pauper, Stephen C. Sawyers
Schaefer, H. (Henry?)   1867-00-00 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Scholtz, Emma c. 1810 1867-10-19 Unknown 57; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Schroeder, Anna (Roensch) c. 1835 1867-09-29 Unknown 32; Mrs. Charles Schroeder; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Schroeder Boy   1867-09-30 Unknown Younger than 7; Son Of Charles and Anna (Roensch) Schroeder; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Schroeder, Charles c. 1819 1867-09-13 Unknown 48; carpenter; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show Bannister Scott to be paid for making a coffin and digging the grave of Mr. Schrader, a pauper, and Gabe Irvin to be paid for conveying him to the graveyard
Schroeder Child   1867-10-2 Unknown Younger than 7; Child Of Charles and Anna (Roensch) Schroeder; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Schwake, Louise 1806-3-07 1867-10-08 Unknown 61; Mrs. Frederick Schwake; Listed as Sobivarke and Schwabe
Schwartz, Mrs. M.   1867-09-15 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Seeberger, Anna c. 1852 1867-10-18 Unknown 15; daughter of Henry and Sophia Seeberger; immigrated 1857; info From SRD 12-06-1867
Sellers/Zellers, Mrs. ?   1867-09-07 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Last Name May Be Zellers
Short, Permelia Calley 1811-07-07 1867-09-30 Old La Grange City D. Age 56 Yrs. 3 Mos. 27 Dys; Dau. Of John & Elizabeth Calley; B. In Ky;
Shropshire, Judge Benjamin c. 1826 1867-09-22 Old La Grange City 41; Attorney; district judge; lived in block 27; member of LaFayette Masonic Lodge No. 34
Simon, B.   1867-09-07 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Simon, K.   1867-09-17 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Simon, Mrs. B.   1867-09-09 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Sims, J. O.   1867-09 Unknown Attorney; Info From SRD 12-06-1867 & Flake's Bulletin 9/28/1867
Smith, Charles P. 1827-2-27 1867-09-06 Old La Grange City 40; partner in Carter, Welb & Co.; "D. Of Yellow Fever"; member of LaFayette Masonic Lodge No. 34
Smith, William   1867-10-05 Unknown African-American man
Stevenson, James H. c. 1842 1867 Unknown 25; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; died in the country in September according to Flake's Bulletin 10/8/1867
Stiehl, Thekla (Tell) 1830-12-24 1867-09-12 Old La Grange City 37; first wife Of John C. Stiehl; lived at lots 41-42 block 4
Stroud, Robert   1867-10-06 Old La Grange City Wooden Marker; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Tanner, I.G.   1867-09-13 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; or J. O. Tanner
Tate, Susan   1867-09-24 Unknown African-American woman
Teisbet, Mr.   1867-09-14 Unknown San Antonio Express 09-23-1867
Thies, Franz   1867-10-12 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Tips, Child (probably Laura)   1867-09-03 Old La Grange City Unmarked; Child of Julius and (Anna) Peltzer Tips; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Tips, Julius 1829-09-11 1867-09-07 Old La Grange City 37; partner in Tips & Alexander; came to La Grange to manage Alexander Hat Factory during Civil War; Fenced Plot With Nameplates affixed To Fence
Trambowsky, Carl   1867-09-12 Unknown Carl Trombowsky or Trambowski arrived in Galveston in 1854; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Trambowsky, Gustav   1867-00-00 Unknown Gustav Trombowky or Trambowski arrived in Galveston in 1854; Enlisted in CSA Company C, Texas 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment in Texas; Gustav E. A. Trambowsky m. Mary Matilda Klopsteck 28 Nov 1865, Austin Co, TX; Mathilde Trambowsky m. William Jacob Henry Umland 23 Feb 1869 Austin Co, TX; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Trambowsky, Martha   1867-09-04 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Turnage, E. B.   1867-09-11 Unknown 29; info From SRD 12-06-1867
Turnage, N. F.   1867-09-09 Unknown 35; member of LaFayette Masonic Lodge No. 34; info From SRD 12-06-1867
Uhrbach, Bertha 1867-09-26 Unknown cement marker; Child Of C. Uhrbach; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Uhrbach, Charles 1867-09-24 Old La Grange City or October 1867
