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St. Paul's Cordova

  In 1899 the first German came to Talbot County, Maryland. Several German Families followed from   Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri.  There were, at that time, about twenty five-families. 

   In 1900 the first German services were held.

In 1908, the Cordova people organized a new congregation and built a church of their own the St. Paul's Church.  The congregation of German immigrants formally organized and chose the name of St Paul's. They built a Church 26'x36'x18' and a Sunday School room 14'x19'x10'. It cost $814. The church was which dedicated on May 23, 1909.  Services were held in both German and English.

We visited the church and the cemetery belonging to the church in July 2014.  The cemetery is well-maintained and quite peaceful.  We were surprised at the number of German names.  It is one of the first German settlements on the Eastern shore that I am aware of. 

Photo Album of the Cemetery

Transcriptions:

Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death Notes
Asche Aaren C. 1958 1958
Asche Ferdinand W. 5.14.1918 2.20.2012 WWII:  Army
Asche Elmer 9.7.1929 7.25.1930
Asche George 2.21.1892 1.23.1972
Asche Bertha 2.24.1895 2.22.1958 Nee:  Gadow
Asche Roy 9.13.1924 1.13.1991
Asche Arnold J. 10.5.1890 10.15.1918 Son of Wm. & Dora
Asche William 1859 1934
Asche Dora 1868 1964 Nee:  Mackensedt
Asche David 1893 1937 Son of Wm & Dora
Behrens Selma Kunze 8.28.1902 11.30.1986
Behrens Emil Ludwig 9.22.1895 8.12.1942 Co. D 311th 
Behrens Fred A. 5.3.1897 9.25.1981
Behrens Lucie 5.8.1897 10.6.1983 Nee:  Asche
Behrens Marie 1866 1946
Behrens August W. 3.31.1907 10.12.1988
Behrens Madge 2.14.1916 11.25.2004 Nee:  Hollingsworth
Behrens Herman 3.13.1900 9.26.1981
Behrens Elsie J. 6.20.1905 4.27.1996 Nee:  Kunze
Behrens Ludwig 8.29.1906 3.23.1989
Behrens Emily 6.1.1908 3.31.1988 Nee:  Kunze
Behrens Ludwig 1862 1950
Behrens Louise C. 1871 1940
Behrens Otto C. 5.8.1893 4.24.1929 Co C. U.S. Infantry WWI
Behrens Walter E. 10.16.1910 11.8.1923 Son of Mr. & Mrs. L. Behrens
Bock Carl 1908 1913
Bolding Hertha N. 8.23.1903 3.9.1985
Bosse Fred T. 1865 1922
Bosse Emma 1865 1943
Bridge Margaret   7.16.1915 8.29.1979 Nee:  Behrens
Bridge Suzanne Rhea 11.3.1948 8.16.1994
Burr Lillian 4.23.1933 10.18.1997 Nee:  Behrens
Deyke William G. 5.3.1896 9.4.1985
Dirks Dietrich 1878 1943
Fisher Charles   8.22.1958 12.15.1974 First Born son of Edwin & Gerda
Fisher Jonathan Michael 11.28.1989 12.16.1996
Fisher Edwin G. 2.2.1936 6.17.2006
Frerichs Frank 1860 1942
Frerichs Margarethe 1875 1957 Nee: Müller
Garrels Herman 9.17.1902 8.4.1987
Garrels Mina 5.20.1904 10.4.1992
Gebhardt Anna 2.3.1860 1.22.1936 Wife of John 
Goddard Wilbur V. 12.18.1917 5.21.2011
Hahn Minnie C. 1874 1917
Hahn William E. 1864 1943
Hahn Herman 1901 1928
Harmsen Walter 5.7.1920 9.7.2013
Harmsen Betty 8.22.1922 5.22.1999 Nee:  Kerr
Harmsen Hans C.P. 5.4.1888 8.25.1990
Harmsen Bertha C. 12.30.1890 8.15.1980 Nee:  Behrens
Harmsen Gladys Louella 2.24.1938 7.4.1940
Hart Charles 2.26.1943 4.23.1983
Hart Jane 7.27.1945 4.23.1983 Nee:  Behrens
Hart Christian Michael 5.31.1980 4.23.1983
Henry Edward B. 8.14.1931 9.30.2000
Henry Emily L. 6.16.1931 7.26.2003 Nee:  Thom
Horst Charles H. 1937 1937
Horst Theresa M. 1932 1932
Horst John 1926 1932
Horst Betty J. 1932 1932
Hunteman Oscar 12.29.1886 12.18.1959
Hunteman Beatrice 11.24.1886 6.8.1937 Nee:  McCormick
Hunteman Mielke 8.16.1915 9.12.1995
Hunteman Lawrence John 1917 1919 Son of Oscar & Beatrice
Hunteman Henry R. 1913 1932
Hunteman Arnold   4.1.1895 8.3.1975
Hunteman Mabel 4.3.1898 5.31.1986 Nee:  Shockley
Huntemann August 1862 1940
Huntemann Wilhelmine 1866 1934 Nee:  Quathamer
Huntemann Alfred 5.8.1900 11.4.1911 Son of August & Wilhelmine
Huntemann Catherine 1.13.1830 4.20.1913
Huntemann Henry 1858 1921
Huntemann Lina 1852 1933 Nee:  Cording
Jacobs Gerhard 1.20.1857 2.13.1923
Jacobs Lena 10.19.1853 5.28.1937
Kummer Rosalena 6.20.1870 5.29.1963
Kummer Fritz 8.31.1880 11.14.1969
Kunze Alma Mina 8.27.1900 6.19.1982
Kunze Eleanora K. 7.12.1827 3.1.1909
Kunze Emil Frederick 12.1.1859 3.13.1929
Kunze Martha 1.12.1869 10.10.1950 Nee:  Fiedler
Lawrence Paul R. 5.26.1910 5.19.1998
Lawrence Marie S. 7.25.1909 6.1.1986 Nee: Behrens
Lindeman Louise 11.14.1915 10.23.1979 Nee: Harmsen
Lindemann Marie 1888 1976
Lindemann Dietrich H. 1884 1966
Miller Paula  10.26.1955 11.23.1955 Daugher of John & Kathryn
Miller John E. 7.29.1931 3.1.1992
Muller Carl Johann 9.12.1868 12.11.1941
Muller Mary Elizabeth 9.5.1884 5.20.1975 Nee:  Jacobs
Muller Infant 1951 1951
Naber Rosalie 1871 1.26.1903 In German/Primative
Naber Adolf 5.1.1905 4.29 Primative
Naber Marie 1865 1937
Naber Julius 1876 1954
Naber Emma 7.20.1902 4.14.1993 Wife of William Spence, Sr.
Naber Tatie Q. 1871 1954
Pearson Troy A. 12.23.1964 8.13.2012 Maltese Cross on Stone
Plugge Rudolph 5.3.1871 9.25.1905
Plugge Lowery Rudolph 1898 1965
Quathamer Fred C. 10.20.1897 8.15.1933
Rackebrandt Henry 7.17.1868 4.21.1952
Roe Donald Burton 12.12.1931 6.1.2006 Husband of Edith Spence Roe
Saathoff G.B. 1848 1923
Saathoff Infant 1928 1928
Sauca Samuel 4.11.1912 11.24.1964
Sauca Elsie 2.21.1911 10.13.2006 Nee:  Lindemann
Schieri


