The 1867 Yellow Fever Epidemic at La Grange

FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS

Footprints of Fayette Articles

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 will be dedicated at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. It marks the area which is believe to hold mass burials made during the peak of the epidemic. Following the dedication, the Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives will host 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.

Name Birth Death Cemetery Notes
?, Polly   1867-10-01 Unknown African-American woman
Ackerman, Johann Peter   1867-9-19 Old La Grange City ? Parent Of Mrs. Dora Alexander; Info From SRD 12-06-1867 Has Death Date Of 9-19-1867; farmer on Cedar Creek
Ackerman, Mrs. J.P.   1867-09-27 Old La Grange City ? Parent Of Mrs. Dora Alexander; Info From SRD 12-06-1867 Has Death Date Of 9-27-1867
Altman, Felix   1867-09-01 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Back, Ev.   1867 Unknown Info from LGJ 5/27/1926 (an old letter dated 10/13/67)
Back, Mrs. Louisa   1867-09-11 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Behrens, Otto   1867 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; possibly A. Behrens
Bennett, Robert "Bob"   1867-09-14 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Beyer, Mrs.   1867-09-13 Unknown Info from San Antonio Express 9/23/67
Bowers, Martha   1867-09-10 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Child Of Soloman Bowers
Bradshaw, Hannah 1803-11-2 1867-08-27 Old La Grange City Widow of Rev. Amzi Bradshaw
Bradshaw, Samuel D. 1844-08-06 1867-11-21 Old La Grange City 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
Burton, James   1867-09-11 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Carragee, Hattie Estes   1867-09-19 Unknown Child of John and Martha (Bridger) Caragee; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Dau. Of John Carragee
Carragee, John   1867-09-23 Unknown Newly arrived; Partner in J. C. Kelly & Bro.; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Carter, Alex   1867-09-09 Unknown African-American
Carter, Miss Kate   1867-10-14 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Carter, T. E.   1867-09-12 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Carter, Theodore   1867-09-9 Old La Grange City Cement Marker; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Conrad, C.   1867-08-29 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Cox, Frank   1867-09-13 Unknown 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 Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Prisoner
Dickinson, Baby   1867-10-2 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Infant Of C.B. Dickinson
Digs, Katy   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 Mrs. Stephen H. Doxey; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Doxey, Dr. Stephen H. c. 1781 1867-09-27 Unknown 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
Engel, W.   1867 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Evans, Dr. Musgrove 1823-07-31 1867-10-07 Old La Grange City  
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?
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 Not Found; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Franklin, Fannie c. 1861 1867-08-28 Unknown Child; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Frede, Anna Barbara 1841-04-30 1867-09-11 Old La Grange City Mrs. F. August Frede; known as Barbara; 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."; Barber
French, Zeb M.P.   1867-09-06 Unknown County clerk; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Gardner, Joseph   1867-09-11 Unknown Not Found; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
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 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Aug. Glober was a tinner
Goebel, Baby   1867-10-08 Old La Grange City Cement Marker With Goebel On It; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Goebel, Child   1867-09-17 Old La Grange City Cement Marker; Child Of C. Goebel; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Goebel, Child   1867-10-17 Old La Grange City Cement Marker; Child Of C. Goebel; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Goebel, Conrad Heinrich, Sr.   1867-09-19 Old La Grange City Cement Marker With Goebel On It; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Goebel, Dorathea   1867-09-29 Old La Grange City Mrs. C. Goebel; Cement Marker With Goebel On It; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Gregory, A. Sidney 1836-08-13 1867-09-15 Fayetteville City age 31 yrs, 1 mo, 2 dys; attorney; Algernon Sidney; son of Umbelton S. Gregory and Nancy Amanda Malvina (Crooks) Gregory; died "at Fayetteville" re Brazos Signal 28 Sep 1867
Gregory, A.D. (may be same as A. Sidney)   1867 Unknown Not Found; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Gregory, Fulton Y. 1857-2-9 1867-09-16 Fayetteville City age 10 yrs, 7 mos, 7 dys; Fulton Yancy Gregory; son of Umbleton S. and Mary (Hewitt) Gregory; at Fayetteville in 1860
Gregory, T. (may be same as Fulton or Umbleton)   1867 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Gregory, Umbleton D. 1860-06-10 1867-09-14 Fayetteville City age 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 Daughter of Henry and Marie Harigel
Harigel, Edwin V.R. 1859-1-22 1867-10-06 Old La Grange City Son of Henry and Marie Harigel
Harigel, Louis C. 1861-3-16 1867-09-23 Old La Grange City Son of Henry and Marie Harigel