Uhrbach, Sophie 1867-09-24 Old La Grange City Mrs. C. Uhrbach
Ujffy, J.H. 1820-3-14 1867-09-30 Old La Grange City 45; druggist; John H. Ujffy appointed postmaster of Fayetteville, 18 Feb 1854-19 Sep 1859; m. Ida Hermine Ottilie Walz; Lot 172, block 21; member of LaFayette Masonic Lodge No. 34
Ujffy, Norma 1859-08-06 1867-09-10 Old La Grange City 8; daughter of J. H. and Ida Hermine (Walz) Ujffy
Unidentified 1867-09-24 Unknown African-American child
Unidentified 1867-09-26 Unknown African-American child
Unidentified 1867-09-27 Unknown African-American child
Unidentified 1867-09-29 Unknown "Stranger at Goebel's"; "German"
Unidentified 1867-09-29 Unknown African-American girl; possibly same as Caroline Price
Unidentified 1867-10-13 Unknown African-American girl
Unidentified 1867-10-15 Unknown African-American girl
Unidentified 1867-10-22 Unknown African-American child
Unidentified 1867-10-24 Unknown African-American woman
Unidentified 1867-10-25 Unknown African-American man
Unidentified 1867-10-27 Unknown 103-year-old African-American woman
Unidentified   1867-09-09 Unknown Unidentified African-American child "at Liggons"
Unidentified   1867-00-00 Unknown 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show J. A. Fitz was reimbursed for lumber to make a coffin for the pauper boy at A. Peneroy; probably the same as one of the unidentified African-Americans
Wallace, James J. c. 1834 1867-09-00 Unknown 33; photographer; partner in Wallace & Hooben; son of Jesse and Mahala (Blakely) Wallace; fled La Grange; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; died in the country in September according to Flake's Bulletin 10/8/1867
Walter, Bertha c. 1853 1867-09-3 Old La Grange City 14; Daughter of Carl and Pauline (Huht) Walter; Cement Marker With Uk On It; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Walter, Carl c. 1815 1867-09-04 Old La Grange City 52; wagon maker; married Pauline Huht and immigrated with family in 1850; Cement Marker With Uk On It; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Walter, Elisebeth (Rotenghaus) 1825-05-1 1867-09-11 Old La Grange City 42; married August Walter 9-8-1849 in Fayette County
Webb, William G. Jr. 1851 1867-09-18 Old La Grange City 15; "Oldest son of W. G. Webb;" info From SRD 12-06-1867
Weinert, Amelia?   1867-09-10 Unknown 39; Mrs. August?; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Weinert, August? 1867-09-10 Old La Grange City 52; August Wiener immigrated in 1844; Cement Marker, Inn Keeper; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Wertz, Boy 1867-09 Unknown Son Of John Wertz, a tinner; Info From SRD 12-06-1867 & Flake's Bulletin 9/28/67;
White, James W. Jr. 1863-3-24 1867-09-1 Old La Grange City Son Of J.W. & Francis White [John W. White, a blacksmith, and Frances "Fannie" Hamlett]
Wilke, E. C.   1867-09-17 Unknown Professor
Wilkes, R.   1867-10-08 Unknown African-American Woman
Willeford, William Norton   1867-09-16 Unknown Deputy sheriff; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; 1/6/1868 commissioners court minutes show Gabe Irvin to be paid for conveying the corpse of of Mr. Williford, an indigent person, to the graveyard and Henry Hill be paid for making coffin
Wilson, John   1867-09-16 Unknown African-American
Witschke, Mrs. L.   1867-10-24 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Yates, Mrs.   1867-09-00 Unknown Name from Brazos Signal 09-28-1867
zander, a.h.b. 1802-11-23 1867-09-08 Drawe 64; possible yellow fever victim
zander, c.c.m. 1802-3-1 1867-09-9 Drawe 65; possible yellow fever victim
Zanders, Child Of B.   1867-09-04 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; son of Bernhard Zander, a saddler, and Minna; immigrated 1859; probably buried in Old La Grange Jewish Cemetery with parents
Zanders, Siegfried 1867-09-04 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Zavisch, Karl von 1815-04-23 1867-09-10 Cedar 52; married Marie Kazye "Kaschitz" Latzko; info From SRD 12-06-1867, same as Charles Zavisch

Please contact Rox Ann Johnson if you can add information to this list of yellow fever victims.

 

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