Mettina Cemetery

Falls Co., Cemeteries of   TX

(on private property) on NE corner of “S” curve Falls Co. Rd. 175. 

A huge Thank You to Bill & Barbara (Caddell) Fox for this survey and driving directions


   Turn right onto LCR 611.       Stay on LCR 611 for approximately 0.6 miles             Turn left onto CR 175          Stay on CR 175 for approximately 1.2 miles         As you are passing the house on the right, the cemetery is on the corner that you are approaching, on the left, in the pasture          The Mettina Cemetery sign near the road on the fence row is covered by tree leaves & brush during the spring & summer

If you had family in the Mettina area you might want to check the cemetery listings for St. John’s Cemetery.  St. John’s Church at Otto had its beginning in the Mettina community as St. John’s Evangelical Church in the year 1886.  The Rev. F. Werning, a traveling pastor of the Evangelical Synod of North America, was the organizing pastor and served the congregation the first four years of its existence.

Worship services for the new congregation were held twice a month in the William Hommel home.  For a brief time they also met in a vacant farm house until the congregation built the Mettina School in 1889.  This building served as a community church and school for the next thirteen years.

In 1902 the Mettina property was sold and St. John’s was relocated to its present site at Otto.  The present church building was dedicated in 1930.

 The above info was taken from A Centennial History of Riesel, Texas 1881 - 1981 Compiled and written by Mrs. Dorothy Kuehl  (page 36) Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

Overview Picture of Mettina Cemetery      Before and After   Mettina Cemetery Sign

Driveway to Mettina Cemetery    Picture 1     Picture 2

Photos Submitted by Bill Fox

 ·         11 marked graves some of the tombstones have German words that we did not understand. We did not copy most of those words

·         Starting at the south side of the cemetery


Last Name

First Name






Oct 20 1834

Sep 2 1903

Christoph was born in Germany.Married Anna Maria Kieffer Knecht on October 4, 1881 in Zionville, Washington County, Texas.  She is buried in St. Paul Church of Christ Cemetery, Marlin


Isidor E.

Oct 18 1892

Nov 11 1892




Oct 28 1814

Jun 1898

It looked like June


Else Johanna

Marz 2 1881

Jul 23 1891

“tochter von Friedericka and Wilhelm Hommel”This says Daughter of Friedericka and Wilhelm Hommel 


Augustus Gustov

Oct 6 1837

Dec 14 1893



Johan G.

Dec 4 1856

Jun 7 1893




Dec 27 1884

Dec 14 1891

There is also an illegible Adams Funeral Home Marker for Gustov Kuehne. 





Age 18 months 





This marker is laying on the ground after Bertha Strunck tombstone  At night by flashlight it looks like Catherine (Strunck?)  (born: 1905?)  died: seems to be blank.  


Christoph E.

Jul 5 1890

Jun 5 1892

Son of G. and M. Vogel 


Koroline D.

Aug 1855

Jan 20 1898

This marker is a german/russian cross made of iron & porcelain.  They are known as "prairie crosses".  The dates are on the porcelain part of it.