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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On September 19, 2022, the mayor of Fredericksburg proclaimed September 20, 2022 to be "JACOB BRODBECK DAY". A ceremony and fly over was held at the Gillespie County Airport.  Videos and pictures can be seen on the Jacob & Christine Brodbeck Foundation Facebook page.

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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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Plans are underway for the 

89th Annual Reunion of the Brodbeck Family

to be held in 2023.

BBQ WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS IS BEING SUGGESTED

Date: TBD 2023

Venue: TBD

11:00am - Meal @ Noon

Please bring a 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

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 MEMBERS OF THE DIRECT FAMILY HAVE NOW HAD BRICKS PURCHASED. THIS INCLUDES ALL OF THE CHILDREN OF JACOB AND CHRISTINE.


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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