Millerville Cemetery
Erath County

Tombstone Photographs


Duffau, Texas between Duffau and Hico on CR 236, south of FM 1824

Historical Marker text:

Henry and Lourilla Osborn Miller, immigrants from Missouri who settled in Cooke County, Texas, during the 1860s, bought land in this area about 1876 which they subdivided into small farm tracts and sold. Settlers who purchased the farms organized a Church of Christ and in 1877 Rufus and Ann Green Ascue Birdsell donated one acre of land a short distance north of this site for school purposes. By 1881 much of the Millers' original land holdings had been sold and a community by the name of Millerville had been established. Although local tradition indicates earlier interments here, the first recorded burial was that of Joseph Beaver, Sr, in 1877. Two acres were set aside for cemetery purposes in 1881 by Ebaline and Michael Ramfield. Ramfield descendants in the Giesecke Family have continued a tradition of land ownership in this area into the 1990s. Birdsell School, a general store, and the Millerville Church of Christ constituted the town center in the early 1900s. The cemetery served the community and contains the burials of many of the area's earliest settlers and their descendants. Maintained by an association since 1980, the cemetery represents the last physical reminder of the village of Millerville.

Headstones

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Text & Description (Click this Link for Description, Photo Link for Image)Photo LinkDateSubmitter
Beaver, Nacy Wilson & Joseph R. Jr. Photo Jan 2008 Tony Pribble
Beaver, William K. Photo Jan 2008 Tony Pribble
Chambers, Mary Ann Image 141K Aug 2010 Tony Pribble
Conner, Elijah Image 149K Aug 2010 Tony Pribble
Conner, Frank R. Image 150K Aug 2010 Tony Pribble
Giesecke, Bobian & August Photo Jan 2008 Tony Pribble
Giesecke, Columbus Photo Jan 2008 Tony Pribble
Giesecke, Howard Paul
son of Stanley and Nettie
Photo Jan 2008 Tony Pribble
Giesecke, Louis B Jr. Photo Jan 2008 Tony Pribble
Giesecke, M. E. (Mie) & Irene Rogers Photo Jan 2008 Tony Pribble
Giesecke, Milford Stanley Photo Jan 2008 Tony Pribble
Giesecke, Vida Mae & Austin Texas Photo Jan 2008 Tony Pribble
Nix, Francis (Frank) Marion & Phoebe Elizabeth Photo Jan 2008 Tony Pribble
Wilson, David Photo Jan 2008 Tony Pribble
Wilson, John & Kitty Moore Photo Jan 2008 Tony Pribble

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