Stone Unreadable
Schiwy Regina Agnes 1.1.1929 9.20.2013
Schlotzhauer Clara 1910 2005
Schlotzhauer Henry 1906 1960
Schlotzhauer William 6.30.1936 4.21.1990
Schneider Henry 12.23.1916 1.18.1993
Schneider Clara 9.23.1918 4.8.2004 Nee:  Bingaman
Seay William 1844 1925 Stone very worn
Seay Amelia 1842 1923 Stone very worn
Stoops Harvey E. 1885 1969
Stoops Lenora 1885 1983 Nee:  Hunteman
Sump Herman 6.21.1904 4.9.1985
Sump Anna 1.4.1907 9.13.1992 Nee:  Poppe
Sump Richard H. 10.21.1901 6.22.1979
Sump Pauline 11.13.1900 6.19.1982 Nee:  Gysler
Thom Eldon Ernest 7.21.1928 7.23.1928 Son of EJ & SK Thom
Thom Ernest J. 2.1.1899 7.9.1978
Thom Sidonia P. 7.9.1898 9.13.1988 Nee:  Kunze
Valerman George 1891 1909
Vorwald Patsy 5.6.1940 4.7.2000
Wendt Hans Otto 2.28.1937 9.6.2012
Wendt Otto R. 10.25.1901 2.19.1990
Wendt Herta 2.8.1907 8.7.1994 Nee:  Brose
Wilke Arthur G. 1.10.1925 5.9.1997
Wilke Hannah 1895 1961
Wilke Fritz 1892 1983
Wilke August    10.7.1923 6.4.1984
Zerrer Dieter 5.10.1929 4.4.2005
Zerrer Inge 12.30.1930 12.16.1984
Ziegelbrier Carl, J. 1877 1953 Rev.
Ziegelbrier Augusta H. 1875 1942
Ziegelbrier Carl 1921 1938
Ziegelbrier Anna R. 1875 1940



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