George Herbert Nelle, who went by Henry, was an early settler in Central Texas and founded a community near present day Manor, Texas. Originally named Nelleville, the community was later renamed Rose Hill. Most of Rose Hill’s inhabitants were German Lutheran settlers who survived by farming. The community prospered and built a small schoolhouse and a church. The picture shows the schoolhouse with a round concrete cistern to catch water. All that remains today is the church’s cemetery and that cistern. The Rose Hill Cemetery Association’s goal is to preserve and maintain this historic place in honor of those who once called Rose Hill home.
In 1989, Austin’s airport was slated to be built on the site of Rose Hill. This interesting article from The Daily Texan, July ..1989, provides an account of some of those who lived and are buried at Rose Hill.