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MINERVA TEXAS WEBPAGE


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MINERVA TEXAS WEBPAGE

This webpage is dedicated to the history of Minerva Texas and the people that settled the area. The webpage also contains a Minerva Bulletin Board which I'll use to post inquiries and additional information about Minerva.

This is a work in progress! Please send your stories and old photos and I'll add them to the website.

MINERVA BULLETIN BOARD

As many of you are aware, we lost Dan and Dorothy Jenkins of Minerva and their son Jake, of Dickens, Texas near Lubbock. Dan, Dorothy and Jake died Sunday, March 27, 2011 in a plane crash near Dickens, TX. Funeral Services for Dan, Dorothy, and Jake Jenkins will be held Saturday at 2PM in Rockdale High School Auditorium. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8PM at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home. Survivors include:

Jason Jenkins and wife Lisa of Brenham
Rhonda Jenkins of Dickens
Eli, Maggie Mae, and Ella Rose Jenkins, all of Dickens
Zachary and Samuel Jenkins of Brenham
RD Jenkins of Rockdale
Joan Wiede and husband Jim of Minerva
Clyde Hargrove and wife Barbara of Sharp

Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

HISTORY OF MINERVA

Minerva, midway between Rockdale to the South and Cameron to the north,was named for Minerva Adeline Sanders who donated land for a railroad station when the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway built through the area in 1891. The Minerva post office opened in 1892.

In 1921, a shallow oil field was discovered in the area leading to a small oil boom. Oil production in Minerva eventually peaked in 1927, with a gross yield of 455,985 barrels for the year. Though the oilfield continued to support a small refining operation,

However Minerva's main economy was agricultural driven. In 1959, Minerva lost its rail service, when the Texas and New Orleans abandoned the section of track between Cameron and Giddings. The Minerva post office was discontinued in the mid-1960s.

Two churches and three businesses continued to mark the community of Minerva in the 1980s, when the population was reported as low as sixty. The population was still reported in the sixtys in 2003.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Lelia M. Batte, History of Milam County, Texas (San Antonio: Naylor, 1956). Margaret Eleanor Lengert, The History of Milam County (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1949). Milam County Heritage and Preservation Society, Matchless Milam: History of Milam County (Dallas: Taylor, 1984).


MURRAY CEMETERY LISTING

Photo of the Murray Cemetery in Minerva Texas



Annie Pauline Seelke, Born July 24, 1867; died November 27,1945 (Wife of Charlie Henry Seelke)
August Seelke, born 1877, died 1908
August Seelke, born 1853, died 1922 (Husband of Henrietta Seelke)
Charlie Henry Seelke, born April, 1873; died August 28,1958 (Husband of Annie Pauline Seelke)
Emil A. Seelke, born 1900; died 1900 (Son of August Seelke)
Frank W. Seelke, Born March 16, 1899; Died August 18, 1972. (Husband of Lucille Seelke)
Henrietta Seelke, Born 1856; Died 1921 (Wife of August Seelke)
Lucille Seelke, Born September 30, 1924; Died Unknown.(Wife of Frank W. Seelke)
Robert Lee Seelke, Born 1911; Died 1912 (Son of August Seelke)
Ruby Mae Seelke, Born April 7, 1902; Died June 26, 1934.(Wife of Frank Seelke)













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