Sauer Family Cemetery
Blanco Co Cemeteries of Tx

Prepared for Cemeteries of TX  by Wanda Qualls

Used with  permission of the Blanco County Historical Commission,  101 Pitchfork, Johnson City, TX 78636.

More Details About The Sauer Cemetery

(Located about 150 yards from the road leading to the Moore Ranchhouse on the South side of the Blanco River, about 3 miles from the town square on Hwy 1623/165/4th Street. Ranch gate on right after crossing the River is usually locked. The cemetery is surrounded by a 4 foot chain link fence with unlocked gate and has two large Ashe junipers and a small Laurel tree inside the fence. According to Bryan Moore, the children were killed in an Indian raid)

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Legend of Gravesites:

  1. Native rock head and footstones –probably the grave of Woodson Blassingame
  2. Native rock head and footstones, stones being about 1- 1 ½ feet less distance between than on grave #1. Possibly grave  of Woodson’s son Calvin Blassingame.
  3. Charlie Sauer: Dec 6, 1895 – Feb 27, 1960
  4. Father: Otto E. (Sauer) 1845-1919
  5. Mother: Louisa (Sauer) 1850-1934
  6. Henry Sauer: Texas Pvt, 28 Co 165 Dep Brig, World War I, June 6, 1891-July 11, 1954
  7. Unmarked grave, child sized, bordered by red granite
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  9.   "                  "           "        "           "            "   "       "
  10.   O.S. on small white marker, grave bordered by red granite, child-sized.

M. Monument: On side toward O.S. gravesite:

"Zum Andenken



Sohn von

Louise u Otto Sauer

Geb Mar 8, 1882

Gest Dez 14, 1891

Du on gst dem tode froh entgegen(?)

Zum itumme war deur letzer

Blick Dort lohnel

Dich des Vaters Senen Dort bluhet

Dir dus ewne Gluck"

On side toward #11 gravesite marked with E.S.

"Zum Andenken
Sohn von
Louise u Otto
Geb  Nov. 17, 1887
Gest  Dez 11, 1891
Du wurst so fromm
Voll Lube treu besdiesden(?)
Mit der en Ulohen unsre Lahensfreuden"

11. Child-sized grave bordered by red granite, with small white marker with the initials "E.S."

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Charlie A. Sauer  Dec. 6 1895 - Feb. 27, 1965


Otto Sauer

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Graves of the two Blassingames killed in the mob action following the deaths of James Callahan and William Maulheel Johnson.  It is not known which is the grave of the father, Woodson Blassingame and which is that of his son Calvin.