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Cousins Descended From Two Pioneering Central Texas Families

Michael Barnes wrote a wonderful article for the Austin American Statesman in June 2013, after visiting with a few descendants of George Henry Nelle and Dora Lohman Nelle. The link below takes you to the article with details about life … Continue reading

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Back to School at Rose Hill

Since it’s Back-to-School time it seems appropriate to post this wonderful picture of children in front of the Rose Hill School many years ago. Bennie Engelke, member of Rose Hill Cemetery Association, sent these pictures from the family files of … Continue reading

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No Rest for the Weary…, an Article from The Daily Texan, July 20, 1988

Back in the late 1980s, Austin decided it needed a new airport in a less populated part of town. For several years it appeared that Rose Hill would be the victim of the new airport and the graves relocated to make room. … Continue reading

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Here Goes

Welcome to my first attempt at building a website. Rose Hill Cemetery is a special place where early Texas settlers lived, worked, worshiped, and went to school. My great-great grandfather, Henry Nelle, settled there and donated land for a school, church, … Continue reading

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