Details for de la Zerda Cemetery (Atlas Number 5507013915)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013915


Marker Number 13915
Atlas Number 5507013915
Marker Title de la Zerda Cemetery
Index Entry de la Zerda Cemetery
Address Peach St.
City Floresville
County Wilson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 580205
UTM Northing 3223700
Subject Codes cemetery
Marker Year 2007
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location Marker is at southwest corner of Peach St. and Goliad Rd, next to Near Site of Lodi Ferry marker. Cemetery is another 0.2 mi southwest on Peach St.
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size HTC marker
Marker Text This cemetery, located on the high east bank of the San Antonio River, served residents of the trading community of Lodi, which declined in the 20th century. Nemencio de la Zerda, Sr., born in San Antonio in 1808, was a rancher, businessman and former soldier under Juan Seguin. He purchased this land in 1839. The earliest burial in the cemetery dates to 1877, though it is believed there are earlier unmarked graves. One notable burial is that of Benito Lopez, a prominent Lodi and Floresville business owner. This burial ground features interior fencing and Spanish language grave markers. The cemetery chronicles the lives of early pioneers of the Mexican American community of Lodi. Historic Texas Cemetery - 2006