Harigel, Marie E. 1826-1-9 1867-09-29 Old La Grange City Mrs. Henry Harigel or 9-30; husband was a cabinet maker
Harigel, Theodore K. 1856-10-10 1867-09-06 Old La Grange City Son of Henry and Marie Harigel
Harrison, Mr.   1867-09-14 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Haschke, Amand 1810-06-2 1867-10-25 Old La Grange City B. In Germany; Wheelwright
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, Chas.   1867 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Hermann, Mrs. Chas.   1867 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
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  
Hollas, Mrs.   1867 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; possibly Hellas
Hollas, Unidentified boy   1867-09 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867 & Flake's Bulletin 9/28/1867 possibly Hellas
Homuth, Henry S. 1841-07-26 1867-09-15 Old La Grange City "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 Known as Parker; Fayette County Sheriff
Hood, Sarah 1839-3-06 1867-09-07 Old La Grange City Wife Of F. P. Hood
Hough, Albert   1867   Infant Son Of A. & S.E. Hough
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   Dentist
Hough, Susan E.   1867-10-13   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
Jirsig, Mrs. W.   1867 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
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, Simon   1867-10-21   Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Klockmann, Carl G. 1854-08-11 1867-10-19 Old La Grange City  
Koenig, Anna(Meyer) 1831-09-23 1867-09-14 Old La Grange City  
Koenig, John 1821 1867-09-11 Old La Grange City Stone mason; only 1867 on gravestone; Listed in SRD 12-06-1867 as G. Koening; John Koenig m. Ann Meyer 4/10/1855 Fayette Co
Korn, Annie   1867-10-24 Old La Grange City Cement Marker; Name Only; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Dau. Of V. Korn
Korn, Valentine   1867-09-12 Old La Grange City Cement Marker; Name Only; CSA Marker; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; blacksmith
Kugler, A.   1867 Unknown Info from 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, H.   1867-09-18 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
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; will dated 12-06-1867
Leesemann, Baby Boy   1867-10-21 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Son Of Charles Leesemann
Marckmann, Charles R.   1867-08-28 Old La Grange City Wooden Marker: "C. R. Marckmann?; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; merchant; served in Hood's Brigade, wounded at Gettysburg
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 "B. In Germany," stone is broken
Matschke, Mrs. Gustav   1867 Old La Grange City Cement Marker, Death Date From Lg Journal Article?
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.   1867-10-19 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Carpenter
Meitzen, Mr.   1867-09 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 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   1867-09-04 Old La Grange City Brother of Theodore Merrem; Cement Marker With Merrem Name Only; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Merrem, Theodore 1833-02-02 1867-09-14 Williams Creek Full name is Louis Theodore Merrem; married Anna Laux; originally buried on Laux farm at Bluff; Info from San Antonio Express 09-23-1867
Meyenberg, Alexander 1863-3-12 1867-09-08 Old La Grange City Son of Julius and Rochine K. Meyenberg
Meyenberg, Elise 1861-2-14 1867-10-15 Old La Grange City Daughter of Julius and Rochine K. Meyenberg
Meyenberg, Franz 1855-06-25 1867-09-13 Old La Grange City Son of Julius and Rochine K. Meyenberg
Meyenberg, Max 1853-09-2 1867-09-11 Old La Grange City Son of Julius and Rochine K. Meyenberg
Meyenberg, Rochine Kunigunde 1828-3-14 1867-09-09 Old La Grange City Nee Oske; Mrs. Julius Meyenberg
Meyer, Child   1867-09-25 Unknown Child 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, Mrs. J.   1867-09-30 Old La Grange City Cement Marker, Wife Of Florian Meyer; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Moore, Alethea 1803-11-2 1867-09-10 Old La Grange City Daughter of Mauldin and Nancy (Stevenson) Reeves; married Henry Moore 13 Dec 1821 at Madison County, TN
Moore, Anne E. "Annie"   1867-09-13 Unknown Daughter of William H. and Virginia (Doxey) Moore; Not Found; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Moore, Henry 1799-11-9 1867-09-10 Old La Grange City  
Morton, Mary   1867-09-19 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Wife Of Joseph Morton
Nicholson, James 1824-11-11 1867-08-30 Old La Grange City 2 Stones At Grave; "D. La Grange Texas Of Yellow Fever"
Norton, Mrs. D.A. & Infant   1867-09-11 Old La Grange City Wife Of W.A. Norton, D. Age 24
Norton, Mrs. L.   1867-09-11 Unknown Probably same as Mrs. D. A. Norton; Burial Site Unknown; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Norton, Willie H. 1848-09-16 1867-09-13 Old La Grange City Erected By His Stepfather A. Ammann
Patton, James Thomas "Tom" 1828-10-07 1867-09-14 Old La Grange City Inside Fence; No Stones; Town Marshall; sheriff; ran La Grange Hotel; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
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
Pauli, Anna M.A. (Frede) 1840-07-05 1867-09-09 Old La Grange City Wife Of Gottlieb Pauli
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 Fenced Plot With Nameplates Fixed To Fence
