Family Cemetery 2
Blanco Co Cemeteries of Tx
Submitted by Joel Honeycutt and Pat Althaus
Prepared for Cemeteries of
TX by Wanda Qualls
Used with permission of the
Blanco County Historical Commission, 101 Pitchfork, Johnson City, TX
Transcribed by: June Baird (1985)
Location: Take 1623 west out of Blanco for 3 miles, turn left at Dorsey L. Smith's, go across Blanco River and turn right, go along the river road for about 1/2 mile, the cemetery is in a field. Has a cyclone fence. Land is owned by Dr. Moore in 1985. There is about 9 graves but all do not have headstones and all are not known.
Last Name First Name Birth Death
Sauer Otto Apr 01 1845 Dec 25 1919
Otto was from Poland, He was orphaned early in life as the Germany's over ran his country. A German
General adopted him and he stayed with the family until he was 18 years old. He went to Liverpool, England
where he worked as a stevedore until he came to Texas. He worked at New Braunfels at a cypress shingle
factory until his marriage to Louisa Schmidt (see Schmidt Cemetery) They bought 404 acres of land on the Blanco River for $1000 and lived and raised their family there.
Married: Louise Schmidt
Children: Charley; Henry; Bertha Sauer Lehman; Marie Sauer Beckman
Sauer Louisa Schmidt Jun 04 1850 Feb 21 1934
Parents: Heinrich and Friedricke Schmidt
Siblings: Henry; Louis; Dorothea Schmidt Wuest; Maria (Mary) Schmidt Hallenburger; Karl (Charles);
Anna Schmidt Leistikow; Fredericke Schmidt Wegner.
Children: See Otto Sauer
Sauer Charley Dec 06 1895 Feb 27 1962
Parents: Otto and Louisa Schmidt Saurer
Sauer Henry July 6 1893 not known
Parents: Otto and Louisa Schmidt Sauer
Married: Lillie T. Smith
Children: Alvin; Anna; Belle Sauer Feuge
Five children are buried at this cemetery also. Three of them are believed to be children of Bertha Saurer Lehman
and Fritz Lehman that died from Diptheria. The names are Eric; Otto and Fritz Lehman. Two children buried there that
nothing is know about.
Woodson Blasingame and his son Calvin are buried at this cemetery. They both died Apr 14 1856. In 1856 Woodson
Blasingame family were near neighbors of James R. Callahan. The Callahan-Blassingame were involved in a gun fight
at the Blasingame home near where they are buried, on Apr 07 1856 Woodson and Calvin Blasingame were kill by mob action.
Nothing else is known about the Family except Woodson's wife name was Mary.