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Jacob and Christine Brodbeck Foundation

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About Us

Ensuring the Brodbeck Legacy Lives On

The Jacob and Christine Brodbeck Foundation has been formed to ensure the maintenance, upkeep and improvements of the Brodbeck Family Cemetery in Luckenbach, Texas and to educate the public about the achievements

of Jacob Brodbeck.  

The Brodbeck Family Cemetery is designated as a Historic Texas Cemetery. Jacob Brodbeck is designated as a Texas Historic Person.

This foundation has a 501(c)(13) designation from the IRS.

Within this cemetery, these family members rest eternal:

Jacob Brodbeck (1821-1910)

Maria Christine Sophie (Behrens) Brodbeck (1844-1926)

Johann George Brodbeck (1826-1897)

Pauline Anna Brodbeck (1869-1870)

Albert Brodbeck (c.1871Stillborn)

Agnes Louise Brodbeck (1899-1899),

child of Henry & Anna (Sauer) Brodbeck

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Plans are underway for the 

90th Annual Reunion of the Brodbeck Family

BBQ will be provided

by the Reunion Committee

Date: July 20th, 2024

Venue: Meierstone Vineyards

573 Meier-Stone Rd

Stonewall, TX 78671

10:30am - Meal @ 11:30am

Please bring a side or dessert!

Auction items are welcome.

Come early and stay late!

All relatives are invited to attend!

Please notify anyone that might not be on our list!

The bust of Jacob Brodbeck at the Marktplatz in Fredericksburg, Texas

Dedicated December 14, 1986


April 22, 2023 Cemetery Workday

Marker dedication of Jacob Brodbeck, at the entrance of the Brodbeck Family Cemetery. 

April 18, 2018

Jacob Brodbeck Day
September 20, 2023


The Gillespie County Airport celebrated Jacob Brodbeck Day with cake and raspberry lemonade.  The descendants of Jacob Brodbeck were invited to set up an information booth in the terminal building.  Though the visitors were few and far between, many good conversations were had between the family and visitors!  We have been invited back for next year.  See you then!

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Jacob Brodbeck Day September 20, 2022

On September 19, 2022, Mayor of Fredericksburg Jeryl Hoover proclaimed September 20th as Jacob Brodbeck Day.  In attendance were many of the descendants of Jacob & Christine Brodbeck. L to R: Carolyn Lawler, Mayor Hoover, Lisa Nevins, Jane Stone, Blair Nevins, Marshall Stone, Gwen Fullbrook (Crosswinds Aviation) Krystal Patel, Cindy Nelson, Anna Lake, Reta Killingsworth, Vernon Brodbeck, Dorothy Brodbeck, & Rick Brodbeck.

75th Anniversary of the
Gillespie County Airport
        May 20, 2023

The descendants of Jacob & Brodbeck were invited to set up a booth at the anniversary celebration of Jacob Brodbeck and his Airship.  Reta Killingsworth, a descendant, was interviewed on the local radio station, KNAF, answering many questions and clearing up any misconceptions.  Small information cards about Jacob Brodbeck were passed out to all.

Fredericksburg 175th Anniversary PARADE
Saturday, MAY 7, 2022

Members of the Brodbeck Family participated in this parade with Todd Brodbeck driving his decorated 1902 Oldsmobile along the parade route as family members walked along and passed out toy airplanes with information about Jacob's flight. It was a fun day!
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Brick Project

The purchase of memorial bricks is now open to the public.  All orders are subject to board approval.
The Brodbeck family descendants are encouraged to purchase memorial bricks in memory or honor of family members.


All monies raised are to be used for administrative costs pertaining to the maintenance of and improvements to the cemetery, maintenance of the website, banking and accounting fees, as well as promoting  Jacob Brodbeck's accomplishments and preserving the family history.

All donations are tax deductible. PLEASE DONATE TODAY!

Click HERE for more information about the Brick Project.

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