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 256 cemeteries and grave locations included in the Cemetery Index.
  • There are 20,905 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, Weinheimer, Tatsch, Stehling, Durst, Hartmann, Schneider, Ahrens, Oehler, Kunz, Ottmers and Herbort.
  • There are 11,138 individuals with a grave photo in the Cemetery Index.
  • There are 4,891 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 125 47
37.6%
9
7.2%
14
11.2%
9
7.2%
8
6.4%
11
8.8%
3
2.4%
2
1.6%
  22
17.6%
1860 338 121
35.8%
37
10.9%
38
11.2%
25
7.4%
17
5.0%
17
5.0%
17
5.0%
14
4.1%
1
0.3%
51
15.1%
1870 275 95
34.5%
20
7.3%
21
7.6%
13
4.7%
20
7.3%
25
9.1%
29
10.5%
23
8.4%
5
1.8%
24
8.7%
1880 402 96
23.9%
31
7.7%
44
10.9%
35
8.7%
16
4.0%
33
8.2%
48
11.9%
43
10.7%
19
4.7%
37
9.2%
1890 530 134
25.3%
28
5.3%
41
7.7%
38
7.2%
32
6.0%
38
7.2%
67
12.6%
71
13.4%
44
8.3%
37
7.0%
1900 663 188
28.4%
38
5.7%
59
8.9%
36
5.4%
40
6.0%
40
6.0%
77
11.6%
88
13.3%
76
11.5%
21
3.2%
1910 900 225
25.0%
41
4.6%
74
8.2%
60
6.7%
55
6.1%
72
8.0%
90
10.0%
138
15.3%
127
14.1%
18
2.0%
1920 1001 229
22.9%
51
5.1%
70
7.0%
46
4.6%
66
6.6%
78
7.8%
133
13.3%
175
17.5%
135
13.5%
18
1.8%
1930 1205 189
15.7%
66
5.5%
61
5.1%
78
6.5%
94
7.8%
109
9.0%
154
12.8%
248
20.6%
193
16.0%
13
1.1%
1940 1205 121
10.0%
34
2.8%
77
6.4%
55
4.6%
64
5.3%
133
11.0%
199
16.5%
258
21.4%
258
21.4%
6
0.5%
1950 1324 88
6.6%
12
0.9%
33
2.5%
41
3.1%
70
5.3%
119
9.0%
263
19.9%
356
26.9%
341
25.8%
1
0.1%
1960 1596 63
3.9%
20
1.3%
24
1.5%
30
1.9%
74
4.6%
136
8.5%
257
16.1%
480
30.1%
509
31.9%
3
0.2%
1970 1885 47
2.5%
21
1.1%
39
2.1%
30
1.6%
54
2.9%
168
8.9%
307
16.3%
493
26.2%
724
38.4%
2
0.1%
1980 2059 44
2.1%
22
1.1%
31
1.5%
26
1.3%
43
2.1%
133
6.5%
343
16.7%
513
24.9%
902
43.8%
2
0.1%
1990 2313 36
1.6%
16
0.7%
25
1.1%
34
1.5%
78
3.4%
126
5.4%
305
13.2%
634
27.4%
1057
45.7%
2
0.1%
2000 2519 20
0.8%
10
0.4%
16
0.6%
30
1.2%
58
2.3%
124
4.9%
238
9.4%
541
21.5%
1481
58.8%
1
0.0%
2010 2706 14
0.5%
10
0.4%
20
0.7%
18
0.7%
45
1.7%
84
3.1%
238
8.8%
467
17.3%
1800
66.5%
10
0.4%
2020 312   1
0.3%
  1
0.3%
7
2.2%
9
2.9%
26
8.3%
63
20.2%
205
65.7%
 
Unknown decade (2) 625                   625
100.0%
Totals 22010 1766
8.0%
467
2.1%
688
3.1%
610
2.8%
844
3.8%
1458
6.6%
2796
12.7%
4607
20.9%
7877
35.8%
897
4.1%

(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.