Texas Gravestone Conservation
Texas Gravestone Conservation

Texas Gravestone Conservation performs conservation (repair) services for gravestones and other cemetery stonework.  Whether they’re called “gravestones”, “tombstones”, or “monuments”, Texas Gravestone Conservation can repair, conserve, and preserve them.  TGC performs cleaning, leveling/resetting, repair to broken and fallen markers, and other cemetery related services, including repairs from storm damage and vandalism.  I will also serve as an assessor for vandalism and accident damages in legal cases involving cemetery markers.

 

TGC is located in Brenham, TX and will serve clients who are mainly in a 150-mile radius of Washington County, including Houston, Galveston, El Campo, Victoira, Goliad, Seguin, New Braunfels, Austin, Georgetown, Temple,  College Station, and Livingston.  TGC will conserve a single gravestone or an entire cemetery; contact me with any questions and look at the different pages for more information.

 

Also, I am the sole proprietor of TGC, certificated by the International Preservation Studies Center in Mount Carroll, IL, and I do all of the work myself. 

Contact Information

Lowell Herzog
P. O. Box 1266
Brenham, TX  77834-1266

Phone: 979-836-7715 (leave a message if I'm not there)

              979-347-0534 (mobile)

E-mail: herzogtamu89@gmail.com

                  Adopt-A-Stone

Would you like to help ensure that a gravestone in need of conservation receives it?  I selected a stone at Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham that was "adopted" and saved.  The cost of the work reflected my discounting labor costs.  I will soon post another stone for which I can find no living relations and that is in danger.

David Lasch was the youngest of four children born to Louis and Susie Lasch.  His mother died in 1900, and in the 1910 census, David was living with his grandparents.  One sister had a child, who died in 1997 (without an heir) and the other two did not have any children.  His father died in October of 1929.  Sadly, David Lasch was killed in France only about a month before the end of World War I.

 

This stone is in very good shape, and all it needs is a cleaning.

 

Cost to clean: $40

Donations rec'd as of March 13, 2017     $40

 

The marker, cleaned with D/2, on March 22, 2017.

 

If you compare the 'before' and 'after' images, you'll see that the light streak extending downward from the photo is still visible; over time, the areas on both sides will lighten to the same shade.

 

 

 

Again, thanks to those who contributed! 

 

 

             Adopt-A-Stone #2

The stone of August and Katherine Neumann is back on the adoption list.  Both Neumanns died in their 30's and had no children.  August Neumann's obiturary is below.  

 

The stone has tilted about 2 degrees more in the last 3 years and the pieces have slid another 3/4" and it could be pushed over quite easily.

 

Two customers have contributed $35 towards the $225 for re-setting and cleaning.  That price is less than half of what I would normally charge for the same work.

If you'd like to help, you can add a little to your bill, or send a check with "Adopt-A-Stone" noted on it.  When the amount is reached, I will promptly begin work on the stone and post photos.

Since the temperatures are hitting 100+ and the ground is very hard in most areas, I am slowing down with on-site work.  I am still doing work in my shop (and some half-days at cemeteries) until the cooler temperatures arrive.  As of August 23, 2019, I am not taking on any more jobs for several months so that I can catch up on contracted work.  I can/will still answer inquiries that are e-mailed to me.

 

If you have a question, send me an email and photos and I can advise you.

 

If you'd like more information, contact me at

(979) 836-7715, herzogtamu89@gmail.com

or browse my website.

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