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Mystery of missing McDade headstone solved

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Mrs. Alwiene Sophie Goerlitz Weise’s headstone missing from the Three Oaks Cemetery near McDade for some forty-plus years has been returned and was reset on Saturday, May 7.“Sophie” was born December 23, 1863, in Travis County. She died February 11, 1905, in Milam Country and was buried in the cemetery known by three names, Catholic Cemetery, Goerlitz Cemetery, and Three Oaks Cemetery. She was 42 years old, a wife, and had children.About forty-some-odd years ago, the top portion of her headstone went missing and no one had a clue as to what happened to it. Then one day, down in ...

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