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:
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.
Texas Rangers pay their respect to former member of their ranks.
Gravesite with flags and flowers
Two members of the cemetery committee. Sherman Brodbeck and Austin Nelson.
Texas Rangers end the ceremony with a 21-gun salute featuring musket and cannon fire.
Group picture of Brodbeck family members in attendance.
On August 1, 2015 a Texas Ranger memorial cross was placed at the grave of George Brodbeck. Pictures from the ceremony are below:
Condition of the graves before work commenced.
Walkway and bridge to the cemetery. Built in 2015 to improve access.
Texas State Historical Marker for the cemetery
Brodbeck Family Cemetery Plaque
Austin Nelson and his uncle Jim Evans. Jim lead much of the construction efforts to finish on time.
Remains of a stone storage area. Uncle George was a stonemason.
Outhouse on the property