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 260 cemeteries and grave locations included in the Cemetery Index.
  • There are 21,225 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 Kneese.
  • There are 20,662 individuals with a grave photo in the Cemetery Index.
  • There are 4,980 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 126 48
38.1%
9
7.1%
14
11.1%
9
7.1%
8
6.3%
13
10.3%
3
2.4%
2
1.6%
  20
15.9%
1860 341 134
39.3%
40
11.7%
38
11.1%
28
8.2%
18
5.3%
17
5.0%
18
5.3%
14
4.1%
1
0.3%
33
9.7%
1870 280 99
35.4%
20
7.1%
21
7.5%
13
4.6%
20
7.1%
25
8.9%
33
11.8%
24
8.6%
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%
51
12.4%
43
10.4%
19
4.6%
34
8.3%
1890 544 142
26.1%
29
5.3%
42
7.7%
39
7.2%
36
6.6%
39
7.2%
67
12.3%
79
14.5%
45
8.3%
26
4.8%
1900 675 196
29.0%
37
5.5%
61
9.0%
36
5.3%
41
6.1%
41
6.1%
79
11.7%
91
13.5%
78
11.6%
15
2.2%
1910 909 230
25.3%
42
4.6%
76
8.4%
60
6.6%
54
5.9%
72
7.9%
90
9.9%
139
15.3%
131
14.4%
15
1.7%
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%
136
13.5%
17
1.7%
1930 1208 190
15.7%
66
5.5%
60
5.0%
77
6.4%
94
7.8%
111
9.2%
155
12.8%
249
20.6%
194
16.1%
12
1.0%
1940 1210 125
10.3%
34
2.8%
78
6.4%
54
4.5%
65
5.4%
132
10.9%
199
16.4%
260
21.5%
259
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%
262
19.7%
356
26.8%
343
25.8%
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%
481
30.0%
509
31.8%
2
0.1%
1970 1890 51
2.7%
21
1.1%
38
2.0%
32
1.7%
54
2.9%
167
8.8%
308
16.3%
493
26.1%
725
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 2335 37
1.6%
16
0.7%
26
1.1%
34
1.5%
79
3.4%
128
5.5%
310
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 522   1
0.2%
1
0.2%
4
0.8%
10
1.9%
20
3.8%
51
9.8%
106
20.3%
329
63.0%
 
Unknown decade (2) 549                   549
100.0%
Totals 22379 1827
8.2%
476
2.1%
699
3.1%
618
2.8%
858
3.8%
1487
6.6%
2858
12.8%
4703
21.0%
8089
36.1%
764
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.