Cemetery and Grave Statistics

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The following statistics are computed from the information in the Cemetery Index and the Missing Grave Project.

General Numbers

  • Currently there are 244 cemeteries and grave locations included in the Cemetery Index.
  • There are 20,153 individuals in the Cemetery Index and the Missing Graves Project.
  • The 20 most common surnames are Klein, Schmidt, Jung, Crenwelge, Knopp, Jenschke, Smith, Weber, Gold, Tatsch, Weinheimer, Stehling, Hartmann, Durst, Schneider, Ahrens, Oehler, Kunz, Herbort and Kneese.
  • There are 10,765 individuals with a grave photo in the Cemetery Index.
  • There are 4,295 veterans who have been identified in the Veterans of Gillespie County List.

Number of deaths within Age Groups by Decade

In the following table, within the Age Group columns, the top number in each cell is the number of individuals in that age group who died during that decade. The bottom number is the percentage of people in that age group computed from all deaths during that decade. For each decade, the percentages in that row are equal to 100%.
Decade
Death
Occured
Total
Deaths
in
Decade
Age Groups
0-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80+ Unknown age group within this decade (1)
1840 27 9
33.3%
  1
3.7%
5
18.5%
3
11.1%
3
11.1%
2
7.4%
    4
14.8%
1850 122 44
36.1%
9
7.4%
14
11.5%
9
7.4%
8
6.6%
11
9.0%
3
2.5%
2
1.6%
  22
18.0%
1860 337 121
35.9%
37
11.0%
38
11.3%
25
7.4%
16
4.7%
16
4.7%
17
5.0%
14
4.2%
1
0.3%
52
15.4%
1870 275 95
34.5%
20
7.3%
21
7.6%
13
4.7%
20
7.3%
25
9.1%
28
10.2%
23
8.4%
5
1.8%
25
9.1%
1880 402 93
23.1%
31
7.7%
44
10.9%
35
8.7%
16
4.0%
33
8.2%
48
11.9%
43
10.7%
19
4.7%
40
10.0%
1890 525 132
25.1%
28
5.3%
40
7.6%
37
7.0%
32
6.1%
38
7.2%
67
12.8%
70
13.3%
44
8.4%
37
7.0%
1900 649 180
27.7%
38
5.9%
58
8.9%
36
5.5%
39
6.0%
38
5.9%
75
11.6%
89
13.7%
75
11.6%
21
3.2%
1910 894 224
25.1%
41
4.6%
69
7.7%
60
6.7%
55
6.2%
72
8.1%
90
10.1%
136
15.2%
127
14.2%
20
2.2%
1920 1000 229
22.9%
51
5.1%
69
6.9%
46
4.6%
65
6.5%
79
7.9%
133
13.3%
176
17.6%
134
13.4%
18
1.8%
1930 1203 188
15.6%
66
5.5%
61
5.1%
78
6.5%
94
7.8%
108
9.0%
154
12.8%
247
20.5%
194
16.1%
13
1.1%
1940 1192 119
10.0%
33
2.8%
77
6.5%
55
4.6%
61
5.1%
128
10.7%
197
16.5%
258
21.6%
258
21.6%
6
0.5%
1950 1310 88
6.7%
12
0.9%
33
2.5%
40
3.1%
70
5.3%
118
9.0%
252
19.2%
355
27.1%
341
26.0%
1
0.1%
1960 1568 63
4.0%
20
1.3%
24
1.5%
30
1.9%
73
4.7%
136
8.7%
248
15.8%
463
29.5%
508
32.4%
3
0.2%
1970 1846 46
2.5%
21
1.1%
39
2.1%
30
1.6%
53
2.9%
165
8.9%
307
16.6%
482
26.1%
701
38.0%
2
0.1%
1980 2024 44
2.2%
22
1.1%
31
1.5%
26
1.3%
43
2.1%
133
6.6%
336
16.6%
508
25.1%
879
43.4%
2
0.1%
1990 2273 35
1.5%
16
0.7%
24
1.1%
34
1.5%
77
3.4%
124
5.5%
302
13.3%
625
27.5%
1034
45.5%
2
0.1%
2000 2465 20
0.8%
10
0.4%
16
0.6%
29
1.2%
58
2.4%
120
4.9%
230
9.3%
526
21.3%
1455
59.0%
1
0.0%
2010 2239 13
0.6%
10
0.4%
18
0.8%
14
0.6%
40
1.8%
75
3.3%
196
8.8%
376
16.8%
1488
66.5%
9
0.4%
Unknown decade (2) 622                   622
100.0%
Totals 20973 1743
8.3%
465
2.2%
677
3.2%
602
2.9%
823
3.9%
1422
6.8%
2685
12.8%
4393
20.9%
7263
34.6%
900
4.3%

(1) Age could not be determined since birth date, death date or both are unknown

(2) Decade could not be determined since death date is unknown

Observations and comments:

  • There are many grave locations of early Gillespie Co. settlers that have not been documented.
  • The large percentage of the 80+ age group in the recent decades is amazing.
  • If you know of any undocumented burial locations, please send information to Undocumented Grave Site.
  • The information in this table will be updated as graves are added to Cemetery Index and the Missing Graves Project.