Pfeffercorn, Fritz   1867-09-16 Unknown 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 Old La Grange City 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 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 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   1867-09-07 Unknown Young son of W. B. Price; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Price, Mrs. W.B. "Ann S."   1867-09-13 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Ragin, Child   1867 Unknown Not Found; Info From Lg Journal 5-27-1926; Child Of Giles Reagan
Ragin, Child   1867 Unknown Not Found; Info From Lg Journal 5-27-1926; Child Of Giles Reagan
Ragin, Giles C.   1867-09-10 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Ragin, Miss Mattie   1867-09-30 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Daughter of Giles C. and Barthenia Ragin
Ragin, Barthenia   1867-10-2 Unknown Second wife of Thomas Rabb; married Giles C. Ragin; Info From 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
Richers, Adolph 1802 1867-08-23 Old La Grange City Father Of Emil Richers; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Robson, Dr. John R.   1867 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 Unknown Info from Flake's Bulletin 10/8/1867
Savage, Leslie   1867-09-12 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; CSA; cared for yellow fever victims until he, too, was infected
Sayers, C.   1867-08-27 Unknown New Yorker, most recently from Lockhart; planned to open a school Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Schaefer, H. (Henry?)   1867 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Scholtz, Emma   1867-10-19 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Schroeder, Anna (Roensch)   1867-09-29 Unknown Mrs. Charles Schroeder; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Schroeder Boy   1867-09-30 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Son Of Charles Schroeder
Schroeder, Charles   1867-09-13 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Schroeder Child   1867-10-2 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Child Of Charles Schroeder
Schwake, Louise 1806-3-07 1867-10-08 Unknown Mrs. Frederick Schwake; Listed as Sobivarke and Schwabe
Schwartz, Mrs. M.   1867-09-15 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Seeberger, Anna   1867-10-18 Unknown 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 Dau. Of John & Elizabeth Calley; B. In Ky; D. Age 56 Yrs. 3 Mos. 27 Dys
Shropshire, Judge Benjamin   1867-09-22 Old La Grange City Attorney; Age 41
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 Partner in Carter, Welb & Co.; "D. Of Yellow Fever"
Smith, William   1867-10-05 Unknown African-American man
Stevenson, James H.   1867 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Stiehl, Thekla (Tell) 1830-12-24 1867-09-12 Old La Grange City Wife Of John C. Stiehl
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 Partner in Tips & Alexander; came to La Grange to manage Alexander Hat Factory during Civil War; Fenced Plot With Nameplates Fixed To Fence
Trambowsky, Carl   1867-09-12 Unknown Carl Trombowky or Trambowski arrived in Galveston in 1854; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Trambowsky, Gustav   1867 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867; 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
Trambowsky, Martha   1867-09-04 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Turnage, E. B.   1867-09-11 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Turnage, N. F.   1867-09-09 Unknown Not Found; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Uhrbach, Charles 1867-09-24 Old La Grange City
Uhrbach, Bertha 1867-09-26 Unknown Child Of C. Uhrbach; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
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 John H. Ujffy; Pharmacist; married Ida Hermine Walz
Ujffy, Norma 1859-08-06 1867-09-10 Old La Grange City 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
Unknown   1867-09-09 Unknown Unidentified African-American child "at Liggons"
Wallace, James J.   1867 Unknown Photographer; fled La Grange; Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Photographer
Walter, Bertha   1867-09-3 Old La Grange City Cement Marker With Uk On It; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Walter, C.   1867-09-04 Old La Grange City Wagon maker; Cement Marker With Uk On It; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Walter, Elisebeth 1825-05-1 1867-09-11 Old La Grange City Mrs. A. Walter
Webb, William G. Jr. 1851 1867-09-18 Old La Grange City Info From SRD 12-06-1867; Oldest Son Of W.G. Webb
Weinert, Amelia?   1867-09-10 Unknown Not Found, Mrs. August?; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Weinert, August? 1867-09-10 Old La Grange City Cement Marker, Inn Keeper; Info From SRD 12-06-1867
Wertz, Boy 1867-09 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867 & Flake's Bulletin 9/28/67; Son Of John Wertz, a tinner
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
Wilson, John   1867-09-16 Unknown African-American
Witschke, Mrs. L.   1867-10-24 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867
zander, a.h.b. 1802-11-23 1867-09-08 Drawe
zander, c.c.m. 1802-3-1 1867-09-9 Drawe  
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, Chas.   1867 Unknown Info From SRD 12-06-1867

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

 

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