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 261 cemeteries and grave locations included in the Cemetery Index.
  • There are 21,240 individuals in the Cemetery Index and the Missing Graves Project.
  • The 20 most common surnames are Klein, Schmidt, Jung, Crenwelge, Knopp, Smith, Jenschke, Weber, Gold, Weinheimer, Tatsch, Hartmann, Stehling, Durst, Schneider, Ahrens, Oehler, Kunz, Ottmers and Herbort.
  • There are 20,682 individuals with a grave photo in the Cemetery Index.
  • There are 4,989 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 28 9
32.1%
  2
7.1%
5
17.9%
3
10.7%
3
10.7%
2
7.1%
    4
14.3%
1850 128 49
38.3%
9
7.0%
14
10.9%
9
7.0%
8
6.3%
13
10.2%
4
3.1%
2
1.6%
  20
15.6%
1860 343 134
39.1%
40
11.7%
39
11.4%
29
8.5%
18
5.2%
17
5.0%
19
5.5%
14
4.1%
1
0.3%
32
9.3%
1870 282 100
35.5%
21
7.4%
21
7.4%
13
4.6%
19
6.7%
26
9.2%
33
11.7%
24
8.5%
5
1.8%
20
7.1%
1880 412 98
23.8%
35
8.5%
45
10.9%
36
8.7%
17
4.1%
34
8.3%
52
12.6%
43
10.4%
19
4.6%
33
8.0%
1890 547 142
26.0%
29
5.3%
42
7.7%
38
6.9%
36
6.6%
39
7.1%
67
12.2%
82
15.0%
46
8.4%
26
4.8%
1900 676 196
29.0%
37
5.5%
61
9.0%
36
5.3%
41
6.1%
41
6.1%
81
12.0%
90
13.3%
79
11.7%
14
2.1%
1910 909 231
25.4%
42
4.6%
76
8.4%
60
6.6%
54
5.9%
72
7.9%
90
9.9%
139
15.3%
131
14.4%
14
1.5%
1920 1006 233
23.2%
51
5.1%
70
7.0%
46
4.6%
67
6.7%
77
7.7%
133
13.2%
176
17.5%
137
13.6%
16
1.6%
1930 1210 191
15.8%
66
5.5%
60
5.0%
77
6.4%
94
7.8%
111
9.2%
155
12.8%
249
20.6%
195
16.1%
12
1.0%
1940 1213 125
10.3%
34
2.8%
78
6.4%
54
4.5%
65
5.4%
134
11.0%
199
16.4%
260
21.4%
260
21.4%
4
0.3%
1950 1327 87
6.6%
12
0.9%
34
2.6%
42
3.2%
68
5.1%
122
9.2%
263
19.8%
354
26.7%
344
25.9%
1
0.1%
1960 1601 65
4.1%
22
1.4%
26
1.6%
28
1.7%
75
4.7%
136
8.5%
257
16.1%
480
30.0%
510
31.9%
2
0.1%
1970 1891 51
2.7%
21
1.1%
38
2.0%
32
1.7%
54
2.9%
167
8.8%
308
16.3%
493
26.1%
726
38.4%
1
0.1%
1980 2065 47
2.3%
21
1.0%
31
1.5%
27
1.3%
42
2.0%
132
6.4%
344
16.7%
515
24.9%
904
43.8%
2
0.1%
1990 2337 37
1.6%
16
0.7%
26
1.1%
34
1.5%
79
3.4%
129
5.5%
311
13.3%
638
27.3%
1065
45.6%
2
0.1%
2000 2554 22
0.9%
10
0.4%
15
0.6%
30
1.2%
60
2.3%
125
4.9%
248
9.7%
550
21.5%
1493
58.5%
1
0.0%
2010 2798 14
0.5%
10
0.4%
22
0.8%
18
0.6%
47
1.7%
93
3.3%
248
8.9%
487
17.4%
1853
66.2%
6
0.2%
2020 530   1
0.2%
1
0.2%
5
0.9%
10
1.9%
21
4.0%
51
9.6%
109
20.6%
332
62.6%
 
Unknown decade (2) 542                   542
100.0%
Totals 22399 1831
8.2%
477
2.1%
701
3.1%
619
2.8%
857
3.8%
1492
6.7%
2865
12.8%
4705
21.0%
8100
36.2%
752
3.4%

(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.