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Old Campo Santo Cemetery

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Re: Old Campo Santo Cemetery

Posted: 1210428749000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Morawietz
Apologize for the length of this post but it may be of interest. Originally I posted this to the message board but received no replies.

What and/or where was Campo Santo de San Fernando Cemetery, San Antonio,TX in 1857?

My ancestor Marianna Rudolf Morawietz (1810 – l Oct 1857 Bexar Co. TX), wife of Ludwig (Louis) Morawietz/ Morawiez was buried in “Campo Santo de San Fernando Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.”

Burial records show: San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, TX, p. 202, entry #1362 (LDS Microfilm #0025450). The priest wrote her name as “Maria Franciscia Morawiec” the “”uxor” or wife of “Ludovici” Morawiec. [Silesian Profiles II, p. 156, Panna Maria Historical Society]

(See notification quoted below which was posted in San Fernando Cemetery file at

Is the Campo Santo de San Fernando Cemetery the same as San Fernando #1 referred to in the notification? Present address?

Or was Campo Santo the Catholic Cemetery located at today’s Milam Park?

Where her remains transferred? Are there any records of the transfer?

More on old Campo Santo Cemetery from list of 55 Bexar Co Historic Markers, see #25 Milam Park:

Camposanto Burials:"In 1731, with the arrival of 56 Canary Islanders, the Villa de San Fernando - now San Antonio - was established by King Phillip of Spain. The Camposanto Cemetery was located in this area and was used between 1808 and 1860."

NOTIFICATION POSTED ON and sanfrnd1hst.txt or:
“The City Cemetery and Catholic Cemetery were located at today’s Milam Park and Santa Rosa Hospital, respectively. In the 1850s, City Council announced that all bodies would be removed and moved to a new cemetery. In reality, based on excavation work in both Milam park and Santa Rosa
Hospital, either the bodies were not moved at all or many were left behind, as many human remains have been found, including Ben Milam. An estimated 3,000 persons were buried from 1808 to 1860.The Archdiocese of San Antonio owns and operates San Fernando #1.

The name San Fernando Cemetery was originally applied to the cemetery located within the walls of the Alamo, the area where the post office building is located. During excavation for the post office human remains were found and many believe these to be the remains of the Alamo heroes. Also buried are 37 unidentified victims of the 1921 flood, all identified as “Mexican-American”.
For many years, San Fernando #1 was the exclusive burial ground for all Catholics who resided in San Antonio. However, the need for a new cemetery lead to the purchase of 91.25 acres in 1919 and the creation of San Fernando Cemetery #2. The first burial occurred at #2 in 1922.
San Fernando #1 is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places for two main reasons, the predominance of buried men who were key in the development of the country of Texas and the growth of San Antonio and the relocation in the 1850s reflecting the city’s changing needs to
accommodate growth and development.”

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