On February 26, 2017, Brodbeck descendants invited Justice Ken Wise to visit

the cemetery. Judge Wise has a podcast about Texas history called

Wise About Texas. He recently featured Jacob Brodbeck on one:

 Episode 26, "Texas Takes Flight"

broadcast October 9, 2016, found at

L to R: Judge Ken Wise, Cindy Oestreich, Rod Oestreich, Reta Killingsworth (Hostess), Sherman Brodbeck, Dwight Brodbeck, and Wayne O'Bryant.


Reta Killingsworth deserves much of the credit for the progress on the cemetery. She has worked with determination to gain access from the landowner, apply for historic status, spearhead renovation efforts and keep everyone apprised of the progress.  

On August 1, 2015 a Texas Ranger memorial cross was placed at the grave of George Brodbeck. Pictures from the ceremony are below:


Cemetery Improvements

Image of Professor Brodbeck's Airship which had crashed at

Dr. Ferdinand Herff's place near Boerne, Texas.  It was in the

fall of 1865 when he had flown for potential financers.

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